Caleigh Leyton

Caleigh Leyton (22C) is from New York City, majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Film and Media Studies. Outside of the Wheel, she is a member of College Council.

Juniors Master Aviation and Computation

Ever since they were little kids, Blake Wheaton (21C) and Raul Soonawala (21C) have witnessed their fathers’ navigating the skies in private planes. Now both pilots of five years, the two computer science majors can safely say that they’ve caught, what pilots refer to as, the “aviation bug.”  “Once you get up in the plane [...]

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Field Day Combines American & Asian Cuisine

Located at a 15-minute drive from campus, Old Fourth Ward recently added a new restaurant to the neighborhood on Dec. 11, 2019. Field Day is a small, vibrant bar owned by actor and restaurateur Rob Bouton. The joint offers an eclectic menu to satisfy every need of its customers. The restaurant stands next to Everyday [...]

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Insta-Famous ‘New Fork City’ Founded by Foodie Alum

As you scroll through the “Search & Explore” section on Instagram, you come across a picture of buttery mac and cheese slowly forked out of a bowl, with strings of gooey cheese filling the picture’s frame. Your mouth waters, and you quickly click on the page to indulge in other scrumptious dishes. Lo and behold, [...]

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Engel Commissions 450 Blankets to Chronically Ill Kids

During her freshman year of high school in 2010, Melissa Engel’s (17C, 23G) life took a turn when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. During her stay at the hospital, Engel received a purple fleece blanket from a nonprofit organization called Project Linus. Now, nine years later with the blanket still on her bed, [...]

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Queen of Cream Serves Fall-Themed Scoops

Although summer has already come to an end, there is still time to take advantage of ice cream season. Pastry chef Cora Cotrim’s ice cream shop Queen of Cream opened their second location on Sept. 21 at the Plaza on Ponce, near Urban Outfitters and Insomnia Cookies. Queen of Cream, known for its homemade scoops [...]

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