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Men’s Basketball 8-0 in the CCIW

By Kinzie Schweigert, Sports editor The Illinois Wesleyan University men’s basketball team has trumped two more contenders in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. On Wednesday, Jan. 23 in a game that saw thirteen lead changes, the Titans defeated the North Central Cardinals 69-61 and it was a nail […]

 
 

SCDC strikes success once again

By Patrick Burke, staff writer As ashamed as I may be to admit it, I have never once seen or even considered seeing the Illinois Wesleyan University Student Choreographed Dance Concert. While I often attend theatrical and musical productions around campus, I never found myself interested in SCDC. That being […]

 
 

Contra dances conjure off-campus interest

Contra dances conjure off-campus interest

  By Catherine Wu, staff writer It’s a Friday night and I’m in a car with some friends. We’re driving to the Phillips Rec Center in Urbana, Ill. for a night of dancing with men and women of all ages, most of whom I’ve never seen or met before in […]

 
 

How to avoid curious campus critters

How to avoid curious campus critters

  By Joe Phipps, staff writer It is safe to say that there has been some interesting weather in the past few weeks. As a result, local animals have become more active around our campus. While Central Illinois may not be home to wandering bears, wolves or mountain lions, even […]

 
 

RHA hosts Inclusion Week

By Tia Sprengel, Editor-In-Chief   Nobody likes to be picked last for the kickball team. Nobody likes to be the last one in class without a partner. But most of all, nobody likes to feel alienated on their own college campus. To make sure this exclusion doesn’t happen at Illinois […]

 
 

Mellon grant awarded for humanities development

Mellon grant awarded for humanities development

  By Ashton Moss, News Editor   This year, the Illinois Wesleyan Humanities Department has been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for $300,000 to help Illinois Wesleyan University “re-center the humanities.” Professor of English Dan Terkla will serve as the director of Re-Centering the Humanities. Other […]

 
 

Keep the funny business going

By Eric Novak, columnist The concept of humor is quite an uplifting one. It is a form of communication that exists solely to produce positive reactions among other humans. At its core, humor has no ulterior motives. It is meant to elicit happiness or laughter. No other concept in the […]

 
 

Don’t diss alternative education

By Michelle Wong, columnist Before I came to Illinois Wesleyan University, I spent a year getting my cosmetology license. I commonly hear among other students that alternative forms of education are somehow less legitimate, are the result of laziness in high school or won’t actually get you a successful career. […]

 
 

Killing the small talk

By Brenda Miller, columnist It is an introvert’s worst nightmare. A friend drags you to some gathering you did not want to attend, and one look around confirms that you know nobody beyond that one friend. Then your friend gets called away, leaving you alone with two options: stand there […]

 
 

Cleaning up your act

Cleaning up your act

By Kaitlyn Wayman-Dodd, columnist Last Wednesday, I spent far too long ranting to my roommate about how people were being disrespectful to our custodians. Coincidentally, the next day was Custodian Appreciation Day. My floor was great. We got Tammy, our custodian, a gift, and several of us wrote her handwritten […]