Rebooting Our Minds

November is “National Family Literacy Month.” This month reminds families to take some time out of their day and get back into the tradition of reading together. Most of us have fond memories of having a parent read to us as a child; for some of us, this made us become avid readers and critical thinkers. Illiteracy is a growing problem in our nation. The United States ranks 16th in adult reading skills among developed nations. In a democratic society, success depends on an informed citizenry who can efficiently participate…

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November: National Adoption Month

November is a time that most of us consider to be the beginning of festivities, home cooked meals, and giving thanks. November isn’t only about Thanksgiving, however. It is also National Adoption Month, and one of the main focuses throughout this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. In 1976, the Massachusetts Governor, Mike Dukakis, initiated “Adoption Week.” This was the first major effort to promote adoption and the need to get children out of the foster care system. The popularity for promoting adoption soon grew, and…

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A Student’s Toolbox

Many people say that a student has to put effort into failing in order to do so at Wilmington College. That is because there are so many resources on campus to assist students; the Student Resource Center (SRC) located in RCC has many tools and resources available to help students succeed. One such resource is the Quaker Writing Center. The mission of the Quaker Writing Center (QWC) is to support all students enrolled in all classes at Wilmington College at any point in the writing process as they complete any…

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Like Your Voice, Your Vote Matters

It is important to realize that we are, in fact, born with certain unalienable rights in the United States of America. We are given the opportunity to voice our opinions loud and proud; we are given the right to own firearms; we are given the right to walk freely and not be held as slaves, and slowly but surely… every American citizen was given the right to vote in every, single American election. The right to vote came about after long battles between white males and, well, everyone else who…

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Easy Ways to Go Green

We encounter plastic use throughout our entire day. We use plastic water bottles, shampoo bottles, body wash bottles, tv remotes, hair clips, toothbrushes, trash bags, the list is truly endless. Over the last ten years, we as a species have produced more plastic than during the entirety of the previous century. It fills our oceans and landfills and breaks down at a prolonged rate; estimates for plastic degradation at sea has been ranged from 450 to 1,000 years. It is essential to keep Earth clean so that generations to come…

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Individuals: They’rrre Great!

On Sept. 17, 2018, Jason Dixon came to Wilmington College to talk to students about taking care of themselves and empowering his audience to think, “I’m kind of a big deal” about themselves. During his presentation, Dixon talked about how telling yourself “you are important” helps with prioritizing your life and what is most important to you. Realizing that you are a big deal is where it all starts. A freshman who attended the event said, “The ‘Greatest Coach’ speech was very entertaining yet informative with a touch of inspiration.”…

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Cold Weather Have You Down?

Seasonal depression is a very real thing that can affect people when the cold, rainy, and wintery months come to visit us; the miserable weather can be detrimental to your overall outlook on life. If you are one of the people who know this demon all too well, there are ways to try and conquer seasonal depression. Access to Light and Sun: Light therapy boxes give off light that mimic sunshine and can help in the recovery from seasonal depression. The light from the therapy boxes is brighter than regular light…

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What Time is it? Summertime! We’re on Staycation!

An increasingly popular and fun vacation is the stay-at-home-vacation or the “staycation.” Staycation is a fancy term for spending your time off at home. As college students, we work all summer to save for the upcoming school year; however, we need a break, and we definitely like to have fun. Below are ten things to do over the summer that are cheap or free! Get the bike out. There are thousands of miles of dedicated bike trails. Go for a ride. Go shopping.  Make a trip to your local mall. Window…

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Eight Tips for Move-Out Day

Many of Wilmington College’s campus is filled with students that live on campus. For the lucky students that commute and don’t have to worry about moving out, we envy you. Not only is it that time of the year where we are stressing about the many assignments, finals, and projects, but on top of everything we are starting to stress about how we are going to move out of our dorm rooms. So, if you are a studentthat is worried about how they are going to move out almost eight…

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Makeup Trends to Watch Out For This Year

Everyone knows 2017 was the year of wild makeup trends that made the internet go crazy. 2018 might be bigger or maybe, but maybe more calm. Seeing the way 2017 left off, here’s some trends to watch out for this new year. Gloss, Gloss, and More Gloss Matte has been taking over for so long now, but gloss is taking over the scene once again. Many makeup fanatics say matte was too dried out and chipped away too much. Of course gloss is moisturizing and gives your lips a plump…

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