‘Greek Games’ encourages friendly competition

Megan Phillips and Dylan Swormstedt Staff Writers Every year, members of the Greek community compete in the Greek Games.  This is a competition between the Greek organizations at Wilmington College in various events.  There were five events that took place in the fall including: bed race, volleyball, dodge ball, quiz bowl, and an eating contest. The remaining events in the competition occurred from March 25-27, plus Airband on April 3. There were six events that took place this spring consisting of: bowling, water relay, crab soccer, obstacle course, water polo,…

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‘Bioshock Infinite’ review

Gus Sevastos Editorials   I really wish there were words I could write to describe the overall experience of this game. However, this is one of the first games I have played in a very long time that has ever left me speechless. “Bioshock Infinite” is not only a narrative masterpiece, but a game that not only stands alongside its predecessor, and challenges everything about the original game as well. In “Bioshock Infinite,” set in 1912, the player takes on the role of Booker DeWitt, a war veteran and former…

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Bomb threat on main campus arouses questions of safety procedures

Staff Contributors A mass of students, toting their cell phones, all alerted to a bomb threat on the Wilmington College campus, gathered Monday morning in buildings deemed “safe” by the campus safety administration. A text message sent to the campus community at 8:45 a.m. read: “WC Main Campus Bomb Threat – There has been a bomb threat  in Hermann Court. Stay clear of that area immediately.” Hermann Court and the surrounding buildings were closed for 30 minutes after the threat. “I woke up this morning and basically thought I was…

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Thousands attend livestock judging contest

Henrik Hornaess Photography Editor More than 1000 high school students from around Ohio competed in Wilmington College’s Livestock contest Wednesday. The contest is an opportunity for young students with a future in agriculture to show off their skills at judging swine, sheep, horses and beef and dairy cattle. This was the 54 annual Livestock Judging Contest at Wilmington College. The competition is known as the largest of its kind east of the Mississippi and one of the largest attractions in the country when it comes to agriculture; typically it is among…

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SGA elections to be held Tuesday and Wednesday

Dylan Swormstedt Staff Writer   The Student Government Association elections are right around the corner.  Students can submit their votes in Pyle Center during lunch and dinner on Tuesday, February 19 and Wednesday, February 20. The candidates for each position are as follows: Student Body President– Gus Sevastos (junior) and Jamie Crane (sophomore), Vice President- Nate Godby (junior), VP of Finance- Corbin Hellwarth (junior), VP of Administration- Morgan Smith (junior), VP of Faculty, Alumni, & Trustee Relations- Ellen Short (sophomore), Joe Njeru (freshman), and Louis Williams (freshman), VP of Elections-…

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Marchin’ on to the playoffs

  The Wilmington men’s basketball is going on to the playoffs with confidence of winning OAC. Henrik Hornnaess Staff Writer In a close game Wilmington sealed the win in the last minute to make it 50-47 over Otterbein in the Ohio Athletic Conference Wednesday night at Fred Raizk Arena in Herman Court. Wilmington did not play their best game, but at the end they did the job to secure the win with help from the usual reserves. One of them was senior Taylor Kin. ”We didn’t play our best game,…

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Finals: One man’s tale of love, academia, and quest for sleep

Gus Sevastos Editorialist It is finally upon us; that one malicious week of the year that college students dread: finals week. For those who are concerned with their grade, it is a vicious cycle of constant studying and finishing up of last minute work that needs to be done. Sleep is a luxury that is rarely affordable to most students, some of them in danger of failing because they neglected projects until the last minute. For some students at Wilmington, this will be their first battle with the monster; for…

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Election results stir students

Morgan Smith Editor   Last night, Wilmington College students gathered in the Underground in Pyle Center to watch as votes were tallied for the presidential race. Students enjoyed refreshments and political conversation.   “The Republicans obviously don’t like this idea,” said Katie Wisecup, a sophomore Biology major. She stated that Issue 2 is important to her during this election. This amendment would have created a commission to take charge of dividing Ohio into voting districts; elected officials and lobbyists would not have been allowed to sit on the commission. However,…

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A big win

Cameron Schwalbach Staff Writer   On October, 20, 2012, the Wilmington College football team recorded their first win of the season against the Marietta Pioneers. The game was a hard fought battle between both OAC teams, but Wilmington had the edge with a game winning field goal by Max Gabbard. The Wilmington team left with a 13-12 win ending a streak of 32 straight losses. Junior quarterback Brandon Arehart stated, “It took the whole team to get the win, we were finally rewarded for all the hard work that we…

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Westheimer to feature nature of war

Morgan Smith Editor     Wednesday October 17 will mark the 22 annual Westheimer Peace Symposium at Wilmington College. The first session begins at 10 a.m. in the Boyd Cultural Arts Center. “I’m always excited about it, “ said Ruth Dobyns, Curator of the Quaker Heritage Center and the Coordinator of the Westheimer Peace Symposium. Dobyns and the rest of the Westheimer planning committee have been meeting since January to organize the events that will take place Wednesday. The committee is comprised of Dobyns, Jim Boland of the Peace Resource…

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