Friday 22nd August 2014,
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Lack of gun control desensitizes public

Lack of gun control desensitizes public

By Emily Feldmesser Copy Editor “Another day, another mass shooting.” That was my first thought when I heard about the Navy Yard incident in Washington D.C. on Sept. 16. As of press time, 13 people have been confirmed dead, including [...]

September 22, 2013 Opinion
An unsustainable model of sustainability

An unsustainable model of sustainability

  I spend my Friday afternoons digging through students’ discarded apple cores, half-eaten sushi and greasy pizza boxes. No, this isn’t my desperate attempt to compensate for the fact that I am on the small meal plan this semester. I [...]

September 22, 2013 Opinion
About Today: Looking Back 12 Years

About Today: Looking Back 12 Years

By Spenser Hickey News Editor The physical signs on campus may have been few, but the grim weight of memory still sat heavy on us all. Around campus, things were different today. The JAYWalk seemed quieter, and the time between [...]

September 11, 2013 Opinion
Trayvon Martin pictured with his father, Tracy Martin, before his death on February 26, 2012.

Compassion is crucial in Zimmerman verdict’s wake

By Spenser Hickey News Editor In light of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, I am reminded of an episode of the TV series “The West Wing.” A Latino LAPD officer shot and killed a black [...]

July 14, 2013 Opinion
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has authored a bill to change the way the United States military tries sexual assault cases. Photo from gillibrand.senate.gov.

Veterans denied justice by a broken system

By Spenser Hickey News Editor Since World War II, as many as 1,000,000 men and women have gone into the service, eager to serve their country, only to be sexually assaulted by their comrades. Most never reported it and only [...]

June 11, 2013 Opinion

Tony meltdowns: A memoir

I’m going to try to be funny, but I can’t promise anything because I can’t stop crying. I cried five minutes ago making notes for this column. Maybe that’s funny to you. I’m a mess and I need cake. [...]

June 9, 2013 Entertainment, Opinion

Will you still love me even though my screenplay is horrible? A review of Jeff Nichols’s “Mud”

Trying to decide what movie to see last week, my friend and I were left with few options.  I am not a Trekkie.  I don’t do superheroes.  I love Robert Downey Jr., but not when he ‘s covered in iron.  [...]

June 3, 2013 Entertainment, Opinion
Sound Off OWU: What are your summer plans?

Sound Off OWU: What are your summer plans?

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April 25, 2013 Opinion
Sexual violence and patriarchy are men’s issues, too

Sexual violence and patriarchy are men’s issues, too

By Spenser Hickey Assistant Copy Editor Reading the story on sexual assault reporting on pages 4 and 5 and the above editorial about two young rape victims, I am reminded again of the double atrocities involved with rape—the act itself [...]

April 25, 2013 Opinion
Two rape survivors, two tragic stories

Two rape survivors, two tragic stories

By Elizabeth Childers Managing Editor Late last year, when the shocking and unbelievable events in Steubenville, Ohio, came to light, I was conflicted, as I assume many people probably were. What those football players did was wrong, but the victim [...]

April 25, 2013 Opinion