Tuesday 30th June 2015,
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Children hold signs protesting police brutality. Photo courtesy of thefreethoughtproject.com.

An American crisis: police brutality

During the racially heated 1960s, civil rights characterized a decade of social combat. This time period also saw plenty of physical conflict that was taken to the streets. Black and white photos of black and brown people being mangled by [...]

March 31, 2015 Opinion
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Thoughts from a conflicted Cincinnati baseball fan

The 1970s Cincinnati Reds were one of baseball’s great lineups, and versatile star Pete Rose was one of their leaders. Near the end of Rose’s 26 year career in the Majors – when he was a manager not a player [...]

March 31, 2015 Opinion
Singer Drake Bell with his guitar. Photo courtesy of Drake Bell's management.

Bishop Bash

By: Matt Cohen and Ben Miller   We went into Bishop Bash with skepticism like most people on campus. After reading the Yik-Yak feed, hearing the bad reputation of Drake Bell and looking at the lack of Instagram followers of [...]

March 30, 2015 Opinion
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Festival season

The time for flower crowns and crowded campgrounds is upon us once again. Spring is coming; we are ditching our coats and gloomy winter playlists for the sunny music festivals across the country. Festival season is a rare and coveted [...]

March 27, 2015 Opinion
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Activity fee increase would prove student investment

It’s in our blood at Ohio Wesleyan to complain. That’s not a criticism. Our complaints aren’t petty or vapid but substantive. They’re real responses to real problems. We don’t resent tuition increases because we’re penny-pinchers. Rather, we hate to see [...]

March 26, 2015 Opinion
Singer Drake Bell with his guitar. Photo courtesy of Drake Bell's management.

The worst is yet to come

The other day my friends and I were trying to recall the most embarrassing concert we had ever attended. Performers such as Lil’ Kim and the Jo Bros were mentioned before it donned on us: the most embarrassing was yet [...]

March 26, 2015 Opinion
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Finding a Friend

By: Campbell Scribner I recently reread an essay by a friend of mine, a teacher and pastor, with whom I have kept in touch since college. Actually, not a teacher or a pastor: he quit both jobs a long time [...]

March 25, 2015 Opinion, Soapbox
Factory farm workers dump male chicks into oil to drown them. Photo courtesy of animals-rights-action.com.

One choice. 7000 lives.

Nearly every American over the age of 18 is at least vaguely aware that the meat they consume doesn’t come from happy cows, pigs and chickens leading long, natural lives on a picturesque farm. However, most people try not to [...]

March 25, 2015 Opinion
Plugging into the rat race. Cartoon by Blake Fajack.

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March 25, 2015 Opinion
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March Madness

My favorite time of the year is finally here. While some prefer the summer months, and others like fall or December, I prefer March for one simple reason: the Madness. The moment that every basketball and sports fan has been [...]

March 19, 2015 Opinion