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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Scenes from Campus Carnival’s Concert at The Over Hang

    Local alternative rock band Campus Carnival played a gig at The Over Hang on Dec. 4, of which all proceeds were given to benefit the victims of the Union Street fire. Find out more about the show and Campus Carnival here:...
  • Spreading Poi Through Colorful Self-Expression

      Photos by Evan Leonard While walking around campus, you see a man twirling what appear to be colorful, flashing balls on a string. As he spins around, flailing his arms in a circular motion, he becomes one with the art form known as Poi. Poi is described as the manipulation...
  • Exhibit A: The Fest Host

    Editor’s Note: Exhibit A is Backdrop’s collection of non-fiction and fiction essays. Submissions can be sent to backdroponline@gmail.com. This non-fiction piece from Backdrop’s managing editor Chris Longo profiles an unnamed host of a High Fest party in 2012. He swipes a bottle of Labatt Blue from a makeshift coaster...
  • Exhibit A: The Rite of Spring

    Editor’s Note: Exhibit A is Backdrop’s collection of non-fiction and fiction essays. Submissions can be sent to backdroponline@gmail.com. This piece is from Backdrop’s former managing editor, Chris Longo. He likes the Mets a bit too much. There were Opening Day butterflies, lots of them. Not the kind of butterflies...

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Exhibit A: The Rite of Spring

    Editor’s Note: Exhibit A is Backdrop’s collection of non-fiction and fiction essays. Submissions can be sent to backdroponline@gmail.com. This piece is from Backdrop’s former managing editor, Chris Longo. He...