Friday, November 19, 2010

Proposal could improve data on sexual assaults

By Hallie Gebel

The rise in the number of sexual assaults is causing alarm on college campuses. With several proposed revisions to a 20-year-old law, there could be an improvement in the underreporting of sexual assault.

LGBT affects housing at Ohio University

By Robert Faris

Colleges and Universities are places where most young people yearn to go as they finish their secondary school careers. However, not all future college students are as excited as their peers, and for some it's even a time of stress and fear. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students this is especially true, and for these students, living in the dorms can be one of the biggest challenges they face.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Students campaign to end binge drinking

By Kendra Wagoner

Ohio University's ad club came up with a unique drinking campaign called "College You Don't Want to Miss This" that promotes not drinking too much instead of abstaining from drinking because it is more practical for a college campus. I wanted to find out what students at Ohio University really thought about this campaign and if it is effective.

PETA competition may boost college enrollment

By Aja Goare

Students at Ohio University say that they were more inclined to attend because of the school's notoriety for a strong meatless cuisine. A head OU chef describes the measures taken to achieve a strong relationship with specific students interested in the on-the-rise diet.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Students generate power through exercise

By Kate Irby

The green movement seems to be taking over many of our everyday choices. Now, it's invading your exercise too.

New OU club 'gaga' about their organization

By Lincoln Sklar

The OU Little Monsters are changing the face of service groups on the Athens campus. By using the name of Lady Gaga, their inspiration, they are working hard to help the community be accepting of all people.

Mixed martial arts fighters argue for sport

By Bradley W. Parks

Mixed Martial Arts has become a global phenomenon. Fighters from all around the globe have taken their unique fighting styles, combined them, and pitted them against each other to create one of the most dynamic art forms on Earth. However, now with the National Football League looking into the head injuries surrounding big hits, MMA--a sport focused on big hits--could soon be fighting to stay alive.

Local artists 'passionate' about their art

By Kelly Gifford

Passion Works Studio in Athens, Ohio is an art studio for adults with developmental disabilities. Because of Athens community's support of the program Passion Works
has become one of the most successful developmental disabilities programs in the
nation, despite state-wide cuts to the mental health services budget.

Reductions in state funding mean big budget cuts for higher ed

By Carli Pappas

A reduction in government funding means big budget cuts for higher education. Ohio University is looking at a minimum of a $15 million budget cut, effective July 1, 2011, resulting in program cuts and less faculty, staff, and campus jobs for students.

Long standing tradition spreads to college culture

By Theresa Ianni

Smoking hookah is a practiced ancient ritual that started in the North Western provinces of India along the border of Pakistan and has been spreading to become a worldwide trend ever since. Over the years, this trend has been flooding the United States and has recently been established around colleges and universities.

Groups hope poverty simulation will increase empathy

By Morgan Meade

Holidays can be a time of plenty or a time of doing without. How would your family Thanksgiving be affected if you had to survive on fewer than $1000 per month?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ohio University athletic spending

By Alexander Westerh

With a projected deficit for next school year, Ohio University will be forced to cut $15 million from its budget. This leaves students and fans alike to wonder what the true cost of Division I athletics are and how much they are worth to a university that is not an athletic powerhouse.

College campus smoking: Should it be banned?

By Ryan Judy

Ohio University's Smoke Vote of 2010 has created an uproar around the college campus. Smoking students now fear their free privilege of smoking could be taken away while non-smoking students are ready to embrace a new policy.

Diabetes crisis in Appalachia

By Caleigh Bourgeois

The area of Appalachia has one of the highest diabetes rates in the country, and a high poverty rate as well. Experts examine the correlation, and the possibility of an epidemic.

Marijuana in rural Ohio could lead to economic growth

By Drew Davis

Recently in California the citizens voted on a proposition to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Proponents hoped that this would aid the economy by creating new tax revenue. The measure failed. In Ohio no such proposition has been brought up. The state government has chosen to remain silent on the issue. Meanwhile, the poorest region in the state is also growing the most marijuana. What would the legalization of marijuana mean for this incredibly poor area? Would it actually create an economic spark? Or would everything just remain the same?

Appalachian students give back to their communities

By Kaity Conner

For many young women living in impoverished Appalachian communities, the hope of attending a major university, even one that is only minutes from their homes, seems unrealistic. But, two Ohio University juniors are working to show Appalachian middle schoolers that their dreams are attainable.

HPV, the silent STI

By Christa Lamendola

Human Papilloma Virus, more commonly known as HPV, is an STI that impacts 75-80% of people in their lifetime. Unlike other STIs, HPV has no known signs or symptoms and is the leading cause of cervical cancer, posing a large threat to women globally.

Gender neutral housing becomes more prevalent on campuses

By Brooke Bunce

As gender-neutral housing grows in popularity in college campuses across the United States, many questions arise as to possible implications of this style of living. Not only is it an important step for the LGBT community, but it means a great deal to the growing need for diversity and acceptance on many college campuses.