Author Archives: Julian Wyllie

Finding Peace

Finding Peace

Nearly fatal car accidents changes two students’ lives forever JULIAN WYLLIE | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Under a semi The second most popular song on the Billboard Hot 100 was playing the moment Brooke Hammons found herself under the trailer of a semi truck. As Ed Sheeran sang the chorus to “Thinking Out Loud,” Hammons put her head

Collegian names new editor-in-chief

JULIAN WYLLIE | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The Butler Collegian’s next leader brings two years of Collegian editing experience, a passion for investigative journalism and a clear vision for the next episode of college news media. Matthew VanTryon, who served as the newspaper’s managing editor this semester, was chosen April 17 as the Collegian’s next editor-in-chief by a

The heart of Haiti

CAMERON ALFORD | CO-ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR “What am I doing with my life?” Morghan Wilcoxson, a freshman international studies major from Columbia City, Indiana, asked this question of herself in high school and during her first semester at Butler University when she struggled to find her passion. “A lot of people have their passions at

King is the queen

SHAUNA KASKE | STAFF REPORTER Graduate student Meghan Lyons King grew up in a family of music. Her aunt, uncle, grandmother and cousins all studied the violin. King’s aunt and uncle even studied with the same teacher as Joshua Bell. King’s mother, a flutist, led her to choose a musical path. “It was my mom’s dream and

5 things to know (Week 12)

Don’t have time to watch or read the news? No problem! The Butler Collegian’s editor-in-chief has compiled a list of the top five things he thinks readers should know this week. Let’s keep this short, sweet and to the point. Hope you enjoy this last issue!   Fact 1: The “upsides” to U.S. relations with

Yik Yak continues to cause controversies

ANNIE WEBER | STAFF REPORTER Yik Yak is an Android and iPhone app targeted at college students that allows the user to send out an anonymous message to others with the app, within a selected geographical radius. Its mission is “to create a feed of what people are saying, thinking and doing around you,” according

Butler administrators address decreasing diversity on campus

KARL AGGER | STAFF REPORTER The President’s Diversity Commission recently released its integrated report. The commission was announced in September 2014 by President James Danko with the aim of assessing the current diversity programs on campus and looking for areas of improvement. The 15 members of the commission include faculty, staff, students, trustees and community

Composting initiative aims to waste less food at Butler

KIRSTEN ADAIR | STAFF REPORTER Students throwing away food at Atherton Union’s Marketplace last Tuesday might have noticed the small bins lined up against the wall for food to be dumped into. Those bins were for composting, and starting April 14, Butler’s goal is to collect leftovers every Tuesday and Friday to be turned into

Timely Warning: Alleged sexual assault on-campus

MIRANDA MARITATO | STAFF REPORTER The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is working with the Butler University Police Department in an active investigation of an alleged on-campus rape. The incident occurred April 19 in the early hours of the morning at a residence hall. The suspect was known to the victim and has been identified. Andrew

Marty the maestro

SHAUNA KASKE | STAFF REPORTER Last year, Marty Meyer won the Concerto Competition as a sophomore in college  with his rendition of the Dvorak cello concerto. The Concerto Competition is given in the fall, where a group of talented students are judged by faculty and outside musicians. In the spring, the winner plays with the Butler