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Brave spaces foster diversity in the classroom

Working towards diversity is one of Wooster’s biggest goals. Working towards coexistence while enhancing diversity is also one of Wooster’s biggest, but hardest, goals. The College of Wooster prides itself on creating spaces on campus and in the classroom that foster discussions among its diverse population, not just to further students’ understanding on different issues, […]

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Rethinking freedom post-9/11

If you happened to walk out of Morgan Hall last Monday, you may have noticed the yellow chalk outside of the main entrance reading “Cheney did 9/11.” The 16 years that have elapsed since 9/11 have made it pretty clear that Cheney did not, in fact, do 9/11. As time has passed, the events of […]

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DeVos threatens commitment to survivors

Last Thursday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke at George Mason University, where she gave a speech outlining new policies of Title IX. DeVos threatened to rescind the 2011 Obama-era policy that provided institutions of higher education a foundation for expectations and guidelines as to how cases of sexual assault and harassment should be dealt […]

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Stay impassioned following DACA decision

Trump’s administration has rescinded Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. A program that protected 800,000 immigrants who came to America at an early age in hopes of a better life has been given to Congress to determine its outcome within six months. The death date is March 5, 2018. These DACA students are […]

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Boosting consciousness is essential to discourse

When we are pressed into an uncomfortable or uncontrollable situation, there are numerous ways we can react to whom or what is pushing us out of our comfort zone. It is human nature to react to the situation immediately if we feel threatened, or if we’re just flat-out scared. If we have a little more […]

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Self-driving cars are not a viable solution

A trend has begun to emerge in the field of transportation: self-driving cars. Auto manufacturers and Silicon Valley tech titans are pushing toward a future where vehicles use artificial intelligence to drive themselves. This future is being presented as one where congestion and accidents are a thing of the past. Through new technology, they argue, […]

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