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This edition of the Wooster Voice was published January 12th, 1968. The Voice is a student run newspaper published at the College of Wooster. This issue headlines an upcoming mock political convention, a new minister for the College of Wooster chapel, and proposals for a new physical education center. Also featured is a story about students of Wooster living off campus because it is cheaper to live in, has fewer distractions, the food from local restaurants is better and cheaper. The average student saves ~$20-$30 ($150-$220 in 2018) per semester, with some stories of students saving as much as $100 ($730 in 2018). The upswing in students living off-campus is attributed to an increase in the number of students with cars. Page 2 features a call for a breakdown of administration costs to be given for student input as opposed only showing such sensitive data to the trustees of the College. Also featured is a report on an opera production and pieces debating the pros and cons of "Hell Week," an annual Greek hazing ritual at the College. Page 3 calls for a reevaluation of athletic funds in the impending budgets and general shortages thereof. Page 4 features a report on campus constructions at other colleges, and a report of a Wooster resident being charged and found guilty of disturbing the peace for throwing eggs at a Wooster student protest against the strong charges against student protestors against the draft in Wooster (see the previous edition of the Wooster Voice for full details). Page 5 features a report indicting the conditions in Wayne County Jail and calling for prison reform.

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The College of Wooster


Wooster, OH


No Copyright - United States


Protests, Trustees, SGA, Off-campus Housing, protest, mock political convention, physical education center, hell week


Protest movements--United States; College newspapers; College athletics; Advertisements; Hazing

The Wooster Voice (Wooster, OH), 1968-01-12