Getting Wind of What the Honors Program Has Planned.

The Honors Program will embark on a trip to Chicago on April 26. This trip is open to any current Honors student on the Wilmington College main campus. In Chicago, students will be given the opportunity to further their knowledge on an array of topics when visiting venues of their choosing. One of the educational aspects on the itinerary is the Shedd Aquarium. This aquarium is nationally known for its exhibits as well as its educational programs. This activity will be especially enjoyed by the biology majors on the trip,…

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Spreading Random Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week kicked off at Wilmington College the week of the Feb. 11-15. RAK Week included a full week of good deeds happening on campus and in the community. This week of warm-heartedness was established in 1995 by a small foundation in Denver, CO. Their goal was simple: they wanted to spread kindness, particularly in the classroom setting where they can teach kids at a young age to spread kindness in their everyday setting and throughout their lives. Students of all ages can learn the importance…

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Different, Not Less

The zebra is the official symbol of rare diseases because each zebra’s stripes are unique to them, and each person with a rare disease is unique to them. Thus, the zebra is synonymous Rare Disease Day occurs on Feb. 28 of each year. A rare disease is a disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people. There is more than 7,000 rare diseases that affects 25 million Americas. Most of the people struggling with these rare diseases are children. There is an innate problem – there is very little funding and…

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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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Deals You’ll Love for the Day of Love

Valentine’s Day and college can be a tricky combination. We all want to treat our special someone to a special something, but we’re also poor, so hopefully, these deals can make it easier: B-dubs: Because Valentine’s Day is on a Thursday, so you can celebrate Boneless Thursday, where you can get 60 cent wings all day! I’m sure you know we have one of these right in Wilmington! Olive Garden: Olive Garden is offering a special dinner for two (to go) for $35. With this deal, you get a shareable entrée for…

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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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“Little Shop of Horrors” Reflection

In high school, participating in the production of a play or musical was never my cup of tea. In fact, I wasn’t as involved in high school extra-curriculars as I am in college ones. But that change happened because of growing up and developing a new worldly perspective and also witnessing the Theatre Department here at Wilmington College. It is such an integral part of the campus, the community, and the curriculum. This Fall, I was able to be a part of an exciting tradition at the College – I…

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DNA Discussion: Where do you Stand when some take a Knee?

The energy in the room was slightly polarized as the Diversity In Action (DNA) team asked students and community members to sit on the side that represents their beliefs. The discussion was titled “Where do you stand when some take a knee?” alluding to Colin Kaepernick’s controversial protest on the football field. As the event began to take off, co-hosts Kelly Johnson and Steve Broussard asked each side to explain why they agreed with that particular stance. One of the main arguments coming from the “Against kneeling” side was that…

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Finding Our Radio Voices

Last week was the second meeting of Wilmington College’s new radio station. Headed by Nick Wiget, the college’s new Communication Arts professor, the radio station has been largely organized and funded by him. Right now, its staff is open to anyone who wants to be a part of it. With some big aspirations for future broadcasting, Wiget is ready to get the word out and recruit some more students to the art of broadcasting. Wiget proposes student’s autonomy with their own shows – little supervision with some minor direction from…

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