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[2014-2015] Vol. 93, Iss. 12 The Review Crew

  Vol. 93, Iss. 12 Editors Emily Lucia Editor-in-Chief Taquisha Drisdell Assistant Editor  Will Basler Sports Editor Editing Team Emily Lucia Taquisha Drisdell In This […]

Leditor from the Editor

As the Spring semester winds down we find ourselves bogged down by end of the semester tests, projects and papers. But one thing that always […]

New Graduation Requirements

BY LAUREN REEVES Staff Writer Two weeks ago, McKendree University announced that they will change the graduation credit requirement from 128 to 120 credits. McKendree […]

Scotland Here She Comes

BY MAGGIE MUELLER Contributing Writer Elizabeth “Liz” Gilman is a junior at McKendree University from St. Louis Missouri. She decided to come to McKendree because […]

The Patriot Act: Still a Good Idea?

BY NATALIE VAN BOOVEN Staff Writer Former U. S. President Calvin Coolidge once said, “Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out […]

Who is ISIS?

Understanding the Importance of Keeping Up-to-Date with the News BY LEAH CUMMINS Contributing Writer Until I took American Politics this semester, I never realized how […]

Paul F. Tompkins

BY JACOB SCHLOTE Contributing Writer I was lucky enough to attend the stand-up comedy event performed by Paul F. Tompkins. The show was great, and […]

Science Athlete Extraordinaire

BY MAGGIE MUELLER Contributing Writer   Adam Tournier has been a professor of science at McKendree University for five years. Having his Ph. D in […]

A Chandelier Dropping Experience

BY LAUREN APETZ Staff Writer I attended this musical on March 3 at the Fox Theatre through the McKendree University Honors program. Through this program […]

McKendree Share Your Story

BY TAQUISHA DRISDELL Assistant Editor        McKendree Share Your Story is a play which was a part of Global Awareness Week at McKendree University. The […]

Spinning to Success: The McKendree Color and Winter Guard

BY LEAH CUMMINS Contributing Writer Many students on campus are highly involved with McKendree and play various sports as well as join many organizations. One […]

The Madness in March

BY ASHLY SCHMITT Staff Writer No wonder why the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s and Women’s basketball tournament is named, “March Madness”. Its been […]

McK Cheerleading Team at Nationals

BY EMILY DOERSAM Contributing Writer On April 7, 2015, the McKendree Cheerleading squad made their way to Daytona, Florida to compete in the 2015 NCA […]

Cardinals face a tough road in National League

BY WILL BASLER Sports Editor After a fairly successful 2014 campaign, the Cardinals fell in the National League Championship Series, falling just short of the […]

[2014-2015] Vol. 93, Iss. 11 The Review Crew

  Vol. 93, Iss. 11 Editors Emily Lucia Editor-in-Chief Taquisha Drisdell Assistant Editor  Lauren Apetz Media Editor Will Basler Sports Editor Editing Team Emily Lucia […]

“Leditors” from the Editor

EMILY LUCIA Editor in Chief Well here it is. The first print issue for the semester. I have to be honest, I was a little […]

A Call for Change: The Rhoda Warner Story

By Emily Lucia Editor in Chief   It all began with the planning of a peace walk, inspired by the events in Ferguson, Mo. The […]

Dr. Patterson: Mondern Day Gibson Girl

By Donna Bick Staff Writer Martha Patterson, Ph.D. is an English professor at McKendree University and has been teaching on campus since 2004. She received […]

Will it Ever End?

By Ashly Schmitt Contributing Writer The problems in Ferguson, Mo. have yet to die down since the Michael Brown incident took place on Aug. 9, […]

Play Me a Song Piano Man

By Lauren Apetz Contributing Writer A piano has 88 keys. You could play these keys in chopsticks style, or you could learn how to master […]

The Duck: Background Story of Benjamin Duckworth

By Spencer Sweetin Contributing Writer Every foundation has a base – something that holds it in place so it does not give way. To the […]

Which Way: Will His Future Take Him?

  By Eric Abrolat Contributing Writer The road to a student’s future career may have a few curves or bends, but it tends to straighten […]

To The Music of Your Soul: Auditioning for a Masters of Music and Graduate School

By Malie Mills Contributing Writer Compared to searching for your undergraduate degree school of choice, venturing into the world of graduate school for terminal degrees […]

Spring is Here

By Kendra Brackman Contributing Writer Believe it or not, March is already here and halfway over!  With the conclusion of spring break, there are only […]

Christin Austin tackles it all

By Mileena Tomasek Contributing Writer Do you ever have so much going on that you’re too overwhelmed to do it all productively? Some people cannot […]


By Jennifer Blumberg Contributing Writer Have you ever thought of what would happen to our world if we ever turned our backs on everyone? The […]

Women’s Wrestling Tag Team: Hailee Lilly and Olivia Seppani

By Natalie Van Booven Staff Writer For many people, the words “women” and “wrestling” go together like chicken and waffles. The very combination is mind-bending […]

The St. Louis Rams & the Stadium Issue

By Will Basler Sports Editor When the Los Angeles Rams moved to St. Louis in 1994, Stan Kroenke, a local billionaire, bought 40% ownership in […]

Baseball Cats Look to Bounce Back After Slow Start

By Will Basler Sports Editor Over the weekend, McKendree hosted Missouri-St. Louis for a four game series – two games on Saturday, and two on […]

GLVC Men and Women’s Track

By Rebecca Mckee Contributing Writer Over two days, Feb. 28 and March 1, McKendree University’s men and women track and field teams competed in the […]

Gossip Girl Addiction

By Cheyenne Autry Contributing Writer It is the beginning of the first semester in college and all anyone can talk about is Netflix and their […]

[2014-2015: Vol. 93, Iss. 10] The Review Crew

Vol. 93, Iss. 10 Editors Emily Lucia Editor-in-Chief Donna Bick Assistant Editor Taquisha Drisdell Assistant Editor  Lauren Apetz Media Editor Editing Team Emily Lucia Donna […]

“Ledditors” from the Editors

In this issue we feature many talented and interesting students and faculty. It was really a pleasure to read all of these amazing stories! Our […]

Bringing Service into the Classroom

BY JENNA MORRIS & MAGGIE MUELLER, STAFF WRITERS Community service plays a large role at McKendree University.  Many students are actively involved with the Lyn […]

A.L.P.H.A.- A Great Organization!

BY DONNA BICK, EDITOR Once again the ladies of A.L.P.H.A., also known as Amazing Ladies Pursuing Holistic Appreciation are in full swing. Several ladies turned […]

[Issue 9] Donna’s Profiles: Taquisha Drisdell and Kennon Henderson

Name: Taquisha Drisdell Major: Theater/Journalism Favorite Professor: Gabe Shapiro Year: Junior What do you like best or least about Valentine’s Day? What I like least […]

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 […]

Alarums, Excursions and Politics in Thailand

Alarums, Excursions and Politics in Thailand BY NATALIE VAN BOOVEN _____________________________________ Many people know Thailand for its elephants, its extremely spicy food and its style […]

Brand New Bearcats

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 […]

McKendree Poll

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The Best of Sundance Film Festival 2014: “Whiplash” Scores Top Honors

The Best of Sundance Film Festival 2014: Whiplash Scores Top Honors BY CHRISTYNA PHILLIPS ____________________________________________________ The Sundance Film Festival is best known as the land of […]

Crisis in Japan

The earthquake, the ensuing tsunami, and the nuclear
disaster that Japan has had to deal with in the past week have had devastating
consequences. Millions of Japanese citizens are without electricity and water,
while dealing with frigid temperatures.