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OPINION: Trump’s America, one month later

OPINION: Trump’s America, one month later

Alex Weidner, Managing Editor | February 25

Donald Trump was sworn into the presidency just over one month ago. In his first month as president, Trump hasn’t held back, and his maverick personality and unorthodox ways haven’t changed. Though the 12 executive orders  Trump has signed since his election aren’t record breaking—that honor goes to President Barack Obama with 16—they’ve no doubt had impact. While Trump has shown he’...

OPINION: We must promote gender equality

OPINION: We must promote gender equality

Paul Capoccia, Community Editor | February 23

While our country has made strides toward gender equality over the last hundred or so years, a recent study suggests our job is far from complete. According to a study published in January in the journal “Science,” girls as young as six years old may be led to believe men are inherently smarter and more talented than women. In the study of 400 children ages five to seven, one activity in...

OPINION: Stop letting politics hurt families

OPINION: Stop letting politics hurt families

Rachael Eyler, Multimedia Editor | February 21

I never knew how politics could affect a person’s family until now. A couple of weeks ago, my uncle tried to start a political argument with me about an opinion piece written by a fellow staff member, who happens to be an international student, Pakistani, and Muslim. The piece detailed his personal experience in regard to the Muslim ban. My uncle insulted The Wood Word by calling it a blog, said ...

OPINION: Anybody but Le Pen for France

OPINION: Anybody but Le Pen for France

Daniel Smith, Opinion Editor | February 20

It’s your turn, people of France. You have a presidential election in April. It’s time to decide if you want to vote for someone who supports freedom and tolerance, or if you want to vote for hate and racism. Do you consider yourself a centrist? Vote for Emmanuel Macron. The 39-year-old independent started his own party, En March!, and wants to “free the energy of the able while protect...

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...