Upcoming Play to be Radiant

Every spring, Wilmington College puts on their annual play. Last year, Wynn Alexander directed “Early Dark,” a story about a young southern woman and man, the passion (or lack thereof) between the two, and the complications of their relationship. The play was very well received by its audiences, mostly due to the fresh faces that entered the Theatre Department. This year, Alexander has decided to direct “Radium Girls,” a smash hit in high schools and colleges nationwide as well as a successful documentary on Amazon Video. The show brings attention…

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“Little Shop of Horrors” Reflection

In high school, participating in the production of a play or musical was never my cup of tea. In fact, I wasn’t as involved in high school extra-curriculars as I am in college ones. But that change happened because of growing up and developing a new worldly perspective and also witnessing the Theatre Department here at Wilmington College. It is such an integral part of the campus, the community, and the curriculum. This Fall, I was able to be a part of an exciting tradition at the College – I…

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Finding Our Radio Voices

Last week was the second meeting of Wilmington College’s new radio station. Headed by Nick Wiget, the college’s new Communication Arts professor, the radio station has been largely organized and funded by him. Right now, its staff is open to anyone who wants to be a part of it. With some big aspirations for future broadcasting, Wiget is ready to get the word out and recruit some more students to the art of broadcasting. Wiget proposes student’s autonomy with their own shows – little supervision with some minor direction from…

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We Will Review You

On Nov. 2, 2018, “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released worldwide to an overwhelmingly positive review. The movie recieved an 8.4/10 from IMDb, a 55% overall score from Rotten Tomatoes, and a 50% score from Metacritic. Although most of the more infamous film critics were mostly negative, they found Bohemian Rhapsody to be a “cleaner” version of the actual events that transpired. Nevertheless, audience scores found the movie to be an incredible thrill ride of one of their favorite bands. 98% of Google users gave this movie a thumbs up, and most…

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Movie Review: Mid90s

The film “Mid90s” was widely released this past Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. The film marks Jonah Hill’s directorial debut. Audiences and critics alike were extremely pleased with the movie’s quality. IMDb rates the movie a 7.8/10 while Metacritic gives it a 67% and Rotten Tomatoes released a score of 76% in favor. The film boasts an incredible look back into the nostalgic 1990s with skate boards, old video games, the “classic” 90’s style, and much more. The problems of drug and alcohol abuse while struggling to figure out who you…

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A Close Look on Ohio’s Issue 1

On Nov. 6, 2018, the United States is holding the Midterm General Election. There are many issues that we, as voting Americans, will be facing during this upcoming election. And As Ohioans, we have several issues and candidates to choose from during this voting session. On the statewide ballot we have Issue 1 which focuses on reducing penalties for crimes of obtaining, possessing, and using illegal drugs. WHY TO VOTE YES ON ISSUE 1: Ohio spends roughly 1.8 billion dollars a year on our prison system and the inmates that…

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Westheimer Peace Symposium Discusses Issues at Home

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, Wilmington College hosted its annual Westheimer Peace Symposium. For most students, it was a day off to catch up on homework and sleep, but for our new freshman and a few upperclassmen, it was a day of eye-opening experiences and learning. This year’s topic, chosen by the Westheimer Peace Symposium Committee (composed by Tanya Maus, Elizabeth Haines, Michael Snarr, and Wendy Grab), was the opioid epidemic currently sweeping the United States. First, opioids are usually a prescribed drug from a doctor for the treatment of…

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It’s the Most “Spooky”ful Time of the Year

Halloween, a time for tricks and treats, scary movies, sweaters, and volunteering! This upcoming fall, during the spookiest season of all, the Wilmington Park Services Department will be hosting their annual Trunk-or-Treat, and as always, Wilmington College will be there to lend a helping hand! Trunk-or-Treat allows for a controlled, safe setting for fang-tastic festivities, and serves as a great way to form a better community in Wilmington. Businesses and other individuals park their vehicles in a parking lot and pass out candy to children and other participants. There are…

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Crowning of the Homecoming Court 2018

This past Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, Wilmington College hosted their annual Homecoming game against the Muskies. Unfortunately, the Fighting Quakers lost their game, but the audience was treated to the Crowning of Homecoming King and Queen and the runner ups, several food trucks, and activities stationed around Herman Court. For the Freshman class, the representatives were Jeffery Mansfield and Abby Ruth. For Sophomores, Cody Martin and Kadie Grundy were selected. Juniors were Jeff Clydesdale and Jen Cochran. And last but certainly not least, the Senior class had a large pool of nominees:…

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Hunting for a Career

This past Wednesday, Sept. 12, Wilmington College hosted an annual career fair in Herman Court. A total of 54 companies had signed up to be there to bring information to students looking for a future job or internship after or during their time at Wilmington. Many upperclassmen take advantage of these events to get a foot in the door as an intern or even see what kind of company they would like to work for after they graduate. Additionally, the smart underclassmen use these events to network, find out what…

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