As we enter Homecoming Weekend, Wabash College is announcing the construction of a new football stadium. The stadium will be named for former Head Football Coach Frank Navarro, who coached the Little Giants from 1974-77, and lead the team to the Division III National Championship in 1977. The Little Giants will move into their new home to begin the 2020 season.
REED MATHIS ’22 | ONLINE EDITOR • For many, Wabash is a place that they call home. It is easy enough to talk to an alumnus, whether it be one year out of college or sixty-five, about the memories and traditions that fashioned their Wabash experience. However, as we head towards Homecoming Week, we are once again reminded why this place is unique to each one of us.
DREW BLUETHMANN ’22 | STAFF WRITER • “Moot Court is the liberal arts on steroids,” Associate Professor of Political Science Scott Himsel ’85 said. The event, which tests a Wabash man’s ability to articulate both sides of an argument, puts students in a judicial hot se
AUSTIN RUDICEL ’20 | CAVELIFE EDITOR • This semester, the Film and Digital Media department teamed up with the Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship to create the first Film and Digital Media Immersion Program available for students. Led by Wabash graduate and award winning filmmaker Jo Throckmorton ‘87, this immersion program will teach students how to improve their proficiency in filmmaking and how to utilize those skills for jobs in the film and media industries. Over the course of the semester, ten Wabash students will be working with Throckmorton to refine their filmmaking experience through a total of five monthly workshop sessions held on campus.
SEDGRICK WHITE 21 | STAFF WRITER • An Indianapolis native, Dean Steven Jones ‘87 is proud to be recently elected to the Board of Directors for The Mind Trust. “I was delighted to find that I had been elected to serve,” said Dean Jones. The Mind Trust is a non-profit Indianapolis based organization created to provide access to high quality education for the children of Indianapolis. Founded in 2006, David Harris and former Mayor of Indianapolis, Bart Peterson, created the organization after David Harris spent five years as Mayor Peterson’s charter school director. As the director, David Harris and Mayor Peterson received Harvard University’s Innovation in American Government Award. The Mind Trust is an organization determined to provide opportunities to every student in Indianapolis, with no exceptions.
CHRISTIAN REDMOND ’20 | OPINION EDITOR • Every student at Wabash understands the struggle of juggling the rigorous coursework, fulfilling networking opportunities, participation in clubs and athletics, making a name for oneself in his respective field of study, and a lively social life. These cornerstones of Wabash student activities are enough to fill up the schedule and bog down the mind. However, there are students who take on even another load of responsibility: a business venture.
BLAKE LARGENT | SPORTS EDITOR • After beginning the 2019 season with an away contest against Franklin College and a home matchup against Earlham College, the Wabash College soccer team grabbed two shutout victories to start off the year undefeated.
ALEXANDRU ROTARU ’22 | ASSISTANT COPY EDITOR • After Dean of Students Michael Raters ‘85 resigning on May 13 this year, after 11 years of service to the college and to the student body in the role, Associate Professor of German Gregory Redding ‘88 has taken over as Acting Dean of Students.
BLAKE LARGENT | SPORTS EDITOR • After putting together a fifth-straight season with 11 or more wins, as well as returning to the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament for the third-straight season, the Wabash soccer team will open the 2019 season looking to continue that success streak.
BLAKE LARGENT | SPORTS EDITOR • With well over half of its roster comprised of underclassmen, the Wabash Cross Country team will begin its 2019 season with hopes of developing culture and growth amongst its youth.
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.
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.