Thursday 18th September 2014,
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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
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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
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This summer’s World Cup won’t be all fun and games

By Philippe Chaveau Guest Columnist  This summer the world will stop for the FIFA World Cup, hosted in Brazil for the first time since 1950. As a Brazilian native, I can honestly say that I have dreamt of this moment. [...]

May 5, 2014 Opinion
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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
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Trash room policy misses root problems

By Nam Tran Hoang Letter to the Editor “All trash rooms will be LOCKED May 5,” said a recent email from a resident assistant. The news was received with quite a grudging feeling. Life at Ohio Wesleyan has increasingly become [...]

April 24, 2014 Opinion
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Facebook fast may satisfy different kind of personal hunger

If someone asked you to give up a habit or start a new one for 40 days, what would it be? This question came to me in the context of Lent, a period in the Christian calendar during which practitioners [...]

April 24, 2014 Opinion