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Get Into the “Sing” of Things

Maraya Wahl Staff Writer      There are many outlets for people to express themselves through different classes and activities on Wilmington College’s campus, and music is an art that anyone can relate to in one way or another.  The music department has much to offer for those who like to sing, play an instrument, or develop a greater appreciation for music.  One such outlet is Wilmington College Chorale.     Chorale is a singing group that has been an important part of Wilmington College’s music department for many years, and prior to…

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Africa’s Blood Sweat & Tears, As Told by Chris Abani

Arista Roesch Staff Writer Chris Abani graced us with his presence at the Westheimer Peace Symposium on October 16th at 10:15 in the morning, and it was a session worth crawling out of bed for. He stared out with the quote, “Love for the weak always includes a murderous intent.” He then shared with us an intense story of his “masculine initiation,” which wasn’t actually completed by him, but a friend. He spoke of his inability to kill a goat. He realized that a goat’s eyes are too human, along…

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Wilmington College’s Run for Congo Women

Maraya Wahl Staff Writer      On the rainy morning of October 19, a group of students and faculty participated in the Run for Congo 5K that occurred on the Wilmington College campus.  At 10 a.m., men and women ready to run met at the lower soccer field behind the YMCA and Hermann Court/Fred Raisk Arena.  The path was carved out because of a cross-country meet that had taken place the day prior.  The group was determined to participate in the cause for the women of the Congo despite the weather.     …

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Westheimer Highlights Activist Lisa Shannon

Ashley Fox Staff Writer              Wilmington College’s Westheimer Peace Symposium enlightened students, faculty, and community members on the topic of “Africa’s Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Nonviolent Solutions”. Among the guest speakers hosted at the event was Lisa Shannon who shared her experiences of exploration and activism for Congolese women. The humanitarian crisis of the Congo is of the worst rape pandemic and sexual slavery account to ever exist in recorded history. The lives of over 5.4 million people have been taken away from this forgotten crisis since the year of…

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Westheimer to feature nature of war

Morgan Smith Editor     Wednesday October 17 will mark the 22 annual Westheimer Peace Symposium at Wilmington College. The first session begins at 10 a.m. in the Boyd Cultural Arts Center. “I’m always excited about it, “ said Ruth Dobyns, Curator of the Quaker Heritage Center and the Coordinator of the Westheimer Peace Symposium. Dobyns and the rest of the Westheimer planning committee have been meeting since January to organize the events that will take place Wednesday. The committee is comprised of Dobyns, Jim Boland of the Peace Resource…

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