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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
‘Blurred Lines’ is clearly awful

‘Blurred Lines’ is clearly awful

By Noah Mansker Editor-in-Chief After Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” became a summer anthem and just as quickly met a wall of criticism for its endorsement of rape culture, I thought we wouldn’t have to talk about it anymore and the [...]

September 29, 2013 Opinion
Counseling structure aims to expand aid

Counseling structure aims to expand aid

Charles Ross Interim Director of Counseling Services I read The Transcript September 13th coverage of The Ohio Wesleyan Counseling Center with great interest and would like to address some of the concerns presented. The departure of Colleen Cook and Eric [...]

September 29, 2013 Opinion
Sound-Off OWU: What do you think of iOS 7?

Sound-Off OWU: What do you think of iOS 7?

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September 29, 2013 Opinion
‘Orange is the New Black’ locks up a win

‘Orange is the New Black’ locks up a win

By Sophie Crispin Online Editor If you had a Netflix account and the least amount of free time last summer, chances are you probably watched Orange is the New Black. Then you probably emerged from a television-induced stupor two days [...]

September 22, 2013 Opinion