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  • Pick a Club, This Magic Club

    For students interested in learning or watching magic, Ohio University has its own Magician’s Association. For Tony Yao, the president of the Ohio University Magician’s Association (OUMA), magic has helped him build long-lasting friendships. Yao, who is originally from China, initially learned magic to overcome the language barrier and...
  • World Hijab Day Celebrates Culture at OU

    Volunteers tabled on the first floor of Baker on Thursday to observe World Hijab Day, a celebration of a traditional head covering worn by Muslim women. Volunteers promoted the event by teaching participants how to put on and wear a hijab. The event was co-sponsored by International Student Union,...
  • 90 Minutes Series: Tyrone Powers

    Tyrone Powers spoke at Ohio University on Wednesday Jan. 24 as part of the 90 minute series on campus this semester. Powers believes strong police agencies being responsible for the safety of civilians. He also believes in strong police agencies that actively work to diminish police brutality among minorities....
  • It’s Game Time for the OU Game Developer’s Association

    The next big thing in gaming may be closer than you think. Literally. Every Wednesday night, a mild-mannered computer lab on the top floor of Scripps Hall transforms into the headquarters of the Ohio University Game Developers Association (OUGDA). Programmers, animators and artists gather, united by a shared passion...
  • Students Find Ways To Handle Finals Week Stress

    Finals week is underway, and students are preparing for their last exams of the semester. The three weeks between Thanksgiving break and winter break are often referred to as the most stressful time of the year for college students. Between completing final projects, writing essays and retaining a semester’s...
  • Backdrop to Brooklyn: A Former Editor’s Journey To Vice.com

    Wilbert L. Cooper, a former Scripps student, went from a 2010 Ohio University graduate to a senior editor at Vice.com in just a few short years. As a student, Cooper found himself frustrated that most campus publications did not provide an outlet to cover topics he was passionate about,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Building On Old Foundations

    For centuries, The Ridges has overlooked the Hocking River and Ohio University. It began as an asylum in the late 1800s where patients could seek treatment in a world that had just begun exploring the science of mental health. It later became an economic opportunity for the Athens community...
  • 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...
  • A New Take On Cold Brew

    You stumble, bleary eyed, into your favorite haunt, slide up to the bar and order whatever’s on tap. A cold mug full of dark liquid slides across the counter, the drink’s frothy head reaching the tip of the glass. You ease back into your chair and take a deep...
  • 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...
  • Native American Rights Activist Speaks Out Against Discrimination During ’90 Minutes Series’

    Richie Plass doesn’t care how his audience reacts: “I may share some stuff with you tonight that might irritate you, and that’s too bad because I’m telling you my story.” An advocate for Native American rights, Plass spoke to OHIO students and faculty Wednesday night as part of the...
  • Student Showcases Talent For Special Effects Makeup

    For Tori Dorne, a sophomore integrated media major, Halloween is more than just candy and costume parties. It’s a time when her makeup talents are in high demand, and liquid latex and face paint consume her free time. “I’ve always been interested in ,” says Dorne. “Then,...
  • Fresh From The Market

    A new farmer’s market has sprung up on the corner of East Union Street and South College Street, bringing fresh local food to Ohio University students for the harvest season. The market, put on by the University’s Community Involvement Center (CIC), takes place Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3...
  • A Legacy Of Female Leadership

    In 1873, student Margaret Boyd took a historic step forward for female education by becoming the first woman to earn a degree at Ohio University. Her legacy lives on through OU’s Margaret Boyd Scholars Program, the first all-female scholars program on campus committed to developing women into leaders with...
  • The Big Picture: Fifth Annual State Of The Arts Exhibition Showcases Local Art

    Art galleries and shows provide an opportunity to appreciate different forms of art. The fifth annual State of the Arts Exhibition, located at Ohio University’s Seigfred Hall, provides this experience. The exhibition, held in the Ohio University Art Gallery, is filled with the exceptional compositions from a variety of...

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