Where Exceptional Begins

What is Transgender Communication and Why Did I Co-Edit a Book About It?

Laverne Cox. Chaz Bono. Caitlyn Jenner. Chelsea Manning.
Unique on Glee. Maura on Transparent. Cole on The Fosters.

These are just a few of the names of transgender people from news headlines and trans characters from popular television …


A Chat with April Mason

Name: April Mason, PhD
Major: Biology
Graduation Year: 1977
Original Hometown: Akron, Ohio
Where Living now: Manhattan, Kansas
Job Title/Employer: Provost and Senior Vice President of Kansas State University

Professional Life
When I graduated from Mount, I got a master’s …

Sticking to your Guns: The Out-of-Control Gun Culture in the U.S.

by Rebecca Cooper ’18, double-majoring in math and accounting

In 2015, 13,286 people were killed by firearms. There were 372 mass shootings, with 475 people dead, 1,870 wounded. There were 64 school shootings. 60% of all homicides in the United …

Again with the emails…

by Ethan McComb (Political Science)

We are less than a week out from the election and yet we have another email “crisis” on our hands. An FBI investigation into former Congressman Anthony Weiner for sexually propositioning a minor has uncovered …

Why You Should Hire Fraternity and Sorority Members

Numerous times, people have told me to not put my fraternity experience on my resume. They say it only brings to mind the negative stereotypes associated with these communities and makes you less desirable, but I beg to differ. As …

Crisis of Democracy

by Jack DeSario, PSIS

The 2016 elections have been characterized as, potentially, being transformative by a number of analysts. Clearly, the 2016 elections will determine which party controls the executive and legislative branches of our government. Democrats need to win …

Feeding Stomachs to Feed Minds

by Rebecca Cooper ’18, double-majoring in math and accounting

On October 14, I, alongside fellow Mount Union students Brianna Boehlke, Chris DiRando, Corbin Hershberger, and Brianna Whittaker, attended the second annual Propel Ohio Collegiate Leadership Summit. The purpose of this …

A Cold War Reheating

by Kyle Shepard, national security and foreign intelligence analysis major 

Around this time in 2012, Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, warned the United States that Russia would be the nation’s “number-one geopolitical foe.” Despite being subject to jokes and critiques, …

What is entrepreneurship, really?

By: John Myers, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Mount Union

At its core entrepreneurship is seeing, identifying, defining, and solving a problem. That’s it. Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it?

When you step back and take a look at some …

Pacifist Republicans and trigger happy Democrats…

by Dr. Michael Grossman, PSIS

This presidential election is without a doubt surprising and, for many, disappointing.  But when one moves beyond the terrible rhetoric and accusations that have made both candidates unappealing to a majority of Americans[1], …