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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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Peace Corps Prep Program Presents Food Night

Come one, come all. On April 11, 2018 the Peace Corps Prep Program (PCPP) will be hosting a food night immediately before Peace Trivia. The club will be hosting several more food nights and each night will spotlight a different culture. Next Wednesday, the culture being spotlighted is India. Indian Cuisine will be provided by Taste of India, a restaurant in Lebanon that specializes in Indian cuisine. President of the PCPP, Ellyse Herr, shares, “We will be serving various types of naan, three different selections of curry, and a lot…

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DubC Cares: Environmental Justice

Article written by Savanna Burcham and Sarah Holtzclaw As Earth Day approaches Wilmington College can stand proud in witness of all the environmental justice movements happening on campus. Founded in 1870 by the Religious Society of Friends, the College adopted the following core values: integrity, community, diversity, excellence, peace and social justice, respect for all persons, and service and civic engagement. It is an exciting time on campus to see these values lived out through new clubs, service activities, political advocacy, and the creation of a new major. This February,…

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Students Lobby for a Just Immigration System in D.C.

photo: Students of Wilmington College lobbying to their representative Every spring, students from a variety of backgrounds venture to the heart-stirring city, otherwise known as Washington D.C.. On this journey, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) teaches young adults how to lobby their representatives using moral arguments and cold hard facts. This year, SLW occurred March 17 to 20 to fight for a just immigration system. This year’s trip was organized by a Wilmington College student who is dedicated to making a positive change. Emma Marks, a Political Science…

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What Are Lent and Mardi Gras All About?

Mardi Gras has a connotation of being one of the wildest parties throughout the year. However, Fat Tuesday is a long-standing tradition of the Catholic Church, and it marks the last day of ordinary time before the start of Lent, a time of fasting and repentance. The celebration dates back centuries to pagan celebrations of fertility and the season of spring. A WC student said, “The purpose of Fat Tuesday is to indulge in richer and fatty foods before the fasting process.” Ash Wednesday service is used to prepare church…

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Model Arab League Course Provides Insight Into the World

The Model Arab League (MAL) is a diplomatic leadership program designed to give college students insight on the Middle East and Arab world. Students are assigned delegations and roles within those delegations. These roles help students strengthen their leadership, public speaking, and critical thinking skills. At Wilmington College, Professor of Political Science, Dr. Marlaina Leppert-Wahl, offers the course to students. A conference is held annually at different colleges across Ohio. This year the conference will be held at Shawnee State University from February fifteenth to the seventeenth. Karlie Payton, a…

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Higher Education and Recent News: Net Neutrality, Tax Bill, Travel Ban

The news can be overwhelming – sources with different pieces of information, opposing opinions, and topics that people do not have the time or energy to keep up with. The best practice to keep oneself informed is to make it relatable to where one is in life. The following are three topics that have been seen frequently in the news and their implication on students in higher education: Net Neutrality “Net neutrality” is the idea that all web content should be treated equally by internet service providers, without extra charge…

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International Club Shares Cultures through Food

pictured: Marissa Johnson, representing food from South Korea On Tuesday, November 14, the International Club held their annual festival in the McCoy room of the Kelly Center. The festival was made up of different dishes, presented by international and American students, from various countries around the world. The goal of the International Festival was to try and make Wilmington College students more aware of the world around us. Several countries were represented at the festival. Denmark, Sweden, South Korea, and Italy were just a few. Marissa Johnson, a sophomore member…

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WC the first Midwest campus to pass a Refugee Support Resolution

Over the past weekend, Wilmington’s own Amnesty International Chapter attended the Midwest Regional Conference that was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While the whole group was not able to attend, five members drove and represented Wilmington and what the organization had accomplished on campus. On October 25th, Amnesty had officially passed a resolution on campus stating that Wilmington “declared its support for the resettlement of refugees no matter their religion, race, nationality or country, or origin…” With the Student Government Association’s (SGA) approval, Wilmington is the first campus in the Midwest…

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Interactive Passages Game Opens Eyes to Lives of Refugees

On October 10th, Wilmington College held their annual Westheimer Peace Symposium with the theme “Welcoming the Other.” The idea for the Symposium was to bring knowledge to students about all aspects of refugees and immigrants in hopes of making students more accepting. Classes were cancelled throughout the whole day and instead there were events around campus that students could attend. One of these events was called “Passages”, a game simulation in which students became refugees for three hours. Over the course of these three hours, students were placed into families,…

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