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(Maddie Schroeder | Ohio Athletics)

Set for Nationals

Set for Nationals

Photo by Maddie Schroeder In 2013, the Ohio University women’s club volleyball team won a Division IAA National Tournament title at the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation Championships in Dallas, Texas. Since that monumental win, the subsequent squads have come to expect that their members will carry on the team’s winning reputation. “I don’t particularly appreciate

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

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Transition in Leadership

Photo by Maddie Schroeder  Kiyanna Black began her collegiate basketball career as the third leading scorer on one of the worst squads the Ohio University women’s basketball team had ever seen. Before she notched her place in the record books as the second-highest scorer in program history and the leader in most 3-point field goals

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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

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Theater Review: The Library

Photo provided by Ohio College of Fine Arts On Wednesday, two young students and a teacher were injured in a school shooting in South Carolina, according to reports; the same date marked the opening night of Ohio University Theater Division’s play, The Library. Written by Scott Z. Burns, The Library is a compelling drama about gun

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Off the Court, In the Books

  Photo provided by Ohio Athletics *Editor’s note: The writer works as a sports information assistant for Ohio Athletics Travel, compete, study, sleep and repeat. That is the life of a student-athlete. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that college athletes are students, too. For many student-athletes, managing classroom responsibilities while their sports are in season

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Power Forward

 Photo provided by Ohio Athletics As the clock counts down from 10 in Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio on March 10, 2014, members of the Ohio University women’s basketball team glance up at the scoreboard. They can’t help but think of every loss they’ve suffered during the 2013-14 season as they watch it come to

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Setting the Standard

Editor’s note: This story originally appears in Vol. 9, Issue 1 of  Backdrop magazine. Photo by Kristen Oldiges Abby Gilleland races forward from the back row to her spot at the net, intently watching as the defensive specialist sets up for a pass. The topspin-enhanced ball shoots to the left side of the court, forcing

Movie Review: Life After Beth

Dying for one last thrill before Halloween season passes? Here’s our review of Life After Beth, which was released on DVD and Blu-Ray Oct. 21: Today’s tweens have an obvious fascination with vampires, werewolves and all things fantasy. With films like Twilight, and T.V. series like Teen Wolf, the category is driving revenue. From director

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