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  • Community Moves

    Senior Sydney Sanders spent years training to be a dancer and chose to study dance at Ohio University to improve her technique and skills. But it was her internship with Factory Street Studio (FSS) that inspired her to focus her future on helping young dancers reach their goals. At FSS, a...
  • Artists on display at Donkey Coffee

      As you walk through the red-framed door of Donkey Coffee and Espresso, you see two square canvases spattered with gold and copper paint accentuating an otherwise ordinary white wall. Upon a closer look, you realize in the center of the canvases are coyote skulls. The artwork are a...
  • ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ Drives Abuse Awareness

    Fasten your seat belts for the Lost Flamingo Theatre Company’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire. It is an intense ride. Written by Tennessee Williams in 1947, Streetcar follows troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois, as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski, and her...
  • Looking through a Different Lens

    Sixteen years ago, Elise Sanford took it upon herself to use what she knew — art and photography — to create a program that changed the way individuals were viewed and changed individual’s capacity to contribute to the community. The Athens Photo Project (APP) began in 2001 and, since...
  • Take Part in the Art

    Amongst many peaceful hideouts on Ohio University’s campus, the Kennedy Museum of Art is one of the most quiet and serene. For 20 years, it’s been a place where visitors can escape the chaos of Court Street and let their minds run free within galleries of artwork by students,...
  • Theater Review: The Library

    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 violence in...
  • Experiencing Culture through Movement

    The arts are more than just a form of expression; they are used to learn about different cultures. That belief takes center stage during the lessons music Professor Paschal Younge teaches to his students. Both Younge and his wife, Zelma Badu-Younge, associate professor of dance, share a passion for...
  • Theater Review: Marathon ’33

    Photo provided by Ohio University College of Fine Arts Theater, like the arts in general, takes on many roles in society. On the surface, it entertains, bringing enjoyment to an audience. More often than not, it also informs. Plays and productions can serve as educational tools that explain concepts...
  • Financial Footwork

    Photos by Brianna Griesinger Nimble, deliberate feet pound away in concentrated movements inside Putnam Hall on a rainy Thursday afternoon. The scent of fresh dust hangs in the air as Curtis Johnson concentrates on his next dance move. A sagging roof stained with watermarks and paint-chipped walls acts as...
  • Theater Review: Rashomon

    Photo by Jilly Burns Noh theater is a Japanese theatrical form that was developed during the 14th century. Rather than display feelings in a traditional way, Noh actors, adorned in stylized masks, were trained to convey emotions through minimalist actions and movements. The latest production of the Ohio University...
  • Book Review: The Varmits: Living with Appalachian Outlaws

    Photo provided by Inkwater Press In honor of Homecoming, here’s our review of a book any Bobcat might relate to. Originally published March 2013 Varmit, n. 1. Chiefly southeast Ohio U.S. Name of non-conforming, self-chosen outcasts who lived in Meigs County, Ohio, grew marijuana, raised fighting cocks, screwed women, listened to...
  • Theater Review: bobrauschembergamerica

    Photo by Jilly Burns The way observers interpret the message of a piece of artwork varies significantly based on the subject of the creation and the opinions of those who view it. Some people like the ambiguity of modern art, while others prefer the clearness of more traditional paintings....
  • Curtain Call

    Photos Provided by Sarah Siersyzn OU bids adieu to its performing arts haven in Cape Cod. It’s summertime in a sleepy New England town with cobblestone streets squeezed between quaint, locally-owned boutiques and American flag buntings draped over opened windows. Violet hydrangea plants spill over the pristinely manicured privet as...
  • Theater Review: As You Like It

    Nearly every student has read or re-enacted a play by William Shakespeare at some point in his or her academic career. The works of Shakespeare have become staples in literature. Their tales of bold heroes, treacherous villains and true love have served as a source of inspiration for playwrights...
  • Theater Review: The 39 Steps

    When Alfred Hitchcock, master of suspense, is mentioned, rarely are thoughts of comedy conjured up in the mind. Most of Hitchcock’s greatest productions were suspenseful thrillers, and not exactly comedic in any sense of the word. However, the Ohio University Theater division has made the attempt to combine humor...
  • Theater Review: Metamorphoses

    Greek and Roman mythology plays a fundamental part in our literature and culture. It is the origin of the quintessential hero’s journey. Its individuals, such as Zeus, Athena, and Midas, are icons and the inspiration of many more characters. The stories and lessons surrounding them have become staples in...

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