An open letter to my pre-Final Four self

Dear Anders of March 30th, 2017, First of all, how you been? Haven’t seen you in a full six days. I know, pretty crazy that we already need to go back and talk. But such is the nature of the business you’re in right now — the journalism world is always changing. So to recap: around […]

Faith at the Final Four

I know what you’re thinking. Really? Classic Wheaton student, finding a way to force the “square peg” of Christianity into the “round hole” of the Final Four. But, I want to give you a fair warning: this isn’t that kind of article. I went to the Final Four with an open mind to find the […]

Wheaton track and field teams compete at Augustana

The Wheaton men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at Augustana College’s “Viking Olympics” this past Saturday. Both teams fared well, as the men finished fourth in the nine-team field and the women finished second out of eleven teams.   The Wheaton men finished with an overall team score of 87.67 points — ahead […]

Baseball wins 5-0

The Thunder suffered two tough losses at Millikin in a three game series this weekend before picking up a 5-0 win off of a stellar pitching performance by sophomore Michael McCraith.   McCraith threw a complete game shutout, allowing only a single hit in the top of the second inning and tallying 10 strikeouts. In […]

Softball brings new vibe

Softball season definitely brings a new vibe to campus and quickens the arrival of Spring’s energy and Summer’s overplaying of country music. The team takes the campus aux cord before each game to loosen up and get in the zone at Ruth Leedy Stadium, sending Sam Hunt’s, “Body Like a Back Road,” reverberating off the […]

Around the world

What do you think when you hear the phrase “March Madness” or “Final Four?” Do you think of Justin Jackson and UNC, Nigel Williams-Goss and Gonzaga or whichever teams and players you love most? Regardless of what team won your March Madness bracket, you’re thinking of an American team, which is assumedly made up of […]

Farewell, but not goodbye

“When I started teaching in the English Department, we didn’t have computers, we didn’t have internet,” said Dr. Sharon Coolidge, gesturing to the computer on her desk. “I remember running off things on a mimeograph machine — with purple ink!” Of all the items which have accumulated in Coolidge’s office since she became chair of […]

Campus Powwow celebrates Native American culture

Wheaton hosted its first powwow, a Native American ceremony involving singing and dancing on Friday, March 31. Several Native American performers led the event, including Casey Church, a Potawatomi elder and the Executive Director of Wiconi International, a Christian organization that works toward social justice for Native people. Red Line Drum, a Chicago-based Native American […]

In World News (IWN): South Korean president arrested, held to await charges

South Korea’s former president, Park Geun-hye, was arrested on Friday and placed in a detention facility in Seoul. According to the statement issued by the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s office, Park — the nation’s first female president — “abused the mighty power and position as President to take bribes from companies,” “infringed upon the freedom […]