Film Review: Food Chains

By Andrew Pasquale, staff writer If you eat a tomato between the months of December and May, there is a nine out of ten chance that it was picked from a field in Immokalee, Florida. Each winter, the city’s population swells as migrants come from all around the world to work in the winter tomato…

Real Food Challenge Retreat

By Chloe Graffeo and Rachel Komich Funded by the Voinovich School, the FoodMatters Club at Ohio University organized a trip to Chicago, IL from Feb. 6 through Feb. 9 to learn about strategies to bring the Real Food Challenge to OU. This is the account of two students who had the opportunity to attend the…

Film Review: Growing Cities

By Andrew Pasquale, staff writer  Cities around the world are growing—and so are their citizens’ waistlines. Eighty one percent of America’s population is concentrated in cities, and from 2000 to 2010, urban population growth of 12 percent outstripped the national average of 9.7 percent. Feeding such a large and rapidly growing population can become a…

DIY Bird House

By Asha Brogan, staff writer & photographer Collect your supplies: As a college student, I tried to be as creative as possible. Instead of buying milk, simply pick milk cartons out of the local recycling, or for a slightly more classy approach, ask your favorite barista. Actual bird seed is best, but if you find…

Arriving in South Africa

Sustainability and community in Stellenbosch, South Africa Written by Multimedia Editor, Alexandria Polanosky   I arrived in South Africa yesterday afternoon after two and a half days of traveling and will be living here for the next five months to study in the city of Stellenbosch. This is my first time leaving the country, which…

Hocking Hills Horrors

After teen’s death, hiking safety debate emerges By Kelly Fisher, staff-writer Zach Doherty spent his senior year at Lake High School in Uniontown, Ohio taking all honors classes and an Advanced Placement science class, while still making time to play the flute in the school’s marching band, which he had done since the fifth grade….