Features

Squarepusher pushes the envelope in Damogen Furies

Squarepusher pushes the envelope in Damogen Furies

Eric Novak, Staff Writer   Often, electronic artists are criticized for not being able to play an instrument and instead hiding behind their laptops for live shows. Tom Jenkinson, better known by his stage name, Squarepusher, is unique, because, in addition to producing his own beats and electronic music, he […]

 
 

Kickstarting the new generation of innovations

Kickstarting the new generation of innovations

Amelia Smith, Staff Writer   If you don’t know what Kickstarter is, here’s the brief run-down. Kickstarter is a website that hosts projects for crowd funding. The idea of crowd funding is simple: if you get enough people donating small (or large) amounts of money, eventually you’ll have enough money […]

 
 

The practical IWU student’s guide to buying a car

The practical IWU student’s guide to buying a car

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   For those of you who will be buying a car, this article is for you. This past weekend, I visited Bob Dennison Toyota, located at 1508 Morrissey Drive here in Bloomington. Escorted by Mike Haggarty, an Illinois Wesleyan grad, I checked out a few cars […]

 
 

Finals won’t be a horror story if you read your horoscope

Ana Erickson, Features Editor   As finals quickly approach, everyone is preparing in a unique way to take on the impending tests. If you’re feeling lost on how to get ready, look no further than the stars for advice.   Aries – The Ram (March 21 to April 19) You […]

 
 

Never mind your homework, Dare to binge-watch this devil

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   On Friday, April 10, Marvel’s Daredevil will make its debut on Netflix. Today. That’s today. Drop what you’re doing and get comfortable. As if word of its debut isn’t satisfactory enough, there’s more: Netflix will have 13 episodes immediately available for streaming. Portrayed by Charlie […]

 
 

Chilling with Randos: meet the IWU art instructor who inspires and composes

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   It isn’t often that you bump into a random instructor and end up talking half your class time away, but that’s how I met Mark Genrich, an adjunct instructor in the Ames School of Art. After hearing about his passion for three-dimensional art, music and teaching, […]

 
 

The Abroad Diaries: Curiousity for Cape Town

The Abroad Diaries: Curiousity for Cape Town

Molly Willeford, Staff Writer   My name is Molly Willeford, and I am checking in from Cape Town, South Africa! Since arriving in South Africa at the end of January, I’ve stayed with four different homestay families in four very different parts of the country. The first homestay was in […]

 
 

The seedy, spermy underbelly of IWU, exposed

The seedy, spermy underbelly of IWU, exposed

The Campus Conspiracist, Staff Writer   Good students of Illinois Wesleyan University, I’m sure that you’ve all noticed the strange noises coming from the newly defunct Shaw Hall late at night. Now, rumors abound about the sources of these noises, but I’m here to put such confusion to bed. The […]

 
 

A guide to March Madness for sports haters everywhere

A guide to March Madness for sports haters everywhere

Jennick Maxlos, Staff Writer   So, it’s the final four and you haven’t paid attention to any of the tournament games. Hell, you probably haven’t held a basketball since Uncle Jerry yelled at you for not being able to make a free throw at the family pickup game in 2008. […]

 
 

Fashion Interviews: Anna Kerr-Carpenter’s creative edge

Fashion Interviews: Anna Kerr-Carpenter’s creative edge

Candace Parrott, Staff Writer   Anna has shared several French classes with me and I was always attracted to her great style – creepy staring moments are allowed when you love fashion, ok? She has an edgy spunk about her, which intrigued me. It was an honor for her to […]