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  • Backdrop Got Me Here

    South Florida Sun Sentinel by Emily Caruso South Florida is no New York City, and it is certainly no Athens, Ohio. Nestled just north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale was my home this past summer while I interned with the Sun Sentinel. At the start of my junior year, I...
  • Real Simple Delights: Vegan doughnuts

    Welcome to Real Simple Delights! We are two college students, Praveen Gopallawa and Chloe Graffeo, looking to bring you scrumptious recipe ideas that fuel your body with energy the right way, are affordable and can be made within the restrictions of a dorm room. Occasionally we will be bringing...
  • Real Simple Delights: Superfood Acai Smoothie Bowl

    Welcome to Real Simple Delights! We are two college students, Praveen Gopallawa and Chloe Graffeo, looking to bring you scrumptious recipe ideas that fuel your body with energy the right way, are affordable and can be made within the restrictions of a dorm room. Occasionally we will be bringing...
  • Soaking up the sun at Strouds Run

    Photo provided Sarah Hina via Flickr  It all started on a warm Sunday afternoon. With classes underway, I could feel my last chance of enjoying the summer weather slipping out of my grasp. That is, until my phone buzzed and I read the sexiest text message I have ever...
  • Cruise-in to the daze of school

    Photos by Jilly Burns Hoods pop up and lawn chairs unfold while community members settle into a flashback Friday evening of 50s music and classic cars. One by one, vehicles of all makes, models and colors start to fill the parking lot of a locally owned restaurant tucked away...
  • Assurance at an unsure time

    After applying to countless internships over the school year without any luck, I finally found a sense of relief after I woke up to an early morning phone call offering me a summer sports internship at amNewYork, a free daily newspaper in Manhattan. Prior to my internship, my story...
  • A summer at Doogans

    The day I wore a hole through the bottom of my $150 running shoes—walking straight through an inch of green and grey rubber—I could feel the kitchen boil over from its typical 99 degrees to a more comforting 104. By this point, the sweat rolling down my face only...
  • Introduction to ‘The Bobcat Year’

    “Thank you,” I quietly mumbled as I took a giant magnet from the table and avoided direct eye contact with the girl on the other side. It’s my freshman year and I am lost in the ocean of fellow prospective 2016 graduates of Ohio University. I’ve been thrown into...
  • A summer abroad

    I always knew that I would eventually study abroad while in college. The idea of living in another country and experiencing a different culture for more than a week or two intrigues me. I have been lucky enough to travel overseas multiple times since the age of 6, but...
  • Remembering work should be fun

    When I applied to be an editorial intern at Cleveland Magazine, I was seeking something practical, something I could apply to my work as a student-journalist and beyond. During the two previous summers, I had worked at the same place I had worked at in high school – Buelher’s...
  • Brew Week Blog: Exploring Cincinnati in Athens

    Photo by Andrew Downing It was a Monday and I probably shouldn’t have gone out. But, I’m a journalist and my boss asked me to because it’s Brew Week, so what the hell? My friend and I started our night at J-bar. I was only reminded that it was...
  • Guide to Coffee and Local Eateries

    Photo by Andrew Downing One of the many aspects that makes uptown Athens so eclectic is it’s local delicacies. While taking a gander up Court Street, it is inevitable that you will be greeted by a handful of mouth-watering selections ranging from freshly brewed coffee and stacked sandwiches to sweet treats and...
  • Guide to Athens’ Late Night Eats

    Editor’s note: Soulvaki’s section written by Haley Dake The transition from high school to college has been a well-documented journey for many years. Everyone knows the changes that students go through during their college careers. They learn how to become a grown-up, how to speak new languages and how to...
  • Meet the 2015-16 Backdrop Magazine Exec Staff

    Backdrop magazine is a local student-run magazine that prints four issues each year while also regularly posting stories online. Whether you are a journalism major looking to hone your craft, a business major looking to learn about publishing or a student looking to tell unique stories in your spare time, Backdrop has...
  • Purple Chopstix Sunday Brunch Review

    If you have yet to pay a visit to Purple Chopstix, make it a point to do so before your graduation date rolls around. From one Bobcat and peer to another, this place is worth skipping that extra meal swipe at the dining hall and/or daily trip to Chipotle. I had...
  • Wearing Duke blue in Athens

    Photos by Andrew Downing The Ohio Bobcats are hardly known to most basketball fans. Sure, in 2012 our beloved Bobcats tried on Cinderella’s glass slipper for a few games in the NCAA Tournament led by point guard D.J. Cooper. I wasn’t on campus yet, but I’ve heard stories about...
  • The Five: Ranking Athens’ Best Falafel

    Photo by Zach Berry Spring is finally here, Bobcats, and you know what that means. (Well, besides copious amounts of drinking and shenanigans during fests.) Easter is on its way! Good ole’ Peter Cottontail is hopping right down that bunny trail! Baskets full of chocolate bunnies and jelly beans...
  • Fruits of Labor

    Originally printed in Vol. 8, Issue 3 Photos by Jilly Burns Making wine at home may seem complicated, but it can be a fun and exciting hobby. In just one evening after a productive day of class, you can have 30 bottles of wine in the making for under...

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    Photos by Amanda Puckett Everyone loves a good cocktail, but few people, except for those token bartenders scattered around campus, know how to make one. Not to mention the...