The Wheaton Wire



Issue #5 February 28th, 2024

Ice Spice Munchkin Drink Review

Ice Spice Munchkin Drink Review

Recently Dunkin’ Donuts collaborated with rapper Ice Spice to drop a new fall drink called the Ice Spice Munchkins Drink. The Ice Spice Munchkins Drink was dropped live on air at the 2023 MTV awards.…

The College Bubble Part 3: Greyhound Racing, Wheaton’s first significant Bubble Breaker

When I asked long-time Norton residents about examples of past conflict between Wheaton and Norton, a few mentioned greyhound racing in the 1930s. While none were alive for the debate itself, they still considered it a notable example of a town…

Letter From The Editor

Dear Readers, In this issue of The Wheaton Wire, you will find stories of poetry, movies, car accidents, and… student feet. I hope you had a fulfilling and eventful Halloweekend; it seems that the rain spared us until Monday. Fall is…

Is Social Identity our Authentic Identity?

Is Social Identity our Authentic Identity?

“The Social Identity Wheel worksheet is an activity that encourages students to identify social identities and reflect on the various ways those identities become visible or more keenly felt at different times, and how those identities impact the ways others perceive…

Killers of the Flower Moon Review: A Masterfully Told Tragedy

Killers of the Flower Moon Review: A Masterfully Told Tragedy

I was rather shocked to learn that 80 year old director Martin Scorsese had another movie set to release so soon after 2020’s “The Irishman.” “Irishman” was a movie filled with themes of what it’s like to see the world change…

Wire satire: Roary the lyon nominated for House Speaker

Wire satire: Roary the lyon nominated for House Speaker

WASHINGTON — In a surprise move on Monday, House Republicans have nominated Wheaton College mascot Roary the Lyon as their candidate for Speaker of the House. After the ouster of now former Speaker Kevin McCarthy and the subsequent failure of both…

Identity in Transition: A Gender Autobiography 

I never felt like a girl. Though I would wear frilly, pink dresses, I still had a sinking feeling in my stomach every time someone would call me anything feminine. However, what bothered me most was my name: Emily Melendez. For…