IAN WARD ‘19 | ONLINE EDITOR• As many of us know, sophomore interviews are when sophomores officially declare their major, minor, and give an in-depth look at what
their Wabash experience is. The student life team, consisting of Dean
of Students Mike Raters ’85, Associate Dean of Students Marc Welch ’99,
Title IX Coordinator Heather Thrush, Director of Security Rich Woods, and Assistant Basketball coach Patrick Sullivan, conducts these interviews.
JACKSON BLEVINS ‘21 | STAFF WRITER • Tuesday afternoon, Trustee Ray Jovanovich ’84 returned to campus to present his presentation titled “American Prestige in Asia… Diminished?”, as a part of the Asian Lecture Series. Jovanovich spent most of his career in Asia as an executive at many investment firms where he also interacted with government officials from across the globe. He meshed personal and professional experience with his educated opinions to give the jam-packed classroom his take on political, social, and economic issues facing the teetering relationship between the United States and Asia. Jovanovich argued that American prestige in Asia has not diminished, but there was disengagement on behalf of the United States.
BRAXTON MOORE ‘19 | NEWS EDITOR• Salter Hall was electric last Friday night as students from all over campus came together to watch and perform in a lip-syncing competition hosted by IFC President Braiden Slavens ’19. The performers strummed away on invisible guitars, danced across the stage in choreographed dance routines, and silently belted out the lyrics to their favorite tunes. Slavens’ event was hosted for the sole reason of promoting campus unity, drawing students out of their living units for a night of hilarity and music. The event was largely a great success, and all who walked onto the stage did so with smiles on their faces and a goal in their minds to take away first place glory for their respective living unit.
JADE DOTY ‘18 | CAVELIFE EDITOR • The #MeToo Movement, Trump’s unusual presidential election victory, careers in journalism, and the government shutdown are
the numerous topics that Eleanor Clift covered over the course of this past week. Eleanor Clift is the former Newsweek White House Correspondent with over 40 years of experience in political journalism, covering presidencies since Jimmy Carter.
IAN WARD ‘19 | ONLINE EDITOR • In the continuing The Bachelor series, Taking Notes, this past week we sat down with Shamira Gelbman, Assistant Professor of Political Science. To start, we were curious as to what genre Gelbman was first exposed to in childhood and how it shaped her current preferences in music.
AUSTIN RUDICEL ‘20 | STAFF WRITER • With a month off from school for Winter Break, many students took this opportunity to visit the movie theater to see some of the popular films that came out recently. Many people flooded the theaters to see
the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi. Although audiences had a mixed response to this movie, there were many other films that were released in late 2017 that people may have missed. With the recent Golden Globe Awards and the upcoming Academy Awards in March, many films that moviegoers might have overlooked rose to the top and received several nominations and awards. Here is a list of some recently released movies from Winter Break that you should see.
PATRICK MCAULEY ’19 | STAFF WRITER • It is a Thursday morning and 9:45 a.m. classes just ended. The campus is bustling with activity: birds are chirping, squirrels are swarming, and students are itching for some donuts and coffee. The Rhynes are shouting: “Gooooooooooooo to chapel!” Students and faculty hear the phrase over and over as they walk with classmates and friends to the large building at the south edge of the Mall. As more and more people approach the steps, anxiety and excitement starts to build for what lies behind the tradition-ally-styled, white front doors. It’s time for a Chapel Talk at Wabash College.
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.
AUSTIN HOOD ’21 | STAFF WRITER • Love it or hate it, Enduring Questions is a right of passage for all current Wabash students. The course, which is required for all freshman, is taught every year in the spring and is centered around readings which facilitate discussion among first-year Wallies. The readings and structure of the class have been periodically reworked since the course was first offered. The syllabus will require new texts when this year’s freshman take it in the upcoming spring semester.
STEVEN REIDELL ’20 | STAFF WRITER • In honor of the upcoming Monon Bell game and in the spirit of this year’s attempt to swipe the Bell, The Bachelor will reflect on the previous attempts by Wallies and Dannies alike to steal the bell. Ever since the Monon Bell was introduced in 1932, 15 documented attempts, both successful and unsuccessful, have occurred.
AUSTIN HOOD ‘21 | STAFF WRITER • Ryan Horner ‘15 is filling the role of playwright-in-residence for the Theater Department this semester. In addition to collaborating closely with students and faculty within the department on a two-day per week basis, Horner’s main task has been to author this semester’s Studio One-Act play, which will feature 16 student actors and 7 student directors, one for each scene.