Category Archives: Viewpoints

Protest the war, not the soldiers

ìThe military donít [sic] start wars.† Politicians start wars,” the American general William Westmoreland once said. And he is absolutely correct.

In the wars of recent years, including both the Vietnam conflict and the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, there have been numerous protests and demonstrations. Groups of people line up along streets or outside government buildings holding their signs and chanting little ditties; the majority of them are† young students who feel the need to protest the ugly thing that is war. Continue reading Protest the war, not the soldiers

Water should always be free at Momís

I love Momís Truck Stop.† I love it so much Iíve burned through 89 flex dollars in less than three weeks. However, their new policy on water is ridiculous.

Most restaurants will give you a glass of ice water for free, especially when you are already ordering food.† Here in the United States, itís a standard practice.† But downstairs at Lowry you either buy a bottle or you go thirsty.† And sometimes you donít even have that choice. Continue reading Water should always be free at Momís

Theft at Momís adds up

As you wait in the endless line at Momís for your daily cup of coffee, something shiny catches your eye. You look to your left and see a variety of snacks staring at you from the shelves. You think about how a big bag of cheddar Chex Mix would taste and before you know it, your hand is reaching out and grabbing it. You walk away from the long line, ditching your much anticipated coffee, and head for the nearest exit. Whether you know it or not, you have just committed an act of theft. Continue reading Theft at Momís adds up

To the Editors:

I am writing in response to the article ìWe deserve more than a tool shed,” published Sept. 4.

In my three years at The College of Wooster, I have lived in the Annex, Bissma, and Wagner. What I have found is that almost anyone will tell you that, in reality, the physical condition of the building has minimal impact on the overall quality of life. As a former Annexer (í07-í08), as we like to call ourselves, I crack jokes about its dilapidated appearance frequently. However, the community built inside those peeling walls was as good as any underclassman could hope for. Continue reading To the Editors:

Try Renting Textbooks

In the past week, most of us have traded in over 60 hours of work at your summer minimum wage job for a stack of reading material that we might not even end up reading.† There is, however, a solution to this problem.

I personally spent a full 40- hour work week vacuuming leaves from the bottom of a pool, scrubbing tile and sitting in 80 degree heat to pay for my semesterís worth of books. You may have waited tables for a long Friday night for your geology book. Or, maybe you lifted heavy bags of mulch for your landscaping job day after day to pay for your chemistry texts. There has to be a better way to do this, right? Continue reading Try Renting Textbooks

Revamp Financial Aid

Financial Aid is an important program that allows students who would not normally be able to afford upwards of $40,000 per year for education to attend the College, and prevents Woosterís student body from becoming homogenous in their life experiences. From talking to fellow students, I have realized that Wooster does fairly well distributing financial aid throughout its student body, creating an affordable education for its students no matter their monetary condition. Despite this, a few of the policies of the Financial Aid Program here at Wooster are questionable.

Continue reading Revamp Financial Aid