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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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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Cold Weather Have You Down?

Seasonal depression is a very real thing that can affect people when the cold, rainy, and wintery months come to visit us; the miserable weather can be detrimental to your overall outlook on life. If you are one of the people who know this demon all too well, there are ways to try and conquer seasonal depression. Access to Light and Sun: Light therapy boxes give off light that mimic sunshine and can help in the recovery from seasonal depression. The light from the therapy boxes is brighter than regular light…

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College Offers Unique Museum Trip

The Wilmington College Office of Diversity and Inclusion is taking their annual cultural museum trip to Washington D.C. on Dec. 12 through Dec. 14. The museums to be visited include: the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the Newseum. Chip Murdock (right), director of Multicultural Affairs at Wilmington College, said, “Each museum makes you a feel a certain kind of way; each takes your breath away in a different aspect.” The total cost for…

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It’s a Mad World

On August 29, Nicolin Haines had an art gallery opening in the Harcum Art Gallery at Wilmington College to display his collection of pieces titled “Madnormality.” Haines has been making art in all forms since 2010, but it was not until his sophomore year of college that he realized clay was his calling. In Haines’ artist statement he says, “The title, ‘Madnormality’, suggests a proliferation of mutations on an extreme or wild capacity. Through an exploration of construction techniques, I have found new (repetitive) forms upon which to experiment in…

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Out of Luck Saving a Buck?

YAY! We are finally back for another year of school, and as we all know… college is expensive. Sometimes it is difficult to manage money – our impulses get the best of us, and we are continuously “treating ourselves.” So, to help everyone out… below are a list of fantastic college discounts and some easy ways to save money. Spotify Premium: I used to use Apple Music until about one week ago. I loved how easy it was to use and how cheap it is, but then I heard that…

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What Time is it? Summertime! We’re on Staycation!

An increasingly popular and fun vacation is the stay-at-home-vacation or the “staycation.” Staycation is a fancy term for spending your time off at home. As college students, we work all summer to save for the upcoming school year; however, we need a break, and we definitely like to have fun. Below are ten things to do over the summer that are cheap or free! Get the bike out. There are thousands of miles of dedicated bike trails. Go for a ride. Go shopping.  Make a trip to your local mall. Window…

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Taking Extra Steps to Make Students Feel Safer and Empowered

There was a self-defense class on April 24 from 5-7 in the QRC gym. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Wilmington College has been hosting various events to spread awareness on the topic. In today’s society, it is beneficial to know how to defend yourself against an attacker. Karmiela White said, “I felt like sexual assault awareness month was a really great time to put on this event. The problem starts with the perpetrator obviously, but it is nice to have tools under your belt in case you are…

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Security Camera Debate Occurring Among Students

Recently there has been a string of vandalism toward student cars on campus. Many students are adamant that the college needs to put up security cameras pointed toward parking lots. Student posts on the WC app have even led President Jim to join the conversation. The original post by Tylor Cooper sparked the debate.   Other students have shared testimonies regarding their cars being vandalized. The dilemma has also sparked debate on proper uses of the app and ways in which students can create positive change. Jim issued responses to several…

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Sometimes It’s Okay to Skip

Two weeks ago, I did something that I’m entirely against… skipping class and showing up late to work. I have skipped four classes in my two years as a student at WC. I have never understood the students who can skip class after class in good conscience. However, I concluded that skipping would not kill me, and I went to a concert in Columbus instead. I realized taking time for myself and interacting with my world outside of academics was just as important. I realized taking time for myself and…

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