“Dear Wilmington Swimming:” A Letter from a Senior

  Dear Wilmington Swimming, It’s not you, it’s me. I think we should start seeing other people. Our love story started when I was only 14. My older sister introduced us, and I thought you were okay, but not the one for me. From the time I was 14 to 18, I continued to go to every one of your meets, whenever I did not have a meet of my own. Finally, my senior year I gave you a chance and went zip-lining with you. After that I knew I…

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A Student’s Thoughts on the AmeriCorp Budget Loss

AmeriCorps NCCC is losing its budget soon. A generation of community service thrown out of the window because of our President who promised to ‘help’ America, somehow dissolving a federal program that promotes community service throughout the country doesn’t seem like help to me. AmeriCorps was an integral part of my life and many others. I spent 11 months with a team of 8 other individuals, I was able to travel to Vicksburg, Mississippi, Atlanta, Georgia, Sacramento, California, Fort Worth, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as all the…

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Healthy Tips to Avoid the Cold and Flu

The winter season brings many things: freezing temperature, inches and inches of snow, a lack of sunshine, dreariness, the inability to go outside, and especially the cold and flu. It is important to know the best practices to keep yourself, and your dorm or apartment clean. www.cdc.gov gives six habits to do just that.Avoid close interactions – Keep contacts with sick people to a minimum and if you are sick, keeping a distance from others is important. 1.Stay home – Staying home helps to keep the people that could become…

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Attitudes Change on Campus Thank to Random Acts of Kindness Week

Kindness is something that is preached from students and teachers alike. However, the actions that go along with these preachings can be few and far between. Since the average day for a college student consists of homework, sports, work, clubs, and more homework, the Service Leader Executive Board (SLEB) puts on an annual ‘Random Acts of Kindness Week’ (RAK) as a way to empower students to be kind to one another despite the varying hectic schedules. The idea for a Random Acts of Kindness week is a comes from a…

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An Interview on Black Fashion as a Means of Expression

  Q & A with Cheyann McKee, VP and Secretary of BSI about what black fashion means to her: Q: How do you think fashion has evolved in African American culture? A: I think African American fashion has evolved in such a way that we’ve become multidimensional. What I mean by this is that we embrace a multitude of different fashion types such as: Mainstream American, Typical Urban, Retro, and Traditional African. This makes African American fashion so versatile and unique because we still succeed in making any style our…

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Senior Spotlight: Allyson Schaefer and Quinten Beach

Allyson Schaefer Allyson Schaefer is a senior who started in the fall of 2015, studying psychology and criminal justice. Originally from Fayetteville, Ohio, near the Cincinnati area, she plans on continuing her education by obtaining a Master’s degree in psychology. “I also has a possible opportunity with the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation in Cincinnati that I might not be able to pass up!” shares Allyson. Allyson has been involved in many ways at Wilmington College, including being a Student Ambassador, a student assistant in the President’s Office, an intern of…

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What Are Lent and Mardi Gras All About?

Mardi Gras has a connotation of being one of the wildest parties throughout the year. However, Fat Tuesday is a long-standing tradition of the Catholic Church, and it marks the last day of ordinary time before the start of Lent, a time of fasting and repentance. The celebration dates back centuries to pagan celebrations of fertility and the season of spring. A WC student said, “The purpose of Fat Tuesday is to indulge in richer and fatty foods before the fasting process.” Ash Wednesday service is used to prepare church…

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Quakers Victorious on Senior Night

Senior night had a happy ending for the four senior men’s basketball players on Wednesday night, as Wilmington defeated Capital 86-67 in a true team effort. The Quakers played in front of their largest home crowd of the year and got even with the Crusaders after losing by 14 earlier this season. Wilmington College honored seniors Christian Jones, Nathan Scott, Jordan Jones, and D.J. Iles pregame, and the seniors came out hot to start the game. The Quakers went on a 23-6 run to open the contest, but Capital found…

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Shining A Light on SGA Candidates

article written by Savanna Burcham and Mathew Perry The SGA elections are coming up and I would like to shine a light on all the candidates who are running for each position as we are having a record-breaking number of candidates. This election has been a tough one, but we as a Student Government Association trust you as a Student Body to vote for who you feel fits best as a leader of the Student Body! Lawrence Daya Lawrence Daya is a junior running for the position of Student Body…

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Valentine’s Day Special: Student Love Stories of Wilmington College

Growing up I’ve heard two different stories from people that went to college. They either met their best friend and life-long friend at their college or university, or they found the love of their life. Maybe even both. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve included some stories from students and past students of Wilmington College that found their partners while attending college. Lexi Mahaffa, a junior at Wilmington College, met Que after leaving her introduction to psychology class when he came up and asked her if he could write a…

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