The Voice of the Conservative Movement at Wabash College

If you’re reading right now and wondering how this ended up in this issue of The Phoenix, don’t worry, there is sound reasoning behind it. In talking with many of my classmates, I discovered (as I had suspected) that I come from a family where I gained many more domestic skills than some of my [...]

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“Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Don’t be resigned to that. Break out!” This memorable quote from the 1989 film Dead Poets Society is one that [...]

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My thesis is the following: Wabash College, in many ways, exemplifies the principles and values of conservatism. Before turning to that thesis, let me offer a preliminary observation and two qualifications. The preliminary observation is that higher education is often something we take for granted in America. Higher education is—and this is a good conservative [...]

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On Tuesday, November 15, Dr. Warren Rosenberg, along with students Reed Hepburn and Devin Kelley, delivered the 2011 Bankart Gender Talk, titled, “Either I’m the Bitch, or He’s the Bitch: Why Wabash Needs a Gender Studies Graduation Requirement.” The talk received quite the attention. The talk was held in Center Hall room 216 and by [...]

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am a committed punk. I used to have very long hair. I love metal music. And I’ll often forgo the double-Windsor for the much lazier Four-in-hand method when I’m tying my tie for church. I just can’t be tamed. I think everyone my age has a little bit [...]

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Homecoming weekend. It’s exciting, it’s stressful, and like just about everything at Wabash, it’s teeming with tradition. For Alumni and many upperclassmen, Homecoming weekend lasts about 72 hours, from Chapel Sing to whenever the victory celebrations cease Saturday night (more likely Sunday morning). For us freshmen however, preparation for some aspects of Homecoming began weeks [...]

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The other day I was listening to National Public Radio (I know, ironic) and, as I am both a political science and German major, I could not help but listen to the ever-growing concern about the European Union. For those of you who might not know, which I am not even sure is possible unless [...]

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It was the morning of November 15th. The gender issues committee was sponsoring a presentation and light lunch that day. They planned to pitch their proposal for a new course requirement to the student body and clear up any misconceptions about the nature of their mission. The talk was titled: “‘Either I’m the Bitch, or [...]

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Lately, there has been a lot of stir at Wabash over proposed changes in the curriculum of the college. One of the hottest topics has been whether Wabash students should be required to take a class in what is called “gender studies”. Is there something about Wabash or something about education in general that makes [...]

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2011 was a magnificent year for the Wabash Conservative Union Events program.  Through support of Wabash College, supporters of WCU, and a the help of Young America’s Foundation, we were able to bring in top-notch speakers.
It all started in March with our first visitor to campus, Star Parker.  Star delivered a bold and [...]

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