Making the 1920s Relatable to the 2020s

This past weekend, the Wilmington College Theatre Department presented a production of “Radium Girls” in the Hugh Heiland Theater. The play highlighted a time in the 1920s in which dangerous radium was considered to be a miracle substance safe for everyday use and even capable of curing cancer due to its ability to shrink tumors. The play centers on the “Radium Girls,” a group of female factory workers who worked for the US Radium Corporation. These workers painted watch dials with a radium-based luminous paint used by soldiers during World…

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10 Year Challenge: The Help

We are in the middle of February which means once again we are in the middle of celebrating Black History Month. And what better way to celebrate this important time of reflection than to discuss the monumentous novel “The Help” during its 10-year anniversary? Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s has strong connotations and is the setting for Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help.” Stockett’s “The Help” was released in 2009 and was inspired by her family maid, Demetrie. Stockett never got the chance to ask Demetrie what it was like being a…

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Upcoming Play to be Radiant

Every spring, Wilmington College puts on their annual play. Last year, Wynn Alexander directed “Early Dark,” a story about a young southern woman and man, the passion (or lack thereof) between the two, and the complications of their relationship. The play was very well received by its audiences, mostly due to the fresh faces that entered the Theatre Department. This year, Alexander has decided to direct “Radium Girls,” a smash hit in high schools and colleges nationwide as well as a successful documentary on Amazon Video. The show brings attention…

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“Little Shop of Horrors” Reflection

In high school, participating in the production of a play or musical was never my cup of tea. In fact, I wasn’t as involved in high school extra-curriculars as I am in college ones. But that change happened because of growing up and developing a new worldly perspective and also witnessing the Theatre Department here at Wilmington College. It is such an integral part of the campus, the community, and the curriculum. This Fall, I was able to be a part of an exciting tradition at the College – I…

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Movie Review: Mid90s

The film “Mid90s” was widely released this past Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. The film marks Jonah Hill’s directorial debut. Audiences and critics alike were extremely pleased with the movie’s quality. IMDb rates the movie a 7.8/10 while Metacritic gives it a 67% and Rotten Tomatoes released a score of 76% in favor. The film boasts an incredible look back into the nostalgic 1990s with skate boards, old video games, the “classic” 90’s style, and much more. The problems of drug and alcohol abuse while struggling to figure out who you…

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A Colorful Dialogue

On Oct. 24, Traci Higginbotham had an art gallery opening in the Harcum Art Gallery at Wilmington College to display her collection of pieces titled “A Conversation with Color.” Higginbotham has been making art since fourth grade; in the fourth grade, her teacher would hold drawing contests for the school lunch menus and hallway bulletin board designs.  Her teacher sent a letter to her parents and suggested she be tested to enter into the Putnam County Gifted Art Program. Higginbotham entered the program in the 6th grade and attended half…

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Thank God it’s “Fright”day

Wilmington Main Campus will be experiencing another time honor tradition – APB is hosting its annual “Fright Night” movie showing tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. in Dining Rooms C and D. This year, three movies will be featured back to back, each increasing in scariness as the night progresses. The initial movies selected are PG-13 rated “The Woman in Black,” R Rated “Demon House,” followed by the Found Film “The Taking of Deborah Logan.” These movies were chosen by the APB Board to spice up the event; however, APB potentially…

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It’s a Mad World

On August 29, Nicolin Haines had an art gallery opening in the Harcum Art Gallery at Wilmington College to display his collection of pieces titled “Madnormality.” Haines has been making art in all forms since 2010, but it was not until his sophomore year of college that he realized clay was his calling. In Haines’ artist statement he says, “The title, ‘Madnormality’, suggests a proliferation of mutations on an extreme or wild capacity. Through an exploration of construction techniques, I have found new (repetitive) forms upon which to experiment in…

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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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