New Club On Campus: The Wilmington College Film Club

Marissa Johnson, a freshman at Wilmington College has started a club on campus, Film Club. The club’s purpose is to promote the school in a positive light using video. Marissa wants people who join the club to truly enjoy creating something for the school. The club plans on making not only academic videos but also videos that will be entertaining for the campus to enjoy. Johnson said, “The people who will be watching the videos will truly see Wilmington in a new light.” “The people who will be watching the…

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“Southern trees bear a strange fruit… blood on the leaves… and blood at the root.”

Billie Holiday sang slowly, hauntingly in her famous 1939 track of “Strange Fruit.” Sixty-seven years later in the small town of Jena, Louisiana at Jena High School, six black teenagers were arrested and were brought up to intense charges after assaulting a white student. The case of the Jena Six was precipitated by several other events. One of them being nooses hung from a tree, a prank many called it was rooted in something much darker. Andrew Haag, a Wilmington College theater major and an ensemble of six students will…

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Watch Out Greeks, There’s a New Exec Board in Town!

On Sunday April 9, 2017 elections were held for the 2017-2018 Greek Council Executive Board. The results of the elections are as follows: President- Mathew Perry of Sigma Zeta, Vice President- Zach Macella of Lambda Chi Alpha, Secretary- Kara Griffith of Kappa Delta, Treasurer- Caitie Trickett of Alpha Phi Kappa, Public Relations- Sydney Hux of Psi Beta Omega. New Greek Council President Mathew Perry says, “As excited as I am nervous about taking on the role of Greek Council President, I feel like this year is going to be a…

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Wilmington Students Finish Fourth in Collegiate Sport Research Institute Case Study Competition in South Carolina

The Collegiate Sport Research Institute (CSRI) holds a conference every year at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina and this year’s conference marks its tenth year. The purpose of this conference is to bring academic researchers, students, and industry professionals together to discuss important research findings and issues facing the collegiate sport industry. The conference features poster presentations, case study competitions, and guest speakers. This year four Wilmington College students had the opportunity to attend the CSRI conference and take place in the case study competition. There…

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Russia Vetoes U.N Resolution on Syria

On Wednesday, April 12, Russia vetoed a United Nations’ Security Council Resolution that denounced Syria’s use of chemical weapons on its people. The resolution also required that the Syrian Government would allow an investigation to be conducted regarding the attack.  Although ten of the Security Council’s members expressed their approval, the resolution nevertheless failed to pass. The countries of France, Britain and the United States drafted the failed resolution (UN News Centre).   Lambasting Russia for their veto at the United Nations (U.N.), U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley…

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Easter Activities for fun with the whole family!

Easter Sunday is a day to spend with family, catching up, laughing, and eating tons of food. When the food is put away and everyone is beginning to relax, kids can become restless, wanting to play outside, or play games as a family. For the families that do not know what activities can be done with little preparation, www.familyeducation.com has ten fun activities for families to do on Easter. Egg and Spoon Race Jelly Bean guessing game- Guess how many jelly beans are in the jar, or guess the flavors…

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SAA Hosts Etiquette Dinner to Improve Formal Interview Skills

On Tuesday April 4, 2017 Wilmington College, Student Alumni Association held their 14th annual Etiquette Dinner. For the past 14 years, SAA has held an annual Etiquette Dinner at Wilmington College for students, staff, and faculty to attend. “The etiquette dinner is a dinner that help you learn how to conduct yourself during a formal interview,” said SAA member Natalie Thobe. “The etiquette dinner is a dinner that help you learn how to conduct yourself during a formal interview” – Natalie Thobre, member of SAA Anyone on campus can get…

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Easter is for college kids too!

When thinking of Easter, most people think back to when they were kids and they would wake up Easter morning to a basket filled with candy and toys. As children get older, their parents stop making Easter baskets, but may buy them other more practical gifts. Although college kids feel like grown-ups and do not like the idea of getting an Easter basket from their parents, deep down we all know they miss waking up on Easter morning to a basket full of gifts. But chances are, the last thing…

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2017 International Women of Courage Awards Presented By State Department

On March 29, the United States State Department hosted the 2017 International Women of Courage Award ceremony at Washington D.C. Thomas Shannon, the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, presented the award to twelve of the thirteen recipients during the ceremony.  This year’s recipients of the award have shown “courage in [the] four pivotal areas: exposing and opposing gender-based violence, standing up to terrorists, combating corruption, promoting justice and human rights for all” ( “Remarks at the 2017 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award Ceremony”, 2017, para. 14). The…

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WC Sexual Assault Line Now Hiring

Wilmington College (WC) is hosting events for National Crimes Victim’s Rights Week. During the week of April 2 to 7, all of the events will be held on campus. WC received a grant in the amount of $1,480 to cover event costs. On Thursday from 7 to 9 PM, It’s On Us hosted the Clothesline Expo, a t-shirt decorating with anti-domestic violence slogans which will hang in The Top for a week. This is to celebrate Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Maraya Wahl, intern for the sexual assault hotline, said,…

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