• Paws on Patrol

    It isn’t the handguns, Taser guns or other weapons used by police that are most effective in taking down a criminal or suspect. It’s a jet-black, wet nose. Don’t be fooled by its cuteness — that animal is here to work. Since the Athens Police Department’s K-9 unit became defunct...
  • Seeing a Need

    Rewind to 2013 when Mike Harrington and his wife—both Ohio University graduates—packed up their home in Midland, Michigan, and moved back to where they were born and raised: Athens, Ohio. They wanted to be closer to their parents and become involved in the community they called home. As they unpacked...
  • Sip of the Week: Brenen’s Nutella Latte

    Move over, hot chocolate — there’s a new winter drink in town. Whether you’re getting your caffeine fix before class on a chilly morning or simply chatting with a friend over coffee, ditch your traditional cup of cocoa for its more sophisticated cousin: the Nutella Latte from Brenen’s. The...
  • Dish of the Week: UCM’s Vegan Thanksgiving

    Walk past United Campus Ministries at 18 North College St. on a Tuesday night and you’re bound to smell something delicious in the air. The Athens Vegan Cooking Workshop meets in the basement of the UCM building to cook up a fully vegan meal for around 50 people each...
  • Strength in Unity

    When it comes to fitness, Athens is a melting pot of possibilities. Between the bike path along the Hocking River, Ping Center, intramurals and more, students can choose a work- out that best suits them. If that isn’t enough of a variety, Athens and Ohio University developed a few...
  • Dish of the Week: Avalanche Pizza’s Southeast Engine Delight

    Photo by Emily McIntyre Pizza is a staple food in any college town, but Avalanche Pizza takes their pies to the next level. Though they aren’t exactly within ideal walking distance from campus, Avalanche delivers until the wee hours of the morning on weekdays and weekends. For those looking...
  • Sip of the Week: Boyd Market Smoothie

    Photo by Emily McIntyre For those students who typically opt for a Starbucks Frappuccino, Boyd Market offers a healthy alternative: a smoothie bar. One sip of the Mango Madness smoothie makes people feel like they are on a tropical island far away from Athens. With low-fat yogurt, pineapple and...
  • Funding Regional Ventures

    Originally printed in Vol. 8, Issue 3 Photos by Evan Leonard Illustration by Victoria Prichard In Ohio’s poorest county, entrepreneurs in Athens might struggle to find a foothold in the community. For technologically innovative businesses, TechGROWTH Ohio is taking entrepreneurs from the startup phase to explosive success in just...
  • The Past is Present

    Photos by Jilly Burns A dedicated troupe of storytellers keeps Appalachian heritage alive. Off to the left of the circulation desk inside Athens Public Library, there are a couple of storytellers settling into a semicircle of chairs. As they talk, they do an inventory of equipment: a tambourine, harmonica,...