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Putin’ Asperger’s “diagnosis” ignorant

Amelia Smith, Columnist   In 2008, a Pentagon think tank generated a recently publically released report theorizing that Russian President Vladimir Putin could have Asperger’s Syndrome. Asperger’s was an autism disorder that has since been merged into Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the current DSM V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual […]

 
 

Music is subjective

Music is subjective

Eric Novak, Columnist This biggest surprise of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, as usual, was the winner for “Album of the Year.” The Grammy Awards were broadcasted this past Sunday. There were performances by Sia, Jack Johnson, Demi Lovato and others to round out the star-studded evening. This year, it […]

 
 

Ask Anna: Spice things up

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   Q: Dear Anna, I’m looking to do something special for my significant other to spice up our Valentine’s Night. Any suggestions? A: One of the best ways to create an everlasting, romantic Valentine’s memory is to end the holiday with a bang. But you want to […]

 
 

Titans split games, fall seventh in CCIW

Sam Lalonde, Staff Writer   It was another up-and-down week that included a win and a loss and left the Illinois Wesleyan University women’s basketball team with little hope to make the conference tournament. After defeating Millikin on Wednesday night, the Titans lost to North Central on Saturday. Last week’s […]

 
 

Stat-crossed lovers separate from the pack

Stat-crossed lovers separate from the pack

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor The Illinois Wesleyan University track team is full of special athletes and special bonds. One of those special bonds is that between seniors Jeff Toraason and Kristen Johnson, a couple who has been competing together for the past three and a half years. “It’s certainly nice […]

 
 

2015 NFL Draft: Preview and Predictions

2015 NFL Draft: Preview and Predictions – Jack Sweeny, Staff Writer   The NFL season has been over for a week and fans are already getting excited to see who their team is going to pick in the upcoming draft in April. The question that is being asked most often […]

 
 

Titan baseball second in preseason coaches’ poll

Titan baseball second in preseason coaches’ poll

Eric Gilbert, Sports Editor   With spring just around the corner, the Illinois Wesleyan men’s baseball team is gearing up for the 2015 season.  Looking back on the Titans 2014 season, there was a lot to be proud of. The 2014 Titans had a 24-20 record overall, and were 14-7 […]

 
 

Turn That Thing Around opens up mental illness

Turn That Thing Around follows Illinois Wesleyan University student and playwright Aaron Woodstein’s autobiographical journey through a manic episode in response to taking an HIV test, ending in his diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Mental health is something that we need to make a part of everyday conversation. Depression affects at […]

 
 

IWU Horoscopes: your week written in the stars

Madame Zostra, Staff Psychic Aries (March 21-April 19): Be kind to your computer. To avoid breaking it in a fit of rage, you may consider writing your papers in Google Drive or syncing them to Dropbox. Try to use a program that saves to the Cloud. With these precautions, you […]

 
 

Queens you won’t hear about in your history class

Queens you won’t hear about in your history class

Casey Williams, Staff Writer   With the Illinois Wesleyan Pride Alliance’s upcoming Drag Show this Friday, Feb. 6, it seems some background information is necessary to understand the misunderstood and consequently controversial culture. While today’s drag is synonymous with being crass and lewd, some of the earliest forms of drag […]