Shark Tank: The stories behind the ideas

Have you started seeing mysterious fins everywhere or a tank of water in the middle of Lower Beamer? No, you didn’t eat too much Blackened Whitefish in Saga. Yes, it must be time for the beloved spin off an ABC classic — Wheaton College Shark Tank. The annual competition, which began in 2013, guides students throughContinue reading “Shark Tank: The stories behind the ideas”

Prez Ball goes modern at Morgan's

Every February, when gray days and winter blues start to become the norm, Wheaton rallies together for College Union’s “Party of the Year”: President’s Ball. Since the first official President’s Ball in 2012, the party has had numerous venues from the historic Palmer House hotel and Navy Pier, to last year’s “Dance with Dinos” atContinue reading “Prez Ball goes modern at Morgan's”

SHS seminar encourages students to pursue healthier habits

Student Health Services hosted a seminar on Thursday, Feb. 16 for students interested in learning how to improve their sleeping and eating habits. Britt Black, the director of SHS, led the seminar, focusing primarily on how sleep and nutrition affect physical and academic performance. Terri Brownlee, the national nutrition manager at Bon Appétit Management Company,Continue reading “SHS seminar encourages students to pursue healthier habits”

Dam crisis places thousands in uncertainty

For the past week, the residents and authorities of Oroville, Calif., have been dealing with an unusual problem for the Golden State: too much water. On Feb. 11, the Oroville Dam reached its 901-foot capacity and began to overflow as a result of winter storms. After a tense week of frenzied attempts to release excessContinue reading “Dam crisis places thousands in uncertainty”

Wheaton makes "safest city" list

Wheaton students currently live in the 32nd safest city in America, according to NeighborhoodScout’s 2017 list of the 100 safest cities. NeighborhoodScout collects data from the crimes reported by the FBI and makes calculations from the number of violent and property crimes per 1,000 residents. Using this method, Wheaton shows itself to be safer thanContinue reading “Wheaton makes "safest city" list”