Aggies welcome freshmen

  Kara Pontones Staff Writer     It’s not too often you smell the aroma of grilling when you pass by a farm; however, that is exactly what you would have smelled had you passed the Wilmington College Farm last Thursday. The Wilmington College Aggies and Collegiate 4-H clubs hosted their annual “Aggies Cookout” to welcome back returning members and incoming freshmen, as well as to kick off the new school year by holding their first meeting. Aggies President, Josh Keith, led the meeting with an ice-breaker so the new…

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Fall Orientation 2012

 A.J. Ganger Staff Writer On the weekend of August 16 through the 19, the class of 2016 was welcomed onto campus. It all started with the move-in crew helping every single new student move all of their belongings into the Austin-Pickett dorms. Energy was the key in completing this task. Every new freshmen was greeted with a smile and a helping hand in which the upperclassmen offered him or her. All of the new students had a smile on their faces and were very surprised that there were so many…

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Free advice for freshman

Dani Krabbe Staff Writer   The transition from high school to college is a big step in a young adult’s life. To make this move a little easier here is some advice from some people that have been around the block here at Wilmington College, the experienced and knowledgeable upperclassmen.      Senior, Michelle Reiber advises, “Don’t be afraid to get out there and join something on campus!  It’s a great way to meet new people!” However, she says, “But don’t join too many organizations because it will become too…

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Quakers fight to get in shape

Morgan Smith Editor Feel the burn. Smell the sweat. See the results. It’s a new semester and Quakers are hitting it off by hitting the gym. Even though Wilmington students no longer have free access to the Clinton County Family YMCA, there are great new options for staying fit on campus. Over the summer, renovations were made to Herman Court to update the facility as well as the programs offered there. Among spinning classes and racquetball courts, there is one class in particular creating a buzz. “The Program” is challenging…

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Land of confusion

Gus Sevastos Editorial and Staff Writer The purpose of this writing is not to shock or anger you, not get you to vote for a particular candidate, not to start heated debates, or to call for an overthrow of our government. The purpose of this article is to get you to think about our country. Think about the things that make it strong, and think about the issues that stand in the way of it. With our present lives, it has never been easier to point out all the problems…

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New students, new beginnings

Megan Phillips Staff Writer    Congratulations everyone; you have made it through your first week of school. For most students, the first week back to school can be the longest week of their lives. For freshmen or transfer students, it can be the most stressful and confusing week. Freshman and Wilmington High School graduate Lauren Lewis agreed that the first week was very hectic. “The most stressful part was probably just getting used to my schedule with soccer and school. I can tell I am going to be really busy.…

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Senior turns adversity in to motivation

Quatez Scott Staff Writer     Matt after the Senior Recognition Ceremony Adversity can either make or break the spirit of someone. When faced with adversity, some people succumb to the pressure it puts them under—for others, they deal with it. Wilmington College senior Matt Bates is no stranger to what adversity can do. Just two weeks in to his freshmen year on campus, his family dealt with the unfortunate loss of his father. To be so young, Bates did something over the next four years that some people may…

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One act plays a success

Jordan Ann Holt Staff Writer     The One Act Play Festival is a student lead production here at Wilmington. It was held Thursday and Friday April 12th and 13th at 7:30 in the Heiland Theater. Each student from the college’s directing class produced their own show—it is their final grade for the class. They do everything from pick the script, host tryouts, produce the set, hold practices and direct the final show. Sarah Allen, Tom Blackbern, Ely Bolitho, Zach Hughes, Brian Staud, and Trae Walterhouse were the directors for…

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Clock ticking for seniors

Jordan Ann Holt, Staff Writer     As this school year winds down, for some, for others, it is wrapping up. This is the final month for the senior class of 2012 at Wilmington College. No more sleeping in, skipping class when the weather is nice; no more Wilmington Wednesdays or Thirsty Thursdays, and no more hanging out with friends between classes. Having to decide what to do for a living is a huge commitment.  Some seniors have a set plan for after graduation, while others are still trying to find their place. “After…

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Apartment placement information

Jordan Anne Holt Staff Writer Housing arrangements are coming up soon; it is time to figure out where you want to live next year and whom you want to live with. Before making your decision where you want to apply, you might want to learn a little more about the housing process. There are two apartment options on campus: the Village and the Commons. The Village is a Four-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and two bathrooms. The Commons are mainly two-bedroom apartments, housing three residents; however,…

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