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NBA All-Star weekend: West tops East

Jack Sweeney, Staff Writer   Three-Point Contest The league’s best shooters all came to play Saturday night in the Foot Locker three-point contest. This star-studded lineup included; Marco Belinelli (Spurs), Steph Curry (Warriors), James Harden (Rockets), Kyrie Irving (Caveliers), Kyle Korver (Hawks), Wesley Mathews (Blazers), J.J. Redick (Clippers) and Klay […]

 
 

IWU Track and Field claim seven first place finishes

IWU Track and Field claim seven first place finishes

Sam Lalonde, Staff Writer   While some people were busy Saturday afternoon making Valentine’s Day plans, the Illinois Wesleyan University track and field team had their focus elsewhere. With seven first place finishes on the day, the Titans clearly had their hearts set on victory at the Monmouth Fighting Scots […]

 
 

This week in space: celestial smiles and more

This week in space: celestial smiles and more

Amelia Smith, Staff Writer With NASA’s budget up for 2015, the news about space exploration and research could be pretty grim. Recent years have not been kind to NASA’s budget, and for those of us who yearn for new heights of science, disappointment may be around the corner. Lest we […]

 
 

Better Call Saul if Breaking Bad left you wanting more

Better Call Saul if Breaking Bad left you wanting more

Giovanni Solano, Opinions Editor   “If I’m lucky, a month from now, best-case scenario, I’ll be managing a Cinnabon in Omaha.” This throwaway line from the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad turned out to be the opening sequence in AMC’s new show, Better Call Saul. Better Call Saul is a […]

 
 

Chilling with Randos: Meet Sam Savignac

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief Illinois Wesleyan University has a fairly small campus, with only a little over 1,800 students strolling across our single square mile of educational facilities. You’d think it wouldn’t be often that you’d find yourself crossing paths with a stranger, let alone taking the time to get to […]

 
 

The sax reigns supreme on Roberts’ River Run Thee

The sax reigns supreme on Roberts’ River Run Thee

Eric Novak, Staff Writer   When you hear the characteristic human-like wail of a saxophone, the sound of jazz usually isn’t far off. Since the birth of jazz in the late 19th century, the saxophone has been almost synonymous with the genre of music, and in no other genre has […]

 
 

Simple romantic advice to secure your relationship

Candace Parrott, Staff Writer   Romance – some like it hot. Others just want it to be real. And functional. We all know relationships can be tricky, but here are five pieces of advice for maintaining a healthy romantic relationship in college. 1. Honesty Though it mays seem obvious, it’s […]

 
 

Cash box stolen at IWU’s 12th Annual Charity Drag Show

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   The 12th Annual Charity Drag Show, hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University’s Pride, was going as planned until the cash box for the event was stolen at approximately 9:00 p.m. “Rainie Tezak (an IWU junior and Pride member) and I were taking donations and exchanging tip money […]

 
 

Illinois law requires Amazon to charge sales tax on orders

Illinois law requires Amazon to charge sales tax on orders

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   Regular Amazon buyers should notice a small addition to their checkout receipt: an Illinois sales tax. Previously, one of the big advantages to ordering through Amazon, aside from basement-floor prices, was the ability for customers, even those in Illinois, to avoid the tax. Now, Illinois […]

 
 

Taking a shot at the anti-vaxxers

Daniel Maibenco, Columnist   Last month, it was reported that there was an outbreak of the measles virus in Disneyland California. Originally there were only a few cases and the treatments were ongoing. Now the number of cases has grown to almost 100 and spread to at least 14 states. […]