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Students Paint a Source of Light for the Cape May Community

On Saturday, April 7, the Student Leader Executive Board (SLEB) hosted a service project titled “Paint A Canvas.” Students and faculty members were invited to paint an inspirational quote or warm picture on a canvas that will be delivered to the Ohio Living Cape May Retirement Community. The idea was developed to bring a source of light into the lives of the residents that live there. This gesture will allow them to have a painting made especially for them this spring. Thirteen volunteers were in attendance, which amounted to thirteen beautiful…

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Peace Corps Prep Program Presents Food Night

Come one, come all. On April 11, 2018 the Peace Corps Prep Program (PCPP) will be hosting a food night immediately before Peace Trivia. The club will be hosting several more food nights and each night will spotlight a different culture. Next Wednesday, the culture being spotlighted is India. Indian Cuisine will be provided by Taste of India, a restaurant in Lebanon that specializes in Indian cuisine. President of the PCPP, Ellyse Herr, shares, “We will be serving various types of naan, three different selections of curry, and a lot…

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Students Lobby for a Just Immigration System in D.C.

photo: Students of Wilmington College lobbying to their representative Every spring, students from a variety of backgrounds venture to the heart-stirring city, otherwise known as Washington D.C.. On this journey, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) teaches young adults how to lobby their representatives using moral arguments and cold hard facts. This year, SLW occurred March 17 to 20 to fight for a just immigration system. This year’s trip was organized by a Wilmington College student who is dedicated to making a positive change. Emma Marks, a Political Science…

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Upcoming “Chip Trip” Focused on Civil Rights

On Friday, March 9, a group of Wilmington College students will embark on a trip over spring break to obtain more knowledge about the Civil Rights movement. On this trip, the students will be visiting several places in Georgia and Alabama: The Center for Civil and Human Rights (Georgia), Atlanta Aquarium (Georgia), Martin Luther King Center (Georgia), Tuskegee University (Alabama), Rosa Parks Museum (Alabama), Pettus Bridge (Alabama), and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Alabama). These adventures are often called “Chip Trips” because they are led by Chip Murdock, director of…

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Spring Lobby Weekend: What is it and Why is it Important?

Spring Lobby Weekend (SLW) is an opportunity for students to learn how to be effective change-makers in society. The weekend takes place over spring break and allows students, no matter their major, to engage in promoting a peaceful solution in Washington D.C.. Each year there is a different topic the students lobby on and this year it is immigration. Kelly Johnson, a freshman Social Justice Advocacy major from Massachusetts, shares, “Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we take action to make sure the people we have elected into…

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Movie Review: The Post

Directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg, the movie The Post lives up to critics high expectations. The movie takes place during the Nixon administration and flashes back and forth from Washington, D.C. to New York City. The movie follows a woman named Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep), the first female publisher of a major newspaper… The Washington Post. Not only did the movie have prodigious content, it also had a list of very well known actors. Starring as the executive editor, Ben Bradlee, of The Washington Post was the award winning…

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First Annual Lip Sync Battle Showdown

photo: Chyann Martin (right) and Sarah Streets (left) On Wednesday, January 24th, the Activities Programming Board held an epic lip sync battle in Pyle. Students could perform individually or as a small group. At first, some students were hesitant to give it a gander, but after a few brave souls led the way everyone was making their way up to the stage. Chyann Martin, a freshman Exercise Science major from Columbus, shared, “I wanted to get up there and have fun with my best friend.” When asked if she would do…

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Model Arab League Course Provides Insight Into the World

The Model Arab League (MAL) is a diplomatic leadership program designed to give college students insight on the Middle East and Arab world. Students are assigned delegations and roles within those delegations. These roles help students strengthen their leadership, public speaking, and critical thinking skills. At Wilmington College, Professor of Political Science, Dr. Marlaina Leppert-Wahl, offers the course to students. A conference is held annually at different colleges across Ohio. This year the conference will be held at Shawnee State University from February fifteenth to the seventeenth. Karlie Payton, a…

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The Ultimate Guide for Buying Holiday Gifts

The holiday season is slowly approaching which leaves college students aghast. As students, we have a ton of things to worry about this time of year. Finals are creeping up on us, papers need to be typed, books need returned, and studying needs to be done. The last thing on our mind is Christmas shopping for our loved ones back home. Even when we get around to perusing the shelves we tend to have insufficient funds, but do not fret, there are a number of reasonably priced items for each…

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International Club Shares Cultures through Food

pictured: Marissa Johnson, representing food from South Korea On Tuesday, November 14, the International Club held their annual festival in the McCoy room of the Kelly Center. The festival was made up of different dishes, presented by international and American students, from various countries around the world. The goal of the International Festival was to try and make Wilmington College students more aware of the world around us. Several countries were represented at the festival. Denmark, Sweden, South Korea, and Italy were just a few. Marissa Johnson, a sophomore member…

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