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Tuesday
May052015

No Limits

Patrick Wiggins

Reporter

White. Blue. Purple. Brown. Black.

These are the colors and levels of belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and inside the warehouse turned academy called No Limit Jiu Jitsu, there are four whites and one purple.

Four students.

One instructor.

Five women.

“Start the run.”

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Tuesday
May052015

Honors College in process of finding new director

Evan Fox

Editor

The Ina E. Gordy Honors College is in the process of changing its leadership. Dr. Tom Velek resigned after eight years of service with the college, but will remain on campus as professor of history.

Dr. Thomas Richardson, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, sent out an email to honors students detailing the reason why Velek was stepping down from his position and clarify the situation.

According to the email, an EthicsPoint case was filed through the W’s Ethics Line.

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Friday
May012015

MUW’s Nepali Community Stands Strong and provides relief after Earthquake

Pedro Acevedo

Managing Editor

Last Saturday tragedy struck Nepal. A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the country near its capital, Katmandu, killing more than 5,000 people so far, displacing tens of thousands of others and destroying much of the city’s cultural heritage.

While the country’s government and the international community rally to deal with the aftermath back home, the Nepali community here at the W has come together to help with the relief effort.

William Simmons, the university’s international coordinator, said that the reaction was almost immediate.

“Fortunately a lot of the students here had a call to action, you know,  and said to themselves ‘we can help even though we are abroad, and we are gonna be doing these efforts, we are gonna be promoting the cause, spreading awareness,” said Simmons. “All the credit goes to the Nepalese Student Association and many of its members.”

And lot of work is being done.

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Friday
May012015

The difference between discrimination and belief

Evan Fox

Editor

Lately, it seems as if America has become a nation of lines instead of the melting pot it was originally meant to be. When I say lines, I mean people are being separated by different issues. Opinions are becoming actions and those who wish to stay neutral are being forced to a side.

The nation was founded as a place where people can be free from persecution. Originally it was in order to practice religion freely. It soon became about personal freedoms and equal rights for all individuals. Granted, America has fallen short of those ideals and has had to recover from major pitfalls.

Great orators and their quieter counterparts once brought great change and won many victories. The Civil Rights Movement is the most recent one that comes to mind. People were not afraid to strive for change and let their voice be heard. It was a glorious time.

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Friday
May012015

MUW helps students plan for future outside of school

Pedro Acevedo

Managing Editor

A famous quote attributed to world-renowned American author Mark Twain states that the secret of getting ahead is getting started. In the case of college students, the same principle applies with a small twist. To get ahead, students must get started – and do so early.

For future graduates, the outlook of entering an already competitive job market can be frightening. The numbers are not particularly encouraging, either. According to a study done by the Associated Press, more than half of all college graduates become either jobless or underemployed right after graduating.

Another recent survey by aftercollege.com showed that more than 83 percent of college students and graduates didn’t have a job lined up before graduation, even after actively looking.

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