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Wooster must forge new paths to safety

There is a well-known anecdote about a school laying out their campus paths. When Ohio State was laying out walkways on their campus, they simply planted grass in the open spaces and let students walk where they needed to go. Obviously, this tactic resulted in paths being worn where students actually walked. On these student-made […]

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Green New Deal offers hope for the planet

The Green New Deal was fully released by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) on Feb 7., 2019 and is supported by multiple senators including Kamala Harris (CA), Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Cory Booker (NJ). It is an ambitious and wide reaching resolution, with resolution being the keyword. By making the Green New Deal a resolution, it becomes […]

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Take action against queerphobia

On Friday, Feb. 1, I had the unfortunate experience of being one of the first people to notice that the all-gender signs had been ripped from the bathroom doors. At first I wanted to trust in my naiveté and believe that the incident was somehow accidental. I texted a few friends who live on the […]

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Student publications deserve support

I joined the Goliard’s poetry/prose staff this past spring semester because I wanted to feel more connected to the student body. I also was curious about what a “student run literary magazine” did, and why it was hosting Covers. The more I learn, the more certain I am that student publications and student organizations that […]

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Student support is contingent on self-interest

We all know that last week on Wednesday, Jan. 30, classes were canceled due to the cold temperatures, a shocking and unprecedented move on the part of an institution which has historically prided itself on consisting of a “hearty bunch.” However, some of you may or may not be aware that before the official cancellation […]

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Finding alternatives to neoliberal values

If you have taken a social science or humanities course at The College of Wooster or any liberal arts college, you’re sure to have discussed the ways in which neoliberalism and capitalism commodify human life and encourage an exploitative and consumerist lifestyle. These class discussions often move towards thinking of ways to subvert such a […]

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