Students React to the 2012 Presidential Election Results
A glimpse into campus conversations from both sides of the aisle.
As CNN projected that President Barack Obama was about to be re-elected, Student Government’s election party erupted with cheers in conjunction with sighs of disappointment. By the end of the night, Obama had won 303 electoral votes to Governor Mitt Romney’s 206, solidifying his next four years in office. “I’m not shocked; I expected Obama to win,” said senior Kip Baliach, who attended the election party. More >
Effects of Hurricane Sandy Felt 800 Miles Away
Hurricane Sandy has swept the East Coast, leaving destruction in its wake that affects students on Wheaton's campus.
Even over 800 miles away, the winds of Hurricane Sandy that smacked the East Coast last week have been felt on Wheaton’s campus. Sandy primarily ransacked the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, leaving millions without power and causing extensive flooding throughout portions of the region. Further complicating relief and recovery efforts was a winter storm on Wednesday, Nov. 7, that brought more rain, snow and renewed power outages to homes where electricity had just been restored. More >
One Year After Wheaton, a "Jeopardy!" Champion
A Wheaton graduate triumphed in three "Jeopardy!" episodes, winning a total of $45,400.
Paul Nelson placed $4,000 on the line, and the outcome of his wager depended on his vocabulary for sin. In his second appearance on the quiz show “Jeopardy!,” which aired on Monday, Nov. 5, Nelson encountered the following Daily Double clue: “This 10-letter word means ‘greedy’ and goes back to one of the seven deadly sins.” But Nelson, who graduated from Wheaton College in 2011 with a political science degree, knew his theological terms. “What is avaricious?” he answered, heading toward a win. More >
Thunder Men Return to the NCAA Tournament
The Thunder men's soccer team defeated North Park on Saturday, Nov. 3, winning the 2012 CCIW Tournament Championship.
For the first time since 2009, Wheaton men’s soccer is headed back to the Division III National Tournament. Wheaton (15-3-3) defeated conference rival North Park University (12-2-5) on Saturday night, Nov. 3, in the CCIW championship game to clinch the automatic berth into the tournament. It officially goes in the books as a 1-1 tie, but after winning the shootout 4-1, the Thunder players and fans were the ones celebrating at Joe Bean Stadium while the Vikings’ faithful watched in silence. More >
Ring the Bell! Thunder Defeat North Central 35-21
Playoff chances still alive into the season's final week.
For the first time in five years, Wheaton College is home to the Little Brass Bell, the highly-sought prize of the rivalry
between the Wheaton and North Central football programs. The Thunder had not defeated the Cardinals since a 28-24 win in Naperville in 2007, and each year since North Central had won the rivalry by an average margin of 23 points.