Vol. 92, Iss. 1 Editors Kimberly Bennett Interim Editor-in-Chief / Interim Web Designer Natalie Van Booven Assistant Editor Chris Streetman Assistant Editor Mindy Allen Assistant Editor In This Issue Allison Barrows Kimberly Bennett Natalie Van […]
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 […]
A Message from the Art Department: Please attend the McKendree Art Gallery events! Here, you can find the schedule for all of the upcoming events. Hope to see you there! http://www.mckendree.edu/academics/info/college/arts-sciences/arts/art/event-schedule.php
Big prize Bingo sponsored by CAB will be on December 6th at 9pm location: TBD No Prizes under $50. Some prizes include; Ipad, Six Flag Season passes, Giftcard Bundles, and will be drawing attendance prizes!
Come on into the McKendree Bookstore for a chance at the Spirit Blowout Drawing. From now until Dec 11th every visit allows you to enter your name into the jar to win the drawing. Items […]
Who’s Up for an Adventure? By Chris Streetman Have you ever wished that time travel or teleportation would become realities during your lifetime? Well, they are. Every library has thousands of portals to different places […]
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 […]
Marching Band: It is More than a Sport An Opinion written by: Emily Lucia With the recent online popularity of the Ohio State Marching Band, the art form has intrigued many. Commenters on the YouTube […]
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 […]
It Only Takes One Second
Written by Kimberly Bennett
~Written on February 18th, 2012~
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” –Jeremiah 29:11
People who barely know me do not know I have a twin sister. She and I are like two peas in a pod—inseparable. Although we go to different colleges, it does not take away from the time we have shared with one another in the past. She is my best friend and will always be despite our constant bickering.
I had often wondered what my life would be like if I was not born a twin. Since last weekend, however, I would not want anything different. She is my twin and we are connected in a way no other set of siblings can be and that is how it should be. We have done everything together up until college. Now we are trying to find our own individualities. My life could have been different last Saturday Morning when I found out that my sister had almost died in a car wreck. To this day, I do not know what I would have done without her. God has a plan for everyone. He knows when each person is born into the world as well as when they are leaving the world. He knows and only He knows. Life is fragile and it can be taken away in less than a second. In less than a second, someone’s world could flip upside-down. Thankfully, mine wasn’t….
Thor: A Dark World
A review written by Emily Lucia
*Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead*
Marvel’s second post-Avengers film is just what a Marvel film should be. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry (sometimes in the same scene) and it leaves clues to future Marvel productions (Avengers 2 and 3 anyone?). Despite the change of director from the first film, Thor: The Dark World is an exciting ride that keeps audience members on their feet until the very end.
The film begins in the same manner as the first with Odin (Anthony Hopkins), Thor’s father and King of Asgard, lending his voice to tell an ancient tale of an evil race called the Dark Elves led by Malekith (Christopher Eccleston). In the tale, Malekith seeks a dark substance known as the Aether. Asgardians led by Odin’s father and predecessor, Bor sweep in and save the day. Malekith was going to use the Aether to absorb its power and, we can assume, take over the nine realms. Bor and the Asgardians defeat Malekith and the Dark Elves and confiscate the Aether, locking it away somewhere no one will find it.
What’s Hot on the CW Network?
Written by: Kimberly Bennett
For those of you who do not know me, I am a huge TV fan. I watch a lot of different shows and this year happens to be the CW’s biggest year yet! Before last year, I didn’t really watch a lot of shows on the CW but since last year’s freshman series, Beauty & the Beast, starring Jay Ryan, Kristin Kreuk and Austin Basis, I immediately started watching more of the CW shows. If you remember WB-11’s Smallville, then you’re ahead of everyone else. Smallville was one of the few series that lasted 10 seasons and was formally owned by the Warner Bros. Company. However, in 2006, CBS and Warner Bros formed a partnership and became the CBS and Warner Bros. Company (or, for short, CW-TV).
A Soldier’s Resolve
Written by Chris Streetman
All I could see was desolation and despair, a city destroyed by war. The scattered bodies lay over the erected land. My vision clouds and the smoke sticks in my lungs. I gasp for breath. I manage to rise from the rocky terrain. Instinctively, I reach for the back of my head. The soft fabric of the flag reminds me who I am, why I am here. Despite the sorrow and suffering, I resolve to continue fighting. My country needs me, and I will not quit now. As long as I am needed, I will keep fighting the eternal fight to protect life, liberty, and happiness. That great freedom bought by war must now be preserved through war.