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Simple romantic advice to secure your relationship

Candace Parrott, Staff Writer   Romance – some like it hot. Others just want it to be real. And functional. We all know relationships can be tricky, but here are five pieces of advice for maintaining a healthy romantic relationship in college. 1. Honesty Though it mays seem obvious, it’s […]


Cash box stolen at IWU’s 12th Annual Charity Drag Show

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   The 12th Annual Charity Drag Show, hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University’s Pride, was going as planned until the cash box for the event was stolen at approximately 9:00 p.m. “Rainie Tezak (an IWU junior and Pride member) and I were taking donations and exchanging tip money […]


Illinois law requires Amazon to charge sales tax on orders

Illinois law requires Amazon to charge sales tax on orders

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   Regular Amazon buyers should notice a small addition to their checkout receipt: an Illinois sales tax. Previously, one of the big advantages to ordering through Amazon, aside from basement-floor prices, was the ability for customers, even those in Illinois, to avoid the tax. Now, Illinois […]


Taking a shot at the anti-vaxxers

Daniel Maibenco, Columnist   Last month, it was reported that there was an outbreak of the measles virus in Disneyland California. Originally there were only a few cases and the treatments were ongoing. Now the number of cases has grown to almost 100 and spread to at least 14 states. […]


Putin’ Asperger’s “diagnosis” ignorant

Amelia Smith, Columnist   In 2008, a Pentagon think tank generated a recently publically released report theorizing that Russian President Vladimir Putin could have Asperger’s Syndrome. Asperger’s was an autism disorder that has since been merged into Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the current DSM V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual […]


Music is subjective

Music is subjective

Eric Novak, Columnist This biggest surprise of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, as usual, was the winner for “Album of the Year.” The Grammy Awards were broadcasted this past Sunday. There were performances by Sia, Jack Johnson, Demi Lovato and others to round out the star-studded evening. This year, it […]


Ask Anna: Spice things up

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   Q: Dear Anna, I’m looking to do something special for my significant other to spice up our Valentine’s Night. Any suggestions? A: One of the best ways to create an everlasting, romantic Valentine’s memory is to end the holiday with a bang. But you want to […]


Titans split games, fall seventh in CCIW

Sam Lalonde, Staff Writer   It was another up-and-down week that included a win and a loss and left the Illinois Wesleyan University women’s basketball team with little hope to make the conference tournament. After defeating Millikin on Wednesday night, the Titans lost to North Central on Saturday. Last week’s […]


Stat-crossed lovers separate from the pack

Stat-crossed lovers separate from the pack

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor The Illinois Wesleyan University track team is full of special athletes and special bonds. One of those special bonds is that between seniors Jeff Toraason and Kristen Johnson, a couple who has been competing together for the past three and a half years. “It’s certainly nice […]


2015 NFL Draft: Preview and Predictions

2015 NFL Draft: Preview and Predictions – Jack Sweeny, Staff Writer   The NFL season has been over for a week and fans are already getting excited to see who their team is going to pick in the upcoming draft in April. The question that is being asked most often […]