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IWU among top economically diverse colleges

Rebekah Smith   Higher education is expensive, but is also important for not only the individual but the American economy as well.  The income gap between college grads and high school grads has reached record levels. According to statistics of the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, Americans with a degree […]

 
 

The Fresh Foodie

The Fresh Foodie

Tia Patsavas   Ask any college student: it’s hard to eat healthy at the dining halls. Sure, you have the Bertholf Commons’ staple salad bar with the typical garden salad add-ins, and the Dugout’s new salad bar is filled with many options. But for those of us who like to […]

 
 

Out and About: Fall in love with Radar Farms

Out and About: Fall in love with Radar Farms

Emily Considine   Sweater weather is finally here and what better way to enjoy it than by going to a pumpkin patch? Rader Farms, a family owned business, is located right here in Bloomington, IL. Loaded with pumpkins, warm apple cider, barnyard animals, a corn maze and many more attractions, […]

 
 

2014’s Boyhood a standout film for the ages

2014’s Boyhood a standout film for the ages

Zane Nyhus   One of the most talked about films of this year, “Boyhood” is a powerful, coming-of-age drama that depicts a boy who experiences all the highs and lows of childhood.  The movie is unique in that it was filmed over a 12-year period using the same cast.  Richard […]

 
 

Step Exhibition event a stomping success

Step Exhibition event a stomping success

Jeff Neukom   On Friday, Sept. 12, Illinois Wesleyan University’s Black Student Union hosted an event called “Step Exhibition” in Hansen. The show centered around the style of dance known as ‘Step,’ with a goal to educate, inform and entertain the Wesleyan community on less common aspects of black culture. […]

 
 

Plant’s newest album displays musical growth

Plant’s newest album displays musical growth

Eric Novak   In the vast pantheons of rock and roll music, Led Zeppelin is one of the bands that stand significantly higher than the rest. From beginnings as a more old-country-blues type of a band to the arena rock powerhouse that we know them as today, Zeppelin has innovated […]

 
 

Ask Anna: Friending frenzy

Anna Lowenthal   Q: Dear Anna, I’m a first-year here at IWU, and I’m having a lot of trouble finding friends. What can I do to meet more people? A: Most of the time, having a lack of friends does not reflect on your friendship compatibility. Instead, it might reflect […]

 
 

Mental health a factor in recent murder case

Ally Daskalopoulos   Almost every day we hear about people who have lost their lives. Whether it is the anniversary of 9/11, the obituary section of the newspaper or a murder, we are constantly reminded of death. More often than not, our hearts go out to those suffering from the […]

 
 

ISIS is not religious but power-hungry

Ryan Orloski   Regardless of how you view the ISIS terror situation and the United States’ diplomatic involvement, the actions of the terrorist group have raised an issue that concerns everyone—even students sitting in class thousands of miles away. The actions of the terrorist group have raised the issue of […]

 
 

Senate S.W.A.G. summit doesn’t plummet for RSOs

Editorial Board   This past Saturday, Sept. 13, Student Senate held their first of what is now to be an annual RSO S.W.A.G. summit. S.W.A.G., standing for “Students Working to Achieve Greatness,” aims “to get all of our outstanding student leaders on campus in the same location at the same […]