There’s a New Kind of Buzz on Campus

The Swarm, previously known as The Quake, is Wilmington College’s annual service day! On Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., students will be participating in multiple service projects to give back to the community. Some projects are even happening on campus. The Service Leader Executive Board will be tabling in Pyle until Friday, April 26 to allow people to sign up before the event. One of Wilmington College’s core values is service, so come and join your peers to give back to the community you love. This…

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Blood in the Water and Money Up for Grabs

Tim Burgoyne, an assistant professor of management, along with his business class students, is hosting an event called “Quaker Tank” in the Hugh G. Heiland Theater on Wednesday, April 24. Doors are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with the event starting at 6 p.m. Included is free admission, free catered Subway during intermission, and the opportunity to win prizes such as gift cards in a raffle. This brand new event is inspired by the hit TV show “Shark Tank” that airs on ABC. Eight students who dream to have…

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Making the 1920s Relatable to the 2020s

This past weekend, the Wilmington College Theatre Department presented a production of “Radium Girls” in the Hugh Heiland Theater. The play highlighted a time in the 1920s in which dangerous radium was considered to be a miracle substance safe for everyday use and even capable of curing cancer due to its ability to shrink tumors. The play centers on the “Radium Girls,” a group of female factory workers who worked for the US Radium Corporation. These workers painted watch dials with a radium-based luminous paint used by soldiers during World…

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Getting Wind of What the Honors Program Has Planned.

The Honors Program will embark on a trip to Chicago on April 26. This trip is open to any current Honors student on the Wilmington College main campus. In Chicago, students will be given the opportunity to further their knowledge on an array of topics when visiting venues of their choosing. One of the educational aspects on the itinerary is the Shedd Aquarium. This aquarium is nationally known for its exhibits as well as its educational programs. This activity will be especially enjoyed by the biology majors on the trip,…

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What students can expect to see on campus this month

April is an exciting time on campus. Spring has sprung, seasonal depression is lifting, and finals are barreling towards us. But before all of that stress and pain hits us, we should all enjoy the eye of this hurricane of a semester. Here is a list of all kinds of events everyone can go to: April 10 – There is a resume workshop from 5-6:30 p.m. in dining rooms C and D in Pyle. Swing by and learn how to improve your resume before you apply for summer jobs and…

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Spreading Random Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week kicked off at Wilmington College the week of the Feb. 11-15. RAK Week included a full week of good deeds happening on campus and in the community. This week of warm-heartedness was established in 1995 by a small foundation in Denver, CO. Their goal was simple: they wanted to spread kindness, particularly in the classroom setting where they can teach kids at a young age to spread kindness in their everyday setting and throughout their lives. Students of all ages can learn the importance…

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Different, Not Less

The zebra is the official symbol of rare diseases because each zebra’s stripes are unique to them, and each person with a rare disease is unique to them. Thus, the zebra is synonymous Rare Disease Day occurs on Feb. 28 of each year. A rare disease is a disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people. There is more than 7,000 rare diseases that affects 25 million Americas. Most of the people struggling with these rare diseases are children. There is an innate problem – there is very little funding and…

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10 Year Challenge: The Help

We are in the middle of February which means once again we are in the middle of celebrating Black History Month. And what better way to celebrate this important time of reflection than to discuss the monumentous novel “The Help” during its 10-year anniversary? Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s has strong connotations and is the setting for Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help.” Stockett’s “The Help” was released in 2009 and was inspired by her family maid, Demetrie. Stockett never got the chance to ask Demetrie what it was like being a…

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Upcoming Play to be Radiant

Every spring, Wilmington College puts on their annual play. Last year, Wynn Alexander directed “Early Dark,” a story about a young southern woman and man, the passion (or lack thereof) between the two, and the complications of their relationship. The play was very well received by its audiences, mostly due to the fresh faces that entered the Theatre Department. This year, Alexander has decided to direct “Radium Girls,” a smash hit in high schools and colleges nationwide as well as a successful documentary on Amazon Video. The show brings attention…

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