New Mural Painted near College Ave Train Station
Mural celebrates diversity in Wheaton.
Anna Morris | Assistant News Editor
Pedestrians walking by the College Avenue train station are in for a colorful surprise. The previously plain brick wall on the building that houses the Essencia Yoga studio is now covered with a mural called “Pearls of the Universe.”
Painted by artist R.J. Ogren, the mural aims to celebrate Wheaton’s diversity and the many backgrounds and ethnicities that the city’s residents represent. More >
Light at the End of the Chase Street Pedestrian Tunnel
The Union Pacific Railway makes progress on the Chase Street pedestrian tunnel.
Amanda Morris | News Editor
Since May 2012, the Union Pacific Railroad (UPR) has been working on a pedestrian underpass that will go under the tracks that cross over Chase Street, located near McCully Stadium and Michigan Crescent Apartments.
According to the DuPage County website, in order to make track improvements, the Union Pacific Railroad will eventually close vehicle access at the Chase Street crossing. While the road will close for cars, the UPR has been constructing a pedestrian underpass that will connect Wheaton College with the Illinois Prairie Path in order to give students faster access to classroom buildings on campus. More >
OMD is Partyin’ it up in Beamer
Joanne Kim | Guest Writer
Starting in early July, Wheaton’s Facebook page started filling up with recent graduates’ Instagram photos of the new Office of Multicultural Development (OMD) suite. “This new OMD space makes me want to fall on my face in thanksgiving! #PTL,” Ana Akin ’13 said. “Eva’s new #OMD office. Still in progress. God is SO GOOD! #PTL,” Emily Dao ’13 said.
The new OMD suite is now becoming a hot spot for Wheaton students to come together and enjoy each other’s company. More >
Tough Road Ahead
Thunder to face two top-20 teams in four-day span.
Calvin Wetzel | Sports Editor
When the 2013 season began, there were plenty of question marks surrounding the Thunder women’s soccer team. How would they respond to the loss of two All-Americans? Or, how would they respond to beginning the season with numerous injuries to starters? What would be the outcome of a change of formation?
The Thunder have answered all of these questions with a 6-0 start, as they picked up two more victories last week. More >
Wheaton trounces Albion 66-0 in home opener.
It didn’t take long to figure out who was going to have the upper hand in last Saturday night’s matchup between Wheaton and Albion College (Mich.) at McCullly Stadium. The Thunder led 24-0 after the first quarter and 45-0 at halftime in an authoritative 66-0 shutout victory over the visiting Britons. Wheaton improves to 2-0 overall and hosts Luther College (Iowa) tomorrow afternoon at McCully Stadium. More >