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A Tidbit of Encouragement

April 02, 2013

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“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” – Charles R. Swindoll

I found this quote today and just can't seem to keep it to myself.  There are so many situations in my life right now that I can apply this to.  I would like to keep this perspective when things start to get tough.  We just have to start looking at them in a different light.  

For the month of April, a few friends and I are setting little weekly goals for self-betterment. We all need support and enouragement from time to time. Its part of a healthy lifestyle. Whether you find inspriation in a church, a book, a classroom, a walk around the campus Bell Tower, or listening to music - use the inspiration to fuel a new task or complete an old one.   This quote was my inspiration for the day and now it will be my mantra for the whole month of April!   Stay Strong completing this last month of class!

Tags: Fun , Peace , Wilmington College

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Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2012

Weekend water-park fun! Find your own way to relieve pre-final stress!

Weekend water-park fun! Find your own way to relieve pre-final stress!

 

Contributed by: Lynnea Kraft
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, food and fun. For Wilmington College students, however, Thanksgiving break has a slightly different meaning. The way the semesters are set up allows for Thanksgiving break to be right before finals. This break gives students a chance not only to air out their brains, but also to catch up on needed sleep and get some good nutrition before the final week of class and sleepless nights preparing to make or break the grade.
                Although I had to make a 4 hour journey to my hometown in northeast Ohio, the food and fun I had over break was definitely worth the trek. I caught up on sleep and home cooked meals. I also had the chance to burn off some “end-of-the-semester” stress at The Kalahari Resort – the nation’s largest indoor waterpark under one roof.   Hopefully this little recovery time will give me and other students the extra boost needed to finish the semester strong! Good luck to all!
                PS. STAY HEALTHY FOR FINALS! TRY TO GET REST, AVOID ALL NIGHTERS, AND EAT BREAKFAST!
 

Tags: food , Fun , learning , Wilmington College

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Jungle Jim's adventure

October 19, 2012

Award Winning bathrooms at Jungle Jim's

Award Winning bathrooms at Jungle Jim's

Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

What a crazy week it has been! Actually, it has been a crazy past four weeks. Like I keep saying, first semester of junior year is really really hard. But I’m learning a lot and I know it will prepare me well for physical therapy school.
This past weekend I hosted a hall activity where we went to Jungle Jim’s International Marketplace during the day (with a stop at chipotle) and I cooked an Indian meal for my residents afterwards. If you have never been to Jungle Jim's, I highly recommend it. They have any type of food you could imagine! I love to cook but I have never really cooked Indian food because it is difficult to find the spices and all the essential ingredients at Kroger in Wilmington. However, I took advantage of the Indian section at Jungle Jim’s and bought all kinds of spices to make different curries and dals. I decided to cook masoor dal with cinnamon rice and asparagus. It was delicious! And the leftovers are lasting all week. If you like spicy food at all, you would love Indian cuisine. I’m hoping to make a somewhat authentic Asian dish of some sort for my residents next month, any suggestions on what to make??

Now listening: Balam Acab – Wander/Wonder
(Tri Angle; 2011)
http://www.last.fm/music/Balam%2520Acab/WANDER%252FWONDER?ac=balam%20acab%20wa
 

Tags: AT , Athletic Training , Coffee , Food , Friends , Fun , Jungle Jim's

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Downtown Lunch

October 18, 2012

 

Contributed by Lynnea Kraft      
Jen’s Deli
I recently started working at Jen’s Deli. It’s a great little café in Downtown Wilmington that serves hot and cold drinks, hot and cold sandwiches, soups and salads.  This is a great place to study, eat lunch, bring your laptop to type a paper or surf the web.  Jen’s Deli is connected to Books n’ More, next to Murphy Theater.
Recently, they have been training me how to make lattes, cappuccinos and frappes. My favorite drink that I’m working on is a “dry cappuccino”.  That means that the cappuccino will be half foam, compared to the standard cappuccino which is 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 foam.   I haven’t quite got the foam to be consistently foamy. The bubbles come out in too many different shapes and sizes. But I hope to froth the foam correctly soon. I’d like to start making them for customers, instead of my caffeine addiction.  Other than my cappuccino endeavors, I’ve experimented a little with latte art. It would be cool to make a special design on every customer’s latte. Since I have my own espresso machine I can practice making them outside of work, but I’m still not super skilled yet. The picture to left features a few designs that I’m aspiring to make. J
On the other hand, if you aren’t into frappes, lattes and caffeine - do not fear! Jen’s Deli also offers delicious milkshakes, smoothies and Italian sodas made specially to order! From blackberry to amaretto, from orange dream to pumpkin spice – there really is something for everyone. I would be glad to make one of Jen’s signature coffees, sodas, or shakes for whoever comes to study, chat, eat lunch or browse the bookstore.    

Tags: Art , Downtown Wilmington , food , Fun

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The Program

September 19, 2012

 

Hello, my name is Isaac Garrison and I am a junior with a Public Relations Major and Peace Minor living in the College Commons at Wilmington College. I am involved in many clubs and groups, a practicing Quaker, a Vegan, and Awesome.

Every year students have to figure out how manage their time so they can get a few minutes into the gym. The need to stay active is important because the way one keeps their body shows how they keep their life.  This year the students of WC are lucky that the school is providing fitness classes. The classes include spinning classes and “The Program”.  “The Program”, which happens every Tuesday and Thursday, is a mix of weight loss and muscle building exercises. It is much like the workout regimes of “Insanity” and “P90X”. Last night was the first time that I have gone to “The Program” and I am not regretting it at all, even though I am a bit sore all over.

  I walked into the axillary gym with a fellow student to fall under the trainers’ fitness expertise. We did everything from Jumping jacks to pushups to mountain climbers. The sweat that dripped off the body was earned as we worked the legs, abs, the arms and the chest. I would defiantly recommend “The Program” to anyone who is at Wilmington College. I mean it’s, free, fun, and only an hour long.  I am really excited to go back Thursday night and burn calories and get even more Quaker Fit.

Tags: , Fun , The Program , Workout

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