General Education Reform
Proposal adds 10 new CORE hours to gen eds for future students.
Anna Morris | Assistant News Editor
Discussion is underway for a general education reform that would add 10 “CORE” hours of gen ed requirements and possibly cut several hours of already established gen ed classes for future students. The new proposal includes several options for trimming down certain gen ed classes, referred to as “intersection” hours, and implementing CORE classes spread out over students’ freshman, sophomore and senior years. More >
Wheaton Establishes International Student Program to Further Foster Diversity
An independent department is formed to provide more focused and intentional support for students without U.S. citizenship.
Sukyung “Jasmine” Park | Guest Writer
The International Student Program, a new department at Wheaton College, is now located in the Beamer Center near the Student Activities Office and Office of Multicultural Development. The ISP is not a part of the OMD, but is its own department due to the fact that it specifically seeks to serve students without U.S. citizenship — citizens of other countries who were not born or raised in the states. More >
There’s an App for That?
Five useful smartphone apps for college students.
Sarah Kenny | Features Editor
After finally managing to register a car on campus and making a celebratory Target run, it finally dawns: At some point, I’m going to need gas. When the inevitable moment does arrive, GasBuddy might make your trip to the pump a little easier. It won’t lower gas prices, but it will help you find the cheapest station in a user-set radius. More >
Thunder win three away from home behind Wysocki’s six goals.
Calvin Wetzel | Sports Editor
Despite spending a total of 20 hours on the bus in the span of a week, the Wheaton women’s soccer team pushed its record to 4-0-0 last week. After 3-1 victories over Carleton College (1-3-0) and Macalester College (2-1-1) over the weekend, the national No. 1 Thunder knocked off University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (0-4-1) by a score of 5-1 on Wednesday. More >
And They’re Off
After season-opening victory, Thunder turn attention to Albion
Judah Newby | Assistant Sports Editor
Lisle, Ill. - Trailing 13-10 midway through the second quarter to Benedictine University, the Thunder football season had not gotten off to the best start.
Eighteen seconds later, though, all was back to normal as senior tailback Justin Swider received the ensuing kickoff, wound his way though the defense across the width of the field and picked up some timely blocking, going 93 yards for a momentum-shifting touchdown. More >