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Following Big Footsteps

Following Big Footsteps

Photo by Jessica Koynock The forests of Southeast Ohio are home to a variety of common woodland critters, such as squirrels, deer and black bears. But some believe a certain hairy bipedal might also call the region’s wooded areas home. The Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation (SOSBI) was founded in 2008 by a group of

Cleaning up “Dirty South”

Photo by Max Catalano In the heart of Appalachia, Ohio University is constantly seeking new ways to preserve the natural beauty that surrounds the 213-year- old campus. One way the university is working to build a more sustainable future is through the construction of new, environmentally friendly residence halls, particularly on South Green. The Office

The road to efficiency

Photo provided by Sarah Kaplan 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 Ohio,

Living as one

Photo by Maddie Schroeder Before hiking more than a mile to class each morning, junior Kelly Fernandez deposits the waste from her breakfast into the compost bin that sits on her front porch. Later, Fernandez will roll the bin to the vegetable garden along the side of her house and use the compost as fertilizer.

Fellowship in Faith

Photo by Olivia Raney Organizations, clubs and communities can help enrich the everyday lives of students, and are especially valuable programs for expanding diversity and cultural acceptance within a college community. For almost 40 years, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) of Ohio University has been a warm and welcoming community for many Muslim and international

Take Part in the Art

Photo by Maddie Schroeder Amongst many peaceful hideouts on Ohio University’s campus, the Kennedy Museum of Art is one of the most quiet and serene. For 20 years, it’s been a place where visitors can escape the chaos of Court Street and let their minds run free within galleries of artwork by students, faculty members,

Interlaced with Community

Photo by Jilly Burns 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 sponsored by

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 auditing the Ohio University Foundation.

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 ‘Best Local Entrepreneur’ by The Athens