Dream and Promise Act: A Dream Come True for Immigrants

The Dream and Promise Act, otherwise referred to as H.R.6, is designed to set up a safe and attainable pathway to citizenship for immigrant youth, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and other communities affected by immigration legislation. By creating a safe pathway to citizenship for immigrant youth, immigrant communities can truly flourish without having to live in the shadows.  This piece of legislation has broad support from faith organizations and leaders, from both the Republican and Democratic parties in Congress, and from over 140 of the nation’s top…

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Board of Trustees Gives Presidential Search Update

Peggy Sturdivant, the chair of the Wilmington College board of trustees, released an update via email today to the campus community regarding progress made by the presidential search committee. The presidential search committee “continue[s] to receive applications steadily, resulting in an impressive and robust pool of candidates to date,” said Rich Sidwell, the chair of the presidential search committee. The search committee will accept applications until Sept. 8 and plans to meet on Sept. 10 to select a small number of applicants to interview and consider further. Both Sidwell and Sturdivant invite members…

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COVID-19 Impacts Several Aspects of the Agriculture Industry

COVID-19, the coronavirus, pandemic, and quarantine are words that have become all too familiar throughout the world, leaving many people lost, broken, and confused.  This pandemic has completely blindsided most consumers, and has left them wondering when things will get back to normal; however, two things remain: hope and determination.  While most of this is out of their control, consumers have to stay hopeful yet realistic. Consumers have to do their part and stay home as much as they can; the people on the frontline are depending on the consumers…

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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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Different, Not Less

The zebra is the official symbol of rare diseases because each zebra’s stripes are unique to them, and each person with a rare disease is unique to them. Thus, the zebra is synonymous Rare Disease Day occurs on Feb. 28 of each year. A rare disease is a disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people. There is more than 7,000 rare diseases that affects 25 million Americas. Most of the people struggling with these rare diseases are children. There is an innate problem – there is very little funding and…

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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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What We Witnessed in 2018

 2018 brought a lot of new, exciting, innovative, and world-changing events. Let us look at some of them! Music: Some of the most popular songs of the year include: Thank u, Next by Ariana Grande This is America by Childish Gambino I Like It by Cardi B Never Be The Same by Camila Cabello High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco Movies: Popular movies of 2018 include: A Quiet Place BlacKkKlansman Black Panther Incredibles 2 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Sports: There were many exciting sporting events this past year, some…

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