The Old QRC Can’t Come to the Phone Right Now

“I’m sorry, the old QRC can’t come to the phone right now.” “Why?” “Oh, cause she’s dead.”    If you have not been over to see the new facility you must check it out, it has been well utilized and is the new hot spot on campus. Paula Stewart, WC Swim Coach, shared more about the Quaker Recreation Center. It is the brick building on the east side of Herman Court, and shares a parking lot with CSS. When you walk in, there will always be someone at the front desk…

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Annual Cardboard Village Approaching Quickly

On the 22nd of September, Wilmington College will be holding it’s annual Cardboard Village event next to the Boyd Cultural Arts Center from 8 p.m to 5 a.m. The idea of the event is to simulate what it is like to be without a home, something around 549, 928 people experienced on any given night in 2016 according to a study done by Project Home. “The main goal is to help as many people as we can realize the real difficulties homeless people in the community deal with every day…

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Wilmington College Sends Support for Hurricane Victims

Two hurricanes have occurred in recent news and have affected lives around the whole globe. Hurricane Harvey, an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane, affected the states of Texas and Louisiana heavily throughout the end of August. Hurricane Irma, the most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States in over a decade, affected the Caribbean and the state of Florida heavily throughout the beginning of September. Student Lauren Collier reached out on the WC app, asking “if people can hold my family and friends in the light…in Florida right now as Irma…

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#500 For Soccer Coach Bud Lewis

On Friday, September 15th, Wilmington Men’s Soccer Head Coach Bud Lewis secured his 500th career victory over the Wittenberg Tigers. The Fightin’ Quakers entered Friday’s contest with a 1-3-1 record through five games This was Wilmington’s first time playing in front of their home crowd all year. It was only right that Coach Bud had an opportunity to get his 500th win in the team’s first home game. The Quakers took control of the game early; Freshman Willie Winald scored two minutes into the first half. Wilmington was not done, in…

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The Art and Soul Festival, the First of its Kind

As the first of its kind, The Art and Soul Festival, set up by the Main Street Wilmington Organization, hit off Saturday September 16th with a bang! Over 40 different kinds of vendors showed up to sell their wares, along with a few local food trucks. They showed off some cool art handcrafted by local artists, shared their work with the local people of Wilmington, and most importantly fed the people! If you couldn’t make it, sorry about your luck. However, according to WC’s own Chip Murdock, Director of Diversity…

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Over 200 Students and 37 Companies at Career Fair

On Monday, September 11, 2017, Wilmington College hosted a career fair, bringing in 37 different companies from around the state of Ohio and beyond. This allowed students to talk to employers, apply to internships and other positions, and network with the businesses. Over 200 students participated in this event. Of the 200 participants, roughly a fourth of them had never been to a career fair before. Nina Talley, Director of Career Services, orchestrated the entire event from its company participants to its publicity. Talley says that the career fair “helped…

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First ORT Meeting Encourages Collaboration Between Organizations

On September 12 at 5:15, Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the first Organizational Round Table (ORT) of the semester in the McCoy Room. ORT will occur every second Tuesday of each month and is a requirement for all organizations that are SGA-funded. Over 38 organizations were represented and shared their upcoming activities. “We would like people to collaborate with more events,” shared Andrea Barga, VP-Administration. Organizations with collaborating events include a movie night on September 21 with the Peace Corp Prep Program and Amnesty International, and an Ice Cream Social…

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WC Chorale Members Increase Substantially in Fall

The Wilmington College Chorale has always been a group that is small in number, but mighty in sound. Although having a small group of singers was an incredible experience, the choir began expressing a need for more members, especially men. This need has been fulfilled, with over 20 members this semester. Brandi James, a senior at Wilmington College, says, “Over these past few years, I’ve gotten accustomed to having a small choir family, but it’s a new year and a new day! Change is good! I’m super excited for all…

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To Freshmen and Their OWLs, Summer Orientation Continues Its Impact

Summer Orientation. You loved it, you hated it, you didn’t care about it. Whatever your feelings on it were, it’s over now. You’ve settled into college life, either barely coping, or kicking the crap out of it. Go you, you’re awesome. However, at times when you feel you’ve made it, or even when life is getting you down, always make sure to look back at the past and see what kind of adventures you’ve already had. For many of you, ‘Summer O’ was the first step out of Mom and…

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Fertile Grounds Coffee, A Delicious Dream Come True

We roast. We brew. We roam. Fertile Grounds, the coffee of farmers. Corey Cockerill, her husband, and two kids run this successful on-the-road coffee truck business. They started their business back in June when they first bought a trailer which they sold brewed drinks. Corey has had a dream of always running her own coffee shop. “When I was 20, I dreamed up an entire business concept around a coffee shop that would serve farmers and truck drivers–and even came up with the name, ‘Fertile Grounds.’ However, that idea was…

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