Bakke's big kick

As the soccer ball rocketed through the air towards the goal, Ben Bakke only had a split second to think, “That’s going in.” The soccer ball was knuckling into the bottom right corner of the goal and the sensors inside the mechanical goalkeeper were having difficulty reacting fast enough to Bakke’s perfectly aimed shot with […]

High hopes

In their final tune-up before the conference meet, The Thunder track teams had record-breaking weekends in their meets against rival North Central on Saturday. Freshman Favor Ezewuzie had a day to remember, as she broke the school record for the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.18 and tied the school record in the long […]

Ready to host

After a six-game winning streak throughout most of January, the women’s basketball team experienced certainly what amounts to their most humbling loss of the season. The team lost by a score of 70-44 to middle-of-the-pack Carthage College.   This loss seemed to re-orient the team as they have been an unstoppable force ever since, winning […]

Starting strong

The Wheaton men’s tennis team played John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” to celebrate a 2-1 record this past weekend.         The Thunder kicked off the weekend with a tough match against UW-Whitewater on Friday. Seniors Justin Ancona and Matt Steiner continued to perform well on the court as they captured a victory at […]

Thunder season suddenly ends

After a four-game winning streak, the men’s basketball team put themselves in great position to make a push for the fourth and final slot in the CCIW tournament. The team was finally jelling together on both ends of the court; they just needed to win their final two games against two teams the Thunder had […]

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 through […]

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” at […]

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, […]

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 excess […]

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 than […]