Faith, Awareness, and Action…Addressing Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence

Maraya Wahl Staff Writer [dropcap]O[/dropcap]f all the fundamental Quaker beliefs and practices, there is an emphasis on the principle that all people have inherent worth and value.  Throughout history, Quaker groups and individuals – including those at Wilmington College – have been a part of reaching out to the oppressed.  In our world today, there is deep oppression that is occurring, and that is the abuse and trafficking of human beings. On Wednesday, October 29, members from many advocacy groups and local government met at the University of Dayton River Campus…

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Generals Disagree on President Obama’s ISIS Strategy

Taylor Turner Political Writer [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile the President persists that there will be no American troops involved in combat operations against ISIS, several generals have publicly challenged his strategy. Among the generals to disagree on the use of combat troops are Generals Ray Odierno, Martin Dempsey, James Mattis and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” Robert Gates stated that air power and reliance on Iraqi forces alone would not be sufficient in the effort “to be successful against ISIS.” Gates also stated that “boots on…

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Labor Day Weekend

  The History: [dropcap]F[/dropcap]or most American children these days, Labor Day is just a day off from school all too soon but well appreciated after the long summer break and vacationing. It is celebrated with cook outs, picnics, and parades, but with little understanding of the holiday. For American and Canadian children living on September 5th in 1882, Labor Day was not celebrated in the same luxury and liberty as the children today have; there was a time when every day was a labor, or working day for children. A…

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Press Release: ODMH Director Tracy Plouck and Local Leaders Discuss Benefits of Extending Medicaid Coverage

  Wilmington, OH – Today, local and state leaders came together in Wilmington to discuss the benefits of extending Medicaid coverage to those with income up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL).   By extending Medicaid benefits, many individuals needing treatment services for both physical and behavioral health disorders will have coverage for their treatment.   Proposed changes will allow adults who have a mental illness or an addiction disorder to receive treatment and supports in an effort to keep them healthy and stable in the community.   Ohio Department of Mental Health…

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Super Bowl XLVII

A. J. Ganger Sports   Whether you’re a football fan or not, everyone watches the Super Bowl. Some watch it for the commercials, some for the game, and others just want to watch the halftime show to see how the performance turns out. This Super Bowl had no shortage of surprises. This year’s match-up put together the NFC champions, the San Francisco 49ers and the AFC Champions, the Baltimore Ravens. In this game “one of the best linebackers of all time,” according to Jacob Barrett, was playing in his final…

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Week 11 report

A.J. Ganger Sports Week 11 was full of surprises and a defeat from a dominant team and SEC powerhouse. The Alabama Crimson Tide fell to the newest member of the SEC, the Aggies of Texas A&M. This game has changed the whole landscape of the BCS rankings as we know it. Fans were shown in shock at the end of the first half as the Number 1 ranked Crimson Tide were down 20 to 14 at halftime. The red shirt freshmen Johnny “Football” lead the Aggies in to Alabama and…

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College football report

A.J. Ganger Sports   For some college football teams in November, a chance to play for their conference title is on the line. More teams are becoming bowl eligible, and the rivalry games are also in full swing this month. Alabama, which has been number 1 since the first week of the season back in September, had a victory in Louisiana this past weekend as they came back to beat LSU 21 to 17 in an instant classic. The number 2 ranked Kansas State Wildcats are undefeated on the season…

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Election results stir students

Morgan Smith Editor   Last night, Wilmington College students gathered in the Underground in Pyle Center to watch as votes were tallied for the presidential race. Students enjoyed refreshments and political conversation.   “The Republicans obviously don’t like this idea,” said Katie Wisecup, a sophomore Biology major. She stated that Issue 2 is important to her during this election. This amendment would have created a commission to take charge of dividing Ohio into voting districts; elected officials and lobbyists would not have been allowed to sit on the commission. However,…

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A stay at the rez

Brianna Knisley My experience at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota To put into words the things I experienced on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is an exceptional task. For some reason it’s hard to capture the true essence of the Rez through description or even photo, and to do so only seems to take away from the core of what makes Pine Ridge such a special place. However, under the circumstances, my meager attempts will have to suffice, if only to share an event that changed my perspective on life…

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Be aware, show you care

Stephanie Thompson Staff Writer The week of September 10th through September 16th people across the country bound together for National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is preventable, yet daily in the U.S., people are taking their own lives because they and the people around them aren’t aware of a problem.  Facebook, Twitter and other news feeds posted relative content that has touched hearts everywhere. The hope is that after spreading awareness, people will be able to help in some way or another, whether it’s supporting a friend who has thought about…

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