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Ohio University Modernizes Residential Life


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In today’s competitive world of higher education it can be difficult for soon-to-be high school graduates to decide which college is right for them. It can also be difficult for those potential colleges to set themselves apart from the competing schools, as the number of potential high school graduates dwindles. Located in an isolated area… Read More

“Gypsy Jazz” Bridges Social Classes


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By: Ali Ruscitto There are many different local bands around Athens, Ohio to check out, but how many do you know play “Gypsy Jazz” and Swing music? Actually, the “Gypsy Jazz” genre has grown, changed and even adapted from one social and physical location to the next. The genre began in Paris almost a hundred… Read More

The Effect of E-Commerce in Athens


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by Riley Harshman Bon-Ton announced earlier this month that they would be liquidating their company and closing all 267 stores nationwide. Stores included in Bon-Ton’s franchise are: Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder Beerman, Herberger’s, and Younkers. The Elder Beerman located in The Market on State is leaving a 42,000 square foot hole in the community…. Read More

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Mike Tyson’s Company, West Virginia Cannabis Farm Partner

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FLEMINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A company owned by former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is teaming up with a West Virginia cannabis farm. News outlets report officials announced Monday that Tyson Holistic and West Virginia’s Almost Heaven Agriculture are partnering to put a hemp extraction facility at the latter’s existing greenhouse. Tyson Holistic Chief… Read More

Queer Touring Bands Find Their Own Spaces in Athens, Ohio

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By Devon Hannan Between bars and commercial venues, lines can be blurred in terms of what makes a safe space actually a safe. For bands on tour, efforts made my space owners around the country soon become very apparent. Are space owners actually providing a safe space to include artists of all backgrounds and identities… Read More

Finding Diversity in Theater

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Young people all across the country are speaking up and calling for a more inclusive culture that celebrates a wide diversity of experiences. OUtlet reporter and freshman theater major Seth Eggenschwiller explores students’ push for their vision of a more diverse and inclusive theater division at Ohio University. Here in Athens, diversity is a noticeable… Read More

Queer Dance

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When looking at dance, movement can be a universal tool not just for pleasure, but to also make a statement. Juliet McMains is a professor in the dance department at Washington University. She twirls through the room with ease and grace alongside the rhythm of the music. McMains recently did a study on the Queer… Read More

When One Career Isn’t Enough

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Karen Deans is an artist, illustrator and designer. Her online Portfolio shows some of her work, ranging from colorful posters to clever postcards, from fine art to business logos, magazine covers and book illustrations. And Karen is also a writer.  Among other projects, she is the author of children’s books, like the charming “Swing Sisters,”which tells… Read More

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Ohio Submits Medicaid Work Requirement For Federal Approval

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State officials say most Ohioans covered under Medicaid expansion will remain insured without changes under new work requirements submitted to the federal government for approval. A Medicaid waiver submitted Monday details Ohio’s plan for imposing a work and community engagement requirement lawmakers passed last summer. It requires Medicaid expansion enrollees to… Read More