This Month in History: October 14th, 1066

The Battle of Hastings You may have heard of the Duke of Normandy, but did you know that in this month in the good old year of 1066, he successfully defeated the very last Saxon king of England and won the Battle of Hastings? That Saxon king, named Harold Godwinson, was crowned shortly after the death of Edward the Confessor in January of the same year. Just after crowning, he faced invasions by the Normans, the Norwegians, and even his own brother! The odds seem unfortunately stacked against poor Harold.…

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What’s Black and White and Nothing More?

“Zero Shades of Grey” is a program that states that sexual assault is black & white with no space in between. Throughout the process of overcoming sexual assault, there are three stages. Stage one is being the victim. Stage two is being a survivor. Stage three is becoming a creator. The three stages are important for the victim to become free from what has been holding them back because sexual assault is something that can hinder a person from living their life. An interesting fact to consider is 78% of…

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College Offers Unique Museum Trip

The Wilmington College Office of Diversity and Inclusion is taking their annual cultural museum trip to Washington D.C. on Dec. 12 through Dec. 14. The museums to be visited include: the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the Newseum. Chip Murdock (right), director of Multicultural Affairs at Wilmington College, said, “Each museum makes you a feel a certain kind of way; each takes your breath away in a different aspect.” The total cost for…

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DubC Cares: Environmental Justice

Article written by Savanna Burcham and Sarah Holtzclaw As Earth Day approaches Wilmington College can stand proud in witness of all the environmental justice movements happening on campus. Founded in 1870 by the Religious Society of Friends, the College adopted the following core values: integrity, community, diversity, excellence, peace and social justice, respect for all persons, and service and civic engagement. It is an exciting time on campus to see these values lived out through new clubs, service activities, political advocacy, and the creation of a new major. This February,…

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Student Reflection: Tour of the Clinton County Jail

photo taken by Randy Sarvis On Thursday, March 22nd, Wilmington College’s Corrections class went to the Clinton County Jail. This included a tour of the facility and any questions the students had, answered and led by the Lieutenant and Captain. We started out the tour in the holding area, where the police would bring in the people that were being booked into jail. In this area, the inmates were searched, showered, and asked questions to learn about who they were and their past history, especially whether they were in other…

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The 5 Most Important APA Tips for College Papers

In high school we were all taught how to write in MLA format. However, certain college classes will require you to write in APA format which goes against everything you think you know about citations and format. Title Page You need a title page for your paper that will include your running header at the top of the paper. In the middle of the page will be the title of your paper, your name, and the institution Why Hulu is Better than Netflix Jane Doe Wilmington College Numbers When you…

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Upcoming “Chip Trip” Focused on Civil Rights

On Friday, March 9, a group of Wilmington College students will embark on a trip over spring break to obtain more knowledge about the Civil Rights movement. On this trip, the students will be visiting several places in Georgia and Alabama: The Center for Civil and Human Rights (Georgia), Atlanta Aquarium (Georgia), Martin Luther King Center (Georgia), Tuskegee University (Alabama), Rosa Parks Museum (Alabama), Pettus Bridge (Alabama), and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Alabama). These adventures are often called “Chip Trips” because they are led by Chip Murdock, director of…

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After Visiting Lebanon Correctional Institution: A Student’s Thoughts

  On Tuesday, March 27th, Wilmington College’s Corrections and Juvenile Justice class took a tour in the Lebanon Correctional Institution. My initial reaction to the idea of the tour was fear, but after stepping into the facility and meeting some of the staff members, my fear began to diminish. I was overwhelmed with how relaxed the environment was. The staff members were not only relaxed and welcoming toward our group but relaxed to the inmates as well. In my first article, I mentioned that prisons were dark, depressing, and empty,…

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5 MLA Mistakes College Students Still Make

In college, students typically write formal papers in MLA format, which is a style most people used in high school. However, we still tend to make mistakes and second guess ourselves on the details of the format. Titles The titles of short works like sonnets, short poems, songs, chapters, and short stories are usually placed in “quotation marks.” Long works like novels, textbooks/anthologies are typically italicized. Introducing Quotes Often “quote dropping” is a mistake we are all guilty of committing. Quote dropping is     when you use a quote without…

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Fear of Visiting Prison for the First Time: A Student’s Thoughts

An opinion piece with a follow-up story coming next week! My corrections class was given the opportunity to go to the Lebanon Correctional Facility in Lebanon, Ohio. My first reaction was fear. I see how the movies and TV shows present prisoners and prison facilities. The prisoners are hard, starting fights, starting riots, and being rowdy to anyone unfamiliar. The facilities are locked, dark, depressing, empty, filled with life but lacking the qualities of a home. As a woman, a group of men can insight fear, but entering a prison…

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