The Wheaton Record; April 19, 2013

Below is a representative sample of articles featured in the latest Wheaton Record, the student newspaper of Wheaton College. All articles are written and edited by students. The content does not necessarily reflect the views of Wheaton College.


chris smallIn Memory of Joshua French

Dec. 14, 1988 - March 23, 2013

A memorial service will be held in Wheaton College’s Coray Gym on Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. in memory of 2010 alumnus Joshua French, who passed away March 23, 2013. While traveling through a winter storm to visit his wife of less than a year at a professional women’s soccer team tryout in Kansas City, Joshua lost control of his car due to the snowy conditions on Interstate 35. More >

lindsey emeryWomen in Camo

The experiences of women in ROTC.

Wheaton has had a proud tradition of training ROTC cadets officially since 1952, but 1975 was the first year that women were allowed into the ROTC program, as well as into West Point, and they quickly proved themselves. According to LTC Colin Wooten, professor of military science, two of the first women in the Rolling Thunder Battalion (RTB) went on to make full colonel. One of the two was Ann Horner, who graduated in 1979. More >

allison freetStudents Advocate for Gun Laws

Wheaton’s College Democrats traveled to Springfield to lobby for bill passages.

Kentan Scott, 15 years old. 480 W. Quincy St. 12/20/2012 8:12 p.m. This is one of the many names that participants in Community Renewal Society’s (CRS) “Day of Faith at the Capitol” wore in honor of the 2,000 people who were shot in Chicago last year. CRS is “a progressive, faith-based organization that works to eliminate race and class barriers ... (and) informs, organizes and trains both communities and individuals to advocate for social and economic justice.” More >


allison freetArt Winners Announced: Billy Graham Center Gallery Now Open

Winning artwork from the God’s Beloved Community art contest is now on display.

After a month-long contest, the winning art pieces of the God’s Beloved Community art contest were announced at the Billy Graham Center Museum gallery opening on April 11. The awards ceremony took place that evening in the BGC’s temporary art gallery dedicated to the contest. “This is a great idea that really reflects our community,” President Philip Ryken said of the contest as he announced the winners and presented three students with awards for their artwork. More >


allison freetThunder Hit the Home Stretch

Softball team to face two nonconference opponents.

The Thunder softball team (14-11) played three conference doubleheaders last week, coming away 2-4 against Carthage College (21-5), Millikin University (17-6) and Augustana College (20-10). On Friday, April 12, Wheaton took on Carthage in Kenosha, Wis. In the first game, senior pitcher Danielle Schmidt took the mound. Schmidt pitched six innings and struck out five in a 6-0 loss. More >

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