Campus / Local News

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The 2017 Red Men’s volleyball team is turning out like a typical episode of Survivor. No one is safe in their position, making the team competitive and top notch. Graduating three starting seniors and welcoming seven freshmen and one sophomore transfer invites every individual’s best, as no starting positions are …
A track and field track found on Google images.

The Carthage College track and field team’s goal is to earn a national reputation, and this year they have a good shot at achieving that goal. “This is the most well-rounded team I have yet to coach. By having a team strong in many areas, we can get closer to …
A track and field track found on Google images.

Individual potential is not hard find on the Lady Red track and field team as the women prepare for a season of success. The anticipation of athletes and coaches is high as the team sizes up competition for when the throwers leave mid-December for a meet against Division I schools …
Photo by Emily Tews.

The Carthage swimming and diving team will be busy in the upcoming weeks, with dual meets and invitationals hosted at the Koenitzer Aquatic Center in January. These include a dual meet against College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin rival Augustana College, a potential trip to the University of Illinois at …
Libby Nelson

What sort of project are you doing for your thesis? My thesis topic is dance and performance and how you can create movement from emotion and communicate that to the audience. It is two-fold, I have choreographed a contemporary ballet piece on five Carthage dancers. I am also performing a …

Nation / World News

Map of Iraq found on Google images.

On Oct. 17, the Republic of Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, made a big announcement: military forces of Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan would begin an assault on the outskirts of the ISIS-held city of Mosul. “Today, [our forces] are closer than any time in the past to getting rid of …
Donald Trump

From New York City to Miami, from Chicago to Dallas, from San Diego to Seattle, thousands of people in all corners of the United States have gathered in various cities to protest the election of Republican party presidential candidate Donald John Trump. The large-scale city street protests mostly took place …
Police Car

Arriving at college, students receive a sense of independence that leaves them making daily decisions affecting their academic and social lives. In order to make new friends and become more integrated into the newly entered environment, many students turn to drinking as a social activity. According to Villanova University, 80 …
Playground

From October 10, 2015 through March 18, 2016, children of all abilities and their families played at the Kenosha Dream Playground – the city’s first completely handicap accessible park. When city officials first announced the temporary closing of the park due to safety issues, community members began to express their …
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Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Election. Trump won not only the traditional Republican strongholds of the South and interior West, but won several states lost by Mitt Romney, according to the New York Times. Trump won Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania. As of press time …

Sports News

A cartoon soccer ball.

Carthage College men’s soccer (18-3, 8-0 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin) made history before the start of the CCIW Tournament, earning the season title for the first time since 2011. However, in order to qualify for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Men’s Soccer Tournament, the Red Men …
Photos by Alexa Passaglia.

Senior night came and went in an unfortunately disappointing way for the Lady Reds, but despite the loss, the team finished a solid 18-13 this season. To top it off, the team earned 4th seed in the upcoming College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Women’s Volleyball Tournament, going 5-3 …
Photo by Jane Thurow.

In the last weekend of October, Carthage College men’s cross country team went out with confidence in their stride at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championship. The team ran their way to place third of 9 overall, finishing better than they had in nearly four decades. Despite the …
Photo by Jane Thurow.

On a cool Friday, October evening, the Carthage College women’s cross country team lined the walls and sat on the floor of a Holiday Inn hotel room. Cramped together, the team was assembled for one last time to build one another up for the races that lay ahead for the …
The Chicago Cubs logo.

“Sure as God made green apples, someday the Chicago Cubs are going to be in the World Series,” said legendary Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray on the final day of the 1991 Cubs season, a season which the Cubs fell below .500 and out of the pennant race. It was a …

Arts & Entertainment News

Photo by Emily Tews.

“True, honest conversations.” David Chrisinger, professor of veteran’s studies, suggested that these are a way to bridge the divide that lives between veterans and civilians. Chrisinger and Martin McClendon, theater department chair and associate professor of theater at Carthage, led the audience through a night of staged readings, documentaries, videos …
ILLUSTRATIONS BY MIRANDA PAIKOWSKI

Junie B. Jones “The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don’t like Beatrice. I just like B and that’s all.” Iconic. Being the first chapter books I was able to read on my own – and read over and over again – I can recite this by heart. Tons of …
Theater Seats

“Marriage a la Mode” is a play that deals with love and marriage intertwined with the story of a usurped throne. One part of this split-plot production is a heroic story about getting the rightful monarch back in power. Underlying this is the low comic plot, which follows two noblemen …
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As the name suggests, “Wild Party” is indeed about a party, one that features relationship drama that would make any soap opera look like merely a squabble of bickering children. This musical that will be performed by the Music Theatre Workshop Bootcamp (THR 2620) class taught by Professors Corinne Ness, …
Photo by Katherine Baier

Written by Morgan Forst & Claire Carlson – Public Relations Students at Carthage College On Friday, October 10, the Carthage Wave Radio had the opportunity to sit down with The Middle Ground in The Wave studio. The Middle Ground, an alternative pop style band from Milwaukee, is a dynamic group …

Blogs

A black and white art depiction of philosophy, found on Google images.

Your Everyday Philosopher: (providing sound philosophical suggestions to help you survive and thrive during your college years) “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”—Henry David Thoreau How I view this quote is that we should be more like Thoreau and be grateful more often …
Cross-stitch pattern of "Queen of Procrastination."

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” – Napoleon Hill 3.5 Weeks Left: Thesis: My first entire rough draft is due tomorrow, and my roommate officially turned hers in today. I hope this letter helps …
Photo by Ashley Cedeno.

  Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, friends and lots of yummy home-made food. Now that we’re back in school, we’re faced with studying for those dreadful final exams, long papers and stressful nights. Along with the stress, it’s so easy to fall …
A photo of coffee and flowers on a bench.

Background: In the past couple blogs, I’ve tried yoga and I’ve tried to drink the recommended amount of water in a day, building each on top of the other. I’ve continued that with a third and final step: cutting out caffeine. I drink coffee every single day. I love coffee. …
Flowers in a field.

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” –Oscar Wilde Week 10: Now, more than ever, it is especially important to be able to form our own opinions and beliefs while sticking to personal, individual values. It is easy …

Opinion Pieces

Harvard Crimson emblem.

The phrase “boys will be boys” just does not fly anymore, especially not with Ivy League school Harvard University. With two more regular season games scheduled, Harvard’s male soccer team was forced to forfeit after a lewd tradition was uncovered. Apparently, ranking freshman women’s players’ physical appearance and sex appeal …
Hillary Clinton

Less than a month away from Nov. 8 – Election Day – and many people are still confusing Hillary Clinton’s ideals with those of Former President Bill Clinton. Statements are thrown out questioning Bill’s past judgments and Hillary’s credibility, but not as many people seem to be interested in the …
Miranda Paikowski

Just at the end of the 2016 Olympic games, two American athletes were tugged into the media circus because of inappropriate behavior during in Rio. US Women’s Soccer Goalie Hope Solo was suspended and later terminated for a display of bad sportsmanship after being defeated by Sweden. US Swimmer Ryan Lochte claimed to have been robbed at gun point. Later it …
Carthage College - David Straz Center

Dear Reader,   You are now a college student. Congratulations! And welcome to campus. I hope your arrival was pleasant and your unpacking stressfree. I’m particularly excited that you have found a quiet moment to open this First Year edition of the Current’s newspaper.   The First Year Issue is …
Summer

The past three months have been a whirlwind of a summer, of one unexpected opportunity after another. Between seeing “Hamilton” on Broadway (!), mentoring ten Kenosha high schoolers, and writing prose, poetry and correspondence for a research project with my professor, this summer became more enriching than I could have …
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