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Women’s reproductive rights deserve attention

The last time a high-profile political figure ate at Bun’s Restaurant on Winter Street, he certainly didn’t talk about the dangers facing women should we lose the right to make decisions over our own reproductive systems. It might come as [...]

November 10, 2014 Opinion
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Voter ID laws damage American democracy

Voting is exciting for me. Odd, I know, but I’ve loved it ever since my mom took me into the voting booth in 1996, when Bill Clinton, Bob Dole and Ross Perot comprised the field for president. Granted, I probably [...]

November 3, 2014 Opinion
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Headdresses in the wrong places

By Karen Poremski Halloween is a special time. I celebrate it through some of the older practices of the holiday—for me, it’s less about candy, and more about remembering my beloved dead, those relatives and friends who have passed. It’s [...]

October 31, 2014 Opinion, Soapbox
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Get on your Soapbox

The soapbox is the proverbial platform for speaking one’s mind unashamedly, contributing to public discourse without reservation or hesitation. These days, the soapbox is a sort of relic of the past. A person who is said to be standing on [...]

October 31, 2014 Opinion, Soapbox
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Transparency on Student Housing Master Plan appreciated

Something happened Tuesday that hadn’t happened to me before — Rock Jones made an appointment with me. Well, not with me personally, but with Ohio Wesleyan’s Small Living Unit community. Jones, Student Affairs vice president Craig Ullom and Residential Life [...]

October 23, 2014 Opinion
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Quo vadis, OWU?

Professor proposes solutions to low enrollment, financial high water By Professor Tom Wolber Guest Columnist On Census Day 2014, Ohio Wesleyan had 484 new students. The total enrollment for the fall semester was thus 1,734 students. That is a decline [...]

October 8, 2014 Opinion
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For a Bishop living in Washington, life away from OWU just isn’t the same

I miss Ohio Wesleyan. There, I admitted it. I’m doing a semester in Washington, D.C., for the Wesleyan in Washington program, and I didn’t expect to feel this way so soon. I love my school, don’t get me wrong, but [...]

October 2, 2014 Opinion
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Fraternity men should take steps for women’s safety

Trigger Warning: Rape and sexual violence There’s something profound and poetic about people of marginalized genders boldly claiming a place that has perpetrated violence against them. Some go wearing less clothing than usual; some wear what they usually wear; all [...]

October 2, 2014 Opinion

Trustee transparency is essential for OWU

Editor’s Note: The full editorial staff for The Transcript endorses Manskar’s stance on a need for transparency from the Board of Trustees and Administration. Going to college is fraught with questions. One sends many of us here—what do we want to [...]

September 25, 2014 Opinion
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How to Dress Well offers inspirational, intimate music – and genuine allyship

By Emma Nuiry Guest Writer I recently had the privilege of attending a concert by “How To Dress Well” at the A & R music bar in Columbus. The lofi electronic band is the product of the singer/songwriter Tom Krell, [...]

September 25, 2014 Opinion