The journey to Islam: three conversions

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.

Wheaton talks incarceration

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.

Love is in the air — and for sale

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.”

50 shades of moral decay

The controversial film “Fifty Shades of Grey” hit theaters across the country on Valentine’s Day weekend, and Americans flocked to see it. According to the ticketing service corporation Fandango, the film was the “fastest selling R-rated title” in the company’s history, even “outpacing other R-rated hits such as the second and third ‘Hangover’ films and […]

Professing love

Valentine’s Day has just passed, but love is still in the air. The Record compiled some stories of how professors met and married their spouses. Some of the stories are almost up to “The Notebook” level of romance, so tissues are advised but not required.


President of the Media Ecology Club freshman James Sharpe explained, “This club isn’t for everyone. If you love your iPhone and can’t put it down, you’re not invited.” The Media Ecology Club, sponsored by associate professor of communication Read Schuchardt, had its first event on the evening of Feb. 12.