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Cheap/Free Textbook Rentals for Next Semester

  With the start of the new semester slowly creeping up, we are all worried about how we are going to afford textbooks (hint: avoid the bookstore). Buying from the bookstore might seems like a quick and easy idea. However, when hundreds of dollars are at stake, I’ll jump around from site to site and find the best deals. Amazon They tend to have excellent deals on textbooks via Amazon Prime, or you can find them used. I found a $120 book for $15, and all I have to do…

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College Guide to Achieving the Best Finals Grade

The holidays are quickly approaching, much to the joy of students everywhere. Unfortunately, that also means final exams and tedious papers in practically every class. But don’t stress! Here is your guide to achieve the best grade possible: The first thing you should do to prepare for your needed studying is learn what the exam structure is. Ask your professor if it is multiple choice, fill in the blank, essay, etc. That will help determine your study plan; for simple recognition questions, you can look over your note where as…

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Out of the Dust and More: Books Revisited

Throughout the years of one’s life, there are many mediums that can affect someone’s life and their view on life. The number one media for me has been books. Everything from mysteries to fantasies, each one has taught me something about the world around me or myself. However, I find myself revisiting books I read in my adolescence more often than I could’ve imagined. These books are important to me because despite the time that has passed, the lesson I extracted from each page is everlasting. These books are important…

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Freedom Center Field Trip Provides Insight for Race, Gender and Ethnicity Course

On Thursday, November 2nd, Ursula McTaggart’s Intro to Race, Gender, and Ethnicity class went on a field trip to Cincinnati’s Freedom Center. The Freedom Center is located in the center of downtown Cincinnati and explains the many aspects of the underground railroad. Ursula says, “I chose the Freedom Center because of student interest and I think the history of southwest Ohio is important for the abolitionist movement. I also think it is extremely useful to see visual representations of the things we have been learning about regarding slavery in class.”…

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A New Minor at Wilmington College: Race, Gender, and Ethnicity Studies

cover photo credit Randy Sarvis Recently there has been interest in having a major for topics related to gender studies, African American studies, and Latin American studies. Because of the small number of students interested in the topic, Wilmington College decided to put it all into one minor: Race, Gender, and Ethnicity Studies. Ursula McTaggart, the professor teaching the Intro course, says, “Initially, we saw that as a negative thing. However, now that I am teaching this class, I feel so lucky that we are forced to discuss race, gender, and ethnicity…

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“Welcoming the Other:” Students Encouraged to Attend Westheimer Peace Symposium

The Westheimer Peace Symposium, as described by the Wilmington College website, “will focus on ‘the changing nature of war’ by illuminating the experiences of refugees who have come to the United States to escape violence and devastation in their home countries.” The Symposium will take place Tuesday October 10. Classes will be put off due to the event, however all Freshman at Wilmington College are required to go. Each year the Symposium chooses a topic to explore, and this year it will be “Peace and the Nature of War.”  This topic is…

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The Unacknowledged Transition, Freshman to Sophomore Year

Freshman year may seem like a breeze with introduction classes and financial support through those scholarships you received in high school. However, when sophomore year rolls around, as a student you can feel lost – and extra stressed. Sophomore Kennedy Horn said, “After my freshman year I realized it was time to buckle down and start focusing on getting on track for vet school after graduation.” As classes get harder, you may have to find ways to manage your time better with all the requirements for classes, work, studying, and…

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E-Tutoring Available to Benefit Students’ Busy Schedules

Wilmington College (WC) has been offering e-tutoring since February of 2017 to benefit students with busy schedules. If students are interested in signing up for e-tutoring they can visit www.etutoring.org and login in using the following information: the students’ college email address and password WCeTut0r. “The advantages of e-tutoring is 24/7 access, ability to get feedback within 48 hours, including weekends, and the level of training is equal to what the assistants at WC go through.” Student Resource Center Manager Brook Edwards said, “The advantages of e-tutoring is 24/7 access,…

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Peace Resource Center’s innovative digital exhibit creates awareness about nuclear disarmament

photo: Barbara Reynolds (middle), founder of PRC, at Peace Pilgrimage Given renewed concerns regarding the use of nuclear weapons by the United States and other foreign powers, the need to educate the public about the consequences of nuclear weapons is again at the forefront. The Peace Resource Center (PRC) at Wilmington College, driven by its mission to share the stories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a-bomb survivors and the nonviolent legacies of nuclear disarmament activists is expanding its historical archives into innovative online digital exhibits that will be available to the…

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Environmental Science: A Trip to the Cincinnati Zoo

On Tuesday, April 18, Kendra Cipollini’s Environmental Science class traveled to the Cincinnati Zoo for a field trip. This has not been the first field trip. Throughout the semester, the class has traveled to many places including the water treatment plant, the landfill, and next week, an organic farm. The purpose of these trips is to give the class an opportunity to see firsthand what we are learning about for that week. One student said, “I really enjoy going on the field trips with the class because it allows us…

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