Feeling festive?

Toni Penwell Staff Writer Nothing to do on the weekend?  Check out some of the fabulous festivals around Wilmington in October.  All three of these options are within 1-2 hours of the WC campus.  The first is the Yellow Springs Street Fair, held on Saturday, Oct. 8from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Enjoy an “international selection of cuisine from Vietnamese shish-kabob to Mexican empanadas to Thai wraps,” according to the Fair’s website. Holly Simpson, street fair coordinator, said that “there are over 40 food vendors with some great international foods…

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Service on campus is bigger than the student

Quatez Scott Staff Writer A couple of weeks ago, the Wilmington College community welcomed Happy Johnson as the first issues and artist speaker of this year. His message to college students was very simple: service. As college students, it can be very easy to worry about the classes you have coming up, assignments, or sports and other activities that you may participate in. The real question is, what are you doing when you are not doing those things? “While life is good and life is great, life is best while…

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TEAC reviews Wilmington College education program

Toni Penwell Staff Writer  The Education Department at Wilmington College is being evaluated by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).  TEAC is “dedicated to helping educator preparation programs improve and be accountable for their quality,” according to the organization’s website. “Before the TEAC team left they told us that our program would probably move forward toward accreditation,” said Michele Beery, associate professor and education area coordinator at Wilmington College. Beery also stated that the department expects to receive a summary report in two weeks, and the final decision will be…

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APB and Chakeres team up for student tickets

Sahe Wright Staff Writer The Wilmington College APB and the Wilmington Chakeres Theatre have joined forces to create a deal for students. Every week, 16 tickets will be available for students to buy at a cost of only $2 each.  These tickets are to be redeemed at the Chakeres Theatre at the Wilmington Plaza, next to El Dorados. The Chakeres Theatre showcases a lot of feature films throughout each month and stays up-to-date on new releases.  A few movies playing now include “The Help” starring Emma Stone; “What’s Your Number?”…

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Increase in oral cancers linked to HPV

Article by CNN Health http://www.cnn.com/ The human papillomavirus is contributing to the growing number of head and neck cancers in the United States, according to a new study Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study found that the number of cases of oropharyngeal cancer – cancers of the tonsil, back of the mouth (throat) and base of the tongue – has been on the rise since the mid-1980s. The study suggests that one reason could an increase in the number of people having oral sex resulting in oral…

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Hit me with your best shot

Leah Phillips Staff Writer Nine teams participated in last Thursday’s annual mud volleyball competition, presented by the Student Alumni Association. The games played were extremely competitive and highly intense. All teams showed sportsmanship and played for fun, said and SAA representative.             Between the mud flinging, those present enjoyed Papa Johns pizza and hot chocolate provided by SAA. The event lasted from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m., getting more and more competitive as the final two teams, The Aggies and KD with Lambda Chi, played twice to see who would be…

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WC students raise awarenes for homeless shelter

Students build cardboard houses to live in for the night to help raise awareness for homelessness. From left to right are Corbin Hellwarth, Megan McDonough, and Morgan Smith. Victoria Burcham Staff Writer One hundred eighty students slept in homemade cardboard houses for the Annual Cardboard Village on Friday, Sept. 23.  Behind the Center for Service and Civic Engagement building, different organizations constructed their own houses made of cardboard boxes, duct tape and assorted construction materials to raise money and awareness for homelessness in the area. The event started at 8…

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WC celebrates homecoming

Victoria Burcham Staff Writer Last weekend was Wilmington College’s Homecoming. The theme was “Escape to Paradise.” Many festivities, such as a banner contest, bonfire, and dance, took place on campus. The banner contest was judged by Student Government Association. The winner was the Aggies with a pig, sheep, and cow playing on the beach with the banner “WC Aggies: Everyday is Paradise down on the farm.” Runner-up was the cheerleading team. The banner portrayed the squad cheering on a beach with a sand castle. “My favorite was definitely the Aggies,” said…

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Homecoming weekend approaches

Whitney Anderson Staff Writer As the Wilmington College Homecoming quickly approaches, Student Government Association (SGA), Activities Programming Board (APB) and Resident Student Association (RSA) are preparing an escape from the ordinary. This year’s theme “Escape to Paradise,” is in full effect. It kicked off yesterday with Mud Volleyball at 4:30 p.m., sponsored by the Student Alumni Association (SAA). On Saturday, the Fightin’ Quakers will play Muskingum College at 2 p.m. During halftime witness the induction ceremony for the members of the 2011 Wilmington College Athletic Hall of Fame. After the…

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