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 of 2005-06 (which marks the fourth period in Thailand’s recent […]
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 streets of Ukraine: just after the Sochi Olympics came to […]
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 she has been part of the small percentage of women […]
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 National Warm-Up, taking home a total of 16 awards. “This […]
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 the second half. Fourteen colleges and universities, including Western Kentucky […]
BY DONNA BICK _______________________ Have you ever walked into a room with a look of annoyance written all over your face, and thought, “Are you kidding me?!” I did this a while ago when […]
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 a modern flare. Often times the average student overlooks the […]
BY CHRSTYNA PHILLIPS _________________________________________________ Hundreds of thousands of homes, schools and businesses were without power in Georgia and the Carolinas as a fierce winter storm cut an icy strip across much of the South, bringing […]
Alarums, Excursions and Politics in Thailand BY NATALIE VAN BOOVEN _____________________________________ Many people know Thailand for its elephants, its extremely spicy food and its style of kickboxing. Now, its political crisis joins the list. In […]
You’re Missing Out on the Excitement BY WILL BASLER ___________________________________ High- flying and sharp-shooting Bearcats are truly an exciting team to watch. *** Over the weekend, the Bearcat men’s basketball team lost at Southern Indiana […]
Brand New Bearcats BY LAUREN APETZ __________________________________________ This year, McKendree University began a new sports program: men’s volleyball. This team is young, with 15 freshmen making up the roster. Nicki Sanlin, who is assisted by […]
McKendree Speech and Debate Opens Spring with Strong Performances BY JOSEPH BLASDEL, PhD __________________________________________ The McKendree University speech and debate team began its spring semester of competition with strong performances at both University of Utah’s […]
New Year – New Degree Options at McKendree! BY STEPHANIE QUINN, PhD JOY SANTEE, PhD __________________________________________ As technology continues to permeate all aspects of the 21st century work environment, employers are demanding college graduates who […]
Academic Excellence Celebration: More Than Just a Day Off of School? BY MORGAN MABERRY __________________________________________ The Academic Excellence Celebration is a day for students and alumni to show off their academic achievements and for the […]
The Storm of November 17th, 2013 Written by: Kimberly Bennett Many of you know about the storms that swept across the Midwest last Sunday. The damage of the storm was extensive, impacting 8 states of […]
The Syrian Diaspora: Political Palliative No More Written by: Natalie Van Booven (As of Sept. 30th) How long can a month last—not in a chronological sense, but in an emotional sense? If the ado coming […]
The Last Codebreaker: the Life of Mavis Batey Written by Allison Barrows Multiple major news sites such as The Daily Beast, BBC News and The Washington Post announced that on November 17th, Mavis Batey, age […]
Bearcats Cross Country Wrap Up Seasons, Sending One to NCAA Nationals By: Megan Doty The McKendree Bearcats Men’s and Women’s Cross Country team began their post-season on Saturday, October 26, at the Great Lakes Valley […]
A New Director; A New Concert Band Katie Herath Saying “goodbye” to a beloved director is difficult, as our music department has learned this past year. The end of last semester marked the end of […]
By Danielle Cooper. Published April 25, 2011
Airmen Zachary Cuddeback, 21, was killed in Germany on his way to serve a tour in Afghanistan. Cuddeback was the driver of an Air Force bus carrying soldiers getting ready to depart for a tour to Afghanistan when the bus was attacked by a Kosovo Albanian. Cuddeback was escorted back to O’Fallon, Illinois by his cousin that was stationed in Germany at the time of Cuddeback’s death.
By Shawn Printy. Published April 25, 2011.
Electronic waste is a big problem, not just in the US, but especially globally. Some of the wonderful devices that we have today often contain dangerous chemicals, heavy metals, and other harmful substances that are a necessary evil in the production process. If these aren’t disposed of properly, these toxins can leech into the groundwater, and get into the environment, which can cause serious harm.
By Shawn Printy. Published April 25, 2011.
If you’re a faculty member at McKendree, you’ve probably heard of the e-Friday program. However, if you’re a student, you might not be too sure of what they are. According to IT director George Kriss, the e-Friday events are “28 minutes of training that doesn’t hurt.”
By Nykhala Coston, Staff Writer. Published April 1, 2011
Early on a Saturday morning, fourteen students from McKendree University were up and ready to embark on a trip to Chicago Illinois with the Campus Ministries. Although some students had an idea of what would take place on this five hour train ride, some only had a general idea that some sort of community service would be involved.
By Kevin Schaefer, Associate Editor. Published April 1, 2011
One of the worst disasters that the world has seen in quite some time hit Japan a few weeks ago. As of March 23, the confirmed death toll was 9,452. In addition to that, almost 15,000 people are still missing, and about 260,000 people are now homeless. The bad news doesn’t stop there. What could have been one of the worst Nuclear power accidents became a little too close to occurring.