Last issue in “The function of campus newspapers,” a potential new relevant function for the idea of a campus newspaper – like The Wheaton Wire – was discussed. Though the conclusion was not necessarily a fixed or determinant deduction, it was, nonetheless, framed within the context of digital reproduction and whether or not the publication […]
Why is Reality Television so Popular?
With The Bachelor finale just a few weeks away I feel it is important to ask, what is it about reality television that has everyone continuously tuning in ratings? Although you may not watch reality TV yourself, it has become increasingly difficult to ignore. Within recent years, the realm of reality television has grown immensely […]
Let’s Talk about Tik Tok
What is the newly popularized app TikTok and where exactly did it come from? More importantly, what makes this app so popular? When defining the app in a simplified way, TikTok is a social media platform used for sharing videos, however, when examining the app as a whole it is much more complex. As of […]
Arsenal vs. Politics
This past week, German soccer player Mesut Özil took to his social media accounts, specifically Twitter and Instagram, to speak out against the mistreatment of Uighurs in China. Özil’s club team, Arsenal, chose to not rally behind its teammate, to remind the public that the club will not take any political stance and will continue […]
Dear writer, Thank you for joining me in this discussion. Your response has shown me that my initial writing did not fully convey the message I wanted to send, so allow me to clarify a few things. Before I begin, I want to make it clear that I respect your decision to reach out and […]
Maybe You Could Just Try Being Correct
An article submitted anonymously in response to the article published in Issue 6, “The Failing of Political Correctness” written by Sam Stone ’22. Sam, You are correct to say that our country is growing more divided as our culture becomes more aware of inclusion; but the division really exists between those who care enough […]
It made for a memorable recruitment overnight when a total of 14 students were trapped in the elevator in Pine Hall, which suddenly came to a halt. The quiet Friday night on Oct. 18 was interrupted by respondents from the Wheaton campus Public Safety, Norton Fire Department, electricians, and Student Residential Life. Though the Fire […]
Is Cereal a Soup?
As the weather gets colder, people need to find comfortable ways to keep warm. One may look for a fuzzy blanket, a cup of hot cocoa, or a delicious bowl of soup. Or perhaps cereal? In this week’s article, I turned to the students and staff of Wheaton’s campus to determine whether a bowl of […]
Does society choose to ignore all the horrific messages buried within Disney’s classics, or does no one even realize they’re there? It’s important to note that I am probably one of the biggest Disney fans out there; however, that doesn’t enable me to shy away from all the messed up morals my favorite princesses preached. […]
The Failing of Political Correctness
At Wheaton, we pride ourselves on having a student body who are empowered and know how to use their voice. We are committed, rightly so, to advancing inclusivity and equality. We are active in these pursuits, and quickly vocal when we discover people that do not uphold our expectations of what is right. Much of […]