The Wheaton Wire



Issue #3 December 6th, 2023

The Attention Economy and Digital Journalism

The Attention Economy and Digital Journalism

The past few weeks have been filled with a variety of news stories with varying degrees of coverage. From the earthquakes shaking the cities of Turkey and Syria to the derailed train leaking toxic chemicals…

Classic Film Highlight: Apocalypse Now

Classic Film Highlight: Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now. Even the title of this beautifully shot and directed 1979 war film carries the societal weight of its subject matter, the Vietnam War. Hellish jungle landscapes, burnt blood stained beaches, and exhausted bullet ridden boats set the stage for…

Wheaton Fashion: A Blast To the Past

Collar Layering Three different ways to layer a collared shirt brought to you by Wheaton alumni: A vest, a soup neck sweater, and a necktie.  Frances Berena McKinney ’79 Pamela Sue Hall ’78 Jean Simonian ’78 Tailored Matching Sets Clothes just…

A Brief Case for Unconscious Free Will

A Brief Case for Unconscious Free Will

Free will is something that seems intrinsic to the experience of being a human. Being able to make your own decisions, choose actions and reactions, and plan out future events, is all stuff we do day to day without questioning who…

Singing in the Rain’s Philosophy on the Falsities of Hollywood

Singing in the Rain’s Philosophy on the Falsities of Hollywood

Singing in the Rain is a musical joyride that dazzles the eye and astonishes the ears. From its catchy tunes to its endearing story, it has remained a classic well beyond its original satirical timeline. Its lessons remain timeless as well,…

Classic Album Highlight: Time (Electric Light Orchestra)

Classic Album Highlight: Time (Electric Light Orchestra)

Electric Light Orchestra is a band that truly lives up to its grandiose title. Dazzling synths, relentless drums, and majestic strings outfit the 70s English rock band from Birmingham as the members delve into the depths of their imagination, bringing us…

Waking the Dreamer

Waking the Dreamer

Dreams offer experiences unlike any other. Most human experiences are fundamentally based on the combination of outside influences and inward reflection leading to responses. Dreams fundamentally defy this logic, creating narratives that exist entirely within one’s own mind. They are not…

The Wheaton Liar: A Satire Special

The Wheaton Liar: A Satire Special

Every year, the Wheaton Wire goes away for a week. In its place, the untrustworthy but absolutely beloved Wheaton Liar takes its place to poke fun at anything and everything happening on campus. So, sit back and enjoy a selection of…

Count Your Lucky Stars (4/13)

Count Your Lucky Stars (4/13)

I promise these will be nicer than last week’s. Aries   •  March 21 to April 19 Let out your frustration. But please, keep it about 50 decibels below the sound of a standard vacuum cleaner. Taurus   •  April 20…

Senate versus SGIB: Tensions spark largest Senate turnout

Senate versus SGIB: Tensions spark largest Senate turnout

On Tuesday, April 5, the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate met as usual—but the tenor of the meeting was anything but. This Senate meeting moreso a response to the ratcheting tensions between the voting members of SGA (the Senators) and the…

Primrose in Full Bloom at Basement Show

Primrose in Full Bloom at Basement Show

The energy of the first Primrose show post-mask mandate was electric. It was obvious that everyone in the crowd was starving for new Primrose content, and it was clear by the end of the show they got a feast. Wheaton students…