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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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What’s the Peace Corps Prep Program All About?

The Peace Corps Prep Program (PCPP) is a certified program that demonstrates competency in areas that the Peace Corps has identified as key areas for individuals who want to be successful in international volunteer work. The PCPP is for students who want to help others by volunteering abroad in a variety of countries. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate which can be used in resumes when applying for jobs or even graduate school. This program offers a competitive edge that will make any resume stand out. Dylan…

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