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Thanks, ‘T-script’

By Gopika Nair, Editor-in-Chief  On New Year’s Day, I was back home in Dubai, writing my first editorial as the editor-in-chief after serving as copy editor of The Transcript for two years. I wrote and revised four drafts—I was elated, I [...]

December 11, 2017 Opinion

Game shows ugly side of football

By Kienan O’Doherty, A&E Editor  Targeting in football is a penalty given to someone who hits a defenseless player above the shoulders. But after last night’s game, it is more than just a yellow flag thrown on the field. Monday [...]

December 8, 2017 Opinion

Peach of a movie breaks Hollywood barriers

By Gopika Nair, Editor-in-Chief Skip the world—the one demanding your attention, testing your patience, breaking your will—for two hours and submerge yourself in 1980s Italy. That summer in small-town Bordighera. Swimming in the river. Biking past cobblestoned streets. Transcribing Bach. [...]

November 13, 2017 Entertainment, Opinion

To control or not to control guns

By Kienan O’Doherty, A&E Editor  Dear President Trump, it’s time for the United States to put more limitations on guns. Yet another shooting happened recently, this time in the small county of Sutherland Springs, Texas. Twenty-six people were killed when [...]

November 13, 2017 Opinion

The sleaze goes beyond the screen

By Gopika Nair, Editor-in-Chief A woman who wants to make it in the film industry is expected to schmooze by letting men have their way with them. Then, they have to remain silent because speaking out against prominent Hollywood figures [...]

October 25, 2017 Opinion

Save riots for the street; keep them away from sports

By Kienan O’Doherty, A&E Editor Riots have occurred in major cities around the globe, and the one thing that unites all people is safely staying away from the confrontations. Sports unite almost everybody, from basketball to baseball to rugby, and [...]

October 25, 2017 Opinion

Recent natural disasters should be alarming to our future

By Kienan O’Doherty, A&E Editor  So many disasters in so little time; the question remains, “Are we to blame?” Scientists have stated such, with evidence proving that the gases we emit from our production are destroying our atmosphere. Weather is [...]

October 4, 2017 Opinion

How does one truly disrespect the American flag?

By Aleksei Pavloff, Sports Editor  Sunday was meant to be a day for relaxing and watching one of the most popular sports in the nation, but it was overshadowed by protest and name-calling. Everything happened this past Friday with President [...]

October 2, 2017 Opinion

Letter to the Editor: WCSA addresses textbook affordability for students

By Ryan Bishop Going to college is an expensive journey and our student government, the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs (WCSA), acknowledges the financial difficulty that comes with it, including the cost of textbooks. Since the spring of 2016, Sens. [...]

September 15, 2017 News, Opinion

The violence beyond football

By Kienan O’Doherty, A&E Editor Football is widely regarded as the most popular American sport, but it is also considered to be the most violent. Fans love to wake up every Sunday and flip on the TV to watch their beloved [...]

September 15, 2017 Opinion, Sports