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Obama’s step is important, but only part of a long path tackling college sexual assault

Obama’s step is important, but only part of a long path tackling college sexual assault

By The Transcript Editorial Staff The current epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses in an issue that is all around us, but is rarely seen and even more rarely discussed openly. That changed last week, when President Obama took an [...]

January 30, 2014 Opinion
Same high standards apply to new, exciting media

Same high standards apply to new, exciting media

As you’ve seen, there have been some changes to The Transcript, especially if you’re reading online. This semester, our weekly standard black and white print editions will be supplemented by web-based color copies, available via email on computer, tablet and [...]

January 30, 2014 Opinion
Transgender Day of Remembrance helps us recommit to justice

Transgender Day of Remembrance helps us recommit to justice

I’ll be back home in about 50 hours, and the main thing I have to worry about before then is my paper due Friday at 1. After that, I’ll be free to relax and enjoy Thanksgiving with my family and [...]

November 20, 2013 Opinion
As crazy as it seems, resistance to hate is still important

As crazy as it seems, resistance to hate is still important

By Noah Manskar Editor-in-Chief When I first saw the evangelizing subjects of page three’s story at the end of the JAYwalk last Wednesday, I just rolled my eyes. I would say most of the Ohio Wesleyan community understands the danger [...]

November 2, 2013 Opinion
Letter to Editor: Conversations about race shouldn’t be one-sided

Letter to Editor: Conversations about race shouldn’t be one-sided

By Adam Coles Transcript Contributor I am saddened that I have to write this letter to you today. In your Oct. 24, 2013 issue, you printed an editorial by Noah Manskar about racism. In that editorial, Noah expressed the following [...]

November 2, 2013 Opinion
Maryville case indicates dire need for cultural change

Maryville case indicates dire need for cultural change

By Emily Feldmesser Copy Editor The rape of 14-year-old Daisy Coleman by 17-year-old Matthew Barnett in Maryville, Mo., has captured the nation’s attention. Barnett wasn’t charged with statutory rape. According to Missouri law, the victim has to be younger than [...]

November 1, 2013 Opinion
A different size, a new direction

A different size, a new direction

The copy of The Transcript you’re holding in your hands is a bit smaller than you’re used to—as of this week, the paper is a tabloid-size publication. “Tabloid” is certainly a loaded term. It conjures up images of the National [...]

November 1, 2013 Opinion
#ShutItDown: Lulu isn’t just fun and games for any user

#ShutItDown: Lulu isn’t just fun and games for any user

By Natalie Duleba Managing Editor A few weeks ago, a housemate told me about a new smartphone app called Lulu, and we both downloaded it onto our phones. The concept is relatively simple: sign into your Facebook account to confirm [...]

October 15, 2013 Opinion
Change is possible through inspired, united action

Change is possible through inspired, united action

It started in the 1980’s. I wish I could claim the idea for our Tent City protest was my own, but I recycled the idea from the tactic used by students on campuses across the country, as they demanded their [...]

October 7, 2013 Opinion
SlutWalk may be postponed, but it will happen

SlutWalk may be postponed, but it will happen

By Spenser Hickey News Editor This editorial was meant to be an appeal to the campus community, particularly men, to take part in SlutWalk, which was planned for this evening. Sadly, as I sat down to write it, though, I [...]

September 29, 2013 Opinion