Music Review: Khalid’s EP “SunCity”

In 2016, Khalid broke the charts with his hit single “Location”, not long after this song hit the ears of young adults across the globe, his debut album American Teen came to be. Since then, he has collaborated with artists such as: Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, and Fifth Harmony member, Normani. Although the Suncity EP that dropped on October 19 covers some of the same ground as American Teen, Khalid shows listeners a wider range of sounds in every song, from the upbeat spanish over a reggaeton-lite beat of the…

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We Will Review You

On Nov. 2, 2018, “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released worldwide to an overwhelmingly positive review. The movie recieved an 8.4/10 from IMDb, a 55% overall score from Rotten Tomatoes, and a 50% score from Metacritic. Although most of the more infamous film critics were mostly negative, they found Bohemian Rhapsody to be a “cleaner” version of the actual events that transpired. Nevertheless, audience scores found the movie to be an incredible thrill ride of one of their favorite bands. 98% of Google users gave this movie a thumbs up, and most…

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November: National Adoption Month

November is a time that most of us consider to be the beginning of festivities, home cooked meals, and giving thanks. November isn’t only about Thanksgiving, however. It is also National Adoption Month, and one of the main focuses throughout this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. In 1976, the Massachusetts Governor, Mike Dukakis, initiated “Adoption Week.” This was the first major effort to promote adoption and the need to get children out of the foster care system. The popularity for promoting adoption soon grew, and…

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Vaccinate good times, come on! (Let’s Vaccinate)

Recently, there has been a big debate over the safety of vaccines. Some people have been led to belief that vaccinations cause autism; this is faulty information – vaccines are essential and necessary to keep diseases eradicated. Elliot Zieman, Professor of Biology at Wilmington College, said, “Vaccines are the safest and most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. The key to vaccines is the prevention of diseases. Disease prevention means a vaccinated person is protected from acquiring and transmitting the disease.” Because people are choosing not to vaccinate themselves, the…

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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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Movie Review: Mid90s

The film “Mid90s” was widely released this past Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. The film marks Jonah Hill’s directorial debut. Audiences and critics alike were extremely pleased with the movie’s quality. IMDb rates the movie a 7.8/10 while Metacritic gives it a 67% and Rotten Tomatoes released a score of 76% in favor. The film boasts an incredible look back into the nostalgic 1990s with skate boards, old video games, the “classic” 90’s style, and much more. The problems of drug and alcohol abuse while struggling to figure out who you…

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Ohio’s Haunted Happenings

Around Halloween, everybody likes to break out their own stories of ghosts that are in old buildings or shadows in the woods. Whether or not these stories are entirely reliable or not, telling these spooky tales with friends is a past time most people experience. Next time an opportunity for scary stories arises, see if anyone knows about some of these local legends. Cincinnati is just an hour away from Wilmington and hosts entire tours dedicated to the hauntings of the city. One of the most prominent of these hauntings…

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A Colorful Dialogue

On Oct. 24, Traci Higginbotham had an art gallery opening in the Harcum Art Gallery at Wilmington College to display her collection of pieces titled “A Conversation with Color.” Higginbotham has been making art since fourth grade; in the fourth grade, her teacher would hold drawing contests for the school lunch menus and hallway bulletin board designs.  Her teacher sent a letter to her parents and suggested she be tested to enter into the Putnam County Gifted Art Program. Higginbotham entered the program in the 6th grade and attended half…

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Halloween, A History

Halloween. The time of year when pumpkins seem to take over and the nights get just a little bit spookier. In 2017, more than 179 million Americans took part in different Halloween celebrations, and for 2018, expects around 180 million. It’s safe to say that many people enjoy dressing up and having a little fun on All Hallows’ Eve. Halloween originated from the Celtic festival “Samhain.” This festival was celebrated to mark the end of a bountiful summer harvest and the beginning of the cold winter. Celts celebrated Samhain at this…

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Thank God it’s “Fright”day

Wilmington Main Campus will be experiencing another time honor tradition – APB is hosting its annual “Fright Night” movie showing tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. in Dining Rooms C and D. This year, three movies will be featured back to back, each increasing in scariness as the night progresses. The initial movies selected are PG-13 rated “The Woman in Black,” R Rated “Demon House,” followed by the Found Film “The Taking of Deborah Logan.” These movies were chosen by the APB Board to spice up the event; however, APB potentially…

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