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Students call for greater transparency

Late last month, a petition with the objective of increasing administrative transparency at Wheaton morphed into a swiftly growing and well-advertised Facebook group. “Wheaton College Student Advocates,” as the group is called, aims to bring to light the goals of a petition launched last semester on the grassroots website Change.org, particularly after several crimes had […]

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WheaTalks to return in March

Last March saw the debut of WheaTalks, an open speaking event for all members of the Wheaton community where students could come together and share an innovative or intriguing idea about any subject. Initiated by the Wheaton College chapter of The Roosevelt Institute, a nationwide, student-run policy think tank, the event brought students together to […]

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Wheaton signs up for Google email

Acting on a plan that began in the fall of 2011, Wheaton College has made the switch to Google-hosted email and calendar services. Google’s services will replace Wheaton’s previous email software, which was licensed from Barracuda Networks, Inc. The college expects to save $15,000 to $18,000 annually as a result of the switch. Google services […]

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Lyons cap emotional night with tight win vs. WPI

Last week, Emerson Gymnasium welcomed an entertaining NEWMAC battle between the Lyons and the visiting Engineers of WPI. Wheaton managed to hold on to a 34-32 win even as WPI went 13-4 during the last half. The win was highlighted by a halftime celebration of Wheaton’s female senior athletes, which included appearances by President Ronald […]

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Baltimore, Beyoncé rock Super Bowl XLVII

Ray Lewis is partying all the way to retirement. The Ravens linebacker fought hard with his teammates in New Orleans Sunday evening as the Baltimore Ravens topped the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. The game featured two young quarterbacks looking to jumpstart their careers, as well as a rivalry between brother coaches […]

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The Vaccines make impressive U.S. debut in Boston

If you’ve never heard of the Vaccines, stop reading and go listen to “Wetsuit,” or better yet, watch the music video too. Okay, now come back to this article. Ready to read all about the awesome Vaccines concert you missed last week? With their critically acclaimed debut album, What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?, […]

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Beans to brew: the story of coffee production and consumption

How much do you know about coffee? Yes, as students, we all know that it takes at least two cups of strong brew to get through every night of finals week. But what do you know about the process that actually goes into making that pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks? After all, coffee beans travel […]

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Lessons learned from a sober weekend

The passing of The Big Event means another sober weekend has come and gone on campus, perhaps without many students even realizing it was taking place. It also means Wheaton College saw an abundance of people wearing shirts sporting the word ‘SOBER’ in big capital letters, many of whom will later wear them while intoxicated, […]

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Student entrepreneurs give the friendship bracelet a chic makeover

On occasion, the physical manifestation of friendship is wrapped around the wrists of Wheaton students. This is especially true of Wheaton seniors Alexia Rempoutzakou ’13, Vanessa Fuchs ’13 and Alaina Raftis ’13, who have proposed a sophisticated take on the friendship bracelet. Their taste for entrepreneurship began during their sophomore year, when the three friends […]

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Critical rundown: Is Hagel the best man for the job?

Editor’s Note: The below article is a succinct analysis of a variety of opinions from journalists, analysts and public officials surrounding Chuck Hagel’s nomination hearings. We have published stories like these in the past, but the inspiration for the format comes from The Week Magazine and it’s online counterpart, TheWeek.com. Former Senator Chuck Hagel, the […]