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Arts and Culture Wheaton

Reflecting on Embodied Labor: Care and Control

The Motherless by Elihu Vedder – Wheaton College Massachusetts Its gold frame warmly hugging the subject within, Elihu Vedder’s small oil painting depicts a young girl sitting in a barn looking over three baby chicks. The implication is that she is not just watching them, but caring for them. The title “The Motherless” applies not […]

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Architecture Wheaton

The History of Emerson Dining Hall

In our previous issue, I analyzed the history of Wheaton College’s very own Balfour-Hood Center. Conceptualized as part of Ralph Adams Cram’s 1897 campus design plan for Wheaton College, Balfour-Hood was only one of several buildings proposed at that time. Emerson Dining Hall, and Larcom hall next to it, were also part of this “new” […]

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News Wheaton

Students Share Accessibility Challenges at Wheaton 

Wheaton Accessibility is technically back in business, but students with accommodations still feel the aftereffects of a rocky start to the semester.  By law, all established colleges and universities in the U.S. are required to meet all students’ accessibility needs. The Americans With Disabilities Act (1990), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973), and President […]

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Unsung Heroes Wheaton

Errand Boys: Examining Colonel Kurtz and  Captain Willard as Parallel Figures in “Apocalypse Now”  

In Apocalypse Now, Captain Willard is called back to Vietnam and given a secret mission in a smoke-filled room. His mission is to terminate, “with extreme prejudice”, the command of Colonel Kurtz, a former US colonel who has gone insane and is leading a commune deep in the jungle. Upon meeting Kurtz, as well as […]

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Unsung Heroes of Wheaton: Sungsook Charpentier 

For the next feature in our “Unsung Heroes of Wheaton” series, we chose Sungsook Charpentier, one of the many underappreciated custodians on campus. Many of you will know her as the cheery woman who gives out candy in the Madeleine Clark Wallace Library, or gave, rather, as her shift was recently switched over to the […]

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Wheaton Athletics

Men’s Basketball Season Concludes 

Last Tuesday in Emerson Gymnasium, the Wheaton Men’s Basketball team saw its season come to a heartbreaking conclusion at the hands of Clark 73-71 in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC conference tournament.  Brian Walmsley’s men battled Clark for two wins that were decided by single digits earlier in the season. The Lyons saw their thirteen-point […]

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Wheaton

The History of Balfour-Hood Center

Beginning in the 19th Century, a movement designated to redesigning cities — later called the “City Beautiful” movement — took off in many popular European cities including Paris, Vienna and Barcelona. In lieu of this movement, American cities began to take notice. First in Chicago with Daniel Burnham, the trend eventually sparked interest all the […]

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Arts and Culture Fashion Wheaton

Wheaton Fashion: A Blast To the Past

The 1960s and 70s were undeniably formative periods for women’s fashion. I figured, what better place to do a case study on fashion than a historically women’s liberal arts college? Enjoy this curation of scans from the Wheaton archives.

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Features Unsung Heroes

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 […]