The Review Crew

Vol. 92, Iss. 5 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 Allen Kimberly Bennett Natalie Van Booven Emily Lucia In This Issue Mindy Allen Britani Beasley Kimberly Bennett Mehgan Dohogne Janelle Jankowski Emily Lucia Kati Melton Andrew Olden Stephanie Strack Christopher Streetman... Continue Reading →

“Leditor” ~Letter from the Editors

Letter from the Editors Hello, As you know, the semester is coming to an end, but the McKendree Review will have one more issue after this one. The next issue will be published the day after finals (Friday, May 9th). Also, a few days after finals are over, look for an email about the Academic Excellence... Continue Reading →

Too Burned out for School?

BY KATI MELTON With finals week quickly approaching, McKendree students, who have procrastinated with their finals projects, papers and homework assignments, are frantically trying to get things done, while also studying for their final exams. The stress that McKendree students feel is common on the home stretch of the last few weeks of school, but... Continue Reading →

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 minor in Spanish. When asked how many years she has been studying foreign language and which ones she has studied, she said, “My elementary school had us start taking French... Continue Reading →

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 student attending McKendree, spent his freshman year worried about his health. After graduating high school in 2011, Roszell finally decided it was time to lose weight. He already viewed himself... Continue Reading →

The Act of Painting: Brian D. Smith

BY MEGHAN DOHOGNE In a recent exhibit at the McKendree University Gallery of Art, artist Brian D. Smith showcased the style of painting. Smith creates large abstract paintings using vibrant bold colors that strikingly impact the viewer.  Abstract painting is often misunderstood or discredited for the lack of recognizable subject matter. Understanding abstract art requires... Continue Reading →

E-cigarettes on McKendree Campus

BY MINDY ALLEN In March, a campus email explained that the smoking policy of McKendree University has been revised to include e-cigarettes, which are banned in campus buildings and dorms. Some people may wonder why e-cigarettes, which are odorless, are also banned in public buildings. This debate is raging beyond the McKendree campus. People are... Continue Reading →

Take a Breath, the End Draws Near

BY BRITANI BEASLEY As we approach the end of the school year, students find it difficult to maintain attendance, participation and interest in their courses. Here are some quick tips to help students stay motivated in the classroom, keep their minds sharp, and leave procrastination at an all-time low. Make a To-Do List: It is... Continue Reading →

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