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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stitches in Time

    In 1965, members of the Ohio University chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity took their yearbook photo in dark suits, white shirts and dark ties that accentuated their crew cuts. Just over 10 years later in 1978, that same fraternity posed in T-shirts and cut-off jeans with their...
  • I Do, OU

    The week of their wedding in October 2014, Sarah and Bryan Cassell found themselves driving under the gleam of a double rainbow on their way into Athens from Boston. When the Ohio University alumni took their wedding photos a few days later, a bald eagle flew by a few...
  • From Ashes

    A  large portion of Union Street still bears the scars it received last November. A sizable section of the street — from where Jack Neal Floral used to be down to Jackie O’s Public House — is hidden behind a chain link fence and amidst construction; apartments are still...
  • The Past and Present of the Marching 110

    Each year, Homecoming brings thousands of alumni back to the bricks of Athens. For the Marching 110, it means that former band members will watch from the sidelines and then join the band on the field for a song. Joshua Boyer, the assistant director of the Marching 110, enjoys...
  • Can yOU hear us now?

    Walking to class, heading to a football game or strolling through College Green, an Ohio University student is certain to come across one or two of them. They grow and pulse with energy as the hours pass, eventually dissolving into exciting and invigorating memories for those involved. But on...
  • The Green Goat

    Photo provided by Ohio University Archives, Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections Many families have a black sheep — the one who brings a less than desirable, though highly entertaining, reputation to the clan. During the 20th century, the Ohio University journalism family had its very own black...
  • The Past is Present

    Photos by Jilly Burns A dedicated troupe of storytellers keeps Appalachian heritage alive. Off to the left of the circulation desk inside Athens Public Library, there are a couple of storytellers settling into a semicircle of chairs. As they talk, they do an inventory of equipment: a tambourine, harmonica,...
  • Waves of Change

    By Alyssa Pasicznyk Waking up on a Sunday morning after a late night uptown, one thought crosses the mind of many Bobcats: brunch at one of the dining halls or a quick bite at one of the local diners. Roll out of bed, throw on some sweatpants, a T-shirt that...
  • State of Action

    Originally printed in Vol. 7, Issue 2 Photos provided by University Archives, Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections, Ohio University Libraries. *** “Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,  We’re finally on our own.  This summer I hear the drumming, Four dead in Ohio.”  Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young crafted these...
  • Staples of Athens

    Originally published Fall 2013 Relics of the past linger on every street block and in every building, but what are the tales behind these timeless treasures? Walking along the crisscrossing brick paths on College Green, people see the sun bursting through dozens of old trees, casting light on the objects and traditions that define...

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  • 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...
  • The Past and Present of the Marching 110

    Each year, Homecoming brings thousands of alumni back to the bricks of Athens. For the Marching 110, it means that former band members will watch from the sidelines and...
  • Waves of Change

    By Alyssa Pasicznyk Waking up on a Sunday morning after a late night uptown, one thought crosses the mind of many Bobcats: brunch at one of the dining halls or...
  • The Green Goat

    Photo provided by Ohio University Archives, Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections Many families have a black sheep — the one who brings a less than desirable, though...