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Love bonds, heals and bridges after tragedy

At my synagogue in Youngstown, Ohio, we had just begun Oneg Shabbat (“Joy of Shabbat”) — the period following Saturday morning Sabbath services to connect with fellow congregants and share a light meal. In an instant, in the midst of the joy of Shabbat fellowship, the mood darkened. A member of our congregation had just […]

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Restore balance in the system

This Nov. 6, we will experience another election that will have long-term effects on the structure of the country. Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have spent the last two years not only passing legislation that hurt most Americans but also systemically violating the democratic norms that uphold our democracy by ensuring we have […]

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Public shaming is only the first step

I’ve never had my internalized misogyny immediately revealed and crushed by a well written editorial, however, they do often provide valuable information which I can then use to better understand the world around me.  For instance, I would not have known that Bill Cosby was a sexual predator until I read that Pamela Abeyta and […]

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ISAC serves C.O.W. communities

Admissions at The College of Wooster does an incredible job at recruiting international students despite a trend of decreasing enrollments due to our national immigration climate. This is due to a lot of hard work and intentionality by Reon Sines-Sheaff, the director of international admissions and the many staff and students who assist her. Once […]

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Uniting the College community across cultures

International Student Association (ISA) as a multicultural student organization on campus has been striving to promote cross-cultural communications between international students and the whole campus community. When international students from different countries arrive at the College, we are not only seeking U.S. education, but also trying to have a cultural experience and immersion. While international […]

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Address climate change now

Environmental advocacy is no longer the concern of only a select few, nor is it an issue that can be pushed aside by lawmakers and politicians. Yet our current administration, and almost surely those to follow, will continue in at least some capacity to deny that climate change is a pressing issue. For this reason, […]

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