Spreading Random Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week kicked off at Wilmington College the week of the Feb. 11-15. RAK Week included a full week of good deeds happening on campus and in the community. This week of warm-heartedness was established in 1995 by a small foundation in Denver, CO. Their goal was simple: they wanted to spread kindness, particularly in the classroom setting where they can teach kids at a young age to spread kindness in their everyday setting and throughout their lives. Students of all ages can learn the importance…

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Different, Not Less

The zebra is the official symbol of rare diseases because each zebra’s stripes are unique to them, and each person with a rare disease is unique to them. Thus, the zebra is synonymous Rare Disease Day occurs on Feb. 28 of each year. A rare disease is a disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people. There is more than 7,000 rare diseases that affects 25 million Americas. Most of the people struggling with these rare diseases are children. There is an innate problem – there is very little funding and…

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10 Year Challenge: The Help

We are in the middle of February which means once again we are in the middle of celebrating Black History Month. And what better way to celebrate this important time of reflection than to discuss the monumentous novel “The Help” during its 10-year anniversary? Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s has strong connotations and is the setting for Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help.” Stockett’s “The Help” was released in 2009 and was inspired by her family maid, Demetrie. Stockett never got the chance to ask Demetrie what it was like being a…

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Upcoming Play to be Radiant

Every spring, Wilmington College puts on their annual play. Last year, Wynn Alexander directed “Early Dark,” a story about a young southern woman and man, the passion (or lack thereof) between the two, and the complications of their relationship. The play was very well received by its audiences, mostly due to the fresh faces that entered the Theatre Department. This year, Alexander has decided to direct “Radium Girls,” a smash hit in high schools and colleges nationwide as well as a successful documentary on Amazon Video. The show brings attention…

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Deals You’ll Love for the Day of Love

Valentine’s Day and college can be a tricky combination. We all want to treat our special someone to a special something, but we’re also poor, so hopefully, these deals can make it easier: B-dubs: Because Valentine’s Day is on a Thursday, so you can celebrate Boneless Thursday, where you can get 60 cent wings all day! I’m sure you know we have one of these right in Wilmington! Olive Garden: Olive Garden is offering a special dinner for two (to go) for $35. With this deal, you get a shareable entrée for…

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What We Witnessed in 2018

 2018 brought a lot of new, exciting, innovative, and world-changing events. Let us look at some of them! Music: Some of the most popular songs of the year include: Thank u, Next by Ariana Grande This is America by Childish Gambino I Like It by Cardi B Never Be The Same by Camila Cabello High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco Movies: Popular movies of 2018 include: A Quiet Place BlacKkKlansman Black Panther Incredibles 2 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Sports: There were many exciting sporting events this past year, some…

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“Little Shop of Horrors” Reflection

In high school, participating in the production of a play or musical was never my cup of tea. In fact, I wasn’t as involved in high school extra-curriculars as I am in college ones. But that change happened because of growing up and developing a new worldly perspective and also witnessing the Theatre Department here at Wilmington College. It is such an integral part of the campus, the community, and the curriculum. This Fall, I was able to be a part of an exciting tradition at the College – I…

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No Offense But: Greek Edition

On November 19th, Wilmington Colleges Sigma Gamma Row Sorority Inc. chapter hosted a ‘No Offense But: Greek Edition’. No Offense But has historically been hosted by Wilmington’s Black Student Initiative (BSI) group as a way to have insight on various groups on campus essentially leading the college to become more accepting of one another. However, this time students would be able to ask question about Greek life, a world that can be full of mystery if you are not a part of it. For the entire week prior, students and…

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Small Town College Students Explore International North African City

Rabat, the capital of Morocco, a seaside country in the northern part of Africa, was recently home to four Wilmington College students and two alumni for the weekend of November 2 to November 5. WC students Amanda Watson, Michael Smith, Jese Shell, Tess Delcamp, and alumni Maraya Wahl and Chris Howard participated in the International Model Arab League (IMAL) hosted at the International University of Rabat. “The experience was everything I had hoped it would be from getting to explore Morocco to the Model Arab League,” says Amanda Watson, senior…

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