Check out photos from the Wabash Glee Club’s tour of Taiwan!
BLAKE LARGENT ‘22 | STAFF WRITER • The Wabash wrestling team advanced six wrestlers to the 2019 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championship Tournament, including Carlos Champagne ’22 in the 125-pound weight class, Owen Doster ’20 in the 133-pound weight class, Jared Timberman ’21 in the 157-pound weight class, Kyle Hatch ’21 in the 165-pound weight class, Darden Schurg ’19 in the 174-pound weight class and Wade Ripple ’21 in the 285-pound weight class.
REED MATHIS ’22 | STAFF WRITER • For any Wabash student there is always an event occurring on campus, and if you do not think so, check your school email inbox more often.
On behalf of the Pre-Law society and the College, the 45th Annual Peck Lecture and Dinner will take place on Monday, March 18th. The lecture will begin at 5:00, in Baxter 101, with a reception immediately following, and dinner, at 6:30, to close the evening.
BRYCE BRIDGEWATER ’19 & ALEXANDRU ROTARU ’21 | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & STAFF WRITER • Last Tuesday, Wabash presented what Wabash could look like in 2032 to the public, pending approval from the Board of Trustees in May. The expansion represents Wabash’s continued commitment to its academic mission. The masterplan was developed to make sure the College continues to spend money wisely. Mainly, the school aims to renovate current campus buildings, as well as adding new buildings to the campus.
By Patrick McAuley | Sports Editor- Today Wabash split a doubleheader versus Rhodes College in a rare Monday matchup.
Blake Largent| Staff Writer-The Wabash wrestling team will advance six wrestlers to the Division III Wrestling Championships after six of the 10 total Little Giant wrestlers grabbed top-three finishes in their respective weight classes.
IAN WARD ’19 | ONLINE AND PHOTO EDITOR • Over the past
few months you may have noticed a multitude of police cruisers near the older house on the corner of Union and Milligan Streets. Don’t fear, it’s not a reoccuring meth bust, rather a training ground for local K9 units from across the county and beyond.
JACKSON BLEVINS ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • Last Wednesday marked the start of the NCAC Swimming and Diving Championships at Denison University, and the Little Giants strung together many quality performances throughout the four days of competition to cap off their season with a fourth-place finish.
ALEXANDRU ROTARU ’22 | STAFF WRITER • This week at Wabash, New York Times journalist David Shipler arrived on campus as this year’s Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow in order to spread awareness about difficult and contemporary political topics, such as race relations, poverty, and cross-cultural communication difficul- ties.
CLARK TINDER ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • New Associate Athletic Director Kate Burke is ready to get to work. Although she may currently be lacking a permanent office, Burke does not lack experience by any means.
BRENT BREESE ’19 | COPY EDITOR •In the wake of Heidi Carl’s recent departure from Wabash, the Admissions Department is facing a new, but exciting, change. Having worked at the College for 22 years, Chip Timmons ’96 was recently promoted to the position of Dean for Enrollment and Director of Admissions.
ALEXANDRU ROTARU ’22| STAFF WRITER • Next Fall, Wabash College will be adding a
new major into its selection: PPE. The abbreviation stands for Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics. PPE was first offered at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and later expanded to Liberal Arts colleges across the United States.
REED MATHIS ’22 | STAFF WRITER • An event like the “Creed II” showing last month brings the campus together and allows for everyone to come together and connect on a campus-wide level. For many, questions like, “Why?” and “Who?” are either unknown or not of enough interest to look into. Events like these are made possible by the Robbins Family Fund.
CLAYTON HUBER ’21 | STAFF WRITER • Wabash’s Giant Steps Campaign: Last semester, President Gregory Hess announced the beginning of Giant Steps: A Campaign for Wabash College. This campaign consists of raising the endowment fund for Wabash.
ALEXANDRU ROTARU ’22 |STAFF WRITER • Last Friday, January 26, classes were cancelled in the after- noon so that all students could attend the 19th edition of the Celebration of Student Research in the Detchon Center.
IAN WARD ’19 | ONLINE AND PHOTO EDITOR • After numerous campus events and planning ses- sions, the Wabash College Master Plan is progressing.
CLAYTON HUBER ’21 | STAFF WRITER • TEDxWabashCollege
is back for another round here on campus! This year will mark the 3rd annual event. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
ERIC CHAVEZ ‘19 | SENIOR STAFF WRITER • Kellen Schreiber ’22 has come into the role as the 6th man for the Wabash basketball team this year. While it’s hard to miss
the spark that he brings coming off the bench, The Bachelor wants the Wabash community to get to know him a little more personally.
BRYCE BRIDGEWATER |EDITOR-IN-CHIEF • The Wabash College Tennis team returned to action last weekend after a short fall season. Wabash graduated four seniors from the seven man squad in 2018, including All- American William Reifeis ’18.
Courtesy of Wabash College| Wabash College has announced the largest comprehensive fund-raising campaign in its 186-year history. Giant Steps: A Campaign for Wabash College seeks to raise $225 million.
WILL HARVEY ’22 | STAFF WRITER • Spirits are high around Wabash as the bell hollers its famous “ding ding” across campus at all hours as we approach the biggest weekend of the school year. Luckily the bell is in proper hands, but reflecting on less fortunate, one cannot help but recollect incredible bell heists of the past.
COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING • Steve Bowen ’68 can’t help but laugh as he realizes how long he’s been connected to Wabash College.
CLAYTON HUBER ’21 | STAFF WRITER • It is that time of year again, Ladies and Gentlemen. Bleed for the Bell is happening this week on campus! Every year, Wabash College hosts a blood drive to restock supplies for the American Red Cross.
SAM PIPIRAS ‘22 | STAFF WRITER • Wrestling Head Coach Brian Anderson was pleased with the results of the Adrian College Invitational this past weekend and was happy to see the freshmen show their ability out there on the mat. The Little Giants took first place out of 12 teams at Adrian.
The Bachelor’s Prediction The DePauw’s Prediction
Wabash 28 Wabash 13
DePauw 17 DePauw 17
By Ian Ward ’19 Photo/Online Editor|On Saturday Wabash rushed for over 400 yards and downed Allegheny College with a final score of 54-17. Leading the Little Giants, Isaac Avant ’20 rushed for 229 yards and scored three Little Giant touchdowns.
COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING • “Where is the need?” It was the simplest of questions from Jay Allen ’79, and the answer carries a great deal of weight. “I want to know where the needs are and that’s what I try to support.” Jay and his wife Susan recently made a $2 million gift to the College that celebrates Wabash’s rich tradition of athletics and recreation in the building that bears his family name.
JOHN WITCZAK ’21 | STAFF WRITER • AsanystudentatWabashwill tell you, the place would completely fall apart if it weren’t for the many women that make up the faculty and staff. Whether it be professors, administrators, counselors, cooks, or custodians, one can always find a woman working hard to make the campus we call home run smoothly. Given that Wabash is an all-male institution, it is easy, especially for those unfamiliar with the school, to think only of men when they think of Wabash, but, as we all know, that would be a mistake. The Bachelor set out to speak with a few relatively recent hires in order to get an insider’s perspective as to what it is like to be a woman at an all guys college.
JAKE VERMEULEN ’21 | NEWS EDITOR • Inapoliticallandscapethat
is increasingly polarized beyond belief, effective discussions on almost any topic can be hard to find. For the last several years, the Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse initiative (WDPD) has been leading substantive, productive conversa- tions on campus and in the surrounding community.
CHRISTIAN REDMOND ’20 | STAFF WRITER • The Wabash College and DePauw University football teams have been meeting nearly every year since 1890, but it wasn’t
until 1932 that the Monon Bell became the trophy of the rivalry game. However, the first Monon Bell game ended in a 0-0 tie, meaning neither team won the bell until a 1933 DePauw victory.
BLAKE LARGENT ‘22 | STAFF WRITER • After finishing the
regular season with a 12-3-3 overall record (5-2-2 North Coast Athletic Conference), the Wabash soccer team earned an entry to the NCAC Tournament for the third- consecutive year after a 1-1 tie with Wooster on Saturday.
JACKSON BLEVINS ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • The Little Giant wrestling team kicks off their season on Saturday, and the team has very high expectations for the season. Despite coming off of a 2017-2018 season where the team won five invitational tournaments, sent seven wrestlers to the NCAA Division III Championships, and placed fifth in the country, the team is hungry for even more success.
By Ian Ward ’19 Online/ Photo Editor| On Saturday, #11 ranked Wittenberg played host to the Little Giant football team on a cold and wet afternoon. From the outset, it was a close game where Wittenberg came in undefeated, with Wabash (8-1) losing to Denison two weeks ago. However, on Saturday,Wabash brought their A game and capitalized on mistakes from the Tigers, ultimately coming out on top, 28-21 after one overtime.
JAKE VERMEULEN ’21 | NEWS EDITOR • As part of their efforts to prepare Wabash students for the real world, the Schroeder Center for Career Development is putting on their Real World Week for the Class of 2019.
BLAKE LARGENT ‘22 | STAFF WRITER • While the much-anticipated Monon Bell Classic is not until November 10, spectators got an early taste of the Wabash-DePauw rivalry on Tuesday evening.
PATRICK MCAULEY ‘19 | SPORTS EDITOR •“We really are a force to be reckoned with this year,” Andrew Sanders ’21 said, who repre- sented the Wabash football team on the field against Oberlin College (1-6) this past week- end. Sanders is a sophomore at Wabash who is now in his second season as a linebacker.
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