We are the champions

The Thunder’s women’s basketball team put their impressive six-game win streak on the line this past weekend during the course of the CCIW women’s basketball tournament. After adding two more hard-fought games to their resume, the women would eventually end the weekend with an eight-game win streak and the school’s third straight CCIW tournament championship. […]

Wheaton women win it all

This past weekend, the 2017 CCIW Indoor Track & Field Championships marked the end of the indoor season for the Wheaton men’s and women’s track and field teams. The women’s team placed first and the men took fourth. Individually, several Thunder runners placed in the top tier of their events. Head coach Scott Bradley and […]

To the ballpark

It’s that time of year again when families flood to ballparks donning the caps of their favorite teams for the great American pastime of baseball. Brats with ballpark mustard, peanuts and cracker jacks and, of course, homeruns and 6-4-3 double plays fill parks and stadiums with energy and excitement as the winter begins to thaw […]

Leaving it on the mat

The Thunder wrestling team traveled to Fort Wayne, Ind. this past weekend to compete in the NCAA Division III Midwest Regionals. Eight of Wheaton’s varsity wrestlers aimed to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships held March 10-11 in La Crosse, Wis. To do so required a Thunder wrestler to place top three in his […]

Matt Adams: the art of connection

Senior Matt Adams has the gift of “woo.” That’s according to his “Strengths Finder” personality profile — but his conversational charisma, combined with a distinct chuckle, do seem to naturally win others over. “It’s that laugh!” Eva Ortiz, assistant director of the Office of Multicultural Development (OMD), told me. His friends say that if there’s one […]

Another day of Sun

Wheaton, Ill. experienced record breaking temperatures earlier this month, with highs in the 60’s from Friday, Feb. 17 to Wednesday, Feb. 22. Wheaton residents traded in their winter coats for shorts and sandals, taking advantage of the summer-like weather. The Illinois Prairie Path was crowded with Wheaton residents walking, running and biking, and Wheaton College […]

IWN: "Not My President's Day" in Chicago

Thousands gathered at rallies across the country to protest President Donald Trump on Monday, Feb. 20, in an action they dubbed, “Not My President’s Day.” According to CNN, the issues under protest ranged from Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration to his election in light of the fact that he lost the popular vote. Opponents […]

Wheaton team doctor receives humanitarian award

Dr. David Watt’s medical career has taken him many places: the Ivory Coast, Romania, Mexico, China, Chicago’s West side — and the Wheaton College Athletic Training Room. Watt, who oversees orthopedic injuries for Wheaton’s sports teams, recently received Northwestern Medicine’s 38th annual Humanitarian Award for his extensive service to underserved areas both internationally and locally. […]

Fishtripfinder wins over Wheaton’s Shark Tank

Senior Price Gunn emerged as the judge’s choice winner at last Friday’s Shark Tank, receiving $3,000 to develop his idea — Fishtripfinder — into a website that would consolidate all aspects of fishing trip planning in one place. Sophomores Nathan Didier and Katherine Davis, who pitched the Lifetime Bible Journal, received the audience choice award […]

Panel examines DAPL issues as protesters are forced to leave Standing Rock

“We must put aside our tendency to focus on issues of land and treaty and think of these issues from a broader, indigenous perspective,” said Associate Professor of History Melissa Franklin-Harkrider. Harkrider, along with professors Captain David Iglesias, Christopher Keil, Matthew Milliner, Gene Green, senior Zachary Erwin and Al Eastman of the American Indian Center, […]