Archive | November, 2017

Value cultural understanding

Being a part of the Wooster community there are so many efforts to conceive intercultural interaction within the classroom setting and in social spaces, I should think that one would be somewhat conscious, if not explicitly aware, and informed of the difficulties and challenges international students face day in and day out. International Education Week […]

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Voter participation is important in all elections

On Nov. 9, 2016, there was a dark pall over our campus. Many students felt defeated, shocked and betrayed. We were ripped from our comfortable bubble into an ugly new reality that we knew would shape the nation’s identity for years to come. As predicted, Trump has spent every day since attacking the bedrock of […]

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Respect artists’ work: purchase, don’t pirate

As someone who has been making music for about a decade now, I never thought I’d be getting paid to do it. No matter how small the gig is or how few streams on Spotify, I get money for my music. In today’s era — streaming is king. Gone are the days of regularly purchasing […]

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International students deserve equal opportunities

“We are sorry but we were not fully aware that you are an international student. We cannot offer this position to candidates with your status at this moment. Your skills and breadth of experience is truly impressive, though.” This kind of response is not uncommon among international students seeking employment in America. Many of my […]

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Diversity at C.O.W. requires reciprocal effort

Every day when I work in admissions interviewing prospective domestic and international students, I tell them about how our campus is very diverse in comparison to other liberal arts colleges and how inclusive we are. Even though I explain that to people on a daily basis, I have to ask myself, if Wooster is actually […]

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Savor your college experience

While walking down the street recently, taking in a scenic view of the residential quad, I had a thought that made me stop in my tracks: This would be my last autumn at The College of Wooster. My last Halloween. My last Thanksgiving, my last Culture Show, my last college everything (at least, hopefully — […]

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