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The Chase for Answers – What’s Going Wrong?

When I was waiting in line for my order at dinner time, the steady influx of students at Chase threw the staff member making our orders for a loop. The staff member, who requested to be anonymous, was incredibly tired, missing orders and asked for our patience. I struck up a conversation with them, where […]

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Talking TikTok with Max Genther

You’re all on TikTok. It’s true, you’re scrolling TikTok between classes while sitting in Emerson or while sitting in bed procrastinating your work. But you’re on TikTok as a user. Max Genther, Class of 2025, is on TikTok as a creator, and you’ve probably seen his content. His fit checks and lifestyle videos are almost […]

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Athlete Feature: Emma Lapreziosa

As the goalkeeper for the Wheaton field hockey team, Emma Lapreziosa ‘24, is the last line of defense for the Lyons. This may seem daunting to some, but she makes it look effortless. Even with a pandemic-filled freshman season, Lapreziosa showed out during her sophomore season and quickly became one of the conference’s best goalies. […]

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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 center for my PCR test and report my symptoms. I have a slight temperature, […]

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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 the Area Coordinator for the YMC quad–Young, McIntire, and Clark.  I live in the […]

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Letters Reveal 1918 Pandemic’s Effect on Wheaton

Deep in the Wheaton archives lie the personal letters of professor Helen Wieand Cole describing her experience at Wheaton during the Spanish influenza of 1918.  “The 1918 pandemic, strangely, left little mark on the campus,” wrote Mark Armstrong,  Wheaton’s archivist and records manager. Cole’s letters to her sister are the only accounts Wheaton has of […]

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Students Stressed About Finances Over Applications

There has been a substantial decline in college applications for the 2021-22 academic year according to universities across the U.S. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on high school students and changed many students’ future plans. An article by USA Today looks at data showing that fewer low-income students are applying for college amid COVID-19 […]

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Masturbation Celebration!

Whether you’re just discovering self-pleasure or consider yourself an expert, there’s always more to explore when it comes to masturbation. In the last issue of the Wire, you heard from SHAG VP, Victor Trepanier about the basics of sex toy use. Well, today we want to dive deeper into the myths and facts surrounding the […]

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The Importance of A Sex-Positive & Inclusive Sex Education

Although sex education varies from school to school and state to state, there always tends to be a lack of pleasure focus in the curriculum at any school, and again, puts abstinence on a pedestal and ignores focusing on sex as something that should be pleasurable.

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NASA Wright Brothers’ Moment: Interview with Jaakko Karras

History is in the making! NASA is targeting Sunday, April 11, for the Ingenuity Mars helicopter’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet.