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A Heart-Changing Experience

Arista Roesch Staff Writer                 February, as many know, is the month of Valentine’s Day. But what sometimes goes without notice, is that February 7th through the 14th is Congenital Heart Defect awareness week. According to tchin.org, one of the main hosts of CHD awareness, “Congenital Heart Disease is considered to be the most common birth defect, and is a leading cause of birth-defect related deaths worldwide.”                 In the U.S. alone, 1.8 million families are affected by CHD, and yet there is very little funding or support for those…

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Valentine’s Day

Kaitlyn Brewer Staff Writer Why hate on a day devoted to love? Whether you are single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day can be fun for everyone.  Think back to the days of elementary. Your mom would help make your valentines box and send you off to collect all kinds of goodies. With your Nickelodeon cards, you were ready to spread the love. At the end of the day, you were left with a box full of thoughtful valentines and candy. What’s not to love?  As you got older, you…

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Romance (and Other Stereotypes) In the Air

Maraya Wahl Staff Writer  Chocolate, hearts, teddy bears.  All three of these items have something familiar in common, and any average American can guess what this is:  Valentine’s Day.  It is advertised all too well by Hallmark and every other store out there, supplying everything from candy to cards to expensive stuff to buy for the one we love.  But the real question we should ask is:  Is it really all it is hyped up to be?  Or is it a holiday full of stereotypes that media uses to earn…

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Roses are red, violets are blue. Students at WC need love too

Dani Krabbe Staff Writer Love is in the air here at Wilmington College. When walking through the dorms and academic buildings there is an abundance of pink and red decorations that are sure to get the Fighting Quakers prepared for this romantic holiday. Some couples and individuals around campus had many different responses for how they are choosing to celebrate their Valentine’s Day. Seniors Tim Pfeiffer and Melissa Amerman have been dating since their freshman year here at Wilmington College. They are both involved in athletics, Tim on the court,…

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