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Bowling: a great way to strike up friendship

Eric Hennessey Sports Columnist Every Wednesday at 8:43 p.m. for the past three years, senior Tyler Sill and I have traveled to Pheasant Lanes bowling alley in Bloomington. In August 2010, we found ourselves searching for a change of pace from the usual college routine. When we learned that Pheasant […]


The Sins of racism

Andy Sonnenberger, columnist   Let’s get one thing straight: the Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert did not disappoint. It was well presented and performed. However, in the spirit of the anti-racism rally earlier this year and the #HereAtIWU Campaign, a comment must be made about the content of one of the […]


IWU Titan softball wins big on and off the field

IWU Titan softball wins big on and off the field

Mackenzie Astling Sports Writer The Illinois Wesleyan University softball team crushed all competition on April 13 and April 14, winning all four games in the annual IWU softball tournament by at least five runs. This year’s IWU softball tournament focused on promoting awareness of Myelodysplastic Syndrome, or MDS, a blood […]


Don’t forget the children

Kaitlyn Wayman-Dodd, Columnist We spend so much time and money arguing about the rights of the unborn that we often forget about the rights of the already-born. I did a quick Google search and found that, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, pro-life and pro-choice advocates spent $1,292,741 on […]


Staff Editorial – Getting into classes doesn’t register with students

Ask almost any recent alum about the registration process, and you’re sure to get a horror story.  Many will tell of waiting for computers, unresponsive browsers and walking uphill both ways. Luckily for current students, registration drastically improved when the Office of the Registrar decided to spread registration times throughout […]


The future of Shaw Hall

By: Rebekah Smith With the completion date of State Farm Hall quickly approaching, students and faculty are eager and excited to begin having classes inside this brand new building.   But since most of the classes formerly held in Shaw will be moved into State Farm Hall, many students are […]


Tap into reusable bottles

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Brenda Miller, Columnist As temperatures increase and the weather becomes less conducive to long study sessions at Ames, students flock outside to catch up on some much-needed sun and fresh air between their end-of-the-year stresses. Accompanying them is their summer gear, hauled out from hibernation in closets or under beds […]


Professor Tari Renner wins mayoral election

By: Brexton Isaacs This week, Illinois Wesleyan University professor of political science Tari Renner won the mayoral race for the city of Bloomington by a landslide. Renner was running against former city councilman John Hanson and 2010 Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Lex Green. Of the 9,715 votes cast, Renner received 5,003 […]


Staff Editorial – Sodexo not to blame for students’ diet woes

Everyone has heard about the Freshman 15, the dreaded weight every student is destined to gain while away at college. While it may be tempting to blame the French fries in the cafeteria or the Cheetos in the vending machine, what that extra weight boils down to is personal choice. […]


Higher standards for educators

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Rachel Doose, Columnist A friend of mine recently expressed her frustration regarding what we are supposed to expect, or not expect, from our professors. She felt that some of her professors didn’t offer her the support and help she wanted, especially when the class reached its height of difficulty. When […]