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Make Some Noise: A Revolution in the Making

Make Some Noise: A Revolution in the Making

Mawuko Kpodo, Editorial Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Editorials

For much of this year, I have had revolution on my mind. I have had many sleepless nights. I have had many good faith debates and conversations. I have spent an incredible amount of time just thinking. In the context of the United States, is revolution possible? What do I mean when I say revolution?...

Panic is my new best friend.

March 22, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Uncategorized

Panic is my new best friend.   I mean, it isn’t official. We don’t have a Facebook video together or anything, and my parents haven’t met him, but at the end of the day, no one else feels as familiar.   He’ll hit me up out of nowhere, for no particular reason, like best...

Sitting Next to Strangers

Sitting Next to Strangers

Daniel Huff, Staff Writer
March 15, 2017
Filed under Editorials

I took a total of four flights over my spring break last week. Overall these amount to around ten hours in the air with nothing to keep me company but the books I had brought along and any music I hadn’t grown tired of during midterm study sessions. I spent that time as I usually do- just with my thoughts...

Gaga’s Halftime Performance: Was it Political, Did it Need to Be?

Gaga’s Halftime Performance: Was it Political, Did it Need to Be?

Gratia Sullivan, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Uncategorized

Although the Oxford College student body was largely disappointed by the outcome of Sunday night’s Super Bowl, there remains plenty to discuss beyond the Falcon’s upsetting loss. Lady Gaga’s rhinestone-studded halftime performance, watched by millions of Americans, raises important questions abou...

The Death Of America

The Death Of America

Mawuko Kpodo, Editorial Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

It was a beautiful sight to see. Millions of women all over the country and around the world armed with signs and a unified voice. Millions of women all over the country and around the world responded to the inauguration of Donald Trump with solidarity and disdain. The quote, “here’s to strong women;...

There are thousands of reasons to despair, but millions of reasons to hope

There are thousands of reasons to despair, but millions of reasons to hope

Kay Nilest, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

At 8:00 AM on a Saturday morning one hardly wants to get out of bed, much less walk around and stand in a huge crowd of people for hours. But that’s what nearly 5 million people around the world did during the Women’s March. The main march was based in Washington D.C. one day after the Inauguration...

Love Note to the Small Moments

Love Note to the Small Moments

Sarah Small, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

I am so grateful that sweaters are soft.   Life is a little overwhelming.   I have moments when I hear a song and everything else disappears. Good music is the sensation of intoxication. The right Chance song in the right moment is like tasting sugar for the first time: I cannot...

Remember Why You’re Here

Remember Why You’re Here

Gratia Sullivan, Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Editorials

This Monday, Oxford students begrudgingly returned to campus to face a handful of remaining class days and final exams. This period, although only a little over two weeks, is undoubtedly one of the most stressful times of the academic year. The prospect of preparing for exams covering a semester's worth...

Keep Christmas Out of November

Keep Christmas Out of November

Kay Nilest, Staff Writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Editorials

Thanksgiving has its flaws, of course. It is based on a story that depicts the relationship between early colonists and Native Americans into some happy friendship without, you know, the devastating effects of colonialism. However, despite its controversial origins, the holiday itself has good int...

The Myth of the American Democracy

The Myth of the American Democracy

Mawuko Kpodo, Editorial Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Editorials

I feel inclined to write a scathing criticism of the American citizenry. I feel inclined to indict this nation for its callous disregard of basic humanity and common decency. I find the United States of America guilty of lauding and elevating racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, bigoted, and demeaning...

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