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A Student’s Thoughts on the AmeriCorp Budget Loss

AmeriCorps NCCC is losing its budget soon. A generation of community service thrown out of the window because of our President who promised to ‘help’ America, somehow dissolving a federal program that promotes community service throughout the country doesn’t seem like help to me. AmeriCorps was an integral part of my life and many others. I spent 11 months with a team of 8 other individuals, I was able to travel to Vicksburg, Mississippi, Atlanta, Georgia, Sacramento, California, Fort Worth, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as all the…

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Be a #WCRAKtivist This Week

RAK week is soon approaching, starting February 11th and ending on the 17th, Wilmington College’s SLEB Board has planned some pretty stellar things in anticipation for the Nationally-Recognized Random Acts of Kindness Week, or RAK as it’s commonly known. Speaking with Keni Brown, President and go-to person for SLEB, she said, “This year brings a bigger feeling of hope.” She also noted that in the last few years she has been seeing significant improvement in the Random Acts of Kindness around Wilmington Colleges Main Campus. She is very eager to…

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New Leaders Set to Bring Fiery Passion for Volunteer Work

photo: students at the Quake spring of 2017, a service event hosted by SLEB The Service Leader Executive Board (S.L.E.B) has recently undergone some changes in staff, taking on an almost entirely new board save for the three returning members, Corenna Oeder, Jayme Mabry, and Emory Triance. The board has been filled with a new fiery passion to reach out into the community and help bring in excellent service projects to the people. Keni Brown, a three-year veteran of S.L.E.B and Junior at Wilmington, was elected president this year. While…

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2017 Greatest Movies, 2018 Upcoming Blockbusters

Movies can be good or bad or in between. There are comedies, horrors, romance, action, and so many more genres that it would take the entire length of this page to name. I am a movie connoisseur, I watch them all, and I love them equally. So here’s my list of 2017’s greatest movies to catch and an even greater list of 2018’s upcoming blockbusters to look out for. 1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Despite fan reviews this movie was a powerhouse of action, story and that great…

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9 Members Join the Native American Student Association

The Native American Student Association, or NASA, is the newest cultural group to grace Wilmington College with its presences. They’ve come out of the gate strong with an astounding 9 members total, as well as some ‘heavy hitters’ from the faculty, which include Stephen Potthoff, Steve Szeghi, and Chip Murdock. Jayme Mabry leads NASA as the president. She hopes to learn more about her own heritage and bring some Native American culture to the community. Jayme also mentioned that she is about 15% Cherokee with her heritage. Jayme talked about…

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Pets With a Purpose for WC Students

photo provided by Amber Walters Emotional Support Animals, or ESA’s for short, is a question I had fumbling around in my head for quite some time now. I’ve seen various students around campus with animals that are mostly dogs and a few cats as well as a weasel or ferret, I’m not sure which but who honestly knows the difference? (Disclaimer: It’s a ferret, which is a member of the weasel family). Seeing these animals around campus got me wondering, what are these things and why do students need them?…

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Movies In Review: Thor Ragnarok

Thor Ragnarok, the latest edition in the Thor trilogy, is a wonderfully funny, charismatic, colorful and exciting addition to the Marvel Cinematic mythos. If I wasn’t laughing throughout the entire movie, then I was on the edge of my seat watching the action unfold. If I wasn’t laughing throughout the entire movie, then I was on the edge of my seat watching the action unfold. Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as the beloved Asgardian Thor, along with his returning co-star Tom Hiddleston as Loki. The duo can be seen throughout…

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Balancing Student Life and Off-Campus Jobs

Work is hard. You have school work, homework, work work, so much work that the word work doesn’t even sound like an actual working word anymore. With so much work to do you’d think it’d be impossible for you or other students to have more work outside of school. Well of course you know that other students have off-campus jobs, otherwise why would I have written this article? Speaking with Shelby Griffith, a full-time employee of Tractor Supply Company AND an ambassador for Cooper Tires, she told me that on…

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Why I Ride My Bike 10 Miles to School

Riding bicycles has many benefits to offer, such as increased cardiovascular fitness, improved flexibility, weight loss and many more things to gain when going for a ride. Of course, to really see those changes on average you must ride a bicycle anywhere from thirty to forty minutes at a time which translates roughly to 15 miles and hour. However, those aren’t the only reasons I ride my bicycle. For one it saves me a ton of money when I don’t have to fill my gas tank up every week just…

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The Best Places to Milk your Student Discount Online

Are you like me, in that you really love to buy unnecessary things, especially over the Internet? And isn’t it always better to buy those things with a discount? Well lucky for you, you’re in college, meaning that you are entitled to a huge discount on almost everything! You better make use of your discount while you can, another opportunity like this won’t come along until you’re too old to care. Microsoft Office: For those of you with your own laptops and personal computing tablets etc. Microsoft is offering you…

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