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Track and field teams take second place in Lisle

Track and field teams take second place in Lisle

Rebekah Smith   The Titan track and field teams competed at the Benedictine Eagle Invitational in Lisle, Illinois on Saturday, April 12, where both the men’s and women’s teams finished in second place.  Despite the terribly windy weather, the athletes were able to have some pretty exciting performances and showings. […]


ADHD threatened by Adderall abuse

Natalie Weimer   Last week, the Huffington Post published an article online called “Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You: Adderall Abuse.” It’s quite a bold title, but the article itself is not as exciting. It attempts to convince its audience that prescription stimulants, which are used commonly to treat […]


Student Senate faces accusations of underrepresentation

Gavin Schoeder   A heated discussion about underrepresentation contributed to a two-and-a-half-hour Student senate meeting Sunday night. Senate rejected 18 to 10 an amendment to its constitution that would give Council of Inclusion and Awareness (CIA) student organizations senate seats.  CIA RSOs include groups such as Black Student Union, The […]


“Human Barbie” denies the natural integrity of beauty

Michelle Wong   Since the dawn of media influence on society’s perceptions of beauty, there have always been strong and varied opinions on how we define beauty. Valeria Lukyanova, also known in mainstream media as the “Human Barbie,” is no different. Valeria Lukyanova has spent countless hours of exercise, appointments, […]


U.S. gets bugged out

Michael Kida   Many have probably heard about what is being called the Heartbleed bug in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library, which is the Internet’s most popular security technology and is used by millions of websites. An estimated two-thirds of all servers on the public Internet use the software that […]


Open Letter- Student Senate faces accusations of underrepresentation

As students of Illinois Wesleyan University, we have been blessed with a community that fosters not only our achievements as intellectuals but also as well-rounded individuals. In these four years, we are expected to cram in enough knowledge and experience in preparation to enter the “real world.” We study, learn […]


Ukraine takes control by sending out troops

Emmanuel Ahonkhai   Ukraine’s government announced on Sunday, April 13 that it was sending troops to the country’s vital industrial east in an attempt to quell an increasingly audacious pro-Russian insurgency that that has taken place in the eastern European state. Blaming Moscow for inciting the unrest, the new Ukrainian […]


Political Science professor wins Kemp teaching excellence award

Political Science professor wins Kemp teaching excellence award

Emily Considine   Illinois Wesleyan political science professor Kathleen Montgomery was recognized for her excellence in teaching at the Honors Convocation. Nominated by the faculty, Montgomery was named the 2015 recipient of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. “I was surprised and gratified to be chosen for the Kemp […]


Gateway undergoes course changes

Jeff Neukom   The Gateway Colloquia section of Illinois Wesleyan University’s undergraduate curriculum was designed to give students a solid writing foundation upon which to build the rest of their college experience. Now, IWU’s Student Senate is working with Curriculum Council and faculty members to incorporate a few improvements in […]


Swans not held down by age

Swans not held down by age

Eric Novak   When I listen to music exuding intense amounts of power and fury, I don’t usually think of a group of aging geezers. But for the band Swans, power comes naturally for Michael Gira and his cohorts—the youngest of which is 49. But age is not an object […]