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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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“Welcoming the Other:” Students Encouraged to Attend Westheimer Peace Symposium

The Westheimer Peace Symposium, as described by the Wilmington College website, “will focus on ‘the changing nature of war’ by illuminating the experiences of refugees who have come to the United States to escape violence and devastation in their home countries.” The Symposium will take place Tuesday October 10. Classes will be put off due to the event, however all Freshman at Wilmington College are required to go. Each year the Symposium chooses a topic to explore, and this year it will be “Peace and the Nature of War.”  This topic is…

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It’s Not Always Easy to Be a Commuter

Everyone knows a commuter student. You see them going to classes, reading at the library, maybe eating lunch at the Top. But you never see them walk into their dorm at the end of the day. Instead they have a pretty comfy bed at home, with their parents fixing food for them, and some much-needed animal interaction with their pets. Speaking with Kiona France, she told me that it has been difficult to connect with other students on campus. She would much rather have the other students come to her,…

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The Art and Soul Festival, the First of its Kind

As the first of its kind, The Art and Soul Festival, set up by the Main Street Wilmington Organization, hit off Saturday September 16th with a bang! Over 40 different kinds of vendors showed up to sell their wares, along with a few local food trucks. They showed off some cool art handcrafted by local artists, shared their work with the local people of Wilmington, and most importantly fed the people! If you couldn’t make it, sorry about your luck. However, according to WC’s own Chip Murdock, Director of Diversity…

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To Freshmen and Their OWLs, Summer Orientation Continues Its Impact

Summer Orientation. You loved it, you hated it, you didn’t care about it. Whatever your feelings on it were, it’s over now. You’ve settled into college life, either barely coping, or kicking the crap out of it. Go you, you’re awesome. However, at times when you feel you’ve made it, or even when life is getting you down, always make sure to look back at the past and see what kind of adventures you’ve already had. For many of you, ‘Summer O’ was the first step out of Mom and…

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