Category Archives: Features

Woosterís disposal and recycling: Separating trash from truth

Contrary to what many students and faculty believe, recyclable items are not separated from non-recyclable items as part of the Collegeís recycling program.

If recyclable items are not placed into a specific recycling dumpster, all items will be sent to a landfill.

With the Collegeís previous recycling service, Landmark Disposal Ltd., dumpsters used to be color-coded to differentiate between recyclables and non-recyclables. Now theyíre all green. Continue reading Woosterís disposal and recycling: Separating trash from truth

Babbit shines as student, swimmer, cancer survivor Hepatic sarcoma and colon cancer is overcome with strength

Growing up a teenager with worries about how much hair is left on your head and how much energy you would have the next day is an experience most cancer patients have. For Eric Babbitt í10, this was just the beginning of the biggest obstacle he would ever face.

Babbitt, a two-time cancer survivor, is a prominent member of Woosterís swimming and diving program and one of the most assiduous students on the campus. A senior business economics major from Orange County, Calif., he was the chairman for Campus Council during the 2008-2009 school year. The first time Babbitt had cancer, he was only a toddler. While celebrating his second birthday he had gotten sick. His father felt his stomach area and a mysterious lump was found. Babbitt went to the hospital and the doctors examined him. He had hepatic sarcoma, a type of liver cancer. Continue reading Babbit shines as student, swimmer, cancer survivor Hepatic sarcoma and colon cancer is overcome with strength

Zucco proves that living with the language differences in New Zealand is exhilarating

It is still strange to me that I am in New Zealand. How I got here and all the stress and emotions that led up to my departure seem a blur to me now. But it is still hard to digest that I have been here for two months.

I missed most of my summer in Cleveland, but for a good reason. The views here are absolutely unbelievable. Everywhere you look there are sheep, rolling hills with houses speckled in between and ocean stretching far into the distance. It is impossible to take a bad picture here. Since Iíve been here Iíve tried to sort out what I have learned, what I have seen and who I have met and itís all so overwhelming. I have met tons of people, from international students to Kiwis ó I have seen more than half of the North Island of New Zealand, Melbourne and Sydney, and have made plans to go South, and what have I learned? Well, that is the biggest part. Continue reading Zucco proves that living with the language differences in New Zealand is exhilarating

Economy is to blame for the decrease in international enrollment

At a time when a still relatively new president is stressing the importance of global engagement in the liberal arts, and Woosterís various international programs have just been reorganized under the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement, the size of the International class of 2013 seems a bit incongruous.† As compared to 25 to 50 students in previous years, this year only nine first-year international students have joined the Wooster community. Continue reading Economy is to blame for the decrease in international enrollment

Tobar engages in Kiwi wildlife, language and culture

While New Zealand is in fact an English-speaking country, the language is obviously not the only aspect that defines a culture. The language may be the same, but the culture brings an entirely new vocabulary (with alternate spellings, as you may see later in this article). For example, when going on an overnight trip in New Zealand, you may be asked to bring along your ìjandals,” ìtogs” and ìrunners.” People may greet you with, ìKia Ora,” and exclaim, ìSweet as!” if you tell them an exciting story. Continue reading Tobar engages in Kiwi wildlife, language and culture