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Because of Them…I Can: Black History Month

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    Black History Month chapel participants pose for a picture after chapel. Sophie Zetzsche.
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    Singers perform a Negro Spiritual song at Black History Month chapel. Dr. Pinkett Smith.
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    Junior Lauren Hill speaks at Black History Month chapel. Dr. Pinkett Smith. Sophie Zetzsche.

People often think of February as the month of love, complete with boxes of heart-shaped chocolate and teddy bears, but behind the lovey-dovey-ness that is Valentine’s Day, February also brings with it the month-long celebration that is Black History Month.

Black History Month is the “annual celebration by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history” (History.com). The event started as “Negro History Week” in 1926. The idea originated from Carter G. Woodson, an African American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (History.com). Woodson is famous for a lot of the books he wrote, but his most famous book is the Mis-Education of the Negro teaching African American self-empowerment (Biography.com).

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Students In It to End It

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    Wesleyan students Sophie Zetzsche, Melany Mendez, Alayna Fogarty and Sofia Vallejo draw red X’s on their hands. Sophie Zetzsche.
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    Senior Ben Smoke draws a red X on his hand to promote ending slavery. Sophie Zetzsche.
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    Seniors Ansley Cotter and Grace Kennedy pose with their red X’s. Sophie Zetzsche.
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    Senior Melany Mendez draws a red X on her hand to Shine a Light on Slavery. Sophie Zetzsche.
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    End It Movement. enditmovement.com.

When the term slavery comes up in today’s culture, it is easy to think of it as a crime of the past. But in fact, it is the exact opposite. The estimated number of slaves around the world today is around 40 million, which is higher than it was when slavery was legal throughout the 19th century. And the number of enslaved people is constantly increasing. Today, slavery is the fastest growing crime in the world (End It Movement).

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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

Senioritis Plagues Class of 2019

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    Senior Harrison Larner sleeps through free period rather than working on homework. Sophie Zetzsche.
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    Senior Grace Kennedy does a puzzle in class instead of listening. Sophie Zetzsche.
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    Senior Kyle Cleveland games instead of working on homework during free period. Sophie Zetzsche.

Although the stomach bug is going around Wesleyan, Senioritis is catching up, taking masses of seniors up in its storm. Senioritis is a disease plaguing second semester seniors across the country. Although some have been infected since August, the disease is just now spreading throughout the entire Wesleyan senior class. The question is: will they make it?

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Wesleyan Honors Donors on John Wesley Day

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    Athletic Director Marc Khedouri greets former Head Master Zach Young and his wife at the donors' lunch. Brian L. Morgan.
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    Junior Carmen Cook expresses why she is thankful for donors at the donors’ lunch. Brian L. Morgan.
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    Alumnus Nick Salyers (’12) spoke about his time at Wesleyan on John Wesley Day. Brian L. Morgan.
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    Alumni, Chase Kelly (’16) and Russell Matherly (’12) lead worship in chapel on John Wesley Day. Brian L. Morgan.
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    Director of Donor Relations, Chad McDaniel shares why John Wesley Day is so important at the donors’ lunch. Brian L. Morgan.

From the moment students step on campus, the Wesleyan mission statement is instilled in them through the actions of teachers, administrators and peers. The Statement, “To be a Christian school of academic excellence by providing each student a diverse college preparatory education guided by Christian principles and beliefs; by challenging and nurturing the mind, body and spirit; and by developing stewardship in our changing world.”

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