Campus / Local News

This month, the theatre department is producing two student directed and designed plays. The weekend of Feb. 10 through 12 was dedicated to the musical, “Daddy Long Legs,” and the following weekend, Febr. 16 – 18, will be dedicated to the studio production, “A History of Falling Things.” “Daddy Long …

As the Red Men and Lady Reds seasons come to a close, the competition heats up and so does the possibility of a slot in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Tournament. Both teams hope their successful seasons have proven to be enough for a chance to continue …

Returning home from their fifth Japan J-Term tour, the Carthage Wind Orchestra shared their trip with the Carthage community through “Mythical Japan” – a performance attributing to the Japanese culture and the students’ experiences abroad. Recognizing both the Japanese and American cultures, the performance brought together each musician and instrument …

As the weather starts to warm up, so does the start of spring seasons, with Men’s Tennis and Women’s Water Polo seasons just underway. Both teams are currently 1-2 in their early start to a full season ahead. The Red Men Tennis team opened their 2017 indoor season by winning …

In November 2016, Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), introduced a new leadership initiative for the church. According to the ELCA’s website, the purpose of this initiative is to seek out and encourage promising young people to join the ranks of the church’s …

Nation / World News

The confirmation hearings of several of President Trump’s nominations to his Cabinet have illustrated clearly the tumultuous bipartisan division occurring on Capitol Hill currently. While many of the candidates have been receiving mass amounts of attention through the press, the Current wanted to give you a cheat sheet into what a …

Simple in its design but sobering in its message: the infamous Doomsday Clock has been set to two and a half minutes to midnight. This clock has served as a symbol that represents the countdown to possible global catastrophe and the destruction of humanity. Maintained by The Bulletin of the …

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers recently notified Congress that it plans to give Energy Transfer Partners the last easement it needs to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. The plans for the easement come as a result of U.S President Donald Trump’s order to speed up the environmental review. The …

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 …

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 …

Sports News

For thirteen years, lovable, adoptable puppies have competed to be the Puppy Bowl Champions. This year, stakes were higher than ever before for Team Rough and Team Fluff, who for the first time, were competing for the Lombarki Trophy. For those that missed the record-breaking Puppy Bowl XIII, here are …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Arts & Entertainment News

This month, the theatre department is producing two student directed and designed plays. The weekend of Feb. 10 through 12 was dedicated to the musical, “Daddy Long Legs,” and the following weekend, Febr. 16 – 18, will be dedicated to the studio production, “A History of Falling Things.” “Daddy Long …

On Saturday, March 4, the Cosplay and Pop Culture Club will host Carthage’s first Comic-Con. The event, which will take place in the TWC from noon until 6:00 p.m., will feature student panels discussing how popular culture relates academics. “Carthage Con is essentially just a way to bring the nerd …

For thirteen years, lovable, adoptable puppies have competed to be the Puppy Bowl Champions. This year, stakes were higher than ever before for Team Rough and Team Fluff, who for the first time, were competing for the Lombarki Trophy. For those that missed the record-breaking Puppy Bowl XIII, here are …

“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 …

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 …

Blogs

Background: I’ve never had the urge to become a vegetarian, but I respect everyone who adopts this life choice. I have had plenty of people explain to me how hypocritical it is that I love animals, yet knowingly consume meat (my love of pigs directly conflicts with my favorite breakfast). …

One of the biggest challenges of being vegan is transitioning to not eating dairy, meat and eggs, which are in almost every single product on grocery store shelves. Despite the fact that dairy, meat and eggs dominate our food products, there are plenty of alternatives that make it very easy …

Happy Vday & welcome to this weeks blog!!! Whether you’re single or ready to mingle (or not), it’s always nice to celebrate every kind of love. There are not that many new album releases this week, but I do have one heck of a playlist to share.   First, alternative …

Spring semester has approached and I’m sure we’re all drowning in homework and responsibilities in just the first week. Having healthy eating habits and simple fun snacks on-the-go is essential for a hectic schedule.   Over the mini-break after J-term, I was able to go home and to my surprise, …

Hello & welcome back! I hope everyone had an enjoyable J-Term. It has been quite a while since my last blog and a lot has happened in the world of music!   First off, Beyonce announced last week that she’s pregnant with twins!!! Obviously the Internet went crazy after the …

Opinion Pieces

With the 2016 election ready to be forgotten in the recesses of history, now more than ever it’s important to raise it from the grave that society is burying it in and look at those two party’s political skeletons and the whole reprehensible political body they have created. On the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …
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