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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The Witness Highlights: Bri Knisley

 [dropcap]B[/dropcap]ri Knisley is a senior Sustainable Development major at Wilmington College. She is also an intern at the Quaker Heritage Center and has been on their staff for five semesters. What Bri does behind the scenes helps the QHC to thrive on a daily basis. When they receive donations, Bri puts the objects into the museum’s digital inventory system. This system requires information such as pictures, measurements of the objects, who donated them, and other conditions the artifacts are in. Then these pieces need to be properly packed based off…

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A Look Behind the Scenes of the QHC

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Monday, January 12th  the Quaker Heritage Center opened up its doors to its new exhibit titled “Behind the Scenes: What Happens at the Quaker Heritage Center.” “Many people ask us, what is it that you do?” explained Bri Knisley, senior staff member and intern of the QHC. This exhibit helps to bring awareness to students, faculty, and the community about the “behind the scenes” museum operations from daily to long-term tasks. This exhibit is quite different from previous installations because of two main changeable features. When entering the exhibit,…

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Wilmington College: A Place Called Home

By Gus Sevastos Editorial             With the tragic events of the past week, this is already shaping up to be a very different semester for everyone. For the sophomores, juniors, and seniors, a member of our family has been lost and it breaks our hearts. However, for the freshman, all this does is prove a promise you were made two weeks ago at your orientation; Wilmington College isn’t just a school, this is your home and your family. When good things happen, the campus joins together to celebrate. When tragedy…

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Tips for moving out

Danielle Krabbe Human Interest     With another year at Wilmington College coming to an end there are a lot of exciting things to look forward to: graduation, summer vacations, seeing old friends, and beginning new careers. But there is one activity all students must do before the summer fun really begins—moving out. Moving home for the summer or moving into a new apartment can be very stressful. Here is a collection of tips to hopefully jump-start your summer fun. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that because you are…

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Life of a college student: How to finally get a good night’s sleep

contributed by Adam Combs     You’re a college student. You’ve just woken up for your first class of the day at 8 a.m. Realizing you can’t press the snooze button another time or you will surely miss your class, you hop out of bed, throw on old clothes and rush to the classroom. Once there, you look around and realize the same thing everyone else does—you are exhausted—as if you didn’t sleep at all last night. You count the hours in your head, believing it seems like it should…

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