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The Witness Newspaper
  • 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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  • 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

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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

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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

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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

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