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The current 35 Williams Drive House. Photo courtesy of owu.edu.

Where do seniors go now?

When the news broke that the brothers of Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) would be getting their house back, I was ecstatic. The men of Fiji worked hard and tirelessly to get their housing privileges reinstated. The house is well deserved, [...]

February 6, 2015 Opinion
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Beezin': The New Buzz?

Written by: Ben Miller and Matt Cohen, arts & entertainment editor and sports editor, respectively Frigid temperatures and brisk winds make it perfectly normal to see Burt’s Bees™ lip balm being applied to chapped lips, but a new craze is [...]

February 2, 2015 Opinion
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Old face, new position

  I cannot believe I’m old enough to be the editor-in-chief of The Transcript. I know it sounds silly, but I still think I’m 15 years old and in high school, not a 21-year-old junior in college. My high school [...]

January 23, 2015 Opinion, Uncategorized
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Je suis “Transcript”

The events in Paris at the headquarters for Charlie Hebdo a few weeks ago were reprehensible. The perpetrators’ disregard for human life and blatant contempt for free speech disturbs modern sensibilities. Any violence committed in the name of censorship reminds [...]

January 22, 2015 Opinion
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The Importance of Grit

  By: Dr. Thomas Wolber  As a teacher, I have long felt that intelligence is overrated. It alone does not lead to successful outcomes. Over the years I have seen many smart students fail, and I have seen students with [...]

January 22, 2015 Opinion, Soapbox
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A bittersweet sendoff for the last issue

I start every column I’ve ever written the same way: brainstorm first, then byline, then I jump right in and just write whatever comes to mind. This is going to be the last column I ever write for The Transcript. [...]

December 4, 2014 Opinion
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Tips for a sustainable holiday

By Olivia Lease Copy Editor So I’m kind of passionate about the environment. I like learning new ways to live sustainably and one surprising time we all can do that is now, during the holidays. When you think of this [...]

December 4, 2014 Opinion
Budde’s original illustration for the Women’s Resource Center event, “Writted on the Body.” The WRC is an organization under the Department of Counseling Services.

Censorship of the female body

Counseling Services vetoes artist’s promotion for ‘Written on the Body’ event By Leah Budde Copy Editor A few weeks ago, a friend who interns in the Women’s Resource Center approached me, asking if I could design a poster to advertise [...]

December 4, 2014 Opinion
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In defense of the concept of privilege

By Ashley Biser Last week, professor Erin Flynn shared in The Transcript “Notes on the concept of (white, male) privilege.” In his piece, he argued the concept of privilege is problematic, not because it does not exist, but because it [...]

December 3, 2014 Opinion, Soapbox
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Notes on the concept of (white, male…) privilege

By Erin Flynn A few years ago faculty at Ohio Wesleyan held a meeting on dealing with disruptive students in the classroom. I was surprised. In my experience, OWU students were overwhelmingly respectful, even nice. I certainly didn’t have a [...]

November 21, 2014 Opinion, Soapbox