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East Central Avenue in Delaware. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

Major thoroughfare of Delaware City in need of major overhaul

Anyone who travels on East Central Avenue in Delaware knows they are in for a bumpy ride. And it’s not going to get smoother any time soon. City officials know East Central, three blocks north of Ohio Wesleyan University, is [...]

May 21, 2015 News
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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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SLUs saved: MFL and SAGE buildings to remain on campus next year

When the moderators and members of the Modern Foreign Language House (MFL) and the Sexuality and Gender Equality House (SAGE) received the email late last Monday that their buildings would be safe next year, the resounding response was one of [...]

May 4, 2015 News
Sam Schurer (in white) tries to dodge a member of the opposing team. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Sophomore goes pro

Whether he is leading the Ohio Wesleyan Ultimate Frisbee club to victory or playing with his professional team, there is not much time to relax. Sophomore Sam Schurer has signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds to play professional Ultimate [...]

May 1, 2015 Sports
Clay figures from the film. Photo courtesy of mubi.com.

Strand Theatre features “The Missing Picture”

Clay figures typically do not come to mind when the word documentary is mentioned. The Missing Picture, nominated for the best foreign language film at the 2014 Academy Awards, was shown at the Strand Theater April 21-22 as a part [...]

April 30, 2015 Entertainment
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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
Rowland Avenue was shut down for Rock the Block, a two-hour event featuring a band, food trucks, lawn games, and more. Photo courtesy of Spenser Hickey.

Rock the Block a sophomore success

With an higher turnout of around 100 more students, this year’s Rock the Block ramped up the post-Day on the Jay concept begun last spring by bringing in more food trucks and a band from Columbus. The event was a [...]

April 27, 2015 News
Freshman TJ Galamba as Bobby Strong leads his fellow oppressed townspeople in a song. Photo courtesy of Alanna Easley.

Musical comedy has students laughing

By: Liz Hardaway, Transcript correspondent   There is nothing dry about “Urinetown: the Musical,” the self-aware and witty comedy that opened at Chappelear Drama Center on April 17. “Urinetown: the Musical,” written by Greg Kotis, explores corporate control and environmental [...]

April 27, 2015 Entertainment
Photo courtesy of graphis.com.

OWU gets $50,000 grant to study waste reduction in eastern Asia

Making interdisciplinary connections and improving waste reduction methods are the goals of the team of faculty recently awarded a $50,000 grant. The grant is one of five awarded nationwide and comes from the Henry Luce Foundation, a nonprofit with a [...]

April 24, 2015 News
Rock Jones and members of the Missler family take a moment to remember Ryan Missler's legacy. Photo courtesy of Spenser Hickey.

Ryan Missler’s last ball game

When Ryan Missler hit a home run, it went farther than people were ready for. At home in a practice game, he knocked a ball into the middle of Route 23, a record, then broke it by hitting the ball [...]

April 23, 2015 Sports