Archive for: February, 2013

Illinois Wesleyan lacks in sexual assault education

By Andy Sonnenberger, Columnist The #HereAtIWU campaign struck a chord with me, as I hope it did with most of you. But I have to admit, I am not surprised by any of the stories posted in the Dugout. Currently, violence against women is a national issue that is not […]


Editorial- Gay marriage bill gets student attention at IWU

This past Valentine’s Day, the Illinois Senate approved a bill that would officially legalize gay marriage, putting it on track to become the tenth state to offer equal marriage rights for heterosexuals and homosexuals. Though the state House hasn’t voted yet, the passing of this bill has sparked hope for […]


No serious danger on Triumph’s poop deck

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By Eric Novak, Columnist This past week, there was breaking news that a Carnival cruise liner, ironically named the Triumph, was set adrift by an unexplained engine fire, paralyzing the ship completely. This ordeal began on Monday and lasted all the way until Thursday night, when the ship was successfully […]


Staff Editorial- “Take Back the Tap” fights for a wetter tomorrow

The Northern Pacific Ocean is earning itself a new name: the Pacific Trash Vortex.  According to National Geographic, the ocean houses a 1.33 million square mile landfill in this area.  According to the LA Times, 90 percent of this waste is plastic. Despite general apathy, plastic water bottle usage is […]


LGBTQ are equal too

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By Eric Novak, Columnist Just recently, I had the displeasure of reading an article about an Indiana school’s efforts to introduce a ban on LGBTQ students going to the school’s prom. This absurd notion has been pushed forward by a group of Christian parents, preachers and teachers in the community. […]


Ask Anna: eater’s digest

        By Anna Lowenthal, Columnist       Q: Dear Anna, how do I know what to eat in front of others?   A: I’ll have to admit, I really don’t understand the reason behind lunch interviews, meetings or even dates. What’s the point of dressing nice […]


Keep your secrets anonymous

          By Brenda Miller, Columnist   Everyone has secrets and usually more than one. Some are just secrets to a few people but are open knowledge to most friends or even acquaintances. Others aren’t known beyond the realm of our own mind. Residence Hall Association’s Post […]


The “hairy” situation

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            By Michelle Wong, Columnist   I know you guys think that we girls are effortlessly and perfectly groomed, always smell nice and straight up don’t grow body hair. But you’re wrong. During the warmer months, we put in a lot of work into not […]


Drag Ball drones on talent alone

Drag Ball drones on talent alone

    Walking to Hansen on Friday night, I was surprised at the number of dresses and high heels I saw, especially since it was the beginning of February. But even more surprising was seeing those dresses on the guys I usually see in Shirk’s weight room. While it may […]


Lunar New Year snakes its way to IWU

Most people you’d ask would be able to tell you if they’re a Cancer or a Leo, but what about if they’re a Monkey or a Dog? Even if you’re not sure where you fall in the Chinese zodiac, Illinois Wesleyan University’s Asian Pacific Student Association and the Asian Studies […]