Archive for: October, 2015

Thinning out the political herd

Alex Stogin, Business Manager   The crowded Republican primary field may be getting a little thinner. Recent news out of the Jeb Bush campaign shows signs of weakness within. According to Politico, on Friday, Oct. 23 the Bush campaign announced they will cut payroll costs by 40 percent, shrink their […]

 
 

Richard Wilson’s last days as IWU’s president

Richard Wilson’s last days as IWU’s president

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   After 11 years of service, Illinois Wesleyan University’s president, Richard Wilson, is set to step down from his position. Friday, Oct. 23 was his last full day in the office, and the next president, Eric Jensen, will take over at the start of November. Wilson […]

 
 

U.S. gets involved with ISIS

Alex Stogin, Business Manager   Last week the United States increased its involvement against the Islamic State (ISIS). On Oct. 22 U.S. Special Forces, in coordination with Kurdish forces, raided a makeshift jail in the northern Iraqi town of Hawija. The goal of the raid was to rescue 70 Iraqis […]

 
 

There were no Hiccups in Jesse Eisenberg’s visit to IWU

There were no Hiccups in Jesse Eisenberg’s visit to IWU

Rosa Zapata, News Editor On Monday, Oct. 26 actor and author Jesse Eisenberg came to Illinois Wesleyan University before he kicked off his tour for his debut book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups. IWU’s Center for Human Rights and Social Justice sponsored the event. Joanne Diaz, IWU professor of English, moderated […]

 
 

Letter to the Editor

Kristina Dehlin   I appreciate the acknowledgement that the Greek community has had many successful philanthropic events in the past. As a Kappa Delta and a proud member of the Greek community, I can vouch for the fact that we are aware of the unfortunate stereotypes we face and that […]

 
 

Testing fails creativity

Carmen Puchulu, Columnist   Recently, President Obama called for a cap on standardized tests, saying that they shouldn’t take more than two percent of a student’s time. It is about time that we started looking into changing standardized testing. Schooling has become a prep-place for tests, which is plain awful. […]

 
 

Star Wars Trailer III: The Fan Awakens

Star Wars Trailer III: The Fan Awakens

Arjun Nair, Staff Writer   No so long ago in a time not all that far away, a fantastic story was born. It had action, romance, comedy and great life lessons to teach. It was a story of rebellion and redemption and it changed the cinematic landscape forever. Of course, […]

 
 

Undertale: a game to play instead of trick-or-treating

Carmen Puchulu, Staff Writer   For those of you seeking an interesting, spooky (but not too scary) videogame this Halloween, I highly recommend that you take a look at Undertale. It is a role-playing game (RPG) and is very similar to Earthbound in certain aspects: it has a simple, pixelated […]

 
 

Senior night victory clinches CCIW tournament spot for Titan volleyball

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the Titans squared off against the Cardinals of North Central with a post-season berth on the line. After a suspenseful third set that saw the Titans fall behind by eight points, the team summoned their forces and clawed back to win […]

 
 

Titan football seeks eighth win

Pat Mollo, Staff Writer   The Titans of Illinois Wesleyan enter week eight as a 7-0 team for the first time since 2011. A Wesleyan win on Saturday would mark the fourth loss on the season for North Central college and the Titans’ first 8-0 start since 1996. A high-powered […]