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  • Beer Sales To Expand At Peden Stadium

    This summer, Ohio University’s athletic department took on the task of enhancing the gameday experience at football games. The most substantial change taking place this year is the expansion of beer sales at football games. According to an August 14 press release  “OHIO will pilot expansion of beer sales...
  • Death Row Survivor Speaks Out About Justice System During 90-Minutes Series

    Anthony Ray Hinton sits at the front of the Schoonover Center lecture hall. The room is packed with students, community members and faculty waiting to hear his story: the story of an African-American man who spent 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. “I...
  • Jeff Hall Renovations Create Multipurpose Space For Students

    A golden sign on the front of the building marks its relative antiquity to the current students at Ohio University — “1956.” Upon entering, however, that notion is quickly silenced. Despite what the sign says, Jefferson Hall on East Green is a masterwork of some of the most modern...
  • Haffa’s Record Store To Close, Interest In Vinyl Still Thrives

    Walking into Haffa’s at 15 W. Union Street presents an ironic twist to anyone listening intently to the music being played. Surrounded by such a large selection of vinyl from artists new and old, visitors who wander into the store might not expect an iPod to be supplying the...
  • You’ve Got Mail…Maybe?

    One of the first things returning students noticed this year was a change in the process of picking up mail. In past years, students picked up mail in their residence halls during a specific time period. This year Ohio University decided to condense the process by creating centralized locations...
  • Sweeter with Time

    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...
  • Following Big Footsteps

    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...
  • Under the Gun

    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...
  • 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...
  • Old Thread, New Stitches

    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...
  • Cleaning up “Dirty South”

    In the heart of Appalachia, Ohio University is constantly seeking new ways to preserve the natural beauty that surrounds the 213-year- old campus. One way the university is working to build a more sustainable future is through the construction of new, environmentally friendly residence halls, particularly on South Green....
  • 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,...
  • The Road to Efficiency

    Athens County is in the middle of an upgrade. A new loan program for electric and hybrid vehicles is steering the community toward sustainability, creating a community of electric vehicle owners and a chance to win millions of dollars. UpGrade Athens, a project of the environmental resource group UpGrade...
  • Living as One

    Before hiking more than a mile to class each morning, junior Kelly Fernandez deposits the waste from her breakfast into the compost bin that sits on her front porch. Later, Fernandez will roll the bin to the vegetable garden along the side of her house and use the compost...
  • 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....
  • Saving and Spending on a College Budget

    Saving money in college is a challenge when it’s already spread thin across textbooks, groceries, going out with friends and emergency expenses. But people, even notoriously broke college students, can save money as easily as they spend it. Andy Fodor, chair of the finance department in Ohio University’s College...
  • Ohio University Students to Vote on Campus Concealed Carry

    Ohio University’s Student Senate opened an online referendum Monday that will allow students to voice their opinions on the potential change to concealed carry laws on campus. The results of the vote will inform the Ohio University Board of Trustees how to proceed regarding new legislation from the state....
  • New recycling Bins on Court Street Aim to Beautify Athens

    The Athens City Council has implemented new waste collection units along Court Street in an effort to beautify the city and make the community eco-friendlier. The Bigbelly trash and recycling collection bins hold up to 32 gallons of waste and up to 180 gallons of compressed garbage, senior Hannah...

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