Wednesday 28th September 2016,
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Taylor Swift, feminism and me

Suddenly, it seems like being a feminist is the hottest thing you can be right now. Since Beyoncé’s proclamation at the 2014 Video Music Awards, other celebrities and musicians have been clamoring for that title. One self­proclaimed feminist is none other than [...]

September 10, 2015 Opinion
Napping in the library. Cartoon by Mili Green '16.

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September 9, 2015 Cartoons
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Southpaw: undisputed champ, or bust?

By: Ross Hickenbottom, Transcript reporter   Approaching the theater to see Jake Gyllenhaal’s most recent film, “Southpaw,” I couldn’t hold back the excitement. The typical “dude movie” about guys beating each other up always makes for an exhilarating couple of hours in [...]

September 4, 2015 Opinion
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If not now, never

When I first sat down to write this piece, it was going to be a welcome­-back-­to-­the-­year type of op-­ed; you know, the standard “let’s have a great year, everyone!” rhetoric. Then the WDBJ shooting happened. For those of you who don’t know, [...]

September 3, 2015 Opinion
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September 2, 2015 Cartoons
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New Year’s Eve in August

The first day of school is like January 1st. Although the amount of alcohol consumed during syllabus week and the night before the new year is eerily similar, that’s not the reason for the correlation. There’s more to it. Go [...]

September 1, 2015 Opinion
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Upperclassmen, young alumni share stories, advice for freshmen

Upperclassmen and young alumni were asked about their freshmen year through online interviews. This is what they had to say: What do you wish you had known as an incoming freshman at OWU? Julia Stone ‘16 That I shouldn’t try [...]

June 7, 2015 Opinion
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The courage of Caitlyn Jenner

When I woke up this morning, my Twitter was all a flurry with news of Caitlyn Jenner. When I saw her portrait on the cover of Vanity Fair, I gasped. She was beautiful and looked happy. As someone who avidly [...]

June 4, 2015 Opinion
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Publish or perish at OWU

By: Dr. Thomas K. Wolber   Like many small liberal-arts colleges, Ohio Wesleyan University is first and foremost a teaching institution. The school’s Code of Regulations states, “It shall be the primary function of the faculty to instruct the students [...]

May 6, 2015 Opinion, Soapbox
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On Agent Orange and war veterans

Dr. Thomas Wolber From 1961 to 1971, vast areas of Vietnam were sprayed with Agent Orange herbicides. The purpose of the defoliants was to destroy the food sources of the Vietcong and to deprive them of canopy cover. Up to [...]

April 30, 2015 Opinion, Soapbox