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The Decaturian The Decaturian is Millikin University's award-winning newspaper.

Editorial Staff 2016: Editor-in-Chief | Alexsenia Ralat Co-editor-in-Chief | Morgan Vogels News | Chris Diver Features | Lane Caspar Arts & Entertainment | Jason Messina Views | Lauren Rhodes Sports | Morgan Vogels Photo | Deborah Corr Copy | Kaytlin Jacoby Business Manager | Ad Manager | Writers Jason Messina Rebekah Icenesse Kathryn Coffey JaCarla Anderson Ginny Campbell Dominique Bates Kayce Fuentes Layout Alexsenia Ralat Lauren Rhodes Jason Messina Morgan Vogels Dominique Bates Fall 2017 Issue Dates: Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 (The Spookatarian) Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Dec.7

Mission: The Decaturian operates under three purposes. First, it represents a learning experience for students in all aspects of journalism: writing, editing, photography, design and business. Second, it strives to inform the University community about events and developments concerning the University. Third, it provides the opportunity for the University community to engage in dialogue on issues that concern its students and members at large.

The pandemic has affected every theatre group in the country and Pipe Dreams is no different, but its members have high ...
05/15/2020
More Than Just a Pipe Dream

The pandemic has affected every theatre group in the country and Pipe Dreams is no different, but its members have high aspirations for next fall. Read more about it here:

https://decaturian.com/arts/2020/05/15/more-than-just-a-pipe-dream/

When I was told that I had been hired as the Artistic Director for Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre’s 2020-2021 Season, it was like telling a kid they get to go to Disneyworld. This was all I had wanted since I came to Millikin–but freshman me could have never predicted a global pandemic would come an...

Read another installment from our collection of journals, "Coping with Coronavirus: Stories of the Pandemic."The Decatur...
05/04/2020
The Root of My Anger

Read another installment from our collection of journals, "Coping with Coronavirus: Stories of the Pandemic."
The Decaturian is still accepting submissions from any Millikin University student, faculty member, staff member, or administrator. Send submissions to [email protected].

https://decaturian.com/uncategorized/2020/05/04/the-root-of-my-anger/

All I want to do is scream. Throughout the day, most days, I have urges to yell as loud as I can. I have all this built-up frustration and aggravation. Being contained in a small apartment with two other people does not help. Only seeing the same handful of people each week does not help....

Students, Faculty, and Staff can expect an email announcing awards, but Honors Convocation has shifted in the wake of th...
04/24/2020
Millikin Still Honors Outstanding Students

Students, Faculty, and Staff can expect an email announcing awards, but Honors Convocation has shifted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you need to know about the readjustment.

Stay tuned for more stories relating to this topic.

https://decaturian.com/news/2020/04/24/millikin-still-honors-outstanding-students/

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Millikin to close campus, suspending countless hopes and plans. One of these plans was Honors Convocation. A traditional ceremony, first set to happen on April 23, would not be safe but Millikin will still honor outstanding students. The new one, however, looks a lot...

The Decaturian is collecting and sharing stories about coping with the pandemic. If you are a student or faculty member ...
04/16/2020
Rediscovering What is Really Important

The Decaturian is collecting and sharing stories about coping with the pandemic. If you are a student or faculty member of Millikin and you'd like to add to our collection of journals, you are welcome to submit your writing to [email protected]. We are happy to answer any of your questions, as well.

Thank you! Stay safe!

https://decaturian.com/coronavirus-journals/2020/04/16/rediscovering-what-is-really-important/

Getting out of bed in the morning has been a struggle for a long time. It was like that before the quarantine, before 2020—well into last year. Life has not been enjoyable enough for me to leap out of bed since my freshman year. My freshman year, I woke up every single day to be...

The Hangovershttps://decaturian.com/arts/2020/04/15/calling-from-another-world-the-hangovers-debut-ep/https://decaturian...
04/15/2020
Calling from Another World: The Hangovers’ Debut EP

The Hangovers
https://decaturian.com/arts/2020/04/15/calling-from-another-world-the-hangovers-debut-ep/https://decaturian.com/arts/2020/04/15/calling-from-another-world-the-hangovers-debut-ep/

The absence of students may be the hardest struggle for Millikin as we go through this crisis but passion and desire for performance learning still thrive in its students. The Millikin-born psychedelic, the alternative-rock band The Hangovers released their debut EP, Planet Hangover for the world–...

The Decaturian isn’t in your hands on a weekly basis but we’re still here, trying to give a voice to Millikin students. ...
04/12/2020
Coping with the Coronavirus: Students’ stories of the Pandemic – The Decaturian

The Decaturian isn’t in your hands on a weekly basis but we’re still here, trying to give a voice to Millikin students. We’re giving you our stories — how we’re getting along in a new world. This is part assignment, part reporting and part recording the world we live in now.

These first five journals are from Newswriting students and Decaturian reporters. You can read them all at the link below.

https://decaturian.com/category/coronavirus-journals/

We’d love to hear from you as well! Tell us what your life is like. And send a picture of your experience. Send your story to Athena Pajer and Sydney Sinks at [email protected].

After Millikin announced the decision to cancel May commencement, our senior Views Editor reacts with hope and optimism....
04/06/2020
A Senior’s Commentary: Canceled Commencement

After Millikin announced the decision to cancel May commencement, our senior Views Editor reacts with hope and optimism.
https://decaturian.com/views/2020/04/06/a-seniors-commentary-canceled-commencement/

It finally happened. At that point, I knew more about what Notre Dame was doing for their graduation commencement than what Millikin was doing. While learning about it is fun, it’s not what I needed to hear so that my folks could plan accordingly. But it happened. I got the email about what we’v...

The Covid-19 pandemic is scary for everyone, but it's terrifying for high-risk people. Read about what it's like to be h...
04/05/2020
What It’s Like to Be High-Risk

The Covid-19 pandemic is scary for everyone, but it's terrifying for high-risk people. Read about what it's like to be high-risk, and learn what you can do to help people like Madi.
https://decaturian.com/features/2020/04/05/what-its-like-to-be-high-risk/

When most Americans think of those who are at high risk for the virus, they think of their grandparents or their elderly neighbors, not usually of people under the age of sixty. But many Americans live with preexisting or underlying conditions that would be greatly affected by Covid-19. Madi Keller,...

https://decaturian.com/arts/2020/04/03/nothings-impossible-caroline-roses-superstar-indicates-indie-virtuosity-but-lacks...
04/03/2020
‘Nothing’s Impossible’: Caroline Rose’s “Superstar” Indicates Indie Virtuosity But Lacks Opportunity

https://decaturian.com/arts/2020/04/03/nothings-impossible-caroline-roses-superstar-indicates-indie-virtuosity-but-lacks-opportunity/

With a drudging motion, Caroline Rose finds herself in a hole filled with distraction and repetitiveness. “Superstar,” her third studio album, motions recordings of blurred effects and altered sounds. It has elements of potential yet carries too many reverberations as panning and reverb create t...

https://decaturian.com/news/2020/04/03/quarantine-land/
04/03/2020
Quarantine Land

https://decaturian.com/news/2020/04/03/quarantine-land/

This is the world we live in. Too many people making so many problems. Superman, where are you now? Phil Collins and Genesis might not have had a global pandemic in mind when writing those lyrics, but these words are as relevant as ever. We live in confusing times, with no end of Covid-19 in...

https://decaturian.com/news/2020/03/19/low-testing-misleading-numbers-why-there-are-no-recorded-covid-19-cases-in-macon-...
03/19/2020
Low Testing, Misleading Numbers: Why There are no Recorded COVID-19 Cases in Macon County

https://decaturian.com/news/2020/03/19/low-testing-misleading-numbers-why-there-are-no-recorded-covid-19-cases-in-macon-county/

COVID-19 has impacted almost everyone, regardless of whether they have had the virus or not. Schools, restaurants, gyms and even universities in the United States have either closed or taken extreme measures to prevent the spread of the virus. At the time of this article’s publication, over 225,00...

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Editorial Staff 2016: Editor-in-Chief | Athena Pajer News | Sydney Sinks Features | Rebekah Icenesse Arts & Entertainment | Caleb Kelch Views | Kathryn Coffey Sports | Jordan Diver Photo | Misc. Business Manager | Ad Manager | Writers Mason Hoyt Rebekah Icenesse Kathryn Coffey JaCarla Anderson Ronnie Osvaldo-Ramirez