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Crows excel on seventh album – who’s counting?

Zane Nyhus     On September 2, Counting Crows released their seventh album, Somewhere Under Wonderland.  About a month before the release, lead singer Adam Duritz turned 50.  Though much has changed since the release of the band’s first album, August and Everything After in 1993, it is clear that […]

 
 

New coach, new start for IWU men’s soccer

Brian Morefield This past summer, a group of 36 men waited anxiously for word of who would be their coach for the upcoming season. At the end of June, the Illinois Wesleyan University men’s soccer program finally found their new coach when the administration hired Kyle Schauls, who was previously […]

 
 

IWU Volleyball keeps improving

Mackenzie Astling The Illinois Wesleyan University volleyball team, ranked fifth in the CCIW’s preseason coaches’ poll, began their 2014 season with a 1-3 record in the eight annual Ground Round Sugar Loaf Classic in Winona, Minnesota. On Friday, IWU split a pair of matches, defeating Gustavus Adolphus 3-2, and then […]

 
 

Expectations remain high for football

Sam Lalonde After another stinging Bloomington winter and a summer filled with countless days of intense heat, it is finally every die-hard fan’s favorite time of the year. As the days get shorter, and hopefully cooler, the football fanatics of the Bloomington area will start to pack away the shorts […]

 
 

Women’s soccer brings experiences back to the USA

Jeff Neukom Tschüss. German for “goodbye,” this phrase proved difficult for the Illinois Wesleyan University women’s soccer team to accept this past summer.  Over the course of one week, the women’s team became integrated into the customs and lifestyle of Germany and the Czech Republic. A mere seven days in […]

 
 

Ask Anna: Dating dilemmas

Anna Lowenthal Q: Dear Anna, how long should you “date” before getting into a relationship? A: There’s a huge difference between dating someone and making them your beau, and there needs to be a test-out, getting-to-know-each-other time period before you commit to another person, warts and all. And it definitely […]

 
 

Suicide is not a joke

Ryan Donlin Tragically, near the end of the summer, famous comedian and overall harbinger of joy Robin Williams passed away with what has since been ruled as a suicide. My initial thoughts were confused and distraught over the fact that such a caring and seemingly full of life human being […]

 
 

Davis dooms students

Brexton Isaacs As the fall kicks off, students have arrived on campus ready to start a new year. While there is a lot excitement in the air, many students don’t realize that the interest rates for their government-issued student loans just increased, forcing students to pay even more for their […]

 
 

Violence escalates in Ferguson

Nikilesh Thapa On August 9 of this summer, an 18-year-old black teen was shot and killed by a white cop in Ferguson, Missouri while walking down a street with his friend. The victim, Michael Brown, had recently graduated high school the previous week and was set to start at a […]

 
 

The Kooks’ pop aspirations make it difficult to Listen

Zane Nyhus On September 1, the Kooks released their fourth album, Listen— an indie-rock album that fuses gospel-choir, jazzy beats and synth pop.  Having made it big only in 2006 with their debut album, Inside In/Inside Out, front man Luke Pritchard said that their new album was about rediscovering “that […]