A contributing writer who wished to stay anonymous details the flaws behind insensitive statements that aim to discredit Black Lives Matter. This passionate piece focuses on compelling logic that is meant to inform us about the scourge of systematic racism.
Written by Emma Matin-Hilker. A passionate advocate for Black Lives Matter, Emma participates in three protests to fight for equality. As a millennial, Emma voices the change that her generation will bring about, and she calls attention to a change that must be made at McKendree.
Written by Haley Rey. Incoming junior Haley Rey discusses a peaceful protest she attended in Columbia, IL. She prompts us with the hard questions while explaining her take on police reform.
Written by Nicolette Sanlin and Anthony Francis. The titles of Head Volleyball Coach and Associate Director of Athletics are quite honorable, yet these successful individuals are all too familiar with racism. Their powerful words voice a lifelong battle of forced silence from a cruel society, but silence is no longer an option. They stand with you.
Written by Abigail Rumpp, contributing writer. Incoming junior Abigail Rumpp describes her experience protesting in her hometown. She recounts her feelings as she protested in honor of Black Lives Matter in the conservative state of Tennessee.
Written by Victoria Sananikone. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the students and faculty of McKendree university are urged to unite with those suffering from racial oppression. Our black students are hurting, and they are fighting to be heard against the reign of white privilege.
Featured image from McKendree University Magdalena Knapp, Editor in Chief Never in my life would I have imagined that one day I would be the editor for a school newspaper. I have always loved writing […]
Meredith Geyer, Contributing Writer Featured image taken by Meredith Geyer Imagine being a kid right now. Normally we would all jump at the opportunity to relive our childhood, happily taking the naps we once fought. […]
Kae Edgcomb, Contributing Writer Featured image from Yelp In addition to being one of the greatest puns of all time, Shameless Grounds is a unique coffee shop. Calling them a coffee shop, however, does them […]
Katherine Gemmingen, Head Copyeditor Images from Katherine Gemmingen In 2017, when I started at McKendree University, the PWR program had two full-time professors; now, there is just one part-time professor. Each year that I’ve attended […]
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Mikayla Walton, Contributing Writer Pictures: google.com COVID-19 is a word you can clearly see anywhere now; it is everywhere. It has people afraid, annoyed, worried, and paranoid. There are people making their own cloth masks, […]
Isabella Strimling, Contributing Writer Pictures from Google I was mid-Zoom session the other day, in an intensified discussion about the ethics behind political decision-making in public policy. But, in between my professor and classmates’ mini […]
Camryn Scully, Contributing Writer March 20, 2020 was the day I left McKendree University. I had to take three connecting flights back home to Prince George, B.C, Canada. The airports and flights were emptier than […]
Luis Alvear, Contributing Writer Featured image from Luis Alvear of his near-empty flight home Coronavirus is something crazy that none of us expected. I think that we need to take care now that we know […]
Meredith Geyer, Contributing Writer Featured image from Meredith Geyer St. Louis has become a hub for young chefs and entrepreneurs to create the newest tastes and trends in the restaurant industry. However, among these hip […]
Victoria Sananikone, Editor Gifs and pictures from Google Welcome to the fourth installment of Vic’s Tuesday Tunes! As a lover of music, I thoroughly enjoy sharing my tunes with others who share my obsession or […]
Mikayla Walton, Contributing Writer Pictures from Mikayla Walton Being a college student is rough. Being a parent is rough. But, juggling college course work and being a parent? It’s a walk in the park. Jurassic […]
Magdalena Knapp, Editor in Chief Pictures: mckendree.edu Many things have changed over the past few weeks because of the Coronavirus. It has changed the way we used to live, the way students go to school, […]
Victoria Sananikone, Editor Photos from the courtesy of Google DISCLAIMER: I am no gaming connoisseur. In fact, some may even disregard this review based on the misogynistic idea that I am a woman. However, I […]
Meredith Geyer, Contributing Writer Energetic, goofy, caring, feisty, competitive, wearing Lululemon pants…these are just a just a few words that characterize Nathan Townsend, McKendree swim team’s new assistant coach. After growing up in Kingwood, Texas […]
Magdalena Knapp, Editor in Chief Dear Diary, It’s 9 a.m. on a Friday morning. I should be in the United States. I should be sitting in Senior Thesis right now, looking at Dr. Boysen while […]
Laurynn Davey, Contributing Writer When scrolling through your social media accounts, such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram, you are most likely to find at least one dark humor joke or meme floating around. Many […]
By Victoria Sananikone, Editor Photos and gif from Google Welcome to the third installment of Vic’s Tuesday Tunes! As a lover of music, I thoroughly enjoy sharing my tunes with others who share my obsession […]
Katherine Gemmingen, Head Copyeditor Featured Image from Columbia University Hello, fellow Bearcats. My co-editors and I hope that everyone in the McKendree community is safe and healthy during the craziness that has occurred in just […]