Monthly Archives: October 2017

Air Pollution

Written by: Kelly Ellam According to Chemical and Engineering News, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection last year indicated that air quality in 265 of the 338 major Chinese cities exceeded the national health standard that year. Many students on Aurora University’s campus walk from dorms to class or commute. There is currently an estimated 4.5 billion people around the world exposed to levels of ...

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Women’s Soccer Warms Up for NACC Tournament

Aurora University Women’s soccer team hosted the Lakeland Muskies Sunday, October 22nd, at the Spartan Athletic Park. The Spartans had previously taken on the Muskies the prior week, but it was cancelled mid-game due to threatening weather. The lady Spartans defended their turf with an 11-0 victory over the Muskies. AU junior Corynne McEachern had no mercy against Lakeland University as she ...

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STOMP Coming to Perform at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora

Written By: Grizel Morales STOMP is a wordless stage show of theatrical and music performance combined together. The show will take place at the Paramount Theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1 in Aurora, Illinois. STOMP is an international percussion group that uses only objects and the body as musical instruments to create music. The percussion group originated from ...

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AU Photography Students Raising Awareness about Disabilities

Written by: Adrienne Somerville AU Photography students, Brooke Belair and Emily Zavacki, collaborate on a project to bring awareness about disabilities to Aurora University.   This project will share stories of AU students, faculty, and staff living with visible and invisible disabilities. They are looking for volunteers to share their stories through photography and text to celebrate the differences that ...

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Halloween Party at the Schingoethe Center

By: Brooke Belair On Halloween, Tuesday October 31st,  the Schingoethe Center is hosting a Halloween Party at the Hill Welcome Center from 6-8pm.   This is the first ever Halloween party hosted by the Schingoethe Center and Meg Bero, the executive director, is very excited! The Halloween party will include a lot of fun activities that will get you in ...

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Geostorm Entertains, but Doesn’t Live Up to its Sci-Fi Thriller Claims

Written By: Mackenzie Moeller After extreme weather causes the loss of entire cities, Jake Lawson, played by Gerald Butler, creates a network of satellites in hopes to control the global climate and save humanity. In an international effort to save the world, the satellite, named Dutchboy, is handed over to government officials. While the concept seems logical, the satellite starts to ...

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Screen Play: Episode 2 Fall 2017

This week the Spartan Media Culture team discusses Charlie Chaplin’s silent film “The Kid”, Natalie Miebach’s exhibit “Strange Weather”, and a review of Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes.  With Halloween around the corner, the culture team also discusses 60 second halloween related topics.

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AU Bowling “Rolls” into Third Season

Aurora University Women’s Bowling Team sets their goals high in the 2017-2018 season under new head coach “Hurman Mathus.”  The Spartans began their season October 21st at the Western Shootout. The Western Shootout was held in Indianapolis, Indiana over two days.  The Western Shootout welcomed over 200 bowlers.  Purdue, Indiana State, Ohio State University, Cincinnati, and University of Toledo were ...

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Screen Play: Episode 1 Fall 2017

The Spartan Media Culture Team discusses American Horror Story, Mark Walter’s “Beautiful Noise”, and 60 second pop culture topics.

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Homecoming at Vago Field

Homecoming weekend was in full swing as the Spartans defended their territory against ALMA University in football. The muggy day did not affect the spirit of many people who came out to cheer for the Spartans this past Saturday. Although the weather put a damper on things, our Spartans played through the soggy terrain on Vago Field. Before the game, ...

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