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The Wheaton Record; September 28, 2012

Below is a representative sample of articles featured in the latest Wheaton Record, the student newspaper of Wheaton College. All articles are written and edited by students. The content does not necessarily reflect the views of Wheaton College.


The Story Buried Beneath the Immortal Cells

Rebecca Skloot, author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” visits Elmhurst College, giving Wheaton College students an opportunity to meet with the 2012 - 2013 One College, One Book author.

The cancerous cells from a poor tobacco farmer from Baltimore turned out to be an answer to prayer for many scientists and the basis of much disease prevention and vaccine development, but the farmer’s identity has remained anonymous for over 50 years. On Sunday, Sept. 23, Elmhurst College hosted Rebecca Skloot, author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” the One College, One Book selection for 2012-2013. Skloot is also the 2012 Quest Lecturer for Elmhurst College. More >



Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Speaks on Wheaton’s Campus

Korean Ambassador to the U.S., Choi Young-jin, delivered a lecture on the relationship between the U.S. and Korea, and the interconnection of Asian countries through trade.

Without American sacrifice, Korea would not be on the map today,” said Choi Young-jin, Korean ambassador to the United States, in a lecture at Wheaton College. Choi delivered a lecture and Q-and-A session on Monday, Sept. 24, relating the importance of the Korea-United States relationship and the impact of trade on East-West relations. More >



Picking Through the Parcels of the CPO Subculture

An inside look behind the doors of the College Post Office.

Were anyone to ask CPO’s Assistant Postmaster Scott Penney to amend the unofficial U.S. postal worker’s motto, he might pen something to this effect: “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor the zombie apocalypse stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” It is true, certainly, that the conditions the motto lists hardly encompass all potential hazards to mail delivery. More >



Thunder Volleyball Takes Fourth in Wheaton Invitational, Falls to North Central

Wheaton College hosted six teams to compete in four weekend games in the Wheaton Invitational.

The Wheaton volleyball team hosted the Wheaton Invitational over the weekend, a tournament in which six teams competed in four matches each over two days. Wheaton opened up on Friday, Sept. 21, with two losses, but they bounced back on Saturday, Sept. 22, to take their first match of the day to the fifth set and earn a victory in their final match. More >



Thunder Cross Country Hosts and Wins at Invitational

During the weekend's Invitational, the Thunder cross-country teams had five runners place in the top six spots.

It was a busy weekend for the Thunder men’s and women’s cross-country teams as Wheaton hosted the annual Wheaton Gil Dodds Invitational last Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville. Beginning the week ranked seventh in the country by the National Track and Field Coaches Association of America, the Thunder men’s team cemented their spot among the nation’s best by taking top honors in their 8K race. More >

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