Free Speech Debate Arises After UC Berkeley Campus Cancels Speaker

On Monday, April 24, the Berkeley College Republicans and the Young America’s Foundation filed a lawsuit against the University of California, Berkeley campus following their cancellation of Ann Coulter’s scheduled speech on campus. Coulter, a provocative conservative personality, was scheduled to speak on Thursday, April 27, but the address was cancelled due to security concerns. Earlier this year, violent protests erupted on Berkeley’s campus preventing Milo Yiannopoulos, another provocative conservative personality, from giving an address on campus.   The plaintiffs’ legal argument states that the campus’s “time, place, and manner”…

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Dear Friend, You Will Be Missed: In Memory of Megan Elizabeth Louallen

Megan Elizabeth Louallen, a smiling friend, a hard-working mother, a diligent student, and an honorable member of Greek life. Words can’t describe how the Wilmington College campus is feeling. We are grieving for a life lost too soon, yet thankful for all of the wonderful memories. If Megan was with us today, she would be making us laugh and feel welcomed in her presence. If Megan was with us today, she would be making us laugh and feel welcomed in her presence. Megan, a 2015 graduate of Wilmington College, was…

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Horsemen’s Association Improves Equine Program for WC

The Wilmington College (WC) Horsemen’s Association is an on-campus organization that tries to educate members about the equine industry. Horsemen’s Association is a club that goes to horse related events in the surrounding area, and also puts on events for members. The club was formed for people who want to participate in equine related events, without being on the equestrian team. President of the Horsemen’s Association, Brianna Akam said, “We try and learn more about the different industries and also help out our own equine program.  People don’t have to…

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Wilmington College Earth Day Kick Off

Wilmington College Agriculture Department held an Earth Day Kick Off on April 20th in the Pyle Parking Lot on campus. The Agriculture department presented three tractors, a sheep, a goat, a fresh (right from the college farm garden) make your own salad bar, gave away mini trees for people to plant, and let you write on the sidewalk something you would do to help save the Earth. “I was able to stop by the Earth Day activities briefly,” shared student Maraya Wahl. “I was one of the first forty to…

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Balancing Mental Health and Your College Education

What is it like balancing mental health and your college education? Answer is, not the easiest thing in the world. You always have that shadow lingering over you. Telling you to give up, or don’t finish that class assignment, or to just sleep your days away. Whether you have depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, etc; you know what it’s like living with life trying to figure out if you want to make it to the next day. College life is rough for us in one way or another. So what…

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Environmental Science: A Trip to the Cincinnati Zoo

On Tuesday, April 18, Kendra Cipollini’s Environmental Science class traveled to the Cincinnati Zoo for a field trip. This has not been the first field trip. Throughout the semester, the class has traveled to many places including the water treatment plant, the landfill, and next week, an organic farm. The purpose of these trips is to give the class an opportunity to see firsthand what we are learning about for that week. One student said, “I really enjoy going on the field trips with the class because it allows us…

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WC’s 2017 Student Honor Convocation Awards Deserving Upperclassmen

Select Wilmington College seniors and juniors were inducted into Green Key and Who’s Who and one student received the Lucas Award for Outstanding Leadership on Sunday 23 at 1 p.m. Over 100 students were in attendance. Megan Canfield, graduating with degrees in Psychology and Political Communications for Social Change, won the Lucas Award. “I was really shocked when I realized President Jim was talking about me in his speech,” shared Megan. “People are telling me now that I shouldn’t be surprised but I feel like there are so many giving…

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Blood at the Root, a Success for Student Actors

On Thursday April 20th and Friday April 21st, Wilmington College students performed the play Blood at the Root in the Heiland Theatre at the Boyd Cultural Arts Center. Blood of the Root is based off of the story of the “Jena Six,” six black high school students in Jena, Louisiana who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with three nooses hanging from a tree on campus. A production of this magnitude can grasp the attention of the entire crowd and that is what…

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New Club On Campus: The Wilmington College Film Club

Marissa Johnson, a freshman at Wilmington College has started a club on campus, Film Club. The club’s purpose is to promote the school in a positive light using video. Marissa wants people who join the club to truly enjoy creating something for the school. The club plans on making not only academic videos but also videos that will be entertaining for the campus to enjoy. Johnson said, “The people who will be watching the videos will truly see Wilmington in a new light.” “The people who will be watching the…

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“Southern trees bear a strange fruit… blood on the leaves… and blood at the root.”

Billie Holiday sang slowly, hauntingly in her famous 1939 track of “Strange Fruit.” Sixty-seven years later in the small town of Jena, Louisiana at Jena High School, six black teenagers were arrested and were brought up to intense charges after assaulting a white student. The case of the Jena Six was precipitated by several other events. One of them being nooses hung from a tree, a prank many called it was rooted in something much darker. Andrew Haag, a Wilmington College theater major and an ensemble of six students will…

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