Briggs to Raise Pigs

This article is a spoof written in cooperation with Dr. Briggs. At the end of the academic year, beloved French and Spanish teacher Jonathan Briggs will be leaving KO to pursue a new career in animal agriculture, specifically pig farming. Hoping to carve out his stake in the 20 billion dollar industry, Dr. Briggs purchased […]

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What is feminism? (A Wyvern’s Tale)

By any historical measure, we currently live in a golden age for women’s rights. Women currently make up 47% of the United States workforce, with 40% of those holding college degrees, up from 11% in 1970. Additionally, movements dedicated to exposing and reducing sexual assault and harassment such as Time’s Up and Me Too have […]

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2019 Symposium author: Sarah Ruhl

Since its founding in 1983, the Warren Baird English Symposium at Kingswood Oxford has maintained a steady stream of outstanding authors, poets, and playwrights, with the likes of Richard Wilbur, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jonathan Safran Foer and, just last year, Colson Whitehead, gracing the Roberts Theater stage. This year’s Symposium author, playwright Sarah Ruhl, is no […]

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Individualism over collectivism

Famed transcendentalist and individualist Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “For nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure. And therefore a man must know how to estimate a sour face.” While these words hold credence in many facets of modern society, nowhere are they more relevant than the current American education system. Growing up, we […]

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NFL Domestic Violence

In the past few years, I have written multiple articles regarding the NFL and its general disfunction. However, I have yet to address the NFL’s growing problem with domestic abuse, brought yet again to the headlines by Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt. A video of Hunt violently assaulting a woman in a hotel […]

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Marvel: A cinematic failure

Look, I’m just going to go ahead and say it, I’m not a fan of Marvel movies. I know that this is an issue about which many people are very passionate about and my viewpoint can incite some serious hostility (speaking from personal experience). Recently, I happened to share my controversial opinion with someone who, […]

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