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Wheaton’s Model UN Grows in Success

Wheaton College’s Model UN (United Nations) team took home awards in three committees participating in Harvard’s Model UN conference this past weekend. Haley Grover ’22 and Mary-Anna Sansone took home a Diplomatic Commendation award representing the Vatican City in the Legal Committee of the General Assembly.  Amber Wright ’20 took home a Diplomatic Commendation award  […]

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Fighting for the Future: Recapping the MLK Legacy Celebration

Tuesday, Feb. 18 was a special night for the Wheaton community, as faculty, staff and students rallied together in Weber Theater at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Celebration event. Dedicated to social progress, activism and the power of our voices in the fight against oppression, the night not only retrospectively covered the King’s […]

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Mike Monello’s Secrets of Storytelling

A great benefit of being a Wheaton student is getting the opportunity to hear lectures from brilliant minds across myriad fields and disciplines. One such event took place on Wednesday, February 5th, in the Old Science Center’s Hindle Auditorium featuring Mike Monello, producer of The Blair Witch Project and founder of the transmedia marketing company […]

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The New and Improved Wheaton Wire

The spring semester is here and with it comes fresh challenges. New classes, new clubs, and new sleeping schedules to adjust to all make these first few weeks a time of great stress, but also a time of great reflection. It’s a time to think about the lessons you learned in previous semesters and apply […]

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Lockdown Lowdown: What Really Happened February 5th

The entire community was shocked and a little shaken when on Wednesday, Feb. 5, the campus was put into lockdown. Simultaneously, the automated alert system broadcasted the presence of a man with an axe on Howard Street and the necessity for classrooms and dorms to be barricaded. In the tense thirty minutes that followed, the […]

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Doctors arrested while protesting Border Patrol & unfavorable rhetoric towards illegal immigrants–the war on detained migrants in the United States

Earlier this week, protestors came together in opposition to the government’s neglect to offer vaccinations to detained migrants in federal custody. Since the death of three detained migrants in the past year, there have been cries of national outrage. This three-day protest, observed by immigration activists, volunteer doctors, and demonstrators, lead to their arrest on […]

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Women’s Fight For Healthcare

Women in the United States are not protected. The Constitution pledges and ensures ‘safety’ and ‘security,’ but the government has failed to live up to its promises in their failure to protect women’s health, especially their reproductive health. Lack of attention to this issue has resulted in discrimination against African American women; many factors contribute […]

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Meet the SGA Accessibility Board

Last semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) established a new board on campus: the SGA Accessibility Board. This board was created to help address, and advocate for accessibility and mental health around campus, as well as holding the Wheaton administration accountable. Currently on the board are Mikaela Savarese ’22, Maura Rielly ’22, Emma Hert ’22, […]

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Community for Advancing Healthy Masculinities makes a splash at Wheaton

Clubs are a cornerstone aspect of the Wheaton experience and chances are, anyone picking up this issue of the Wire is in a handful of clubs themselves. Yet, the sheer quantity of quality clubs scattered around campus leads to newer clubs being overlooked—a real shame considering the caliber of organizations which aren’t getting the same […]

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GATRA Workers Protest for Better Working Conditions

A few weeks ago on a Friday, a handful of bus drivers employed under the GATRA bus service decided to forego their lunch break in order to picket the company for better health insurance. The current health insurance plan that many of the GATRA workers are currently under is a very expensive one. The family […]