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  • Courageous Series at WC

    [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t is Random Acts of Kindness Week on Wilmington’s campus, and there are many activities through the Center for Service and Civic Engagement that students may participate in.  To accompany this week to spread goodwill to the community, the Wilmington College Campus Ministry Office has presented a series on Monday nights from 6-7:30 titled “Courage.” 

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  • The Taliban is Not a Terrorist Group?

      [dropcap]M[/dropcap]uch controversy has arisen from the White House’s declaration last week that the Taliban is not a terrorist group. Responding to whether concessions should be made to terrorist groups to free hostages, White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz stated, “we don’t make concessions to terrorist groups.” In the same exchange with ABC News

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  • American Sniper Film Under Fire by Critics

               [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he blockbuster film American Sniper has emerged as a recent object of controversy by those who view the film as a pro- war propaganda piece. The film follows U.S Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s struggles on the battlefield and at home as he works to acclimate to a life away from

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  • President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

    [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Tuesday, January 20th, the President addressed the American people before Congress in the annual presidential State of the Union address. In this year’s address the President touted his economic recovery strategy, arguing that “the shadow of crisis has past and the state of the union is strong.” To support his claim the President stated

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  • France Resolute Despite Terror Attacks

      [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast week France was beset by three days of terror incidents that threatened the nation’s freedom of speech. On January 7th, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi stormed into the Paris office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing eleven members of its staff after opening fire with assault rifles. Incensed by the newspaper’s caricatures

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  • Defense Secretary Forced Out by White House?

    [dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing the news of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation on Monday, questions arose on whether his resignation was voluntary or if he was forced out by the Obama administration. In addressing these rumors, Pentagon Spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby maintained that the Secretary was not fired, stating that both the President and Secretary Hagel determined

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  • Thanking Our Veterans: Veterans’ Day 2014

    [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n November 11, 2014, America celebrated Veterans’ Day.  Along with many other holidays, people do not often understand the importance of what they are celebrating.  Yet the people that are honored on this holiday are those who have served for the United States, and have put their lives on the line to do so. Veterans’

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  • Showdown in Washington over Immigration Reform

    [dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne week after President Obama expressed his intent to work alongside the incoming Congress after the Democrats lost control of the Senate last week, immigration reform is becoming a hotly contested subject between the President and current members of Congress. Although Press Secretary Josh Earnest has stated that the President has not finalized his plan

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  • American Marine Finally Released from Mexican Prison

    Taylor L. Turner Political Writer  [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter being held prisoner in Mexico for two-hundred and fourteen days, Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi was freed from his prison cell last Friday. Tahmooressi, who served two tours in Afghanistan, was arrested March 31st of this year by Mexican authorities after crossing the border with the possession of three guns. The

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  • CIA Annex Security Contractors Speak Out on What Really Happened in Benghazi

    Taylor Turner Political Writer [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter much delay and miring with political rhetoric, details of what truly transpired in Benghazi on the night of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack have been brought to light by security contractors charged with protecting the CIA Annex. In an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, security contractors and contributors

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