Tinker advocates free speech

In 1965, 13-year-old Mary Beth Tinker was suspended for wearing a black armband supporting the victims of the Vietnam War against school policy. The suspension led to the Supreme Court decision supporting children’s and teachers’ rights to free speech in Tinker v. Des Moines. Ever since, Tinker has advocated for children’s access to free speech.…

Almost bare for charity: obscene or empowering?

If you wandered the Athens streets in barely anything, you would probably be arrested. But, one day for the past four years, students can legally flee down Court Street in their skivvies. It’s this Saturday. As the day once again approaches, I question the  virtue of the 5th annual Bare on the Bricks. Students pay…

OU’s rape culture awareness leads to change

Ohio University no longer turns a blind eye to the rape culture on its campus. Notoriously ranked as a top party school, OU takes action to combat the rape culture that once flew under its small-town radar. Increased dialogue about rape culture on OU’s campus caused discussion, awareness and improved education. Much of the dialogue…

Vegan Cooking Workshop welcomes all

An instantaneous sense of community surrounds each visitor walking into the United Campus Ministry’s basement as  visitors, newcomers and faithful attendees alike are welcomed in for the Vegan Cooking Workshop (VCW). Every Tuesday night, between 60 and 75 attendees gather for fellowship and vegan cooking love. Coordinators and other volunteers begin cooking at 7 p.m.…