Wilmington College presents “Violet: The Musical”

Victoria Burcham Staff Writer “Violet: The Musical” is about a girl’s journey to Oklahoma in hopes of finding a preacher to heal her scared face so she can live the life she deserves. Violet befriends two soldiers, Flick and Monte, who help her along the way. “Violet is a story about healing and learning how to love oneself,” says Wynn Alexander, Director. “These are provocative and deeply empathetic characters that learn the power of forgiveness and the tenacity to battle obstacles that are beyond their control.” Susan Dicken plays Violet,…

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Comeback Season: A Witness editorial

Sahe Wright Staff Writer NFL fans everywhere are finding the 2011 season to be like none other. After months of speculation of whether or not there would be a season due to the on going drama-filled soap opera most called a lockout, the NFL is now in full swing. There are many storylines developing as the season rolls along. Payton Manning and the struggling Colts are sitting at 0-8. The former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer has found a new home in Oakland following death of long-time owner Al Davis. Recently,…

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Local restaurants offer drink specials for students

Josh Shell Staff Writer Wilmington College Students are heading to Generation’s Pizza for college night every Thursday to take advantage of one of the best drink specials in town. From 9 p.m. to midnight on Thursdays, students can buy any draft beer for 75 cents and half price appetizers. There is no cover charge. The Generation’s Pizza special provides an option for students who cannot take advantage of the many happy hour specials that run between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., due to scheduling conflicts. Damon’s and El Dorado are…

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Isaac Harvey Fund helps students travel and serve

Megan McDonough Staff Writer If a WC student has ever wanted to travel abroad and experience a unique service project, but doesn’t have the funds, the Isaac Harvey Fund is the perfect solution. This Fund is a community-supported monetary fund that helps WC students who want to go on an international service trip. The fund typically covers expenses such as in-country costs. To qualify, the service trip must display at least two of the Quaker testimonies of service, peace, integrity, community, equality, and simplicity. One student recently affected by the…

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Bypass opens

Josh Shell Staff Writer Wilmington bypass opens, reduction in city traffic expected. On Wednesday Nov. 2, the new bypass for state Route 73 was dedicated and opened for traffic. The eight mile highway intersects with state Route 68 just outside of town and loops around by the old DHL airpark. Garry Huffenberger, a staff writer for the Wilmington News Journal explained some of the benefits of the new bypass. “The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is intending to reduce truck traffic in downtown Wilmington, especially traffic moving east to west.”…

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WC hosts breast cancer panel

Leah Phillips Staff Writer  October was Breast Cancer Awareness month. To raise awareness among students, WC hosted a breast cancer panel discussion in the top featuring Dr. Priya Rudolph M.D., PhD. of the local Foster J. Boyd Regional Cancer Center. Her patients joined the discussion. Rudolph, the humantologist and oncologist at the cancer center, gave a slide presentation discussing the facts, statistics, and various stages of breast cancer. It is the most common female cancer in the U.S. and is the second most common cause of death for people between…

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WC students experience Nicaragua

Christina Orchard Kristin Finkbeiner  WC students As Wilmington College students we had the rare opportunity to travel to the Central American country of Nicaragua for nearly two weeks starting August 5, 2011. We had little knowledge as to what to expect and what our travels there would entail. We both had a general idea that Nicaragua was an impoverished country and there was the possibility of instability and danger in these unfamiliar surroundings.  Both of us had heard a little about the Sandinistas from various family members and friends (who…

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Food hot topic at WC

Sahe Wright Staff Writer Sodexo, Inc., at Wilmington College is always a hot topic amongst students. The discussion, however, rarely ends on a positive note for Sodexo. Common complaints range from the quality of food to meal plan options. At Wilmington College, there are only two meal plans available to students who live in the residence halls. The plans are “carte blanche,” an unlimited use of cafeteria and $25 through the underground, or “block,” which gives students 160 meals per semester and $85 in the underground. All excess funds are…

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Admissions Office has new look

Sahe Wright Staff Writer If you build it they will come. That’s exactly what Wilmington College has in mind this year with the recent renovations taking place. College Hall is currently under construction to give the place a new fresh look.  Right through the front doors, the admissions office has been the starting point for all Wilmington College students past, present, and future.  The goal of the admissions office is to bring in as many students as possible and nothing is more welcoming than a nice looking office. “A good…

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Kappa Delta sorority raising money to prevent child abuse

Imagine being referred to as “it” by your own mother and being tortured on a daily basis. Picture your arm being pulled out of socket in one of your mother’s alcoholic rages or being stabbed with a kitchen knife. When you are allowed the luxury of food, you are forced to eat rotten scraps out of a dog bowl – food even the dog wouldn’t eat. This is the tragic story of a young boy named David who battled his mother alone until age 8.  “Many people don’t believe that…

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