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23 Oct 2012

‘Pro Joe’ provides students with a helping hand

Joe Brown, dean of freshmen success at Texas Wesleyan, is going on his 35th year at Wesleyan and is continuing to guide freshmen into being successful in all aspects, not just academics. Before being the dean of freshmen, Brown ran the theatre department at Wesleyan for 25 years. Brown said

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23 Oct 2012

J.K. Rowling’s adult book invokes mixed feelings

Death, betrayal and family dysfunction. These three things and more make up core themes of The Casual Vacancy. In case you’ve been living under a rock, this novel is the first by J.K. Rowling, of Harry Potter fame, that is aimed at adult readers. And boy, does it show. The

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23 Oct 2012

Haunted spirits spook students on campus

From the creaky stairs of Dan Waggoner Hall to lights flickering on and off after hours, some would say we are not alone when all of Wesleyan turns in for the night. Rumors, especially around Halloween, stream throughout campus that various buildings hold something more than lectures. They hold spiritual

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23 Oct 2012

Voting a must for students [STAFF EDITORIAL]

The advice sits right up there with the intellectual equivalent of eating healthy and exercising: go out and vote. The same year Diddy told young voters to “vote or die,” the voter turnout among people ages 18-24 rose to 47 percent, an 11 percent increase over the 2000 election. Likewise,

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22 Oct 2012

Voters likely to resist facts

An atheist, a Turkish graduate student and a member of the Gay Straight Alliance walk into a bar — no, they attend Texas Wesleyan. Although one of them cannot vote, all three fall within the 18 to 29-year-old age range of 46 million eligible voters in the upcoming presidential election,

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22 Oct 2012

Perry calls for tuition freeze

As the economy tightens the wallets of parents planning to send their kids to college, Texas Governor Rick Perry has a plan to help alleviate the growing financial burden by freezing college tuition at public schools. Perry hopes to freeze college tuition in the public sector at the price a

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22 Oct 2012

Students required to participate in financial counseling

When students receive their tuition refund checks, they sometimes think about purchasing the newest iPhone or the latest game system rather than textbooks for classes. In reality, most students are supposed to use these funds to purchase books or cover living expenses throughout the semester. With the rising amount of

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