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“No Offense But” Panel Discussion Embraces Diversity

On Thursday, November 30, Black Student Initiative (BSI) hosted their annual “No Offense But” discussion in McCoy. They changed things up this year by making it a panel. They had people from Spectra, BSI, the Student Body, Athletics, Agriculture, Greek Life, International Club, and Latino Student Association represent on the panel. They plan to add more organizations into the next ones. The hosts of the event were Kelly Angevine and Lexi Mahaffa, with Chip Murdock as advisor of the event. Before they opened for questions, they let students know the…

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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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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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Fall Fashion on a College Budge

Looking for sweaters, cute boots, or just anything to bring together your fall look? Here’s some helpful ways to help you shop smart for fall. Thrift Stores and Inexpensive Clothing Stores Goodwill, Ross, and Bargain Hunt are examples of places were you can save more and buy more. We all want to rock the new fashion trends but how is that going to be possible with not much cash? You can easily make a look happen by shopping smart and paying attention to prices. You can find your fave shoes…

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DNA Discussion About Respecting the Flag

Tuesday, October 17, the DNA had a discussion about respecting the flag and what it has to do with the NFL. They had several guest speakers, retired veterans and teachers who taught at Wilmington. Those in attendance included Arc Brooks, the first multicultural affairs director, three retired veterans, and campus staff. “This is an organism not an organization. I feel like if we say it’s a club or group, not many people are going to want to be in it or feel included.” – Chip Murdock Chip Murdock, Advisor of…

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How To Glow On a Budget

Everyone who is all about makeup knows how hard it is to find the right shine for a good price. When you’re budget is extremely tight, it can be a nightmare trying to find good brands that sell good illuminating products. If you need some help, here are some good drug store and online products to checkout. Technic Get Gorgeous Highlighter and Bronzer Powder (prices vary from websites) This UK based brand can be found on Amazon and Ebay and cheap as $2.95. It blends easily and doesn’t smear throughout…

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Ally Drive for SPECTRA

Spectra is a campus safe space and organization dedicated to those in the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. They represent all gender identities and sexualities, including those who are questioning.  No one is turned away or left out. “Our goal is to spread positivity in the community on and off campus and create a safe place for discussion and inclusion of all,” says Secretary Emily Hale. Recently Spectra has been tossing around the idea of an Ally Drive on campus. This helps spread the word about the organization as well…

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Beauty Tips: Fenty, Rihanna’s New Beauty Line

In all things makeup, Rihanna released her beauty line early September and basically broke the internet. She put out various shades of contour/highlight sticks, shimmering highlight, pallets, lip gloss, foundation brush, and her famous foundations. Over 40+ shades from the lightest of light to the darkest of dark. She explains that she wanted to make everyone feel included. Most makeup brands usually have many shades of light foundations but very, very few dark. Many people have reviewed her products and no one is let down by her brand. Even people…

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Five Musicals to Watch as Suggested by a Theater Student

We can all admit we like to sing a little show toon every now and then. But sometimes we need something new and refreshing. Even if you belt out Hamilton lyrics or try to hit the one note from Sweeney Todd, you always want more. Here are some shows to check out next time you want to have a one man performance alone in your room. Wicked This musical is based off of the book Wicked: The life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. This tale is…

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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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