Celebrating health, not speed

One of my closest friends asked me a couple of weeks ago if I would ever let my daughter be a distance runner. This friend knew how soul-wrenching some of my last six years as a cross country and track athlete were. In essence, she really wanted to know: Was it worth it?   I […]

Wheaton women win here, there, everywhere

This week brought substantial levels of uncertainty and doubt across the nation. Some question whether the Williams sisters will both make it to the finals of the Australian Open, some have doubts about the upcoming release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson living up to the original, and still some question whether […]

Chargers shock San Diego

After 56 seasons in San Diego, the Chargers are moving back to Los Angeles. For local San Diegans and Chargers fans like myself, it was difficult to process. For the last two years, the Chargers’ franchise president, Dean Spanos, has threatened to relocate the Chargers to Los Angeles. The Spanos family was set on building […]

All work and no play?

Collegiate athletics are intense. This is a well-known fact that only intensifies the higher the level of play. As the division increases (from Division III to Division II to Division I), so, too, do the expectations and pressure. As with any field, the higher the stakes, the more people are willing to cut corners. In […]

“Fractured” panel addresses why evangelicals voted for Trump

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, a group of Wheaton employees, students and locals congregated in the Barrows Auditorium to hear three panelists’ perspectives on the state of evangelicalism post-election. Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism Ed Stetzer moderated the discussion, titled “Fractured: Rebuilding the Church’s Witness,” directing questions to Margaret Diddams, Provost and […]

A step through history with Billye Kee

“Back then, we — called the ‘colored children’ — couldn’t try on the shoes at shoe stores,” said Billye Scott Kee. “Because if we didn’t purchase those shoes, they would have to be destroyed or thrown out.” One year after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Kee […]

Wheaton burglar sentenced to 22 years after stealing remote control

What crime would land you 20 years in prison? Aggravated vehicular assault and rape will often set you in the slammer for two decades, but this past Wednesday, serial burglar Eric Bramwell, 35, was sentenced 22 years in jail after stealing a remote control from the Wheaton 121 apartments.   The harsh sentence was due […]

Mexican drug lord El Chapo extradited to the US

The Mexican government extradited the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, to the United States on Thursday, Jan. 19. He arrived in New York after being picked up by a team from the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.   Guzmán, known as “El Chapo” or “Shorty” […]

Ex-House Speaker and Wheaton Grad Dennis Hastert requests repayment of hush money

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, a ‘64 Wheaton grad, filed a court claim Thursday asserting that millions of dollars he paid in hush money to keep victims quiet should be returned to him. Hastert is currently serving a 15-month prison sentence for banking violations regarding a sexual abuse scandal. He had formerly paid […]