Category: News

McKendree Named to Top 25 Colleges in Illinois List

By Jack MacLean, Copy Editor McKendree University has been named one of the 25 Best Colleges in Illinois by College Choice, an independent online publication […]

McKendree to Host Fourth Annual Academic Excellence Celebration

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-chief McKendree’s fourth annual Academic Excellence Celebration with take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017. No classes will be held that day […]

McKendree Students Attend Rally to Save Higher Ed

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-Chief On Wednesday, February 8, a group of McKendree students attended a rally at the Capitol building in Springfield, Ill. in support […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

The nightmare of a stolen car

BY ERICA POUR                                             […]

Spotlight on Art: Gallery Update

BY BENJAMIN RICHTER                                             […]

[Issue 9] A History and Life in Lebanon – Belinda McAllister

BY MORGAN ROSCOW, STAFF WRITER Lebanon is known as a place that is rich in history, which is far more advanced than the rest of […]

[Issue 9] There’s No Place Like Home

BY LAUREN APETZ, MEDIA EDITOR A majority of the McKendree University student body is from around the area and can go home whenever they like. […]

[Issue 9] McKendree Takes 5th Place at Webster University

BY JOE BLASDEL, SPEECH AND DEBATE COACH McKendree University finished in 5th place in overall program sweepstakes at Webster University’s Gorlok Gala and took home […]

[Iss. 7] || Title IX Changes at Mizzou & How it Affects McKendree University

BY NATALIE VAN BOOVEN Staff Writer The University of Missouri Board of Curators has authorized changes to the UM system’s Title IX procedures. On Oct. […]

[Iss. 6] || McKendree University Responds to Hate Crime on Campus

BY CHELSEY WHEELER Contributing Writer Last month, the community of McKendree University was shocked by the e-mail announcement informing the campus that one of our […]

[Iss. 6] || Back to the 80s

BY BRITANI BEASLEY Staff Writer” Interviewee: Brent and Lauren Reeves (B-Dub and Laurie Lou) Father/daughter duo, B-Dub and Laurie Lou, known regularly as Brent and […]

Highland School District Teachers Strike

BY EMILY LUCIA Assistant Editor Talk of a strike had been a much discussed topic at the start of the 2014-2015 school year in Highland, […]

McKendree Takes 2nd Place at Loyola University and Southwest Baptist University!

BY JOSEPH BLASDEL, PH.D.  Contributing Writer The McKendree University Speech and Debate team took 2nd place at tournaments on consecutive weekends, taking home 18 individual […]

McKendree University Women’s Soccer Drops 4-2 Decision to Drury

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS Contributing Writer(s) The McKendree University women’s soccer team lost a conference match to Drury University on Sunday 4-2. The Bearcats fall to […]

McKendree University Men’s Soccer Falls to No. 25 Drury 2-0

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS Contributing Writer(s) The McKendree University men’s soccer team was unable to upset No. 25 Drury University on Sunday in a 2-0 […]

McKendree University Welcomes Bearcat Statue

There’s more to the Bearcat than What Meets the Eye! BY KIMBERLY BENNETT Editor-in-Chief A few days into the 2014-15 academic year, McKendree University installed […]

McKendree University Hires New Faculty and Staff During Summer

Over the summer, McKendree University hired a total of 12 new faculty and staff members during the summer of 2014. For the next several issues, […]

Troubled Waters: The Shooting of Michael Brown

BY NATALIE VAN BOOVEN Staff Writer NOTE: Because this story is still happening (the most recent event being the blockade of Interstate 70), I will […]

McKendree Speech and Debate Opens Season Strong

BY JOSEPH BLASDEL, PH.D. Contributing Writer The McKendree University speech and debate team opened its competitive season in strong fashion, taking home X awards last weekend […]

Getting to Know You! Meet McKendree’s New Public Safety Officers

BY EMILY LUCIA Just in time for the new semester, Public Safety added two new members to their ranks. Lance Hunt and Brittney Newport join […]

The Ban of a Common Staple: Plastic Bags

BY MINDY ALLEN Think of all the places you shop. You probably frequently visit the local Wal-Mart, the local Dollar General or even the McKendree […]

McKendree Women’s Tennis Improves to 2-0 with 6-3 Win over Webster

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (BELLEVILLE, Ill., Sept. 14) The McKendree University women’s tennis team won its second match of the weekend on Sunday with a […]

McKendree Men’s Tennis Defeats Brescia 8-1 for First Win of the Season

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (BELLEVILLE, Ill., Sept. 14) The McKendree University men’s tennis team earned its first victory of the season on Sunday with a […]

Two Write-Ups Written on McKendree University’s Bass Fishing Team

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS McKendree University Bass Fishing Leads After Day One at FLW Central Invitational (GILBERTSVILLE, Ky., Sept. 13) The duo of seniors Dustin Pendegraft […]

Three Write-Ups Written on McKendree University’s Women’s Soccer Team

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS Crane, Reiniger Lead McKendree Women’s Soccer in 7-0 Rout over Hannibal-LaGrange (LEBANON, Ill., Sept. 6) Senior forward Natalie Crane (Granite City, Ill./Granite […]

Three Write-Ups Written on McKendree University’s Men’s Soccer Team

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS Cerna’s Hat Trick Not Enough In 5-4 McKendree Men’s Soccer OT Loss to Oakland City (LEBANON, Ill., Sept. 7) Senior forward C.J. […]

Pamela Manning, Ph.D. Sparks Interest of Medical Doctors

BY PAMELA MANNING, Ph.D. Pamela Manning, McKendree’s Assistant Professor of Education, was invited to speak at the National Medical Association Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on […]

Department 101: English and Writing

English and Writing Brings More to the Professional World than You May Think… BY KIMBERLY BENNETT The McKendree Review is proud to present the first […]

McKendree University Softball Completes 2015 Recruiting Class

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (LEBANON, Ill., Aug. 15) – McKendree University softball coach, Evelyn Bean, recently completed her 2015 recruiting class. Lucienda Adams of Dahlgren, Ill., Rebecca Franke […]

McKendree University Men’s Soccer Picked to Finish 12th in GLVC Pre-Season Poll

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (LEBANON, Ill., Aug. 27) – The McKendree University men’s soccer team has been picked to finish 12th out of 16 schools in […]

McKendree University Women’s Soccer Picked to Finish 11th in GLVC Pre-Season Poll

BY MCKENDREE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS (LEBANON, Ill., Aug. 28)- The McKendree University women’s soccer team has been picked to finish 11th out of 16 schools in the […]

A Tribute to Robin Williams

BY KIMBERLY BENNETT “Oh Captain! My Captain!” –Dead Poets Society Millions experienced a tragic loss on Aug. 11, 2014 when the media informed the world […]

A Profile of McKendree’s Model U.N. Program

BY BRYAN GROSS For most of us here at McKendree the time of year when Model U.N. rolls around is nothing more than a time […]

Alarums, Excursions and Politics in Thailand: Part 3

BY NATALIE VAN BOOVEN Sept. 19, 2006 was a watershed day in Thailand. On that day, after crossing the line once too often, Prime Minister […]

The “Kill Switch”

BY SHARON BEARD Every morning, millions of people board the subway paying more attention to their cellular phone than their surroundings. A passenger checks his […]

Mehgan Birdsong: A Woman Making a Difference

BY BRITANI BEASLEY St. Louis Native and McKendree University senior, Meghan Birdsong is a Speech Communication major, with a Public Relations emphasis, and has a […]

Roszell Mosely: Born Again

BY JANELLE JANKOWSKI Even though women are stereotypically associated with having stress-related weight issues, this is most certainly not always the case. Roszell Mosely, a […]

McKendree’s Scott Campus: Center at Scott

BY GRETCHEN BUEHRLE Contributing Writer Did you know that the Lebanon Campus is not the only facility McKendree uses to offer courses to Bearcat students? […]

Alarums, Excursions and Politics in Thailand: Part 2

BY NATALIE VAN BOOVEN Co-Editor-in-Chief (Refer to Thailand Part 1 prior to reading) Before I describe the events that led up to the political crisis […]

The Crisis in Ukraine and Crimea: Russia Interferes

BY EMILY LUCIA Assistant Editor For several months, The Ukraine has been in turmoil. Rioters and protesters, unhappy with the Ukrainian government, have plagued the […]

Women of 2014 on Forbes Billionaire List

BY MINDY ALLEN Assistant Editor Oprah Winfrey, the self-made queen of talk, is one of the most recognizable Forbes billionaires. She is also notable because […]

McKendree Speech & Debate Finishes Regular Season with Strong Performances

BY JOE BLASDEL, PhD. McKendree University’s speech and debate team finished its regular season with strong performances at the Missouri State Tournament and the Loyola […]

McKendree Speech Team Takes 1st Place in Three Events at Murray State University

BY JOE BLASDEL, PhD The McKendree University speech team took home 13 awards this weekend, including Spencer Marcum’s win as the top overall performer at […]

Can You Say “Clunky,” “Idiotic,” or How About “Bass-ackwards?”

  BY DONNA BICK _______________________ Have you ever walked into a room with a look of annoyance written all over your face, and thought, “Are […]

Hidden Treasures

BY ANDREW OLDEN Students at McKendree University join the campus community unaware of becoming part of an institution built on a rich history coupled with […]

Snowmaggeddon: Deadly Winter Storms Blast the South & Northeast

BY CHRSTYNA PHILLIPS _________________________________________________ Hundreds of thousands of homes, schools and businesses were without power in Georgia and the Carolinas as a fierce winter storm […]