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Senate versus SGIB: Tensions spark largest Senate turnout

On Tuesday, April 5, the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate met as usual—but the tenor of the meeting was anything but. This Senate meeting moreso a response to the ratcheting tensions between the voting members of SGA (the Senators) and the Sexuality, Gender, and Inclusion Board (SGIB) in light of the latter’s ‘Equitable Elections’ proposal […]

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Primrose in Full Bloom at Basement Show

The energy of the first Primrose show post-mask mandate was electric. It was obvious that everyone in the crowd was starving for new Primrose content, and it was clear by the end of the show they got a feast. Wheaton students turned out in record numbers to the basement show, located in Cole Memorial Chapel. […]

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Wheaton Students Revamp Athletics Inclusivity Statement

Julianne Morse ‘24 and Nicole Janeiro ‘23 searched for the college’s athletic inclusivity statement to seemingly no avail. They ultimately found one plaque that served as what was up until now the closest thing the college had to a statement. The plaque, according to Morse, only mentioned not playing discriminatory music in the locker rooms. […]

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People Not Prisons: The Fight to Abolish Inhumane Incarceration

On Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. Wheaton College hosted speaker Sashi James, an organizer for The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls. James spoke about why we need a Jail and Prison Construction Moratorium passed and how we can shift resources to create thriving communities where everyone has access to housing, […]

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The Russian Ukrainian Conflict, Explained

As Russian forces mobilize on the Ukrainian border, many Westerners may see more similarities than differences between the two countries. Both are countries in Eastern Europe, use the Cyrillic alphabet and were parts of the USSR. Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin said last year that “Russians and Ukrainians were one people – a single whole,” stressing […]

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Euphoria: The Rebirth of the Shared Television Experience?

Will Rue ever become sober? Will Maddie (insert Alexa Demie’s voice) ‘li-Ke literally’ kill Cassie? Is Sam Levison a creep? The HBO Max high school drama, “Euphoria,” seems to be all anyone is talking about. Recently renewed for a third season, the entertainment company A24’s refreshing take on the high school drama genre has been […]

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Same Sport, Different Recognition

Whenever I turn on the television these days, most of the same themes ring throughout all the sports channels. Men get all the flash and media coverage, analysts talk about the NBA Finals but forget the WNBA even exists. Since the beginning of women’s leagues across the globe, a societal problem among the media and […]

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Briefs by Ben (02.23.2022)

Return of the PAC The Programming and Activities Council (PAC) have changed their name to the Wheaton Events Board (WEB) with a unanimous vote. PAC broke up last semester following allegations of bias incidents within the organization. Mansfield Politics Mansfield Architect Brendan Roche announced his candidacy for State Representative in the 1st Bristol District on […]

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Wheaton Virtually Hosts Seventh Annual Dr. MLK Jr. Legacy Celebration

On Feb. 3, 2022, at 5 p.m., Wheaton held its seventh annual Martin Luther King Celebration event. The event consisted of a showcase of children’s art, the presenting of both the Faculty and Student Martin Luther King Junior awards, a keynote speaker, and lastly, a space to ask questions.  To begin, Michaele Whelan, Wheaton’s new […]

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Sweet Stuff Bake Shop Opens in Norton

On Thursday, September 16th, Sweet Stuff Bake Shop officially cut the grand opening ribbon at their new brick and mortar store, located about two miles from campus. During the transition from home to in-store, Sweet Stuff Bake Shop is continuing its small-batch, handmade baking methods.  Most people on campus have known Sweet Stuff Bakeshop as […]