Quakers Fall Short of OAC Tournament Title with 70-55 Loss against #5 ONU

On Saturday February 25, the Wilmington Lady Quakers traveled to Ada, Ohio to take on the #5 and undefeated Ohio Northern Polar Bears in the Ohio Athletic Championship game. The Lady Quakers came into the game with a record of 18-9, while the Polar Bears had an unblemished 26-0 record. This was a rematch from a game a month ago that ended in a 62-61 victory for ONU in overtime. The Quakers had a slow start in the first quarter, only scoring 7 points in the first 10 minutes. The…

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Bake Your Buns Off!

On the contrary to past years, Public Relations for Student Government Association, Mathew Perry set to hold a Bake off, open to the entire campus, on Thursday February 23, 2017 from 6-7pm in the McCoy room of the Kelly center. “Since there hasn’t been much interest in the Chili Cook-Off that we usually hold, I decided to try something different to try and bring in more student interest,”  Perry said.  Students were told they could make any type of sweet from apple pie to cookies or cake pops. “Since there…

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Lady Quakers Advance to OAC Tournament Semifinals with Impressive Performance versus Mount Union

On Tuesday February 21, the Wilmington College Women’s Basketball (16-9) team went head to head with the Mount Union Raiders (13-13) in a second round match up in the OAC tournament. The Lady Quakers entered the game as the #3 seed in the tournament, while Mount Union was the #6 seed. The Quakers came out the gates swinging, jumping out to an 11-0 lead. The team was clicking on all cylinders in the first half and controlled the pace of the game. The Quakers set the tone on defense, holding…

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Senior Night: Four Seniors Play Their Last Home Game as Members of the Lady Quakers

Senior year. Senior year is the busiest year of them all and it feels like you never have time to relax. You have to make sure that you do well in all of your classes and you are always looking forward to graduation. You have to make decisions that will have an impact on life after college. Every senior is counting down the days until graduation and senioritis begins to kick in. All of these things are true, but senior year for a collegiate athlete can be bitter sweet. Senior…

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The Rise of the Business Club

There are many clubs and organizations on campus in which students are able to join. A new one includes the Business Club, which was started several years ago but lost interest for a time and has now came back into the light by WC student Zara Zeller and faculty member Steven Stovall. There are currently 15 members in the club after just one meeting.  Zeller and Stovall hope for many more to come out to the next meetings. The purpose of the Wilmington College Business Association includes the following: To educate…

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What It’s Like Being A Resident Assistant

February 25, 2017 is the day that starts off RA, or Resident Assistant, selection. Students will participate in what has been an annual event called Super Saturday. Hopeful students will go through a whole day simulating what it can be like being an RA – from dealing with roommate conflicts to dealing with any housing situation. Joe Koepke, a second year RA, shared, “The Position has been very rewarding and I’ve met a lot of good people and even my best friends. I’ve also learned a lot about my leadership…

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Women’s History Month Sign Up Event

There’s a new club in the works on campus called “I Am”. This club is here for students to be able to express themselves through fashion, art, writing, and more. [“I Am”] is here for students to be able to express themselves through fashion, art, writing, and more. This club wants to cover on important issues like racial issues, self-love/self-care, and feminism. They want to also do modeling for different events and doing their own events on campus. This includes events like spring shows, fall/spring calendar, and collaboration with other…

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Career Corner: Resumes and Cover Letters

To provide one more avenue for students to access information, the Witness will start featuring articles highlighting upcoming events or tips directly from the office of career services. On February 23, there will be a LinkedIn workshop in Thomas Lounge from 4-5:30 p.m. and the career fair will be Tuesday, March 21. This first installment of the “Career Corner” will look at resumes and cover letters and their role in hindering students from breaking into the workforce after college. Director of Career Services, Nina Talley, provided a rundown of what…

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Field Placement Excitement

Wilmington College (WC) freshmen in the education department began their first field placements last week. The students travel to local schools and observe teachers in order to learn different teaching techniques. WC Professor, Jim Boland said, “Research suggests that it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to master anything, teaching included. Field experiences give pre-service teachers experience with lesson planning, managing student behavior, teaching and reflecting about teaching. Field experiences also develop confidence.” “Research suggests that it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to master anything, teaching included.” – Jim…

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WC’s Triplets Near Graduation!

It is not very common to see a set of triplets attend the same college or university, but these triplets sure did. They have a bond stronger than you can imagine. Erik, David, and Elyse Spraul are being featured on this week’s special of senior spotlight. The triplets all come from Evendale, Ohio, although they did not all go to the same high school. In total they have 7 family members; Doug, Mikey, Erik, David, Elyse, and their two parents Susan and Jim. They don’t want to leave out the…

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