Pay the players

With the conclusion of one of college athletics’ most splendid and eye-popping events last week, countless fans and players alike were wondering the same question: where is this money going again? It’s truly difficult  — trust me, I did it — to stand inside a football arena filled with 77,000 fans, watching a tiny basketball […]

Be our guest

With only a few weeks remaining before the Thunder track and field teams compete for the outdoor CCIW conference title, the Thunder hosted the annual Wheaton Invitational this past Saturday, Apr. 8. The Thunder women’s track and field team squared off against nine other teams and came out with a second place finish while the […]

Power surge

It was a busy and successful week for the Thunder baseball team as they played six conference games in six days, dropping the first two to Elmhurst before winning four straight against Carroll, North Park and Carthage. The offense has been spectacular, scoring 50 runs over the course of the week largely due to a […]

Down at the tennis court

With the coming of spring, an upswing in the mood on campus is quite tangible. Students are flying high on the recent stint of sunshine and warm weather. If you’re on the men’s and women’s tennis teams, then you’re flying high on wins, too. Coming off a 9-0 win against Elmhurst College, the Wheaton men’s […]

Thunder helping hands

Soft hands are crucial for any good softball team. The ability to field a sizzler off the infield, transfer to the throwing hand and whip an accurate toss over to first can make or break a team’s performance. The softball team spends a lot of time developing their hands in practice, in games and year-round […]

Making space, taking time: Holy Week at Wheaton

While some members of the Church may be tempted to see Easter as a lackluster version of its winter holiday counterpart, sophomore Madeleine Ruch said that Holy Week, “was my favorite week as a child! It really trumped Christmas, honestly.” And her enthusiasm is contagious. Most Wheaton students, whether regular attendants of Church of the […]

Doug Gresham shares stories about stepfather C.S. Lewis

“Jack had the incredible talent … for taking the complex and reducing it to simplicity,” Doug Gresham said of his stepfather C.S. Lewis. Gresham visited the Wade Center on Tuesday, April 7 to hold a question and answer session for members of the Wheaton community. Students, staff and faculty asked questions about life growing up […]

Dr. Jill Baumgaertner retires after 37 years

After 37 years at Wheaton as professor of English — including 4 years as vice-chair of the faculty, and 16 years as dean of humanities and theological studies — Jill Baumgaertner is retiring. She has also acted as advisor to Kodon, hosted the Writing and Literature Conference, coordinated the Literary Writing Contest and directed Wheaton […]

Food and faith: Vegetarian Club seeks to create open minds

Two weeks ago, anthropology student Nicole McNevin posed a question to the Wheaton student body in order to collect data for her senior capstone project: “What do you think about vegetarianism?” Wheaton responded with some colorful answers: “Does it taste different when you kiss a vegetarian?” “No gains.” “For hipsters only.” “I was born to […]

Christianity Today employee arrested in Aurora sting operation

Trials began last week for four men arrested in Aurora on March 10 who intended to have sexual relations with a minor. Aurora resident, Olatokunbo Olawoye, one of the men arrested, was employed as an ad director at Carol Stream-based magazine Christianity Today. In a statement to Beacon News soon after the arrest, Human Resources […]