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“No Offense But…” April Discussion

On Tuesday, BSI will be hosting the second “No Offense But..” discussion this year. For people who don’t know, this discussion is where people come and ask questions about race, sexuality, religion, and etc. You can anonymously ask questions that can be opened with “No offense but…”. All students are welcome to come and sit in during this time. The last event went well and had a large turn out with students and staff. For the past couple of years, this event has been a place where people can ask…

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SLEB Organizes Drive for Buddy Baskets

SLEB just finished up collecting donations for buddy baskets. A buddy basket is a collection of toys and other goodies that will be donated to kids in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Riley Children’s Hospital. Freshman SLEB member, Kadie Grundy, organized the drive, and says, “Doing it is all about benefitting the kids.” Many organizations on campus have donated, including Omega’s, Sigma Alpha, Kappa Delta, Alpha Phi Kappa, Swim team, Women’s Lacrosse team, Football team, volleyball team, and staff. So far, they have made over 30 baskets, and received over…

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Small Steps to Big Changes with the Earth Day Environmental Round Tables

Student Mathew Hursey stating his personal connection to the cause of environmental justice (photo by Corey Cockerill) To face big problems, one must start small and take one step at a time. Wilmington College is doing just that in addressing environmental concerns and letting voices be heard. On the afternoon of April 19, students Sarah Holtzclaw and Emma Marks hosted an Earth Day Roundtable which focused on environmental advocacy. Students and community members of varying backgrounds were represented and able to share their thoughts on the topic with staff members…

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A Student’s Reflection on Performing for the First Time

This past weekend of April 12th, 13th and the 14th was Wilmington Colleges play production of Early Dark. Directed by Wynn Alexander, based on the book “A Long and Happy Life” by Reynolds Price, the cast and crew of Early Dark did a fantastic job preforming the difficult and demanding roles in which they were placed in. I was lucky enough to be cast in the role of Wesley Beavers, the love interest of Rosacoke Mustian, played by the incomparable Keni Brown. This was my first theater experience. Of course,…

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Wilmington College’s annual Poetry and Short Story Competition

This past Thursday, five students were awarded with Kittay Poetry and Bowman Short Fiction Rewards. This is a contest were students get to submit in many forms including poetry and short stories with the chance to win up to $150. For the Kittay Poetry Competition, the winners were Aaliyah Compton, Shiloh Day, and Crystal Waters. They got the chance to meet Kittay himself and receive their cash prizes. The Bowman Literary Prize winners were Hillary Mitchell, Aaliyah Compton, and Cody Volz. These students were also rewarded with their cash prizes….

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Students Paint a Source of Light for the Cape May Community

On Saturday, April 7, the Student Leader Executive Board (SLEB) hosted a service project titled “Paint A Canvas.” Students and faculty members were invited to paint an inspirational quote or warm picture on a canvas that will be delivered to the Ohio Living Cape May Retirement Community. The idea was developed to bring a source of light into the lives of the residents that live there. This gesture will allow them to have a painting made especially for them this spring. Thirteen volunteers were in attendance, which amounted to thirteen beautiful…

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Peace Corps Prep Program Presents Food Night

Come one, come all. On April 11, 2018 the Peace Corps Prep Program (PCPP) will be hosting a food night immediately before Peace Trivia. The club will be hosting several more food nights and each night will spotlight a different culture. Next Wednesday, the culture being spotlighted is India. Indian Cuisine will be provided by Taste of India, a restaurant in Lebanon that specializes in Indian cuisine. President of the PCPP, Ellyse Herr, shares, “We will be serving various types of naan, three different selections of curry, and a lot…

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Harcum Gallery Displays Work of Local Artist David Kline

The last professional art exhibit to be displayed in the Harcum Art Gallery opened on March 22, 2018. It features the work of local artist David Kline. The display is vastly comprised of delightful landscape paintings, all ranging in detailed seasons and subject matter. Curator Hal Shunk discussed what inspired him to choose this artist: “I’ve always seen his work and it occurred to me that this word be a perfect show. It would be a wonderful thing for the community and also for David” The entire exhibit consists roughly…

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Student Alumni Association Looking for Members

Photo: Mentor lunch held by SAA The Student Alumni Association (SAA) at Wilmington College (WC) is a group that focuses on connections between students and alumni. SAA is working on a new way to connect students with alumni. They are doing this by having a “mentor lunch,” Mathew Perry, president of SAA explained this was still a work in process. SAA puts on events such as the Mud Volleyball Tournament and the Etiquette Dinner which will take place on April 11th. Perry said, “I was invited to a meeting by…

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DubC Cares: Environmental Justice

Article written by Savanna Burcham and Sarah Holtzclaw As Earth Day approaches Wilmington College can stand proud in witness of all the environmental justice movements happening on campus. Founded in 1870 by the Religious Society of Friends, the College adopted the following core values: integrity, community, diversity, excellence, peace and social justice, respect for all persons, and service and civic engagement. It is an exciting time on campus to see these values lived out through new clubs, service activities, political advocacy, and the creation of a new major. This February,…

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