Swimmers compete at NCAA DII Nationals

March 29 2018 The Wheaton Thunder Men’s and Women’s Swim teams showed their strengths in last weekend’s 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. Five Wheaton athletes made it to the finale, which ran from Wednesday to Saturday. The Thunder Men’s team consisted of senior Jack O’Connor, junior Chris Szymczak, freshman Will Rinne andContinue reading “Swimmers compete at NCAA DII Nationals”

Men’s Tennis back on their feet after first win of season

March 29 2018 After a 0-9 start to their season, the Wheaton Men’s Tennis team gained a strong victory over Edgewood last Friday, March 23. Last week against Luther College, a few of the athletes were recovering from or dealing with injuries. “Going into Luther I was coming off an injury so I wasn’t feelingContinue reading “Men’s Tennis back on their feet after first win of season”

Men’s Golf finishes sixth in Purgatory Invitational

March 29 2018 Last weekend, the Wheaton Men’s Golf team competed in the Taylor University Purgatory Invitational. The team finished sixth place overall. Due to weather conditions, the invite was moved up and Thursday’s first round was brought to an early end due to darkness. The first round was completed on Friday, March 23 asContinue reading “Men’s Golf finishes sixth in Purgatory Invitational”

Strong Wheaton Invitational I for Thunder baseball

March 29 2018 The Wheaton Thunder Baseball team capped off the second part of the Wheaton Invitational this weekend with a 6-8 loss to Concordia College (MN) in the opening game on Friday, and two wins on Saturday against Dominican University and Beloit College, 5-2 and 9-3, respectively. The Thunder’s record now sits at 9-6Continue reading “Strong Wheaton Invitational I for Thunder baseball”

What happens when students take time off?

March 29 2018 On March 15, I had the privilege of attending “Mental Health Matters,” an event sponsored by Lighthouse, a mental health support group for Wheaton students. There, I heard the story of Rachel Tsen ‘14, youth program director of the DuPage county division of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Rachel struggledContinue reading “What happens when students take time off?”

Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

March 29 2018 On Friday March 23, Noah Spielman, one of the five players in the criminal hazing case from 2016, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. In court, Spielman admitted to his involvement in the 2016 incident, which did not include bodily harm to the victim, Charles Nagy. In exchange, prosecutors dropped the felony charges.Continue reading “Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case”

Wheaton students join the March for Our Lives

March 29 2018 On Saturday, March 24, hundreds of thousands of protesters, including Wheaton students, participated in the March for our Lives in Washington, D.C. to “demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today,” according to their website. Estimates of theContinue reading “Wheaton students join the March for Our Lives”

Rough start for Wheaton Men’s Tennis team

March 22 2018 The Wheaton tennis team lost a close match to Luther College last Saturday, March 17. The final score was 5-4 after competition ended. “Coming into the match we had a lot of injuries,” sophomore Jeremiah Yi said, “Our #5 (ranked player) had a chipped bone and was playing in a cast whileContinue reading “Rough start for Wheaton Men’s Tennis team”

Strong Wheaton Invitational I for Thunder baseball

March 22 2018 The Thunder Baseball team opened up their home season at Lee Pfund Stadium this weekend, winning their game on Friday and earning a split in their double header on Saturday. Wheaton’s record moves to 7-5 after their wins against St. Mary’s (MN) and Alma College, and their loss to Aurora University. Friday’sContinue reading “Strong Wheaton Invitational I for Thunder baseball”

Wheaton softball loses two straight doubleheader

March 22 2018 The Wheaton softball team was back in the Midwest last week and faced some tough competition. The Thunder softball players traveled to Aurora University for a doubleheader last Thursday, March 15 and lost both games. Last Saturday, March 16, Wheaton had a double header against Wartburg College. Aurora scored 20 runs inContinue reading “Wheaton softball loses two straight doubleheader”