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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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#standwithme: A World Without Slavery

Maraya Wahl Staff Writer Slavery.  This single word may seem irrelevant in the world today.  As Americans, the thought of slavery was abolished in the Civil War times.  Although this may be true in the comfortable living environment of the United States, there is often a lack of knowledge towards what is really occurring in the world.  Awareness is being raised day after day towards the fact that there are many forms of mistreatment towards children and towards human beings in general.  To the shock and horror of many, a…

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Housing Restrictions

Kaitlyn Brewer Staff Writer Most colleges require students to live on campus during their freshman and sophomore years, but Wilmington College requires all full-time students to live in the residence halls for eight consecutive semesters or until they are 23. “We are a residential college to start with. Primarily since 1870 most students have lived on campus,” Michael R. Allbright, Assistant Dean of Students for Housing and Residence Life, said. “The criteria was different in the 90s because there wasn’t enough physical space for students to live. We only had…

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Issues and Artists Presents: Doktor Kaboom!

Ashley Fox Staff Writer         On Wednesday, February 26th, Wilmington College’s “Issues and Artists” presented Doktor Kaboom (David Epley) for their last show for the fall semester. The show, which started at 7:30 p.m, was free to all Wilmington College students, staff, and members of the community. The German entertainer was chosen for his unique blend of comedy and education that could be appreciated by a wide audience of students and community members. Also known as the “Mister Rodgers of Science”, Dr. Kaboom combines science and comedy…

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Spring Break 2014

Kaitlyn Brewer Staff Writer Has spring break lost its luster? After talking with some of my fellow classmates, I would say that all spring break is really about nowadays is literally a break from school. Unless mommy and daddy are paying for your vacation, it seems quite impossible with a college students’ financial status to take a trip outside of the 45 minutes it takes to get to the mall. Spring break has changed from the days of MTV’s coverage when we were kids. To our generation, it is a…

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One Step on the Road to Recovery

Kaitlyn Brewer Staff Writer As the clock struck 11:30, students and staff settled in at Heiland Theater in the Boyd Cultural Arts Center on Thursday. The room grew quiet as College President Jim Reynolds approached the podium. “Before we get started, I’d like for us to gather together in the manner of Friends and take just a moment of silence to clear our minds and prepare for our conversations,” Reynolds began. The theater grew silent and still, which became a recurring theme throughout the gathering. On Oct. 30 of last…

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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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Becoming a Collegiate Athlete

Ashley Fox Editorial               Growing up, I would have never called myself a very athletic person. Sure, I was an awkward kid who couldn’t decide between being a tomboy and playing with Barbie’s, but mother fixed that when she enrolled me in dance classes. Before dance classes, I wasn’t athletic, but an adventure seeker. I am talking about my years before the big yellow school bus; days spent outside climbing trees, creating treasure maps, riding four-wheelers, fortresses of leaves, and secret hide-out playsets until mom would call me in…

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A Tribute to Trip Breen

Arista Roesch Staff Writer                 At Wilmington College, it’s no secret that students have the opportunity to become close with their professors and coaches. But there are times when their impacts on students aren’t fully recognized, and we can sometimes take these relationships for granted. College is a hard time, mentally, emotionally, and even physically, and with many of us being away from our families, we come to rely on the figures here on campus to get us through the tough times.                 In honor of all his help getting…

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Wilmington College to feature Joel Salatin at the 2014 Food Symposium

PRESS RELEASE WILMINGTON, OHIO—Wilmington College will feature Joel Salatin, full-time farmer, prominent lecturer, and fresh-food advocate, at the 2014 Food Symposium, April 23. This year’s theme is titled, “Beyond Nutrition: Rethinking our Relationship with Food.” In his countless books, lectures, and guest-speaking events, Salatin addresses a wide range of issues, from “creating the farm your children will want” to “making a white collar salary from a pleasant life in the country.” A wordsmith, he describes his occupation as “mob-stocking herbivorous solar conversion lignified carbon sequestration fertilization.” Profiled on the Lives…

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