Trump to become the 45th president of the United States

One day after the polls closed with a Donald Trump presidency confirmed, protests broke out in cities and college campuses around the country, including in Chicago, New York, Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles. According to multiple news outlets, protesters shouted expletive-laden chants, gathered outside Trump Towers and blocked a highway in Los Angeles. Fifteen were arrested inContinue reading “Trump to become the 45th president of the United States”

New CCIW champs in town

After years of dominance by North Central, Wheaton women’s cross country finally broke through. In Normal, Ill., the team competed in this year’s CCIW Women’s Cross Country Championship against the rest of the conference and experienced something they haven’t been able to do since 2008. “I really wanted our team to win this championship becauseContinue reading “New CCIW champs in town”

Dr. Milliner: Bridging academia and pop culture

My interview with Matthew Milliner, Wheaton College’s resident art historian, fell on the first sick day in his five-year career as professor of art history, so he and I conversed through a digital window into his private home — ironic, given that we were talking about his recent recognition as an Emerging Public Intellectual. ThisContinue reading “Dr. Milliner: Bridging academia and pop culture”

In World News: International perspectives on the U.S. presidential election

For some students, the outcome of this election will hold a double meaning — affecting U.S. relations with their home country as well as domestic policy in the U.S., their host country. Candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have discussed their positions on policies ranging from healthcare, to immigration and the economy. As the campaignContinue reading “In World News: International perspectives on the U.S. presidential election”

The flags of our students

Anderson Common’s atmosphere has a new flavor — an international flair influenced by 97 countries’ flags prominently lining the cafeteria’s walls, featuring colors from France and Qatar to Singapore and Taiwan. These flags represent the countries of current and past international undergraduates as well as current graduate students. The display went up Tuesday, Oct. 11Continue reading “The flags of our students”

Composite sketches of Baby Hope's parents bring new hope to the case

After the discovery of a deceased baby girl in a backpack on August 15th, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for her parents, utilizing DNA forensic analysis as a tool to assemble composite sketches of her parents. A landscaper found a backpack on Plamnondon Road in Wheaton, 2.2 miles away fromsouthwest of theContinue reading “Composite sketches of Baby Hope's parents bring new hope to the case”