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The benefits of diversity in academia

By Dr. Thomas Wolber, Modern Foreign Languages professor Some people hold the view that diversity is incompatible with and antithetical to excellence. A woman can never be an effective president, they might say. The same people may believe that a black [...]

February 16, 2017 Opinion
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Love is a battlefield: Which side are you on?

By Evan Walsh and Sara Hollabaugh By Evan Walsh, Chief Copy Editor Boxes of chocolates, roses, dinners your college budget can’t afford—Valentine’s Day just came and went. I want to leave you bachelorettes and bachelors with some survival tips for Valentine’s Day 2018. [...]

February 16, 2017 Opinion
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Lessons in raspberry puff pastries and journalism

By Gopika Nair, Editor-in-Chief Alongside an Everest of newspapers sits a magenta booklet on my parents’ coffee table back home. The booklet is a compilation of articles my dad wrote for his weekly column “Puff Pastry” when he was a [...]

February 2, 2017 Opinion
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Press-ing Trump on the truth

By Evan Walsh, Chief Copy Editor I’ve been called a lot of bad things, but it seems now, in this “post-truth” era, that the thing I should most want to avoid being called is a “journalist.” While reporters such as [...]

February 2, 2017 Opinion
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Before college: forever alone, after college: forever a loan

By Areena Arora, Managing Editor Congratulations! You just graduated with an average student debt more than it has ever been in the history of college education, even when adjusted for inflation. The debate is not new. For more than two decades [...]

December 2, 2016 Opinion
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How to get away with not doing homework

By Gopika Nair, Chief Copy Editor Sometimes students catch a cold and have to miss class. Sometimes they don’t hand in assignments because of a spontaneous printer malfunction. And sometimes, students just can’t attend required events because they’re behind bars. Bonnie [...]

December 2, 2016 Opinion

Electing a new president with no right to vote

By Urvija Rishi, Transcript Correspondent “When Uncle Sam sneezes, the whole world catches a cold” — and this election is nothing if proof of that. The entire world is waiting with bated breath for the decision of the American people and [...]

November 10, 2016 Uncategorized

The Transcript: Will America ever be great again?

By Transcript Staff, Transcript Staff In June 2015, when Donald Trump, former American game show star, announced his candidacy, it was considered a joke, or at least questioned. But little did we know 17 months later in the wee hours of [...]

November 10, 2016 Uncategorized
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These are not the clowns you see in the circus

By Courtney Dunne, Editor-in-Chief As an employee in the admissions office, I get the question, “Is your campus safe?” In my three and a half years here, my answer has always been “yes,” but recently, if I am honest to prospective [...]

November 7, 2016 Opinion
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Seasonal affective disorder is a real thing

By Tom Wolber, Transcript Corespondent The dark days of winter are approaching. Shorter days, lack of sunlight and cold temperatures trigger powerful biological reactions in plants, animals and humans. Many animals shut down and hibernate or fall into a state of [...]

November 7, 2016 Opinion