• Designing to Make a Difference

    It’s 8 a.m. at Green Edge Gardens in Amesville, Ohio, and a cloud of fog lingers just above the top of 10 greenhouses. The sound of farmer Kip Rondy’s boots sinking into the damp, gravel-laden Earth complements the gentle pitter patter of raindrops hitting the tops of the greenhouses....
  • Guilt-Free BSD

    Bagel Street Deli, also known as BSD to avid bagel buyers, has been busting out sandwiches since 1993. With delicious bagelwiches, some for less than $6, it’s no surprise the line trails out the door and around the corner during the weekend lunch rush. More importantly, the bagel joint is...
  • Faces throughout the Nation

    Ohio University junior Michael Mayberry took a semester off of school to travel more than 10 thousand miles over the course of six months. Throughout his travels, his focus was exploring the diversity among the American people. Averaging 55 miles per day, Mayberry conquered his expedition in a nontraditional...
  • Ailment Abroad

    I am dying. That’s the only plausible explanation for why I am feeling like this.  My chest is tight and aching, my throat feels like it has been gradually closing since I arrived, and my nose is so blocked that no oxygen seems to be traveling to my lungs....
  • Dish of the Week: OMG Rotisserie’s Candied Sweet Potatoes

    Warm, plump, sweet and tender, OMG Rotisserie’s candied sweet potatoes pair well with any one of its scrumptious chicken entrees or sandwiches. While only offered as a side, the sweet potatoes contribute to the soulful, southern spirit that OMG Rotisserie presents. And they are certainly not overlooked. “Sweet potatoes — whether...
  • In the Key of Healing

    Editor’s note: Ashley Balasko is the writer’s roommate.  A cool autumn breeze rustles the tops of the trees and nudges the current of Lake Snowden, producing a gentle hush on the mountainside of Albany, Ohio. It’s Sept. 11, the first day of the annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival and the...
  • Sip of the Week: Donkey’s Butterbeer Latte

    As frigid mornings become routine and the warmth from the sunlight disappears at just 6 p.m., students scramble to classes with a warm beverage enclosed by their numb fingertips. This month, instead of the go-to drink being a nice, toasty cup of joe, a creamy, caramel delicacy can be found...
  • Dish of the Week: Village Bakery’s Acorn Squash

    If the Esmeralda Salad from Oct. 5’s Dish of the Week caused taste buds to salivate, the special that was offered on Oct. 23 at Village Bakery & Cafe may just induce the same reaction. The Acorn Squash was served to a lucky few that Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, being a...
  • Sip of the Week: Sol’s Dirty Chai

    Sol Restaurant may be known for its traditional Cuban cuisine, but the assortment of beverages offered is one side of the menu that should not be overlooked. The Dirty Chai is just one of those delectable drinks that pairs well with any item on Sol’s brunch, lunch and dinner...
  • Holding His Own: Nate Ruess wows crowd in solo show

    Wednesday evening, Nate Ruess and The Band Romantic made history at Ohio University. They dominated the stage at Memorial Auditorium from 9 p.m. to 10:40 p.m., leaving the building with a record of three encores, something Ruess has never done before in his career. Only having performed two encores in a...
  • Dish of the Week: Veggie Pizza from The Farmacy

    The deli section of The Farmacy, a natural and organic grocery store on Stimson Avenue, offers specials on specific meals each day Monday through Saturday. On Tuesdays, it offers a particularly tasty special: veggie pizza. Deli Manager Lawrence Greene takes pride in the specials he produces daily, but the veggie...
  • Running For a Different Reason

    It’s 4:45 p.m. Monday afternoon and Ellen Isaac sets out for her afternoon run on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway. Her tight ponytail whips from side to side, not from vigorous physical movement, but from the gentle breeze of the river that brushes through her thick, curly brown hair. Her...
  • Dish of the Week: Esmeralda Salad

    Tucked between the quaint neighborhoods off of East State Street, Village Bakery & Cafe welcomes students and suburbans to enjoy locally sourced, healthful meals. Open everyday except Mondays, the restaurant offers a diverse range of sandwiches, salads, soups, breakfast items and an array of mouth-watering baked goods. The Esmeralda Salad, a vegan option,...
  • Chelsea’s Real Food Truck

    While browsing through the Athens Farmers Market on East State Street each Saturday morning, it is inevitable that customers experience hunger as they stroll past the variety of fresh produce and scrumptious baked goods. However, something was missing — customers needed a place where they could purchase a warm meal to suffice...
  • Dish of the Week: Chelsea’s Real Food Truck’s ‘The Veggie’

    Chelsea Hindenach, the owner and founder of Chelsea’s Real Food Truck, runs both a dairy and gluten-free business, offering hearty sandwiches, scrumptious baked goods, nutrient-rich smoothies and a killer vegetable focaccia bread. One of her staple menu items, however, is The Veggie. The base of The Veggie sandwich consists of a...
  • Pumpkin Spice Lattes: Athens Style

    As summer slowly transitions into fall, coffee shops across campus begin to advertise their versions of the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte. Commonly coined PSL, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is a popular drink at Starbucks, but Athens’ local coffee joints have incorporated their own special twist on this fall favorite....
  • Sip of the Week: Donkey Coffee’s Lavender Mocha

    Photo by Cheyenne Buckingham As the toasty temperatures begin to drop and fall welcomes brisk mornings, Donkey Coffee sells a special, soothing drink to warm up that cool trek to class. The lavender mocha, paired with almond milk, allows the sleepy college student to embrace the day and gradually...
  • Dish of the Week: Fluffhead Sandwich

    Photo by Chris Manning Fluff Bakery may be known for its assortment of scrumptious baked goods, but its sandwiches are underrated. The Fluffhead sandwich, in particular, is one that will not disappoint. On either an everything, plain or wheat bagel lies a generous dollop of fresh greens with sprinkles of red onion and...