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¡Pura vida! Pure Life!

On May 17, 2018, a flight will depart from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, and I will be on it. This plane ride will be one that I will hold close to my heart for years to come; it will be a time I will often reflect on. This is the first time I will ever leave country. I am leaving the country to study abroad for one month in Cartagena, Colombia. A few days ago, I received my homestay information and, for the first time, the trip felt real….

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Seniors Value Honors Program at Wilmington College

After years of learning and experiences, seniors are now able to display their accomplishments and begin their journey into the next phase of life. It is not different for the seniors in the Wilmington College Honors Program, a program designed to enrich the academic experience of qualified students. On April 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in CSA 304, honors seniors participated in the Senior Capstone Presentation, which included papers and hands-on learning experiences that have reflected their honors experience and their studies at WC. Travis Scheadler, graduating with…

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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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The Need to Step Back: Three Perspectives

WC Senior Perspective: Kara Griffith, studying Criminal Justice I think the major [life change] for seniors after graduation is going from a sporadic, packed schedule of social events, community service, classes, sporting events and meetings to a more settled schedule revolving around a traditional work schedule. No longer will I be up until 3am writing extensive research papers, or unfortunately have the opportunity to nap at 1 in the afternoon. Having this busy and sporadic schedule has definitely taught me how to manage time better as well how to be…

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Professor Spotlight: Elizabeth Haynes

On the first weekend of April, Miami University hosted the spring conference of the Ohio section of the Mathematical Association of America. Presenting at the conference was Wilmington College’s very own professor of math, Elizabeth Haynes. Haynes has taught at Wilmington College for five years, and subsequently has attended the Ohio section of the MAA for the same duration. Raised and educated in Kentucky, she enjoyed the Kentucky section and likewise the Ohio section due to the similarities in the way both sections are run. The Mathematical Association of America…

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A Student’s Reflection on Performing for the First Time

This past weekend of April 12th, 13th and the 14th was Wilmington Colleges play production of Early Dark. Directed by Wynn Alexander, based on the book “A Long and Happy Life” by Reynolds Price, the cast and crew of Early Dark did a fantastic job preforming the difficult and demanding roles in which they were placed in. I was lucky enough to be cast in the role of Wesley Beavers, the love interest of Rosacoke Mustian, played by the incomparable Keni Brown. This was my first theater experience. Of course,…

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Senior Spotlight: Mitchell Pfaltzgraf and Brittany Montgomery

Mitchell Pfaltzgraf Mitchell Pfaltzgraf, majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing and psychology, is originally from Pickerington, Ohio, and started at WC in 2014. After graduation, Mitchell is looking for marketing jobs and internships this summer and beyond. He has been applying to grad school for sports journalism and broadcasting. Mitchell’s largest involvement on campus has been joining the fraternity Sigma Zeta and holding presidency for a year. “Joining Sigma Zeta [is my best experience.] My brothers are one of the main reasons I loved to stay here. Also…

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Senior Spotlight: Sarah Lebowitz and Mathew Hursey

Sarah Lebowitz Sarah Lebowitz, studying Business, is a senior who transferred and began her studies at WC in the fall of 2016. Originally from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Sarah is exploring her options for post-graduation. “I have an internship set up for after graduation, but I’m looking at options for either graduate schools or taking a full-time position job,” she shares. “I would love to further my education and to continue to make an impact of those around me.” Although her time at Wilmington has been short, Sarah has made the most of…

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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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Senior Spotlight: Allyson Schaefer and Quinten Beach

Allyson Schaefer Allyson Schaefer is a senior who started in the fall of 2015, studying psychology and criminal justice. Originally from Fayetteville, Ohio, near the Cincinnati area, she plans on continuing her education by obtaining a Master’s degree in psychology. “I also has a possible opportunity with the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation in Cincinnati that I might not be able to pass up!” shares Allyson. Allyson has been involved in many ways at Wilmington College, including being a Student Ambassador, a student assistant in the President’s Office, an intern of…

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