Wednesday 23rd July 2014,
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Treni waves to the crowd at the end of her ComFest performance.

The restless dreamer takes on the world

A key point of OWU graduate Morgan Treni’s musical development was forgetting to do her homework. Treni, class of 2012, was taking a creative writing course with professor Michelle Disler and got her paper’s due date confused. Instead of turning [...]

July 3, 2014 Entertainment
Allen West’s ‘Magic Islam’ idea may be funny, but it’s dangerous

Allen West’s ‘Magic Islam’ idea may be funny, but it’s dangerous

By Spenser Hickey Managing Editor Last week, as the far right’s spin machine revved up to try to create a controversy out of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s return from Taliban captivity, one particular statement stood out for it’s ridiculousness. Allen West [...]

June 9, 2014 Opinion
Greg McWherter. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Citizens, soldiers alike must take on sexual violence

 Space Race of the 1960s, when astronauts and aviators were national heroes, and hearing about it was a big part of my childhood. He was also loved to see the Air Force’s acrobatics squadron, and naturally father-son rivalry meant I [...]

May 5, 2014 Opinion
Senior Anthony Peddle was stabbed at the Chi Phi fraternity house early Saturday morning.

Police investigate assault at Chi Phi

  By Spenser Hickey Managing Editor Ohio Wesleyan senior Anthony Peddle, class president, is recovering after being stabbed Saturday in his fraternity house by an unknown assailant. A Delaware Police Department report made available to Transcript staff Sunday at 10:54 a.m. describes [...]

May 4, 2014 News
UPDATE: Pres. Jones Discusses Stabbing Incident

UPDATE: Pres. Jones Discusses Stabbing Incident

At 5:02 p.m., University President Rock Jones sent an email to the Ohio Wesleyan community on this morning’s stabbing, including the name of the victim – senior Anthony Peddle of Chi Phi – and that he is in “good spirits.” The [...]

May 3, 2014 Uncategorized
Delaware Police Issue Statement on Stabbing

Delaware Police Issue Statement on Stabbing

The Delaware Police Department has issued a press release on the stabbing incident that occurred at approximately 3:36 this morning. From DPD: Police Investigate Overnight Stabbing Incident DELAWARE - The Delaware Police Department in currently on scene investigating a stabbing incident [...]

May 3, 2014 Uncategorized
Violent crime and rape reports in Delaware from 2000 to 2012. Statistics from Delaware Police and FBI; Graphic by Spenser Hickey

The Invisible Safety Net

How the Delaware community supports its rape survivors By Spenser Hickey Managing Editor 506 Delaware Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics show that over half the violent crimes reported in Delaware from 2000 to 2012 were rape. According [...]

May 2, 2014 News
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) spoke to the Ohio Wesleyan community on March 31. Lewis is the last surviving speaker of the March on Washington. Photo by Spenser Hickey

Civil rights leader receives honorary degree

Near the end of an already emotional speech on campus, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) delivered a passionate call for unity. “It doesn’t matter whether we’re black or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American, it doesn’t matter whether we’re Democrats or [...]

April 3, 2014 News
Lewis after being arrested on May 24, 1961, for a Freedom Ride.
Four days before this, Lewis and other activists - both white and black - were beaten with pipes and baseball bats by a white mob in Montgomery, Alabama while state police watched. Photo: teenagefilm.com

Memories of the Movement: A Q&A with John Lewis

1955 SH: (The civil rights movement began to reach national attention in the 1950s. In 1955, Emmett Till was brutally murdered in Mississippi; he was born a year after John Lewis. Till’s death and the subsequent acquittal of his murderers [...]

April 3, 2014 News
The Crazy Horse monument, under construction in South Daktoa's Black Hills. Photo: media.npr.org

We need more Mount Rushmores — somewhere else

While it was completed in 1941, the iconic status Mount Rushmore has in modern American culture is a perfect image of the farce that is the common view of our whitewashed history. In answering the question “Who made America?” Rushmore [...]

April 3, 2014 Opinion