Opportunities with WC yearbook

Were you involved in producing your High School’s yearbook? Do you enjoy graphic design or taking pictures? Would you like to get involved in producing this year’s Wilmington College yearbook? Then the WC Yearbook staff needs you! Simply register for COM475: Yearbook when you register for you classes. You can receive up to 3 hours of class credit. The class meets every Monday at 3 pm in RCC, room 101A.

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All invited to panel discussion

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of this cause, Wilmington college will be hosting a panel discussion on breast cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in dining room C and D in the TOP. The event is open to students, faculty, staff, and the community. It will feature guest presenter Priya Rudolph, MD, an oncologist from the Foster J. Boyd Regional Cancer Center in Wilmington. The following panel discussion will include Summer Babis, Andrea Brower, Jean Brower and Beverly Drapalik.

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Investigative journalist is first speaker at WC’s peace symposium

Toni Penwell Staff Writer As water in the form of rain fell on the Wilmington College campus, the first speaker of the Westheimer Peace Symposium, Charles Fishman shared his thoughts on and experiences with water around the globe. Fishman is an investigative reporter and author of the book, The Big Thirst. According to biographical information on his website, he is also the author of The Wal-Mart Effect, a New York Times bestseller. His speech, entitled “The New Age of Water: Re-Imagining How We Use Water and How We Think About…

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21st Westheimer Peace Symposium kicks off at 10 a.m.

The theme for this year’s peace symposium is “WaterCARE: Conservation, Access, Responsibility, Equality.” The day starts at 10 a.m. with Charles Fishman discussing “The New Age of Water: Re-Imagining How We Use Water and How We Think About It.” An award-winning investigaive journalist, he will discuss issues that surround water from Vermont  to India. At 1:15 p.m. Dr. Aaron Wolf will speak on “Healing the Enlightenment Rift: Rationality, Spirituality, and Shared Waters.” Though the public often hears about conflicts surrounding water, countries that share water basins cooperate, even when divided over other…

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Freshmen, transfer students share insights on life at WC

Mackenzie Potter Staff Writer As we pass halfway mark of the first semester, freshmen and students new to Wilmington College for this 2011-2012 school year are now familiar with the campus life. Leaving home and starting college for the first time can be terrifying for some, while exciting for others. This is a transition that affects all freshmen students, as well as those transferring to attend a new college. “Freshman year has been good to me so far. It’s a lot different than high school. Both have had their ups…

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Haunted Houses open for the Halloween season

Megan McDonough Staff Writer It’s almost that time of year when carving pumpkins, campfires, finding costumes, eating caramel apples and candy, and watching horror films are on everyone’s mind. Halloween is also the time when haunted houses open up, and the sounds of chainsaws, screams, and maniacal laughter fill the air. Wilmington and the surrounding area have many haunted attractions. The first is Wilmington’s annual Haunted Hollow ride, which will run every Friday and Saturday night in October, from dusk to midnight. According to it’s website, the event actually has…

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Halloween costume ideas for students on a budget

Mackenzie Potter Staff Writer Halloween is slowly approaching and costumes prices can range from high to low. However, with a little creativity and spare time, costumes can be created at a very lost cost. The first possibility requires only a white sheet, which can be quickly transformed into a ghost costume by cutting out two circles for the eyes, or used as a toga. A yellow sheet with a little brown paint can quickly be converted into a stylish banana costume. By making a stop at the local Goodwill or…

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Fellowship organizations meet on campus

Mackenzie Potter Staff Writer The spotlight is on Wilmington College’s two primary fellowship and religious based groups: Faith in Action and Chi Alpha Campus Fellowship. These groups currently meet numerous times each week for Bible study, group discussion, and to take part in community service opportunities in Wilmington. Faith in Action is a service group whose roots are founded in the teachings of Christ. Senior Nick Elwert is the president. One way the members seek to show the love of Christ to others is by serving in the community through…

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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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Service on campus is bigger than the student

Quatez Scott Staff Writer A couple of weeks ago, the Wilmington College community welcomed Happy Johnson as the first issues and artist speaker of this year. His message to college students was very simple: service. As college students, it can be very easy to worry about the classes you have coming up, assignments, or sports and other activities that you may participate in. The real question is, what are you doing when you are not doing those things? “While life is good and life is great, life is best while…

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