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Women’s soccer brings experiences back to the USA

Jeff Neukom Tschüss. German for “goodbye,” this phrase proved difficult for the Illinois Wesleyan University women’s soccer team to accept this past summer.  Over the course of one week, the women’s team became integrated into the customs and lifestyle of Germany and the Czech Republic. A mere seven days in […]


Ask Anna: Dating dilemmas

Anna Lowenthal Q: Dear Anna, how long should you “date” before getting into a relationship? A: There’s a huge difference between dating someone and making them your beau, and there needs to be a test-out, getting-to-know-each-other time period before you commit to another person, warts and all. And it definitely […]


Suicide is not a joke

Ryan Donlin Tragically, near the end of the summer, famous comedian and overall harbinger of joy Robin Williams passed away with what has since been ruled as a suicide. My initial thoughts were confused and distraught over the fact that such a caring and seemingly full of life human being […]


Davis dooms students

Brexton Isaacs As the fall kicks off, students have arrived on campus ready to start a new year. While there is a lot excitement in the air, many students don’t realize that the interest rates for their government-issued student loans just increased, forcing students to pay even more for their […]


Violence escalates in Ferguson

Nikilesh Thapa On August 9 of this summer, an 18-year-old black teen was shot and killed by a white cop in Ferguson, Missouri while walking down a street with his friend. The victim, Michael Brown, had recently graduated high school the previous week and was set to start at a […]


The Kooks’ pop aspirations make it difficult to Listen

Zane Nyhus On September 1, the Kooks released their fourth album, Listen— an indie-rock album that fuses gospel-choir, jazzy beats and synth pop.  Having made it big only in 2006 with their debut album, Inside In/Inside Out, front man Luke Pritchard said that their new album was about rediscovering “that […]


Castelluci provides breath of fresh air for starved genre

Amelia Smith As a woman interested in science fiction, it can be hard to find books to read that fit my interests. Sci-fi in particular is a genre dominated by men and as such, the books are written for a male audience. When I found Tin Star and discovered it […]


The fit foodie

Tia Patsavas Fueling Up for Next Weekend’s 5K Race One of the best things about working out is the way it makes us feel. Rejuvenated. Invigorated. Free. The sense of accomplishment we feel after a workout—whether logging that extra mile or adding extra pounds to the weight machine—often seems good […]


Illinois Wesleyan students dedicate summer of service to those in need

Illinois Wesleyan students dedicate summer of service to those in need

Jeff Neukom Rebekah – Swaziland: Junior Rebekah Smith spent two months living in Swaziland, Africa with Adventures in Missions, an international Christian organization. During her time there she taught preschool, did street ministry and worked with hospice. With a smile, she noted, “Every day when I arrived at ministry I […]


The high of older times fades with Sun Structures

The high of older times fades with Sun Structures

Don Tomes English rockers Temples’ first full length album, Sun Structures, fits 60’s psychedelic rock into a refined indie rock structure. Temples was formed in 2012 by singer-guitarist James Edward Bagshaw and bassist Thomas Edward James Walmsley. Surprisingly, after two years of existence, they have not gained the attention of […]