Bretzel, Bratwurst, and Co.

By Magdalena Knapp, Editor Dressed in Lederhosen and Dirndl, on Saturday, September 17, people from the area of O’Fallon could come together and celebrate the […]

Since When are we too Busy to Enjoy our Lives?

By Magdalena Knapp, Editor Busy, stressed out, exhausted – These three words describe the average human being nowadays. We are always connected and in touch […]

Finals Week and Why it Shouldn’t Also be Housekeeping Week

By Zach Breeding, Editor in Chief I want to preface this article by saying that I don’t set out to answer any of the questions […]

On Community Service and Into the Streets

By Victoria Sananikone, Staff Writer My initial perspective of east St. Louis mirrored that of everyone else’s: a dangerous zone of crime that was unsafe […]

The Sad State of West WiFi

By Zach Breeding, Editor in Chief For those of you in the world looking to truly unplug from the online world, our editorial team has […]

Andrew Frank – The Comedian for People with Brains

By Magdalena Knapp, Staff Writer It takes one and a half years of work to have enough material for a 45-minute show – this is […]

How McKendree’s Class of 2017 Made Their Mark

By Allison Donofrio, Staff Writer As the McKendree class of 2017 graduates and sets their eyes on future goals, I set out to discover what […]

Al Alone: Issue Six

By Benjamin Richter, Contributing Writer/Cartoonist Issue Six Another school year has gone. It has been quite the journey. Every year starts with the statement “It’s […]

The Arnold Classic: The Greatest Fitness Convention in the World

By Dakota Meyers, Contributing Writer The Arnold Classic is a fitness convention held in Columbus, Ohio every year during the first week of March by […]

A Cubs Fan in a Cardinals World

By Allison Donofrio, Staff Writer Before November 2, 2016, when the Chicago Cubs broke their 108-year World Series drought, it was difficult to be a […]

McKendree University: The Fashion Forward Campaign

By Emily Stanowski, Staff Writer Lebanon, Ill. – Fashion icon and designer Marc Jacobs once said, “To me, clothing is a form of self-expression. There are […]

Al Alone: Issue Five

By Benjamin Richter, Cartoonist/Contributing Writer Issue Five It is                    so crazy. The world is changing everyday. […]

The Pros and Cons of “13 Reasons Why”

By Allison Donofrio, Staff Writer Most things in life have their pros and cons, and when pop culture tries to shed light on difficult subjects, […]

All Fun and Games: Video Games and Learning

By Andrew Gardewine, Contributing Writer Lebanon, Ill. – Many people don’t consider video games to be a legitimate source for learning. Video games have been […]

One Disney Fan’s Perspective on the Live Action Beauty and the Beast

By Allison Donofrio, Staff Writer For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a fan of Disney. When I was an infant, I cuddled […]

McKendree’s Most Interesting Man

By Zach Manion, Contributing Writer Lebanon, Ill. – On the surface, Christopher DiOrio seems no different the regular adjunct professor at McKendree University. Most faculty […]

A Boy and His Cows

By JT Russell, Contributing Writer Lebanon, Ill. – As the birds begin to chirp and the grass once again turns a vibrant green, college students […]

The Truth About Studying Abroad

By Magdalena Knapp, Contributing Writer Each year, 3.7 million students study abroad throughout the world. I am one of these 3.7 million students, and my […]

Spotlight on Art: Hubris

By Benjamin Richter, Cartoonist/Contributing Writer Lebanon, Ill. – Hubris is an exhibition of work by McKendree art faculty members Kevin Kao and Amy MacLennan. The […]

Al Alone: Issues Three & Four

By Benjamin Richter, Cartoonist/Contributing Writer   Issue Three It is weird being human. There are so many opportunities and ways to connect. We can convey […]

A Crash Course in Flirting Through Different Cultures

By Magdalena Knapp, Contributing Writer Many of you have heard of pick-up lines such as “Do you know how much a polar bear weighs? – […]

Lean on Me: Helping Through The Crisis Text Line

By Allison Donofrio, Staff Writer Lebanon, Ill. – While on winter break last December, I saw a volunteer opportunity I could not pass up. On […]

More Than a Game

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-Chief Lebanon, Ill. – To many people, basketball is just a game, and a silly one at that. Players run up and […]

Behind the Success: Andrew Best

By Zach Breeding, Co-Editor of Sports LEBANON, Ill. – Anyone who has followed the McKendree men’s hockey team as of late is well aware of […]

Intellectual Climate Newsletter

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Five Myths About McKendree Online

By Allison Donofrio, Contributing Writer Myth: Online education is easier than learning on campus. Online classes and an online degree are not easier than degrees […]

Al Alone: Issue Two

By Benjamin Richter, Cartoonist/Contributing Writer Issue Two Al is just like the rest of us. He has been friend-zoned. Is there a more alienating experience? […]

Phi Beta Lambda Makes a Comeback at McKendree

By Emily Stanowski, Staff Writer Much like The McKendree Review, McKendree University’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is becoming more active. PBL has been around for […]

Hidden Figures: A Film with History, Science and Female Empowerment

By Paxton Cohoon, Contributing Writer The film Hidden Figures was released on December 25, 2016 and has grossed $2.9 million from only 25 different locations […]

McKendree’s Biggest Fans

By J.T. Russell, Contributing Writer “We just love the people and the atmosphere. Everyone is so nice to us. I mean, who doesn’t like going […]

The Musical Fusion of Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord: Melding the old with the new to create something unique

By Jack MacLean, Copy Editor Folk music serves as an expression of the people and era from which it originates. For Le Vent Du Nord, […]

2016-17 Top Ten GLVC Men’s Basketball Players

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-Chief The Great Lakes Valley Conference is annually one of the best Division II basketball conferences in America, with this season being […]

Weekly Sports Lineup: Feb. 20 – Feb. 26

By Steve Sladek, Co-Editor of Sports Thursday, Feb. 23   Women’s Basketball: at University of Illinois at Springfield, 5:30 p.m. Men’s Baseketball: at University of […]

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

By Paxton Cohoon, Contributing Writer Living with roommates is never easy. These roommates can end up being great friends or the bane of existence. Regardless […]

McKendree Named to Top 25 Colleges in Illinois List

By Jack MacLean, Copy Editor McKendree University has been named one of the 25 Best Colleges in Illinois by College Choice, an independent online publication […]

Behind the Success: Darren Wynn

By Zach Breeding, Co-Editor of Sports Darren Wynn’s life is one that is heavily influenced by family and friends. And if it wasn’t for his […]

Weekly Sports Lineup & Recap: Feb. 12 – Feb. 19

By Steve Sladek, Co-Editor of Sports This week in McKendree Athletics, 10 of the Universities’ 33 teams are in action for the Bearcats. Basketball, track […]

Women’s Track Takes Flight

By Zach Manion, Contributing Writer After a successful weekend at Missouri Southern State University, the McKendree University Women’s track and field team propelled themselves to […]

McKendree to Host Fourth Annual Academic Excellence Celebration

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-chief McKendree’s fourth annual Academic Excellence Celebration with take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017. No classes will be held that day […]

Al Alone: Introduction & Issue One

By Benjamin Richter, Cartoonist/Contributing Writer Series Intro Earth looks very different from 250 million miles away. Growing up near Mars, Al never imagined traveling far […]

McKendree Students Attend Rally to Save Higher Ed

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-Chief On Wednesday, February 8, a group of McKendree students attended a rally at the Capitol building in Springfield, Ill. in support […]

McKendree Students React to The Trump Presidency

By Allison Donofrio, Contributing Writer Since becoming the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump has been making headlines. I created a survey to […]

Mike Babcock’s Relentless Pursuit

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-Chief On Wednesday, February 1, at 6:30 a.m., Mike Babcock, 5th-year head football coach at McKendree University, walked into his office knowing […]

Weekly Sports Lineup: Feb. 5 – Feb. 11

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-chief First Glance Sunday, Feb. 5 Men’s Tennis: Loss 0-9 at Drury University Women’s Tennis: Loss 0 -9 at Drury University Men’s […]

Letter from the Editor

To our readers, Welcome to another semester of The McKendree Review, McKendree’s student-run newspaper. In previous issues, The Review has always been committed to covering […]

Coming soon: Renovation of Holman Library

BY ANNA BELMONTE Staff Writer Recently, we have explored one of McKendree’s plans for the Forward Campaign: the renovation of Voigt Science Hall. Now let’s […]

Weekly sports recap and lineup: Nov. 28 – Dec. 3

BY GRANT RIGGS Staff Writer At a glance Thursday, Dec. 1 Women’s Basketball: 5:30 p.m. at home vs. University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball: 7:30 […]

Coming soon: Voigt Science Hall makeover

BY ANNA BELMONTE Staff Writer Built in 1965, Voigt Science Hall is trailing behind the growth of the science and technology programs here at McKendree […]

How you know you are not American

BY MAGDALENA KNAPP Contributing Writer If you would have asked me five years ago, “Where do you see yourself in the future?” I would have […]

Weekly sports recap and lineup: Nov. 14 – Nov. 20

BY GRANT RIGGS Staff Writer At a glance Tuesday, Nov. 15 Men’s Basketball: 7 p.m. at University of Illinois, State Farm Center in Champaign, IL. […]