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 anyone knows about some of these local legends. Cincinnati is just an hour away from Wilmington and hosts entire tours dedicated to the hauntings of the city. One of the most prominent of these hauntings…

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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, and slowly but surely… every American citizen was given the right to vote in every, single American election. The right to vote came about after long battles between white males and, well, everyone else who…

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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 are appointed and confirmed to the Supreme Court serve a lifetime term. This time frame differentiates greatly from any other political appointment in any aspect. The appointment of Brett Kavanaugh appeared to be contraversial due…

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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 Committee (composed by Tanya Maus, Elizabeth Haines, Michael Snarr, and Wendy Grab), was the opioid epidemic currently sweeping the United States. First, opioids are usually a prescribed drug from a doctor for the treatment of…

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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. This is not the first time that the Confederate flag has been seen in the hands of those protesting against people of color – this is something that dates back to the 20th century. Wilmington…

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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 afraid of the world. In order to accomplish this, the members follow a code of honor that consists of respect, loyalty, and trust. Part of this organization’s job is to protect the abused, and often…

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Wilmington College’s Model Arab League Brings Students the Opportunity to Visit Rabat, Morocco

Four Wilmington College students and two alumni will be spending a week in Rabat, the capital of Morocco, to participate in the Model Arab League, a program that informs young leaders about international issues and creates a greater awareness of the Arab world and its people. Each student will represent a particular country and stand on a council related to affairs such as environment, politics, and economics. The structure is comparable to the Model United Nations, but it instead focuses only on the 22 member states that comprise the League…

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College Offers Unique Museum Trip

The Wilmington College Office of Diversity and Inclusion is taking their annual cultural museum trip to Washington D.C. on Dec. 12 through Dec. 14. The museums to be visited include: the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the Newseum. Chip Murdock (right), director of Multicultural Affairs at Wilmington College, said, “Each museum makes you a feel a certain kind of way; each takes your breath away in a different aspect.” The total cost for…

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It Mattered in 2016, it Matters Now

Putting your name behind someone who caused one of the biggest controversies of 2016 is not the route most would choose; however, Nike risked it all when they made former 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, the face of the special 30th anniversary of their campaign, ‘#Justdoit’. Not only did Nike take a risk, but they refueled a conversation that was left unfinished in 2016 when Kapernick decided to kneel during the National Anthem as a way to protest racial injustice in America. When Kapernick had the idea to use his platform…

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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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