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Seniors Value Honors Program at Wilmington College

After years of learning and experiences, seniors are now able to display their accomplishments and begin their journey into the next phase of life. It is not different for the seniors in the Wilmington College Honors Program, a program designed to enrich the academic experience of qualified students. On April 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in CSA 304, honors seniors participated in the Senior Capstone Presentation, which included papers and hands-on learning experiences that have reflected their honors experience and their studies at WC. Travis Scheadler, graduating with…

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The Quake: Flock To Service

This Saturday, April 28th, the Student Leader Executive Board (SLEB) will be hosting “The Quake.” One might find themselves pondering the question, “what is the Quake?” If you do find yourself pondering this question, do not fret. The Quake is a student-initiated service project where students will be placed at tremor sites and help businesses throughout the community. This experience allows students to hone in on Wilmington College’s Quaker value of Service and Civic Engagement. Volunteers will be placed into small groups, led by SLEB board members, and they will…

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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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