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  • 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...
  • The State Of Black Affairs Works To Establish Strong Presence On Campus

    It’s no secret: racial tension exists at Ohio University. The racial divide within the Athens community has resulted in several discriminatory acts, especially toward black students. In the past, students have witnessed discriminatory paintings and messages on the Graffiti Wall. What is more telling, however, is the absence of...
  • Another Chapter of Greek Life

    Like the 14.5 percent of Ohio University students involved in social fraternities and sororities on campus, Bryan Croft and Paige Lewis took an interest in Greek life. But instead of only rushing social organizations, the upperclassmen joined professional fraternities, which are based on a specific major or minor. Neither...
  • Hitched Hikers

    McKenzie and Brad Burgtorf both grew up and attended college in small towns: McKenzie graduated from Ohio University in 2008, and Brad nished his studies at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, in 2003. Both had a strong desire to travel and see the world, so when they met in...
  • Students Walk “A Mile Together” To Raise Awareness

    The escalators of Baker University Center were packed with teal shirts and purple ribbons Tuesday as students participated in Ohio University’s annual “A Mile Together” event. “A Mile Together” is a week-long program sponsored by Better Bystanders to raise awareness about domestic violence, sexual assault and violence against women....
  • Career and Internship Fair Offers Students a Networking Outlet

    On Sept. 27, Ohio University held the Career and Internship Fair. This event hosted several different companies and organizations, all offering a variety of internships and full-time job opportunities. The companies that attended the fair ranged from ABC Supply Company to WSAZ-TV. Internships and jobs were catered to offer...
  • Two Ways To Get Moving This Weekend

    Athens residents looking to enjoy the not-so-fall-like weather this weekend will have two opportunities to raise funds, as well as their heart rates. Both the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) and Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio are hosting charity walks Saturday. The second annual NEDA walk, organized by...

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