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Wesleyan Athletes Race for Scott Schoenthal’s Circle of Love

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On Oct.28, Wesleyan athletes participated in a 5K race for an organization called Scott Schoenthal’s Circle of Love.

This organization was created in honor of a man named Scott Schoenthal. Schoenthal was first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer, when he was 18-years-old. Fortunately, he recovered from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and moved to Texas when he was 21-years-old. Three years later, cancer returned to attack his body, but this time it was Testicular Cancer.

Schoenthal battled testicular cancer for several years. During his illness, Schoenthal ran a 5K race to show others he was not ready to give up. After years of fighting, Schoenthal passed away on May 18, 2017. In the midst of everything, Schoenthal was surrounded by his family and friends, his circle of love.

Strength and Conditioning coach Dustin Wolf was a very close friend of Schoenthal’s and he is currently associated with this organization. Wolf said, “We first started a GoFundMe to help his family, but after he passed away, we created a charity to help all the local families suffering from cancer.”

This year was the first 5K race event for this charity. All the donations of this event benefited an 18-year-old girl who was diagnosed with cancer. Wolf encouraged Wesleyan athletes to sign up for the race and he gave them a treat for racing; “The athletes that signed up for the race, and completed the 5K by walking, running, skipping or crawling, will take the following week off from workouts.”

Several athletes from Wesleyan showed up to race on Sunday morning to support this organization. Senior cheerleader Ansley Harper said, “I thought that it was a great opportunity for all the cheerleaders to support Coach Wolf and the cure for cancer as it has affected his family and friends.”

Some Wesleyan athletes have had family members affected by cancer and decided this was a great way to demonstrate their support towards this cause. Junior cheerleader Aubrey DeAugustinis said, “my mother suffered from cancer.” Harper said, “My aunt and one of my friend’s mom had cancer and are both survivors, so I think its super important to support the cause whenever possible.”

Sophomore Alyssa Phillip encourages the school community to be involved in activities like these to raise awareness on cancer; “We can not understand the pain the people with cancer are going through but donating our money and running the race is our way of helping these people and showing them that we care.” DeAugustinis said, “It is important to be involved in activities such as this to raise money and awareness for the cause.”

Harper said, “Activities such as these are important because they bring the community together to support something bigger than themselves.”

Wolf motivates the school to support this organization. The organization can be found on Facebook as “Scott Schoenthal’s Circle of Love.” Wolf said, “This is a easy way to keep up with the next event or to see how the charity is helping local families on a continual basis.”

Entrepreneurs Lead with Passion

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Wesleyan instills a “Go Get ‘Em” mentally in the students. From the classroom to locker rooms to the conference room students are taught to lead with passion. Many young adults have graduate from Wesleyan with the knowledge of how to start a company in the real world.

Alumni Spencer Sutlive (’16) and Henry Collins (’16) started their outdoors company right after leaving the halls of Wesleyan. Rugged Road Outdoors is a company that sells outdoor gear for camping and hiking. The products vary from clothing, to packs and any other equipment needed for an outdoor excursion. Sutlive said, “we are hoping to release our coolers in the Spring.” Keep Reading

Enneagram Test: Which Type Are You?

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The Enneagram Test is a personality test that is considered to be a test that shows your basic personality type. From one point of view, the Enneagram can be seen as a set of nine distinct personality types, with each number on the Enneagram representing one type of personality. It is common to find a little of yourself in all nine of the types, although one of them should stand out as being closest to yourself.

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2019 Mission Trips Announced

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Next Spring Break, 200 or more high school students and teachers will embark on life-changing trips, but the preparation and anticipation for the upcoming missions season begins in early fall.

The Wesleyan Missions Program is a very special aspect of the community that brings everyone together. From donations, to faculty members leading trips, to lower and middle school students praying and supporting teams, to high school students that give up their Spring Break to serve others.

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Grinds My Gears

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Dennis Stromie

“When I can’t log into Naviance and the password won’t work so they send you an email to change it but that doesn’t work so you just can’t log in at all.”

Megan Trotter

“The little ends of notebook paper that fall on the floor, Doritos crumbs crushed into carpets, unfluffed pillows, uncapped dry erase markers and moldy lunchboxes.”

Griffin Massey (12th grade)

“When people turn on the blinker for just too long then you don’t know when they’re actually turning.”

Ryan Gomes (12th grade)

“People who go 50 and below in the left lane of 141. It’s the passing/fast lane, it’s ridiculous, just go 60. Then, they honk at you like you’re the devil because you’re a teenager even though you’re not the one looking weird in the left lane. Go 60-65 if you’re in the left lane, or don’t drive at all. Come find me if you’re the fool in the left lane.”

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