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Playboy Hoax Creates Opportunity to Discuss Sexual Violence

The Editorial Board
September 20, 2013
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This past Tuesday, social networkers were in awe of Playboy’s enlightened take on its infamous list of Top Party Schools. The guide spread like wildfire across the internet by college students and other supporters of the emergence of an anti-rape culture, one in which consent is verbalized “early,...

College Faces Financial, Ethical Dilemma

The Editorial Board
September 13, 2013
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In light of the College’s recently assigned “negative outlook” by preeminent credit rating agency Moody’s, it is unclear if it will be able to respond in full — or at all — to renewed student concerns regarding its ethically questionable capital investments and the termination of a need-blind...

“Hoax” Declaration Mischaracterizes Bias Incidents, Stifles Productive Dialogue

The Editorial Board
September 6, 2013
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The College aired its dirty laundry to the nation last semester when media outlets swarmed campus to report on the rash of bigoted graffiti cropping up in academic and residential buildings. The coverage of the events focused primarily on an alleged sighting of a person in Klan robes, though evidence...

Student Senators Should Be Subject to Pay Limits

The Editorial Board
May 10, 2013
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Following the controversy surrounding Student Senate Liaison Eliza Diop’s billing issues and subsequent resignation, Senate is initiating a reform of the rules regarding the payment of its members. Diop claims that the time card discrepancy was a simple misunderstanding of the work senators can legitimately...

On Reproductive Rights, Obama Abandons His Base Once Again

The Editorial Board
May 3, 2013
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Back in November, Barack Obama rode a massive victory in the battle for the female vote 55 percent to 44 percent for Mitt Romney nationally, and that gap was even larger in swing states like Ohio — to a second term in office. Admittedly, Mitt Romney (and, really, every level of the GOP) made things...

Failure of Gun Control Bill a National Embarrassment

The Editorial Board
April 19, 2013
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Even in an age when Congress has a lower approval rating than most reality television stars, this has to move the needle even ever so slightly, doesn’t it? The gun control legislation inspired by the Newtown massacre — yes, the gun control legislation that had already been shamelessly watered...

OPIRG Benefits from Keeping Students in the Dark

The Editorial Board
April 12, 2013
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This week, Mudd, Wilder Bowl and the Science Center atrium came to feel more like midtown Manhattan than a small liberal arts campus, as Ohio Public Interest Research Group canvassers have become a ubiquitous presence. The canvassers have asked students to sign a petition supporting the continuation...

Health Services Fee Has Potential for Positive Change

The Editorial Board
April 5, 2013
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According to the Office of Financial Aid’s website, the cumulative cost of one year for a full-time student at Oberlin is set to rise $831 next year, as the price jumps to a jaw-dropping $59,474. It’s hard to justify a price tag that huge, and certainly many items contributing to the rapidly rising...

Status Quo Reigns Supreme at Vatican

March 15, 2013
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When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope on Wednesday, the event was hailed as a sign that the Catholic church was finally, mercifully beginning to evolve to reflect the interests of its 21st-century membership. Bergoglio — or Francis I, as he will be known from here on out — is a native...

Workplace Flexibility Best for Both Employer, Employee

The Editorial Board
March 1, 2013
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Perhaps it was unfair to place Marissa Mayer on a pedestal she never asked for. When the 37-year-old Google wunderkind convinced Yahoo! to make her the youngest Fortune 500 CEO — while she was pregnant, no less — she was preemptively hailed as a role model for working mothers. It seemed as though,...

Dubya Exposed, in More Ways Than One

The Editorial Board
February 15, 2013
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Last week, the public got a sneak peak at the products of George W. Bush’s post-presidency hobby: his self-portraits. A hacker, who goes by the alias Guccifer, broke into the e-mail accounts of multiple Bush family members, sharing private documents that included photos of the paintings in question,...

After Too Many Free Passes, Obama Must Answer for White Paper

The Editorial Board
February 8, 2013
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First, it was the financial disaster he inherited upon taking office. Then it was the impossibly obstinate three-ring circus known as the House of Representatives. Then it was his re-election campaign. Then it was the entirely self-imposed fiscal cliff crisis. For the past four years, left-of-center...

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