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Healthy Tips to Avoid the Cold and Flu

The winter season brings many things: freezing temperature, inches and inches of snow, a lack of sunshine, dreariness, the inability to go outside, and especially the cold and flu. It is important to know the best practices to keep yourself, and your dorm or apartment clean. www.cdc.gov gives six habits to do just that.Avoid close interactions – Keep contacts with sick people to a minimum and if you are sick, keeping a distance from others is important. 1.Stay home – Staying home helps to keep the people that could become…

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Valentine’s Day Special: Student Love Stories of Wilmington College

Growing up I’ve heard two different stories from people that went to college. They either met their best friend and life-long friend at their college or university, or they found the love of their life. Maybe even both. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve included some stories from students and past students of Wilmington College that found their partners while attending college. Lexi Mahaffa, a junior at Wilmington College, met Que after leaving her introduction to psychology class when he came up and asked her if he could write a…

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Valentine’s Day Gifts on a Budget

One of the many things that women pride ourselves on is our ability to successfully give gifts. Birthdays and Christmas, especially Valentine’s Day. We love being romantic towards our partners whether they appreciate it or not. Men on the other hand, always struggle, telling their friends, “My girlfriend is so hard to shop for!” While for some this is true, most appreciate all gifts, especially the simple ones. We see the love and thought put into the gift, not the money. The problem: men always think that women need extravagant…

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Dating on a College Budget

Being a college student is an expensive endeavor for most. This is the first time for many students that they are away from the financial help of their parents, and even with the help of a part time job, the finances of college can be tough, having to pay for books, groceries, and parking passes. After all the necessities of college, the idea of a perfect date sounds impossible with a lack of funds. Luckily for us, www.huffingtonpost.com gives us many ideas for the perfect, affordable, and fun date for…

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Why I Decided to Change My Major

When I first began my career as a Wilmington College student, I struggled with the decision of what major I would study. I kept telling myself that this was what I would be doing for the rest of my life, and that I needed to choose carefully. I had contemplated majoring in social work, psychology, and teaching. When I went to the accepted students program during my senior year of high school, I had decided about five minutes before someone would present my name and major that I would just…

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Wilmington College Students Respond to Questions about Holiday Plans

Thanksgiving break is a few days that students get to spend with family, with little stress, and no care in the world of what they have to do other than eating, laughing, and spending time with the people they care about. While this may seem like a great week, if you’re a college student, this is the time that professors pile on the projects, papers, and final assignments. For some students this may seem like a glimpse of what Christmas break will be like, but reality sets in when students…

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Dorm Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

When parents send their kids home with thanksgiving leftovers, they think that they are taking care of their children by giving them food to eat, knowing that they’re on such a tight budget. In reality, they are sending their children home with loads of thanksgiving leftovers because they have no idea what to do with all the leftover food. We think that we’re grateful for the food because it is not often we get home cooked meals, but what do we do three days in with an abundance of leftovers…

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How To: Avoiding Homesickness during the Holiday Season

The Holidays are supposed to be a season full of cheer, love, family, and delicious food. It is about spending time with the people you love, cooking, laughing, eating, and being close. For students living on campus away from their family, this may not be the case. Rather than feeling the holiday cheer, students feel homesick because they are spending their holidays away from their family and friends, away from their normal traditions, and away from their childhood home. www.refreshedperspectives.com has nine ways for students not to feel homesick during…

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Freedom Center Field Trip Provides Insight for Race, Gender and Ethnicity Course

On Thursday, November 2nd, Ursula McTaggart’s Intro to Race, Gender, and Ethnicity class went on a field trip to Cincinnati’s Freedom Center. The Freedom Center is located in the center of downtown Cincinnati and explains the many aspects of the underground railroad. Ursula says, “I chose the Freedom Center because of student interest and I think the history of southwest Ohio is important for the abolitionist movement. I also think it is extremely useful to see visual representations of the things we have been learning about regarding slavery in class.”…

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WC Chorale Music is Advil for the Soul

There have been many studies supporting the idea that music is beneficial to the body and mind in many ways. For people that struggle with mental illness, it is said that music is a way to destress a situation by decreasing a person’s anxiety and depression. According to http://www.lifehack.org, there are fifteen benefits that music provides: Happiness Helps with running Mental illness Improves insomnia Improves depression Helps with eating less – dim lights and soft music Improves mood while driving Helps with learning and memory Decreases anxiety before and after…

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