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To a Wilmington College student on this crazy college journey…

Congratulations! At this point you have now almost completed either your first, second, or third year here at Wilmington College! Regardless of where you are in that journey, this letter is for you. As a graduating senior, about to leave this safety net I love to call home, I want to give you some advice from things that I learned along the way. Some of it you may have already learned, but hear me out anyways. The first and most important piece of advice I can give anyone is to…

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Dear Friend, You Will Be Missed: In Memory of Megan Elizabeth Louallen

Megan Elizabeth Louallen, a smiling friend, a hard-working mother, a diligent student, and an honorable member of Greek life. Words can’t describe how the Wilmington College campus is feeling. We are grieving for a life lost too soon, yet thankful for all of the wonderful memories. If Megan was with us today, she would be making us laugh and feel welcomed in her presence. If Megan was with us today, she would be making us laugh and feel welcomed in her presence. Megan, a 2015 graduate of Wilmington College, was…

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Luck o’ the Irish

Families are all different in the way they celebrate their heritage. Some celebrate with special food on different days, some celebrate certain holidays, and some go their whole life without celebrating at all. I have never gone a day that I didn’t hear from my family how special and awesome it is to be Irish. For as long as I can remember, my family and I would spend St. Patrick’s Day together, getting away from school and work. We would wake up early in the morning, dress in our favorite…

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Mac vs. PC, Which Do You Prefer?

Mac versus PC. A debate that has been around since the 80s. Both types of home computers are great. but it just depends on what you’re looking for. I’ll be looking at how both types compare in design, cost, and what they do best. I’ll be focusing more on laptops in this article since that is what most students use. Design Most Macbooks are made from aluminum and have very little differences between models. The biggest differences you will find is color, how thin a Macbook is, and screen size….

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Sing Like No One Is Listening!

Having an outlet for stress is an important way to relax and unwind from a stressful day full of homework and class. For some, an outlet could be reading, writing, or exercising. For the students that are musically inclined, it might be singing. Gina Beck graduated from Wilmington, and years later began teaching private singing lessons. After doing lessons for a few years, the music department hired her to direct the Wilmington College Chorale. Gina has been doing this for four semesters. Gina states, “My goal is to build the…

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The Leaving List: Budget

If you are among the two hundred or so students getting ready to permanently depart Wilmington after graduation this May, or you’re already looking ahead to life after college, this article is for you. Inevitably, there is a distinct sense of anxiety that increases with every passing day of the spring semester for those seniors like me who aren’t quite sure what they’re going to do after graduation. We aren’t worrying about scheduling classes next semester, finding that perfect internship, or wasting your break at another dead-end summer-job… we’re freaking…

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Being Alone Sucks, But It’s So Important

As my favorite author Dee Henderson once wrote, “Being alone is the pits.”  Man, did she get that right. For a lot of people, being single or living alone in their early years of adulthood is next to impossible. Those people who are uncomfortable being alone are probably the ones who are always in a relationship, talking to someone, or just constantly surround themselves with friends. I think if we’re being honest, we’ve all been here. We’ve all experienced periods of our lives when waking up and having no one…

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If You’re On a Team of Any Kind, You Need to Read This!

It doesn’t matter if you’re part of an athletic team or student organization, whether you’re the top executive or newest member of the team, the simple truth is team dynamics are incredibly important and every team could benefit from being reminded of that. This past week, I asked one of the student organizations I’m in to define team dynamics. I got answers like: “It’s how we work together and the relationships we form;” “It’s the vibe our team gives to people outside the organization;” “It’s the compromise, the give and…

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Why College Students Have to Stop Taking the L

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] love Twitter. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Twitter. I think the rise of the 140 character joke is literally generation-defining. Twitter has given antijokes and dark humor a whole new playground… and our generation is so here for it. But for every pro there must be an equal and opposite con, right? With this dark humor has come a concerning trend of hapless negativity among college students. This attitude that everything in life is just kind of bad and there’s nothing to be done about…

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Top Five Halloween Movies of 2016

According to Seventeen Magazine, the top five Halloween movies of 2016 are Halloweentown, Scream, Hocus Pocus, Carrie, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Halloweentown (1998) Aggie, Marnie’s grandmother comes to visit, concerned for her granddaughter to lose her magic powers forever. When Marnie discovers her grandmother has powers, she follows her home to Halloweentown, only to discover her siblings have followed her as well.  When their mother, Gwen, finds her children are missing, she returns to Halloweentown as well, only to help her mother fight the evil that is in the…

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