What would Jesus say about the death penalty?

When the Pharisees brought a woman to Jesus who was caught in the act of adultery and asked him if she should be stoned, Jesus replied, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her” (John 8:7). This was one of the first stories from the Bible that was discussed  on Nov. 6, at the Death Penalty Forum. The event, co-sponsored by Prison Ministries, Center for Applied Christian Ethics and Equal Justice USA, explored the many complexities and challenges of implementing the death penalty.

Wheaton passes general education reform

After many years of hard work on general education reform and months of formulating this particular plan, Wheaton’s Faculty and Student Government passed a proposal that creates new general education curriculum: Christ at the Core: Liberal Arts at Wheaton College. This program will significantly change how Wheaton approaches general education.

Tru-Colour Bandages

They’re devoted to promoting diversity in healing … through adhesive bandage. Calling themselves “Tru-Colour Bandages,” a small team of six people — including three Wheaton students: senior Michael Paffenroth, senior Mason Duling, and sophomore Ruth Ruberwa — banded together to change how we see bandages for good.

Wheaton students showcase their talents in the annual talent show

The normally calm walkway from Beamer Center to Edman Chapel was filled with impatient chatter and shivering students last Friday evening well before the doors opened for the 2014 Wheaton Talent Show. Sophomore Iliana Rivera, who attended the Talent Show, said, “I decided to get in line a half an hour before the doors opened. When I got there, the line had already reached the library!”

All gave some; some gave all

In commemoration of Veteran’s Day this past Tuesday, Wheaton College’s Army ROTC Rolling Thunder Battalion hosted the “Remembering Our Veterans” ceremony in Blanchard Hall.  Currently under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Hoyman, the Rolling Thunder have been drilling at Wheaton College since their inception on June 20, 1952. In fact, from 1952 until 1969, participation in the ROTC program was required of all physically able freshmen and sophomore male students at Wheaton College. However, continuing on with the program through graduation for commissioning into the Army has always been voluntary.

Wheaton sports shorts for Nov. 14

Swimming The men’s and women’s swim teams competed in a dual meet against Calvin College last Saturday. The women won their competition, earning 189 points to Calvin’s 111, winning 12 events as well as setting a new school record with Freshman Abby Prince’s 421.71 point performance in the one meter dive, besting the previous school […]