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[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 Logyn Norris Nicole Fung Calleja Teagan Schwab Anna Belmonte Lauren […]

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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 your feedback. Please feel free to leave comments and questions.

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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, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Some people use social media on […]

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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 winning streak behind them as they topped Barton College in […]

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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 culture and being surrounded by different people and customs other […]

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McKendree “Bern-cats”

BY LOGYN NORRIS Contributing Writer On the early morning of March 5, SIU Edwardsville became a hotspot for the Democratic public with the arrival of presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders. The Vadalabene Center on SIUE’s campus, […]

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Lost in transportation

BY LAUREN REEVES Staff Writer Flights out from the cornfields to the Bay. Guzzling gas tanks. Endless popping potato chip bags bursting all over the backseat. Cramming bodies into small SUVs. Frantic hotel concierges. All […]

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Global Awareness Week

Don’t forget Global Awareness Week is April 4-8! Join faculty, staff and students to learn more about the diverse world we live in. The event’s schedule is packed full of interesting educational sessions, so make […]

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[2015-2016] Vol. 94, Iss.6 The Review Crew

Vol. 94, Iss. 6 Editors Lauren Reeves Editor-in-Chief Anna Belmonte Assistant Editor Editing Team Lauren Reeves Anna Belmonte Teagan Schwab In This Issue Schallon Foggs Cory McCormick Allison Donofrio Logyn Norris Teagan Schwab Anna Belmonte […]

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Welcome to another edition of the McKendree Review! In this issue, we take a look into a few interesting topics that we are sure will start a few questioning conversations on campus. We support our […]

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“Gotta catch ‘em all!”: the Pokemon series celebrates its 20th anniversary

BY CORY McCORMICK Staff Writer “Gotta catch ’em all!” I remember the first time I ever heard that infamous catchphrase. The year was 1999, which was a few years after the first Pokemon games were […]

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An inside look: Statham’s win and the crew behind him

BY SCHALLON FOGGS Staff Writer As we all know, winning is the most important thing when it comes to sports. Ha! Just joking. It’s about playing to the best of your ability and hoping to […]

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McKendree’s wild things

BY LOGYN NORRIS Staff Writer For most of us, coming to McKendree is our first taste of freedom.  We stay out late, we drink, we skip class and we make some financial mistakes.  Whether it […]

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New organization is ready to take off

BY ANNA BELMONTE Staff Writer McKendree junior Jack MacLean is starting a new student organization, “Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations,” or SCNO. MacLean wanted a student organization dedicated to building experience and résumés for students, […]

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Bearcat thoughts: MAP grant

BY TEAGAN SCHWAB Staff Writer For many of the Bearcats who reside in Illinois, receiving the MAP grant is a make or break deal for attending McKendree. Over the last few weeks, students rallied to […]

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Stressing students from an online perspective

BY ALLISON DONOFRIO Staff Writer As students are settled into their spring classes at McKendree, I, an online student, conducted a survey before, during and after finals to see how students handled stress for the […]

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The latest on Speech and Debate

BY JOE BLASDEL Adviser of the speech and debate team In the last two weekends, the McKendree University Speech and Debate team took home 18 awards, including two team sweepstakes awards at the Missouri’s state […]

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[2015-2016] Vol. 94, Iss.5 The Review Crew

Vol. 94, Iss. 5 Editors Lauren Reeves Editor-in-Chief Anna Belmonte Assistant Editor Editing Team Lauren Reeves Anna Belmonte Teagan Schwab In This Issue Sara Radae Nicole Calleja Fung Grace McDowell Teagan Schwab Anna Belmonte Lauren […]

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Leditor from the Editor

Welcome to another exciting edition and a new semester of the McKendree Review! We are happy about being back in the swing of things. We would like to thank all of our readers for keeping […]

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Alone in your 20s: a tale of single hearts

By GRACE McDOWELL Staff Writer Oh great, another one of my Facebook friends is engaged. Wait, when did that couple get married? Wow, she’s in a relationship again?  You may have had these thoughts when […]

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Homesickness is okay: here’s how to deal with it

BY NICOLE FUNG CALLEJA Contributing Writer Imagine your excited, panting dog, your little sister with a glimmer in her eyes, your parents welcoming you to your already familiar surroundings: the streets, the driveway, the smell […]

Textbook Takeover

BY SARA RADAE Contributing Writer With a new semester beginning, the dreaded process almost all college students have to go through is just around the corner: buying textbooks. For some college students, they have decided […]

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What’s Up Weather?

BY TEAGAN SCHWAB Staff Writer As if dressing for the polarized temperature in Old Main and PAC isn’t enough, Mother Nature seems to have other plans. One day, the proper attire for the freezing temperature […]

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BSO brings culture to campus

As we all know, Black History Month is upon us so we should take a step back and reflect on how we have changed and grown as a society. To help us do this, McKendree’s […]

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Save the MAP: a call to action

As many Illinois college students know, funding for the MAP program has not been going well in Springfield. Governor Rauner and his colleagues have created a serious issue for higher education in our state. Hundreds if not […]

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Coming Soon: Academic Excellence Celebration

Save the Date! This year’s Academic Excellence Celebration will be on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Students will be presenting and performing their semester’s work to parents, staff and other students. If you would like to […]

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Ash Wednesday: remembrance and repentance

BY ANNA BELMONTE Staff Writer Last Wednesday, Feb. 10, dozens of McKendree students, faculty and staff came together to celebrate Ash Wednesday, the 40 days of preparation before Easter. Opening the season of Lent, Ash […]

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[2015-2016] Vol. 94, Iss.4 The Review Crew

Vol. 94, Iss. 4 Editors Lauren Reeves Editor-in-Chief Anna Belmonte Assistant Editor Editing Team Lauren Reeves Anna Belmonte Teagan Schwab In This Issue Sara Radae Teagan Schwab Grace McDowell Nicole Erica Pour Alexandria Deiters Lauren […]

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Welcome to another exciting edition of the McKendree Review! We are very excited about this issue! We would like to thank all of our readers for keeping up with the McKendree Review as we have […]

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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2015

Don’t forget Nov. 15 – 21 is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! The Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service is putting on many events throughout the week. Nov. 13 – 19 Canned Goods Sculpture Contest – […]

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A Further Look into the Mold in Clark

BY ANNA BELMONTE Staff Writer Sally Mayhew, Vice President of Administration and Finance, provided a closer look at what conditions in Clark Hall posed a health hazard and what was done to clean the building […]

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McKendree Role Models: A look inside

BY LAUREN REEVES Staff Writer Captain. Resident Assistant. Coordinator. Peer Mentor. Those are just a few leadership positions that McKendree students have the honor of holding. These elect few walk around campus and shine in […]

Thankful Thursday vs. Black Friday

BY GRACE McDOWELL Staff Writer It is the American tradition. Stuff your face with turkey on Thursday while feeling thankful with family, and then push others out of your way on Friday to steal a […]

McKendree reads the summary, not the book

BY ERICA POUR Staff Writer On Monday, your professor assigns 80 pages of reading due Wednesday. Instantly, you come down with the Monday blues. With other homework, that big paper due and early morning workouts, […]

Women’s Volleycats: The Road to Postseason

BY GRACE McDOWELL Staff Writer With a record of 15-8 and a conference record of 9-2, the McKendree women’s volleyball team is “digging” their way to postseason. In last year’s postseason, the team made it […]

Easy College Recipes

BY ALLY DEITERS Staff Writer What college students have time to cook? We have sports, clubs and events that we are all part of, and no one really has time to cook. So I guess […]

Are Eustressed?

BY TEAGAN SCHWAB Staff Writer As the semester wanes, students find themselves drowned by stressors like classes, relationships, finances, extra-curricular activities and graduation. According to Dr. Laura Harrawood, Associate Professor of Counseling, “Stress is your […]

Are we “Lost”?

BY MARQUIS CHERRY Staff Writer Being unable to find one’s way or not knowing one’s whereabouts would perfectly define this television show. Over six seasons, critics have ranked Lost consistently among the top television series […]

Cultural Cuisine from Noodles and Co.

BY SARAH GOETZE Staff Writer “Throw a fork on the map and we’ll take you there,” Noodles and Company claims on their menu, but you know what? If I closed my eyes, I very well […]

Blood Drive this Thursday in MPCC!

A Red Cross blood drive is coming to campus this Thursday, Nov. 12. The blood drive will run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Intramural Gym in MPCC. To reserve a time to […]

[2015-2016] Vol. 94, Iss.3 The Review Crew

Vol. 94, Iss. 3 Editors Lauren Reeves Editor-in-Chief Anna Belmonte Assistant Editor  Editing Team Lauren Reeves Anna Belmonte In This Issue Sarah Goetze Teagan Schwab Grace McDowell Marquis Cherry Allison Donofrio Alexandria Deiters Lauren Reeves […]

Leditor from the Editor

Welcome to another issue of the McKendree Review! As you know, we strive to be a voice for the students on McKendree’s campus. With that being said, I would like to remind all readers that […]

The Mold that Made them Move

BY ANNA BELMONTE Staff Writer Over a couple weeks ago, seven of McKendree’s faculty and staff were relocated from the main floor and basement of Clark Hall. The problem? Mold. On the walls and beneath […]

McKendree: Justice for all

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Think About Your Pink

BY GRACE McDOWELL Staff Writer One in eight women will develop breast cancer in the course of her lifetime. Using those statistics, of the roughly 1,411 female students currently enrolled at McKendree, approximately 176 will […]

Leaves changing means Fall is here

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Not Anytime Soon

BY MARQUIS CHERRY Staff Writer When comparing our fitness center on campus to other institutions, like Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the Director of Recreational Programs here at McKendree, Mr. Kim Smallheer says, “It is just […]

Brickstreet Brew: Follow the red brick road to the newest coffee shop in town

BY SARAH GOETZE Staff Writer You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy coffee, and that is pretty much the same thing, right? If you believe so, follow the red brick road, down to the […]

How you know you are a McKendree Student

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

BY ALLISON DONOFRIO Contributing Writer “Don’t dream it, be it” is a well-known phrase from one of my favorite movies: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The cult classic has been moving strong since 1975 and […]