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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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Have Treats, Not Tricks!!

Halloween night was always so much fun as a kid. Children walk around with their siblings and parents, dressed in cute costumes, collecting a variety of candies to fill their candy bags. The only downfall of Halloween night was walking up to a house with no candy, or a house with odd treats. According to http://www.eonline.com, here are a few ways to not disappoint on Halloween night. 1.People that are home need to pass out candy. 2. Decorate or turn on a light to let the trick or treaters now…

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A New Minor at Wilmington College: Race, Gender, and Ethnicity Studies

cover photo credit Randy Sarvis Recently there has been interest in having a major for topics related to gender studies, African American studies, and Latin American studies. Because of the small number of students interested in the topic, Wilmington College decided to put it all into one minor: Race, Gender, and Ethnicity Studies. Ursula McTaggart, the professor teaching the Intro course, says, “Initially, we saw that as a negative thing. However, now that I am teaching this class, I feel so lucky that we are forced to discuss race, gender, and ethnicity…

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How to Avoid Unhealthy Minds

Keeping a strong mental health in college is extremely important. Without it, depression and anxiety can set in causing everyday activities to become a challenge. Getting out of bed, eating regular meals, doing homework, spending time with friends and family, and most importantly taking care of yourself become a difficult task without a strong and healthy mind. According to www.uhs.umich.edu, here are ten steps to keep yourself and your mind strong. 1.Having self-confidence Loving one’s body and self, and doing activities that you would enjoy, create a confidence and kindness…

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DIY: Halloween Edition

With little space and money, college students have difficulty decorating for the holidays. Dorm rooms are already small enough, and adding different holiday decorations can make an already small dorm room, feel smaller. Although many college students have jobs, buying snacks and other supplies for college makes buying decorations seem non-important. Finding DIY door decorations can not only solve both problems, but it also makes a dorm room cute and unique for the holiday seasons. 1.The mummy door – fabric strips, google eyes, and tape 2. The bat door- tape…

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DIY: Dorm Room Edition

Living in a dorm room with one other person can be challenging when each of you has a year’s worth of stuff to put in one small room. Luckily, many dorm rooms already have some storage that is already built in, including desk drawers, shelving on the desks and even shelves built into the walls. Although this is helpful, most students need additional space. According to www.hercampus.com, there are ten ways to use the space that is already included in the dorm room and make it even better! According to…

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