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Issue of the Week: Is Greek Life Important to Liberal Arts?

Greek life: reflections on an insurmountable social boundary Tyler Hoff A liberal arts education refers to an education that is better rounded than what one might find at a trade school or public university. Students at The College of Wooster and many other small liberal arts schools around the country are history or chemistry or […]

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I’ll have what he’s having

Mariah Joyce There is a dangerous trend sweeping the nation: using ‘she/her/hers’ as generic pronouns. In classrooms across America, young women are being fed the incendiary notion that they are just as important as men; that they, too, matter. Obviously, this is a feminist plot, and it must be stopped. In sixth grade, I started […]

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Teach for America’s impossible goal

Gareth McNamara More than a month of term has passed. In these six to seven weeks, we are expected to have learned enough to be able to pass midterm exams for the majority of our courses. Are you feeling prepared? Got it all down? Confident and ready to ace those tests? Don’t be ashamed to […]

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NBC’s Olympic coverage unfair

Timothy Duhon The Olympics are intended to be an event of world unity in which all nations put aside their differences and come together to compete in a friendly and peaceful manner. This means allowing athletes to compete and citizens to watch these events in a manner that does not inflame tensions, but instead promotes […]

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Memories of the Annex

Craig Firestone Mr. Firestone has been a long-time janitor of the Holden Annex. He is writing to reminisce about some of the better memories he has from his time working there. This is taken from a guy from the inside out. I think the Annex has really stood the test of time! Over the years […]

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Lose rubrics, give real feedback

Dabo Li This article hopes to convince you, the student or the professor, that essay grading rubrics — of the sort purposed toward illuminating why grades are what they are by aggregating hierarchical values — do not make a good substitution for traditional, written feedback. This is not to dismiss these well-crafted rubrics as entirely […]

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