2016-2017 articles

Set for Nationals

Set for Nationals

Photo by Maddie Schroeder In 2013, the Ohio University women’s club volleyball team won a Division IAA National Tournament title at the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation Championships in Dallas, Texas. Since that monumental win, the subsequent squads have come to expect that their members will carry on the team’s winning reputation. “I don’t particularly appreciate

Community Moves

photo by Sarah Williams 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 nonprofit dance

Sweeter with Time

Photo by Max Catalano Laura McManus-Berry’s business is sweet. Since 1996, Sticky Pete’s Maple Syrup, the company she and her late husband founded, has produced, bottled and sold maple syrup from a farm just a few miles southeast of the city of Athens. Through 20 years of business, Sticky Pete’s has built a reputation for

Following Big Footsteps

Photo by Jessica Koynock The forests of Southeast Ohio are home to a variety of common woodland critters, such as squirrels, deer and black bears. But some believe a certain hairy bipedal might also call the region’s wooded areas home. The Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation (SOSBI) was founded in 2008 by a group of

Tapping into the Craft Beer Market

Photo by Max Catalano Standing behind the recently installed bar, Sean Kiser lifts a glass marked with the Eclipse Company Store logo to one of the beer taps as “Listen to the Music” by The Doobie Brothers plays in the background. He raises his left arm — appropriately tattooed with the word “home” with the

Under the Gun

Photo by Max Catalano Universities in Ohio were recently given the opportunity to choose whether to allow concealed carry weapons on their campuses. Although colleges have handled the issue in a number of ways, Ohio University students and staff had the chance to participate in the decision-making process. Part of the Student Senate Constitution passed

The Sound Crowd

Photo by Maddie Schroeder 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 Hawkins floods

History Shouts Back

Photo by Max Catalano 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 University students

Old thread, new stitches

Photo by Christian Goode Fast fashion is all the hype. But there’s a way around it. When I was young, my mom shopped at thrift stores for my clothes and would sometimes make things for special occasions. To refresh my memory on all of that, I called her to ask a few questions about an

A green screen

Photo by Amanda Damelio As the theater lights dim and the screen illuminates, the Athena Cinema’s Sustainability Series begins to unfold. For the past six years, the biannual series hosted by Athens’ beloved local theater has inspired viewers to consider solutions to environmental issues and challenges. Twice a year, the Athena screens six films focused