Features

Honoring veterans, from fallen heroes to your IWU peers

Honoring veterans, from fallen heroes to your IWU peers

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   While the month of November is one of the last months to admire the fallen leaves, it’s also a month to remember both our fallen soldiers and those who are still with us. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Illinois Wesleyan hosted the Veterans Day Ceremony. Students, […]

 
 

SCC promotes sustainability with small seeds

SCC promotes sustainability with small seeds

Ben Zentner, Staff Writer   On Wednesday, Nov. 11 the Sierra Student Coalition assisted the Sugar Grove Nature Center by harvesting seeds from a local prairie in order to increase the biodiversity of other nearby fields. Illinois Wesleyan University’s Peace Garden finished its final harvest of the fall a week […]

 
 

Gray skies can’t stop the presentation of these colors

Gray skies can’t stop the presentation of these colors

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   Rain makes it hard to hold onto a football, but it makes it even harder to hold onto a rifle. “They’re pretty heavy, actually,” senior Amy Holpuch said. “I was so worried that I was going to drop the rifle because it was soaking wet. […]

 
 

Joanna Newsom’s Divers transmits and transcends

Ana Erickson, Features Editor   Joanna Newsom changed my life. If this review seems unreal in its praise, I apologize for my strong feelings. I’m just being honest. With that out of the way, I’ll get to Newsom’s latest masterpiece, Divers, which she released Oct. 23. Honestly, I don’t know […]

 
 

Wesleyan’s Wildlife: A quad squirrel checks in

Jake Thaker, Staff Writer   Fall is definitely in the air, and the the squirrel community is also hard at work taking advantage of autumn to prepare for the colder months. “One way we keep ourselves warm in the winter is by eating a lot during the fall! We increase […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Teal pumpkins for allergy-safe trick-or-treating

Teal pumpkins for allergy-safe trick-or-treating

Ben Zentner, Staff Writer   “Aren’t pumpkins orange?” Usually, yes. But not this year. This Halloween, Food Allergy and Research Education (FARE) hopes to make blue rinds the new trend among holiday squash. FARE, a non-profit organization specializing in food allergy awareness, designed the Teal Pumpkin Project as a way […]

 
 

A conversation with Panhellenic President Lauren Ajack

Ally Daskalopoulos, Staff Writer   Currently, Illinois Wesleyan University has a campus population of 1,893 enrolled students. These students form a campus of leaders and motivated students from all over the world. Each student has something unique to offer to the IWU community while adding diversity and a multitude of […]