Archive | February, 2014

Student’s televised comments ignite town-gown dispute

Maddi O’Neill News Editor A day after Chadwick Smith ’17 appeared on a CNN youth panel to discuss race relations and the Michael Dunn verdict, a disgruntled email response from a local woman was circulated throughout Wooster, sparking a wave of town-gown controversy. The email, written by Kay Rowekamp, took issue with one of the […]

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Drunk driver careens down Beall, flips car

Maddi O’Neill Wyatt Smith News Editors On Thursday, Feb. 20, a drunk driver careened down Beall Ave. and flipped his vehicle after failing to navigate a turn onto E. University St. No one, including driver James D. Wheeler, was hurt. Wheeler, a Wooster local, was arrested at the scene and charged with driving while intoxicated, […]

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Student’s website attracts investors, thousands of users

Wyatt Smith News Editor   In early February, Fahim Aziz ’15 launched a website that gives users access to the global market, called Backpack, which has since attracted thousands of users and substantial offers from investors. Backpack, which Aziz created with his high school friend Sakib Sauro, allows users to obtain goods from foreign countries, […]

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Jon Frey to speak on archaeological advances

Mariah Joyce Chief Copy Editor Jon Frey, archaeologist and assistant professor of art history at Michigan State University, is coming to the College to present “Excavating the Archives at the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia.” Isthmia, located in Greece, was an important religious site in the Panhellenic era, and one of four Panhellenic religious centers […]

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New group asks for student accountability

James May A new on-campus group is leading the charge to develop and expand the relationship between the student body and College of Wooster hourly wage employees. Headed by Cullen Dolson ’16 and Kristen Estabrook ’16, the group Heart Work is drawing the attention of students to work done by College staff. “We want to […]

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Wooster student launches on-campus trading website

Mary Gagliardi Contributing Writer   With the help of some friends from Minot State University, Wooster’s Jonathan Allotey ’15, recently founded www.collegeitem.com, a website where students can buy and sell various items such as textbooks from students at the College of Wooster. CollegeItem was, like most businesses, created as a solution to a problem. “I’m […]

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