Governor Kasich Delivers 2015 State of the State Address in Wilmington

[dropcap][/dropcap]This past Tuesday, February 24, Ohio Governor John Kasich delivered his annual State of the State Address at the town of his choosing, Wilmington, Ohio. Speaking to an enthusiastic and welcoming crowd at the Roberts Center, Kasich explained that while visiting Wilmington during his 2010 political campaign, he witnessed the economic hardships and “devastation” endured by the community. Kasich stated that the people of Wilmington “worked hard, but one day the rug was pulled from under them” in the loss of savings, homes, and security.  Kasich also discussed his emotional…

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From Dreams to Reality: Wilmington Students travel to Africa

      [dropcap]W[/dropcap]ilmington College Senior, Erin Wollett had a dream three years ago. As a freshman living in Austin Pickett, she had a bucket list of things she wanted to accomplish in college. Each task was written on a piece of athletic tape above her top bunk bed. Over the years as she achieved these goals which included joining a sorority, running for FFA State Office, and being a part of WC’s Honors society, there was one piece of tape she was never able to untack off the wall. That…

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New Video Shows ISIS Beheading Egyptian Christians

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ew video emerged on February 15th showing ISIS members simultaneously beheading twenty-one Egyptian Christians who were kidnapped in Libya. The execution is the largest documented mass execution by ISIS outside of their stronghold in Iraq and Syria. Following the assassinations, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi vowed revenge, stating “these cowardly actions will not undermine our determination” and that Egypt and the world are in a “fierce battle” against “extremist groups” and “extremist ideology”.  Following through with the promise of retaliation, Egypt launched a series of air strikes in Darna,…

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Courageous Series at WC

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t is Random Acts of Kindness Week on Wilmington’s campus, and there are many activities through the Center for Service and Civic Engagement that students may participate in.  To accompany this week to spread goodwill to the community, the Wilmington College Campus Ministry Office has presented a series on Monday nights from 6-7:30 titled “Courage.”  It is a series that focuses on the ways that people have been courageous and reveals their examples for the students to follow. Dan Kasztelan, campus minister, began the series.  “I’m really interested in people…

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Construction Creates a Parking Conundrum

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo major construction projects on Wilmington College’s campus are exciting students and faculty.  Kettering Hall is under a complete transformation as a 13,500 square-foot addition will update the antiquated halls, classrooms, and laboratories.  At summer’s end, the new Center for the Sciences and Agriculture will usher in eager students.  Directly adjacent to Hermann Court, crews are making quick headway on the new Center for Sports Sciences.  The 41,000 square-foot facility will house Wilmington College’s prominent athletic training program as well as serve the athletic teams on campus.      With…

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The Biggest Loser Kick­off

 [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the life of an average college student, top priorities often include academics and involvement on campus. But there are priorities that students often begin neglecting if not involved in a campus sport, and that includes health and physical fitness. In an effort to jumpstart fitness plans at Wilmington College, a contest kicked off at the end of January to challenge people to lose weight over a period of five weeks and begin healthy living. Named after the popular TV show, the contest is called “The Biggest Loser.” In the…

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Spring Sport Double Take

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen it comes to baseball and softball, the vernacular used to describe the action and various aspects of the sports is almost as unique as the personalities of the players on the field. A hard hit groundball is often referred to as a “daisy-cutter”. Left-handed pitchers are universally called “southpaws”. Weakly hit bloopers that land where no fielder can possibly cover are “Texas leaguers”. Here on the campus of Wilmington College, one term takes on a whole new meaning. A double play is a pitcher’s best friend. There’s nothing sweeter than serving up one pitch and…

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New Beginnings for the Peace Resource Center

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ew Beginnings for the Peace Resource Center Martin Luther King once said, “True peace is not the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” This powerful statement represents the mission behind Wilmington College’s Peace Resource Center. Students can begin looking for new opportunities and involvement through the center in the near future. Tanya Maus, the new coordinator, has great plans ahead of her to make the center more active. With a background in Japanese history, she was introduced to the PRC in 2008 and fits perfectly into the…

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Paint the Campus Purple Week

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ilmington campus is participating in Paint the Town Purple week in a big way. To raise awareness for Relay for Life, students have decorated campus with purple Relay signs, banners, and decorations. Even the campus statues have been decked out in purple clothing. Relay for Life is an event often hosted in the spring, and it is “committed to helping people get well, stay well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.” It is sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACA). According to its website, the ACS is a “nationwide,…

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WC Amnesty International Restarts After Ten Years

  [dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne might ask what Wilmington College’s greatest characteristic is, and many would agree that it is the number of active-minded students who want to reach out into the community and into the world.  A few of these students have restarted an organization that was present on campus ten years ago called Amnesty International.  At the suggestion of political science professor Michael Snarr, three freshmen –  Carly Pritchard, Audrey Harris, and Travis Schaedler – have begun publicizing and raising money for the renewal of Amnesty’s presence on campus.  Carly Pritchard…

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