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Men’s Basketball The men’s team opened the season with a home game against Franklin College on Saturday. The Thunder won 80-66. Tuesday, the Thunder travelled to Defiance, Ohio to face off against Defiance College. The Thunder trailed 31-34 in the half, and ended up losing the game 67-65, bringing their season record to 1-1. Women’s […]

The deke mystique

Remember when you toured Wheaton? The students who give those tours are referred to as Diakonoi, dekes for short. They are a vital part of the initial Wheaton experience, but few Wheaton students actually know much about them.

Haydn’s “Creation” concludes Wheaton's Creation Week

At 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, the air in Edman Chapel was electric as students, alumni and visitors waited for Wheaton College’s Women’s Chorale, Men’s Glee Club, Concert Choir, Symphony Orchestra and other acclaimed guests to take the stage and perform Haydn’s “Creation.” The musical event was the capstone of Creation Week on Wheaton’s campus.

SASS is back

College Union is bringing SASS back today in Lower Beamer. For those unfamiliar with the event, in previous years CU has put on Student Art Student Sound, a creative, fun and diverse exhibit of Wheaton students’ original art. Last spring’s SASS exhibit featured a diversity of mediums, including photography, pointillism, ceramics, music and other creations. Breakdancing occupied the majority of last year’s event.

Smith 2 South brings competition at Oktemberfest

Every fall, Smith-Traber Hall puts on a cross-campus entertainment event in which each dorm floor decorates to a specific theme and create an “adventure” for people to go through. This year, Oktemberfest, which boasts lines extended far into the lobby, is being held on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 8 to 11 p.m.

ISIS’ new currency: doomed but powerful

On Nov. 13, the militant, jihadist group ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, announced its plans to mint its own currency. The metal coins, to be dispersed in gold, silver and copper, will be worth their material value in their weight. The design of the coins includes Islamic slogans written across the front and images associated with ISIS’s goals.

From star to servant: How Cannon Allen found his new role

Cannon Allen was bred to be a star athlete. His parents were college athletes. His sisters are college athletes. His grandfather ran track at Indiana. “It was kind of the culture of the Allen household,” Cannon says. “That’s what I was going to be, and I was very successful in everything I did.” The sport […]

Wheaton Shark Tank: a testing ground for great ideas

On Nov. 13, students flocked to Coray Gym to watch as some of Wheaton’s best and brightest were thrown to the sharks. However, Wheaton’s Shark Tank event was no macabre evening. Structured after the popular ABC television program, the event allowed 13 groups of students to present business ideas that they had engineered to a packed audience and a panel of “sharks.” Up for grabs were two $1000 awards, five coveted slots in next spring’s Shark Tank event and the inevitable bragging rights.

Wheaton ROTC program faces charges of unconstitutional behavior

The Wheaton ROTC program faces investigation by the United States Army due to the request that an applicant for a position in their military science department be “of Christian faith.” On Nov. 10, the Army responded with the news that they have begun a “holistic review” of Army ROTC programs.

Feliz navidad, Honduras

In a hospital in rural, northeast Honduras, seven-year-olds Araon and Josue will soon be receiving shoebox gifts for Christmas. Judith Blumhofer, MD, has worked at Hospital Loma de Luz for two years now and is finally implementing her plan to deliver 40 shoeboxes full of gifts to the children in her pediatric ward this Christmas.