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Accepted student overnight reaches record numbers

You’ve seen them wandering around campus with your friends once or twice a semester. They’re usually a little dazed and confused, but pretty much always full of doe-eyed excitement. They’re the newest group of accepted and prospective Wheaton students. “Overnights are a great way for prospective students to get a feel for what it is […]

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Zephorene Stickney reaches 35 years as Wheaton College’s keeper of history

From a quest to find the forgotten burial location of one of Wheaton College’s founders, to placing birthday flowers underneath Eliza Baylies Chapin Wheaton’s portrait 205 years after her birth, Zephorene Stickney of Marion Gebbie Archives embodies the definition of dedication to Wheaton College and its history. Stickney earned a history degree from Wheaton’s sister […]

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Wheaton alum ranked among top 50 state political reporters

Ted Nesi ’07 recently joined Wheaton’s English Department to teach ENG 285: Journalism. What is someone who majored in Political Science doing in the English Department, you may ask? Well, Nesi is certainly qualified; he is a reporter for WPRI, a news station in Rhode Island. While anyone not hailing from Rhode Island might not […]

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Education major preps students for teaching post-Wheaton

The education minor was infamous at Wheaton for being one of the most rigorous minors to complete. At the start of this year, it was turned into a major. Erika Prince, ’15, states, “Double majoring is very common.” She is currently completing a double major, as is Michelle Menacho ’17. Menacho points out the benefits […]

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Theatre department shows passion for performance

Picking a college major is arguably one of the most stressful decisions every student goes through at one point or another. For some, however, the choice is simple: go with your passion. After sitting down with four active members of the Theatre department, Erika McCormack ’15, Christopher Truini ’16, David Fox (professor of Theatre), and […]

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Battling a monumental foe: the unsung heroes of snow removal

It’s midnight on the Wheaton College campus. Dark, bulky figures trudge through furious whorls of snow, shovels in hand. Though the snow is blinding and the temperatures have dropped below freezing, these men will continue to work through the night. Many of them will not be returning to their homes for several days. The battle […]

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From Wheaton to Bhutan and back

The necklaces are unassuming; round, earth-colored beads hung on a simple string. They don’t sparkle or attract the eye, but to their wearers they are a source of comfort and connection. To Wheaton students Morgan Wilbur ’16 and Choening Dorji ’18, these prayer beads symbolize a link to a community nestled in the Himalayas, more […]

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Spring internships offer opportunities for experiential learning

Winter break is over. With its termination comes the routine of classes, club meetings, athletic events and more. Just those obligations alone is enough for many students. However, some students add an extra challenge to all of that: a spring internship. It is said at Wheaton that we have “three summers and four winter breaks” […]

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Balfour-Hood renovations complete; Chase slated to be next

Just after Wheaton returned from a short but restful October break, students were greeted by a lengthy email from Dean Kate McCaffrey and Vice President Brian Douglas, discussing the plan to “turn the dining experience into one of the strengths of Wheaton”. McCaffrey and Douglas described a multi-phase project that included a trio of renovations […]

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Wheaton students discuss semesters abroad

Although going to school in small-town Norton, MA has its benefits, many students take the opportunity to leave the Wheaton bubble and study abroad for a semester or two. Ryan Barrette ’15, Caitlin Claflin ’15 and Schuyler Evans ’15 all took different advantages of Wheaton’s study abroad program. Barrette’s first experience was a shorter one, […]