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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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