Sam’s Receives a Makeover
Menus are redrawn, new uniforms coming soon.
Sam’s is revamping its image with new menu boards and uniforms this fall. In place of the old menus are four new menu boards that advertise drinks and food items in bright-colored chalk. Additionally, many of the beloved drinks at the Beamer coffee shop have new names that correlate to Wheaton College, although some such as the “Chappy K Chai,” after Chaplain Stephen Kellough or the “Mastodon,” after Wheaton’s mascot, have kept their original names. More >
Student Hit by Train while Riding Bicycle
Senior David Ko was thrown 40 feet by impact and injured
Riding his bike home from a day trip to Chicago, senior David Ko was hit by a train Wednesday, Aug. 21. Ko was thrown 40 feet by the impact and suffered injuries to his head, arms and knees. More >
French Language Section Makes Faculty Changes
Since last semester, two professors have left and two professors have been added to the French section.
Last semester, Wheaton’s French language section lost two faculty members, and in light of their absence, two new faculty members have been added. According to professor Alan Savage, coordinator of the French section of the foreign languages department, absent this year are professor Samuel Zadi and last year’s adjunct professor Katie Jealouse. Replacing them are professors Josh Tyra, added as an adjunct to teach French 101, and Sylvie Goutas, a visiting professor who will be teaching some classes that would otherwise be covered by professor Sheri Abel, the current department chair. More >
Wheaton’s Community Garden Continues to Grow under A Rocha
Wheaton’s A Rocha club continues the upkeep of the community garden as the school year begins.
Walking between the Meyer Science Center and the softball field during these first days of classes, students may smell a whiff of basil and fennel. The herbal aromas come from the dedicated efforts of Wheaton’s A Rocha group, resulting in the campus’ very own community garden. On Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 6:30 until dark, A Rocha welcomed members of the Wheaton campus to participate in the gardening activities. More >
Postseason is on My Mind
It was a hard reality to comprehend last fall when Sunday, November 10 arrived, the Division-III NCAA Playoffs Bracket was released, and the Wheaton Thunder name was not found. More >
Better Late than Never
Women’s soccer starts with a win after weather postpones start of season.
Those eagerly anticipating the first full game of the Wheaton Thunder women’s soccer season had to wait one more day than expected. On Friday, Aug. 30, the team’s season-opening contest against No. 23 Montclair State University was canceled due to lightning after 31 minutes of action. The game was still a scoreless draw at the time of cancellation. Sophomore forward Ally Witt said the delay actually aided the team coming into the following game. More >
Thunder win fifth straight Baptista Invitational with nine goals.
The Thunder men’s soccer team started the season on the right foot last weekend, thanks largely to the left feet of sophomore striker Stephen Golz and junior defender Noah Anthony. Golz and Anthony accounted for six of Wheaton’s nine goals in the 2013 Bob Baptista Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Golz was awarded the CCIW Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, Sept. 3 for his four-goal weekend. He was happier, however, that his team came out of the weekend 2-0. More >