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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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One Step on the Road to Recovery

Kaitlyn Brewer Staff Writer As the clock struck 11:30, students and staff settled in at Heiland Theater in the Boyd Cultural Arts Center on Thursday. The room grew quiet as College President Jim Reynolds approached the podium. “Before we get started, I’d like for us to gather together in the manner of Friends and take just a moment of silence to clear our minds and prepare for our conversations,” Reynolds began. The theater grew silent and still, which became a recurring theme throughout the gathering. On Oct. 30 of last…

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Wilmingon Theater Gets A Facelift

Kaitlyn Brewer Staff Writer   Republic Theatre Group purchased the Wilmington indoor theater from Chakeres Theatres at the beginning of February and got right to work closing its doors on Feb. 4 for renovations. In the few weeks that the theater will be closed, they will be installing digital projection, 5.1 digital audio, and flex back wide seats with cup holders “Right now we’ve already torn out all the old projectors and they’re in the process of bringing in the digital projectors,” head manager Bobby Renshaw said. “All the theaters will…

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A Tribute to Trip Breen

Arista Roesch Staff Writer                 At Wilmington College, it’s no secret that students have the opportunity to become close with their professors and coaches. But there are times when their impacts on students aren’t fully recognized, and we can sometimes take these relationships for granted. College is a hard time, mentally, emotionally, and even physically, and with many of us being away from our families, we come to rely on the figures here on campus to get us through the tough times.                 In honor of all his help getting…

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Wilmington College to feature Joel Salatin at the 2014 Food Symposium

PRESS RELEASE WILMINGTON, OHIO—Wilmington College will feature Joel Salatin, full-time farmer, prominent lecturer, and fresh-food advocate, at the 2014 Food Symposium, April 23. This year’s theme is titled, “Beyond Nutrition: Rethinking our Relationship with Food.” In his countless books, lectures, and guest-speaking events, Salatin addresses a wide range of issues, from “creating the farm your children will want” to “making a white collar salary from a pleasant life in the country.” A wordsmith, he describes his occupation as “mob-stocking herbivorous solar conversion lignified carbon sequestration fertilization.” Profiled on the Lives…

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A Heart-Changing Experience

Arista Roesch Staff Writer                 February, as many know, is the month of Valentine’s Day. But what sometimes goes without notice, is that February 7th through the 14th is Congenital Heart Defect awareness week. According to tchin.org, one of the main hosts of CHD awareness, “Congenital Heart Disease is considered to be the most common birth defect, and is a leading cause of birth-defect related deaths worldwide.”                 In the U.S. alone, 1.8 million families are affected by CHD, and yet there is very little funding or support for those…

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Valentine’s Day

Kaitlyn Brewer Staff Writer Why hate on a day devoted to love? Whether you are single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day can be fun for everyone.  Think back to the days of elementary. Your mom would help make your valentines box and send you off to collect all kinds of goodies. With your Nickelodeon cards, you were ready to spread the love. At the end of the day, you were left with a box full of thoughtful valentines and candy. What’s not to love?  As you got older, you…

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Clint Eastwood: Politics and Art

Kevin Courtright Student Submission  As I type this article, director Clint Eastwood is wrapping up production on Jersey Boys, set for release in June. The film, a jukebox musical about the life and career of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, is likely to be a box-office hit, if only because it’s based on a successful Broadway show. Critically speaking, if Eastwood’s previous two films (Hereafter and J. Edgar) are any indication, the film will more than likely receive middling reviews in the United States.  But that’s okay. Eastwood stands…

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My Culture is Not a Costume

Arista Roesch Editorial   Picture this: you go to a college campus and see an African-American person with ivory foundation on, blue contacts in, a blonde wig, and a swastika armband. You’d raise an eyebrow and ask what the hell is going on, but they’d just chuckle and say, “Hey, it’s just a costume. It’s for my class.” And I guess, to some, that makes it okay. So is any different for a Caucasian person to put on darker foundation and pose as an ethnicity other than their own? I think…

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Things Are Getting Hairy

Arista Roesch Staff Writer                   As many are aware, the 5 o’clock shadows are being ignored, and smooth legs aren’t being seen anywhere. No-Shave November, or as some call it, Movember, is in full-swing, and everyone’s looking less-than-well-groomed. This is the month for laziness, right? Wrong.                   There’s a point to all this hairy madness – cancer awareness, especially men’s cancer awareness.  “[The] No-Shave November campaign started November 2009 on Facebook with under 50 participants.  Today, thousands of people across the globe join the fight against cancer and put down…

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