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Redistricting Map Approved

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Republican-drawn boundaries for Ohio's legislative districts have cleared a state board, likely bolstering the GOP's grip on the General Assembly for the next decade. The Ohio Apportionment Board is charged with redrawing the lines every 10 years to reflect shifts in population after each census. The board approved the GOP-proposed districts with a 4-1 vote… Read More

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OU Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

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Although September brings heavy course loads and late-night study sessions to most students in Athens, hundreds have something to celebrate. September 15 marked the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a 30-day celebration of the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Latin descent. The observation was instituted in 1968 under… Read More

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R.E.M. RIP: A Fan Looks Back

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In high school, they made us cover our textbooks in protective wrapping. It was a beginning-of-the-year ritual: lay one's books out on the kitchen table, cut up some paper grocery bags, fold the edges over to make flaps and slip on the covers. If we had my old books before us now, you'd see lyrics and quotes scrawled on those homemade… Read More