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Maze Runner stumbles due to lack of credibility

Maze Runner stumbles due to lack of credibility

Emma Alcock   Adapted from a novel written by James Dashner, The Maze Runner brings the first tale of a four-part series to the big screen. Remembering nothing of his former life except his name, the protagonist, Thomas, wakes up in a caged elevator among boxes of supplies. He is […]

 
 

Alt-J’s album plagued by genre alternation

Alt-J’s album plagued by genre alternation

Zane Nyhus   Alt-J released their second album entitled ‘This is All Yours’ this past Monday, Sept. 22.  Since their formation in Leeds, England in 2007, this experimental rock band has gained popularity with their unique, new age style.  Their first album, An Awesome Wave, won the Mercury Prize in […]

 
 

Secret Service fails the call of duty

Daniel Maibenco When we think of security, especially in this day and age, we think of people who are vigilant, cautious, alert and always observant. No matter what political side you’re on, we can all agree that Washington D.C., namely the White House and presidency, is supposed to have the […]

 
 

Frat’s exploit unchecked

Katharine Quilty   Last weekend, an Illinois State University student told me in a frenzied rage that an ISU fraternity had been responsible for using rohypnol (roofies) on women at festival. This fraternity already has a reputation on the ISU campus for drugging unsuspecting women and is known to brag […]

 
 

Stressed students not alone in the Stress-Free Zone

Editorial Board   Stress is a common problem for students in universities. While stress itself is an abstract idea, it can have real physiological effects on your body, from raising your blood pressure to depressing your immune system. It’s important to keep stress levels low to stay healthy, but students […]

 
 

Quinn is the quintessential candidate

Brexton Isaacs   This November, Illinois Wesleyan University students will have the opportunity to vote for Illinois’ next Governor, and Pat Quinn is the clear choice for young people. Pat Quinn has been a courageous Governor, making the tough decisions to getting our state through difficult economic times. Now, thanks to […]

 
 

Women’s equality still a battle worth fighting

Jenn Oswald   We live in a patriarchal world. Despite the best efforts of many, it still stands as fact. Yet it still baffles me that half of our population can be looked in the eyes and told ‘no.’ A few major anti-female stories have crossed my path this week, […]

 
 

IWU women’s soccer bounce back resiliently

IWU women’s soccer bounce back resiliently

Jeff Neukom   Addition through subtraction – the idea that in order to make something better, or perhaps to make it work more effectively, you must take something away. It might seem counterintuitive, but maybe a team needs to lose a game in order to win a game. The Titans did […]

 
 

Titan volleyball bounces back

Titan volleyball bounces back

Eric Gilbert   The Illinois Wesleyan University women’s volleyball team opened up the Barker Chevrolet Classic II with a 1-1 record on Friday, Sept. 19. The tournament took place at the Shirk Athletic Center in Bloomington, including seven other division three participants.  The Titans dropped their first match to Aurora […]

 
 

Tough Simpson defense hands Titans first loss of season

Tough Simpson defense hands Titans first loss of season

Sam LaLonde On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Illinois Wesleyan University football team suffered its first loss of the season to regional foe Simpson College.  The loss broke a remarkable 22-game winning streak dating back to Sept. 15, 2007. The loss can be credited to Simpson’s strong performance but also to […]