Archive for: December, 2014

IWU raises awareness for worldwide hunger

IWU raises awareness for worldwide hunger

Rebekah Smith   In 2013, 45.3 million Americans lived in poverty and 49.1 million lived in food insecure households. In order to raise awareness of food insecurity in the United States and around the world, the Illinois Wesleyan University Development Studies Team, International Studies Program and Amnesty International sponsored the […]

 
 

IWU Balinese musical instruments bring sounds of cultural diversity

IWU Balinese musical instruments bring sounds of cultural diversity

Amelia Smith   If you were on campus during Homecoming, you may have heard the strains of unfamiliar music drifting across campus. The source of the music was from Illinois Wesleyan University’s Gamelan Ensemble. The acquisition of the instruments for the university was an important achievement for the School of […]

 
 

Hart Career Center places importance on social media

Hart Career Center places importance on social media

Kacie Graves   Illinois Wesleyan University’s Hart Career Center advocates that in a technologically driven world, an impressive social media presence is crucial in the job search. Career Center student-workers created an “IWU Career Dream” Instagram contest that enabled students to publicly display their pursuit of their dream jobs. “The […]

 
 

Presidential race has Trump card

Daniel Maibenco   The Republicans have taken control of the Senate. If you were predicting that this wasn’t going to happen, then this must be a great surprise. The Republicans had a historic night. They had never flipped seven senate seats nor gained enough House seats to surpass post WWII […]

 
 

Don’t just step on floor tiles, appreciate them

Ryan Orloski   I think it’s important that every once in a while we take some time to think about sidewalks and floor tiles. I think they’re widely underappreciated in this modernized society. It’s not as crazy of a suggestion as it sounds, I assure you. There are millions of […]

 
 

Ask Anna: Moving on from negative people

Anna Lowenthal   Q: Dear Anna, how do I tell someone who has become a negative presence in my life that I need to move on? A: People are always changing, and often times, we find that we grow out of or grow apart from people who used to be […]

 
 

Pink Floyd’s final album pales next to Dark Side

Eric Novak   Few bands in the history of popular music have experienced as much fame and artistic innovation as Pink Floyd. Their 1973 album Dark Side Of the Moon catapulted them to international stardom and cemented their status as a timeless rock group. With bassist Roger Waters’ departure from […]

 
 

Northbound changes direction with Trigger Relief

Jeff Neukom   Jonathon Fraser is not a name the average music listener would recognize, but he very well might be soon with his newest release, Trigger Relief. He is somewhat well known locally in south Florida as the vocalist of hardcore band Sleep Patterns, and one can only hope […]

 
 

The Football Foodie

The Football Foodie

Tia Patsavas     As the weather gets colder, the football standings start heating up—and with more games come game day parties.   But no football party is complete without appetizers to keep the party going.   These recipes can be prepared ahead of time, so you can keep your […]

 
 

New season of Doctor Who fun and refreshing

Giovanni Solano   A brief warning before you read, do not read this if you’re genuinely interested in what happens and haven’t seen it yet. Season eight of Doctor Who has come to a close and with it we say goodbye to Clara (Jenna Louise Coleman) and Danny Pink (Samuel […]