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Is “Yik Yak” Back?

The social media app “Yik Yak” is back and supposedly better than ever. “Yik Yak” describes itself as “…a radically private network connecting you with the people around you. No strings (or labels) attached.”What they mean is that “Yik Yak” allows users to post to a board for anyone within a five mile radius to […]

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Marijuana Delivery Business

On Monday, Oct. 4, a community meeting was held over Zoom about a potential new marijuana delivery business opening in Norton. The meeting was attended by members of the Norton community, including a member of the Norton Select Board, a Wheaton student and Norton residents. The proposed business, named “Lucky Green Ladies, LLC” (LGL) was […]

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Briefs by Ben Volume 1

After students and community members gave their feedback to restore cuts made to Chase Dining Hall hours, Dean Parker announced in an email Friday, Oct. 1 that Chase Dining Hall would remain open until 9 P.M. Monday – Friday. Previously this semester, Chase had been closing at 8:30 P.M. on Monday – Friday. The future […]

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(Political) (Not-so-Brief) Briefs by Ben

Last week on Nov. 2, 2021, it was my favorite day of the year, Election Day! Here are some particularly consequential races from near Wheaton College. These numbers are mostly based on hand-calculated/preliminary/unofficial election results, so some numbers may be slightly off, though which candidates won or lost is certainly correct. For full transparency, I […]

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Briefs by Ben volume two

Wheaton Campus gets ready for Halloween and sees some large shake-ups Author’s Note: Skipping a week gives you more events to choose from. *Taps forehead* Wheaton’s Colleges Against Cancer group hosted a pumpkin carving event on The Dimple from 1 P.M. to 2 P.M. on Oct. 22. Julianna Bauer, ‘22, noted that they were raising […]

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Striketober explained

What do Alabama coal miners, Massachusetts nurses, Hollywood assistants, and Kellogg’s employees all have in common? If you said that they’re all-American workers who are striking in a collective effort to better their working conditions known as “Striketober”, you’d be correct! Oct. 1 didn’t just kick off the Halloween season, it also kicked off one […]

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Students Struggle to Learn With a Time Difference

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many college students across the world to switch to online learning. This online education model gave students the ability to go to classes from the comfort of their own homes, yet it also resulted in creating a challenging time difference for many students.

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Fluctuating College Drinking Habits Due to COVID-19

About half of the current college students in the U.S. drink alcohol and about one-third of those students binge drink. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, binge drinking puts students at an increased risk of contracting and spreading the coronavirus.

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Campus Safety Incident in Young Dorm

An unidentified man attacked a female Wheaton student in a bathroom in the Young Dormitory Tuesday afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m. The man was reported to have fled the bathroom after the victim managed to get away.

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BREAKING NEWS: Norton voters elect Artz and Deveau to Select Board, reject charter change, and confirm tax hike to build new town facilities

Norton voters today decided to reject a proposed change to the form of town government. Voters decided to keep the current town meeting structure by a vote total of 1148 for and 1775 opposed.