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Higher Education and Recent News: Net Neutrality, Tax Bill, Travel Ban

The news can be overwhelming – sources with different pieces of information, opposing opinions, and topics that people do not have the time or energy to keep up with. The best practice to keep oneself informed is to make it relatable to where one is in life. The following are three topics that have been seen frequently in the news and their implication on students in higher education: Net Neutrality “Net neutrality” is the idea that all web content should be treated equally by internet service providers, without extra charge…

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“No Offense But” Panel Discussion Embraces Diversity

On Thursday, November 30, Black Student Initiative (BSI) hosted their annual “No Offense But” discussion in McCoy. They changed things up this year by making it a panel. They had people from Spectra, BSI, the Student Body, Athletics, Agriculture, Greek Life, International Club, and Latino Student Association represent on the panel. They plan to add more organizations into the next ones. The hosts of the event were Kelly Angevine and Lexi Mahaffa, with Chip Murdock as advisor of the event. Before they opened for questions, they let students know the…

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Wilmington College Students Respond to Questions about Holiday Plans

Thanksgiving break is a few days that students get to spend with family, with little stress, and no care in the world of what they have to do other than eating, laughing, and spending time with the people they care about. While this may seem like a great week, if you’re a college student, this is the time that professors pile on the projects, papers, and final assignments. For some students this may seem like a glimpse of what Christmas break will be like, but reality sets in when students…

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Cheap/Free Textbook Rentals for Next Semester

  With the start of the new semester slowly creeping up, we are all worried about how we are going to afford textbooks (hint: avoid the bookstore). Buying from the bookstore might seems like a quick and easy idea. However, when hundreds of dollars are at stake, I’ll jump around from site to site and find the best deals. Amazon They tend to have excellent deals on textbooks via Amazon Prime, or you can find them used. I found a $120 book for $15, and all I have to do…

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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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The Ultimate Guide for Buying Holiday Gifts

The holiday season is slowly approaching which leaves college students aghast. As students, we have a ton of things to worry about this time of year. Finals are creeping up on us, papers need to be typed, books need returned, and studying needs to be done. The last thing on our mind is Christmas shopping for our loved ones back home. Even when we get around to perusing the shelves we tend to have insufficient funds, but do not fret, there are a number of reasonably priced items for each…

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College Guide to Achieving the Best Finals Grade

The holidays are quickly approaching, much to the joy of students everywhere. Unfortunately, that also means final exams and tedious papers in practically every class. But don’t stress! Here is your guide to achieve the best grade possible: The first thing you should do to prepare for your needed studying is learn what the exam structure is. Ask your professor if it is multiple choice, fill in the blank, essay, etc. That will help determine your study plan; for simple recognition questions, you can look over your note where as…

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WC Men’s Hoops Dominate in Home Opener

photo: (left) Junior guard Kevin Lewis, (right) Senior guard Will Patrick Wilmington, OH – The Wilmington College Men’s basketball team cruised to an 85-57 victory over the Defiance Yellow Jackets in their home open on Wednesday, November 29th. After a slow start by both teams in the first couple of minutes, the Quakers seized control of the game and did not look back. Wilmington got a huge contribution of the bench from junior guards Will Patrick and Kevin Lewis. When the Quakers were struggling early on the offensive side of the…

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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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Senior Spotlight: Treece Tatum and David Henry

Treece Tatum Treece Tatum is a senior with a major in Social Work and a minor in Psychology & Sociology. “I plan on working at Hamilton County Job & Family Services doing Children Services. I hope to be attending Simmons College Online in their Social Work Program,” Treece says. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Treece has taken full advantage of her time at Wilmington, holding many leadership positions such as the VP-Membership in Kappa Delta Sorority, President of the Residential Student Association, Diversity & Inclusion Intern, Sergeant at Arms for Black…

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