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Despite problems, OWU more understanding than many

It’s no secret that I am a strong advocate for mental illness awareness and resources. I’ve written several columns about the issue in response to the changes in Counseling Services that have occurred over the last year. While our Counseling [...]

April 18, 2014 Opinion
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Truth of Israeli conflict not black and white

By Ariel Koiman Letter to the Editor I want to start by noting that, until recently, I hadn’t realized how many other Jewish day-school alums go here. Who knew? Regrettably, I haven’t spent enough time with the tribe lately; these [...]

April 18, 2014 Opinion
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Identity and ideology don’t always mix

There have been renewed peace talks between Israel and Palestine recently. As a cynic, I roll my eyes because I highly doubt that anything will be done this time. But as someone who grew up in a Jewish household and [...]

April 10, 2014 Opinion
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Male-centered films fail to challenge gender on screen

I’m not really sure when films about women teaming up to take down a man started to be seen as “girl-power” flicks, but they’re not. In past years Hollywood has spit out films such as “John Tucker Must Die,” “The [...]

April 10, 2014 Opinion
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Smoking committee shouldn’t light up new policy too hastily

A debate that got rather heated and resulted in little meaningful compromise three years ago was resurrected this week. Yesterday was the first meeting of a new Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs committee of students administrators and service providers (including [...]

April 3, 2014 Opinion
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We need more Mount Rushmores — somewhere else

While it was completed in 1941, the iconic status Mount Rushmore has in modern American culture is a perfect image of the farce that is the common view of our whitewashed history. In answering the question “Who made America?” Rushmore [...]

April 3, 2014 Opinion
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‘Butterfly Confessions’ vitally grows our heads, hearts

On Tuesday night I was privileged to attend and photograph the dress rehearsal for this weekend’s performances of “Butterfly Confessions” and “The Vagina Monologues.” I know the latter fairly well — I first read it for the introductory women’s and [...]

March 31, 2014 Opinion
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Masculinity and mom jeans: a tale of two presidents

While the Russian invasion of Crimea has captured the world’s attention, media discussions on it — particularly statements made by some Fox News guests and commentators – are also worthy of attention. This column may have been more relevant last [...]

March 31, 2014 Opinion

Commentary: A personal view of the Ukraine crisis

By Nazar Zhadan Guest Columnist The situation in Ukraine is escalating by the minute. Four weeks ago on February 22, Ukraine was celebrating the victory over a crony political regime that came into power solely on lie, deception and, of [...]

March 22, 2014 Opinion
The real cost of Josh Radnor’s appearance

The real cost of Josh Radnor’s appearance

When I heard Josh Radnor, also known as Ted Mosby from “How I Met Your Mother,” was coming to campus, I was stoked. Since I’m a fan who has faithfully followed his plights and shenanigans through all nine seasons, I [...]

March 5, 2014 Opinion