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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Cleveland Politician Nina Turner Discusses Politics, Current Issues During ’90 Minutes’ Series

    Nina Turner wants to make one thing clear: “I’m a Hell-raising humanitarian; I just happen to be a Democrat.” The politician and former Ohio state senator has never fit into labels. During her talk at OHIO, as part of the 90 Minutes Conversation Series, she spoke on her past,...
  • Tech Deals For Bobcat Steals

    Technology governs much of college life, and with constant updates and repairs, this necessity comes at a high price.Thankfully, there are outlets available to students for extra savings. The Bobcat Depot in Baker Center offers several routes for students in need of a new laptop. The Depot also assists...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Interlaced with Community

    The single-family home at 379 Elizabeth St. is the 15th house constructed through the Habitat for Humanity program in Nelsonville, Ohio. However, when the build began in 2013, the project presented a new experience for Athens County’s Habitat branch. It was the first of the local initiatives to be...
  • Keeping OU Accountable

    When Kody Seeger received an invitation from senior lecturer Christine Yost to apply for the SOX 404 Fellows program, he didn’t think anything of it. But after asking around his junior-level accounting course, he realized he was one of a handful of students offered the opportunity to assist in...
  • Language Art

    Photo by Evan Leonard One of the most prominent and recognized local business owners in the Athens community is undoubtedly Art Oestrike. Oestrike’s business-savvy attitude and background helped him become the owner of two of Athens’ most beloved establishments: Jackie O’s and Bagel Street Deli. Oestrike was even named...
  • Taste Testing The Hungry Cat

    Photos by Jacob DeSmit and Sara Portwood To compensate for the dining facilities in Boyd Hall being closed due to renovations, Ohio University opened up The Hungry Cat: a food truck located in-between Irvine Hall and Boyd near the back of West Green, which is open six days a week...
  • Doing ‘God’s Work’ on College Green

    Photo by Amanda Weisbrod Before Jerry Mawhorr was the gallivanting, God-fearing man that OU’s student body loves to hate, he was a fellow Bobcat who drank on the weekends and played golf whenever he had the chance. In 1977, he was a young, misguided freshman struggling to find a...
  • Burrito Impossible

     By Andrew Downing and Alexis Johns “The Mega Mamma is three times the size of our regular burrito. You have to finish it entirely—no remnants or anything—in 20 minutes,” says Sarah Cecil, the general manager at Big Mamma’s Burritos. Big Mamma’s has been a hotspot for students on Court...
  • Trapping the Wild

    Photos provided by Jimmy Walsh | Illustrations by Adam McConville Jimmy Walsh starts his day in the cold wilderness, long before sunrise. At 4 a.m., he marches out over snow- covered fields to check and set a variety of snares to catch animals. Hours pass and he collects the...
  • Uncovering Titans

    Photos provided by Eric Gorscak | Illustration by Mark Witton When a team of paleontologists from Ohio University arrived in Tanzania for the 2007 summer field season, its members didn’t know what, if anything, they might find when exploring the dry, dark sandstone along the Rukwa River Basin. “We...

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