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Folk muses “Side” with DiFranco on new LP

Folk muses “Side” with DiFranco on new LP

By Jackie Connelly, Staff Writer It’s difficult for today’s singer/songwriter to get away with welcoming you to her latest album using the line “Every time I open my mouth I take off my clothes” without sounding at least a little desperate or slutty. Fortunately for all the feminist activists, indie-folk […]


Footage Fest entertains despite poor attendance

  By Eric Novak, Staff Writer When my RA invited me to the Found Footage Festival at Hansen on Friday, Jan. 13, I naturally said yes, thinking it was about those silly films that use supposedly real archival footage to scare the unsuspecting person. The Poughkeepsie Tapes is a prime […]


“Treasures” offers much to be pilfered

  By Shane McGowan, Staff Writer Viewed from a western window of Munsell Hall, Main Street Treasures (formerly Momma G’s) appears to be a small, cozy home just across Main Street. Today, Main Street is cold and the shop workers are indoors, where piles of unusual items clutter the floor, […]


Buy or sell: It’s a Bulls market

By Jake Clemens, Sports Columnist The 2012 NBA season is well underway, and the Chicago Bulls have emerged as a play-off contender this year. The 2011 Bulls team snuck under the radar for most of the season. But the Bulls are not going to be able to play the underdog […]


Titans streak snapped at North Central

By Bobby Bailey, Staff Writer Jan. 14: Illinois Wesleyan v. Carthage College     This past Saturday, the Titans won their fourth straight conference game, besting Carthage College 69-61 at home. Illinois Wesleyan University fell behind twice in the first half, but went on a 9-2 run, evening the game. Carrying the […]


Keep your resolve strong all year long

Danielle Kamp, Staff Writer The New Year symbolizes a fresh start and hope for the future. It is a time for people to imagine new outlooks on life and anticipate what the next year of their life will hold. Thus we have New Year’s resolutions. I have noticed that when […]


Voting apathy plagues Illinois Wesleyan students

Editorial College students are often perceived to be activism-oriented, politically hopeful people. But electoral turnout is much lower for citizens under thirty than it is for older voters. Voter apathy among Illinois Wesleyan University, Illinois State University and Heartland Community College students is a source of frustration for many in […]


Safe Zone builds campus alliance

By Hannah Griffin, News Editior Illinois Wesleyan University recently amended its anti-discrimination statement to include “gender identity and expression.” But while the University formally prohibits discrimination towards members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community, many still feel the environment on campus is unaccepting of these sexual orientations. […]


Faculty reunites with former student, star

By Mary Nicholas, Staff Reporter “Oh Doctor Jesus,” pleads 2007 IWU alumna Bryonha Parnam as she cradles the head of four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald in the current Broadway production of Porgy and Bess. The first IWU School of Theatre Arts (SoTA) alum to grace the Great White Way […]


New “Runway” lacks real “Stars”

New “Runway” lacks real “Stars”

By Nick Desideri, Staff Writer Bands like The Beatles succeeded because they possessed a dynamic that worked for them. Paul and John provided the foundation of the band, George contributed and Ringo…was Ringo. As sacrilegious as it may sound, “Project Runway” was The Beatles of reality television in the mid-2000s. […]