The Coziness of Autumn Felt at Fall Fest

Elizabeth Heatwole, Contributing Writer As the leaves of campus trees continue to drop, the entrance of quintessential fall activities and autumn weather marks the passage of time. Pumpkins, apple cider and an overwhelming feeling of comfort are encased within the essence of fall. Wooster Activities Crew’s (WAC) inaugural Fall Fest, held on Nov. 5, servedContinue reading “The Coziness of Autumn Felt at Fall Fest”

An Autumnal Abundance of Altars and Ancestors

Ellen McAllister, Creative Editor Altars and Ancestors, hosted by Religious and Spiritual Life (RSL) on Oct. 27, was a time for students of different religious backgrounds to share stories about their ancestors, religious beliefs and why altars are important to them. Students were invited to drink tea while they listened to the presenters and wereContinue reading “An Autumnal Abundance of Altars and Ancestors”

Annual BSA Ball Showcases Wooster’s Black Joy

Micah Morrow, Contributing Writer On Saturday, Oct. 22, the Black Students Association (BSA) held the annual BSA Ball which recognizes and celebrates Wooster’s Black students. This recognition and celebration was truly emphasized through the theme of this year’s event: Black Joy. Knowlton Commons, the space in which the event was held, was beautifully decorated inContinue reading “Annual BSA Ball Showcases Wooster’s Black Joy”

Sustainability Season: Carving Wooster-Grown Squash

Ellen McAllister, Creative Editor It was a crisp fall day filled with student-grown squash, hot apple cider, Lerch’s Donuts, paint and glitter—all the makings of the first annual Squash Carving Social held by the Environmental Studies Department on Friday, Oct. 21. Professors and students of various majors came together to carve squash and spend timeContinue reading “Sustainability Season: Carving Wooster-Grown Squash”

The Importance of Recognizing “M&Ms”

Emma Shinker, Features Editor On your way to meals over the past few weeks, you may have noticed the Microaggressions and Microaffirmations (M&M) Project tabling in the student center’s lobby. Equipped with white boards, markers, cameras and a determination to “promote positive interactions,” Michael Miyawaki, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, and student photographers invitedContinue reading “The Importance of Recognizing “M&Ms””

Racism, Antiracism and Woo: Jason Reynolds Visits Campus

Grace Pryor, Contributing Writer Last Thursday night, McGaw Chapel was filled to the brim with students, faculty and Wooster community members, all waiting to hear a No. 1 New York Times best-selling author speak. Jason Reynolds is the award-winning author of “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You,” which was the required reading for incoming first-year studentsContinue reading “Racism, Antiracism and Woo: Jason Reynolds Visits Campus”

Students Get “Turned On” to Safer Sex Practices

Gianna Hayes, Contributing Writer Many students showed up to the residential quad eager to receive a variety of goodies and learn more about sexual safety on and off-campus at Sex on the Quad last Friday, Sept. 23. Some tables at the event offered condoms and dental dams, while others offered pop-its and play-dough. The condomContinue reading “Students Get “Turned On” to Safer Sex Practices”

Scotlight: Features Editors

Can you introduce yourself?  Emilie: Hey! I am Emilie Eustace, a junior Psychology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies double major. I use she/her pronouns. I am from Pioneer, OH.  Emma: Hi! My name is Emma Shinker. I use she/her pronouns and I am a junior English and History double major. I am from LewisContinue reading “Scotlight: Features Editors”