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I don’t care that you bought a Coke Zero

I don’t care that you bought a Coke Zero

Shoba Jacob, Staffwriter
October 6, 2014
Filed under Editorials

Most of us nowadays walk around with our own halos. The bright glows from our cell phones follow us into movie theaters, concerts, classes, and Starbucks. While we all look important shuffling along, staring at our phones with scrunched up faces, a quick peek over someone’s shoulder will reveal that...

Social Media is Making Me Yak!

Social Media is Making Me Yak!

Nickholas King, Staffwriter
September 29, 2014
Filed under Editorials

Social Media seems to be getting worse and worse as time passes. It started out great. In February of 2004, the world was changed forever, when Facebook emerged, taking the college experience by storm. Its revolutionary design and sense of convenience threw the world on its side, as it made itself and...

Now That It’s Too Cold For the Ice Bucket Challenge

Now That It’s Too Cold For the Ice Bucket Challenge

Carissa Goodwin, Staffwriter
September 29, 2014
Filed under Editorials

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—better known as the more pronounceable ALS, or, “the reason I dumped ice over my head this summer.” Whether people were emotionally tied to the cause, had never heard of the disease, or simply felt peer-pressured into showing off their summer vacation spot by partaking...

Sunday Brunch at Lil’s- Why it Needs to Change

Rishabh Surana, Staffwriter
September 29, 2014
Filed under Editorials

Oxford’s Lil’s dining hall is a great place to relax with friends and choose many different options of foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hours of operation at Lil’s are similar to any other University dining hall. Monday through Saturday hours are fairly standard; early morning for breakfast,...

8 Common Mistakes Oxford Freshmen Make

8 Common Mistakes Oxford Freshmen Make

Justin Ian Sia and Mariam Qazilbash
August 18, 2014
Filed under Editorials, Student Life

Hello Oxford Freshman! In an effort to welcome you to your new home for the next two years, the editors of the Spokesman would like to enlighten you on a few tips for college that we learned the hard way. We hope you find this article helpful (and humorous) and use it to help calm some of the nerves yo...

Oxford MUN Competes at Emory China Summit 2014

Oxford MUN Competes at Emory China Summit 2014

Aden Morgan, Editorial Staffwriter
April 15, 2014
Filed under Editorials, Student Life

On March 29, the Oxford Model UN competed in the finals of Emory Global China Connection's third annual China Summit. The competition began in late February with 22 teams submitting proposals online. A panel at EGCC then narrowed down the list of teams to eight semi-finalists. After a public round of...

Why you should explore the jewel of Punjab: Amritsar

Aditi Chandwani
March 26, 2014
Filed under Editorials

If you haven’t already made plans for the summer I suggest you check Amritsar out. Amritsar is a city situated in the state of Punjab in India. India can be very unpredictable. A city like Amritsar that is constantly bursting with energy, horrible traffic, bustling streets and crowded bylanes one can...

What is Beauty?

Kelsey Klosterman
March 23, 2014
Filed under Editorials

Despite her painstaking effort to change, the measurement around her waist is just a little too much for them, and they refuse to call her beautiful.  She couldn’t bear to face them, so she hid herself away and immersed herself in another world.  A paintbrush in her hand, she creates canvases covered...

Uganda and the Inefficiency of Economic Sanctions

March 5, 2014
Filed under Editorials, Uncategorized

Recently, BBC news reported that the World Bank delayed a $90 million loan to Uganda in retaliation to Uganda passing an anti-gay law. This is a form of an economic sanction against Uganda, aimed to dissuade it from violating human rights. But does the United Nations and the rest of the developed world...

Can you really trust your iPhone, Mac or iPad?

Saachi Madan
February 26, 2014
Filed under Editorials

Most people when asked, “why do you buy an iPhone?” will reply, “I trust Apple the most out of all the companies.” They do not over pay for the technology but the trust that apple has built over the years. This was before macs and iPhones were known for being hacked. However, we are now forced...

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