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Letter from the Service Leaders Executive Board: Looking for Applicants

photo of SLEB 2017 The Service Leader Executive Board (SLEB) at Wilmington College, is looking for new members! SLEB is a group of student leaders who plan and execute community service and civic engagement events on the Wilmington College campus and in the surrounding communities. Under the leadership of the SLEB President and Advisor,  this group meets weekly at 4:15 PM on Mondays throughout the academic year in the Center for Service and Civic Engagement’s boardroom. Executive Board members are placed with a non-profit organization and/or local causes to plan…

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Speaks to WC About the Future

by staff writers Megan Canfield and Grace Barger On September 22, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited Wilmington College’s campus for a tour of the new Center for Science and Agriculture (CSA) to offer commentary on matters related to rural development. The new CSA building was made possible by a $19.7 million low-interest long-term [32 year] loan from the USDA. Before starting his discussion on rural development, Secretary Vilsack highlighted Wilmington for its singularity in the competitive college environment. “This is a unique college because of the number of students…

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OATS: Community Involvement in October

Want to know what’s happening locally with Wilmington College and the community? Follow the monthly OATS with Loryn Bryson. South Street Wine Cellar will be teaming up with the Wilmington Public Library the 3rd Wednesday of each month to host- Wine and Words. There will be a book discussion, wine, and a getting to know everyone at the event! Main Street Wilmington hosts the Chocolate Walk, October 16th. There will be 17 shops participating. Purchase tickets at: mainstreetwilmington.com Brausch Brewery is Wilmington’s first craft brewery. Located on South 68. It…

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OATS: Community Involvement in September

Want to know what’s happening locally with Wilmington College and the community? Follow the monthly OATS with Loryn Bryson. Get Fit has a new location! Now at 64 W. Main st. Hours are 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Iron Sword Cross fit is now open! They offer student discounts. Banned Books in Watson Library all day Wednesday! Where to get coffee in Wilmington? -Jen’s Deli offers deli sandwiches and an assortment of coffee           -Open Monday- Friday 8 a.m.- 3p.m/Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. -Kava…

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Punk’s Not Dead

Arista Roesch Editorial         Whoever said punk was dead was in a real culture shock in the 1990s and early 2000s (if cocaine or other drugs didn’t kill them off by then). This period is known in the indie world as our ‘post-punk revival’. In 1997, the married (but now divorced) duo of Meg and Jack White started the ever-popular indie punk band The White Stripes. Their unique sound captured the lovers of music on almost all ends of the spectrum, from pop to punk and a little bit of everything…

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Acid Rain: Prepare for Spring

Arista Roesch Staff Writer  Recently, I began writing my newest science-fiction novel based around the concept of acid rain in an attempt to raise awareness in a way that would make it more interesting to learn about. I’ve always been fascinated with the thought that something that was always viewed as “just water” could be something far more dangerous than anyone previously believed. Research shows that the pH of normal rain is already about 5.3 because of the natural amounts of carbon dioxide, but in 2000, the acid rain was…

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The World Today

Arista Roesch Editorial   There is beauty, some find, in everything you can lay your eyes on. There is beauty in the grass, in the sky, in the trees, and in the buildings. There is beauty buried underground and tucked away in the clouds. There is beauty in a book – not a book on a Kindle, but a book with bound pages that can caress your fingers when you turn the page. At least, that’s how things were. But today, it seems that everyone is moving so fast that…

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Housing Restrictions

Kaitlyn Brewer Staff Writer Most colleges require students to live on campus during their freshman and sophomore years, but Wilmington College requires all full-time students to live in the residence halls for eight consecutive semesters or until they are 23. “We are a residential college to start with. Primarily since 1870 most students have lived on campus,” Michael R. Allbright, Assistant Dean of Students for Housing and Residence Life, said. “The criteria was different in the 90s because there wasn’t enough physical space for students to live. We only had…

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Spring Break 2014

Kaitlyn Brewer Staff Writer Has spring break lost its luster? After talking with some of my fellow classmates, I would say that all spring break is really about nowadays is literally a break from school. Unless mommy and daddy are paying for your vacation, it seems quite impossible with a college students’ financial status to take a trip outside of the 45 minutes it takes to get to the mall. Spring break has changed from the days of MTV’s coverage when we were kids. To our generation, it is a…

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