Thumbs Up, thumbs down for March 28, 2012

Thumbs up- Otterbein now offers a nutrition minor. Perhaps they could give tips to Bon Appétit for providing a balanced, yet delicious, diet.

Sophomore criticizes 'overnight activism' like 'Kony 2012'

There is a new phenomenon on Facebook and social media in general called “overnight activism.” This is when people take serious issues and make them into fads, and suddenly everyone becomes an activist, crusading for some unknown good.

Searching for the easiest way out

Search engines, like Google, have diminished the value of research in college-level papers. Even though Otterbein students have access to websites like EBSCO and LexisNexis, I often see students pull Google up on their computers to search for something. ...

Sophomore examines the sources behind campaign funding

Money fuels and directs American politics. Candidates cannot run for president if they don’t have the money, and people aren’t going to give them money unless they can get something out of it in return.

Real-life stories trump tall tales

Throughout history, people have loved reading novels. Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell and J.K. Rowling wrote what are considered some of the best fictional works. In recent years, though, the memoir has taken its relatable emotional backgrounds ...

Between the sheets: Post-coital contraceptives

For those who haven’t had the misfortune of purchasing or using it, the Plan B pill is a post-coital form of contraceptive that is meant as an emergency means of protection.

Thumbs Up, thumbs down: February 15, 2012

Up: We whined and they listened. Quesadillas are a “special” in the OtterDen until Friday. So stock up, ladies and gentlemen. Up: Free movie night is this week.