DNA Discussion: Where do you Stand when some take a Knee?

The energy in the room was slightly polarized as the Diversity In Action (DNA) team asked students and community members to sit on the side that represents their beliefs. The discussion was titled “Where do you stand when some take a knee?” alluding to Colin Kaepernick’s controversial protest on the football field. As the event began to take off, co-hosts Kelly Johnson and Steve Broussard asked each side to explain why they agreed with that particular stance. One of the main arguments coming from the “Against kneeling” side was that…

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Rebooting Our Minds

November is “National Family Literacy Month.” This month reminds families to take some time out of their day and get back into the tradition of reading together. Most of us have fond memories of having a parent read to us as a child; for some of us, this made us become avid readers and critical thinkers. Illiteracy is a growing problem in our nation. The United States ranks 16th in adult reading skills among developed nations. In a democratic society, success depends on an informed citizenry who can efficiently participate…

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Finding Our Radio Voices

Last week was the second meeting of Wilmington College’s new radio station. Headed by Nick Wiget, the college’s new Communication Arts professor, the radio station has been largely organized and funded by him. Right now, its staff is open to anyone who wants to be a part of it. With some big aspirations for future broadcasting, Wiget is ready to get the word out and recruit some more students to the art of broadcasting. Wiget proposes student’s autonomy with their own shows – little supervision with some minor direction from…

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Adding More Chairs to the Kitchen Table

Amnesty International is putting on a dinner and discussion on Wednesday, November 14, at 7- 8:30 p.m. in dining rooms C & D to discuss immigration and the struggles of refugees. This “Longer Table” dinner is set to promote building a longer table for more people to gather at and interact, rather than shutting people out. There will be two speakers present for the dinner and discussion. Sarah Huffman, a volunteer from CRIS (Community Refugee & Immigration Services), and Murtadha Al-Shaikhli, a refugee. They will discuss immigration and give real-life…

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Music Review: Khalid’s EP “SunCity”

In 2016, Khalid broke the charts with his hit single “Location”, not long after this song hit the ears of young adults across the globe, his debut album American Teen came to be. Since then, he has collaborated with artists such as: Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, and Fifth Harmony member, Normani. Although the Suncity EP that dropped on October 19 covers some of the same ground as American Teen, Khalid shows listeners a wider range of sounds in every song, from the upbeat spanish over a reggaeton-lite beat of the…

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APB events to get you through November!

Fall is coming in fast, and you may find yourself looking for things to do around campus! Instead of freezing outside or watching the same reruns of The Office in your dorm, try these upcoming APB events! Paint & Sip: This off campus adventure will be happening Wednesday, November 14th. A group will be going to the Wine Cellar (must arrive by 6:45) to participate in a painting class! APB will provide the paint, you will prove the sip! (Attendee must purchase own drinks). You do not need to be…

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Debunking Budgets: SGA edition

Budgets are an intricate part of how a society functions. Here at Wilmington College, the members of the Student Government Association (SGA) are the people who allocate money to different campus clubs and organizations. Each student, upon arrival at Wilmington College each year, pays a student activity fee of three-hundred dollars. This money, among other monetary donations, is used in determining how much money is apportioned to each campus club or organization. The SGA board has a steady, strenuous process they follow when it comes to campus budgeting, which usually…

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We Will Review You

On Nov. 2, 2018, “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released worldwide to an overwhelmingly positive review. The movie recieved an 8.4/10 from IMDb, a 55% overall score from Rotten Tomatoes, and a 50% score from Metacritic. Although most of the more infamous film critics were mostly negative, they found Bohemian Rhapsody to be a “cleaner” version of the actual events that transpired. Nevertheless, audience scores found the movie to be an incredible thrill ride of one of their favorite bands. 98% of Google users gave this movie a thumbs up, and most…

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November: National Adoption Month

November is a time that most of us consider to be the beginning of festivities, home cooked meals, and giving thanks. November isn’t only about Thanksgiving, however. It is also National Adoption Month, and one of the main focuses throughout this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. In 1976, the Massachusetts Governor, Mike Dukakis, initiated “Adoption Week.” This was the first major effort to promote adoption and the need to get children out of the foster care system. The popularity for promoting adoption soon grew, and…

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Vaccinate good times, come on! (Let’s Vaccinate)

Recently, there has been a big debate over the safety of vaccines. Some people have been led to belief that vaccinations cause autism; this is faulty information – vaccines are essential and necessary to keep diseases eradicated. Elliot Zieman, Professor of Biology at Wilmington College, said, “Vaccines are the safest and most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. The key to vaccines is the prevention of diseases. Disease prevention means a vaccinated person is protected from acquiring and transmitting the disease.” Because people are choosing not to vaccinate themselves, the…

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