Upcoming campus event shows Occupy movement is no passing fad

The objective is to teach students more about the movement, whaOn April 19, Otterbein sociology professor Heidi Ballard will be hosting a series of speakers, including herself, in a talk about Occupy Wall Street in front of the Campus Center. t it stands ...

Female politicians negatively represent their gender

There’s a part of me that’s disappointed that all the serious potential presidential candidates are men. At the same time, however, there’s a bit of relief knowing who those women could potentially have been.

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 ...