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…

Issue 7 Passes, Bans Fracking in Athens

By Cassie Kelly, Editor-in-Chief Video by Cassie Kelly On Nov. 4, Election Day, Athens’ Bill of Rights Committee gathered around the television, awaiting the fate of their proposed mandate to ban fracking operations within city limits, known as Issue 7. After years of petitioning, picketing, fundraising and registering people to vote, Issue 7 passed by…

Local Beekeeper Mike McAvoy

  Story and Photos by Alexandria Polanosky, Multimedia Editor   Mike McAvoy, an Athens resident and Professional Engineer, has an interesting side job: he is an avid beekeeper who maintains five different hives on his property. McAvoy is from Atlanta, Georgia where he grew up on a dairy farm and was first exposed to the…

The 2014 Ohio Pawpaw Festival

  Story by Cassie Kelly, CGM Editor-in-Chief Photos by Alexandria Polanosky, Multimedia Editor With a diverse selection of entertainment, record attendance and a zero waste initiative, this year’s Pawpaw Festival was a huge success for the community and the environment. Chris Chmiel, Athens County commissioner and founder of the Pawpaw Festival, said he started the…

Letting the Sun in

Story by Brady Edge, staff writer, Photography by contributing photographer Kara Frisina I had grown a full beard. The mustache would grow stiff like steel wool on the way to Physiology class in the morning, the nose above becoming so numb that it felt perpetually stuffy. In Southeast Ohio, we endured the coldest Winter on…

The Future of OHIO’s Energy video

BOBCATS BEYOND GAS  put on a panel in Walter Hall in February where a group of outspoken and innovative members of the Athens and Southeastern Ohio community came together to discuss the future of Ohio University in terms of sustainability and climate change in the years to come. Currently the University’s Climate Action Plan states…