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¡Pura vida! Pure Life!

On May 17, 2018, a flight will depart from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, and I will be on it. This plane ride will be one that I will hold close to my heart for years to come; it will be a time I will often reflect on. This is the first time I will ever leave country. I am leaving the country to study abroad for one month in Cartagena, Colombia. A few days ago, I received my homestay information and, for the first time, the trip felt real….

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The Quake: Flock To Service

This Saturday, April 28th, the Student Leader Executive Board (SLEB) will be hosting “The Quake.” One might find themselves pondering the question, “what is the Quake?” If you do find yourself pondering this question, do not fret. The Quake is a student-initiated service project where students will be placed at tremor sites and help businesses throughout the community. This experience allows students to hone in on Wilmington College’s Quaker value of Service and Civic Engagement. Volunteers will be placed into small groups, led by SLEB board members, and they will…

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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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