To the Wheaton community:
After releasing The Record this week, our staff has been made aware of many concerns regarding the page-one interview with Alexander Lim, charged with illegal video-taping. Many students feel that The Record presented Lim’s account in a way that is insensitive, disrespectful and damaging. Students expressed concerns that by allowing Lim a platform to speak, The Record further marginalized and isolated those affected by his actions.
“I’ve been diving on a regular basis of two or three times each week since 1980, when the pool was built. At least 10 dives a week for about 500 dives each year times 35 years since the pool was built. That’s about 17,500 dives,” professor of physics emeritus Joseph Spradley said.
The Chinese Culture Club, Koinonia and Rice Bowl joined together on Saturday to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year celebration at Wheaton is an annual tradition that brings students of all backgrounds together for a night of food, fun and cross-cultural exposure.
Wheaton’s annual town hall chapel took a surprising turn Monday morning when senior Philip Fillion took the microphone to ask President Philip Ryken a question about the college’s stance on LGBT issues and sexual ethics. Midway through his question, Fillion was hit on his left shoulder by an apple thrown from the back of the balcony.
Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein opened fire in Denmark at a freedom of expression talk and at a bat mitzvah, killing two, a little more than five weeks after the Islamist terrorists stormed Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris.
Joyce Both was raised in a Catholic home in Illinois until she was 17, when she converted to Mormonism, but she still had questions about God. She remained a Mormon for the rest of her adult life, raising her children under that religion, until two months ago when she converted to Islam.
The United States has the second-highest rate of incarceration in the world: higher than Cuba, higher than Russia and higher than Iran. As of 2011, there were over 2.2 million people incarcerated in America, nearly one percent of resident adults.
The Senior Date Auction followed the Kingdom Prayer Vigil’s final day of prayer based on the theme of hope last week. The irony of the sequence of events was impossible to ignore, with the Senior Date Auction booth squeezed between two enormous red Prayer Vigil posters in Lower Beamer, where one of the strings of paper hearts on the booth read “marry me.” With graduation fast approaching, the auction seemed to be playing the comedic act of helping the 28 seniors up for bid get their “ring by spring.”