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  • New Shake Shop Offers Healthy Options For Athens Community

    Athens is home to a lengthy list of restaurants and eateries, some of which have become staples within the community. Whether it’s Union Street Diner’s breakfast, Donkey Coffee’s steamed brew or Broney’s wings, it’s hard not to indulge in these local delicacies. Despite the popularity of those local food...
  • Just Dance: Zumba Classes Offer An Upbeat Way To Burn Calories

    Walking into the group fitness classroom for a Zumba class, the room is comparable to a dance party setting with loud, upbeat music blaring from either side of the room. Positive vibes radiate from Zumba instructor Ernesto Ponce, as he greets each individual with a smile. The class begins...
  • A Different Spin On Fitness

    Whether it’s to get into shape or to blow off some steam, spin classes are a great way to spend time strengthening muscles and enhancing endurance. Spin class, or stationary cycling class, is a branch of highly-intensive interval training (HIIT) exercise that focuses on endurance and muscle strength within...
  • A Space to Heal

    When she was 23 years old, Moriah Haught realized she needed to break free from the downward spiral of her drug addiction. She fell into the party scene in high school, continued using drugs and alcohol in college and eventually regularly used heroin and other drugs. After she was...
  • 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...
  • Fitness organization starts chapter at Ohio University, aims to inspire women

    Almost every college student knows the struggle of living a healthy lifestyle.  The ‘Freshman 15’ seem impossible to avoid sometimes. Walking to Ping is the last thing one wants to do after a stressful day of classes. Some people find it easier to work out when they have a set plan...
  • Controlling the Cravings

    Many students begin each new school year with vows to get in shape and live a healthier lifestyle. Goals such as going to the gym more than twice a year, cooking food instead of eating out and loading up on veggies instead of Wings Over Athens for lunch might...
  • 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...
  • Student-Parenting 101

    The quiet morning air is pierced by the sound of a pounding bassline coming from the apartment above Ashley Beatty-Smith’s. It’s fall 2012, and the party going on upstairs is causing the walls to shake. She rolls over and glares at the alarm clock that reads 5 a.m. She...
  • Students in Distress

    Wake up — time for class. Grogginess and a complete lack of motivation falls over his resting body like a thick wool blanket. While listing off countless responsibilities and commitments for the day ahead of him, knots of anxiety and tension form in his chest from the mere thought...
  • Performance Ready

    Gabrielle Frecier, wearing her Marching 110 practice uniform, hobbles as fast as her crutches can take her down the third floor of Putnam Hall. She turns into The Clinic for Science and Health in Artistic Performance (SHAPe Clinic) and is greeted with a warm smile and concerned look from...
  • Fad Diets, Bad Diets

    Dieting: a word that is all too common in the 21st century. Moms diet, brothers diet, girlfriends diet — even dogs diet. It seems as though dieting has become in- grained into our culture almost as much as eating has. Between celebrities, magazines and the latest trends, dieting has...
  • Raise your spirits

    Photo by Katie Moore It’s a Saturday morning and your party animal self is draped over the toilet, swiping through the pictures on your phone, attempting to piece together what on earth happened last night. It’s a joke to think you’ll get anything done today; the only catching up...
  • Confiding in Callisto

    Originally printed in Vol. 8, Issue 3 Illustration by Lizzie Settineri The speed and convenience of modern technology makes sharing aspects of daily life a source of comfort and enjoyment for most people. The current generation is young and savvy, allowing them to use technology to express both emotions...
  • Swipe Right for Love

    Originally printed in Vol. 8, Issue 3 Photos by Amanda Puckett The world would be lovely if everything worked like a dating app. Wipe out on the icy bricks on the way to class? Swipe left. Cover charge at Jackie O’s? Swipe left. Free food in Baker? Swipe right!...
  • Finding Balance

    Originally printed in Vol. 8, Issue 3 Photos by Amanda Puckett Michelle Stobart, senior teacher and studio director of Inhale Yoga Studio on Court Street, shares how to get the full mental and physical experience of yoga in the comforts of home. Stobart is knowledgeable when it comes to...
  • Local Jar, Wordly Taste

    Originally printed in Vol. 8, Issue 3 Photos by Amanda Damelio Fresh fennel, basil, tomatoes and Argentinian Malbec wine: these, along with other natural ingredients, make up Vino de Milo’s fresh herb marinara sauce. For over 11 years, this Athens-based company has created wholesale specialty foods under the guidance...
  • Snuffed Out

    Originally printed in Vol. 8, Issue 3 Illustration by Lizzie Settineri For students who enjoy the occasional cigarette or the more public-friendly e-cigarette, inhaling either may become difficult in the coming year, regardless of whether or not they are looking to quit. Recently finalized legislation will attempt to make...

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