Opinion: A protest against today’s protest

This guest column is written by Trevor Tisdale, a junior studying political science.  Editor’s Note: Speakeasy has chosen to publish this opinion piece on behalf of its relevance, rather than its content. Our publication strives to serve as an open platform for students to voice their opinions on any matter that they feel passionate about. If…

Looking back, looking ahead, look NOW

“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good ‘ole days, before you’ve actually left them.” Andy Bernard’s quote from the finale of The Office sums up they way so many of us live our lives. It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two years since I graduated high school. There…

Degrading of American Media

This article comes from an anonymous Athens resident. It was done in this way at the request of the writer. After some discussion, editors at Speakeasy agreed to publish it anonymously. Everyone consumes media at one point or another in their daily lives; some listen to music as they commute, some read the paper over a cup…

You can only fall down so many times

I’m a klutz. There’s no way around it, I constantly trip over curbs, cracks in the sidewalk and my very own traitorous feet. It’s something that hasn’t bothered me for a very long time, though. I remember one very vivid memory from eighth grade, it was the third week of school and I was rushing…

Life of a Little Sister

I can tell you numerous stories about my brother Jake and I fighting. Growing up, we knew exactly how to push each others buttons, and we constantly did, just for the pure enjoyment of it. It’s also safe for me to say we could probably still drive each other mad. Now that we’re older, having…

Unlikely Coalition against the Islamic State arises from America’s Compassionate Directive

The expansion of airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) may seem like a poor tactical decision for many, as it follows weeks of limited airstrikes with the timetable for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan swiftly approaching. This decision, however, could not more forcefully promote America’s most fundamental interests. On Wednesday night, President Obama said that he…

Off-campus housing: welcome to the jungle

This article comes from an anonymous student at Ohio University. It was done in this way at the request of the writer, in order to avoid recognition should people the writer knows read this article. After some discussion, editors at Speakeasy agreed to publish it anonymously. Alright, so I’m a junior here at OU which means that…