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Letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor Ohio Wesleyan University Transcript Monday, April 25, 2016 To Whom It May Concern: As former Editor-in- Chief and Managing Editor of the Ohio Wesleyan University Transcript, we were dismayed by the recent decision to prohibit student journalists’ [...]

April 30, 2016 Opinion, Soapbox
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

     To the members of the Ohio Wesleyan University community: The April 18 action by the OWU faculty members should be reversed immediately. Although OWU, as a private institution, is well within its legal rights to be as secretive as it wishes, [...]

April 30, 2016 Opinion, Soapbox
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Look closer: being a mindful consumer

Olivia Lease, Online Editor I try to see stories in everything I purchase. I wonder whose hands made the sweater resting on my shoulders or where the watermelon I am currently eating was grown, picked, washed and perfectly sliced. I [...]

April 28, 2016 Opinion
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Rediscovering a former interest

Sara Hollabaugh, Arts &Entertainment Editor It’s ’s typically easy for people to be inspired by others. Whether it’s an influential piece of writing in the form of a book, play or movie, or an athlete overcoming major injuries, watching other [...]

April 25, 2016 Opinion
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Global Warming is real, duh

Matt Cohen, Editor-in-Chief The young adult skiing down the slush-covered Vermont mountain wearing nothing but a smiley face shaved into his chest hair and American flag thigh-tight shorts was the sanest of us all. We didn’t account for warm weather [...]

March 31, 2016 Opinion
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Cartoon of the week: March 28, 2016

*Free t-shirt not included: A cartoon series by Blake Fajack and Mili Green [...]

March 28, 2016 Cartoons, Opinion
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Food review: Smith’s restaurant week

DJ Fradkin, Transcript Reporter If students have not already noticed, Smith Dining now offers meals that are “almost like” menu items offered by popular restaurants in the area. Since students have responded positively to this new meal plan, this trend will [...]

February 5, 2016 Opinion
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Hymn for the Weekend: let’s try not to get offended

Ela Mazumdar, Transcript Reporter As many eagerly watched the new music video for Beyonce and Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend,” it seemed that not everyone was thrilled with the video, which, according to many people, appropriates Indian culture and is blatantly [...]

February 5, 2016 Opinion
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The college love game

Olivia Lease, Online Editor *Disclaimer: this article isn’t really about love, it’s about the various ways we, as college students, commit ourselves to someone we “caught the feels” for. “Uncle Moe, are you going to keep Olivia forever?” This was [...]

January 29, 2016 Opinion
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Presidential election update

Emily Feldmesser, Transcript Correspondent  Republicans: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump decided not to participate in the upcoming debate. The debate will be hosted on Jan. 28 by Fox News and Google, just a few days before Monday’s Iowa Caucus. Trump demanded Fox [...]

January 28, 2016 Opinion