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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

     To the members of the Ohio Wesleyan University community: The April 18 action by the OWU faculty members should be reversed immediately. Although OWU, as a private institution, is well within its legal rights to be as secretive as it wishes, [...]

April 30, 2016 Opinion, Soapbox
An organic pineapple plantation in Costa Rica. Photo by Olivia Lease.

Look closer: being a mindful consumer

Olivia Lease, Online Editor I try to see stories in everything I purchase. I wonder whose hands made the sweater resting on my shoulders or where the watermelon I am currently eating was grown, picked, washed and perfectly sliced. I [...]

April 28, 2016 Opinion
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Global Warming is real, duh

Matt Cohen, Editor-in-Chief The young adult skiing down the slush-covered Vermont mountain wearing nothing but a smiley face shaved into his chest hair and American flag thigh-tight shorts was the sanest of us all. We didn’t account for warm weather [...]

March 31, 2016 Opinion
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Hymn for the Weekend: let’s try not to get offended

Ela Mazumdar, Transcript Reporter As many eagerly watched the new music video for Beyonce and Coldplay’s “Hymn for the Weekend,” it seemed that not everyone was thrilled with the video, which, according to many people, appropriates Indian culture and is blatantly [...]

February 5, 2016 Opinion
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The college love game

Olivia Lease, Online Editor *Disclaimer: this article isn’t really about love, it’s about the various ways we, as college students, commit ourselves to someone we “caught the feels” for. “Uncle Moe, are you going to keep Olivia forever?” This was [...]

January 29, 2016 Opinion
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Je suis “Transcript”

The events in Paris at the headquarters for Charlie Hebdo a few weeks ago were reprehensible. The perpetrators’ disregard for human life and blatant contempt for free speech disturbs modern sensibilities. Any violence committed in the name of censorship reminds [...]

January 22, 2015 Opinion
Obama’s step is important, but only part of a long path tackling college sexual assault

Obama’s step is important, but only part of a long path tackling college sexual assault

By The Transcript Editorial Staff The current epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses in an issue that is all around us, but is rarely seen and even more rarely discussed openly. That changed last week, when President Obama took an [...]

January 30, 2014 Opinion
Same high standards apply to new, exciting media

Same high standards apply to new, exciting media

As you’ve seen, there have been some changes to The Transcript, especially if you’re reading online. This semester, our weekly standard black and white print editions will be supplemented by web-based color copies, available via email on computer, tablet and [...]

January 30, 2014 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