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Arts and Culture

Talking about King Gizzard

Rock music certainly isn’t dead in America, but when comparing its status to that in other countries, one might get that impression. Australia, on the other hand, is a vernal pool teeming with life; the likes of Pond, Wolfmother, Courtney Barnett and Tame Impala show us where psychedelia and guitar-driven music is going, with King […]

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Arts and Culture

When BoJack Horseman experiments

The fourth season of Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman” was just released on September 8. Though the season still follows most of the same characters, it is much different than the previous season in terms of structure and content; it is much darker and separates each main character in a way it hasn’t done before. And while […]

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Arts and Culture

Astrology explained

In the past year, there has been a huge interest in the study of astrology among teens and young adults on social media. Just look at your discover feed on Instagram and you might come across one of these astro-memes. However, these are a bit different than the vague horoscopes that you read in the […]

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Sports

Riley Thompson Named NEWMAC Field Hockey Defensive Athlete

On September 5, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference announced that senior goalkeeper Riley Thompson ’18 has been named NEWMAC Field Hockey Defensive Athlete of the week. She continues to earn the admiration of her teammates for her sense of duty, her ability to concentrate and the poise she displays in difficult and […]

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Features

Letter from the SGA President

Dear Wheaton students, faculty and staff! Welcome back to our beautiful campus for what I’m sure will be a year filled with growth, new friendships and new opportunities. This first month at school has assuredly been a busy one. Freshmen are adjusting to their new way of life; sophomores and juniors are gearing up to […]

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Opinion

Stop Laughing at the Clown

I don’t know if I’m the only person who feels this, but I’m a little bit exhausted of hearing about Donald Trump. It’s not even so much that I’m tired of Trump himself. Rather, I’m sick of seeing his presence everywhere on TV and the internet. Every late night comedian seems to have their own […]

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News

North Korea: America’s Options

It is important to establish the fact that the North Korean regime is not run by a madman, but a rational actor. Having seen what has happened to dictators such as Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi that eschewed nuclear weapons and were subsequently toppled, the regime views nuclear weapons as necessary to its survival. Understanding […]

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Opinion

Letter From the Opinion Editor

Welcome back, Wheatonites! I hope that everyone enjoyed their summer vacation and is ready to start the 2017-2018 academic year with renewed energy. As the current opinions editor, I would like to open the Wire with a few remarks about the opinions section this year. I am declaring a war against intellectual uniformity at Wheaton. […]

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Opinion

Identity Politics created Charlottesville

One of the largest displays of white supremacy and general bigotry in the 21st century was exhibited in Charlottesville, Virginia, six weeks ago. Members of various white supremacist groups under the umbrella term “alt-right” gathered to protest the removal of a statue of the Confederate General Robert E. Lee after this was voted upon by […]

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Opinion

Disinformation Campaigns and the Internet: Who to Trust?

In recent years, American journalists have increasingly publicized Russian efforts to influence public opinion online through targeted disinformation campaigns and hacking attempts. However, these kinds of state-sanctioned programs are not new, nor are they the sole province of former KGB agents. Over the course of the Cold War, both the Soviet Union and the nations […]