Disney Pixar’s new movie Soul ponders the deep questions we’ve asked ourselves for centuries: What is the meaning of life? What is my purpose? The answer is much more simple than you may think.
While it’s super beneficial to have your animal with you during the college experience, especially in the middle of a lonely pandemic, there is a process to complete with your school. I sat down with Tia Kay, a McKendree graduate, to understand what this process entails.
Have you ever wondered why people leave McKendree? This article explores the reasons behind the departures of four former McKendree students. Knowing why students leave may just help McKendree keep the ones it still has.
Are you a fan of horror? Do you like playing video games? The following article by Mikayla Walton takes you through her experience playing Dead by Daylight. Dead by Daylight is a 4 vs 1 online survival game jam packed with fan favorites as well as original characters and allows the players to live a truly unique experience full of fear.
Misogyny plagues the lives of women. This injustice has been present in our world for far too long, and Kevin Memminger questions why this concept is still relevant. He advocates for the fair treatment of women and explains how toxic masculinity can be dangerous.
In this installment Isabella Strimling explores the manipulation of power and hypocrisy in our Judicial branch of government and what it means for human rights.
You might think that if you slow down, you will fall behind, that you may never achieve your goals and you may not be successful. On the contrary, you need to slow down every once in a while to help you gain control of your life. Just watch some Norwegian slow TV.
At McKendree, learning has changed drastically. Students have had to adapt to plenty, which has been no easy feat. Zoom has taken over as our way of learning. What isn’t always realized is how much our professors have done to make sure we are still learning. Professors have gone to different lengths and used strategies to try to make the best of this semester for the students, and in return, we keep our cameras off and our mics on mute. Let’s hear their side of it all, shall we?
Art student Chloe Gamber guides us throughout the complex and beautiful journey of an artist. She explains the incredible amount of detail that an artist conducts for their work, making it clear that within one’s artwork there is more to the than meets the eye.
Based on Dr. Trask’s “Dear Abby ” project, we are back with another “Dear Bogey” about friendships and being empathetic towards others. This week, our students received a letter that expresses concern for a friend and questions how to help them in their time of need.
The NBA was able to use expensive resources to create a quarantine bubble to allow their players to stay in the game, but remaining in play came at a cost. McKendree students weigh in on whether or not they would conform to the NBA’s COVID-19 rules in order to keep playing their sport.
Our very own Dr. Trask aims to teach her students the fundamentals of interpersonal communication. Her class hopes to help McKendree students maintain healthy relationships with these letters discussing how to do just that.
Tim Harrison, a well-known and selfless member of McKendree University’s, is highlighted in this appreciative profile by Gaetan Soulier. Harrison has a backstory like no other, and he used all his experiences from the past to become the man that so many Bearcats know and love today.
Plagiarism is a crime that is all too easy to commit. This despicable act of dishonesty can easily shatter one’s level of respect for someone else. Whether you fail to come up with your own ideas or you become a little too inspired by someone else’s work, it’s not cool.
Election day is next week. If you still need to vote, check out where you can vote at McKendree or nearby.
One of McKendree University’s English professors, Dr. Martha Patterson, has achieved many feats. As an advocate for Black Lives Matter, she has dedicated her time to writing a book about African Americans.
We often put more value in emojis than we think, using them as a way to express our emotions non-verbally. McKendree student Clara Andrews takes readers on a journey through the science of Snapchat, describing the importance of “the yellow heart” and its value on relationships.
Everyone has a passion, and Matt DeTore’s is music. Not only does he write his own songs, he also performs live at well renowned places. This musician is on the road to stardom with a story that is sure to inspire anyone.
The fall season is synonymous with several things: Halloween, pumpkin spice lattes, those orange-yellow leaves falling, and football. Football is a staple in the fall months, as this is the season for Friday night lights, Saturday tailgates, and Sundays packed with the NFL. Similar to everything else in this unorthodox year, football has been affected by the lasting effects of the COVID-19 virus.
Gaetan Soulier, an international student from France, enlightens readers on the devastating fires that have swept through his home country and how firefighters are working to contain them. A local describes living with the turmoil and how the fires have evolved over the years to claim more land.
Halloween decorations are meant to bring about a spooky sense of fun, horror that gets you into the spirit of Halloween. However, this halloween decoration displayed in our very own Lebanon was straight horror. Brent Reeves raises awareness on why these types of displays are unacceptable.
By analyzing both the recent presidential and vice-presidential debates, Isabella Strimling explores heavy details from both sides. She determines which candidates were stronger and even offers her own opinion on controversial remarks.
Seemingly innocent acts of fun can sometimes result in grave consequence. Claire Jennings has the opportunity to write back and forth with an inmate. He opened up to her about the story of how he got incarcerated.
From social distancing to hybrid courses, this pandemic has caused a lot of changes to take place. We know how students feel, but what about our teachers? In addition, how does McKendree compare to other campuses nearby? Julianne, who previously attended SWIC, interviewed professors from both schools to find out their perspective.
The recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a devastating loss. She left her mark in history, revolutionizing women’s rights in a world tailored to men. Without RBG’S power, the lives of women in our world today would be drastically different. May she rest in power.