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Student travels to Istanbul, not Constantinople

Student travels to Istanbul, not Constantinople

By Daniel McGuire, Staff Writer When I visited Istanbul in March, realized what Napolean Bonaparte meant when he said, “If the Earth was a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.” In terms of major cities, I’ve really only seen Chicago, New York and Athens, now that I’m visiting Europe […]

 
 

Yoginis welcome yogis to IWU yoga scene

By Zach Zentner, Staff Reporter The number of yogis, or men who practice yoga, has increased dramatically over the past year at Illinois Wesleyan University. This trend has caught the eyes of many younger men when they see athletes like Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Miami Heat forward […]

 
 

Minaj’s “Friday” could use more Minaj

Minaj’s “Friday” could use more Minaj

By Nick Desideri, Staff Writer Mixtape rapper turned megastar Nicki Minaj strives to be the Sybil of pop. From British mum Martha to Nicki Lewinsky, Minaj crafts various alter egos that she slips into while rapping. Whether it’s a gimmick or actual artistry remains to be determined. Minaj’s main alter […]

 
 

Bands unite or successful festival

Bands unite or successful festival

By Patrick Cavanaugh, Features Editor Usually, local bands perform in some dark basement at an off-campus house full of solemn, scruffy college kids wearing plaid shirts and skinny-jeans.  No one can really move or see the person next to them, but no one really cares. Local shows allow disillusioned scenesters […]

 
 

Primary season reaches Illinois

Primary season reaches Illinois

By Brexton Isaacs, Staff Writer The race for the Republican presidential nomination has remained largely the same over the past few weeks with both the Romney and Santorum camps capturing big states while Gingrich and Paul hold on as potential spoilers of a Santorum nomination. Romney won Illinois’s primary on […]

 
 

“We Need to Talk About” these forgotten films

“We Need to Talk About” these forgotten films

By Joe Ruskey, Staff Writer It’s that time of year where the landscape is bleak for movie-goers. Aside from passionate fans of The Hunger Games, people are somewhat dissatisfied with their choice of films to watch. It seems the only options are between cheesy comedies with fart and penis jokes […]

 
 

Games satisfies ravenous audience

Games satisfies ravenous audience

By Kylie Peters, Staff Writer With the release of The Hunger Games, the newest franchise in a line of film adaptations of bestselling young adult novels, the big question for viewers is: does it live up to the hype? If the third-largest opening weekend in history is any way to […]

 
 

IWU activists become first students to aid Scholar at Risk

By Mary Nicholas, News Editor Illinois Wesleyan University students are working to assist scholars such as Guangcheng Chen, a Chinese man suffering at the hands of his government for publishing incriminating evidence of the nation’s forced abortion policy. The organization these students are acting through is called Scholars at Risk […]

 
 

Unique pets add variety

Brenda Miller, Columnist Whenever anyone asks if I have pets, I get a lot of reactions, ranging from enthusiastic interest to slight disgust. My house is a miniature zoo.  Along with a golden retriever, we have a box turtle, a painted turtle, a skink (a type of lizard), a bearded […]

 
 

Love is a muse grown “stale” since Sinatra

Erik Novak, Columnist Love is a powerful thing. Some people base their entire lives on the pursuit of love in all of the wrong places, and others spend their entire lives in loneliness, believing love has wronged them. Regardless of one’s perspective on love, you can’t escape it in the […]