Plant-Fueled Athletics

Veganism, whole foods and other plant-based diets have become increasingly popular as people more thoroughly consider the health, environmental and ethical impacts of their diets. Avoiding meat, eggs and dairy, the perceived lack of protein supplied by plants alone inhibits many from making the switch. Aside from the challenges these dietary restrictions create for the…

As OU faculty work to develop diabetes treatment alternative, students fight for a more diabetic-friendly campus

By Kelly Fisher, staff writer A research team within the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has announced that in pre-clinical trials, a drug they developed proved successful at halting the onset of diabetes, which they say could change the way we treat the disease entirely. The drug, known as C-10, blocks certain pathways…

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…