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Trump administration invokes civic spirit

The inauguration of Donald Trump as president has imbued many discussions about civics and politics with renewed vim and vigor. Among them are fundamental questions about the responsibilities between a government and its citizens, the extent of civil liberties protection and even the system of checks and balances. In recent weeks, the Executive Order regarding […]

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Wooster is a safer space without Omegas

On Friday, March 10, Campus Council Chair Jack Johanning sent an email to the campus community, announcing Council’s decision to revoke the charter of Phi Omega Sigma, effective immediately. After nearly two years of on-campus discussions regarding this group, this outcome is one that is ultimately in the best interest of the community at-large and […]

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Promote intersectionality and do better

The following stems from me calling out the so called “jokes” published/sent via e-mail by the Voice. On the morning that I received the Vice newsletter, their annual April Fools edition, I found myself highly upset. While in conversation with students on campus, many of them also found the “jokes” to be highly inappropriate and […]

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Redefine the idea of self-care

As the notions of feminism, mental health and political activism become increasingly destigmatized and “mainstream” society has begun (I think) recognizing the importance of having a diverse range of voices speak about their needs and concerns. However, with the much needed discourse on contentious and historically taboo issues, there is also an inherent need for […]

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Importance of voting in the CC election

The future of student-led policymaking is at stake, along with responsible and efficient policymaking during the 2017-2018 term. The vote is coming up soon — beginning March 1 and concluding March 3 at 4:30 p.m. — and to encourage you to participate, I’ll first explain what Campus Council is, and then make a case for […]

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The Living Wage is a worthwhile campaign

Last week, a truly lovely article about the current state of the Living Wage Campaign at Wooster was featured in a Viewpoint from The Wooster Voice. I cannot express to all of you still fighting the good fight (in all realms of social justice issues on campus) how much I sincerely appreciate what you do […]

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