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.
There has been a substantial decline in college applications for the 2021-22 academic year according to universities across the U.S. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on high school students and changed many students’ future plans. An article by USA Today looks at data showing that fewer low-income students are applying for college amid COVID-19 […]
Tracy Wear ‘24, a first-year majoring in Women and Gender Studies and Sociology, has a small business making masks. They first began to sell them when they realised that some of their friends were having trouble finding masks at the store or online, and offered to make them for two dollars? at the time. After […]
GATRA’s Changing Role During COVID
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected student life in far-reaching ways. While the lion’s share of discussion revolves around hybrid classes and the gradual reopening of campus, important but overlooked facets of the Wheaton experience are falling to the wayside. One of those is off campus transportation. While Wheaton has advised students to limit travel in […]
Wheaton College Dean of Students, Zack Irish, announced a change to Wheaton’s guest policy in an email sent to the Wheaton community today that will go into effect on Mar. 22, 2021.
Santiago Wills describes how the 2010’s chess scene lacks compelling stories in a 2012 article published by The Atlantic titled “How America Forgot About Chess”. According to The Atlantic article, Author of Finding Bobby Fischer, Dirk Jan Geuzendam says, “What we are lacking now is some conflict that makes certain players or matches attractive to […]
Texas and Mississippi End Mask Mandates
The governors of both Texas and Mississippi have announced that their states will dissolve their mask mandates. Both governors cited increased vaccinations and reduced hospitalizations as reasons for the dissolution of the mandate. With the resindication of the mask mandate in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott also stated “all businesses of any type are allowed to […]
According to Wheaton College’s on-campus testing results on the college’s website, at the conclusion of the first full day of classes, two students and one non-student member of the community had tested positive for COVID-19. Six of the college’s On-Campus Isolation and Quarantine Housing rooms, located in Everett Hall, are currently in use, with 114 […]
As members of the Wheaton community, we all share the responsibility of ensuring that “we may have life and have it abundantly.” In the midst of COVID-19, this means actively working to stay safe and healthy. The college will rely on us to work together to self-monitor and comply with all protocols put forth by […]
Dean of Students Zack Irish sent out an email to students, faculty, and staff on Thursday, Nov. 5, informing them of new campus policies following a rise in on-campus covid cases. The email said that testing had revealed the “largest one-day spike” since April, with 13 community members, 12 students and 1 non-student, testing positive. […]