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  • Dancing The Jitters Away

    “I wanna learn shim sham. Why you wanna? So I can shim sham with you.” The opening lyrics to “ The Shim Sham Song” by The Bill Elliot Swing Orchestra play as Kathryn Presler and Taylor Hostler count off, “Five. Six. Seven. Eight.” The dancers around them follow their...
  • Just Bead It

    My mission at Beads & Things was clear: make a simple, yet distinctive bracelet. The goal seemed easy enough; I just needed an idea of what beads I wanted to incorporate. That became the hard part. Beads & Things, located at 8 N. Shafer St., prides itself on its...
  • Fit for all ages

     Jolene Quirke’s CrossFit gym will be filled with a diverse group of people ready for a workout in two hours, but right now, the only people on the rubber floor are her two toddler sons, who are playing, crawling and snacking. On the right side of the room is...
  • Rolling With The Times

    It’s Friday night on Palmer Street. Strokes of blue light with accents of pink are painted across the canvas of the lanes. The patterns created by the light dance enthusiastically, accompanying the music that fills the room with a deep bass. The clattering of pins as they fall to...
  • The Self-Love Club

    As a teenager, Mia Johnson struggled with her appearance. “Like everyone else, I’ve always struggled with my personal body image and I had a lot of issues in high school with not eating,” Johnson, a senior studying psychology, says. “… I’m on my own personal body positive journey, so...
  • The Pedaler and The Packer

    A row of Jamis bikes lines the front window of the Pedaler and e Packer, one of the many unassuming stores that sits on Richland Avenue. When the bell above the front door rings, owner Jon Tobin emerges from the back office to greet the customer. Buddy, the pitbull-labrador...
  • Homemade Soaps For The Soul

    Space Cadet Welch says her name was given to her by the Holy Spirit 20 years ago on the night she fell in love with Jesus Christ on a front porch in Boise, Idaho. Welch, now an Athens resident and the owner of Space Cadet Soaps, is a successful...
  • A Taste Of Local Businesses

    Athens is packed with local business owners passionate about their roles in the community. Doctor Pizza closed in the ’90s after 10 years of business but reopened in summer 2017. Brenen’s Coffee Cafe opened in the ’90s, rebranded a few years later and has since been a staple in...
  • Vested For Service

    When Elizabeth Potter was a little girl, she already knew dogs were going to have a large impact on her life. She spent the early years of her life on a farm in West Valley, New York, where her family always had at least one dog around. During her...
  • Athens From Above

    For some people, seeing the world from above is a dream that will never be attained, saved for the few moments in an airplane when they aren’t concentrating on how stuffy and small the cabin is. However, Wyatt Musser combined his love of photography and building drones to create...
  • 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...
  • Lean And Green

    Kale for breakfast does not appeal to most, but before crossing greens off the menu, consider trying a fresh smoothie to get the day started. The combination of the raw taste of leafy greens and the smooth, natural sweetness of fruit makes for a delicious meal. Plus, fitting in...
  • Finding Harmony

    A shared love of singing became much more than just a hobby for members of Ohio University a cappella groups the Leading Tones, Title IX, Section 8 and the Picardy Thirds. They aren’t just ensembles or student organizations, but families. Kate Mickey, a junior and member of Title IX,...
  • Crafting A New Image

    There are two lenses focused on the Appalachian region. One is rose-colored: lush trees and sunsets fill the skyline. It’s secluded and quiet, but nonetheless, the community prospers. In the other lens, a barren region exists so impoverished that the population is years behind other Americans. But on the...
  • One Last Shot

    Ohio University’s archery club is fighting for its existence. Katelyn Emter, current president of the archery club, says the program nearly ceased to exist after a number of problems left it in bad standing with the university. “We have a lot of work to do, a lot of battles to fight,”...
  • Navigating New Beliefs

    The college experience provides students an opportunity to explore new ideas and figure out who they are and what they believe. For larger subjects, such as a student’s religious or philosophical worldview, that can be a daunting change. The Rev. Evan Young deals with questions about those large subjects on...
  • Smiles By The Dozen

    “It’s a homey atmosphere; it’s old- fashioned. We’ve been in Athens since the ’70s, so over 30 years now. The store is … small, it’s quaint.” That’s how William Waldeck, co-owner of McHappy’s Bake Shoppe, describes the hole-in-the-wall shop on Richland Avenue. From the moment you step through the doors...
  • Six Meals Under $6

    The unique food and avors packed into the many restaurants on Court Street can empty a wallet — fast. But fear not; delicious snacks don’t always have to empty your bank account. Here’s a list of extremely satisfying, cheap eats just off campus. 1. CASA NUEVA, CHIPS AND SALSA AND GUAC...

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