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“He for She” helps equality

Katharine Quilty During her UN speech on Sept. 20, Emma Watson introduced the “He for She” campaign, a campaign that invites men to join the battle for gender equality. She discussed the ever-present need for the popular support of the idea—if not the word—of feminism and the ways that both […]

 
 

Gotham, the show television needs right now

Gotham, the show television needs right now

Jeff Neukom   The fictional city of Gotham has always been identified by its mystique. If we’re being honest, it’s always been identified by a certain caped crusader who masquerades as a bat. But take away the cape and cowl and we’re left with a city full of shadows—a city […]

 
 

Wesleyan students offered great variety of internships

Wesleyan students offered great variety of internships

Tia Patsavas   From a unique program here in Bloomington-Normal, to urban and even international settings, IWU students can choose from an array of internship opportunities—including the Community Partnership Program (CPP), Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Chicago Program, universities in Washington, D.C. and affiliations with study abroad programs.   […]

 
 

Out and About: spend a day at the Miller Park Zoo

Out and About: spend a day at the Miller Park Zoo

Emily Considine   No need to spend a large amount of money on travel expenses to go see zoo animals—Bloomington, Ill. has them right in town! Miller Park Zoo offers many exhibits and Zookeeper interaction opportunities that people of all ages can enjoy. Some of the animals include: sun bears, […]

 
 

Kravit’z abundance of success can’t save Strut

Kravit’z abundance of success can’t save Strut

Zane Nyhus   It’s often said that success breeds success. Lenny Kravitz may just be the perfect example of this.  Since breaking into the music scene in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s, Kravitz won four consecutive Grammys for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, released nine albums, and produced countless top 25 […]

 
 

Yorke stores gems in Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Yorke stores gems in Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Eric Novak   Singer Thom Yorke has been the front man of the band Radiohead, one of the leading experimental music groups in the mainstream. They are one of the few bands that manage to retain a sense of the avant-garde while still remaining intensely popular, selling out stadium-sized concerts […]

 
 

Fantasy Football: surprises and disappointments

Fantasy Football: surprises and disappointments

Sam Lalonde   The first four weeks of the 2014 NFL season have been filled with upsets, blowouts and everything in between.  There have been many surprising individual performances, both pleasing and perhaps disgusting to fantasy football fanatics. Perhaps one of the most notable surprises has been the emergence of […]

 
 

Titans split games in St. Louis before conference

Titans split games in St. Louis before conference

Brian Morefield   It’s a mistake to try to label the Illinois Wesleyan University women’s soccer team. Every week I’ve tried, they find a different, previously unused trick in their arsenal to come away with a win. Last week’s was resiliency— this week’s is diversity. This week, the team rode […]

 
 

New academic series promotes human rights

Nunzia Martino   Illinois Wesleyan University offers a new 3D programming series, which gives the campus community different opportunities to engage in learning about social justice and human rights. The 3D: Diversity, Dignity, and Dialogue Thursday series extends throughout the school year and encourages the campus community to learn about […]

 
 

IWU Sigma Kappa walks for Alzheimer’s

IWU Sigma Kappa walks for Alzheimer’s

Emily Considine   Illinois Wesleyan University’s Sigma Kappa chapter participated in a charitable walk to help end Alzheimer’s disease. On Sept. 20, 2014 at the Normal Corn Crib, at least 80 percent of the chapter attended the event, along with some of their family members and those affected by the […]