No Offense But: Greek Edition

On November 19th, Wilmington Colleges Sigma Gamma Row Sorority Inc. chapter hosted a ‘No Offense But: Greek Edition’. No Offense But has historically been hosted by Wilmington’s Black Student Initiative (BSI) group as a way to have insight on various groups on campus essentially leading the college to become more accepting of one another. However, this time students would be able to ask question about Greek life, a world that can be full of mystery if you are not a part of it. For the entire week prior, students and…

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Adding More Chairs to the Kitchen Table

Amnesty International is putting on a dinner and discussion on Wednesday, November 14, at 7- 8:30 p.m. in dining rooms C & D to discuss immigration and the struggles of refugees. This “Longer Table” dinner is set to promote building a longer table for more people to gather at and interact, rather than shutting people out. There will be two speakers present for the dinner and discussion. Sarah Huffman, a volunteer from CRIS (Community Refugee & Immigration Services), and Murtadha Al-Shaikhli, a refugee. They will discuss immigration and give real-life…

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DNA Discussion: The Kavanaugh Effect

The room was quiet as people of all different races, shapes, and sizes filed into the room, each person carrying their own facial expression as they prepared themselves for the discussion about to take place. These conversations are meant to be uncomfortable as they are primarily centered around topics that are not the easiest to discuss. The feeling in the room was tense nonetheless as it always seems to be when these conversations take place. When these conversations take place, it is not always easy to hear the other side.…

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An Interview on Black Fashion as a Means of Expression

  Q & A with Cheyann McKee, VP and Secretary of BSI about what black fashion means to her: Q: How do you think fashion has evolved in African American culture? A: I think African American fashion has evolved in such a way that we’ve become multidimensional. What I mean by this is that we embrace a multitude of different fashion types such as: Mainstream American, Typical Urban, Retro, and Traditional African. This makes African American fashion so versatile and unique because we still succeed in making any style our…

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Interview with Wynn Alexander About the Spring Production of Early Dark

Q: What made you want to do this play? A: I’ve known about this play for a long time and always wanted to do it. I think it’s full of characters that relate to college students. Going through family issues, friendships, peer pressure, death, everything. Q: How do you come up with different workshops during auditions? A: Every play is different. I want to get people comfortable enough to be more creative but still competitive. I want to design [the Wilmington College production] around how the play is set up.…

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Annual “No Offense But” Safe Place For Questions

This year Wilmington College is having its annual “No Offense But” Discussion hosted by BSI. This is an event where people are free to anonymously ask questions they would otherwise not be comfortable asking in public. Students can submit questions the weeks before during tabling at lunch and dinner. “It’s okay to ask questions especially if you do want to change the way you think or want better insight” – Chip Murdock  “It’s okay to ask questions especially if you do want to change the way you think or want…

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Q&A With Brian Hickam, New Watson Library Director

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his semester the Watson Library welcomes Brian Hickam, the new director of the library. With a new director, the Watson Library hopes to see a few changes this year that will impact students, faculty and staff.  Question: What is your past work experience? Answer: Before coming to Wilmington College in early August, I spent five years in central Illinois. In 2010, I accepted the job of Director of Becker Library at the Springfield, IL regional campus of Benedictine University in order to transition into academic library administration and to pursue a…

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