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Fourteen Tips for Acing Finals Week

It’s happening everyone! The semester is almost over! This may be an exciting time for some because that means sunshine, vacation, and summer, but before you get too excited, we need to get through finals first. You may be thinking, “Oh God, how am I supposed to do this??” but don’t worry, www.huffingtonpost.com has some tips for you!   Take advantage of school events! – Don’t forget about late-night breakfast, later hours in the library, and having a break at the Paint Party! Exercising – Exercise is the perfect way…

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Eight Tips for Move-Out Day

Many of Wilmington College’s campus is filled with students that live on campus. For the lucky students that commute and don’t have to worry about moving out, we envy you. Not only is it that time of the year where we are stressing about the many assignments, finals, and projects, but on top of everything we are starting to stress about how we are going to move out of our dorm rooms. So, if you are a studentthat is worried about how they are going to move out almost eight…

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The History of Our Favorite Easter Traditions

Growing up, Easter was a holiday where families would come together in their best clothes, attend church, search for Easter eggs, and open baskets filled with jellybeans, chocolate, toys, and other candies. This is the tradition for most families, but have you ever thought about where these traditions originated? https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/easter-symbols gives us the history of the Easter basket filled with candy, the Easter bunny, Easter eggs, and the traditional Easter candy. The Easter Bunny The idea of the Easter Bunny was brought over by the Germans when large groups immigrated…

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Student Reflection: Tour of the Clinton County Jail

photo taken by Randy Sarvis On Thursday, March 22nd, Wilmington College’s Corrections class went to the Clinton County Jail. This included a tour of the facility and any questions the students had, answered and led by the Lieutenant and Captain. We started out the tour in the holding area, where the police would bring in the people that were being booked into jail. In this area, the inmates were searched, showered, and asked questions to learn about who they were and their past history, especially whether they were in other…

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After Visiting Lebanon Correctional Institution: A Student’s Thoughts

  On Tuesday, March 27th, Wilmington College’s Corrections and Juvenile Justice class took a tour in the Lebanon Correctional Institution. My initial reaction to the idea of the tour was fear, but after stepping into the facility and meeting some of the staff members, my fear began to diminish. I was overwhelmed with how relaxed the environment was. The staff members were not only relaxed and welcoming toward our group but relaxed to the inmates as well. In my first article, I mentioned that prisons were dark, depressing, and empty,…

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Fear of Visiting Prison for the First Time: A Student’s Thoughts

An opinion piece with a follow-up story coming next week! My corrections class was given the opportunity to go to the Lebanon Correctional Facility in Lebanon, Ohio. My first reaction was fear. I see how the movies and TV shows present prisoners and prison facilities. The prisoners are hard, starting fights, starting riots, and being rowdy to anyone unfamiliar. The facilities are locked, dark, depressing, empty, filled with life but lacking the qualities of a home. As a woman, a group of men can insight fear, but entering a prison…

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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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