WC students raise awarenes for homeless shelter

Students build cardboard houses to live in for the night to help raise awareness for homelessness. From left to right are Corbin Hellwarth, Megan McDonough, and Morgan Smith. Victoria Burcham Staff Writer One hundred eighty students slept in homemade cardboard houses for the Annual Cardboard Village on Friday, Sept. 23.  Behind the Center for Service and Civic Engagement building, different organizations constructed their own houses made of cardboard boxes, duct tape and assorted construction materials to raise money and awareness for homelessness in the area. The event started at 8…

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WC celebrates homecoming

Victoria Burcham Staff Writer Last weekend was Wilmington College’s Homecoming. The theme was “Escape to Paradise.” Many festivities, such as a banner contest, bonfire, and dance, took place on campus. The banner contest was judged by Student Government Association. The winner was the Aggies with a pig, sheep, and cow playing on the beach with the banner “WC Aggies: Everyday is Paradise down on the farm.” Runner-up was the cheerleading team. The banner portrayed the squad cheering on a beach with a sand castle. “My favorite was definitely the Aggies,” said…

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Homecoming weekend approaches

Whitney Anderson Staff Writer As the Wilmington College Homecoming quickly approaches, Student Government Association (SGA), Activities Programming Board (APB) and Resident Student Association (RSA) are preparing an escape from the ordinary. This year’s theme “Escape to Paradise,” is in full effect. It kicked off yesterday with Mud Volleyball at 4:30 p.m., sponsored by the Student Alumni Association (SAA). On Saturday, the Fightin’ Quakers will play Muskingum College at 2 p.m. During halftime witness the induction ceremony for the members of the 2011 Wilmington College Athletic Hall of Fame. After the…

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Wilmington Greeks are excited for fall pledge season

Joshua Shell Staff Writer In less than a week, Wilmington College Greeks will hold their annual fall pledge seasons. Since freshmen are not eligible to pledge, unless they have 12 hours of post-secondary credit, the new pledge classes should mostly consist of upperclassmen. However, the lack of difference in age does not phase chapter actives. Some newly initiated members have yet to see what goes into a successful traditional pledge season, but are still excited none-the-less. “I’m pumped” said Tyler Baker, a sophomore member of Gamma Phi Gamma. “This will…

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Bed bugs discovered in the commons

Mackenzie Potter Staff Writer The rumors were true – bed bugs took up temporary residence in the apartments in the Campus Commons. There was a case of bed bugs in the Commons two weeks ago, according to a campus-wide email from Sigrid Soloman, dean of students. Campus officials informed the students of the Sept. 16 extermination after an article on the bugs appeared in last Thursday’s edition of the Wilmington News Journal. This issue was taken seriously according to assistant dean of students for housing and residence life, Michael Allbright.…

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Bored much?

Sahe Wright Staff Writer Ever find yourself sitting in your dorm room watching reruns of “Good Times” because you’re bored and have nothing to do? Well the Activities Programming Board (APB) has something planned for you. APB is a Wilmington College student organization, committed to creating unique activities, lifetime experiences and lots of fun for the students of Wilmington College. For the past 29 years, APB has saved many students from the jaws of boredom with many activities such as exclusive field trips, talent shows, guest appearances, and video game tournaments. Last…

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YMCA fitness programs available to WC students

Victoria Burcham Staff Writer Fighting off the “Freshman 15” is much easier if you install yourself into one of the many programs the Clinton County YMCA has to offer. As a Wilmington College Student, you are able to access the facilities and most programs for free. The YMCA is located on campus, attached to Hermann Court, within walking distance from the residence halls. “We have Wilmington College interns working on developing programs,” said Greg Law, YMCA director. The Clinton County YMCA offers personal training programs where students can individualize their…

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New coffee house opens on South Street

Megan McDonough Staff Writer For a college student rolling out of bed for an 8 a.m. class, searching for a place to study or relax, or just needing an evening pickup when cramming for finals, a good cup of coffee can be just what the doctor ordered. Wilmington College students now have a place where they can fill that subscription.  South Street Coffee House is located just off of campus, on the corner of Main and South streets.  The shop is filled with couches, armchairs, and the aroma of coffee.…

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WC organizations can help local food kitchen

Megan McDonough Staff Writer If someone has driven by Sugartree Ministries anytime recently, one of the first things noticed is probably the bright blue sign outside that says, “We Need Food!” Sugartree Ministries is a multi-functioning Christian ministry in the heart of Wilmington.  It provides food in Our Father’s Kitchen, a soup kitchen and free store; offers church services; runs a coffee shop and hosts concerts.  Jeff Tewksbury, Sugartree’s assistant director, says that “the soup kitchen serves hot meals to 100-150 people a day and provides free groceries to 200-300…

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Read & Seed program sprouting up on campus

By Mackenzie Potter Staff Writer Through a partnership with WC campus-based Grow Food Grow Hope, the local Read & Seed program is going places, literally. Read & Seed is a free program designed specifically for preschool children that takes place on the last Saturday of every month. During the event, children gather in various places on the Wilmington College campus, as well as in the classrooms of preschools throughout the community, where they are taught the importance of organic food growth through stories and hands-on activities. And this year, they’re…

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