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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
Photo: wikipedia.org

Masculinity and mom jeans: a tale of two presidents

While the Russian invasion of Crimea has captured the world’s attention, media discussions on it — particularly statements made by some Fox News guests and commentators – are also worthy of attention. This column may have been more relevant last [...]

March 31, 2014 Opinion
A pre-competition conversation with Pitch Black

A pre-competition conversation with Pitch Black

The day before their performance, Pitch Black debuted their set to students in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. Afterwards, I sat down with several members to discuss their goals for ICCA, their nicknames and why they joined. “Why did you choose those [...]

February 28, 2014 News
For Pitch Black, third time’s the charm

For Pitch Black, third time’s the charm

One of the microphone starts to fail as soon as they begin their performance. But that doesn’t stop them. They are Pitch Black, OWU’s all-women a cappella group and this is one of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella [...]

February 28, 2014 News
Hate should be challenged everywhere

Hate should be challenged everywhere

While reading about the tragic death of Denison senior David Hallman, I found another troubling story on The Denisonian’s website. A news story and letter to the editor posted last week describe how a three-page letter, filled with racially charged [...]

February 13, 2014 Opinion
Same high standards apply to new, exciting media

Same high standards apply to new, exciting media

As you’ve seen, there have been some changes to The Transcript, especially if you’re reading online. This semester, our weekly standard black and white print editions will be supplemented by web-based color copies, available via email on computer, tablet and [...]

January 30, 2014 Opinion
Transgender Day of Remembrance helps us recommit to justice

Transgender Day of Remembrance helps us recommit to justice

I’ll be back home in about 50 hours, and the main thing I have to worry about before then is my paper due Friday at 1. After that, I’ll be free to relax and enjoy Thanksgiving with my family and [...]

November 20, 2013 Opinion
Students hold ‘pro-love’ protest against preachers

Students hold ‘pro-love’ protest against preachers

By Spenser Hickey News Editor Christianity was caught in the middle as two groups took to the Sandusky Street sidewalks to voice opposing views on the LGBT community Wednesday, Oct. 23rd. The protest began after two street preachers came to [...]

November 2, 2013 News, Uncategorized