APB events to get you through November!

Fall is coming in fast, and you may find yourself looking for things to do around campus! Instead of freezing outside or watching the same reruns of The Office in your dorm, try these upcoming APB events! Paint & Sip: This off campus adventure will be happening Wednesday, November 14th. A group will be going to the Wine Cellar (must arrive by 6:45) to participate in a painting class! APB will provide the paint, you will prove the sip! (Attendee must purchase own drinks). You do not need to be…

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Wilmington College Takes on Grand Rapids, Michigan at NACA Conference

Musical comedians, spoken word poets, magicians, and musicians alike gathered to put on a three day showcase for students of higher education. Over the past weekend, students traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan to attend the Midwest position of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) regional conference. Wilmington College students have attended this conference in the past and encourage students to go and experience different talents they could potentially bring back to campus. Every year, students from institutions all across the midwest gather at a convention center to watch different…

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Where Do You Stand When Someone Takes A Knee?

The countdown is on! Next Tuesday, November 6th, the next Diversity In Action (DNA) program will commence. This week’s topic surrounds an oldie but a goodie. Where Do You Stand When Someone Takes A Knee? As many loud and proud patriots have voiced, kneeling during the anthem is seen by tons of NFL fans as metaphorically spitting in the face of all those soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our nation safe. For others though, this brave act of defiance is a courageous stand in the push…

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A Colorful Dialogue

On Oct. 24, Traci Higginbotham had an art gallery opening in the Harcum Art Gallery at Wilmington College to display her collection of pieces titled “A Conversation with Color.” Higginbotham has been making art since fourth grade; in the fourth grade, her teacher would hold drawing contests for the school lunch menus and hallway bulletin board designs.  Her teacher sent a letter to her parents and suggested she be tested to enter into the Putnam County Gifted Art Program. Higginbotham entered the program in the 6th grade and attended half…

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DNA Discussion: The Kavanaugh Effect

The room was quiet as people of all different races, shapes, and sizes filed into the room, each person carrying their own facial expression as they prepared themselves for the discussion about to take place. These conversations are meant to be uncomfortable as they are primarily centered around topics that are not the easiest to discuss. The feeling in the room was tense nonetheless as it always seems to be when these conversations take place. When these conversations take place, it is not always easy to hear the other side.…

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Wilmington College Rallies Against Cancer!

This past Saturday, the annual Relay for Life event commenced on the Wilmington College campus. The committee, consisting of nine members and two advisors, did an amazing job facilitating and organizing this event. Kadie Grundy, the National Days and Philanthropy chair for the Service Leader Executive Board, was the leader on this massive project. Her committee consisted of: Anna Buck, Cody Martin, Ariana Riccardi (myself), Hannah Edge, Hannah Davis, Katie Hill, Laura Swinehart, and Tiffany Kim. The two advisors assisting Kadie were Keni Brown, the President of the Service Leader…

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Thank God it’s “Fright”day

Wilmington Main Campus will be experiencing another time honor tradition – APB is hosting its annual “Fright Night” movie showing tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. in Dining Rooms C and D. This year, three movies will be featured back to back, each increasing in scariness as the night progresses. The initial movies selected are PG-13 rated “The Woman in Black,” R Rated “Demon House,” followed by the Found Film “The Taking of Deborah Logan.” These movies were chosen by the APB Board to spice up the event; however, APB potentially…

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Fall Visit Day Brings Potential Students

Wilmington College (WC) hosted a “Fall Agriculture and Equine Business Management Visit Day” where perspective WC students toured the campus and the farm, attended sessions on their potential field of study, and were able to ask questions to better understand the school. Joel Penhorwood from Ohio Ag Net spoke to three students: Shay Kramer, Morgan Fackler, and Kacey Burns. Each of them explained how great the “hands-on” experience is, how well it prepares you, and how active it makes a student in their field. Fackler said, “Since I am a…

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Serving Up Ways to Fundraise

On Oct.11, the Relay for Life Committee hosted another fundraiser as a precursor to “Paint the Campus Purple” week. The fundraiser was a sand volleyball tournament, and approximately eight teams were in attendance. The atmosphere at the event was thrilling; many people showed up to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The duration of the event topped two hours. In these few hours, both fun, playful remarks towards other teams and penguin dives were had by all. The competition was fierce, but in a positive, loving way. The Relay for…

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What’s Black and White and Nothing More?

“Zero Shades of Grey” is a program that states that sexual assault is black & white with no space in between. Throughout the process of overcoming sexual assault, there are three stages. Stage one is being the victim. Stage two is being a survivor. Stage three is becoming a creator. The three stages are important for the victim to become free from what has been holding them back because sexual assault is something that can hinder a person from living their life. An interesting fact to consider is 78% of…

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