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Wabash Battles OWU, Falls 81-74


PATRICK MCAULEY ‘20 |STAFF WRITER • This past week, while most students were readying their stomachs to engulf copious amounts of tasty turkey, Dominic

Patacsil ’19 took his running shoes to Elsah, Illinois for the 2017 NCAA

DIII Cross Country Championships. The experienced runner actively has participated in this event since his freshman year and improved his finish position drastically: this year he placed 12th compared to 114th his freshman year. All of this did not come without hard workand determination.


IAN WARD ’19 | ONLINE EDITOR • Over Thanksgiving break, some Wallies skipped the traditional family Thanksgiving Dinner and instead experienced a bus-based immersion trip south of the Mason- Dixon line. This immersion trip included two classes, Political

Science 210-Politics of the Civil Rights Movement, and Music 204- African American Music. From the beginning, this trip presented a unique opportunity to learn two types of class material on a trip when only some parts were separate in instruction.

What this meant was “at some points the classes split up and did different things, and discussion of experiences followed” Political Science Department Chair Shamira Gelbman said while at other times the classes did the same thing with crossover in topic.


ZACH MOFFETT ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • The Wabash Basketball team started it’s 2017-2018 season over Thanksgiving break in St. Louis, Missouri. The team finished the season 11-15 last year and hopes to improve that this season.


STEVEN REIDELL ’20 | STAFF WRITER • The ‘Taste @ Wabash’ event returns to campus for its second year, incorporating 13 businesses from around Crawfordsville. The event is this Saturday, December 2nd, in the Knowling Fieldhouse from 11:30-1:30 p.m. The Bachelor caught up with Ian Ward ’19, the planner for the ‘Taste @ Wabash’ event.


JACKSON BLEVINS ’20 | STAFF WRITER • Wabash will host its 3rd Riley Dance Marathon on Saturday, December 2 at 12:00 P.M. in the Allen Center. The event will be a fun-filled day of food, music, bounce houses, competitive games, and many more activities. Alongside the Wabash community will be eight Riley families who have felt the impact of Riley Children’s Hospitals throughout Indiana. The cost of the event will be $15, but look out for discount admission prices as Saturday comes closer. All money raised throughout the day, including admission fees alonside donations, will go directly to the grand total that is donated to the Riley Children’s Foundation.

Mid-Thanksgiving Break Sports Update

By, Ian Ward ’19 |Online editor| Since last Friday, the winter Sports season at Wabash College sprung into full force, and several important milestones were set in these last few days over break.



ZACH MOFFETT ’20 | STAFF WRITER • The football team played its final season game in the 124th Monon Bell Classic this past Saturday. The Little Giants have struggled the past two weeks with a close loss to Wittenberg University and an ugly win against Allegheny College. Wabash sat at 7-2 overall on the season and the DePauw University Tigers were 8-1 overall on their season. DePauw broke the seven-year streak last season as they took the bell with a last minute touchdown. Both DePauw and Wabash had several major injuries that impacted their high-powered offenses. However, defense was the name of the game this past Saturday.


BRAXTON MOORE ’19 | NEWS EDITOR • The city of Crawfordsville is planning substantial changes that will positively impact the face of the community. Along with the proposed addition of several small parks, public gathering spots, and recreational running/biking trails that will break ground this spring, the city also plans to transforming the PNC Bank building on the corner of Washington and Main into a

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The PNC Building before its Fusion 54 Transition (Photo by Jacob Ferguson ’18)

community workspace that will bring together a conglomeration of city offices, creative initiatives, and Wabash resources (including an experimental theater and the CIBE). The project has been named ‘Fusion 54’, and aims to provide a creative and collaborative workspace for professional and creative endeavors. Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton ’00 spoke about the direction that the project hopes to follow, and how Fusion 54 will open new opportunities not only for young entrepreneurs in the Crawfordsville area, but for the greater Wabash community as well.


JACKSON BLEVINS ’21 | STAFF WRITER • Matthew Hodges ‘19 has been molded by his liberal arts college experience thus far at Wabash, and this past summer, he had a unique experience that enhanced his education outside of the classroom. Hodges, a mathematics major pursuing minors in biology and chemistry, took a slight risk when he decided he wanted to be a part of an eight-week program that placed college students in rural eastern Kentucky. The program he participated in was called the Courier Program that was through Frontier Nursing University in Leslie County, a school focused on public health and advanced degree nursing.

Mock Interviews Come to Campus

PATRICK MCAULEY ’20 | STAFF WRITER • For college students, the real world is right around the corner. Most (if not all) students have one goal upon graduation: to land a job. These days, however, ambitious, young, and hard-working talent fills the job market, making it hard for upcoming graduates to acquire that dream job. Here at Wabash, career services possess some additional oppositional firepower: mock interviews


JACKSON BLEVINS ’21 | STAFF WRITER • The visiting Artist Series brought Kaki King to the Salter Hall stage on Tuesday night, and King delivered a mesmerizing performance. The audience got to experience a truly remarkable show from King, a brilliant artist has been hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as “a genre unto herself.” King has quite the résumé, as she released six studio albums, performed with music icons such as the Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and the Mountain Goats, and contributed to prominent film and television soundtracks.

Moving On, Taking What’s Ours

ZACH MOFFETT ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • The Wabash football team went on their longest road trip this past weekend to Allegheny to take on the 3-5 Gators. The Little Giants just came off of a tough conference loss to undefeated Wittenberg. The Little Giants held a record of 6-2 overall and 5-2 in conference heading into Allegheny. The Gators put up a tough test for the Little Giants.

Wabash beats Allegheny, sets sights on Monon Bell Classic 


Swimming faces tough Weekend


Bleeding for a Cause


“Bleeding for the Bell” last year (Photo Courtesy of Communications and Marketing)

JACKSON BLEVINS ’20 |STAFF WRITER • On Tuesday, November 7, Wabash College will be participating in the annual Bleed for the Bell Blood Drive competition. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Knowling Fieldhouse in the Allen Center. On the seventh, the Wabash community and DePauw University community will hold a one-day event to see which school can donate the most blood. This will be the 17th year of the event, starting back in 2000. This competitive day of donating blood has been a valuable asset to the Red Cross blood banks since 2000. The event is free and open to the public, and it is highly encouraged that anyone who is willing and able to donate blood would do so on this day. The housing unit with the most donors will receive free wings courtesy of the Wabash Athletic Department.



NATE PATTON ‘21 | STAFF WRITER • This past Saturday, the Wabash College cross country team traveled to Oberlin College to participate in the NCAC Conference Championship Meet. It was a chilly 30-degree morning, but the Little Giants came out red hot. Out of nine teams, Wabash had a strong third-place finish overall finishing behind DePauw University and Allegheny College.


Beta wins IM Football Championship

Beta IM Football - Courtesy of Beta Theta Pi

The Victors, Beta. (Photo Courtesy of Beta Theta Pi)


JADE DOTY ’18 | CAVELIFE EDITOR • The 2017 Intramural Football season is underwraps. The season started off in great fashion, with high participation, and beautiful weather. A total of 10 teams participated in the first IM season of the school year. The Wabash Wrestling Team and freshman Joshua Mundell’s team represented the independents, while fraternities Kappa Sigma, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, Fiji, Delta Tau Delta, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi, and Sigma Chi put together their own football squadrons.


 Soccer takes down College Of Wooster, sets sights on Playoff Run

Ian Ward ’19 -Online Editor- Today’s victory marked the end of the regular season for Wabash Soccer’s 2017 campaign. Today, the team also honored eight seniors in the pre-game. These accomplishments included being the most winning class in Wabash Soccer history. From there, the Little Giants played a balanced game in less than ideal conditions. These conditions consisted of scattered snow showers, as well as a temperature of 40 degrees throughout the game.

Wabash Falls to Wittenberg in Nail-Biter

Zach Moffett ’20-Staff Writer- The Little Giants’ football team took on the undefeated Wittenberg Tigers this past Saturday. This was the last home game of the year for the Little Giants as they will be on the road for the remainder of the season.


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Women Of Wabash (Part 2)

In the continuing series, Women of Wabash, The Bachelor interviewed a second group of women around campus who work to make a difference in the lives of students. These ladies fill various roles around campus, from athletics to archives, and were eager to share their stories concerning their childhood, hobbies, and families, as well as their respective Wabash stories. While each woman varies in their campus positions and how they came to work for Wabash, it was clear that they are all passionate about Wabash and its continued success.

Barton ’00 Brings Beautification to Crawfordsville

BRAXTON MOORE ’19 | NEWS EDITOR • Wabash College and the greater Crawfordsville community will be enjoying the addition of new community parks and city improvement in the near future, with the hope that such added amenities will help spark a new, invigorated interest in the city among residents and Wabash students alike. According to the plan proposed by Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton ‘00, improvements will include a variety of areas for recreational activity which will be made available to the residents of the city and students of the college.

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Yeomen Yield

Zach Moffett ’21 Staff WRITER • The football team ventured to Ohio to face conference opponent Oberlin College (2-4, 1-4 in conference). This was a big week for the Little Giants to prove themselves after their October 14 loss to Ohio Wesleyan University. The Little Giants were 5-1 overall and 4-1 in conference going into their matchup against Oberlin. The Little Giants looked to regain some momentum as they are preparing to head into the toughest part of their 2017 schedule.

Pham Wins 24th Annual Moot Court

Caleb Dickey ’21-Staff Writer- The 24th annual Wabash College Moot Court competition ended on Wednesday night with The Anh Pham ‘18 taking home the prize of Top Advocate. “I just read the case again and again, and after each round I read it again,” Pham said. “It feels great.”

Soccer takes down DePauw, makes Playoffs

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Wabash takes on Wooster in the regular season finale on Saturday at noon at Fischer Field.

Jake Chrisman ’20-Staff Writer- After a heartbreaking 1-0 loss at Oberlin College this past weekend, the Little Giant soccer team jumped back in and claimed a key conference victory over DePauw University this past Wednesday to improve to 10-5-1. In a physical NCAC match, the Little Giants stood above the Tigers with a 2-1 lead when the clock struck zero. Scoring for the Little Giants was Spase Dorsuleski ’18 and Cory Sims ’18.


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Nate Patton ’21 -Staff Writer- The Wabash College Little Giant football squad took on Oberlin College this afternoon. The final score of the contest was 35-21 with the Little Giants coming out on top.


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Patrick McCauley ’19- Staff Writer-  Today, the Little Giants suffered another tough loss to Oberlin College. At this point in the season, the team is looking to gain three more points to solidify a spot in the NCAC tournament.