Choice Word: Alumni ‘sound off’ about Homecoming

It’s exciting to be back on campus where people know you. Moving to a new place, you have to meet new people, and it’s not always the welcoming environment that Wartburg has. It’s nice to be back and feel that again. -Chris McIntyre ‘14 It is “coming home” when you’re […]

by · October 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Choice Words, Opinion
Ashlee McGrown and Dajuan King are the president and vice-president, respectively, of the Black Student Union.

Letter to the Editor: The true purpose of the #WhatIsColor campaign

                We know you’re probably thinking “wasn’t this article published last week?” Yes, it was; however, the Black Student Union does not feel like our campaign was properly explained. As a result, we are giving the correct explanation to ensure our message behind […]

by · October 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Opinion
Dr. Amy Nolan is a associate professor in the department of English and modern languages.

Poetry is for everyone: Professor says literature is useful in a liberal arts education

  On a recent walk, I was lost in thought—planning lessons, worrying about my ailing brother, thinking about dinner and noticing the first tendrils of a poem playing at the periphery, staring at the street below, paying no attention to the world around me. Then, as if some gentle, invisible […]

by · October 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Opinion
Kasandra Kahler, international student programming assistant, gives advice for students experiencing culture shock.

Surviving ‘shock phase': advice for students experiencing culture shock

  Home is more than a destination. Home is a place where a person can go to be themselves. Home is secure, familiar and comforting. This time of year, some people might get excited for the upcoming holidays. For some people, fall is a reminder of the bitter cold that […]

by · October 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Opinion
Dr. Bill Withers writes about his concern over the lack of attendance during the healthcare benefits meetings held for Wartburg employees.

More employees should have gone: Faculty member concerned about lack of attendance during healthcare meetings

  That was a meeting more faculty and staff should have attended. There, I wrote it. Anyone who knows me well knows I loathe some meetings. I avoid those that have few actionable items or objectives, and I sometimes leave others early when they lose focus or when attendees resort […]

by · October 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Opinion