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….

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…

Miss Earth Ohio: Joshelyn Smith

Story by Taylor Stano   Ohio University junior and Athens native, Joshelyn Smith, represented the state of Ohio in the 2014 Miss Earth United States beauty pageant, held on July 12 in Los Angeles, California. Smith and the other state delegates made public appearances, participated in community service acts, and attended sustainability fairs to promote environmental…

College Green Excursion: New Horizons in Science Writing Conference

By Bethany N. Bella College Green Magazine, the only Ohio University campus publication to cover all-environmental news all-the-time, will be releasing some special coverage throughout the remainder of the month. Four of CG’s contributing writers, Bethany Bella, Kelly Fisher, Cassie Kelly, and Olivia Miltner, are traveling to Columbus, Ohio’s central metropolis, for a weekend conference…

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…

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…