Stories behind our Scars

By Justin Blanks Millions of people have visible scars on their body that we may never know the story behind. A scar is a permanent patch of skin that grows over a wound that forms when your body heals itself after a cut, scrape, burn or sore. Scars can fade over time but never go... Continue Reading →

A Series of Fortunate Events

By Andrew Gardewine, Contributing Writer Michael Mendez, head coach and former member of the McKendree Cross Country and Track and Field programs, is quite possibly the most hard working person on campus. If he is not coaching a practice he is in a meeting, if he is not in a meeting, he is in his office... Continue Reading →

U.S. Colleges See Decline in International Student Enrollment

By Sophie Jeffery, Contributing Writer The New York Times reports a drop in international student enrollment during the current academic year (2017-18).  According to a recent survey released by the Institute of International Education, fewer international students have enrolled in U.S. colleges for the first academic semester following President Trump’s inauguration last January.  The institute... Continue Reading →

A Life Well Learned & A Compassion Worth Sharing

By Emily Davis, Contributing Writer Photo: Jason Finks   On any given weekday, M. Jason Finks can be found in his basement office on 121 Merrill Street working as McKendree University’s retention specialist.  He helps the online students, the nursing students, the students at all the satellite campuses, and the McKendree main campus students to... Continue Reading →

Get Ready For the Doorbuster Dash

By Emily Davis, Contributing Writer College not only prepares you for the workforce but also teaches you how to live on a ridiculously small budget. Living with these financial constraints makes Black Friday and Cyber Monday a haven for students needing electronics or appliances that are extremely expensive at regular price. In recent years, stores and... Continue Reading →

Water Polo.. in the Midwest?

by Gabrielle Madewell, Contributing Writer McKendree University’s men’s and women’s water polo programs have turned 1 as of this 2017-2018 school year. The person responsible for making the program’s first year successful is Colleen Lischwe, head women’s water polo coach and assistant men’s water polo coach.   Like many Universities nation-wide, McKendree heavily prides itself... Continue Reading →

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