Archive for: January, 2013

ARC hosts annual MILK Jr. teach-in

By Tia Sprengel, Editor-In-Chief On Monday, Jan. 21 at 1:00 p.m., the Hansen Student Center featured Illinois Wesleyan University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. teach-in as part of its week-long celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Hosted by the Action Research Center (ARC) since 2005, the Martin Luther King […]


Controversies shock the sports world

By Eric Hennessey, Sports Columnist To anyone who has watched sports programming recently, shows like ESPN’s “SportsCenter” have better resembled a soap opera than a sporting news program. Much of the coverage has been devoted to all the prevalent stories of lies, deceit, scandal and controversy that are currently rocking […]


Snail mail, not email

By Brenda Miller, Columnist Ever since I was a kid, I have loved getting mail.  When I was younger and I got mail, it was usually something exciting, like an invitation to a birthday party or a card for some special occasion. When you go to the mailbox now and […]


“Betta” get educated on caring for your fishy friends

By Michelle Wong, Columnist The day I got a Betta fish was probably one of the most exciting days in my college career. When I woke up that morning, I could just feel that that day was going to be the day. I pounded on my friend’s door and forcibly […]


Get a new look at feminism

By Rachel Doose, Columnist As a member Illinois Wesleyan’s Feminism: Equality Matters club, I have encountered many different reactions to the fact that there is an organized feminist group on campus. Some are freaked out by the word “feminist,” some are distantly supportive, and a few are even genuinely excited […]


Staff Editorial–Illinois Wesleyan safety policies need to be revisited

Upon entering a new year, people set goals and get excited for what’s to come. While many of us would like to dwell on these happier thoughts, at only 25 days into 2013, there have already been five school shootings.When many Americans picture school shootings, it is in a high […]


Study abroad becomes reality for three students

Study abroad becomes reality for three students

Photo courtesy of   By Ashton Moss, News Editor Studying abroad is an opportunity that is presented to college students many times over the course of their time attending university. While the majority of students find study-abroad to be appealing, frequently it is financial trouble that leaves students unsure […]


IWU poet published

IWU poet published

Photo courtesy of Janna Strain   By Joey Indurante, staff reporter Illinois Wesleyan University senior Janna Strain, who is double majoring in English Writing and religion, recently had a poem published in the online journal The Morning News. The poem is entitled “I’d Like to See You at Thanksgiving,” and […]


IWU senior develops counseling for undocumented teens

By Rebekah Smith, staff reporter Among undocumented immigrants, nearly one third have less than a ninth-grade education in comparison of the 13 percent of legal immigrants and the two percent of US-born citizens.  Children and teenagers of undocumented immigrants have a constant struggle with the relentless limbo of their situation. […]


Microcosm: IWU adventures in Barcelona

Microcosm: IWU adventures in Barcelona

Photo courtesy of Nathan Douglas By Erica Witzig, staff writer One of Illinois Wesleyan University’s greatest accomplishments is the amount of opportunities created for students to study abroad. Almost 50 percent of all the university’s students have studied abroad by time of graduation, compared to only 14 percent of undergraduate […]