by NICK BUCHANAN
“Studies predict that if women stopped buying cosmetic products and services, every economy in the world would collapse overnight. This is a call to collapse the economy. Let’s cover our scented tampons in hairspray, light them on fire, and throw them at Maybelline’s headquarters.”
After a loop of Beyoncé’s greatest hits died away from the loudspeakers and a shaky, clearly-read-off-the-iPhone introduction was given, “Collapse the Economy” was Megan Falley and Olivia Gatwood’s bold introduction to Tiffin University students in Osceola Theatre on the evening of Feb. 21. Together, the duo led an hour presentation that made audiences think about the female orgasm, video game characters, gold-star lesbians, manic pixie dream girls, and more.
Why? Because they want to show the world how to Speak Like a Girl – and clearly, it’s not as proper as the title of the show suggests. Instead, the women deliver feminist-fueled slam poetry, seasoned with sass and plenty of expletives, covering topics from gender inequality to sexual assault.
by JESSICA HOLLAN
In 2015 alone, there were over 52 campus shootings, with 23 of those occurring on university grounds. Statistically, a campus shooting occurs once every eight days. Of those 23 college shootings, three happened within the span of one week, twice.
The deadliest of the shootings occurred on Oct. 1 at Umpqua Community College, resulting in 13 fatalities and over 10 injuries. Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary, there have been over 150 school shootings. Each mass shooting subsequently leads to the same question: is there nothing that can be done to prevent these tragedies from endangering the lives of our friends and family?
by NICK BUCHANAN
Dr. Lillian Schumacher has a large pair of shoes to fill and a long road to walk in them.
On Jan. 14, four days into her position as interim president of Tiffin University, she met at an open forum held by Black United Students (BUS) in Chisholm Auditorium to discuss rising tension surrounding the sudden departure of Dr. Curtis Charles, racial discrimination on campus, and long-needed improvements for the university. Eleven days later, on Jan. 25, she headed another forum in the same auditorium with the student government to reassure students that their concerns are being heard.