Poet’s Corner (February 17)

Emily Hawkins – White February The sun shines At the white blanket Of snow That sparkles In the light Smiling in the evening Before nightfall During the chilly Weather that pierces Through raw flesh Covered in warmth Made from cotton   The Night by Emily Hawkins It is the Night that persuades The soul to…

Organization Spotlight: IC Environmentalists

Noah M. Yantis – In many issues, The Rambler makes an effort to profile an organization that is positively affecting campus and gaining legitimacy. This issue, the organization that will be spotlighted is the Illinois College Environmentalists Club. The club, presided over by Brianna Pohlman, has eight members and meets every Wednesday at 6pm in…

What Convocations Owe Students

Christian Flores Convocations: at our tiny liberal arts college, we’ve come to know these as the large gatherings where some guest speaker comes and we receive credit for listening to him or her speak for about an hour. We know we’re all required to complete 30 of them by graduation, but it seems like few…

“Raftergate” and the Decline of Academic Excellence

Guus Duindam – A specter is haunting Illinois College – released upon an unwitting student body by the upper echelons of its administration. President Farley’s announcement that books are henceforth to be included in tuition has been the cause of widespread discontent. The chaotic forum on the matter – a venting-moment designed to release some…

Lettidor: Social Media in the Digital Age

Dan Lewis – The internet is the playground of tweens, teens, and twenty-somethings across the globe. We use the internet every day, for homework, news, entertainment, and most importantly, communication. Ever since its inception, the internet has been a tool for communication purposes, whether it be via email, chat rooms, blogs, or, more recently, social…

No One Wants to Hear about Politics

Justin Ketcham – When we turn on our televisions, flip through the morning paper, or tune into our favorite radio stations, it’s hard to avoid the constant disputes that are occurring within our country’s politics. Now more than ever, our country’s political parties are facing massive polarization, and frankly I, as well as many of…