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SLEB Organizes Drive for Buddy Baskets

SLEB just finished up collecting donations for buddy baskets. A buddy basket is a collection of toys and other goodies that will be donated to kids in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Riley Children’s Hospital. Freshman SLEB member, Kadie Grundy, organized the drive, and says, “Doing it is all about benefitting the kids.” Many organizations on campus have donated, including Omega’s, Sigma Alpha, Kappa Delta, Alpha Phi Kappa, Swim team, Women’s Lacrosse team, Football team, volleyball team, and staff. So far, they have made over 30 baskets, and received over…

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Small Steps to Big Changes with the Earth Day Environmental Round Tables

Student Mathew Hursey stating his personal connection to the cause of environmental justice (photo by Corey Cockerill) To face big problems, one must start small and take one step at a time. Wilmington College is doing just that in addressing environmental concerns and letting voices be heard. On the afternoon of April 19, students Sarah Holtzclaw and Emma Marks hosted an Earth Day Roundtable which focused on environmental advocacy. Students and community members of varying backgrounds were represented and able to share their thoughts on the topic with staff members…

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Professor Spotlight: Elizabeth Haynes

On the first weekend of April, Miami University hosted the spring conference of the Ohio section of the Mathematical Association of America. Presenting at the conference was Wilmington College’s very own professor of math, Elizabeth Haynes. Haynes has taught at Wilmington College for five years, and subsequently has attended the Ohio section of the MAA for the same duration. Raised and educated in Kentucky, she enjoyed the Kentucky section and likewise the Ohio section due to the similarities in the way both sections are run. The Mathematical Association of America…

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A Student’s Reflection on Performing for the First Time

This past weekend of April 12th, 13th and the 14th was Wilmington Colleges play production of Early Dark. Directed by Wynn Alexander, based on the book “A Long and Happy Life” by Reynolds Price, the cast and crew of Early Dark did a fantastic job preforming the difficult and demanding roles in which they were placed in. I was lucky enough to be cast in the role of Wesley Beavers, the love interest of Rosacoke Mustian, played by the incomparable Keni Brown. This was my first theater experience. Of course,…

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Wilmington College’s annual Poetry and Short Story Competition

This past Thursday, five students were awarded with Kittay Poetry and Bowman Short Fiction Rewards. This is a contest were students get to submit in many forms including poetry and short stories with the chance to win up to $150. For the Kittay Poetry Competition, the winners were Aaliyah Compton, Shiloh Day, and Crystal Waters. They got the chance to meet Kittay himself and receive their cash prizes. The Bowman Literary Prize winners were Hillary Mitchell, Aaliyah Compton, and Cody Volz. These students were also rewarded with their cash prizes….

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Security Camera Debate Occurring Among Students

Recently there has been a string of vandalism toward student cars on campus. Many students are adamant that the college needs to put up security cameras pointed toward parking lots. Student posts on the WC app have even led President Jim to join the conversation. The original post by Tylor Cooper sparked the debate.   Other students have shared testimonies regarding their cars being vandalized. The dilemma has also sparked debate on proper uses of the app and ways in which students can create positive change. Jim issued responses to several…

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Senior Spotlight: Mitchell Pfaltzgraf and Brittany Montgomery

Mitchell Pfaltzgraf Mitchell Pfaltzgraf, originally from Pickerington, Ohio, started at WC in 2014. After graduation, Mitchell is looking for marketing jobs and internships this summer and beyond. He has been applying to grad school for sports journalism and broadcasting. Mitchell’s largest involvement on campus has been joining the fraternity Sigma Zeta and holding presidency for a year. “Joining Sigma Zeta [is my best experience.] My brothers are one of the main reasons I loved to stay here. Also being in a Greek organization opened me up to a lot of amazing…

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Students Paint a Source of Light for the Cape May Community

On Saturday, April 7, the Student Leader Executive Board (SLEB) hosted a service project titled “Paint A Canvas.” Students and faculty members were invited to paint an inspirational quote or warm picture on a canvas that will be delivered to the Ohio Living Cape May Retirement Community. The idea was developed to bring a source of light into the lives of the residents that live there. This gesture will allow them to have a painting made especially for them this spring. Thirteen volunteers were in attendance, which amounted to thirteen beautiful…

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Movie Review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One (RP1) recently came out to a few mixed reviews, but overall accepted fairly well. Of course no competitor to the Upcoming Avengers Infinity War or the Han Solo film coming out in May. But it holds its own in this strange stagnant stretch of movies until the big summer blockbusters everybody is waiting for. Ready Player One is sure to go down in the movies to review of 2018. Directed by Steven Spielberg, RP1 delivers an action packed adventure of all of your favorite childhood memories come…

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Sliver of Liver: A Story about Donating Life

April: The start of Spring, sunshine, Easter, and National Donate Life Month. National Donate Life Month is a time of awareness on how great an impact donors can have on the lives of families awaiting transplant. In 2016, more than 33,600 transplants brought renewed life to patients and their families and communities (from 9,900 deceased and 5,900 living donors).  More than 116,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants. 12% of patients waiting are in need of a liver. Living donation of part of the liver can help these…

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