This Month in History: October 14th, 1066

The Battle of Hastings You may have heard of the Duke of Normandy, but did you know that in this month in the good old year of 1066, he successfully defeated the very last Saxon king of England and won the Battle of Hastings? That Saxon king, named Harold Godwinson, was crowned shortly after the death of Edward the Confessor in January of the same year. Just after crowning, he faced invasions by the Normans, the Norwegians, and even his own brother! The odds seem unfortunately stacked against poor Harold.…

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Easy Ways to Go Green

We encounter plastic use throughout our entire day. We use plastic water bottles, shampoo bottles, body wash bottles, tv remotes, hair clips, toothbrushes, trash bags, the list is truly endless. Over the last ten years, we as a species have produced more plastic than during the entirety of the previous century. It fills our oceans and landfills and breaks down at a prolonged rate; estimates for plastic degradation at sea has been ranged from 450 to 1,000 years. It is essential to keep Earth clean so that generations to come…

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What’s Black and White and Nothing More?

“Zero Shades of Grey” is a program that states that sexual assault is black & white with no space in between. Throughout the process of overcoming sexual assault, there are three stages. Stage one is being the victim. Stage two is being a survivor. Stage three is becoming a creator. The three stages are important for the victim to become free from what has been holding them back because sexual assault is something that can hinder a person from living their life. An interesting fact to consider is 78% of…

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One Moment in Time Becomes One Movement in History

On Oct. 6, 2018, the Women’s March organized an event with the hashtag “Cancel Kavanaugh.” This march was formed on the premise surrounding the sexual assault allegations towards Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States. A little background information on the judicial processes in the United States: Nominees who are appointed and confirmed to the Supreme Court serve a lifetime term. This time frame differentiates greatly from any other political appointment in any aspect. The appointment of Brett Kavanaugh appeared to be contraversial due…

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Westheimer Peace Symposium Discusses Issues at Home

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, Wilmington College hosted its annual Westheimer Peace Symposium. For most students, it was a day off to catch up on homework and sleep, but for our new freshman and a few upperclassmen, it was a day of eye-opening experiences and learning. This year’s topic, chosen by the Westheimer Peace Symposium Committee (composed by Tanya Maus, Elizabeth Haines, Michael Snarr, and Wendy Grab), was the opioid epidemic currently sweeping the United States. First, opioids are usually a prescribed drug from a doctor for the treatment of…

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College Offers Trip to Costa Rica

Wilmington College is offering a study-and-service trip to Costa Rica from May 14-22. There is a possibility that credit can be earned for TR330G. Some highlights of the anticipated trip include: visiting an orchard farm, hiking Santa Elena Cloud Forest, and traveling through the Tilaran Mountain Range. Dillon Davidson, a Wilmington College graduate who went on a previous trip, said, “Visiting Costa Rica was such a moving experience and everyone should get to experience a trip like this.” The total cost for the trip is $2,195. A 50% deposit is…

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It’s the Most “Spooky”ful Time of the Year

Halloween, a time for tricks and treats, scary movies, sweaters, and volunteering! This upcoming fall, during the spookiest season of all, the Wilmington Park Services Department will be hosting their annual Trunk-or-Treat, and as always, Wilmington College will be there to lend a helping hand! Trunk-or-Treat allows for a controlled, safe setting for fang-tastic festivities, and serves as a great way to form a better community in Wilmington. Businesses and other individuals park their vehicles in a parking lot and pass out candy to children and other participants. There are…

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Individuals: They’rrre Great!

On Sept. 17, 2018, Jason Dixon came to Wilmington College to talk to students about taking care of themselves and empowering his audience to think, “I’m kind of a big deal” about themselves. During his presentation, Dixon talked about how telling yourself “you are important” helps with prioritizing your life and what is most important to you. Realizing that you are a big deal is where it all starts. A freshman who attended the event said, “The ‘Greatest Coach’ speech was very entertaining yet informative with a touch of inspiration.”…

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