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The Economics of Union Busting

George Berry, Columnist
March 11, 2011
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

The recent passage of SB5 in the Ohio State Senate marks another blow to the workers’ right to negotiate with large and often impersonal employers. If the bill passes the House, Ohio’s 350,000 public workers would be allowed only a certain type of arbitration, with ultimate power held by state and...

Lena Taylor vs. Adrian Fenty: The Struggle for the Soul of the Demcratic Party

Shannon Ikebe, Staff Writer
March 11, 2011
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

“The day of infamy for Wisconsin workers.” This is how one of the Wisconsin’s 14 Democratic Senators described the Republicans’ illegal “passage” of the union-busting bill on Wednesday in a frontal, perverse assault upon the concept of democracy and the rule of law itself. The Republican...

Student Senate Sends Updates

Ilyssa Meyer
March 4, 2011
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

There were good vibes all around last Sunday night in Wilder 215 as we sat down to our first plenary with the new Senators. Senate now consists of eight students who have previously served and seven who are new to the job, creating a perfect blend of experience and fresh ideas. I truly believe last semester...

No Need to Agree with Me: Contextualizing Cap’n Crunch Prices

Lisa Mon'a Brown, Columnist
March 4, 2011
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

A 12 oz package of Chips Ahoy cookies: $4.77 A 14 oz package of Oreos: $6.75 A 16 oz box of Cap’n Crunch cereal: $7.02 The outraged look on my face: Priceless Perhaps you haven’t noticed yet, but DeCafé recently made a number of considerable price increases on grocery items. So before...

Waiting For “Superman” Offers False Accusations, Faulty Solutions

Will Rubenstein, Columnist
February 18, 2011
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

This past Wednesday, Obies had the opportunity to view one of the latest fusillades in the public policy debate over education: Davis Guggenheim’s newest film, Waiting for “Superman.” Best known for his Oscar-winning 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, a call to save the earth’s cli...

No Need To Agree With Me: Thoughts on the Oberlin College Black History Celebration

Lisa Mon'a Brown, Columnist
February 18, 2011
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Our generation seems to be completely disconnected to its history. Fewer than 50 years ago, several restrictive laws that had banned interracial marriages, segregated bus passengers and enforced residential segregation were still in effect. Despite the ruling of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the...

Paying The Rent With A Liberal Arts Degree

Beatrice Rothbaum, Editor-In-Chief
February 11, 2011
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

In times of economic uncertainty, it makes sense to question big investments, particularly those with no immediate benefit and dubious long-term returns. And so, once again, the debate over the value of a liberal arts education is now in style. Recent patterns in higher education indicate cause for alarm:...

No Teacher Left Behind

Monica Klein, Opinions Editor
February 11, 2011
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

In his State of the Union Speech on Jan. 27, President Obama asked us (or, those of us who are unemployed and currently searching for post-collegiate jobs) to enter the academic sector. “Become a teacher!” he bellowed, and the halls of Congress shook with thunderous applause. One might wonder whether...

The Pull of Passivity: Reconsidering the Rationality of Religion

Monica Klein, Opinions Editor
December 11, 2009
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Religion is irrational. The religious adhere, after all, to unprovable theories that often stem from a fictional, outdated book. And yet those who scorn the religious are often oblivious to the literature that they themselves adhere to, often with an even more dogmatic reverence. The largest difference...

Student Senate Sends Updates

Student Senate
December 11, 2009
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Student Senate has been at work covering a wide array of issues this week, starting with a resolution to share its office space in Wilder 222 with the nascent Office of Student Communications, which should serve as an advertising and information hub for student groups and events. The compost working...

Glad We Had This Talk

Julia Chauvin
December 11, 2009
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Well, folks, welcome to finals. And this is a last-minute column to go ahead and parallel all of your last-minute papers and studying. But what do I have to tell you that you don’t already know? We’ve gone over having sex with your friends, with yourself, with your ex, with your friend’s siblings,...

Musings from the World’s Youngest Curmudgeon: My City Is Better Than Oberlin

Alex Posa, Columnist
December 11, 2009
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

It’s the last week of classes, and outside of the extreme stress of finals and term papers, the lack of a real reading period, and all these emails I’m getting from Barack Obama, I have nothing to complain about. Except for the weather. The cold, dreary, Seasonal Affective Disorder-inducing weather. Many...

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