Reflecting on the Kappa Delta Experience

Ever since fall of 2014, I’ve made the conscious decision to stay in Kappa Delta, and I ask myself ‘why’ all the time. Why do I stay when we will spend 20 minutes fighting about one change in the bylaws, or what color a shirt should be? Why do I stay when every semester after recruitment we stay up until the wee hours of the night trying to find who would make the perfect Kappa Deltas? Why do I stay when I have to do countless hours of community service? Why do…

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¡Pura vida! Pure Life!

On May 17, 2018, a flight will depart from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, and I will be on it. This plane ride will be one that I will hold close to my heart for years to come; it will be a time I will often reflect on. This is the first time I will ever leave country. I am leaving the country to study abroad for one month in Cartagena, Colombia. A few days ago, I received my homestay information and, for the first time, the trip felt real….

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What Time is it? Summertime! We’re on Staycation!

An increasingly popular and fun vacation is the stay-at-home-vacation or the “staycation.” Staycation is a fancy term for spending your time off at home. As college students, we work all summer to save for the upcoming school year; however, we need a break, and we definitely like to have fun. Below are ten things to do over the summer that are cheap or free! Get the bike out. There are thousands of miles of dedicated bike trails. Go for a ride. Go shopping.  Make a trip to your local mall. Window…

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Seniors Value Honors Program at Wilmington College

After years of learning and experiences, seniors are now able to display their accomplishments and begin their journey into the next phase of life. It is not different for the seniors in the Wilmington College Honors Program, a program designed to enrich the academic experience of qualified students. On April 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in CSA 304, honors seniors participated in the Senior Capstone Presentation, which included papers and hands-on learning experiences that have reflected their honors experience and their studies at WC. Travis Scheadler, graduating with…

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Taking Extra Steps to Make Students Feel Safer and Empowered

There was a self-defense class on April 24 from 5-7 in the QRC gym. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Wilmington College has been hosting various events to spread awareness on the topic. In today’s society, it is beneficial to know how to defend yourself against an attacker. Karmiela White said, “I felt like sexual assault awareness month was a really great time to put on this event. The problem starts with the perpetrator obviously, but it is nice to have tools under your belt in case you are…

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Earth Day 2018 a Major Success!

This past week, Wilmington College held its annual Earth Day event, originally put on by Corey Cockerill a few years ago. As the event has progressed, so has the growing involvement from several agencies and persons in this event at Wilmington. This year was the largest Earth Day celebration at Wilmington College, with a total of 14 events happening from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday April 19th. Some of the events include a give-away for trees to be planted, free ice cream made from an antique engine, a…

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Senior Jake Ladendorf Receives OAC Defensive Player of the Week

This past week, Wilmington College senior goalkeeper Jake Ladendorf was recognized as the Ohio Athletic Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for men’s lacrosse. Ladendorf was given the award for games played between April 9-15, which included a stellar game against Heidelberg University on Friday, April 13. Ladendorf saved 28 of 37 shots against the Student Princes, helping to propel the Quakers to their first conference win, 10-9. “It was the most game-ready I had felt all year,” said Ladendorf, when asked why he thought he played so well against…

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The Quake: Flock To Service

This Saturday, April 28th, the Student Leader Executive Board (SLEB) will be hosting “The Quake.” One might find themselves pondering the question, “what is the Quake?” If you do find yourself pondering this question, do not fret. The Quake is a student-initiated service project where students will be placed at tremor sites and help businesses throughout the community. This experience allows students to hone in on Wilmington College’s Quaker value of Service and Civic Engagement. Volunteers will be placed into small groups, led by SLEB board members, and they will…

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Fourteen Tips for Acing Finals Week

It’s happening everyone! The semester is almost over! This may be an exciting time for some because that means sunshine, vacation, and summer, but before you get too excited, we need to get through finals first. You may be thinking, “Oh God, how am I supposed to do this??” but don’t worry, www.huffingtonpost.com has some tips for you!   Take advantage of school events! – Don’t forget about late-night breakfast, later hours in the library, and having a break at the Paint Party! Exercising – Exercise is the perfect way…

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“No Offense But…” April Discussion

On Tuesday, BSI will be hosting the second “No Offense But..” discussion this year. For people who don’t know, this discussion is where people come and ask questions about race, sexuality, religion, and etc. You can anonymously ask questions that can be opened with “No offense but…”. All students are welcome to come and sit in during this time. The last event went well and had a large turn out with students and staff. For the past couple of years, this event has been a place where people can ask…

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