Fall Memories, Local Activities

Maraya Wahl Staff Writer Upcoming holidays, colorful leaves, and sweater weather are a few of the excitements that constitute the season of fall.  The air is not too hot and also not too cold.  Everyone is cozily bundled up and ready to enjoy outdoor activities.  But if people are not able to find fun activities to do, it is easy to get stuck inside with little to do.  There are a few places nearby that many Wilmington College students can visit before the season comes to a closing. Because of halloween, a large number of haunted attractions can be found…

CIA Annex Security Contractors Speak Out on What Really Happened in Benghazi

Taylor Turner Political Writer After much delay and miring with political rhetoric, details of what truly transpired in Benghazi on the night of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack have been brought to light by security contractors charged with protecting the CIA Annex. In an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, security contractors and contributors to the newly released book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, Kris Paronto, Mark Geist and John Tiegan explain their battle to defend the U.S Consulate and CIA Annex in Benghazi as it was besieged by terrorists. The account is…

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Speaks on Growing Threat of Iran and Militant Islamic Groups

Taylor Turner Political Writer In an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revisited concerns addressed in his recent United Nations’ address. Specifically, he spoke on the dangers of Islamic extremism and the growing threat posed by Iran in its desire to increase its nuclear weapons capability. He warned that the various militant Islamic branches seek to destroy Israel in order to “get to” the United States and that the U.S is in fact the “number one target” of these groups. In addition, the Prime Minister addressed the growing threat of Hamas in the region.…

Generals Disagree on President Obama’s ISIS Strategy

Taylor Turner Political Writer While the President persists that there will be no American troops involved in combat operations against ISIS, several generals have publically challenged his strategy. Among the generals to disagree on the use of combat troops are Generals Ray Odierno, Martin Dempsey, James Mattis and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” Robert Gates stated that air power and reliance on Iraqi forces alone would not be sufficient in the effort “to be successful against ISIS.” Gates also stated that “boots on the ground” are necessary “if there is to be any…

Quaker Heritage Center Presents “The Pity of War: Words and Images of World War I”

  Ashley Fox Staff Writer “In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below”John McCrae, May 1915 The vibrant red poppy is a symbol of remembrance for the “War to end all Wars” WWI. This is a war-time flower; the poppy can only truly flourish in the right conditions. These conditions are sadly the obstructed, battered, smashed up battle fields. When John McCrae, a Lieutenant at the Second Battle of Ypres, wrote the words above, he could have never anticipated how…

Cease Fire Reached in Ukraine

Taylor Turner Political Writer As the NATO Summit reaches its conclusion in Wales, details of a cease- fire agreement between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine emerge. In an effort to deescalate conflict and bloodshed in his country, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has endorsed the cease-fire agreement. While NATO leaders originally convened to discuss the winding down of combat troops in Afghanistan, the growing Russian aggression in Eastern Europe combined with talks of a cease-fire has placed Russian relations as an important topic at the summit. In a conference given at the close of the summit, President Obama stated that he supports…

Welcome Week Brings Students Together

Maraya Wahl Staff Writer “Welcome to Wilmington!”: the phrase of the week on Wilmington College’s campus.  But even better would be “Welcome home,” because WC has become a home to many of the returning students.  Wilmington is known for its tight-knit and welcoming atmosphere to all who attend, starting from the very beginning of the school year.  Welcome week is one of the many ways that students are brought together to build lifelong friendships and create lasting memories.   Each year, the first  week of school is filled with activities for freshmen to get involved in and familiarized with campus…

Welcome Week Brings Students Together

Maraya Wahl Staff Writer “Welcome to Wilmington!”: the phrase of the week on Wilmington College’s campus.  But even better would be “Welcome home,” because WC has become a home to many of the returning students.  Wilmington is known for its tight-knit and welcoming atmosphere to all who attend, starting from the very beginning of the school year.  Welcome week is one of the many ways that students are brought together to build lifelong friendships and create lasting memories.   Each year, the first  week of school is filled with activities for freshmen to get involved in and familiarized with campus…

Labor Day Weekend

Ashley Fox Staff Writer  The History:             For most American children these days, Labor Day is just a day off from school all too soon but well appreciated after the long summer break and vacationing. It is celebrated with cook outs, picnics, and parades, but with little understanding of the holiday. For American and Canadian children living on September 5th in 1882, Labor Day was not celebrated in the same luxury and liberty as the children today have; there was a time when every day was a labor, or working day for children. A basic understanding of Labor Day is…

The President Receives Criticism on ISIS Remarks

  Taylor Turner Political Writer      The President’s August 28th remarks involving the terrorist organization ISIS has produced heavy criticism. During the conference, the President stated that the administration does not “have a strategy yet” on how to address the growing threat of ISIS in Syria. These remarks sparked renewed criticism on the President’s lack of preparedness in handling the increasing strength and brutality of ISIS in the Middle East, especially providing U.S intelligence reports that warn of the imminent danger of ISIS. In response to these remarks, Four Star General and Fox News Military Analyst Jack Keane stated that…