Category: Perspective

The Truth About Studying Abroad

By Magdalena Knapp, Contributing Writer Each year, 3.7 million students study abroad throughout the world. I am one of these 3.7 million students, and my […]

A Crash Course in Flirting Through Different Cultures

By Magdalena Knapp, Contributing Writer Many of you have heard of pick-up lines such as “Do you know how much a polar bear weighs? – […]

Lean on Me: Helping Through The Crisis Text Line

By Allison Donofrio, Staff Writer Lebanon, Ill. – While on winter break last December, I saw a volunteer opportunity I could not pass up. On […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s all the Yammer about?

BY ANNA BELMONTE Staff Writer Join groups. Get connected. Build yet another Facebook-like community. It will replace email; it will make Academia easier; it will […]

Please don’t cry about Wi-Fi

BY LAUREN REEVES Staff Writer This semester, students have sent numerous emails. Dialed in hyperventilated & breathless calls. And, frantically marched their way to the […]

A Poll on the Polls: Are students engaged and informed on the upcoming presidential election?

BY GRACE McDOWELL Staff Writer “Trumping” Politics: The Poll (given to 20 McKendree students): When is the next presidential election? Can you name any candidates running? […]