10 Year Challenge: The Help

We are in the middle of February which means once again we are in the middle of celebrating Black History Month. And what better way to celebrate this important time of reflection than to discuss the monumentous novel “The Help” during its 10-year anniversary? Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s has strong connotations and is the setting for Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help.” Stockett’s “The Help” was released in 2009 and was inspired by her family maid, Demetrie. Stockett never got the chance to ask Demetrie what it was like being a…

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Upcoming Play to be Radiant

Every spring, Wilmington College puts on their annual play. Last year, Wynn Alexander directed “Early Dark,” a story about a young southern woman and man, the passion (or lack thereof) between the two, and the complications of their relationship. The play was very well received by its audiences, mostly due to the fresh faces that entered the Theatre Department. This year, Alexander has decided to direct “Radium Girls,” a smash hit in high schools and colleges nationwide as well as a successful documentary on Amazon Video. The show brings attention…

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“Little Shop of Horrors” Reflection

In high school, participating in the production of a play or musical was never my cup of tea. In fact, I wasn’t as involved in high school extra-curriculars as I am in college ones. But that change happened because of growing up and developing a new worldly perspective and also witnessing the Theatre Department here at Wilmington College. It is such an integral part of the campus, the community, and the curriculum. This Fall, I was able to be a part of an exciting tradition at the College – I…

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Small Town College Students Explore International North African City

Rabat, the capital of Morocco, a seaside country in the northern part of Africa, was recently home to four Wilmington College students and two alumni for the weekend of November 2 to November 5. WC students Amanda Watson, Michael Smith, Jese Shell, Tess Delcamp, and alumni Maraya Wahl and Chris Howard participated in the International Model Arab League (IMAL) hosted at the International University of Rabat. “The experience was everything I had hoped it would be from getting to explore Morocco to the Model Arab League,” says Amanda Watson, senior…

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A Holiday Stuffed with History

Thanksgiving, a holiday most of us think of as a day to stuff our faces, spend time with relatives we never see, and reflect on the aspects of life we are most thankful for; however, the holiday holds a rich history. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a feast that became known as the first Thanksgiving. The pilgrims have the Native Americans to thank for the skills they learned and surviving the first winter. Squanto taught them how to harvest corn, tap maple from trees, catch fish,…

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Finding Our Radio Voices

Last week was the second meeting of Wilmington College’s new radio station. Headed by Nick Wiget, the college’s new Communication Arts professor, the radio station has been largely organized and funded by him. Right now, its staff is open to anyone who wants to be a part of it. With some big aspirations for future broadcasting, Wiget is ready to get the word out and recruit some more students to the art of broadcasting. Wiget proposes student’s autonomy with their own shows – little supervision with some minor direction from…

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Adding More Chairs to the Kitchen Table

Amnesty International is putting on a dinner and discussion on Wednesday, November 14, at 7- 8:30 p.m. in dining rooms C & D to discuss immigration and the struggles of refugees. This “Longer Table” dinner is set to promote building a longer table for more people to gather at and interact, rather than shutting people out. There will be two speakers present for the dinner and discussion. Sarah Huffman, a volunteer from CRIS (Community Refugee & Immigration Services), and Murtadha Al-Shaikhli, a refugee. They will discuss immigration and give real-life…

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We Will Review You

On Nov. 2, 2018, “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released worldwide to an overwhelmingly positive review. The movie recieved an 8.4/10 from IMDb, a 55% overall score from Rotten Tomatoes, and a 50% score from Metacritic. Although most of the more infamous film critics were mostly negative, they found Bohemian Rhapsody to be a “cleaner” version of the actual events that transpired. Nevertheless, audience scores found the movie to be an incredible thrill ride of one of their favorite bands. 98% of Google users gave this movie a thumbs up, and most…

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November: National Adoption Month

November is a time that most of us consider to be the beginning of festivities, home cooked meals, and giving thanks. November isn’t only about Thanksgiving, however. It is also National Adoption Month, and one of the main focuses throughout this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. In 1976, the Massachusetts Governor, Mike Dukakis, initiated “Adoption Week.” This was the first major effort to promote adoption and the need to get children out of the foster care system. The popularity for promoting adoption soon grew, and…

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Movie Review: Mid90s

The film “Mid90s” was widely released this past Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. The film marks Jonah Hill’s directorial debut. Audiences and critics alike were extremely pleased with the movie’s quality. IMDb rates the movie a 7.8/10 while Metacritic gives it a 67% and Rotten Tomatoes released a score of 76% in favor. The film boasts an incredible look back into the nostalgic 1990s with skate boards, old video games, the “classic” 90’s style, and much more. The problems of drug and alcohol abuse while struggling to figure out who you…

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