A new year for Ryken's Rowdies

If you’ve been to a homecoming football game, you know what a rowdy fan section looks like. A diverse group of students, from freshmen to seniors, all scrunched together doing everything in their power to encourage their team and occasionaly throwing trash talk around. Ryken’s Rowdies works to bring this atmosphere to all sports eventsContinue reading “A new year for Ryken's Rowdies”

The award-winning Kodon

“Upon first glance at ‘Kodon,’ one would be forgiven in mistaking the oversized journal for a high-end fashion catalog,” wrote graphic designer Anne C. Kerns a judge from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). Her high praise for Kodon’s design accompanied a $1,000 cash prize for design as part of the 2018 National ProgramContinue reading “The award-winning Kodon”

Solidarity invites students to posture of listening

Working to lay a foundation for future dialogue and events, Solidarity Cabinet held an open house entitled “Listen” on Thursday, Sept. 20. Solidarity Cabinet member McKenzie Gallagher, said that the posture of listening “is how we really want to open up our year as a cabinet before we jump into the other events.” Solidarity ChairContinue reading “Solidarity invites students to posture of listening”

Wheaton students advocate for the environment alongside Congressman Roskam

Peter Roskam joined Wheaton professors and students at the West DuPage Woods Forest Preserve on Sept.  18 for a hands-on discussion about environmental impact in DuPage county. The possibility of rain did not defer Roskam. He arrived in a bright orange rain jacket and enthusiastically declared, “let’s live on the edge!” He then led theContinue reading “Wheaton students advocate for the environment alongside Congressman Roskam”

Documentary about former Wheaton professor premieres

On Monday Sept. 24 the documentary film “Same God: Embodied Solidarity Comes at a Price,” featuring former Associate Professor Larycia Hawkins, premiered at the LA Film Festival. This premiere sold out and was followed the next night by an encore showing in Santa Monica. Two final showings of the film are scheduled for Oct. 18Continue reading “Documentary about former Wheaton professor premieres”

Stepping on the field…for the first time

Raise your hand if you’re a student-athlete who doesn’t have time to commit to a varsity team, but has a competitive spirit that isn’t satisfied with only intramural (IM) sports. If this describes you, you’ve probably looked into club sports. Wheaton has a plethora of teams that sit between the varsity and IM level ofContinue reading “Stepping on the field…for the first time”

Unidad: Unity, not uniformity

“We’re really cool and really fun. We’re really eye-catching and enduring. We care a lot.” That is Unidad in a nutshell, according to the president of the organization, Gabidel Miranda (‘18). After observing the work the group is doing on Latinx students among campus, Miranda’s words ring true. Unidad was founded in 2002 and operates underContinue reading “Unidad: Unity, not uniformity”

Chicagoland University Prayer unites students from Wheaton, Moody, Trinity, Others

On Friday Sept. 14, students from across Chicagoland gathered for prayer in the Torrey-Gray Auditorium at Moody Bible Institute. The all-night meeting began with reflections by several students and leaders from Wheaton College, Moody Bible Institute and Trinity International University. Students then worshipped through the night, sometimes praying in groups or in pairs, reflecting in silenceContinue reading “Chicagoland University Prayer unites students from Wheaton, Moody, Trinity, Others”

Festival of Cultures sheds light on Wheaton's ethnic diversity

On Sunday Sept. 16, Wheaton’s Memorial Park was transformed into a showcase for the Community Relations Commission’s first ever “Festival of Cultures.” The festival was the successor of a much smaller “World Tour Day” the Commission sponsored in previous years. There were 30 unique cultural groups that brought a taste of their heritage to theContinue reading “Festival of Cultures sheds light on Wheaton's ethnic diversity”

Settlement reached in hazing lawsuit

In an email to the campus community on Sept. 18, Wheaton College released a joint statement detailing the settlement of a civil lawsuit involving a 2016 hazing incident. Allegedly, a group of football players participated in the binding and kidnapping of another player, Charles Nagy. Nagy filed the suit in March 2018 against Wheaton College,Continue reading “Settlement reached in hazing lawsuit”