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A Student’s Thoughts on the AmeriCorp Budget Loss

AmeriCorps NCCC is losing its budget soon. A generation of community service thrown out of the window because of our President who promised to ‘help’ America, somehow dissolving a federal program that promotes community service throughout the country doesn’t seem like help to me. AmeriCorps was an integral part of my life and many others. I spent 11 months with a team of 8 other individuals, I was able to travel to Vicksburg, Mississippi, Atlanta, Georgia, Sacramento, California, Fort Worth, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as all the…

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Spring Lobby Weekend: What is it and Why is it Important?

Spring Lobby Weekend (SLW) is an opportunity for students to learn how to be effective change-makers in society. The weekend takes place over spring break and allows students, no matter their major, to engage in promoting a peaceful solution in Washington D.C.. Each year there is a different topic the students lobby on and this year it is immigration. Kelly Johnson, a freshman Social Justice Advocacy major from Massachusetts, shares, “Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we take action to make sure the people we have elected into…

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Women’s March For Both Men and Women

photo from Wilmington Women’s March Facebook page Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., Las Angeles, Las Vegas. All of these places combined hosted large crowds of women yearning to make a change. January 21st, 2018 marked the second annual ‘Women’s March’ which started in Washington, D.C. in 2017. What started as Teresa Shook inviting forty of her friends to march on Washington after becoming frustrated with the 2016 election results quickly turned into a movement that spread across not only the entire United States of America, but also the entire globe. These hundreds…

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No and Other Words of Female Empowerment

In today’s world one of the most pressing issues is women rights and sexual assault and how society handles the two issues. The poetry book No and Other Words of Female Empowerment was released November of 2017 and focuses on the message of female empowerment and strength, the book makes the reader acknowledge the reader’s self-worth. The timing of the book correlates well with the timing of the Ohio Women’s March. In regards to the poem opening with “It’s time that mothers,” freshman Tyson Williams said “I like this poem…

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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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There Is a Purpose – Avenue Q in Review

pictured above:  Kate Monster (Jessica Fair) and Princeton (Joshua Woodward) talking together Today’s world is full of controversy and lacks discussion. Many pointed issues, either on Capitol Hill or around one’s dinner table, are talked about but not resolved. At times, news reports and media messages seem bleak and there is a little conversation to fix it. In spite of this, the Wilmington College Theatre Department made bold strokes when they took matters into their own hands by starting a conversation with Avenue Q. Avenue Q is one of the…

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DNA Discussion About Respecting the Flag

Tuesday, October 17, the DNA had a discussion about respecting the flag and what it has to do with the NFL. They had several guest speakers, retired veterans and teachers who taught at Wilmington. Those in attendance included Arc Brooks, the first multicultural affairs director, three retired veterans, and campus staff. “This is an organism not an organization. I feel like if we say it’s a club or group, not many people are going to want to be in it or feel included.” – Chip Murdock Chip Murdock, Advisor of…

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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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“Welcoming the Other:” Students Encouraged to Attend Westheimer Peace Symposium

The Westheimer Peace Symposium, as described by the Wilmington College website, “will focus on ‘the changing nature of war’ by illuminating the experiences of refugees who have come to the United States to escape violence and devastation in their home countries.” The Symposium will take place Tuesday October 10. Classes will be put off due to the event, however all Freshman at Wilmington College are required to go. Each year the Symposium chooses a topic to explore, and this year it will be “Peace and the Nature of War.”  This topic is…

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