Category: 2013-14: Vol. 92, Iss. 3

DATE: February 28, 2014

The Review Crew

Vol. 92, Iss. 3 Editors Kimberly Bennett Co-Editor-in-Chief Natalie VanBooven Co-Editor-in-Chief Mindy Allen Assistant Editor Emily Lucia Assistant Editor / Web Designer Editing Team Mindy […]

Letter from the Editors

Letter from the Editors Hello, We would like to encourage McKendree students and staff to submit articles to the McKendree Review as much as possible! […]

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 […]

How’s that for Perseverance?

BY KIMBERLY BENNETT _______________________________ Three years ago, I never thought I would be where I am today in my college experience. When I started college […]

The History of Valentine’s Day

BY EMILY LUCIA  ____________________________ Every year on February 14th, lovers and friends rush to buy cards, chocolates, roses, and other commercial items to commemorate their […]

Bruises Like Lambs

BY KATIE DAVENPORT Those summers were the worst—             August, with the shades up but the             windows down to keep the cats from             […]

Song of Ice And Fire: A Game of Thrones, by George R.R. Martin

A Book Review BY EMILY LUCIA  ____________________________________ “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die” (A Game of Thrones). Many of […]

“12 Years A Slave” ~ FILM REVIEW

BY TRENT ALLYN BOYER  Solomon Northrup has had a rough night. After dining with supposed friends who allegedly wanted to utilize his talents as a […]


A Television Review BY EMILY LUCIA Two brothers travel a lonely road. It all began when the youngest brother, Sam, was a baby. He was […]

“Criminal Minds” Hits 200 Episodes & Keeps Getting Bigger

BY CHRYSTINA PHILLIPS CBS’s long-running crime drama, Criminal Minds, reached a milestone this week: 200 episodes. For all of the fans who have been here […]

The Ultimate Struggle: Rooting for the Chicago Cubs

BY WILL BASLER ______________________ In The Shawshank Redemption, escaped convict Andy Dufresne wrote to his fellow-prisoner and long-time friend Red, “Hope is a good thing, […]

History Made

BY LAUREN APETZ __________________________ The McKendree Men’s Volleyball team put up a fight against multiple teams over the course of the past few weeks. The […]