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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APB and Chakeres team up for student tickets

Sahe Wright Staff Writer The Wilmington College APB and the Wilmington Chakeres Theatre have joined forces to create a deal for students. Every week, 16 tickets will be available for students to buy at a cost of only $2 each.  These tickets are to be redeemed at the Chakeres Theatre at the Wilmington Plaza, next to El Dorados. The Chakeres Theatre showcases a lot of feature films throughout each month and stays up-to-date on new releases.  A few movies playing now include “The Help” starring Emma Stone; “What’s Your Number?”…

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WC students raise awarenes for homeless shelter

Students build cardboard houses to live in for the night to help raise awareness for homelessness. From left to right are Corbin Hellwarth, Megan McDonough, and Morgan Smith. Victoria Burcham Staff Writer One hundred eighty students slept in homemade cardboard houses for the Annual Cardboard Village on Friday, Sept. 23.  Behind the Center for Service and Civic Engagement building, different organizations constructed their own houses made of cardboard boxes, duct tape and assorted construction materials to raise money and awareness for homelessness in the area. The event started at 8…

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YMCA fitness programs available to WC students

Victoria Burcham Staff Writer Fighting off the “Freshman 15” is much easier if you install yourself into one of the many programs the Clinton County YMCA has to offer. As a Wilmington College Student, you are able to access the facilities and most programs for free. The YMCA is located on campus, attached to Hermann Court, within walking distance from the residence halls. “We have Wilmington College interns working on developing programs,” said Greg Law, YMCA director. The Clinton County YMCA offers personal training programs where students can individualize their…

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New coffee house opens on South Street

Megan McDonough Staff Writer For a college student rolling out of bed for an 8 a.m. class, searching for a place to study or relax, or just needing an evening pickup when cramming for finals, a good cup of coffee can be just what the doctor ordered. Wilmington College students now have a place where they can fill that subscription.  South Street Coffee House is located just off of campus, on the corner of Main and South streets.  The shop is filled with couches, armchairs, and the aroma of coffee.…

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WC organizations can help local food kitchen

Megan McDonough Staff Writer If someone has driven by Sugartree Ministries anytime recently, one of the first things noticed is probably the bright blue sign outside that says, “We Need Food!” Sugartree Ministries is a multi-functioning Christian ministry in the heart of Wilmington.  It provides food in Our Father’s Kitchen, a soup kitchen and free store; offers church services; runs a coffee shop and hosts concerts.  Jeff Tewksbury, Sugartree’s assistant director, says that “the soup kitchen serves hot meals to 100-150 people a day and provides free groceries to 200-300…

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Read & Seed program sprouting up on campus

By Mackenzie Potter Staff Writer Through a partnership with WC campus-based Grow Food Grow Hope, the local Read & Seed program is going places, literally. Read & Seed is a free program designed specifically for preschool children that takes place on the last Saturday of every month. During the event, children gather in various places on the Wilmington College campus, as well as in the classrooms of preschools throughout the community, where they are taught the importance of organic food growth through stories and hands-on activities. And this year, they’re…

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Tour de Farm bicycle tour slated for Sept. 24

The Third Annual Tour de Farm is a bike tour of local Clinton County Farms slated for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. This year’s tour will start at the Friends of Hope community Gardens, and stop at: (1) Fife Farm, (2) Bob Webb Farm, (3) The Market at the Mural, (4) Branstrator Farm, and (5) That Guy’s Family Farm. The entire loop is approximately 30 miles. There will also be a shorter loop, about 5 miles, for the more casual biker that starts at the Friends of Hope Gardens, and stops at Fife Farm,…

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