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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Upcoming Play to be Radiant

Every spring, Wilmington College puts on their annual play. Last year, Wynn Alexander directed “Early Dark,” a story about a young southern woman and man, the passion (or lack thereof) between the two, and the complications of their relationship. The play was very well received by its audiences, mostly due to the fresh faces that entered the Theatre Department. This year, Alexander has decided to direct “Radium Girls,” a smash hit in high schools and colleges nationwide as well as a successful documentary on Amazon Video. The show brings attention…

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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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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 out. There will be two speakers present for the dinner and discussion. Sarah Huffman, a volunteer from CRIS (Community Refugee & Immigration Services), and Murtadha Al-Shaikhli, a refugee. They will discuss immigration and give real-life…

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Where Do You Stand When Someone Takes A Knee?

The countdown is on! Next Tuesday, November 6th, the next Diversity In Action (DNA) program will commence. This week’s topic surrounds an oldie but a goodie. Where Do You Stand When Someone Takes A Knee? As many loud and proud patriots have voiced, kneeling during the anthem is seen by tons of NFL fans as metaphorically spitting in the face of all those soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our nation safe. For others though, this brave act of defiance is a courageous stand in the push…

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DNA Discussion: The Kavanaugh Effect

The room was quiet as people of all different races, shapes, and sizes filed into the room, each person carrying their own facial expression as they prepared themselves for the discussion about to take place. These conversations are meant to be uncomfortable as they are primarily centered around topics that are not the easiest to discuss. The feeling in the room was tense nonetheless as it always seems to be when these conversations take place. When these conversations take place, it is not always easy to hear the other side.…

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A Close Look on Ohio’s Issue 1

On Nov. 6, 2018, the United States is holding the Midterm General Election. There are many issues that we, as voting Americans, will be facing during this upcoming election. And As Ohioans, we have several issues and candidates to choose from during this voting session. On the statewide ballot we have Issue 1 which focuses on reducing penalties for crimes of obtaining, possessing, and using illegal drugs. WHY TO VOTE YES ON ISSUE 1: Ohio spends roughly 1.8 billion dollars a year on our prison system and the inmates that…

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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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