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Spring Lobbying Trip

Maraya Wahl Staff Writer   After sitting in a classroom, hearing facts and reading information, having a real experience can bring all the learning to life. One of the privileges of being a college student is the accessibility to the real-life trips that can expose people to the world in which they will live and work. After months of preparing, Wilmington College students had the chance to experience Washington D.C. and be involved politically through Spring Lobby Weekend. There were about fifty-one students and faculty members of WC, including President…

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Highlights of the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference

Taylor L. Turner Staff Writer Last Saturday, March 8th, concluded the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in Washington D.C.  The Conference’s speakers delivered passionate addresses filled with pointed and astute criticisms of the President’s leadership. Kentucky Senator and Straw Poll winner Rand Paul delivered a fiery speech calling for Americans to restore “lovers of liberty” to government offices.  Paul expressed his deep concern that the Constitutional rights and liberties of Americans are being jeopardized by the Obama Administration.   He criticized the President for his failure in protecting Americans…

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Students Lobby Congressman Stiver’s Office

Maraya Wahl Staff Writer In preparation for the Washington D.C. lobbying trip occurring March 22 through 25, a group of Wilmington College students made their own lobbying trip to Congressman Steve Stiver’s office located in downtown Wilmington. The course, led by Professor Michael Snarr, is training students for lobbying in D.C., whether through learning new information about the topic or hands-on situations.  Snarr shared, “I’ve been involved [in the trip to D.C.] about seven years. My father had been taking students a few years before that, and then slowly transferred…

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Smart Savings, Memorable Experiences

Maraya Wahl Staff Writer One of the most memorable experiences about being a college student is the chance to take trips out of state or abroad.  Yet the hardest part about participating in such things is the financial means that are not always so readily available.  With tuition, food, and other important activities to pay for in a college student’s life, one must wonder how to save up for these trips.     Begin with the first step:  seek alternatives.  Alternative transportation can save up plenty of money that would otherwise be…

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