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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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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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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Debunking Budgets: SGA edition

Budgets are an intricate part of how a society functions. Here at Wilmington College, the members of the Student Government Association (SGA) are the people who allocate money to different campus clubs and organizations. Each student, upon arrival at Wilmington College each year, pays a student activity fee of three-hundred dollars. This money, among other monetary donations, is used in determining how much money is apportioned to each campus club or organization. The SGA board has a steady, strenuous process they follow when it comes to campus budgeting, which usually…

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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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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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A Close Look on Ohio’s Issue 1

On Nov. 6, 2018, the United States is holding the Midterm General Election. There are many issues that we, as voting Americans, will be facing during this upcoming election. And As Ohioans, we have several issues and candidates to choose from during this voting session. On the statewide ballot we have Issue 1 which focuses on reducing penalties for crimes of obtaining, possessing, and using illegal drugs. WHY TO VOTE YES ON ISSUE 1: Ohio spends roughly 1.8 billion dollars a year on our prison system and the inmates that…

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Movie Review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One (RP1) recently came out to a few mixed reviews, but overall accepted fairly well. Of course no competitor to the Upcoming Avengers Infinity War or the Han Solo film coming out in May. But it holds its own in this strange stagnant stretch of movies until the big summer blockbusters everybody is waiting for. Ready Player One is sure to go down in the movies to review of 2018. Directed by Steven Spielberg, RP1 delivers an action packed adventure of all of your favorite childhood memories come…

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Movie Review: Black Panter

This highly anticipated Marvel movie lives up to its hype. In its first week of its release, it had grossed over 700 million in the box and the fifth best selling movie in cinema history. This film is packed with beautiful graphics, amazing acting, and not a single plot-hole that differs it from the original comic series. We follow T’Challa, Black Panther, as he becomes king of the technologically advanced city of Wakanda. On his journey he tries to find the person who is trying to destroy the city and…

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