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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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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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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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Upcoming “Chip Trip” Focused on Civil Rights

On Friday, March 9, a group of Wilmington College students will embark on a trip over spring break to obtain more knowledge about the Civil Rights movement. On this trip, the students will be visiting several places in Georgia and Alabama: The Center for Civil and Human Rights (Georgia), Atlanta Aquarium (Georgia), Martin Luther King Center (Georgia), Tuskegee University (Alabama), Rosa Parks Museum (Alabama), Pettus Bridge (Alabama), and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Alabama). These adventures are often called “Chip Trips” because they are led by Chip Murdock, director of…

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“Dear Wilmington Swimming:” A Letter from a Senior

  Dear Wilmington Swimming, It’s not you, it’s me. I think we should start seeing other people. Our love story started when I was only 14. My older sister introduced us, and I thought you were okay, but not the one for me. From the time I was 14 to 18, I continued to go to every one of your meets, whenever I did not have a meet of my own. Finally, my senior year I gave you a chance and went zip-lining with you. After that I knew I…

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Attitudes Change on Campus Thank to Random Acts of Kindness Week

Kindness is something that is preached from students and teachers alike. However, the actions that go along with these preachings can be few and far between. Since the average day for a college student consists of homework, sports, work, clubs, and more homework, the Service Leader Executive Board (SLEB) puts on an annual ‘Random Acts of Kindness Week’ (RAK) as a way to empower students to be kind to one another despite the varying hectic schedules. The idea for a Random Acts of Kindness week is a comes from a…

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Shining A Light on SGA Candidates

article written by Savanna Burcham and Mathew Perry The SGA elections are coming up and I would like to shine a light on all the candidates who are running for each position as we are having a record-breaking number of candidates. This election has been a tough one, but we as a Student Government Association trust you as a Student Body to vote for who you feel fits best as a leader of the Student Body! Lawrence Daya Lawrence Daya is a junior running for the position of Student Body…

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