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Wellness Expo to encourage sustainable habits

Kristina Dolack The Illinois Sustainable Living & Wellness Expo (ISLWE) is raising expectations on Saturday, April 12 with numerous new exhibitors and presenters coming to the Shirk Center from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan University and the Ecology Action Center (EAC) in Normal, the Expo “zero […]

 
 

Here and Nowhere Else leaves listeners stranded

Here and Nowhere Else leaves listeners stranded

Zane Nyhus On Sunday, April 1, the indie-rock band Cloud Nothings released their fourth album entitled Here and Nowhere Else. After breaking into the music scene in 2009 with their first album, Turning On, Cloud Nothings have been quite prolific, producing three albums since (including their newest) which featured singles […]

 
 

Gidion’s Knot held together by emotional appeals

Catherine Wu  Gidion’s Knot, produced in the Phoenix Theater here at Illinois Wesleyan University, offered a jolting tug on the heartstrings. It is a powerfully affecting and emotionally-driven play that explores the social dynamics that occur between a grieving mother and emotionally distraught schoolteacher after a troubled boy decides to […]

 
 

Frozen becomes highest grossing animated film

Frozen becomes highest grossing animated film

Nunzia Martino The creators of “Frozen” may have to build a celebratory snowman or two—last weekend, the Oscar-winning Disney film ranks as the highest grossing animated movie in history with $1.072 billion in domestic and international sales. The movie exceeded original record holder “Toy Story 3,” which earned $1.063 billion […]

 
 

Netflix special provides gripping entertainment

Netflix special provides gripping entertainment

Michelle Wong The sky is overcast, and you are lying in a puddle of your own feverish sweat. You’re so sick that going class is not an option, and getting something to eat sounds unappealing. What better way to pass the day than to check out the Netflix Original Series […]

 
 

IWU Professor’s poetry wins Brittingham Prize

Emily Considine Illinois Wesleyan University professor Joanne Diaz’s collection of poems has been named the winner of a prestigious poetry award. Diaz’s collection of poems, My Favorite Tyrants, was chosen out of 600 submissions by guest judge Naomi Shihab Nye. The Brittingham Prize in Poetry is awarded annually to the […]

 
 

Illinois Wesleyan students make their voices heard in Springfield

Illinois Wesleyan students make their voices heard in Springfield

Ellen Cornelius Last Thursday, nine students accompanied by Environmental Studies program coordinator Professor Laurine Brown ventured to Springfield to lobby Illinois state legislators for environmental protection. Lobby Day was hosted by the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC), an advocacy group that represents a slew of Illinois environmental organizations such as the […]

 
 

All in for Wesleyan exceeds goals

Rebekah Smith The majority of Illinois Wesleyan University students have scholarships, and to ensure that the university is able to have funds to provide scholarships, IWU hosted the second “All in for Wesleyan,” a fundraiser that contributes to scholarships and resources for Illinois Wesleyan.  In just one day, current and […]

 
 

Cannon album misfires

Michelle Wong Since the dawn of time, celebrities have pulled off some wild stunts for the sake of publicity just before dropping an album. The latest celebrity to follow suit is none other than the Nickelodeon regular, and husband to Mariah Carey: Nick Cannon. Cannon, whose newest album was released […]

 
 

Punk rock values still relevant

Ryan Orloski Starting with the The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, and the New York Dolls, transitioning into bands like the Sex Pistols and Bad Religion, the punk rock movement changed the face of music entirely. These bands confronted hot-button social issues of their time, and all brought an energy that […]