The many stories of Mark Amstutz

Try to imagine Wheaton’s campus 45 years ago, the Wheaton of our grandparents’ generation. Many things about our campus were drastically different: Hudson Armerding (of Armerding Hall) was president of the college, the Chrouser Recreation Center hadn’t opened yet, C.S. Lewis’ famous wardrobe had just arrived and the Thunder were still called the Crusaders. This […]

A victory for Women’s Basketball

On Saturday, Feb. 10, the Wheaton Women’s Basketball team tipped off against the North Park University Vikings. The Thunder put down the Vikings 68-40, improving their season record to 19-5 and their CCIW record to 12-2. Wheaton currently has a 13-game win streak, the longest win streak since they won 14 straight games in the […]

Fourth place overall and a CCIW champ for wrestling

Last Thursday, Feb. 8, the Wheaton Wrestling team finished fourth overall in the 2018 CCIW Wrestling Championships. The Thunder had four wrestlers finish in the top three in their respective weight classes. Wheaton finished fourth in the championship with 96 points. North Central College won the 2018 CCIW Team Champion title by scoring 123.5 points. […]

Wheaton men take fourth at Pat Heenan meet

The Wheaton Men’s Track and Field team faced intense competition this Saturday at North Central’s Pat Heenan Track & Field Invitational. The Thunder showed strong performances and their hard work paid off with an overall fourth place. The North Central Track and Field team earned 236 points and took first place. Lewis scored second place […]

Wheaton women conquer at Pat Heenan meet

The Women’s Track and Field team continued their dominating season by winning North Central’s Pat Heenan Track & Field Invitational. The Thunder competed against eight other teams and came out on top. The Wheaton women scored 131 points to win the event overall. North Central finished with 115 points to score second and Olivet Nazarene […]

Evangelism and the Olympics: Panel recap

The Swider-Peltz Olympic skating team — three members of the Swider-Peltz family who are Wheaton alumni and Olympic athletes — spoke at an open panel on “Evangelism and the Olympics” in the Buyse Lecture Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Nancy Swider-Peltz Sr. is a four-time Olympian. She competed in the 1976, 1980, 1984 and 1988 […]

Wheaton students fight for release of Pastor Brunson

Wheaton’s Students for Religious Liberties club is in the process of launching an ambitious letter-writing campaign, set to begin in March, to fight for the release of Wheaton alumnus Pastor Andrew Brunson ‘88 from a Turkish prison. Sophomore Michael Kitchen and junior Eddie McDougal began the club after they took a class together that dealt […]

33 Variations: Arena Theater's latest play

Wheaton’s Arena Theater continues their 2017-2018 season with Moises Kaufman’s “33 Variations,” opening tomorrow night and running through Feb. 24. The play alternates between past and present and is centered around the story of Beethoven and why he was compelled to write his famous “Diabelli Variations.” The Wheaton Conservatory’s own Daniel Horn, professor of piano […]