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Out of the Dust and More: Books Revisited

Throughout the years of one’s life, there are many mediums that can affect someone’s life and their view on life. The number one media for me has been books. Everything from mysteries to fantasies, each one has taught me something about the world around me or myself. However, I find myself revisiting books I read in my adolescence more often than I could’ve imagined. These books are important to me because despite the time that has passed, the lesson I extracted from each page is everlasting. These books are important…

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WC the first Midwest campus to pass a Refugee Support Resolution

Over the past weekend, Wilmington’s own Amnesty International Chapter attended the Midwest Regional Conference that was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While the whole group was not able to attend, five members drove and represented Wilmington and what the organization had accomplished on campus. On October 25th, Amnesty had officially passed a resolution on campus stating that Wilmington “declared its support for the resettlement of refugees no matter their religion, race, nationality or country, or origin…” With the Student Government Association’s (SGA) approval, Wilmington is the first campus in the Midwest…

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Interactive Passages Game Opens Eyes to Lives of Refugees

On October 10th, Wilmington College held their annual Westheimer Peace Symposium with the theme “Welcoming the Other.” The idea for the Symposium was to bring knowledge to students about all aspects of refugees and immigrants in hopes of making students more accepting. Classes were cancelled throughout the whole day and instead there were events around campus that students could attend. One of these events was called “Passages”, a game simulation in which students became refugees for three hours. Over the course of these three hours, students were placed into families,…

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Movie Review: Mountain Between Us

When two strangers find themselves stranded in sub zero temperatures after their plane has crashed, and no one has come for them, they embark on the journey of a lifetime. Through the multiple obstacles they both endure, the two stranger begin to discover abilities they never knew they had. Academy Award winning director Hany Abu-Assad captures the harsh reality of being trapped in a significantly less than ideal situation perfectly, although the movie could have used more action as it was depicted in the trailer. Instead, the movie was more…

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Annual Cardboard Village Approaching Quickly

On the 22nd of September, Wilmington College will be holding it’s annual Cardboard Village event next to the Boyd Cultural Arts Center from 8 p.m to 5 a.m. The idea of the event is to simulate what it is like to be without a home, something around 549, 928 people experienced on any given night in 2016 according to a study done by Project Home. “The main goal is to help as many people as we can realize the real difficulties homeless people in the community deal with every day…

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