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What the frack

Photo by Max Catalano On Dec. 13, the auction began. Nineteen parcels of land in Wayne National Forest were leased to the highest bidder for development of oil and natural gas wells. From an initial starting price of $2 per acre, some bids climbed to over $5,800 per acre. By the sale’s end, six drilling

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Dish of the Week: Village Bakery’s Huevos Rancheros

Photo by Hannah Klein The Village Bakery and Café is an oasis of comfort on East State Street. The front display case shows dozens of freshly baked treats, and behind the counter is a warm, bustling kitchen. In addition to pastries, there are several brunch options available during the week. The Village Bakery prides itself

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Dish of the Week: Village Bakery’s Huevos Rancheros

Photo by Hannah Klein The Village Bakery and Café is an oasis of comfort on East State Street. The front display case shows dozens of freshly baked treats, and behind the counter is a warm, bustling kitchen. In addition to pastries, there are several brunch options available during the week. The Village Bakery prides itself

I Do, OU

The week of their wedding in October 2014, Sarah and Bryan Cassell found themselves driving under the gleam of a double rainbow on their way into Athens from Boston. When the Ohio University alumni took their wedding photos a few days later, a bald eagle flew by a few feet in front of them. Just

Life of the Political Party

  David Parkhill President, Ohio University College Republicans  Junior studying business management   What did the College Republicans do to mobilize voters during the 2016 presidential election season? We register people to vote at meetings, but we realize that Athens is very liberal and that it’s mostly Democrats that we would be registering. … So,

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Scenes from the African Dance Technique Flash Mob

African dance is a mixture of movements and music. Within traditional African culture, dance serves a multitude of social purposes, including religious, spiritual and recreational. Each dance communicates the communal values and social relationships of the people. At Ohio University, professors Zelma Badu-Younge and Pascal Younge incorporate the importance of the music as well as

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Cleaning up “Dirty South”

Photo by Max Catalano In the heart of Appalachia, Ohio University is constantly seeking new ways to preserve the natural beauty that surrounds the 213-year- old campus. One way the university is working to build a more sustainable future is through the construction of new, environmentally friendly residence halls, particularly on South Green. The Office

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Old thread, new stitches

Photo by Christian Goode Fast fashion is all the hype. But there’s a way around it. When I was young, my mom shopped at thrift stores for my clothes and would sometimes make things for special occasions. To refresh my memory on all of that, I called her to ask a few questions about an

Entertainment

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Lost Flamingo Company Gives a Sneak Peek to Upcoming Season

Photos by Max Catalano Lost Flamingo Theatre Company’s spring productions are right around the corner, with a lineup full of comedy, drama and everything in between. The student-run theatre company opens their new season with an energetic take on a cult classic. Heathers is the ’80s teenage angst movie we know and love brought to

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Artists on display at Donkey Coffee

Photos by Autumn Crouse As you walk through the red-framed door of Donkey Coffee and Espresso, you see two square canvases spattered with gold and copper paint accentuating an otherwise ordinary white wall. Upon a closer look, you realize in the center of the canvases are coyote skulls. The artwork are a few pieces from

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20th Century Women Review

Photo provided by Athena Cinema Premise 20th Century Women dissects the lives of a struggling mother and a confused teenage boy and then pieces them back together with the new, spunky people that enter into their lives. Raised in the Great Depression, the mother, Dorothea (Annette Benning), cannot understand why her son, Jamie (Lucas Jade

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X Ambassadors Deliver an A-Plus Show

Photos by Maddie Schroeder Hundreds of fans gathered in the Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium on Monday night to see alternative rock band X Ambassadors. The group gained popularity with their single “Renegades” in late 2015, and “Unsteady” is currently on the Top 40 charts. Rock group Northern Faces was successful at getting a seated crowd off

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Theater Review: The Ladies Man

Photo provided by Ohio College of Fine Arts Infidelity, the theme of popular television shows such as Scandal, The Good Wife and Mistresses, lends itself as the backbone of story lines to draw in audiences seeking steamy and rebellious entertainment. The “cheating husband that wants to have his cake and eat it too” is a familiar

Sports

In an effort to convert all Ohio University athletic events into zero waste, staff of Campus Recycling & Zero Waste as well as faculty and students at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs coach football tailgators the difference between materials to throw in the trash, recycling, or compost.

Making game day sustainable

Photo by Jilly Burns It’s game day. Fans prepare themselves with hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and a few cases of their favorite beer. Meanwhile, their team is suiting up, blaring music and preparing to leave it all on the field. Fans might bring jackets to stay warm and athletes might wear ankle braces to protect themselves

Sex & Health

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Reproduce, reuse, recycle

Photo by Amanda Damelio Condoms, menstrual products, sex toys and other personal care goods generally have two possible life paths. The products are purchased, used and eventually disposed of. But it’s how they’re disposed of that determines which path they take. It’s impossible not to see the signs. They take up almost every convenient wall

Blogs

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Rocky Horror Picture Show Through the Eyes of a “Virgin”

It was a cold and rainy Friday night.  Strangers in lingerie whipped belts all around. We narrowly escaped the virgin sacrifice. This was Rocky Horror Picture Show seen from the eyes of a newbie, or as they would call it, a virgin. The Union Bar hosted the traveling show from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22 with students

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