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…

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…

Building A Student Empire

Story by Mathew Roberts, Editor-in-Chief       Tell Ohio University that the students and community members are not happy with the proposed natural gas plant and are willing to fight back. We deserve a better future.     I feel as if the environmental activism movement at Ohio University has finally gained enough traction…

Mixed on Milk?

Story by Olivia Harlow, Staff Writer There seems to be an increased interest in trying out various milk types.  Alternative milks have definitely gained popularity for both coffee-drinkers and cookie-dippers alike.  The majority of milk consumers have stuck to traditional milk.  However, the number of Americans who “milk” from alternative options is increasing. For example,…

DIY: 4-Ingredient Deodorant

How-To by Neal Patten, Lifestyles Editor Over this past summer, I decided to ditch traditional box-store deodorant brands in favor of going au naturel. I had made up my mind the emerging correlations found between deodorant and antiperspirant ingredients and various effects on the body were not worth the risk: Alumnium (to clog the pours)…

Love Is Sustainable

Story by Hallie Zarbakhsh, Staff Writer Valentine’s Day is this Friday, and you know what that means! Purchasing mountains of stuff – teddy bears, chocolates, flowers, jewelry, etc. – to prove how much you love someone. But how about showing the Earth a little love too? I’m not saying it’s wrong to buy gifts, because…

Atrium Cafe setting the standard

Story by Janice Brewer, Staff Writer The Atrium Café is located in Grover Hall on the Ohio University campus that offers daily fresh meals produced by Nutrition and Dietetics students. The students often come up with the meal ideas and the café sometimes offers meal based off a theme; Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Italian, etc. Available daily is…

Eco-News in Brief 11/3

The Caveman Dilemma: Why we take such lousy care of ourselves and our planet. “For Daniel Lieberman, a professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard, many of our problems today boil down to this: Through much of human evolution, our ancestors spent their days eating twigs and berries, chasing antelope, and being chased by things…