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Being Single Doesn’t Have to Suck

Raise your hand if you, as a single person, have been personally victimized by the fall weather. That’s right. Fall is here. The weather is getting chilly, the boots have made their annual reappearance and everyone just wants to drink cider and watch scary movies. It’s an inherently cuddly time of year. Exciting, right? Every year, at the change of the season, Twitter is afflicted by what I like to call SSPS: Sad Single Person Syndrome.   We all sit around and look at each other’s social media and get…

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Why College Students Have to Stop Taking the L

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] love Twitter. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Twitter. I think the rise of the 140 character joke is literally generation-defining. Twitter has given antijokes and dark humor a whole new playground… and our generation is so here for it. But for every pro there must be an equal and opposite con, right? With this dark humor has come a concerning trend of hapless negativity among college students. This attitude that everything in life is just kind of bad and there’s nothing to be done about…

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Freshie Fix: Going, Going, Gone… Green

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]eing a college student is a good excuse to do a lot of irresponsible things. Wear your pajamas to class? Who cares, you’re in college! Eat mac and cheese for breakfast? Do it, you’re in college! Stay up all night cramming instead of studying when you were supposed to? Just part of the college experience! But whether we like it or not, eventually we’re gonna have to enter the real world. And in the real world, we have to more careful about taking care of the planet we live on….

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Spring Lobby Trip: An Inside Look

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here are two things in life that you can always count on being worse than you ever imagined: public speaking and charter buses. I knew this before signing up for the WC Spring Lobby Trip. I also knew that this trip would probably entail both of those things. Yet I still allowed my professors and friends to talk me into going. Now, with a couple weeks between me and the trip and with the clarity of hindsight, I can say, without a doubt, that it was one of the best…

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WC Takes DC: Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 Spring Lobby Weekend

Michael Snarr, political science professor and director of the Honors program at Wilmington College, loves to tell the story of the time an admission counselor at a college he and his son were visiting boasted that their program offered a chance for students to go on state lobbying trips. While this is probably a great opportunity for those students, Snarr had to chuckle. He’s been lobbying for years in Washington, DC with WC students and his kids have been accompanying him since they were little. To some people, this might…

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Freshie Fix: Valentine’s Day

[dropcap]V[/dropcap]alentine’s Day is just around the corner. For some, that means excitement and romance. For others, it means one more day to get through before you can get some seriously marked down Ferrero Rocher. Either way, love is in the air. Here’s how to make your on-campus Valentine’s Day count.  Don’t only celebrate if you’re in a relationship!   Valentine’s is all about love and love definitely doesn’t require that you have a S/O. Hug your friends, call your mom or buy yourself a pizza. Love on yourself and the…

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Wilmington Has No Chill

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]aby, it’s cold outside. Like, leaving A/P is so miserable I want to cry except I don’t want to risk my tears freezing to my face. Okay, so maybe your tears won’t actually freeze, but it’s still cold enough that it’s important to wrap up warm before you brave the cross-campus journey. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep you safe and happy when the weather has no chill. See what I did there? 1.) Know what you’re getting into. Like a boy scout, prepare yourself. Don’t let…

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Water Polo Experiences Success at Wilmington College

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you asked someone on the street what water polo is, you probably wouldn’t get much of an answer. To most people, water polo is one of those sports you see on the Olympics, but isn’t actually played by anyone you know. Your knowledge might extend to the fact that the players all wear funny little hats and that it looks sort of like soccer, but in a pool and with Speedos. Realizing all of this, it might surprise you to learn that we have our very own water polo…

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Freshie Fix: How to Keep the Freshman Fifteen from Eating You Alive

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s over halfway through the semester and you’re probably starting to notice that college life is changing you. Maybe you’re trying new things! Maybe you’re accepting new ideas and ways of life! Maybe you’re making new friends! And (on top of all of those wonderful things) maybe you’re noticing that your jeans just a little tighter than they were before. Let’s face it, eating in a dining hall every meal of every day can take its toll. But there are ways to make your diet healthier, including nutritious options while…

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Freshie Fix: How to Have a Great Weekend (Without All the Headache)

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s hard to believe that it has been half of a semester since freshmen arrived on campus. Time has flown by…especially the weekends. For some people the weekend is all about football; for others, it’s time to catch up on homework; and for most, it involves a lot of partying. At this point, you’re probably just celebrating that you’ve survived these first six weeks.  Whether you’re a partier or not, it’s hella important to be smart this (and every) weekend. Here’s a few tips on how to keep you and your…

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