Where your Leftovers Go

By Brett Allerding Moving to a new place and figuring out all the tricks is a hard task to an already overwhelmed student. Ohio University provides a tremendous amount of resources for all kinds of organizations and services provided on campus. When you are already worried about making new friends and not getting behind in…

Only Gas Is For Fools

Story by Mathew Roberts, Contributor (Editor-soon-leaving), Photos by Gracie Umana, Contributor (Editor-soon-leaving) Featured on EcoWatch   Editor’s Note: This story is a commentary piece about the emerging student power movement at Ohio University. There are too many brave students working for equality today and a clean world for tomorrow to go unrecognized. We recommend following…

Bobcats Leap Beyond Gas

Editor’s Note: Official message sent by Caitlyn McDaniel, VP Student Senate The Ohio University Board of Trustees will be voting to discontinue the construction of a $75-100,000,000 gas plant on the Athens Main Campus. This gas plant would have locked the school into a 50-year contract with the gas industry, ensuring our dependence on fossil…

Wasted Hours, Gained Hope

I often wonder if what I am doing, running this publication and talking to people about the effects of climate change, is making a lasting impact on my peers, colleagues and those misguided by an illusion of what sustainability means. The other day I talked to Susan, a professor looking into the sustainability of 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…

“Don’t Waste Ohio” — Original Press Release

For Immediate Release — Athens County Fracking Action Network “Don’t Waste Ohio” Legislator Accountability Day Highlights Dangers of Fracking Waste Disposal Athens, Ohio – Two cars full of Athens County residents joined 75 other Ohioans yesterday at the Statehouse to speak with legislators and to rally against toxic, mostly out-of-state frack waste being injected into…

Restart: Meet Jessica Lindner

Editor’s Note: Just as the Restart ticket for OU Student Senate promotes a student community, we are hoping to introduce these wonderful students to the rest of the Ohio University student body. Here is our first installment about Jessica Lindner and why she is running on the Restart ticket.   Hi, I’m Jessica Lindner, and I’m…

A Time to Stir The Pot

Story by Janice Brewer, Staff Writer Upon entering the Dairy Barn, I was already waiting in line with the many strong and happy faces of the Athens community. As I turned the corner to get a peek, I saw an overflowing finger food table crowded with thoughtful local dishes, elbow bumpers, squeezing by each other,…

Charges Reduced for The Athens 8 Arrested at the K&H Injection Well Rally — Original Press Release

Press Release For Immediate Release 3/24/2014 Media Contact:   Madeline ffitch 740-331-1007 Email: Appalachia.Resist@gmail.com   The Eight farmers and local business leaders, who were charged with criminal trespass for blocking trucks carrying fracking waste leading to a fracking waste disposal site operated by K&H Partners of West Virginia in early February, all took a plea deals this morning in Athens…

ACFAN files Legal Complaint against ODNR — Original Press Release

Athens County Fracking Action Network March 20, 2014 For immediate release contacts: Richard Sahli, (614) 428-6068; Roxanne Groff: (740) 707-3610; 448-6265   Athens County Fracking Action Network files Legal Complaint against ODNR   Athens OH, March 20, 2014 –– Athens County Fracking Action Network (ACFAN) filed a mandamus legal complaint this week in Franklin County Court of Appeals against…

A Reminder of How Food Matters

Story by Chelsea Csuhran, Contributing Writer Photos by Rebecca Ciprus With spring on its way, it’s about that time to begin sowing the seeds for the upcoming harvest.  All that thought about food bears in mind a new club in bloom here at Ohio University.  Yesterday evening, Jackie O’s Brewery played host to Food Matters…

Injection Wells Disturb Community and Area’s Beauty

Story by Janice Brewer, Staff Writer Photography by Rebecca Ciprus, Staff Photographer On Friday, March 14, 2014, Loraine McCosker organized a panel of participants to speak up about the injection well dilemma Athens County is facing. The panelist included journalism professor Bernhard Debatin , geographer Harold Perkins, undergraduate and OUSSC president Caitlin McDaniel, and Athens…