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Bruner’s Beat: Kliff Kingsbury and the Failure of College Coaches in the NFL

by Evan Bruner The Arizona Cardinals officially moved on from head coach Kliff Kingsbury on Monday after a disappointing 4-13 season. To many, Kingsbury’s firing seemed inevitable. He was a controversial hire from the start. His uninspiring 35-40 record as head coach at Texas Tech did little to ease skeptics ...

A Football Player’s Reaction To Damar Hamlin

By Jack Grupka One of the biggest games of the NFL regular season came to a screeching halt, on what seemed to be a routine tackle late in the first quarter. Bills safety Damar Hamlin made the tackle, and then collapsed on the field, and suddenly all that mattered was ...

My Problem with Netflix’s Wednesday

by Meg Kordik Netflix’s hit show Wednesday came out of the gate swinging when it was released last November. In its first week on the platform, Wednesday accumulated 341.23 million hours of streaming, surpassing the previous record set by Stranger Things 4. Stranger Things, however, is a beloved franchise that ...

Filling Out My 2023 Baseball HOF Ballot

By Sam Fretto The 2023 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot has been released, this time without the “Big 3” of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Curt Schilling, as it was the last year on the ballot for them in 2022. Making their debuts on the ballot are Bronson Arroyo, Carlos ...

Artist Highlight: Billy Cobb

DIY is a scene and style in music that’s all about doing it yourself, including writing, recording, mixing, and promoting. It’s been around since the inception of music and has become more prominent in in the past few years due to the evolution of technology. In recent years, one artist ...

Bruner’s Beat: Is J.J. McCarthy Really the Answer for Michigan?

by Evan Bruner 2022 went out in style, thanks to two thoroughly entertaining playoff games. The contests, which featured TCU taking down Big Ten Champion Michigan and top-ranked Georgia clawing out a victory against Ohio State, were decided by one score and came down to the final seconds. For college ...

Featured Local Artist: Det Metra

Connor (bass/guitar/vocals), Kelly (guitar/vocals), Dave (bass/guitar/vocals), Dom (drums), and Mike (vocals) are Det Metra, a 5-piece indie/garage rock/self-described “hippie punk” band based in Chicago. After playing in a variety of bands in the Chicagoland area over the years, they began writing music together in 2019, and while the global pandemic ...

Try Our Exclusive Coffee Roasts

Need a pick-me-up? We have our own coffee roasts! We worked with the North Central College Coffee Lab to create two delicious roasts to pair with our music. You’ll also support WONC with your purchase and help us continue to play the best music on your radio! To keep you ...

Meg’s Movie Corner: Examining the Movie Musical Genre

While I love to review movies, there’s one genre that seems to miss more than hit, so instead of reviewing just one movie, I thought I’d look at the entire genre of movie musicals. There are some that I enjoy, but as a lover of theatre and a self-diagnosed film ...

An All-Inclusive Recap of The World Cup

By Hayden Krzyzanowski The 2022 World Cup will leave strong memories, not only for all the controversy surrounding it but the major upsets that the tournament held. There were many iconic moments, including Messi nearing 100 goals for Argentina, but we simply have to look back at where it all ...

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