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New QHC exhibit

Traveling is many things. We travel to explore, for adventure, to see the sights and to experience the new. We go on journeys, pilgrimages, and vacations. Here, at Wilmington College, we travel for all of those reasons …and more. We travel to help our world and to change ourselves for the better. We travel to learn. …

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…

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

Gus Sevastos Editorial  “Lucky I’m sane after all I’ve been through,
 I can’t complain but sometimes I still do.” -The Eagles, “Life’s Been Good” This started off being just another one of those sleepless nights spent staring at the ceiling of my room, listening to music on my ipod, and trying to sleep but knowing it will never come. As things have begun to wind down during the end of my senior I am fortunate that I have been blessed with something we so often take for granted: time. In the last month of my collegiate career I have had…

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BSI Presents “No Offense…But”

Ashley Fox Staff Writer On April 15th, the Wilmington College Black Student Initiative (BSI) organization presented it’s 10th annual “No Offense…But” program. Students were able to write down any question they had about the opposite sex, gender, race, or stereotype in Pyle during lunch and dinner hours the week prior to the event. These questions…

2014 Boston Marathon Triumph

Taylor L. Turner Political Writer  On Monday, April 21, the city of Boston held its first marathon race since last year’s deadly bombing.  The April 15, 2013 attack left three individuals dead and wounded 260 others when the Tsarnaev brother’s homemade bombs exploded among the Marathon crowd. Although the city of Boston somberly reflected on this tragedy during Monday’s race, the city ultimately arose triumphant in the success of this year’s marathon. One million individuals attended the race to show their support of the participants, twice the size of the usual Boston Marathon crowd. In addition, the race included 9,000…

Earth Day: Spring Cleaning for Our Globe

Maraya Wahl Staff Writer At Wilmington College, it is apparent to all students, faculty, and people passing by that the way that campus looks on the outside is of great importance.  The grounds are kept up very well, leaving beautiful scenery for everybody to admire.  Whether it be winter or summer, taking care of the WC environment does many good things.  It makes it a more inviting place for those who are interested in attending and a better learning atmosphere for students and faculty.  Nobody would be interested in any place where the environment is not well kept and the…