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  • The Sound Crowd

    Sitting on a wheeled chair in the dimly lit campus studio, James Probel glides from the Rupert Neve 5088 mixing board to the desktop computer. He grabs the mouse and clicks play in the Logic Pro X software. The sound of bass guitar and drums played by the band...
  • History Shouts Back

    Cardboard signs littered the ground at their feet. Their voices combined as they chanted and sang, finding comfort in each other and their unified convictions as they challenged the university to hear their demands. Though the chants and songs change with every protest, the spirit and determination of Ohio...
  • Reproduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Condoms, menstrual products, sex toys and other personal care goods generally have two possible life paths. The products are purchased, used and eventually disposed of. But it’s how they’re disposed of that determines which path they take. It’s impossible not to see the signs. They take up almost every...
  • What the Frack

    On Dec. 13, the auction began. Nineteen parcels of land in Wayne National Forest were leased to the highest bidder for development of oil and natural gas wells. From an initial starting price of $2 per acre, some bids climbed to over $5,800 per acre. By the sale’s end,...
  • Designing to Make a Difference

    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....
  • A Mid-Major Dilemma

    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...
  • Priced Out

    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...
  • Strength from Within

    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...
  • 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...
  • Faces throughout the Nation

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • International Game Changer

    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...
  • Behind his Art: Loss and Revival

    Down a side street in the art-filled neighborhood of La Boca in Buenos Aires stands a towering, red metal gate, securely locked. Behind the door, a narrow entrance leads back, opening up to the vibrant inside of Museo Conteillo. The color-blocked walls stretch high, filled to capacity with hanging plants, striking oil paintings,...
  • In the Key of Healing

    Editor’s note: Ashley Balasko is the writer’s roommate.  A cool autumn breeze rustles the tops of the trees and nudges the current of Lake Snowden, producing a gentle hush on the mountainside of Albany, Ohio. It’s Sept. 11, the first day of the annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival and the...
  • From Ashes

    A  large portion of Union Street still bears the scars it received last November. A sizable section of the street — from where Jack Neal Floral used to be down to Jackie O’s Public House — is hidden behind a chain link fence and amidst construction; apartments are still...
  • Chelsea’s Real Food Truck

    While browsing through the Athens Farmers Market on East State Street each Saturday morning, it is inevitable that customers experience hunger as they stroll past the variety of fresh produce and scrumptious baked goods. However, something was missing — customers needed a place where they could purchase a warm meal to suffice...
  • In Good Faith

    Construction, especially in Athens, is not typically met with enthusiasm or positive reactions. Students, professors and locals alike suffer through long periods of disruptive noises and route adjustments. However, many don’t consider how demolition affects the previous property owners. Regular construction seems to be bad enough, but when people...

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  • History Shouts Back

    Cardboard signs littered the ground at their feet. Their voices combined as they chanted and sang, finding comfort in each other and their unified convictions as they challenged the...
  • The Sound Crowd

    Sitting on a wheeled chair in the dimly lit campus studio, James Probel glides from the Rupert Neve 5088 mixing board to the desktop computer. He grabs the mouse...
  • Designing to Make a Difference

    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...
  • Reproduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Condoms, menstrual products, sex toys and other personal care goods generally have two possible life paths. The products are purchased, used and eventually disposed of. But it’s how they’re...