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Multicultural Showcase to Celebrate Diversity

‘Multicultural Showcase’ is a new event at Wheaton that intends to celebrate diversity on campus. It will take place on March 4 in Balfour from 6 to 8:00 p.m. and feature an international fashion show, food from local restaurants and musical performances. Organizer Marielle Thete ’16 was inspired by a similar event that takes place […]

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Faculty Forum Discusses Managing Difficult Discussions in the Classroom

Wheaton faculty members met in Mary Lyon Hall on February 19 to discuss their role in managing and facilitating difficult discussions in the classroom. This meeting was prompted by problems arising in classroom discourse following the hateful speech/graffiti incident that occurred in Meadows last semester. Psychology Department Chair, Peony Fhagen, led the forum with the […]

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“Elect Her” encourages more women in student government

Founded by Running Start and the American Association of University Women (AAUW), “Elect Her” is a program that encourages and trains college women to run for positions in student government. Initiated by Student Government Association (SGA) President Sarah Hilton ’16, Wheaton held its first “Elect Her” event in Balfour Hood on February 20. Hilton originally […]

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Kanye West’s Pablo falls short of expectations

Despite his controversial fame, it is hard to deny that Kanye West, best known for songs like “Gold Digger” and “Stronger,” is a musical force to be reckoned. He thinks himself to be as influential as Michael Jackson or, oddly enough, Albert Einstein, whom he alludes to in his new song, “Closest Thing to Einstein,” […]

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Playlist: Feminist Basement Show

“Raising the Skate” – Speedy Ortiz Speedy Ortiz is a rock outfit from Northampton, Mass. fronted by Sadie Dupuis. They’ve recently made news for their help hotline at shows for fans who feel unsafe, especially women and queer people who are targets of harassment. Dupuis takes no shit, and it shows in this track off […]

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Prospective students get a taste of Wheaton culture

If you noticed a recent influx of confused, wide-eyed youths around campus, worry not; this is no munchkin invasion, nor have new freshmen just spawned out of nowhere. What you have most likely observed are prospective students, a species not uncommon around this time of year, as college applications are in and the first round […]

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Katherine Mooney ‘17 Cooks Award Winning Chili

This past October, Programming Council hosted a Chili Cook-Off. The competitors each cooked a batch of chili using the recipe of their choice, and the judges chose the chili they thought tasted the best. In the end, it was Katherine Mooney ’17, who cooked the award winning chili and came away from the contest with […]

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Entrepreneurship Club gets approved and sparks innovation

A few weeks ago, Wheaton’s newest club was approved by the Student Government Association. Entrepreneurship Club, a club aimed at sparking innovation and discussion about social entrepreneurship on campus, hopes that its new presence can help fill a gap its president Michael Sadowsky ‘18 believes to currently be present on campus. Sadowsky first conceived the […]

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Carol finds success despite Best Picture loss

The film Carol, directed by Todd Haynes,was opened in limited released last November and received some of the best reviews in 2015. Carol received ratings ranging from 8.5 out of 10 to an impressive 95% from various sources such as Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, grossing an international total $35.4 million dollars and received a ten-minute […]

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Counseling center offers variety of support groups based on student need

This semester, the counseling center is offering three groups in order to facilitate the needs of students on campus. The ‘Grief Support Group’ will help students who have lost loved ones and want to speak to others with similar experiences. Marijuana moderation class ‘Slow Your Roll’ is back for another semester and a ‘Recovery Group’ […]