The Wheaton Wire



Issue #5 February 28th, 2024

Wheaton Updates Free Speech Policy After Postering

Wheaton Updates Free Speech Policy After Postering

Wheaton announced changes to its postering policy on Tuesday amidst a wave of controversial and politically charged posters being put up around campus. The change in the postering policy draws attention to the question of…

Lyons Comeback Falls Short, Season Ends at the Hands of Emerson 

Lyons Comeback Falls Short, Season Ends at the Hands of Emerson 

Last Tuesday night, in front of a packed Emerson Gymnasium, the men’s basketball season came to a screeching halt in the first round of the New England Women’s and Men’s Conference Championship Tournament. Despite a valiant surge with under nine to…

Dance Fest 2024: Momentum, A Major Success

Dance Fest 2024: Momentum, A Major Success

Since 2012, Dance Fest has been a way for student-run organizations to show off their hard work and creativity. Students choreographed, practiced, and mastered multiple dances cooperatively. Their tireless work was obvious in the electric performances from TRYBE, Paraíso Latino, Tap…

Just For The Record: The Importance of Physical Media in the Digital Age

Located on the first floor of Balfour-Hood, tucked in between Pappas Fitness Center and the Lyon’s Den, lies The Vlad, the on-air radio studio for the Wheaton College Communications Station (WCCS). As a WCCS Executive Member and self-appointed custodian of The…

Wheaton Alumnus Gabe Amo Elected as Rhode Island Congressman

Last November, a Wheaton alumnus was elected to Congress, and his name is Gabriel Amo. When longtime Congressman David Ciciline announced he would be stepping down from his position representing Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional district, there was a great deal of…

The Crisis of Meaning: The Roots of Our Nihilistic Culture

Nothing we do matters. There is no hope for the future. These kinds of thoughts are especially common among Generation Z. Studies from the last decade show drastically increased rates of depression, anxiety, and suicidality. Concerns about the cost of living,…

Biden’s Political Possibilities and Predicaments

As President Biden and Donald Trump appear slated for a rematch this November, voters must decide which of these two men deserves a second term. Indeed, many voters are not looking forward to a repeat of the stress and volatility that…

WCCS Winter Playlist

WCCS Winter Playlist

By Michael Kanyongolo and John Morris  To listen to more of Michael and John’s favorite music, tune in to “No Static At All” on Thursdays from 7-8 at wheatoncollgeradio.com  Michael’s Winter Picks Here Comes the Moon – George Harrison If Here…

The Death of a Snow Day?

The Death of a Snow Day?

Feb. 13’s Nor’Easter saw snow blanket Wheaton’s campus, snowmen pop up around the Dimple and the basketball courts, dining halls close, and college operations go remote.  Wheaton sent out an email Feb. 12 to students and faculty advising remote work and…

Why Are Studios Deleting Finished Movies?

Let’s talk about the atrocious phenomenon in Hollywood where a studio will fund a movie, write, direct, and edit it, and then delete the entire thing, erasing all of the work put into the project and spitting in the faces of…