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Ohio’s forests require our protection

On Dec. 13, the Bureau of Land Management plans to auction off plots of public land in Wayne National Forest so oil and gas companies can frack. This decision is certainly controversial because of the ties to hydraulic fracturing, but it should be of concern to both Ohio and U.S. residents that their protected lands […]

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Liberal arts curriculum demands revision

I used to be an athlete. Before high school, I played almost every sport under the sun. As I moved into a more competitive environment, I gave up athletic involvement to prioritize academics. Four years later, I found The College of Wooster, an institution which promised to promote a balance of all its students’ interests, […]

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We need love and generosity right now

Another year has come and gone, and unless you’re a fan of uncontrollable dumpster fires, it’s been a bad one. To be fair, 2016 has had some good moments. The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Cavaliers both came back from 3-1 series deficits to erase long, hideous and cruel championship droughts. Harriet Tubman, a champion of […]

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On Trevor Noah’s discourse

When I heard that The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah held an interview with Final Thoughts’ Tomi Lahren, equally praised and abhorred for her inflammatory and politically incorrect rhetoric, I had expected an interview laden with Noah’s characteristically pithy and sardonic criticisms of far-right ideology. I had expected Noah, as he typically does, to be fueled […]

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Celebrating sci-fi cinema

If you’re like me, you watched Star Wars as a child and got way too obsessed with it. I even made my parents go with me to the midnight premiere of Revenge of the Sith (sorry Mom, sorry Dad) because I was so stoked to see a new Star Wars movie. Over the years, I’ve […]

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An Open Letter to Wooster Conservatives

I sincerely hope that the opinion piece titled “Illuminating a ‘deplorable’ perspective” (Nov. 18, 2016) does not represent the sentiment of conservative students at The College of Wooster. Speaking for myself, I distinguish Wooster’s conservative students from the xenophobes, misogynists, racists, anti-Semites and homophobes who also voted for President-elect Trump and who do not in […]

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