No Offense But: Greek Edition

On November 19th, Wilmington Colleges Sigma Gamma Row Sorority Inc. chapter hosted a ‘No Offense But: Greek Edition’. No Offense But has historically been hosted by Wilmington’s Black Student Initiative (BSI) group as a way to have insight on various groups on campus essentially leading the college to become more accepting of one another. However, this time students would be able to ask question about Greek life, a world that can be full of mystery if you are not a part of it. For the entire week prior, students and…

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Small Town College Students Explore International North African City

Rabat, the capital of Morocco, a seaside country in the northern part of Africa, was recently home to four Wilmington College students and two alumni for the weekend of November 2 to November 5. WC students Amanda Watson, Michael Smith, Jese Shell, Tess Delcamp, and alumni Maraya Wahl and Chris Howard participated in the International Model Arab League (IMAL) hosted at the International University of Rabat. “The experience was everything I had hoped it would be from getting to explore Morocco to the Model Arab League,” says Amanda Watson, senior…

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Rebooting Our Minds

November is “National Family Literacy Month.” This month reminds families to take some time out of their day and get back into the tradition of reading together. Most of us have fond memories of having a parent read to us as a child; for some of us, this made us become avid readers and critical thinkers. Illiteracy is a growing problem in our nation. The United States ranks 16th in adult reading skills among developed nations. In a democratic society, success depends on an informed citizenry who can efficiently participate…

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Wilmington College Takes on Grand Rapids, Michigan at NACA Conference

Musical comedians, spoken word poets, magicians, and musicians alike gathered to put on a three day showcase for students of higher education. Over the past weekend, students traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan to attend the Midwest position of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) regional conference. Wilmington College students have attended this conference in the past and encourage students to go and experience different talents they could potentially bring back to campus. Every year, students from institutions all across the midwest gather at a convention center to watch different…

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Where Do You Stand When Someone Takes A Knee?

The countdown is on! Next Tuesday, November 6th, the next Diversity In Action (DNA) program will commence. This week’s topic surrounds an oldie but a goodie. Where Do You Stand When Someone Takes A Knee? As many loud and proud patriots have voiced, kneeling during the anthem is seen by tons of NFL fans as metaphorically spitting in the face of all those soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our nation safe. For others though, this brave act of defiance is a courageous stand in the push…

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DNA Discussion: The Kavanaugh Effect

The room was quiet as people of all different races, shapes, and sizes filed into the room, each person carrying their own facial expression as they prepared themselves for the discussion about to take place. These conversations are meant to be uncomfortable as they are primarily centered around topics that are not the easiest to discuss. The feeling in the room was tense nonetheless as it always seems to be when these conversations take place. When these conversations take place, it is not always easy to hear the other side.…

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Wilmington College Rallies Against Cancer!

This past Saturday, the annual Relay for Life event commenced on the Wilmington College campus. The committee, consisting of nine members and two advisors, did an amazing job facilitating and organizing this event. Kadie Grundy, the National Days and Philanthropy chair for the Service Leader Executive Board, was the leader on this massive project. Her committee consisted of: Anna Buck, Cody Martin, Ariana Riccardi (myself), Hannah Edge, Hannah Davis, Katie Hill, Laura Swinehart, and Tiffany Kim. The two advisors assisting Kadie were Keni Brown, the President of the Service Leader…

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Fall Visit Day Brings Potential Students

Wilmington College (WC) hosted a “Fall Agriculture and Equine Business Management Visit Day” where perspective WC students toured the campus and the farm, attended sessions on their potential field of study, and were able to ask questions to better understand the school. Joel Penhorwood from Ohio Ag Net spoke to three students: Shay Kramer, Morgan Fackler, and Kacey Burns. Each of them explained how great the “hands-on” experience is, how well it prepares you, and how active it makes a student in their field. Fackler said, “Since I am a…

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College Offers Trip to Costa Rica

Wilmington College is offering a study-and-service trip to Costa Rica from May 14-22. There is a possibility that credit can be earned for TR330G. Some highlights of the anticipated trip include: visiting an orchard farm, hiking Santa Elena Cloud Forest, and traveling through the Tilaran Mountain Range. Dillon Davidson, a Wilmington College graduate who went on a previous trip, said, “Visiting Costa Rica was such a moving experience and everyone should get to experience a trip like this.” The total cost for the trip is $2,195. A 50% deposit is…

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