On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., Iím on the third floor of Morgan, wide awake and engaged in a compelling discussion ó African-American literature. The readings and discussions have made me incredibly aware of two things ó the progress we have made as a cohesive nation, and the remnants of slavery and racism in America. Continue reading A reminder to be progressively united
Ohioís constitution is about to be a comfortable home for special interests. Somewhere stuck between freedom of speech and school funding will lounge a group of politically appointed individuals enjoying ultimate authority regarding livestock standards in the state. This is what would happen on Nov. 3 if Ohio Issue 2 is passed. Continue reading Ohio should vote against Issue 2
As I was browsing the headlines on CNN.com thinking about what to write for Viewpoints this week, I decided the question would be best answered by others. Automatically, I logged into my Twitter account and posted the message ìneed an article idea for next weekís viewpoints Ö any ideas?” As soon as I hit the send key, I had an idea. Yes, an article on Twitter is exactly what the students of Wooster need to hear about. Hopefully, this article will inspire you to join the millions of others who are already hooked. Continue reading Join the new phenomenon
While reading for class one day, it hit me: every single book I had read for classes this year has involved some sort of extreme brutality ó neglect, child and domestic abuse, rape. As I pondered the implications of my various readings I began to realize that these explicit actions are everywhere ó television, the Internet, books and even conversation. Continue reading Our View
As first-year students we were encouraged by administrators and current students to ìpop the Wooster bubble” and resist confining ourselves solely to campus by exploring the opportunities offered by the College community and the surrounding areas.† However, with no form of transportation provided by the College, this has proved a close to impossible task. Continue reading Transportation lacking
Last week, President Obama signed into law a bill which places limitations on credit card companies in the hopes that consumersí financial woes will be at least somewhat mollified. A specific section of the bill prevents financial institutions from extending credit cards to those under 21 without verifying their ability to pay or having a parent or guardian co-sign.† After two years of accidentally overdrafting, paying massive interest rates, yelling at the bank teller on the phone and being deemed by my father as ìcompletely irresponsible,” I can honestly say that this is not even close to being a bad idea. Continue reading SHOULD THOSE UNDER 21 BE ALLOWED CREDIT CARDS?