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A Student’s Reflection on Performing for the First Time

This past weekend of April 12th, 13th and the 14th was Wilmington Colleges play production of Early Dark. Directed by Wynn Alexander, based on the book “A Long and Happy Life” by Reynolds Price, the cast and crew of Early Dark did a fantastic job preforming the difficult and demanding roles in which they were placed in. I was lucky enough to be cast in the role of Wesley Beavers, the love interest of Rosacoke Mustian, played by the incomparable Keni Brown. This was my first theater experience. Of course,…

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Harcum Gallery Displays Work of Local Artist David Kline

The last professional art exhibit to be displayed in the Harcum Art Gallery opened on March 22, 2018. It features the work of local artist David Kline. The display is vastly comprised of delightful landscape paintings, all ranging in detailed seasons and subject matter. Curator Hal Shunk discussed what inspired him to choose this artist: “I’ve always seen his work and it occurred to me that this word be a perfect show. It would be a wonderful thing for the community and also for David” The entire exhibit consists roughly…

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Interview with Wynn Alexander About the Spring Production of Early Dark

Q: What made you want to do this play? A: I’ve known about this play for a long time and always wanted to do it. I think it’s full of characters that relate to college students. Going through family issues, friendships, peer pressure, death, everything. Q: How do you come up with different workshops during auditions? A: Every play is different. I want to get people comfortable enough to be more creative but still competitive. I want to design [the Wilmington College production] around how the play is set up….

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Upcoming Events in February at WC

Often times, students complain about how little there is to do on campus, especially on the weekends. There are some good sources to find upcoming activities (the WC app being one of them), but these sources still do not capture all of the exciting events going on. Here is a list of events happening in February that you won’t want to miss out on! February 12-16: SLEB is hosting the Random Acts of Kindness Week. There will be activities all week long that will promote kindness and hospitality – don’t…

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Announcing the Spring Production of “Early Dark”

photo: Hugh G. Heiland Theatre Since the beginning of the new semester, the question on everyone’s mind has been “What will the next show be?” The Theatre Department announced the show last Thursday; the spring production will be Early Dark. Published in 1977, Early Dark is written by Reynolds Price. The play discusses many social issues that are still relative today all the while it focuses on strong character developments. The play follows the life of Rosa, a young woman from northeastern North Carolina. Her family has her perfect future…

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Zimerle Art Display Pleases Inner Creativity and Causes Reflection

  photo above: “In Your Satin Tights, Fighting for Your Rights” Woodblock and Printed on Masa. 2016. Annie Lee-Zimerle & Brian Zimerle The paintings are hung; the lights positioned. The Harcum Art Gallery is ready once more to display a new art exhibit. The works of Annie Lee Zimerle and Brian Zimerle are now available for the Wilmington College community to appreciate. The exhibit opened on January 24, and the contemporary pieces serve to both supply enjoyment to viewers as well as spark critical thoughts regarding present-day society. The exhibit consists…

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There Is a Purpose – Avenue Q in Review

pictured above:  Kate Monster (Jessica Fair) and Princeton (Joshua Woodward) talking together Today’s world is full of controversy and lacks discussion. Many pointed issues, either on Capitol Hill or around one’s dinner table, are talked about but not resolved. At times, news reports and media messages seem bleak and there is a little conversation to fix it. In spite of this, the Wilmington College Theatre Department made bold strokes when they took matters into their own hands by starting a conversation with Avenue Q. Avenue Q is one of the…

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Let’s Get Fired Up for the Brand-New “Quaker Thunder” Pep Band

Wilmington College has a new organization on campus: a new band that will play at sporting events to encourage more energy and fan-spirit. Because of its promise to intensify the fans, it is known as “Quaker Thunder.” The Pep Band is open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni who can play an instrument and wants a musical outlet. As of this current semester, its main focus is recruitment and preparation. It is preparing for the spring semester for it will play at all home basketball games. “People should join…

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WC Chorale Music is Advil for the Soul

There have been many studies supporting the idea that music is beneficial to the body and mind in many ways. For people that struggle with mental illness, it is said that music is a way to destress a situation by decreasing a person’s anxiety and depression. According to http://www.lifehack.org, there are fifteen benefits that music provides: Happiness Helps with running Mental illness Improves insomnia Improves depression Helps with eating less – dim lights and soft music Improves mood while driving Helps with learning and memory Decreases anxiety before and after…

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The Work of Terry Inlow, “A Mostly Humorous Retrospective”

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the Harcum Art Gallery will be hosting an artist’s reception for the new art exhibit, “A Mostly Humorous Retrospective.” The new art exhibit features the work of Terry Inlow. Inlow worked at Wilmington College for more than forty years in the art department and has showcased his creations in many Ohio cities. This contemporary exhibit features photographs that art curator Hal Shunk describes as “the photographs that people might throw away,” but which Inlow has recycled with fresh creativity….

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