Shredding the Darkness: A Glimpse of Hope for New Year

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As we begin the new year, resolutions arise, and resolutions soon decline; with the hope of a positive outlook on life many fall short or let the evil of the world disrupt their beauty.

Recent current events have arisen such as the longest government shutdown in history (affecting federal employees and allowing for them to go unpaid), an extremist attack at a Kenyan hotel and an ISIS led suicide explosion in Syria injuring United States service members are just some of the many unsettling events that have happened already in 2019.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Lives

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    Wesleyan high school and middle school students take a picture while enjoying their trip and learning about Martin Luther King Jr. Jennifer Pinkett Smith.
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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marches with others in Montgomery, Alabama. NBCnews.com
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    The three panelists, Charles Alphin, Naomi King and Hank Thomas, answer questions from the interviewer and from students. Jennifer Pinkett Smith.
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    Both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, are buried together at the King Center. Monica Taramani.

“Free at last. Free at last. Thank God almighty, we are free at last.” These were the final words in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

Dr. King grew up when Jim Crow Laws and segregation were part of the daily life in the United States. He, however, was not satisfied living a life with division and inequality. Dr. King joined the Civil Rights Movement with other African Americans such as Rosa Parks, to raise awareness against discrimination and bring unity throughout the entire country.

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Wesleyan “Gives That Blood”

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Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and that number is continuing to increase every day. However, each year, Wesleyan has the opportunity to help contribute to the emergency need for blood.

On Jan. 18, the Red Cross brought all of their equipment and set up a blood drive right in Chapman Library. Having a blood drive at Wesleyan really encourages faculty, staff, students and parents to donate blood at a location that is convenient for them. Keep Reading

Women’s March 2019: Standing Stronger Together

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A widespread event over the past couple of years with an expression of reform, unity and standing up against society in a way to protect the civil rights and sanctity of the people has been the Women’s March.

Amid controversy in the 2019 Women’s March, followers of the original group accused them of being biased or more favoring of white women; the group is believed to be ignoring real issues that others with diverse backgrounds struggle with on a daily basis. This affected the organization and the movement in a negative way causing the state of the United States and the overall sanity of the groups beliefs to be divided.

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Wolves Take on the Tundra

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A group of fifty students and seven faculty chaperones traveled to Ghent, WV to spend the long weekend on the slopes. Getting a head start on the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, the group left bright and early Friday, Feb. 18. This retreat is offered to all high school grades with the chance to sign up months in advance.

The Christian Life Ski Retreat is planned to make sure students can get the same exciting experience as previous years. Christian Life Director Alex Bufton said, “I have to book the house a year in advance,” which means that the students are going back to the same house to make more memories that will stay with them for many years to come. “A lot of time is spent planning the transportation, ski rentals and food for everyone,” said Bufton. Keep Reading

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