WC students react to “Occupy Wall Street” movement

Josh Shell Staff Writer Protesters from across the country have gathered combined forces in an “Occupy Wall Street” movement. Starting on Wall Street in New York, the movement has spread to cities and college campuses throughout the country. The movement aims to address what protestors believe is an unfair wealth distribution gap. Since the banking meltdown of 2008, the nation has faced enormous financial troubles and the largest wealth distribution gap in its history. According to the protestors, the top 2% of Americans control 98% of the nation’s wealth. Some…

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New table tennis club at WC

Victoria Burcham Staff Writer A new table tennis club has been officially recognized at Wilmington College. Things are just getting started for the team, with only a month under its belt. It already boasts a roster of 25 members. Due to the abundance of interest in the club, an open invitational is planned so members can be divided into A and B teams. “I’m excited to see such an interest in table tennis. Even though this is a definite building year, we have a lot of potential,” said Josh Kincaid.…

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Winter weather brings sickness

Whitney Anderson Staff Writer As winter quickly approaches, the outbreak of flu and cold symptoms have become a major issue amongst students and faculty. For most students, the clothing they wore during the summer has become a thing of the past as the weather quickly changes. It has become imperative for most students to keep themselves well-rested when sick to decrease the risk of spreading germs further. “Living in close quarters (i.e. Residence Halls) with someone can increase a higher risk of spreading germs to other students,” said school nurse…

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Feeling festive?

Toni Penwell Staff Writer Nothing to do on the weekend?  Check out some of the fabulous festivals around Wilmington in October.  All three of these options are within 1-2 hours of the WC campus.  The first is the Yellow Springs Street Fair, held on Saturday, Oct. 8from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Enjoy an “international selection of cuisine from Vietnamese shish-kabob to Mexican empanadas to Thai wraps,” according to the Fair’s website. Holly Simpson, street fair coordinator, said that “there are over 40 food vendors with some great international foods…

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TEAC reviews Wilmington College education program

Toni Penwell Staff Writer  The Education Department at Wilmington College is being evaluated by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).  TEAC is “dedicated to helping educator preparation programs improve and be accountable for their quality,” according to the organization’s website. “Before the TEAC team left they told us that our program would probably move forward toward accreditation,” said Michele Beery, associate professor and education area coordinator at Wilmington College. Beery also stated that the department expects to receive a summary report in two weeks, and the final decision will be…

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APB and Chakeres team up for student tickets

Sahe Wright Staff Writer The Wilmington College APB and the Wilmington Chakeres Theatre have joined forces to create a deal for students. Every week, 16 tickets will be available for students to buy at a cost of only $2 each.  These tickets are to be redeemed at the Chakeres Theatre at the Wilmington Plaza, next to El Dorados. The Chakeres Theatre showcases a lot of feature films throughout each month and stays up-to-date on new releases.  A few movies playing now include “The Help” starring Emma Stone; “What’s Your Number?”…

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Hit me with your best shot

Leah Phillips Staff Writer Nine teams participated in last Thursday’s annual mud volleyball competition, presented by the Student Alumni Association. The games played were extremely competitive and highly intense. All teams showed sportsmanship and played for fun, said and SAA representative.             Between the mud flinging, those present enjoyed Papa Johns pizza and hot chocolate provided by SAA. The event lasted from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m., getting more and more competitive as the final two teams, The Aggies and KD with Lambda Chi, played twice to see who would be…

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WC celebrates homecoming

Victoria Burcham Staff Writer Last weekend was Wilmington College’s Homecoming. The theme was “Escape to Paradise.” Many festivities, such as a banner contest, bonfire, and dance, took place on campus. The banner contest was judged by Student Government Association. The winner was the Aggies with a pig, sheep, and cow playing on the beach with the banner “WC Aggies: Everyday is Paradise down on the farm.” Runner-up was the cheerleading team. The banner portrayed the squad cheering on a beach with a sand castle. “My favorite was definitely the Aggies,” said…

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Homecoming weekend approaches

Whitney Anderson Staff Writer As the Wilmington College Homecoming quickly approaches, Student Government Association (SGA), Activities Programming Board (APB) and Resident Student Association (RSA) are preparing an escape from the ordinary. This year’s theme “Escape to Paradise,” is in full effect. It kicked off yesterday with Mud Volleyball at 4:30 p.m., sponsored by the Student Alumni Association (SAA). On Saturday, the Fightin’ Quakers will play Muskingum College at 2 p.m. During halftime witness the induction ceremony for the members of the 2011 Wilmington College Athletic Hall of Fame. After the…

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Saturday, Oct. 1 declared ‘green out day’ for Homecoming

Saturday is the WC Homecoming game. To show school spirit and support for the Quaker football team, all students, faculty, staff and visitors are encouraged to wear green, said dean of students Sigrid Solomon in a campus-wide email. She suggests green shoes, socks, pants, shits, sweatshirts, jackets, hats and hair ribbons. “The more green in the stands the better. Let’s show the community and our opponent our Quaker pride,” she said. Saturday’s game is against Muskingum. Kick off is at 2 p.m. “Kermit the Frog said, ‘It’s not easy being…

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