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 give the lamb and goats feed, water, and hay. They also perform a basic check on the soon-to-be moms to make sure animals are not close to starting the birthing process. Freshman Cierra Rhoads said,…

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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 College, students are required to make a “four-year plan.” They map out the general education courses, major, and possible minor courses. If a student has a demanding double major and general education requirements, they have…

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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, “I encourage students to attend first of all, for the educational purpose of hearing music unfamiliar to them.” The late Robert J. Haskins, Professor Emeritus of Music, established the Collegium Musicum (musical colleagues) at Wilmington…

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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 a food committee meeting where students can go and input their opinions. “I can never do my homework because the Wi-Fi is always down.” As Sue Reynolds explains on the app, email the IT Help…

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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 eye opening to be part be part of a college that shares so many different viewpoints. I did not grow up around different opinions and it has helped me grow as an individual.” One of…

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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 my father did and do much more.” He now grows a wide variety of crops including: gooseberries, peaches, blackberries, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, bell peppers, and much more. He also grows 35 acres of pumpkins, squash, and…

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Halter Breaking: WC Students Versus Cattle

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ilmington College (WC) freshmen spent the past three weeks “halter breaking” calves at the college farm. The purpose of the experience was to learn how to alter livestock behavior through traditional and humane methods. WC Professor Monte Anderson, Professor Harold Thirey, and Farm Manager Randy Gerber developed a set of guidelines for the students to follow and goals for them to reach during this process. Students were only allowed to work three hours a week, but could work an extra two hours for bonus points. However, students cannot work more than…

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Four Walls and Steeple Don’t Make the Person

The number of people becoming unaffiliated with religion is rising, especially among millennials. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2007, 16.1 percent of the United States population was unidentified or unaffiliated with a religious group. In 2014, just seven years later, that number had grown to 22.8 percent. In the same time frame, there has been a large decline in those who identify as Mainline Protestants. Stephen Potthoff, professor of religion and philosophy at Wilmington College (WC), explains that the 1960s were a turning point in the decline of…

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WC Haunted Trail Success for Campus and Community

The Wilmington College Haunted Trail ran by the Collegiate 4-H with assistance from the Aggies was held on October 21 and 22. Explained by Margaret Kwiatkowski, “The Haunted Trail is actually a memoriam trail to Josh Keith, a previous member who started the trail. All the proceeds from both nights go to his memorial.” Collegiate 4-H starts planning in early September for this event. A month before the trail opened, Collegiate 4-H opened up committees for the trail: scarers, registration, concessions, parking/security, and step-up/tear down crew. The Haunted Trail is…

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Stop Putting Down Education Majors

Editorial by Grace Barger Growing up in a house where my mom is a teacher, I learned a lot about the educational system and its many benefits and pitfalls. When I first told my mom, a Wilmington College Alumni, that I was going to be a teacher, she told me “I hope you’re joking. The politics in education are a joke.” Being an education major means getting remarks such as: “You will not make any money.” “Good luck getting a job in that field.” “You’re only going to be a…

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