Wednesday worship open for all

Joe Ledington Staff Writer     Every Wednesday there is a campus Weekly Worship in the T. Canby Jones Meeting House, next to the Quaker Heritage Center, for anyone interested in taking a few minutes out of his or her busy week for quiet reflection, prayer, fellowship and spiritual inspiration.   The Weekly Worship meeting starts at 12:15 p.m. and lasts for about 30 minutes. It is a chance for students, staff and faculty to gather and reflect on spiritual life. The meeting normally has a speaker who might be…

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A stay at the rez

Brianna Knisley My experience at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota To put into words the things I experienced on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is an exceptional task. For some reason it’s hard to capture the true essence of the Rez through description or even photo, and to do so only seems to take away from the core of what makes Pine Ridge such a special place. However, under the circumstances, my meager attempts will have to suffice, if only to share an event that changed my perspective on life…

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Farm Science Review provides hands-on learning for students

Kara Pontones Staff Writer   Wilmington College offers hands-on opportunities for students; the agricultural students were able to take advantage of this as they attended the Farm Science Review this past week. The Farm Science Review is a large farm show where hundreds of agricultural companies come to demonstrate the latest equipment and technology to farmers. The Farm Science Review celebrated their 50th show this year,starting Tuesday, September 18th and ending Thursday, September 20th. Agricultural students flock to the Review for many reasons—they want to see the latest machinery demonstrations,…

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Easy fruit dessert

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake contributed by Morgan Smith, Editor   This is a great recipe because it is low-cost and easy to make- perfect for a study group snack. Ingredients: 1 can cherry pie filling 1 can crushed pineapple 1 box yellow cake mix 1 can lemon lime soda Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together pie filling and pineapple. Pour fruit mixture into 9×13 glass baking dish or divide between two smaller dishes. Pour cake mix (unprepared, just the dry mix) over the…

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Greek rush

Megan Phillips Staff Writer It’s that time of the year again; all Greek Organizations have rush! Attending Greek rushes are very important. Not only does a student get to realize all the different Greeks on campus, but he or she also gets to learn about himself or herself and see if he/she is interested. Rhia Batson, the president of the Delta Omega Theta sorority, said, “There are not any obligations with just simply attending a rush; therefore, if a student has a free night they have open to come out…

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Swedish brothers prepare for last season together

Kara Pontones Staff Writer   Football is one of the largest spectator sports in America, and with the seasonal transition into fall comes one of the most anticipated sports seasons of the year.  Little boys playing their first years of pee-wee football anxiously await their first game, while the veteran athletes are itching to redeem last year’s missed opportunities or to defend their championships, and fans all over the country are gearing up to tailgate and cheer on their favorite teams and players. Wilmington College Football has already launched their…

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Non-traditional students

Joe Ledington Staff Writer   One of the main attractions at Wilmington College is the small intimate classes and friendly atmosphere, where you can call most of your professors by their first names. This is a reason why many high school seniors pick Wilmington over some of the bigger schools.  What attracts the older non-traditional students? Surprisingly, it is many of those same things. Older students, it seems, are especially looking for smaller classes and more intimate surroundings with friendly professors. According to the office of student affairs, a non-traditional…

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Preparing to pledge

Stephanie Thompson Editorial and Staff Writer “It’s-time-for-the-perkulator! Ahhhh huh, huh”. If you’re an upperclassman you recognize this chant very well; as for the freshman with the start of the new year, you soon will! Spring 2010 I decided to attend Delta Omega Theta’s Rush; as a freshman I walked in not knowing what to expect. After rushing with the sorority I knew I wanted to pledge during their spring pledge season. I pledged with eleven girls, most of whom I had never held a conversation with, and who were soon…

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Be aware, show you care

Stephanie Thompson Staff Writer The week of September 10th through September 16th people across the country bound together for National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is preventable, yet daily in the U.S., people are taking their own lives because they and the people around them aren’t aware of a problem.  Facebook, Twitter and other news feeds posted relative content that has touched hearts everywhere. The hope is that after spreading awareness, people will be able to help in some way or another, whether it’s supporting a friend who has thought about…

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Zombies have infiltrated Wilmington College!

Katie Campbell Staff Writer For the Fall 2012 semester, zombies have infected the campus and even infiltrated the classroom. Dr. James McNelis is teaching two sections of ENG201 Varieties of Literature: Zombies: The Walking Dead. The course is designed to delve into the literature, cinema and culture surrounding the zombie phenomenon that we’re currently experiencing, as well as taking a look at zombies throughout literature and cultures even as far back as the medieval period. When asked for the reasoning behind teaching this class, Dr. McNelis cites the demand for…

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