The Wheaton Wire



Issue #3 December 6th, 2023

Titane: a surrealist automobile fever dream about… love?

Authors note: Spoilers ahead! After over a year of theater closure, I wanted nothing but to be blown away by a movie. I longed to leave a theater speechless, tranced, sick and changed forever. Titane…

Briefs by Ben Volume 1

After students and community members gave their feedback to restore cuts made to Chase Dining Hall hours, Dean Parker announced in an email Friday, Oct. 1 that Chase Dining Hall would remain open until 9 P.M. Monday – Friday. Previously this…

On Campus Employment: Wheaton Phonathon

I am a Wheaton Phonathoner, meaning my on campus job consists of calling alumni, parents, and past donors, then asking them a variety of questions that often ends in me asking if they would like to donate to Wheaton College. We…

Exposé: Are Sports at Wheaton Truly Inclusive?

In the past few years, Wheaton has taken many administrative steps, which range from Diversity, Equity & Access Leadership (DEAL) initiatives to introducing new boards under the Student Government Association (SGA) umbrella, towards becoming an inclusive space for all – to…

24 documented hours in the quarantine dorm

The requirement to stay in Chapin is a circumstance feared by many on campus. To ease curious minds, the following is a documentation of my time in a 24-hour symptom-induced quarantine Thursday, September 9th  1:00 p.m. I go to the testing…

What Could Have Been…One Hell of a Ride

What Could Have Been…One Hell of a Ride

On Friday, Oct. 22, the 2021 Boston Red Sox season came to a close to the hands of the Astros in six games. After six months full of Red Sox baseball, all the ups, downs, and emotions, we wait till 2022…

True Crime: A Deadly Obsession

If you were to hop on either Spotify or Apple podcasts and look at the charts displaying the most listened to podcasts you would see that on both charts within the top ten there is a common theme: true crime. Whether…

(Political) (Not-so-Brief) Briefs by Ben

Last week on Nov. 2, 2021, it was my favorite day of the year, Election Day! Here are some particularly consequential races from near Wheaton College. These numbers are mostly based on hand-calculated/preliminary/unofficial election results, so some numbers may be slightly…

Count Your Lucky Stars Volume Six

We’re in the weird liminal space known as November. Scorpio  •  Oct. 23 to Nov. 21 Halloween may be over, but nothing is scarier than daylight savings time. Turn on all your lights. Sagittarius   •  Nov. 22 to Dec. 21…

In the Mood for Love: Frames within Frames

In the Mood for Love: Frames within Frames

Everyone lives within their own reality, their own frame. Sometimes that frame becomes a fantasy. Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love is an exploration of what happens when that frame, that fantasy is perverse. The film takes place in an…

Meet our new Wheaton employees

In the midst of the Great Resignation, Wheaton has gained a number of new employees.  Here are three new faces to recognize around campus this year. Leigh Kozak (she/they) Hometown: Sudbury, Massachusetts Position at Wheaton and what they do: I am…