DNA Discussion: The Kavanaugh Effect

The room was quiet as people of all different races, shapes, and sizes filed into the room, each person carrying their own facial expression as they prepared themselves for the discussion about to take place. These conversations are meant to be uncomfortable as they are primarily centered around topics that are not the easiest to discuss. The feeling in the room was tense nonetheless as it always seems to be when these conversations take place. When these conversations take place, it is not always easy to hear the other side.…

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Wilmington College Rallies Against Cancer!

This past Saturday, the annual Relay for Life event commenced on the Wilmington College campus. The committee, consisting of nine members and two advisors, did an amazing job facilitating and organizing this event. Kadie Grundy, the National Days and Philanthropy chair for the Service Leader Executive Board, was the leader on this massive project. Her committee consisted of: Anna Buck, Cody Martin, Ariana Riccardi (myself), Hannah Edge, Hannah Davis, Katie Hill, Laura Swinehart, and Tiffany Kim. The two advisors assisting Kadie were Keni Brown, the President of the Service Leader…

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Halloween, A History

Halloween. The time of year when pumpkins seem to take over and the nights get just a little bit spookier. In 2017, more than 179 million Americans took part in different Halloween celebrations, and for 2018, expects around 180 million. It’s safe to say that many people enjoy dressing up and having a little fun on All Hallows’ Eve. Halloween originated from the Celtic festival “Samhain.” This festival was celebrated to mark the end of a bountiful summer harvest and the beginning of the cold winter. Celts celebrated Samhain at this…

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A Student’s Toolbox

Many people say that a student has to put effort into failing in order to do so at Wilmington College. That is because there are so many resources on campus to assist students; the Student Resource Center (SRC) located in RCC has many tools and resources available to help students succeed. One such resource is the Quaker Writing Center. The mission of the Quaker Writing Center (QWC) is to support all students enrolled in all classes at Wilmington College at any point in the writing process as they complete any…

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A Close Look on Ohio’s Issue 1

On Nov. 6, 2018, the United States is holding the Midterm General Election. There are many issues that we, as voting Americans, will be facing during this upcoming election. And As Ohioans, we have several issues and candidates to choose from during this voting session. On the statewide ballot we have Issue 1 which focuses on reducing penalties for crimes of obtaining, possessing, and using illegal drugs. WHY TO VOTE YES ON ISSUE 1: Ohio spends roughly 1.8 billion dollars a year on our prison system and the inmates that…

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Thank God it’s “Fright”day

Wilmington Main Campus will be experiencing another time honor tradition – APB is hosting its annual “Fright Night” movie showing tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. in Dining Rooms C and D. This year, three movies will be featured back to back, each increasing in scariness as the night progresses. The initial movies selected are PG-13 rated “The Woman in Black,” R Rated “Demon House,” followed by the Found Film “The Taking of Deborah Logan.” These movies were chosen by the APB Board to spice up the event; however, APB potentially…

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There’s a New Place in Town

“Papsy’s Place” is a frozen yogurt and sorbet shop that just opened on West Main Street during mid-July. Unlike any other frozen yogurt place, Papsy’s Place allows you to purchase your cup before you serve yourself. $3 for a four-ounce cup, $5 for a ten-ounce cup, or $7 for a fourteen-ounce cup or homemade waffle cone; Papsy’s Place is quite affordable. The flavors available to choose from change regularly – they can range from pistachio to dragon-fruit sorbet. The first time I visited, mango tart was available and just recently,…

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Fall Visit Day Brings Potential Students

Wilmington College (WC) hosted a “Fall Agriculture and Equine Business Management Visit Day” where perspective WC students toured the campus and the farm, attended sessions on their potential field of study, and were able to ask questions to better understand the school. Joel Penhorwood from Ohio Ag Net spoke to three students: Shay Kramer, Morgan Fackler, and Kacey Burns. Each of them explained how great the “hands-on” experience is, how well it prepares you, and how active it makes a student in their field. Fackler said, “Since I am a…

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Serving Up Ways to Fundraise

On Oct.11, the Relay for Life Committee hosted another fundraiser as a precursor to “Paint the Campus Purple” week. The fundraiser was a sand volleyball tournament, and approximately eight teams were in attendance. The atmosphere at the event was thrilling; many people showed up to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The duration of the event topped two hours. In these few hours, both fun, playful remarks towards other teams and penguin dives were had by all. The competition was fierce, but in a positive, loving way. The Relay for…

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Like Your Voice, Your Vote Matters

It is important to realize that we are, in fact, born with certain unalienable rights in the United States of America. We are given the opportunity to voice our opinions loud and proud; we are given the right to own firearms; we are given the right to walk freely and not be held as slaves, and slowly but surely… every American citizen was given the right to vote in every, single American election. The right to vote came about after long battles between white males and, well, everyone else who…

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