Chili Cook-Off Raises $70 and 66 Pounds of Canned Goods

Kappa Delta and Lambda Chi Alpha hosted their annual chili cook off last Tuesday in McCoy. They raised $70 along with 66 pounds of canned goods to donate to the local soup kitchen. It cost five canned goods or $5 to enter a chili, and three canned goods or three dollars to eat unlimited chili. Years ago, the chili cook off with Kappa Delta and Lambda Chi was just a social event, it has developed into an annual community service event that is open to the entire campus. This year…

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Young LQB Team Hopes to Live Up to Its Full Potential

The Wilmington College Lady Quaker Basketball team opens up the season on Friday November 17th at home versus the Mary Baldwin Fighting Squirrels at 6:00 PM. The Lady Quakers have a young, talented team and they hope they can lean on the leadership of their returning and experienced players. I think it has the potential to be a very, very good team. – Jerry Scheve, Head Coach Head Coach Jerry Scheve knows he has a young team but he believes this team has the potential to do some great things….

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What’s the Peace Corps Prep Program All About?

The Peace Corps Prep Program (PCPP) is a certified program that demonstrates competency in areas that the Peace Corps has identified as key areas for individuals who want to be successful in international volunteer work. The PCPP is for students who want to help others by volunteering abroad in a variety of countries. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate which can be used in resumes when applying for jobs or even graduate school. This program offers a competitive edge that will make any resume stand out. Dylan…

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Annual “No Offense But” Safe Place For Questions

This year Wilmington College is having its annual “No Offense But” Discussion hosted by BSI. This is an event where people are free to anonymously ask questions they would otherwise not be comfortable asking in public. Students can submit questions the weeks before during tabling at lunch and dinner. “It’s okay to ask questions especially if you do want to change the way you think or want better insight” – Chip Murdock  “It’s okay to ask questions especially if you do want to change the way you think or want…

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Out of the Dust and More: Books Revisited

Throughout the years of one’s life, there are many mediums that can affect someone’s life and their view on life. The number one media for me has been books. Everything from mysteries to fantasies, each one has taught me something about the world around me or myself. However, I find myself revisiting books I read in my adolescence more often than I could’ve imagined. These books are important to me because despite the time that has passed, the lesson I extracted from each page is everlasting. These books are important…

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Wands for Wildlife Drive Good for Health and Environment

SLEB will be hosting Wands for Wildlife drive at Wilmington College until December 4 to send mascara wands to North Carolina. Mascara only has a shelf life of three months once opened. If used for longer it could potentially lead to an eye infection due to the bacteria that grows on the brush. The wands will be used to help remove fly eggs and larva from the animal’s fur. They work well because the bristles are close together. They will be used to help small animals like ducks and rabbits….

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How To: Avoiding Homesickness during the Holiday Season

The Holidays are supposed to be a season full of cheer, love, family, and delicious food. It is about spending time with the people you love, cooking, laughing, eating, and being close. For students living on campus away from their family, this may not be the case. Rather than feeling the holiday cheer, students feel homesick because they are spending their holidays away from their family and friends, away from their normal traditions, and away from their childhood home. www.refreshedperspectives.com has nine ways for students not to feel homesick during…

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Senior Spotlight: Alicia Gifford and Andrew Hall

Alicia Gifford is a senior with a major in Criminal Justice and Political Science. In her time at Wilmington College, Alicia has been highly involved in Residential Life, Greek Life, and more. She has held many leadership positions, which includes an RA position in Denver her sophomore year, an employee for the Sexual Assault Hotline for two years, and the Vice President and now President of DTS Lil Sis. She has participated in three lobby trips to Washington D.C. through the school. Along with involvement on campus, Alicia had worked…

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Ally Drive Increases Campus Support for Spectra

On Friday November 3, Spectra had their first Ally Drive in Dining Rooms C & D. They talked about the importance of having allies in the community. Guest speakers Chip Murdock, Sue Lucas, and Emily Hale talked about about their experiences growing up being an ally and Sue and Emily talked about how much allies have helped them throughout their lives. Sue began with opening up about her struggle with being gay in such a closed-minded place. Opening up to her family and friends was like breaking through a brick…

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Internship Orientation by Career Services Today!

Career Services will be hosting an internship orientation on Wednesday, November 8, in Thomas Lounge for all students registered for an internship and for those interested in learning about the process. The internship program has undergone several new changes for this year, all of which will be covered in the meeting. The new platform is designed to help students acquire the tools and applications they need to find the job they want. Career Services Director Nina Talley describes the new process as having “more interaction with faculty, myself, and students….

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