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Poet’s Corner (April 21)

Alexis Ogunmokun – Cherry Blossom Flurries Pink cherry blossoms Become flurries in the Ray of the sun Full of warmth To shield us from The icy cool breeze As the pink blossoms Turn into white flakes Of snow that blows Into the wind Turned flurries In the gloomy storm   Creativity Found creativity In stars…

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Cori Wagner Elected to District 117 School Board

Ryan Flynn – One of Illinois College’s very own has been elected to the District 117 school board. Cori Wagner, who is the career counselor and employment advisor working in Career Services, is a new elect for this local school board, and she already has plans for what will be the next steps in local…

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Celebration of Excellence Preview

Breahna Lesemann – The Celebration of Excellence, the day-long event that will take place on May 1 this year, promotes the academic successes of the students at Illinois College. Throughout the day students will be giving presentations, performing music and drama, and presenting posters. The students presenting can be first-years through seniors. Any student can…

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Something No One Has Ever Told You

Justin Ketcham – I doubt that many of you have ever heard the statement “low voter turnout is not a problem.” As American citizens, we tend to hold on to the belief that—because voting is a constitutional right and viewed as a civic duty—low voter turnout represents a poor or declining democracy. However, although voter…

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Put Down Your Phone

Jordan A. Washington – When was the last time you put down your phone? Be honest with yourself. If you said that you only put it down for a second to tie your shoe, that still counts. The fact of the matter is that you were able to not rely on your phone for those…

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Students Present Biology Research

Matt Murphy – The biology department is a highly regarded program at Illinois College and is the largest major at the College. What makes the biology program at IC quite special is how many biology students conduct research along side a professor, especially Dr. Zettler and his Orchid Recovery Program. Many biology majors also tend…

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50% Accurate Horoscope (April 21)

Lex Smith & Ben Wedeking – Aries: This summer will be a good one to take flight and spread your fire. Taurus: Break your cage and let loose to find new horizons. Gemini: Make it through the bumps and bruises to claim your foothold and take your vision to the next level. Cancer: It is…