Behind the Success: Darren Wynn

By Zach Breeding, Co-Editor of Sports Darren Wynn's life is one that is heavily influenced by family and friends. And if it wasn't for his family, he may not have even had the opportunity to achieve the massive success that he has as a wrestler at McKendree. "My biggest inspiration has to go to my... Continue Reading →

Weekly Sports Lineup & Recap: Feb. 12 – Feb. 19

By Steve Sladek, Co-Editor of Sports This week in McKendree Athletics, 10 of the Universities’ 33 teams are in action for the Bearcats. Basketball, track and field, baseball, softball, men’s and tennis, men’s volleyball and women’s hockey all compete through the nation in five different states. Thursday, Feb. 16  Women’s Basketball: at Bellarmine University, 5:45... Continue Reading →

Women’s Track Takes Flight

By Zach Manion, Contributing Writer After a successful weekend at Missouri Southern State University, the McKendree University Women’s track and field team propelled themselves to 21st in the nation, their first national ranking since becoming a Division II program in 2012. Before joining Division II, the men's and women's track and field teams experienced some... Continue Reading →

McKendree to Host Fourth Annual Academic Excellence Celebration

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-chief McKendree’s fourth annual Academic Excellence Celebration with take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017. No classes will be held that day and all students are encouraged to attend or participate in the celebration. Applications for students to present or display a research poster are due by Friday, March 10 and can... Continue Reading →

Al Alone: Introduction & Issue One

By Benjamin Richter, Cartoonist/Contributing Writer Series Intro Earth looks very different from 250 million miles away. Growing up near Mars, Al never imagined traveling far from home.  In an exploration of a surrounding galaxy, Al's spaceship collides with a satellite and sends his ship spiraling towards our planet.  In this new world, Al attempts to make... Continue Reading →

McKendree Students Attend Rally to Save Higher Ed

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-Chief On Wednesday, February 8, a group of McKendree students attended a rally at the Capitol building in Springfield, Ill. in support of higher education and the MAP grant. The grant, which does not require repayment and is given to Illinois residents who attend approved Illinois colleges, has provided numerous students the... Continue Reading →

McKendree Students React to The Trump Presidency

By Allison Donofrio, Contributing Writer Since becoming the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump has been making headlines. I created a survey to discuss how McKendree University students feel about President Donald Trump on a scale from very negative to very positive. The survey asked a series of questions regarding President Trump’s policies... Continue Reading →

Mike Babcock’s Relentless Pursuit

By Grant Riggs, Editor-in-Chief On Wednesday, February 1, at 6:30 a.m., Mike Babcock, 5th-year head football coach at McKendree University, walked into his office knowing the next five hours would determine the future of his program. The occasion? A day that would bring about the culmination of months of hard work - National Signing Day.... Continue Reading →

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