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The Witness Newspaper
  • A Holiday Stuffed with History

    Thanksgiving, a holiday most of us think of as a day to stuff our faces, spend time with relatives we never see, and reflect on the aspects of life we are most thankful for; however, the holiday holds a rich history. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a feast that became known

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  • Adding More Chairs to the Kitchen Table

    Amnesty International is putting on a dinner and discussion on Wednesday, November 14, at 7- 8:30 p.m. in dining rooms C & D to discuss immigration and the struggles of refugees. This “Longer Table” dinner is set to promote building a longer table for more people to gather at and interact, rather than shutting people

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  • November: National Adoption Month

    November is a time that most of us consider to be the beginning of festivities, home cooked meals, and giving thanks. November isn’t only about Thanksgiving, however. It is also National Adoption Month, and one of the main focuses throughout this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. In 1976, the Massachusetts

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  • Vaccinate good times, come on! (Let’s Vaccinate)

    Recently, there has been a big debate over the safety of vaccines. Some people have been led to belief that vaccinations cause autism; this is faulty information – vaccines are essential and necessary to keep diseases eradicated. Elliot Zieman, Professor of Biology at Wilmington College, said, “Vaccines are the safest and most effective way to

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  • Ohio’s Haunted Happenings

    Around Halloween, everybody likes to break out their own stories of ghosts that are in old buildings or shadows in the woods. Whether or not these stories are entirely reliable or not, telling these spooky tales with friends is a past time most people experience. Next time an opportunity for scary stories arises, see if

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  • Like Your Voice, Your Vote Matters

    It is important to realize that we are, in fact, born with certain unalienable rights in the United States of America. We are given the opportunity to voice our opinions loud and proud; we are given the right to own firearms; we are given the right to walk freely and not be held as slaves,

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  • One Moment in Time Becomes One Movement in History

    On Oct. 6, 2018, the Women’s March organized an event with the hashtag “Cancel Kavanaugh.” This march was formed on the premise surrounding the sexual assault allegations towards Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States. A little background information on the judicial processes in the United States: Nominees who

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  • Westheimer Peace Symposium Discusses Issues at Home

    On Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, Wilmington College hosted its annual Westheimer Peace Symposium. For most students, it was a day off to catch up on homework and sleep, but for our new freshman and a few upperclassmen, it was a day of eye-opening experiences and learning. This year’s topic, chosen by the Westheimer Peace Symposium

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  • Diveristy N Action Hosting Discussion on Confederate Flag

    Two people can look at the Confederate flag and see completely different things. The Confederate flag has evolved over the decades to represent heritage, hate, patriotism, and racism. The meaning varies from person-to-person, the flag has been the cause of a great deal of controversy due to the use of it at white supremacy rallies.

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  • Bikers Against Child Abuse Ride into Wilmington

    On Sept. 10, Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) came to Wilmington College to talk about the intensity of child abuse. The purpose of this group is to create a safer environment for abused children. Not only does this community work towards a safer environment, the members also try to empower abused children to not feel

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