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Wheaton Updates Free Speech Policy After Postering

Wheaton announced changes to its postering policy on Tuesday amidst a wave of controversial and politically charged posters being put up around campus. The change in the postering policy draws attention to the question of how free expression should function on college campuses, something that universities and colleges across the country are grappling with in […]

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Sports Wheaton

Lyons Comeback Falls Short, Season Ends at the Hands of Emerson 

Last Tuesday night, in front of a packed Emerson Gymnasium, the men’s basketball season came to a screeching halt in the first round of the New England Women’s and Men’s Conference Championship Tournament. Despite a valiant surge with under nine to play, the No. 6 seeded Emerson College held out against the No. 3 seeded […]

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WCCS Winter Playlist

A playlist for the frigid winter months at Wheaton – Brought to you by WCCS, your campus radio station. 

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Diana Davis Spencer: What is Free Speech?

The name “Diana Davis Spencer” is a prominent one on campus—the cafe in the science center bears her name, as does the recently opened “Diana Davis Discovery Center Dedicated to Free Speech and Innovation.” This (wordy) name is to honor Ms. Spencer, who is an alumna from the class of 1960, Diana Davis Spencer graduated […]

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David Sach is Ready to Act as the Tone-Setter of the Wheaton Fencing Program 

For most of us, including me, the extent of our knowledge of fencing begins and ends with the Olympics, and games on the Wii. Particularly Wii Sports Resort. Now, that was a special game. We all remember those days. We’re not here to talk about that though.  Year after year, the sporting environment in Norton […]

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The College Bubble: Befriend or Break? Part 4

Howard Street: A Soap Opera The racing track squirmish of the 1930s was short-lived, confined to its time, and largely unknown. The soap opera that is Howard Street is the more well-known town and gown issue that persists to this day. Wheaton, in many ways, has built itself as a self-sufficient institution, not needing to […]

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The Body Hair Assignment

At the beginning of my Sociology 101 class on September 20th, Professor Justin Schupp introduced the Body Hair Assignment. He explained that the Body Hair Assignment was an optional task for extra credit. For a period of six weeks up until December 1st, if you identified as a female you could not shave your legs […]

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On This Day at Wheaton, November 1st

November 1, 1970 It’s difficult to believe that October is already over — if you’re like me, you might feel like move-in day was just last week — but through little effort of our own, the months are passing and fall has fully arrived. The temperature is dropping and Wheaton is collectively plodding through a […]

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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 issue that Wheaton became involved in. Understandably, none could name the technicalities of the […]

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Dining Changes Cause Concern Among Students

Students at Wheaton have felt a mix of concern and discontent with the changes that the college has made to the meal plans. Some students have already run out of their Lyons Bucks, and many students not on the unlimited plan feel they do not have enough meal swipes to use each week.