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Designing to make a difference

Photo by Sarah Williams 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. He approaches


A Mid-Major Dilemma

Photo by Maddie Schroeder Saul Phillips leans back with ease in his swivel chair and extends his right arm toward the shoulder of his daughter, Jordan, or Jojo, as he calls her. Phillips’ hand lands gently on the 12-year-old, but his hand and expression tenses as he discusses his future as the coach of the


Priced Out

Photo by Noah Lewton Leslie Corbitt and her parents had done their research. They knew how quickly Athens hotels filled up, especially for event weekends, and they needed to book two rooms for Ohio University’s spring graduation. The Hampton Inn was the first to allow guests to make reservations on May 27, and the Corbitts


Strength from Within

Photo by Emma Jenkins  During her junior year of high school, Nadeen Ali found herself struggling at her first attempt at yoga. Ali and her group of friends, who were dancers, decided to try the “Hot Powerful Flow” class at Inner Bliss Studio in Cleveland. It wasn’t quite what she expected. The class incorporates heat-generating

ABLE to Succeed

The bell on the door chimes as someone enters The Work Station in The Plains, Ohio, but Chelsy Carr is focused on her task. Seated alone at a square meeting table, Carr flips open a new folder from the stack before her. She looks through it, then carefully prints another name and address on a


Faces throughout the Nation

  Photo by Max Catalano 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 manner


Paws on Patrol

Photo by Sarah Williams 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 in August

Taking the Global Initiative

*Editor’s note: Kate Clausen is in the writer’s sorority At 9:30 a.m., the four members of Team Media for Health strode through the door of Baker 503 and captured the attention of everyone in the room. They exchanged knowing glances and murmured advice with one another as they walked down the aisle of folding chairs to


International Game Changer

Photo by Maddie Schroeder Politely making his way through the Front Room coffee rush for his interview, Thushan Wickramasinghe perfectly blends into the crowd of caffeine-hungry students waiting in line for their drinks. The black and green Ohio University rugby hoodie he wears proudly is the only indication of his involvement with the sport. His