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Scenes from the African Dance Technique Flash Mob

Scenes from the African Dance Technique Flash Mob

African dance is a mixture of movements and music. Within traditional African culture, dance serves a multitude of social purposes, including religious, spiritual and recreational. Each dance communicates the communal values and social relationships of the people. At Ohio University, professors Zelma Badu-Younge and Pascal Younge incorporate the importance of the music as well as

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Westside Community Gardens

Photos and text by Jilly Burns What was once an empty field nestled between the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway and the West State Street Park in Athens, Ohio, slowly blossomed into a sprawling garden bursting at the seams with vegetation. Green thumbs of the community flock to the space on a daily basis to put their

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Scenes From Fuck Rape Culture

Fuck Rape Culture is a social movement to challenge, undermine and eradicate rape culture at Ohio University. On Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at the bottom of Jefferson Hill, a group of men and women gathered to protest rape culture. A variety of outfits were worn by all, ranging from completely topless to completely clothed, most

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Scenes from Same Bricks Different Stories

“Same Bricks, Different Stories” served as this year’s theme for Ohio University’s 93rd Homecoming weekend. The Homecoming Parade on Saturday included both university-related and Athens-related floats and banners followed by the Marching 110 and the Marching 110 Alumni Band. Passion Works created the winning float and International Student Union won for best banner. The sidewalks surrounding

(From left to Right) Josephine, workshop service member, Liz Wilson workshop member's mother, Nicola workshop service member, Thomas Lacroix L'Arche workshop, Garden Leader , Simone workshop service member, and Lindsey,workshop service member, engage in a group parachute activity on their beginning of the summer kick-off picnic. Core members, assistants, workshop service members, family and friends all attended the picnic on Loch Ness in Inverness for a day of fun in the sun.

A Vision Realized

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in Vol. 9, Issue 1 of Backdrop magazine. Scotland L’Arche celebrates 50 years of serving the learning-disabled community. Until my recent study abroad experience, I never came across a group of people who appreciated the little things in life as much as the residents of the L’Arche community in

Marilyn Tucker, an artist at Passion Works, paints at the End of Summer Bash.  (Photo by Oliver Hamlin)

Scenes from Passion Works’ End Of Summer Bash

Passion Works Studio celebrated the end of summer with its “End of Summer Bash!” festival held on Sept. 18 and 19, 2015 at its Court Street shop. Beginning at 11 a.m., members of the community were greeted by smiling faces and tables of discounted artwork. Ending at 5 p.m. both days, the non-profit organization enabled students and their parents to

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