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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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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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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Senior Jake Ladendorf Receives OAC Defensive Player of the Week

This past week, Wilmington College senior goalkeeper Jake Ladendorf was recognized as the Ohio Athletic Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for men’s lacrosse. Ladendorf was given the award for games played between April 9-15, which included a stellar game against Heidelberg University on Friday, April 13. Ladendorf saved 28 of 37 shots against the Student Princes, helping to propel the Quakers to their first conference win, 10-9. “It was the most game-ready I had felt all year,” said Ladendorf, when asked why he thought he played so well against…

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WC Track and Field Competes in Atlanta

The Wilmington College Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams travelled to Atlanta, Georgia this past week to participate in the Emory Invitational, hosted by Emory University. The men’s team placed 10th out of 23 teams from across the country, and the women finished 14th overall. The men’s team placed 10th out of 23 teams from across the country, and the women finished 14th overall. The Quakers had many student-athletes shine in the warm weather for both teams. On the track, Pierce Burnam finished in first place among 25 participants…

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“Dear Wilmington Swimming:” A Letter from a Senior

  Dear Wilmington Swimming, It’s not you, it’s me. I think we should start seeing other people. Our love story started when I was only 14. My older sister introduced us, and I thought you were okay, but not the one for me. From the time I was 14 to 18, I continued to go to every one of your meets, whenever I did not have a meet of my own. Finally, my senior year I gave you a chance and went zip-lining with you. After that I knew I…

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Quakers Victorious on Senior Night

Senior night had a happy ending for the four senior men’s basketball players on Wednesday night, as Wilmington defeated Capital 86-67 in a true team effort. The Quakers played in front of their largest home crowd of the year and got even with the Crusaders after losing by 14 earlier this season. Wilmington College honored seniors Christian Jones, Nathan Scott, Jordan Jones, and D.J. Iles pregame, and the seniors came out hot to start the game. The Quakers went on a 23-6 run to open the contest, but Capital found…

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Upcoming Events in February at WC

Often times, students complain about how little there is to do on campus, especially on the weekends. There are some good sources to find upcoming activities (the WC app being one of them), but these sources still do not capture all of the exciting events going on. Here is a list of events happening in February that you won’t want to miss out on! February 12-16: SLEB is hosting the Random Acts of Kindness Week. There will be activities all week long that will promote kindness and hospitality – don’t…

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Students Work Super Bowl LII Thanks to SPORTS Club

photo: WC students in SPORTS Club and Sports Management before leaving for Minneapolis Last week I had the opportunity to be one of 18 Wilmington College students to work during the Super Bowl festivities in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The week was full of networking opportunities, unique job experiences, and increible events in which to take part. The trip was made possible by the Wilmington College S.P.O.R.T.S Club, as well as Sport Management Professor Alan Ledford. We flew to Minneapolis out of Dayton International Airport on Tuesday, January 30th, and started our…

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Senior Spotlight: MacKenzie Stevens and Jordan Jones

MacKenzie Stevens MacKenzie Stevens is a senior with a major is Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Interventionist. Originally from Lynchburg, Ohio, MacKenzie hopes to start teaching in the fall. She shares, “When I graduate, I want to rent an apartment until I decide where God’s plan for me is. I plan to stay in contact with all of my friends and come back to Kappa Delta events when I can.” Her campus involvement has included Greek Life, holding many positions of leadership; cheerleading; APB; and Order of Omega.…

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