Swider reflects on legacy on and off the field

By Cassidy Thornburg Head football Coach Mike Swider, following a 12-1 final season record and 24 years of leading the Thunder football program, announced his retirement on Tuesday. Coach Swider played football at Wheaton College and graduated in 1977. He served as the defensive coordinator for 11 seasons immediately following, then took over as head […]

Campus reacts to legal pot

By Melissa Schill Although recreational marijuana will be legal for adults in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2020, it will not be permitted on Wheaton’s campus, following the same restrictions as the no-alcohol policy. In preparation for the new law, the student handbook was updated for the current academic year with the following statement: “The College […]

Sophomore jumpstarts Coast Guard cadet program

By Carolina Lumetta After being approved by Provost Margaret Diddams and the Student Activities Office (SAO) this fall, the new Wheaton Coast Guard Auxiliary University program (AUP) is on its way to become the first university detachment of its type in the Midwest. College of DuPage junior Evan Sheriff and Wheaton sophomore Penn Moffat began […]

Extra point ends Thunder playoff run

By Cassidy Thornburg Twelve consecutive wins, spring ball, summer offseason plans, fall practices and Monday film sessions all came to a halt in the final seconds of play as the Thunder football team fell 34- 33 to St. John’s (Minn.) in the DIII Quarterfinals on Saturday, Dec. 7. “That one is going to hurt for […]