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The Myth of the American Democracy

The Myth of the American Democracy

Mawuko Kpodo, Editorial Editor

November 9, 2016


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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...

Yes to Big Apples, No to Big Sodas

Yes to Big Apples, No to Big Sodas

Daniel Huff, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


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To many it is downright baffling that in a nation as modern the one we live in today, our own children still have access to so much lethal power. You know what they are: they’ve been taken into movie theaters, office buildings, and even elementary schools. I’m talking of course, about sugary drinks. Anyone...

Ally

Ally

Sarah Small, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


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I am an ally, or at least I want to be one.   I am an ally to the LGBTQ community and the black community in the face of discrimination.   Someone who “joins with another person, group, etc., in order to get or give support,” as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary online.   Sometimes,...

Voting is a Start, but it Isn’t Enough

Voting is a Start, but it Isn’t Enough

Gratia Sullivan, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016


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With the presidential election just a few weeks away, efforts to push every eligible voter to the polls are in full swing. From nationwide voting campaigns led by organizations such as Project Vote, to voter registration drives right here at Oxford, the message is clear: get to the ballot box this November. Altho...

Breaking the language box in America

Kay Nilest, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


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Coming to Oxford was an adjustment in many ways. The biggest change was within the diversity of people. This college is completely different from my small high school in Kentucky. As I began to learn about more cultures, I couldn’t help but compare them to my own. One difference I noticed unsettled...

More than One Box to Check

More than One Box to Check

Daniel Huff, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016


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An earnest “Good night” from moderator Lester Holt ended this election cycle’s first presidential debate on Monday. With the droning of network political correspondents as background noise, approximately 81.4 million television viewers began to process the slew of arguments they had just witnessed....

A Short Reflection of Oxford from a Sophomore

A Short Reflection of Oxford from a Sophomore

Jessica Todd, Treasurer and Sports Writer

April 18, 2016


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Before leaving Oxford, I have been reflecting about my experiences here and what was most meaningful to me. Don't get me wrong, there are some aspects at Oxford that desperately need fixing. I think the last editorial did a good job of explaining some of the problems, not only for current students...

Stop Hitting Yourself

Charlie Christopher, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


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*sigh.* Another day, another terrorist incident, and another round of ill-informed "policy" proposals from various self-serving or ignorant sources. It's a familiar pattern to us by now. A terrorist attack that seemed impossible before hits us closer to home than we would like, there's a bit of...

Reflecting on the Complexity and Concerns in our Oxford Bubble

Reflecting on the Complexity and Concerns in our Oxford Bubble

Alex Adeseye, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


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DISCLAIMER: This is an editorial. Many of the points expressed in this article are my opinions and perspectives, and the opinions and perspectives that I have observed, overheard, and extracted from other students through discussions here at Oxford. Let me begin by stating that I am so thankful that I attend Oxf...

Emory Gon’ Crazy Over Trump

Emory Gon’ Crazy Over Trump

Fabliha Anam, Staff Writer

April 4, 2016


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Two weeks ago students woke up to “Accept the inevitable, Trump 2016”, “Build the Wall” among other phrases brazenly chalked across campus the night before. In response, students organized small protests to condemn these acts, particularly with the hateful comments and disparaging ideas on Trump’s...

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