Friday 19th December 2014,
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A bittersweet sendoff for the last issue

I start every column I’ve ever written the same way: brainstorm first, then byline, then I jump right in and just write whatever comes to mind. This is going to be the last column I ever write for The Transcript. [...]

December 4, 2014 Opinion
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Tips for a sustainable holiday

By Olivia Lease Copy Editor So I’m kind of passionate about the environment. I like learning new ways to live sustainably and one surprising time we all can do that is now, during the holidays. When you think of this [...]

December 4, 2014 Opinion
Budde’s original illustration for the Women’s Resource Center event, “Writted on the Body.” The WRC is an organization under the Department of Counseling Services.

Censorship of the female body

Counseling Services vetoes artist’s promotion for ‘Written on the Body’ event By Leah Budde Copy Editor A few weeks ago, a friend who interns in the Women’s Resource Center approached me, asking if I could design a poster to advertise [...]

December 4, 2014 Opinion
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In defense of the concept of privilege

By Ashley Biser Last week, professor Erin Flynn shared in The Transcript “Notes on the concept of (white, male) privilege.” In his piece, he argued the concept of privilege is problematic, not because it does not exist, but because it [...]

December 3, 2014 Opinion, Soapbox
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Notes on the concept of (white, male…) privilege

By Erin Flynn A few years ago faculty at Ohio Wesleyan held a meeting on dealing with disruptive students in the classroom. I was surprised. In my experience, OWU students were overwhelmingly respectful, even nice. I certainly didn’t have a [...]

November 21, 2014 Opinion, Soapbox
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An early new year’s resolution

Reporter vows to do away with excessive materialism in 2015 By some people’s standards, you might say that I live a life of excess. By some standards, we all do. Consumption and consumerism is key in today’s Western world. We’ll [...]

November 20, 2014 Opinion
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Christmas in October takes its toll

I would be lying if I said I didn’t have ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas” schedule screen-shotted on my phone, patiently waiting in my iPhoto for December 1st to come. I like to think I’m pretty good at the [...]

November 13, 2014 Opinion
Ohio Stadium, home of the Ohio State University Buckeyes. Photo: Wikimedia

The ‘Ohio effect’ claims another fan

I normally mind my business and stick to my very own page eight, dedicated to my beloved OWU athletics. But this weekend, I caught myself doing something bizarre for a Philadelphia born- East coast boy. I was watching the Ohio [...]

November 13, 2014 Opinion
Ruth Baumgardner’s Delta Delta Delta 
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The tale of the missing Tri Delt

This Halloween, instead of watching “Halloweentown” on Disney Channel with a stuffed ghost and hot tea, I’ve been researching with Delta Delta Delta’s faculty adviser, classics professor Lee Frantantuono, to unearth the mystery behind my missing sorority sister. Ruth Baumgardner, [...]

November 10, 2014 Opinion
Barbara MacLeod. Photo: economics.owu.edu

Letter: Test optional policies will not lower value of OWU degrees

By Barbara MacLeod Last week The Transcript printed an article on the expansion of the GPA bar for allowing test-optional applications to Ohio Wesleyan.  This has led to a misunderstanding amongst both faculty and students that the value of an [...]

November 10, 2014 Opinion