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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Thank you, Veterans

As the day closes, we at the McKendree Review would like to extend our gratitude to those who have served in the U.S. military, as well […]

Weekly sports recap and lineup: Nov. 7 – Nov. 13

BY GRANT RIGGS Staff Writer Weekly sports recap and lineup: Nov. 7 – Nov. 13 Recap of previous week (Oct. 31 – Nov. 6) On […]

What multimedia do you want to see?

The Review plans to incorporate more interactive multimedia content on our site, including photo galleries, live action shots and more! Take the poll below to […]

Don’t mock the vote Nov. 8

BY LAUREN REEVES Staff Writer On Tuesday, Nov. 1, McKendree’s Phi Kappa Phi honor society invited faculty, staff and students to make their voices heard […]

Weekly sports line-up: Oct. 31 – Nov. 5

BY GRANT RIGGS Staff Writer First Glance Friday Nov. 4 Women’s Soccer: 5 p.m. at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Women’s Volleyball: 7 p.m. at Drury […]

Halloween costume contest

Halloween is a time for gools, creatures and witches alike to come out and have a good fright. It is also a fun time for […]

Fall fun is finally here!

The season for sweaters, bonfires and pumpkin spice lattes is finally here! If you’re an autumn enthusiast, take the poll below and tell us what makes […]

What to make of McKendree’s 40-7 win over Missouri S&T

BY GRANT RIGGS Staff Writer As I first sat down to write this article, I struggled with naming it. On one hand, McKendree had its […]

Seeing the big picture: McKendree’s win against St. Joseph’s

BY GRANT RIGGS Staff Writer At first glance, McKendree’s football game against St. Joseph’s College (SJC) on Oct. 15 seemed like a relatively unimportant game […]

Parking needed on campus!

BY EMILY CONSEVAGE Contributing Writer Parking at McKendree University has been an issue among students and faculty for the past few years. Though the university […]

Panel discussion this Tuesday: The rise of Donald Trump and what it means

The 2016 presidential election has many Americans questioning who they want to represent them to the world. Many question if the two primary candidates can […]

Yes, I was homeschooled. No, college doesn’t scare me.

BY ANNA BELMONTE Staff Writer I was homeschooled my entire life. And as a former homeschooler that is now in college, I’m familiar with the […]

“Stretch yourself” in yoga

BY LAUREN REEVES Staff Writer This Saturday you have the opportunity to experience yoga like you may never have before. All day you, and those […]

McKendree adds water polo as 34th sport

BY ALEXIS PORTER Contributing Writer As part of a University-wide initiative to attract a more diverse student population, the McKendree University Athletic Department has added […]

McKendree’s sandwich artist, with a side of happiness

BY AUSTIN LAGESSE Contributing Writer Most students know her simply as “the sandwich lady.” Others know her by her name, Stephani Stark. One thing is […]

FAFSA: What you need to know

BY LAUREN REEVES Staff Writer Money for classes. Money for books. Money for food. Money plays a big role in a college student’s life. Students […]

Make or break: Why this Saturday’s game is a must-win for McKendree football

BY GRANT RIGGS Staff Writer In football, a “trap game” is generally described as a game against an opponent that is thought to pose little […]

Leditor from the editors

As the semester enters full swing, the Review Crew hopes you will keep in touch with news, sports, opinions and more here at the McKendree […]

[2015-2016] Vol. 94, Iss.7 The Review Crew

Vol. 94, Iss. 7 Editors Lauren Reeves Editor-in-Chief Anna Belmonte Assistant Editor Editing Team Lauren Reeves Anna Belmonte Teagan Schwab In This Issue Cory McCormick […]

Leditor from the editor

Welcome to another edition of the McKendree Review! We are proud to release this issue. Our writers are passionate about their work and would like […]

Dangers of the digital age: protect yourself against identity theft

BY ANNA BELMONTE Staff Writer Approximately 15 million Americans become victims of identity theft each year, according to statistics gathered by Identity Theft and Scam […]

Undocumented: a look into the life of an illegal Mexican immigrant living in the U.S.

BY CORY McCORMICK Staff Writer Your sixteenth birthday is supposed to be a monumental milestone in your life: finally, you get to be in the […]

Feel the music

BY LAUREN REEVES Staff Writer Music has been around since the age of man and continues to inspire everyone who comes into contact with it. […]

Seeking validation: the world of likes

BY NICOLE FUNG CALLEJA Staff Writer It’s not a secret how heavily connected most college students feel to various social media platforms. This includes Facebook, […]

Going for the win: the men’s volleyball team hits the net

BY LAUREN REEVES Staff Writer The McKendree University men’s volleyball team would like to keep their winning streak going. The team had a three game […]

Why studying abroad is like getting new eyes

BY NICOLE FUNG CALLEJA Staff Writer Studying abroad is an experience that cannot be compared to anything else. The experience of being immersed in another […]