Archive | February, 2019

Learning to connect with ancestral cultures

I carried Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” with me to South Africa to cope with blackness in a continent that is considered home even though I have never been here before. When I look around, I see the familiar physical characteristics that make me black on others: dark pigment, coarse hair and big lips. I had […]

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Anxiety is the new boredom

Recently, I read a New York Times opinion piece titled “Let Children Get Bored Again: Boredom teaches us that life isn’t a parade of amusements, it spawns creativity and self-sufficiency.” The piece laments that kids these days no longer make their own fun, that now “every spare moment is to be optimized, maximized, driven to […]

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EPC makes change in Commencement policy

Case Van Stolk Contributing Writer After a faculty vote on Monday, Feb. 4, The College of Wooster’s policy regarding participation in commencement exercises was altered. The idea for this change started in the Education Policy Committee (EPC) which consists of administration, faculty and student members.  According to the committee duties, “[EPC] shall share responsibility for […]

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Voices from the Crowd: MLB’s broken financial system leads to frozen offseason

As spring training rolls around and each Major League Baseball team reports to either Florida or Arizona to prepare for the start of the season, some of the sport’s biggest stars are startlingly absent. The 2018-2019 free agent class featured perennial superstars such as Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, two players on a Hall-of-Fame track […]

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Sophomore slump proves our empathy

Not long ago I noticed an odd mood hanging over my thoughts as I walked around campus. Now, I’m a sophomore, so I thought to myself, “oh, damn, it must be the infamous sophomore slump, right?” That period of numbness in the center of the college experience that kills passions and triggers transfers. But I’m […]

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Baseball team hungry for wins as season starts

Chloe Burdette Sports Editor It’s that time of year again for baseball fans! The College of Wooster Fighting Scots baseball team is in full-swing and ready to hit the field on their spring break trip to Florida on Monday, March 11. With his last season as the Scots’ leader, Coach Tim Pettorini is sure to […]

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