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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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Fall Activity Suggestions for Small Town Wilmington

Fall is the perfect time to spend doing activities with friends. For Wilmington College students, it may seem like the only thing to do around town is go to Walmart, or eat at one of the few restaurants around. But, when you want to spend time with friends doing something fun, going to Walmart or eating doesn’t always seem like a blast. Luckily, fall is one of the few seasons where there is always something fun and outdoorsy to do. Katie’s Pumpkin Barn Katie’s Pumpkin Barn is located in Xenia,…

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WC Chorale Members Increase Substantially in Fall

The Wilmington College Chorale has always been a group that is small in number, but mighty in sound. Although having a small group of singers was an incredible experience, the choir began expressing a need for more members, especially men. This need has been fulfilled, with over 20 members this semester. Brandi James, a senior at Wilmington College, says, “Over these past few years, I’ve gotten accustomed to having a small choir family, but it’s a new year and a new day! Change is good! I’m super excited for all…

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Let Your Heart Sing! WC’s Chorale Concert

On Sunday, April 30, Wilmington College Chorale had its second concert of the year with a theme of “songs through the ages,” with pieces from many different time periods. The concert began at 7:30, with the first piece, “Keep Your Lamps.” Gina Beck, Wilmington College’s Chorale Director says, “They are small in number, but mighty in sound!” This semester the choir has worked extremely hard, meeting three times a week to learn the many different songs that Gina Beck, the chorale’s choir directed, had in store. With all the hard…

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Environmental Science: A Trip to the Cincinnati Zoo

On Tuesday, April 18, Kendra Cipollini’s Environmental Science class traveled to the Cincinnati Zoo for a field trip. This has not been the first field trip. Throughout the semester, the class has traveled to many places including the water treatment plant, the landfill, and next week, an organic farm. The purpose of these trips is to give the class an opportunity to see firsthand what we are learning about for that week. One student said, “I really enjoy going on the field trips with the class because it allows us…

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Easter Activities for fun with the whole family!

Easter Sunday is a day to spend with family, catching up, laughing, and eating tons of food. When the food is put away and everyone is beginning to relax, kids can become restless, wanting to play outside, or play games as a family. For the families that do not know what activities can be done with little preparation, www.familyeducation.com has ten fun activities for families to do on Easter. Egg and Spoon Race Jelly Bean guessing game- Guess how many jelly beans are in the jar, or guess the flavors…

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Easter is for college kids too!

When thinking of Easter, most people think back to when they were kids and they would wake up Easter morning to a basket filled with candy and toys. As children get older, their parents stop making Easter baskets, but may buy them other more practical gifts. Although college kids feel like grown-ups and do not like the idea of getting an Easter basket from their parents, deep down we all know they miss waking up on Easter morning to a basket full of gifts. But chances are, the last thing…

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