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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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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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#GivingTuesday Involves Students in Giving Back

On Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving that challenges people all over the nation to give back to an organization or institution that gave to them, Wilmington College had six challenges for students, alumni, parents, and faculty/staff. Students were not only urged to give to the challenge, but were also able to work the Phonathon, calling upon alumni and parents to give back. The challenges were as followed: Challenge #1 (Students): Mobile Charging Station for students, with a matching gift possibility of a new iMac computer for the Communication Arts…

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Pets With a Purpose for WC Students

photo provided by Amber Walters Emotional Support Animals, or ESA’s for short, is a question I had fumbling around in my head for quite some time now. I’ve seen various students around campus with animals that are mostly dogs and a few cats as well as a weasel or ferret, I’m not sure which but who honestly knows the difference? (Disclaimer: It’s a ferret, which is a member of the weasel family). Seeing these animals around campus got me wondering, what are these things and why do students need them?…

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There Is a Purpose – Avenue Q in Review

pictured above:  Kate Monster (Jessica Fair) and Princeton (Joshua Woodward) talking together Today’s world is full of controversy and lacks discussion. Many pointed issues, either on Capitol Hill or around one’s dinner table, are talked about but not resolved. At times, news reports and media messages seem bleak and there is a little conversation to fix it. In spite of this, the Wilmington College Theatre Department made bold strokes when they took matters into their own hands by starting a conversation with Avenue Q. Avenue Q is one of the…

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It’s Okay To Be Happy: Advice From WC Students

With the holiday season, officially in full swing and Twitter has become increasingly depressing (because for some reason that is how social media works). It’s November which means: it gets dark at 5 o’clock, it’s either cold or raining, or both, people are bitter this time of year if they do not have a special someone, we have no motivation to finish our assignments, we are going broke, and our finals are creeping up. However, if you are one of people who manage to avoid all the bleakness and depression……

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Senior Spotlight: Kyle Arcaro and Carly Pritchard

Kyle Arcaro Kyle Arcaro is a senior with a major in Athletic Training. “When I graduate I want to work in the scholastic setting as an AT while getting a master’s degree in Exercise science or anything I find interesting that is not a master’s in AT,” Kyle says. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Kyle moved to Believe Air MD when he was three and moved to Columbus, Ohio when he was ten. In his time at Wilmington, Kyle has been an active member of Tau Kappa Beat since Spring of 2015….

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International Club Shares Cultures through Food

pictured: Marissa Johnson, representing food from South Korea On Tuesday, November 14, the International Club held their annual festival in the McCoy room of the Kelly Center. The festival was made up of different dishes, presented by international and American students, from various countries around the world. The goal of the International Festival was to try and make Wilmington College students more aware of the world around us. Several countries were represented at the festival. Denmark, Sweden, South Korea, and Italy were just a few. Marissa Johnson, a sophomore member…

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