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Is your bracket busted?

By Evan Walsh, Chief Copy Editor Chances are you know someone, or know someone who knows someone that needs NCAA Tournament therapy. Fear not, they are simply suffering from “Busted Bracket-itis.” Do a quick search on web.md and you probably [...]

March 23, 2017 Opinion
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Letter to the Editor: SIAC addresses lack of diversity among faculty

By Ryan Bishop, Contributing Writer The Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs’ (WCSA) Student Inclusion Advocacy Committee (SIAC) was created in the spring of 2016 to ensure that students from under-represented groups on campus have a pres- ence and voice on [...]

March 23, 2017 Opinion
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Warning: Virtual reality induces nausea

By Liz Hardaway, Arts & Entertainment Editor So, this spring break I experienced a whole new world. No, I’m not talking about some lifechanging, spiritual journey to the beaches of Miami. Rather, Google sent me its new “Virtual Reality” headset [...]

March 23, 2017 Opinion
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Spring Break: Which side are you on?

By Evan Walsh, Chief Copy Editor and Sara Hollabaugh, Online Editor By Evan Walsh I can’t imagine there are too many bad ways to spend spring break. And I’ve got to admit Sara’s Spring break plans are wor- thy of envy. But there [...]

March 2, 2017 Opinion
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The benefits of diversity in academia

By Dr. Thomas Wolber, Modern Foreign Languages professor Some people hold the view that diversity is incompatible with and antithetical to excellence. A woman can never be an effective president, they might say. The same people may believe that a black [...]

February 16, 2017 Opinion
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Love is a battlefield: Which side are you on?

By Evan Walsh and Sara Hollabaugh By Evan Walsh, Chief Copy Editor Boxes of chocolates, roses, dinners your college budget can’t afford—Valentine’s Day just came and went. I want to leave you bachelorettes and bachelors with some survival tips for Valentine’s Day 2018. [...]

February 16, 2017 Opinion
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Lessons in raspberry puff pastries and journalism

By Gopika Nair, Editor-in-Chief Alongside an Everest of newspapers sits a magenta booklet on my parents’ coffee table back home. The booklet is a compilation of articles my dad wrote for his weekly column “Puff Pastry” when he was a [...]

February 2, 2017 Opinion
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Press-ing Trump on the truth

By Evan Walsh, Chief Copy Editor I’ve been called a lot of bad things, but it seems now, in this “post-truth” era, that the thing I should most want to avoid being called is a “journalist.” While reporters such as [...]

February 2, 2017 Opinion
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Self-care for the poor college-goer

By Areena Arora, Managing Editor It is no surprise that stress levels globally are at an all-time high, especially in industrialized, fast-paced, developed countries like the United States. Even more so on college campuses like ours where almost all of us [...]

December 8, 2016 Opinion
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What are Sanctuary Cities?

By Tom Wolber, Transcript Correspondent Sanctuary cities and campuses are in the news these days. During his campaign, Donald Trump routinely stated that he would deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. After his election, he reaffirmed [...]

December 8, 2016 Opinion