God is the goal

I walk into my house and it’s cold — silence, colder than shouting. I go into the kitchen and see my mom working on her computer. “Hey mom.” A quick glance up, a sharp “Hi,” then silence. At least she’s home, I think. The next day, it wasn’t silence. It was critique. It was a […]

Tasting success

As the Wheaton men’s wrestling team headed into the last half of their season, it looked like their work was paying off as they had experienced both individual and team success on the mat. Unfortunately, the Thunder had a disappointing team finish last Saturday at the Manchester Spartan Mat Classic in North Manchester, Indiana. In […]

Buckled in for the long haul

The men’s basketball team started off the season strong, winning three of their first four games before going onto a rollercoaster of a season. On Saturday Jan. 14, the Thunder played the Millikin Big Blue (3-12, 1-5 CCIW) at King Arena. Having lost four of their last five games, the Thunder were thirsty for blood. […]

A team that eats together

For the women’s basketball team, collective team spirit is what keeps them going through their matches. The team works hard to actively live out their team verse, 2 Corinthians 12:9, and look to God for strength. Between practices and team dinners every night, junior Maggie Dansdill says she thinks they are “really starting to click […]

Eat my bubbles

Over the past couple weeks Wheaton’s men and women’s swimming teams have been kept busy with a quad meet against Hope, Kalamazoo and Lake Forest, as well as an away meet against Carthage. Last Saturday, the team swept the quad meet with the men racking up 546 points and the women’s team grabbing 552 points. […]

Obamacare repeal and replacement, explained

It had been only a few hours since his swearing in, but Trump was moving fast. On Friday evening, the 45th U.S. President signed his first executive order, taking yet another step toward fulfilling his campaign promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare. The order instructs agencies to more loosely interpret and delay any fulfillment of […]

Dispatch from Washington, D.C.

Less than an hour before the inauguration started, we realized that we had grossly underestimated the time it would take to make it onto the National Mall. We should just take our time, we figured. Even if we showed up later, we would probably be able to elbow our way closer to the Capitol building […]

In the Margins Ireena: Struggling with Being Black

This is the fifth in this year’s series of stories devoted to Wheaton students who are “different” in some way. These stories are solely representative of the individuals who tell them. This week’s story is by “Ireena,” who is from Ethiopia. The story is based on an interview with Dr. Cliff Williams of the Department […]

CCCU sends letter supporting BRIDGE Act

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities sent a letter to Senators Richard Durbin and Lindsey Graham on Jan. 12 in support of the proposed Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream of Growing our Economy Act, or BRIDGE. According to the National Immigration Law Center, Durbin and Graham introduced BRIDGE in Dec. 2016 as a […]