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Letter From the Editor

Welcome back! It’s the start of a new semester and two weeks in, can be said that a lot has happened already. From classes beginning to the conclusion of the McIntire incidents, this is already turning out to be an eventful semester. Hopefully, in the coming weeks, we address building back of safety and community […]

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Wheaton Hires a New Vice President of Enrollment

Wheaton College now has a new vice president of enrollment, Laura Severin. Severin was appointed to the position by a search committee headed by Vice President Gene Begin and Professor Karen McCormack. During the search, the committee noted her thoughtful and strategic approach to the challenges of student recruitment and enrollment as well as her […]

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Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Proposal

Despite the U.S. government’s most recent shutdown, Wheaton College remains relatively unaffected. This shutdown is currently the longest shutdown in the history of the United States, surpassing the 21-day government shutdown in 1995 under former President Clinton. According to multiple news sources such as CBS, CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post, the […]

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The Importance of Creative Writing

Over time we begin to associate writing with school work. It becomes a chore and something we as students begin to dread. So we procrastinate and avoid the task at hand. However, there were once times when writing was a voluntary and fun activity. I remember in the days before my cell phone was always […]

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“Shirkers” The Cult Classic That Never Was

In late October Netflix released yet another installment of its intriguing series of documentaries simply titled, Shirkers. This spectacular documentary follows the story of Sandi Tan who in the early 90’s in Singapore, set out to make a quirky and vibrantly beautiful feature film with herself, her fellow film students/friends Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique, […]

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Cauldron Album Review

Canada has produced a surprisingly large portion of good heavy metal over the decades, and Cauldron is just one of the newer entries to that pool. Their newest offering, “New Gods,” in addition to featuring some curiously chosen album art, brings its share of hooks and riffs. All of these blatantly harken back to a […]

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Inside the Dance Company With Cheryl Mrozowski

Cheryl Mrozowski, Wheaton’s Director of Dance has been with the college since 1987, building and expanding the department throughout the years. She spoke with passion and excitement about the Dance Company and its upcoming main stage performance. This year, the company is comprised of 12 dancers: 11 females and one male, six of which are […]

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Protesting the New Residence Hall

Nearly every morning, a few protesters gather outside the construction site of Wheaton’s new residence hall, holding up signs that proclaim “Wheaton College is bad for the Norton community.” The protestors, who wish to remain anonymous, claim that it is public knowledge that Commodore Builders, the construction company hired for the residence hall construction, do […]

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Podcasting, Fandom, and Beyond with “Fansplaining”

Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minkel are the hosts of the well-known podcast called “Fansplaining,” a show dedicated to discussing the general and various aspects of fandom and fandom culture. On November 15th the duo paid Wheaton a visit and had a long discussion on everything about fan culture, to the aspects and process of building […]

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Coffee with Callie Crossley

Host of WGBH radio show “Under the Radar,” Callie Crossley has built her career in broadcast reporting out of curiosity and dedication to a wide range of topics from politics, pop culture, to history. As a visiting Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and the 2018 Wheaton College honorary degree recipient, Crossley discussed her career, relationship to […]