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Trustee transparency is essential for OWU

Editor’s Note: The full editorial staff for The Transcript endorses Manskar’s stance on a need for transparency from the Board of Trustees and Administration. Going to college is fraught with questions. One sends many of us here—what do we want to [...]

September 25, 2014 Opinion
How to Dress Well lead vocalist Tom Krell. Photo: Wikimedia

How to Dress Well offers inspirational, intimate music – and genuine allyship

By Emma Nuiry Guest Writer I recently had the privilege of attending a concert by “How To Dress Well” at the A & R music bar in Columbus. The lofi electronic band is the product of the singer/songwriter Tom Krell, [...]

September 25, 2014 Opinion
The California state legislature passed a bill mandating an affirmative consent standard for universities receiving state funds last week. Photo: Wikimedia

Affirmative consent is an important step in anti-rape policy

By Spenser Hickey and Noah Manskar Managing Editor and Online Editor As colleges around the nation and the federal government work to address the epidemic of sexual violence on campuses, the California state legislature recently took a revolutionary step with [...]

September 18, 2014 Opinion
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Photo: gillibrand.senate.gov.

When women get to lead, we can all succeed

Growing up, I loved airplanes and the history of flight, and my heroes were the early pioneers – including groundbreaker Amelia Earhart, who challenged both flight records and gender norms but is now known for her disappearance. I was reminded [...]

September 18, 2014 Opinion

In order to thrive, The Transcript needs students

If you’ve ever picked up a Transcript and looked at page six, you probably think that we editors have a lot of opinions. Well, we do. We’re journalists by trade, and that comes with a whole lot of reading, writing [...]

September 11, 2014 Opinion
Image: Yik Yak on Facebook

No excuses: Yik Yak has got to go

I am angry this week. I am angry because an app called Yik Yak is causing a lot of people pain they don’t need. For those unfamiliar with it, Yik Yak is like a fusion of Twitter and the short-lived [...]

September 11, 2014 Opinion

New semester holds a bright future for The Transcript

New technology, live coverage, radio station to bring in a new era of journalism at OWU Have you noticed anything different about The Transcript you’re holding? I certainly hope so. I would say that my first semester as the paper’s editor [...]

September 4, 2014 Opinion

Survey brings over-involvement out of the shadows

We now have numbers to concretely describe Ohio Wesleyan’s often ephemeral over-involvement problem. Sixty-six percent of OWU’s students are involved in at least five clubs or organizations, a Student Involvement Office survey found. This means it’s most likely that an [...]

September 4, 2014 Opinion
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Supreme Court takes up arms in war on women

In an unsurprising decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, allowing the craft store chain to deny contraception to its employees based on its religious beliefs. Though I always knew the Supreme Court would rule [...]

July 2, 2014 Opinion
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