Braeden Bowen

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Braeden Bowen is a senior Cybersecurity, Political Science, and Russian Language major from Lexington, KY. He has been involved in journalism for nine years and will serve as the Torch's Editor-in-Chief for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Most well-known for his performance as Thomas Jefferson in the 2015 Broadway hit "Hamilton," Daveed Diggs has been producing cutting edge and industrial hip-hop...

Former Library Staff Discuss Their Wittenberg Careers

At the end of Aug., three of the university library's longest-standing staff members, including the library's director, Doug Lehman, retired after a collective 100...

Machine Gun Kelly Crashes and Burns on His First Pop-Punk LP

After he famously fumbled a beef with legendary rapper Eminem in 2018, Cleveland-native Colson Baker, known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly or...

Wittenberg Temporarily Moves Classes Online as Cases Rise

On Sunday, Sept. 6, Wittenberg University's COVID-19 Response Team announced a two-week shift to remote instruction starting Monday, Sept. 7, currently scheduled to last...

President Mike Frandsen Discusses COVID-19 Cases

On Friday, Sept. 4, Wittenberg University president Mike Frandsen sat down with Braeden Bowen of The Wittenberg Torch to answer questions about the rising...

7 Important Albums to Look for this Fall

For musicians and music critics alike, Friday morning at 12:01AM is a sacred minute: the fruits of their labors, their next listens and the...

Returning to My Indie Music Roots

My journey through the world of music has led me to shed light on some odd corners and experience countless genres of music, new...

Vinyl Returns Amidst Dominance of Digital Streaming

Vinyl was supposed to be dead. A clunky, fragile and expensive medium, the format of pressing music and spoken word faded with the years...

Bendigo Fletcher Offers Stunning Concert Experience

Last fall, I stumbled across a Louisville, KY-based group that called themselves Bendigo Fletcher. Being a native Kentuckian living out of his element in...

Eminem Continues to Disappoint with New Album

Rapper Marshall Mathers, known by his stage name Eminem and his alter ego Slim Shady, has had a rough couple of years. His 2017...

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