This Is Not The End

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.

Inside A Peaceful Protest

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.

Thoughts from Nickie and Anthony

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.

I Prefer Corona With a Slice of Lime

Magdalena Knapp, Editor in ChiefDear 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 he is writing down the plan for today’s class. Instead, I am back at home in Italy. I am looking at... Continue Reading →

Apartment Living or Living Space?

Article and pictures by Annika Beal, Contributing Writer According to the McKendree website, West apartments are “Apartment style residential areas with each apartment consisting of two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and living and dining spaces.” All of these apartments are co-ed and are about half-mile away from campus. They come with an... Continue Reading →


Article and picutres by Jawaun Jackson, Contributing Writer An Edwardsville favorite located on North Main Street - with a blink of an eye you may miss it. The front of the eatery is modest compared to the back that is much livelier with the outdoor seating. Inside it is warm and cozy; the décor has... Continue Reading →

McKendree Does Not Care About You

The following article represents the author's opinion about a specific topic. Freedom of speech is part of the First Amendment of the US Constitution and therefore every writer has the right to share his or her opinion. Feel free to email your editors about any issues with the article or leave your comment here. Sources... Continue Reading →

Is the Payout Really Worth the Stress?

By Hayley Luster, Contributing Writer Pictures by Hayley Luster For many students, it can be very laborious trying to balance school work and having a job while also maintaining a somewhat active social life. To a college student, money can be crucial because not a whole lot can be done without it; therefore, many students... Continue Reading →

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