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Letter from the Service Leaders Executive Board: Looking for Applicants

photo of SLEB 2017 The Service Leader Executive Board (SLEB) at Wilmington College, is looking for new members! SLEB is a group of student leaders who plan and execute community service and civic engagement events on the Wilmington College campus and in the surrounding communities. Under the leadership of the SLEB President and Advisor,  this group meets weekly at 4:15 PM on Mondays throughout the academic year in the Center for Service and Civic Engagement’s boardroom. Executive Board members are placed with a non-profit organization and/or local causes to plan…

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Let’s Get Fired Up for the Brand-New “Quaker Thunder” Pep Band

Wilmington College has a new organization on campus: a new band that will play at sporting events to encourage more energy and fan-spirit. Because of its promise to intensify the fans, it is known as “Quaker Thunder.” The Pep Band is open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni who can play an instrument and wants a musical outlet. As of this current semester, its main focus is recruitment and preparation. It is preparing for the spring semester for it will play at all home basketball games. “People should join…

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International Club Shares Cultures through Food

pictured: Marissa Johnson, representing food from South Korea On Tuesday, November 14, the International Club held their annual festival in the McCoy room of the Kelly Center. The festival was made up of different dishes, presented by international and American students, from various countries around the world. The goal of the International Festival was to try and make Wilmington College students more aware of the world around us. Several countries were represented at the festival. Denmark, Sweden, South Korea, and Italy were just a few. Marissa Johnson, a sophomore member…

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Chili Cook-Off Raises $70 and 66 Pounds of Canned Goods

Kappa Delta and Lambda Chi Alpha hosted their annual chili cook off last Tuesday in McCoy. They raised $70 along with 66 pounds of canned goods to donate to the local soup kitchen. It cost five canned goods or $5 to enter a chili, and three canned goods or three dollars to eat unlimited chili. Years ago, the chili cook off with Kappa Delta and Lambda Chi was just a social event, it has developed into an annual community service event that is open to the entire campus. This year…

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What’s the Peace Corps Prep Program All About?

The Peace Corps Prep Program (PCPP) is a certified program that demonstrates competency in areas that the Peace Corps has identified as key areas for individuals who want to be successful in international volunteer work. The PCPP is for students who want to help others by volunteering abroad in a variety of countries. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate which can be used in resumes when applying for jobs or even graduate school. This program offers a competitive edge that will make any resume stand out. Dylan…

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Annual “No Offense But” Safe Place For Questions

This year Wilmington College is having its annual “No Offense But” Discussion hosted by BSI. This is an event where people are free to anonymously ask questions they would otherwise not be comfortable asking in public. Students can submit questions the weeks before during tabling at lunch and dinner. “It’s okay to ask questions especially if you do want to change the way you think or want better insight” – Chip Murdock  “It’s okay to ask questions especially if you do want to change the way you think or want…

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Wands for Wildlife Drive Good for Health and Environment

SLEB will be hosting Wands for Wildlife drive at Wilmington College until December 4 to send mascara wands to North Carolina. Mascara only has a shelf life of three months once opened. If used for longer it could potentially lead to an eye infection due to the bacteria that grows on the brush. The wands will be used to help remove fly eggs and larva from the animal’s fur. They work well because the bristles are close together. They will be used to help small animals like ducks and rabbits….

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Ally Drive Increases Campus Support for Spectra

On Friday November 3, Spectra had their first Ally Drive in Dining Rooms C & D. They talked about the importance of having allies in the community. Guest speakers Chip Murdock, Sue Lucas, and Emily Hale talked about about their experiences growing up being an ally and Sue and Emily talked about how much allies have helped them throughout their lives. Sue began with opening up about her struggle with being gay in such a closed-minded place. Opening up to her family and friends was like breaking through a brick…

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Goodies for Goblins Campus Trick-or-Treat

Goodies for Goblins was on November 2, put on by RSA. The kids trick or treated around the dorms then went into McCoy to play games. Kappa Delta had puffy painting, Omegas had face painting, Kappas had pin the spider on the web, Lil’ Sis had toss the ring on the witches’ hat, Lambda Chi had “Guess what’s in the box,” Sig had a haunted house, and TKB handed out candy at their house. Lastly, they left with pizza and cookies to end the night.  

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APB Kareoke Night Allows Students to Embrace the Spotlight

The Wilmington tradition of karaoke night came to the campus on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Students enjoyed a brilliant night of sing-a-long, making the memories they will look back on fondly. APB hosted the event in The Underground, setting up lighting displays to create a wholesome and party-like atmosphere. One of the students who attended the event, Shelby Dodds, a junior, commented that her favorite part was “being yourself in a way that others might not see you. You can be free in the music, whether it is your favorite…

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