Gaetan Soulier, an international student from France, enlightens readers on the devastating fires that have swept through his home country and how firefighters are working to contain them. A local describes living with the turmoil and how the fires have evolved over the years to claim more land.
Halloween decorations are meant to bring about a spooky sense of fun, horror that gets you into the spirit of Halloween. However, this halloween decoration displayed in our very own Lebanon was straight horror. Brent Reeves raises awareness on why these types of displays are unacceptable.
By analyzing both the recent presidential and vice-presidential debates, Isabella Strimling explores heavy details from both sides. She determines which candidates were stronger and even offers her own opinion on controversial remarks.
Seemingly innocent acts of fun can sometimes result in grave consequence. Claire Jennings has the opportunity to write back and forth with an inmate. He opened up to her about the story of how he got incarcerated.
From social distancing to hybrid courses, this pandemic has caused a lot of changes to take place. We know how students feel, but what about our teachers? In addition, how does McKendree compare to other campuses nearby? Julianne, who previously attended SWIC, interviewed professors from both schools to find out their perspective.
The recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a devastating loss. She left her mark in history, revolutionizing women’s rights in a world tailored to men. Without RBG’S power, the lives of women in our world today would be drastically different. May she rest in power.
So much has changed since the breakout of COVID-19, including the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).Many students question whether or not they even need to take the take the test due to the new requirements for virtual testing. If you’re stressing about this test in the future, you may not even have to take it.
Forget Romeo and Juliet, there was never a greater love story than a man and his octopus. My Octopus Teacher is new documentary on Netflix that pays tribute to the beauty of connections with wildlife. Check out this thought-provoking, philosophical film.
During his sophomore year, McKendree football’s cornerback, Tony Pisoni, experienced a life altering injury. The healing process was tough, but Tony’s support system was a tremendous help. Tony persevered and recovered a stronger athlete who learned a valuable lesson.
On September 17th, students and faculty from McKendree University gathered on campus to peacefully protest for the Black Lives Matter movement. They marched across campus and kneeled in honor of the innocent black lives taken by white hands.
Though they may seem like zombies, sleepwalkers are not the dead, flesh eating type. Have you ever wondered why people sleep walk? Mikayla Walton explains the concept of sleepwalking and the potential dangers that this sleeping disorder can pose.
In the second installment of our politics column, Isabella Strimling explores the leadership of presidential candidate, Joe Biden. She interviews multiple students about their stance on the member of the Democratic Party, and she highlights characteristics she deems concerning.
Toss toast, throw rice, and yell at the screen of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Haley Rey recounts her experience at this interesting production amidst the pandemic. This opportunity allowed her and her friends to feel normal again during this difficult time.
A McKendree student who wishes to stay anonymous voices their opinion on how the university is handling this pandemic. To them, McKendree is not as concerned with this pandemic as they should be.
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Written by Isabella Strimling. In the first installment of our new politics column, political science major Isabella Strimling discusses her opinions on the 2020 presidential candidates. She highlights a particular candidate that we should focus on.
Written by Victoria Sananikone. McKendree students and faculty must look out for one another during this vulnerable time. We have to follow the precautions laid out for us and we have to be smart about our choices. Check out how some students and faculty feel about the news rules around campus.
A contributing writer who wished to stay anonymous details the flaws behind insensitive statements that aim to discredit Black Lives Matter. This passionate piece focuses on compelling logic that is meant to inform us about the scourge of systematic racism.
Written by Emma Matin-Hilker. A passionate advocate for Black Lives Matter, Emma participates in three protests to fight for equality. As a millennial, Emma voices the change that her generation will bring about, and she calls attention to a change that must be made at McKendree.
Written by Haley Rey. Incoming junior Haley Rey discusses a peaceful protest she attended in Columbia, IL. She prompts us with the hard questions while explaining her take on police reform.
Written by Nicolette Sanlin and Anthony Francis. The titles of Head Volleyball Coach and Associate Director of Athletics are quite honorable, yet these successful individuals are all too familiar with racism. Their powerful words voice a lifelong battle of forced silence from a cruel society, but silence is no longer an option. They stand with you.
Written by Abigail Rumpp, contributing writer. Incoming junior Abigail Rumpp describes her experience protesting in her hometown. She recounts her feelings as she protested in honor of Black Lives Matter in the conservative state of Tennessee.
Written by Victoria Sananikone. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the students and faculty of McKendree university are urged to unite with those suffering from racial oppression. Our black students are hurting, and they are fighting to be heard against the reign of white privilege.
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