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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Extravaganza Success for First Year

Wednesday April 26 was the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Extravaganza hosted by Wilmington Colleges’ It’s On Us and the Sexual Assault Hotline team. The group hosted a day full of events to promote awareness for sexual assault including denim day, the chalk walk, “Take back the night Rally”, and painting of the rock with a group photo. This past Wednesday, students may have seen many people on campus wearing denim to represent sexual assault awareness. The Denim Day campaign originated by a ruling in the Italian Supreme Court where a rape…

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Let Your Heart Sing! WC’s Chorale Concert

On Sunday, April 30, Wilmington College Chorale had its second concert of the year with a theme of “songs through the ages,” with pieces from many different time periods. The concert began at 7:30, with the first piece, “Keep Your Lamps.” Gina Beck, Wilmington College’s Chorale Director says, “They are small in number, but mighty in sound!” This semester the choir has worked extremely hard, meeting three times a week to learn the many different songs that Gina Beck, the chorale’s choir directed, had in store. With all the hard…

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Greek Awards, “A Very Good Year for Greeks at Wilmington”

On Thursday April 27, the annual Greek Awards program was held in Boyd Cultural Arts Center to celebrate the accomplishments of Wilmington College’s eleven Greek organizations. Director of Greek Life Bud Lewis says, “It was a very good year for Greeks at Wilmington.  Greek organizations initiated seventy-seven new members and the number of Greek members at Wilmington College exceeded Greek Council’s goal of two hundred this spring.” “It was a very good year for Greeks at Wilmington.  Greek organizations initiated seventy-seven new members and the number of Greek members at Wilmington…

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Serve Our Little Patch of the Universe at the 24th Annual Quake

WC’s 24th Annual Quake is right around the corner. Saturday, April 29 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., over 100 volunteers will be gathering for lunch and local community service. Everyone is meeting in the Pavilion behind Pyle. Led by the Service Leaders Executive Board (SLEB), the Quake is the largest community service event provided to Wilmington College students throughout the year. Hillary Mitchell, the Vice President/Publicity Chair, shares, “I had so much fun at last year’s Quake and I loved knowing I was helping the community that surrounds this…

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Wilmington College’s Mystery of the Easter Eggs

Two weeks down the road from Easter and Easter Eggs are still appearing around campus. These mystery Easter Eggs seem to be coming from belated Easter Egg hunts, including the recent hunt in the Arboretum, the bowling team’s promotional Easter Egg hunt with candy and an advertisement about the team, and the halls in Austin-Pickett doing an egg hunt on the 28th. Yet there seem to be other eggs appearing and no one knows where they come from. Yet there seem to be other eggs appearing and no one knows…

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Wilmington College Earth Day Kick Off

Wilmington College Agriculture Department held an Earth Day Kick Off on April 20th in the Pyle Parking Lot on campus. The Agriculture department presented three tractors, a sheep, a goat, a fresh (right from the college farm garden) make your own salad bar, gave away mini trees for people to plant, and let you write on the sidewalk something you would do to help save the Earth. “I was able to stop by the Earth Day activities briefly,” shared student Maraya Wahl. “I was one of the first forty to…

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WC’s 2017 Student Honor Convocation Awards Deserving Upperclassmen

Select Wilmington College seniors and juniors were inducted into Green Key and Who’s Who and one student received the Lucas Award for Outstanding Leadership on Sunday 23 at 1 p.m. Over 100 students were in attendance. Megan Canfield, graduating with degrees in Psychology and Political Communications for Social Change, won the Lucas Award. “I was really shocked when I realized President Jim was talking about me in his speech,” shared Megan. “People are telling me now that I shouldn’t be surprised but I feel like there are so many giving…

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Blood at the Root, a Success for Student Actors

On Thursday April 20th and Friday April 21st, Wilmington College students performed the play Blood at the Root in the Heiland Theatre at the Boyd Cultural Arts Center. Blood of the Root is based off of the story of the “Jena Six,” six black high school students in Jena, Louisiana who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with three nooses hanging from a tree on campus. A production of this magnitude can grasp the attention of the entire crowd and that is what…

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“Southern trees bear a strange fruit… blood on the leaves… and blood at the root.”

Billie Holiday sang slowly, hauntingly in her famous 1939 track of “Strange Fruit.” Sixty-seven years later in the small town of Jena, Louisiana at Jena High School, six black teenagers were arrested and were brought up to intense charges after assaulting a white student. The case of the Jena Six was precipitated by several other events. One of them being nooses hung from a tree, a prank many called it was rooted in something much darker. Andrew Haag, a Wilmington College theater major and an ensemble of six students will…

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SAA Hosts Etiquette Dinner to Improve Formal Interview Skills

On Tuesday April 4, 2017 Wilmington College, Student Alumni Association held their 14th annual Etiquette Dinner. For the past 14 years, SAA has held an annual Etiquette Dinner at Wilmington College for students, staff, and faculty to attend. “The etiquette dinner is a dinner that help you learn how to conduct yourself during a formal interview,” said SAA member Natalie Thobe. “The etiquette dinner is a dinner that help you learn how to conduct yourself during a formal interview” – Natalie Thobre, member of SAA Anyone on campus can get…

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