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The Witness Newspaper
  • SPECTRA Drag Show Coming Soon

    Wilmington College (WC) SPECTRA will be hosting their bi-annual Drag SPECTRAcular on Wednesday, March 22 at 9:09 in the Top. WC Professor and Spectra Advisor, Bonnie Erwin said, “Drag is important to SPECTRA because of the role that this kind of performance played in early Pride movements, but it’s also important in academic theories of

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  • Kava Haus: A Coffee Shop That Is More Than Just Coffee

    Kava Haus is a locally owned business that offers delicious coffees, teas, homemade pastries, soups and a wide variety of other delicious options. The owner of Kava Haus, Brad Heys, wanted to create a business that did not exist, a warm and inviting coffee shop. He described it as a “coffee shop that is more

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  • Field Placement Excitement

    Wilmington College (WC) freshmen in the education department began their first field placements last week. The students travel to local schools and observe teachers in order to learn different teaching techniques. WC Professor, Jim Boland said, “Research suggests that it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to master anything, teaching included. Field experiences give pre-service

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  • Why Organ Donation Is Important

    120,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant due to illnesses and only 48% of Americans are registered organ donors. Wilmington College freshman and Ohio Organ Donor Ambassador Aryn Copeland said, “Organ donation is so important because I truly believe we are here to help others.” “Organ donation is so important because I truly believe

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  • WC Freshmen Care for Newborn Lambs

    Wilmington College freshmen are participating in lamb and goat watch this month to understand the process of birthing and basic lamb and goat care. Students take shifts for two days for feeding in the morning and evening. Students go to the farm at 6:40 in the morning and 5:00 in the evenings. While feeding, they

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  • No Room For Error, Full Schedules and Switched Majors

    Students are put to the test each day in college, where there is pressure to be the best and make the most out of the money and four years put into their education. By doing so they need to make sure there is no room for errors in their plans. In freshman global classes at Wilmington

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  • Wilmington College Holiday Concert, Tradition Since 1978

    Sunday December 4, Wilmington College’s (WC) annual Holiday Concert occurred in Hugh Heiland Theater in Boyd Cultural Arts Center. WC’s chorale, directed by Gina Beck sang a wide arrangement of carols, traditional spirituals, and pop Christmas songs. There were solos sung by WC students who are taking lessons with the director. WC Music Professor Liz Haskins said,

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  • Common Complaints and their Resolutions

    Common complaints heard by students around campus and the simple resolutions. “The food at the TOP is disgusting.” Sodexo has said they are always looking for suggestions to better the food quality or for new meal idea. They have comment cards by the ice cream machine that they read and respond to. There is also

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  • WC Celebrates the Power of Voting

    [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n November 8, Wilmington College (WC) Students celebrated the power of voting by having an Election Watch Party at The Top. Junior Emily Brautigam shared, “I came because I’ve been following the election very closely, and because of the free cup for the first 75 people who showed up.” Junior Alicia Gifford said, “It is

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  • Innovating in Agriculture with Local Farmer Jon Branstrator

    [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocal farmer, Jon Branstrator from Clarksville, Ohio came to speak to Corey Cockerill’s Intro to Ag Communications class on November 3 about being an innovator in agriculture. Branstrator’s farm has been in his family since 1821. He said his father practiced “traditional” farming methods—corn and soybean rotations. Branstrator said, “I wanted to break away from what

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