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Look closer: being a mindful consumer

Olivia Lease, Online Editor I try to see stories in everything I purchase. I wonder whose hands made the sweater resting on my shoulders or where the watermelon I am currently eating was grown, picked, washed and perfectly sliced. I [...]

April 28, 2016 Opinion
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Rediscovering a former interest

Sara Hollabaugh, Arts &Entertainment Editor It’s ’s typically easy for people to be inspired by others. Whether it’s an influential piece of writing in the form of a book, play or movie, or an athlete overcoming major injuries, watching other [...]

April 25, 2016 Opinion
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Global Warming is real, duh

Matt Cohen, Editor-in-Chief The young adult skiing down the slush-covered Vermont mountain wearing nothing but a smiley face shaved into his chest hair and American flag thigh-tight shorts was the sanest of us all. We didn’t account for warm weather [...]

March 31, 2016 Opinion

Cartoon of the week: March 28, 2016

*Free t-shirt not included: A cartoon series by Blake Fajack and Mili Green [...]

March 28, 2016 Cartoons, Opinion
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Food review: Smith’s restaurant week

DJ Fradkin, Transcript Reporter If students have not already noticed, Smith Dining now offers meals that are “almost like” menu items offered by popular restaurants in the area. Since students have responded positively to this new meal plan, this trend will [...]

February 5, 2016 Opinion
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Hymn for the Weekend: let’s try not to get offended

Ela Mazumdar, Transcript Reporter As many eagerly watched the new music video for Beyonce and Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend,” it seemed that not everyone was thrilled with the video, which, according to many people, appropriates Indian culture and is blatantly [...]

February 5, 2016 Opinion
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The college love game

Olivia Lease, Online Editor *Disclaimer: this article isn’t really about love, it’s about the various ways we, as college students, commit ourselves to someone we “caught the feels” for. “Uncle Moe, are you going to keep Olivia forever?” This was [...]

January 29, 2016 Opinion
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Presidential election update

Emily Feldmesser, Transcript Correspondent  Republicans: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump decided not to participate in the upcoming debate. The debate will be hosted on Jan. 28 by Fox News and Google, just a few days before Monday’s Iowa Caucus. Trump demanded Fox [...]

January 28, 2016 Opinion
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Presidential election update

Emily Feldmesser, Transcript Correspondent Reporter’s Note: The 2016 Presidential election is barreling toward us with increasing speed. Since this election is shaping to be a contentious one, I thought it would be helpful for Ohio Wesleyan students to have a brief, [...]

January 27, 2016 Opinion
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Star Wars from a rookie’s perspective

Gopika Nair, Copy Editor I haven’t watched the original Star Wars trilogy and I haven’t watched the prequels. I hadn’t even watched the trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” before I saw the movie. Stormtroopers, Han Solo, R2-D2, Darth [...]

January 21, 2016 Entertainment, Opinion