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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Need a new show to binge watch? Check out these reviews.

The guilty pleasure of most 21st century college students… the word written in red… only $7.99 a month. You know what I’m talking about WC students: Netflix. There’s no use in denying it. We’re all avid enthusiasts of this latest advancement in technology. Not only does it allow viewers access to a wide variety of entertainment options, Netflix also provides a perfect relaxation (read procrastination) tool. In this phase of the semester when students are inundated with midterms, papers, and presentations, it’s important for everyone to take an hour (or…

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Stop Putting Down Education Majors

Editorial by Grace Barger Growing up in a house where my mom is a teacher, I learned a lot about the educational system and its many benefits and pitfalls. When I first told my mom, a Wilmington College Alumni, that I was going to be a teacher, she told me “I hope you’re joking. The politics in education are a joke.” Being an education major means getting remarks such as: “You will not make any money.” “Good luck getting a job in that field.” “You’re only going to be a…

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Freshie Fix: Valentine’s Day

[dropcap]V[/dropcap]alentine’s Day is just around the corner. For some, that means excitement and romance. For others, it means one more day to get through before you can get some seriously marked down Ferrero Rocher. Either way, love is in the air. Here’s how to make your on-campus Valentine’s Day count.  Don’t only celebrate if you’re in a relationship!   Valentine’s is all about love and love definitely doesn’t require that you have a S/O. Hug your friends, call your mom or buy yourself a pizza. Love on yourself and the…

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Wilmington Has No Chill

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]aby, it’s cold outside. Like, leaving A/P is so miserable I want to cry except I don’t want to risk my tears freezing to my face. Okay, so maybe your tears won’t actually freeze, but it’s still cold enough that it’s important to wrap up warm before you brave the cross-campus journey. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep you safe and happy when the weather has no chill. See what I did there? 1.) Know what you’re getting into. Like a boy scout, prepare yourself. Don’t let…

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NCAA Strikes Down Prop 5…Twice

  [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he 2015 NCAA Convention was held in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. The convention brought together delegates from collegiate institutions across the nation to vote on various proposals regarding athletic programs and procedures.  On the convention’s list of fifteen proposals, none were more controversial than Proposal #5. The proposal’s aim is “to provide students participating in the sport of football with skill instruction and development opportunities equivalent to the opportunities provided student-athletes participating in other sports, while maintaining the health and safety of the student-athletes as a top priority.” …

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Spring Sport Double Take

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen it comes to baseball and softball, the vernacular used to describe the action and various aspects of the sports is almost as unique as the personalities of the players on the field. A hard hit groundball is often referred to as a “daisy-cutter”. Left-handed pitchers are universally called “southpaws”. Weakly hit bloopers that land where no fielder can possibly cover are “Texas leaguers”. Here on the campus of Wilmington College, one term takes on a whole new meaning. A double play is a pitcher’s best friend. There’s nothing sweeter than serving up one pitch and…

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Wilmington College: A Place Called Home

By Gus Sevastos Editorial             With the tragic events of the past week, this is already shaping up to be a very different semester for everyone. For the sophomores, juniors, and seniors, a member of our family has been lost and it breaks our hearts. However, for the freshman, all this does is prove a promise you were made two weeks ago at your orientation; Wilmington College isn’t just a school, this is your home and your family. When good things happen, the campus joins together to celebrate. When tragedy…

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The Return of Jack Bauer: Why America Needs 24 Right Now

By Gus Sevastos Editorial America hasn’t been in the best of shape lately, and it seems like the last nine months have put the country through some of the worst tragedies it has ever seen. Some are natural disasters, others something far more sinister. With the recent attacks on Boston, it seems that the threat of terrorism has returned just as we were starting to come to terms with September 11th. Things aren’t so great, and we need something to remind us that eventually everything will be okay.  That is…

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Wilmington drops wrestling, Olympics to dismiss as well

A.J. Ganger Editorial      In 2012, the winter Olympic Games took place in London, England. In wrestling, the oldest Olympic sport, one man by the name of Jordan Burroughs was determined to walk into London and destroy his competition. After winning national championships at the University of Nebraska, his new goal was to win Olympic gold. Many wrestlers view the Olympics as being the highest level one can go, as there is no professional league. Burroughs was so determined to win gold that he used the phrase “all I…

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