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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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DubC Cares: Environmental Justice

Article written by Savanna Burcham and Sarah Holtzclaw As Earth Day approaches Wilmington College can stand proud in witness of all the environmental justice movements happening on campus. Founded in 1870 by the Religious Society of Friends, the College adopted the following core values: integrity, community, diversity, excellence, peace and social justice, respect for all persons, and service and civic engagement. It is an exciting time on campus to see these values lived out through new clubs, service activities, political advocacy, and the creation of a new major. This February,…

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Students Lobby for a Just Immigration System in D.C.

photo: Students of Wilmington College lobbying to their representative Every spring, students from a variety of backgrounds venture to the heart-stirring city, otherwise known as Washington D.C.. On this journey, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) teaches young adults how to lobby their representatives using moral arguments and cold hard facts. This year, SLW occurred March 17 to 20 to fight for a just immigration system. This year’s trip was organized by a Wilmington College student who is dedicated to making a positive change. Emma Marks, a Political Science…

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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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