Thunder freezes out Carroll University as season ends

This past Saturday, Nov. 11, the Wheaton Thunder kicked off for the last time this season against the Carroll University Pioneers. In the freezing weather, the Thunder pulled out a 71-0 victory. This is the most points the Thunder have scored since they scored 73 points against North Park in 2006. No. 22-ranked Wheaton finished […]

Wrestling hosts Elmhurst and competes in Trine Invite

The Wheaton Wrestling team fell to Elmhurst College in their first CCIW matchup of the season on Friday, Nov. 10, and the Thunder got fourth place at the Trine Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 11. Elmhurst topped Wheaton in the first six matches of the night, winning weight classes ranging from 125-pounds to 165-pounds. Then, senior […]

Women’s Soccer advances in NCAA DIII tournament

After beating Knox College on Friday, Nov. 10 and beating Loras College on Saturday Nov. 11, the Wheaton Women’s Soccer team has advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals. It did not take long for the Thunder to score as freshman forward Izzy Oliver shot a through ball on the right side off of an […]

Fourth place regionals finish for Cross Country Women

The Women’s Thunder Cross Country team finished fourth at the 2017 NCAA Division III Midwest Regional on Saturday at Rock Island’s Saukie Golf Course. UW-Eau Claire took first with 59 points. WashU scored 75 points in second place and UW-La Crosse finished third scoring 109 points. Wheaton scored fourth place with 126 points followed by […]

Men’s Cross Country team place twelfth at NCAA regionals

Last Saturday, the Thunder Men’s Cross Country team competed at the 2017 NCAA Division III Midwest Regional at Rock Island’s Saukie Golf Course. In their final meet of the season, the men placed twelfth on a 36-team field. North Central scored 34 points, taking first at the regional competition. UW-La Crosse won second place with […]

When Blanchard bells toll

Is Wheaton where you go to find the one or a perfect date? Or is it where dating goes to die? In February 1938, the Record office became the official headquarters for Wheaton’s College Date and Escort Bureau. “Dates for anyone anytime,” read an advertisement in the Record’s pages. “The purpose of this bureau is […]

Wheaton's endowment reaches $450 million, avoids potential new tax

When Republican lawmakers introduced national tax reforms in the House of Representatives on Nov. 2, Wheaton’s endowment was one of 140 colleges which, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, could potentially have had a 1.4 percent federal tax placed on its endowment. Wheaton’s endowment, which supplies $171,953.51 per student, would be subject to the […]

Ryken writes: "The Messiah Comes to Middle Earth"

President Philip Ryken released a new book on Nov. 2 that explores theological themes in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.” The book, titled “The Messiah Comes to Middle Earth,” is based on the lectures Ryken gave for the Hansen Series at the Wade Center during the 2015-2016 academic year. The book compares the characters […]

Violence persists in Chicago neighborhoods

Recently, a shooting took place at a Starbucks on Lawrence Avenue in Chicago, only a few blocks away from Wheaton in Chicago’s Uptown residence. The Record has investigated the crime rates in the neighborhoods around the city and neighborhoods most often visited by Wheaties. As the Record reported last spring, Wheaton College’s campus has ranked […]