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Men and women track and field finish in top five

Men and women track and field finish in top five

Rebekah Smith The Titan Track and Field teams traveled to the Greenville College Invitational on Saturday, April 5. The warmer weather helped the men’s and women’s teams place fifth and third. Junior Meridith Beird took third place with a height of 10’11/75” in the pole vault. With a distance of […]

 
 

Lacrosse wins big

Todd Szerlong The Illinois Wesleyan University men’s lacrosse team went 1-1 this week, with a thrilling comeback rally against Hope College on Friday, April 4, and a wake-up call loss to Whittier College of California the next night. Illinois Wesleyan beat Hope 10-9 and lost to Whittier 17-9. Both games […]

 
 

IWU softball piles on the wins this season

IWU softball piles on the wins this season

Jeff Neukom In sports, there are dozens of things that can go wrong. In softball, it can be an errant throw to first or a poorly timed strikeout that turns the game around. Other days, the weather decides not to cooperate. This was the case for the Titan softball team, […]

 
 

Low enrollment in languages prompts action

Ashton Moss, News Editor In the last few weeks, there has been a large student reaction to rumored cuts in the language department that would eliminate lower enrollment languages, such as Japanese, Chinese, and Russian.  As of right now, these rumors are false.  “No actions have been taken to eliminate […]

 
 

Respect Shirk Center

Kinzie Schweigert Sports Editor Whether you are an athlete, non-athlete, veteran or newbie to the Shirk Athletic Center, you should know about the heinous “Shirk Crimes” being committed every single day at Illinois Wesleyan University’s beloved gym. If you have visited other schools or played them in athletic events, you […]

 
 

HIV: stigmas getting tested

HIV: stigmas getting tested

Nick Desideri, columnist   When everyone told me that I would have some transformative experiences during my study abroad, I never thought that I’d have to confront one of my biggest fears. It wasn’t the narcos my parents warned me of or Mexico City crime. It was getting tested for […]

 
 

Boston attack touches IWU

Boston attack touches IWU

Tia Sprengel, Editor-In-Chief Since 1897, the Boston Athletic Association has hosted the Boston Marathon on Patriot’s Day, the world’s oldest marathon. Roughly 23,000 people were registered to run in the marathon this year, and on average, 500,000 people attend.  This year, the marathon ran on Monday, April 15. At 2:50 […]

 
 

Bowling: a great way to strike up friendship

Eric Hennessey Sports Columnist Every Wednesday at 8:43 p.m. for the past three years, senior Tyler Sill and I have traveled to Pheasant Lanes bowling alley in Bloomington. In August 2010, we found ourselves searching for a change of pace from the usual college routine. When we learned that Pheasant […]

 
 

The Sins of racism

Andy Sonnenberger, columnist   Let’s get one thing straight: the Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert did not disappoint. It was well presented and performed. However, in the spirit of the anti-racism rally earlier this year and the #HereAtIWU Campaign, a comment must be made about the content of one of the […]

 
 

IWU Titan softball wins big on and off the field

IWU Titan softball wins big on and off the field

Mackenzie Astling Sports Writer The Illinois Wesleyan University softball team crushed all competition on April 13 and April 14, winning all four games in the annual IWU softball tournament by at least five runs. This year’s IWU softball tournament focused on promoting awareness of Myelodysplastic Syndrome, or MDS, a blood […]