No Offense But: Greek Edition

On November 19th, Wilmington Colleges Sigma Gamma Row Sorority Inc. chapter hosted a ‘No Offense But: Greek Edition’. No Offense But has historically been hosted by Wilmington’s Black Student Initiative (BSI) group as a way to have insight on various groups on campus essentially leading the college to become more accepting of one another. However, this time students would be able to ask question about Greek life, a world that can be full of mystery if you are not a part of it. For the entire week prior, students and…

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DNA Discussion: Where do you Stand when some take a Knee?

The energy in the room was slightly polarized as the Diversity In Action (DNA) team asked students and community members to sit on the side that represents their beliefs. The discussion was titled “Where do you stand when some take a knee?” alluding to Colin Kaepernick’s controversial protest on the football field. As the event began to take off, co-hosts Kelly Johnson and Steve Broussard asked each side to explain why they agreed with that particular stance. One of the main arguments coming from the “Against kneeling” side was that…

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Music Review: Khalid’s EP “SunCity”

In 2016, Khalid broke the charts with his hit single “Location”, not long after this song hit the ears of young adults across the globe, his debut album American Teen came to be. Since then, he has collaborated with artists such as: Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, and Fifth Harmony member, Normani. Although the Suncity EP that dropped on October 19 covers some of the same ground as American Teen, Khalid shows listeners a wider range of sounds in every song, from the upbeat spanish over a reggaeton-lite beat of the…

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Wilmington College Takes on Grand Rapids, Michigan at NACA Conference

Musical comedians, spoken word poets, magicians, and musicians alike gathered to put on a three day showcase for students of higher education. Over the past weekend, students traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan to attend the Midwest position of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) regional conference. Wilmington College students have attended this conference in the past and encourage students to go and experience different talents they could potentially bring back to campus. Every year, students from institutions all across the midwest gather at a convention center to watch different…

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DNA Discussion: The Kavanaugh Effect

The room was quiet as people of all different races, shapes, and sizes filed into the room, each person carrying their own facial expression as they prepared themselves for the discussion about to take place. These conversations are meant to be uncomfortable as they are primarily centered around topics that are not the easiest to discuss. The feeling in the room was tense nonetheless as it always seems to be when these conversations take place. When these conversations take place, it is not always easy to hear the other side.…

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Like Your Voice, Your Vote Matters

It is important to realize that we are, in fact, born with certain unalienable rights in the United States of America. We are given the opportunity to voice our opinions loud and proud; we are given the right to own firearms; we are given the right to walk freely and not be held as slaves, and slowly but surely… every American citizen was given the right to vote in every, single American election. The right to vote came about after long battles between white males and, well, everyone else who…

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Diveristy N Action Hosting Discussion on Confederate Flag

Two people can look at the Confederate flag and see completely different things. The Confederate flag has evolved over the decades to represent heritage, hate, patriotism, and racism. The meaning varies from person-to-person, the flag has been the cause of a great deal of controversy due to the use of it at white supremacy rallies. This is not the first time that the Confederate flag has been seen in the hands of those protesting against people of color – this is something that dates back to the 20th century. Wilmington…

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It Mattered in 2016, it Matters Now

Putting your name behind someone who caused one of the biggest controversies of 2016 is not the route most would choose; however, Nike risked it all when they made former 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, the face of the special 30th anniversary of their campaign, ‘#Justdoit’. Not only did Nike take a risk, but they refueled a conversation that was left unfinished in 2016 when Kapernick decided to kneel during the National Anthem as a way to protest racial injustice in America. When Kapernick had the idea to use his platform…

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Attitudes Change on Campus Thank to Random Acts of Kindness Week

Kindness is something that is preached from students and teachers alike. However, the actions that go along with these preachings can be few and far between. Since the average day for a college student consists of homework, sports, work, clubs, and more homework, the Service Leader Executive Board (SLEB) puts on an annual ‘Random Acts of Kindness Week’ (RAK) as a way to empower students to be kind to one another despite the varying hectic schedules. The idea for a Random Acts of Kindness week is a comes from a…

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BSI Plans To See Black Panther Movie, Milestone for African American Community

Guns, gangs, and violence are three themes typically seen in movies with an African American as the main character. However, Marvel precisely abandoned these themes when creating the highly anticipated Black Panther. Not only does the new superhero movie include a predominately African American cast, but also women essentially drawing in two very large crowds. Since this movie is such a milestone for the African American community, Wilmington College’s Black Student Initiative (BSI) thought it would be a good idea to attend a viewing of the movie as a group.…

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