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Fourteen Tips for Acing Finals Week

It’s happening everyone! The semester is almost over! This may be an exciting time for some because that means sunshine, vacation, and summer, but before you get too excited, we need to get through finals first. You may be thinking, “Oh God, how am I supposed to do this??” but don’t worry, www.huffingtonpost.com has some tips for you!   Take advantage of school events! – Don’t forget about late-night breakfast, later hours in the library, and having a break at the Paint Party! Exercising – Exercise is the perfect way…

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The Need to Step Back: Three Perspectives

WC Senior Perspective: Kara Griffith, studying Criminal Justice I think the major [life change] for seniors after graduation is going from a sporadic, packed schedule of social events, community service, classes, sporting events and meetings to a more settled schedule revolving around a traditional work schedule. No longer will I be up until 3am writing extensive research papers, or unfortunately have the opportunity to nap at 1 in the afternoon. Having this busy and sporadic schedule has definitely taught me how to manage time better as well how to be…

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Small Steps to Big Changes with the Earth Day Environmental Round Tables

Student Mathew Hursey stating his personal connection to the cause of environmental justice (photo by Corey Cockerill) To face big problems, one must start small and take one step at a time. Wilmington College is doing just that in addressing environmental concerns and letting voices be heard. On the afternoon of April 19, students Sarah Holtzclaw and Emma Marks hosted an Earth Day Roundtable which focused on environmental advocacy. Students and community members of varying backgrounds were represented and able to share their thoughts on the topic with staff members…

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Sliver of Liver: A Story about Donating Life

April: The start of Spring, sunshine, Easter, and National Donate Life Month. National Donate Life Month is a time of awareness on how great an impact donors can have on the lives of families awaiting transplant. In 2016, more than 33,600 transplants brought renewed life to patients and their families and communities (from 9,900 deceased and 5,900 living donors).  More than 116,000 men, women and children await lifesaving organ transplants. 12% of patients waiting are in need of a liver. Living donation of part of the liver can help these…

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Healthy Tips to Avoid the Cold and Flu

The winter season brings many things: freezing temperature, inches and inches of snow, a lack of sunshine, dreariness, the inability to go outside, and especially the cold and flu. It is important to know the best practices to keep yourself, and your dorm or apartment clean. www.cdc.gov gives six habits to do just that.Avoid close interactions – Keep contacts with sick people to a minimum and if you are sick, keeping a distance from others is important. 1.Stay home – Staying home helps to keep the people that could become…

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In N Out of Sleep

As college students, we try to sleep as much as we can wherever we can (although life would probably be better if we didn’t fall asleep at 2 a.m. and know we have an 8 a.m. in the next morning). When we wake up it never seems to be enough sleep, which means we hit snooze, and we take naps that range from 2 minutes to a few hours. Hitting the snooze button has its downfalls to your sleep cycle, it can mess up how your body registers the cycle…

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Pets With a Purpose for WC Students

photo provided by Amber Walters Emotional Support Animals, or ESA’s for short, is a question I had fumbling around in my head for quite some time now. I’ve seen various students around campus with animals that are mostly dogs and a few cats as well as a weasel or ferret, I’m not sure which but who honestly knows the difference? (Disclaimer: It’s a ferret, which is a member of the weasel family). Seeing these animals around campus got me wondering, what are these things and why do students need them?…

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It’s Okay To Be Happy: Advice From WC Students

With the holiday season, officially in full swing and Twitter has become increasingly depressing (because for some reason that is how social media works). It’s November which means: it gets dark at 5 o’clock, it’s either cold or raining, or both, people are bitter this time of year if they do not have a special someone, we have no motivation to finish our assignments, we are going broke, and our finals are creeping up. However, if you are one of people who manage to avoid all the bleakness and depression……

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How To: Avoiding Homesickness during the Holiday Season

The Holidays are supposed to be a season full of cheer, love, family, and delicious food. It is about spending time with the people you love, cooking, laughing, eating, and being close. For students living on campus away from their family, this may not be the case. Rather than feeling the holiday cheer, students feel homesick because they are spending their holidays away from their family and friends, away from their normal traditions, and away from their childhood home. www.refreshedperspectives.com has nine ways for students not to feel homesick during…

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How to Avoid Unhealthy Minds

Keeping a strong mental health in college is extremely important. Without it, depression and anxiety can set in causing everyday activities to become a challenge. Getting out of bed, eating regular meals, doing homework, spending time with friends and family, and most importantly taking care of yourself become a difficult task without a strong and healthy mind. According to www.uhs.umich.edu, here are ten steps to keep yourself and your mind strong. 1.Having self-confidence Loving one’s body and self, and doing activities that you would enjoy, create a confidence and kindness…

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