Quaker Tank: Students Compete for $1,250

The Quaker Tank debuted on April 24, and, despite an error in the publicity, the event had a great turnout. The night started with a welcoming commentary by Sue Lucas, an assistant professor of marketing who served as the evening’s moderator. Lucas explained the rules, introduced the judges, and brought out the contestants. The judges included: Brad Heys, Johnathan C. Mckay, Trevor Shoemaker, Paula Stewart, and Sherry Weller. Ryan Wiemken was the first student to pitch his idea. His idea was for a family dairy farm he plans to name…

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Blood in the Water and Money Up for Grabs

Tim Burgoyne, an assistant professor of management, along with his business class students, is hosting an event called “Quaker Tank” in the Hugh G. Heiland Theater on Wednesday, April 24. Doors are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with the event starting at 6 p.m. Included is free admission, free catered Subway during intermission, and the opportunity to win prizes such as gift cards in a raffle. This brand new event is inspired by the hit TV show “Shark Tank” that airs on ABC. Eight students who dream to have…

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Making the 1920s Relatable to the 2020s

This past weekend, the Wilmington College Theatre Department presented a production of “Radium Girls” in the Hugh Heiland Theater. The play highlighted a time in the 1920s in which dangerous radium was considered to be a miracle substance safe for everyday use and even capable of curing cancer due to its ability to shrink tumors. The play centers on the “Radium Girls,” a group of female factory workers who worked for the US Radium Corporation. These workers painted watch dials with a radium-based luminous paint used by soldiers during World…

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What students can expect to see on campus this month

April is an exciting time on campus. Spring has sprung, seasonal depression is lifting, and finals are barreling towards us. But before all of that stress and pain hits us, we should all enjoy the eye of this hurricane of a semester. Here is a list of all kinds of events everyone can go to: April 10 – There is a resume workshop from 5-6:30 p.m. in dining rooms C and D in Pyle. Swing by and learn how to improve your resume before you apply for summer jobs and…

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Spreading Random Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week kicked off at Wilmington College the week of the Feb. 11-15. RAK Week included a full week of good deeds happening on campus and in the community. This week of warm-heartedness was established in 1995 by a small foundation in Denver, CO. Their goal was simple: they wanted to spread kindness, particularly in the classroom setting where they can teach kids at a young age to spread kindness in their everyday setting and throughout their lives. Students of all ages can learn the importance…

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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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No Offense But: Greek Edition

On November 19th, Wilmington Colleges Sigma Gamma Row Sorority Inc. chapter hosted a ‘No Offense But: Greek Edition’. No Offense But has historically been hosted by Wilmington’s Black Student Initiative (BSI) group as a way to have insight on various groups on campus essentially leading the college to become more accepting of one another. However, this time students would be able to ask question about Greek life, a world that can be full of mystery if you are not a part of it. For the entire week prior, students and…

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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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