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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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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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The Old QRC Can’t Come to the Phone Right Now

“I’m sorry, the old QRC can’t come to the phone right now.” “Why?” “Oh, cause she’s dead.”    If you have not been over to see the new facility you must check it out, it has been well utilized and is the new hot spot on campus. Paula Stewart, WC Swim Coach, shared more about the Quaker Recreation Center. It is the brick building on the east side of Herman Court, and shares a parking lot with CSS. When you walk in, there will always be someone at the front desk…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Extravaganza Success for First Year

Wednesday April 26 was the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Extravaganza hosted by Wilmington Colleges’ It’s On Us and the Sexual Assault Hotline team. The group hosted a day full of events to promote awareness for sexual assault including denim day, the chalk walk, “Take back the night Rally”, and painting of the rock with a group photo. This past Wednesday, students may have seen many people on campus wearing denim to represent sexual assault awareness. The Denim Day campaign originated by a ruling in the Italian Supreme Court where a rape…

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Balancing Mental Health and Your College Education

What is it like balancing mental health and your college education? Answer is, not the easiest thing in the world. You always have that shadow lingering over you. Telling you to give up, or don’t finish that class assignment, or to just sleep your days away. Whether you have depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, etc; you know what it’s like living with life trying to figure out if you want to make it to the next day. College life is rough for us in one way or another. So what…

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How Can Smart People Handle Difficult People

Difficult people are unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to get satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Studies have long shown that stress can have a lasting and negative impact on the brain. “To deal with difficult people effectively, you need an approach that enables you, across the board, to control what you can eliminate what you can’t.  The important thing to remember is that you are in control of far more than you realize” (Bradberry, 2017). “The…

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February: A Month To Take To Heart

Have you ever taken a minute to listen to that thing inside your chest?  That thump thump thump that keeps you going?  You know, the reason you were able to get up this morning. What if you weren’t able to get up?  What if one day that thumping just stopped? The fact is that heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.  That’s approximately one woman every minute! February 3, 2017 was National Wear Red Day, marking 14 years since the founding…

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