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OPINION: Marywood should rebrand in 2017

OPINION: Marywood should rebrand in 2017

Paul Capoccia, Asst. Opinion Editor | February 14

Marywood ended 2016 with many potential changes in mind following the release of the final Strategic Resource Allocation (SRA) report in late November. As the university proceeds through 2017, it needs to reevaluate its brand position as a liberal arts university and find a new identity for two main reasons. First, Marywood’s liberal arts majors have struggled to attract new students and make up ...

Our Opinion: Students are more important than sidewalks

Our Opinion: Students are more important than sidewalks

The Editorial Board | February 11

Most sidewalks in our area will be coated in ice for the next few weeks until winter passes. This would be bad news for most sidewalks, as someone would likely cover them in corrosive rock salt. But not the stone sidewalks in Marywood’s Memorial Gardens. No, these sidewalks are lucky. These sidewalks are never touched by rock salt. Nor are they touched by human feet. Myron Marcinek, assistant...

OPINION: Politics has a partisan problem

OPINION: Politics has a partisan problem

Michael Smith, Staff Writer | February 11

The most polarizing figure in recent American politics took the oath of office last month. President Trump dominates the current political landscape, not only because of the enormous power he now wields, but also because of the unique rhetorical style with which he wields it. It’s not surprising that the fallout includes an increase in levels of partisanship, but it is disappointing. The past...

Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Sen. Casey

Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Sen. Casey

February 7

Dear Editor, On Jan. 18 of this year, Sen. Robert Casey announced that he will not support the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On behalf of all Pennsylvanians, I want to thank Sen. Casey for advocating for the protection of our water, our air, our climate and ultimately our health. Mr. Pruitt’s environmental record is clear: he is fundamentally...

Trump takes hit on his wall policy

Trump takes hit on his wall policy

Summer Steinhart, Cartoonist | February 5

Trump takes hit on his wall policy Photo credit/ Summer Steinhart...

Letter to the Editor: Trump’s travel ban may be setting up something worse

Letter to the Editor: Trump’s travel ban may be setting up something worse

February 4

Editor’s Note: This letter was edited to conform to The Wood Word's guidelines for length and general content. Dear editor, President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration has been met with harsh criticism, and rightfully so. It’s xenophobic, discriminatory and un-American. Let’s be clear, though. This is not a “Muslim ban.” Of the ten countries with the highest populati...