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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

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 
composite photo from 1937.

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

Women’s reproductive rights deserve attention

The last time a high-profile political figure ate at Bun’s Restaurant on Winter Street, he certainly didn’t talk about the dangers facing women should we lose the right to make decisions over our own reproductive systems. It might come as [...]

November 10, 2014 Opinion
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Voter ID laws damage American democracy

Voting is exciting for me. Odd, I know, but I’ve loved it ever since my mom took me into the voting booth in 1996, when Bill Clinton, Bob Dole and Ross Perot comprised the field for president. Granted, I probably [...]

November 3, 2014 Opinion
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Headdresses in the wrong places

By Karen Poremski Halloween is a special time. I celebrate it through some of the older practices of the holiday—for me, it’s less about candy, and more about remembering my beloved dead, those relatives and friends who have passed. It’s [...]

October 31, 2014 Opinion, Soapbox
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Get on your Soapbox

The soapbox is the proverbial platform for speaking one’s mind unashamedly, contributing to public discourse without reservation or hesitation. These days, the soapbox is a sort of relic of the past. A person who is said to be standing on [...]

October 31, 2014 Opinion, Soapbox