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Ohio University clinic introduces new self-help app for students

Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million adults 18 years and older are affected each year. Around the world, 322 million adults struggle with depression. Athens County is no exception to this blight. In a […]

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“Girl Rising” Film Brings World Together, Helps Discuss Issues in Athens

How much different would your world be if the women in your life didn’t have an education? That is the question the Ohio University Women’s Center posed to students on March 6, following a film screening of “Girl Rising,” a documentary that focuses on the global struggle that women and girls face in receiving an […]

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Pickle Fest Returns

The annual pickle-eating contest makes its return on Friday, March 22. This wacky tradition takes place at Bagel Street Deli in Athens, Ohio every year. The goal is simple: eat as many pickles as possible within 10 minutes. However, there are a couple rules. Contestants cannot squeeze juice out of the pickles to make the […]

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Hepatitis A outbreak continues to claim lives in Appalachia

The country’s largest outbreak of Hepatitis A continues to claim more lives at its epicenter in Appalachian Kentucky. As of the beginning of this month, the state has seen over 4,000 people contract the virus since the outbreak began in the fall of 2017. Of those cases, over 2000 were hospitalized and 44 died. Ohio […]

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Nutrition incentive program makes local food accessible to more

The Athens Farmers Market, located on E State St, hosts around 80 local vendors, selling goods like fresh produce, meats, cheeses, honey, flowers, and more. Sixty-five of those vendors accept Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, the magnetically encoded payment card that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients use to transfer their government-issued benefits to participating […]

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A Change in Leadership

Jeff Boals is returning to his alma mater to lead the men’s basketball team at Ohio University. Before becoming the head coach of America East Conference’s Stony Brook University in 2016, Boals was an assistant coach under Thad Matta at Ohio State University for seven years. During Boals’s tenure, the Buckeyes won three Big Ten […]

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Logan’s Archery Culture

At eight years old, Keely Fickel wanted to find a sport she really loved. Like many second graders, she considered soccer or basketball or even joining her local little league. Instead, she opted for a bow and arrow. Almost 10 years later, she’s a leader at Ohio’s most prestigious archery program, one that has earned […]

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VR and the Sports Landscape

It’s time to face reality: virtual reality is changing the world. The technology has grown tremendously, and its impact has become incredibly widespread. Though VR is prevalent in entertainment, education, and the media, high-tech advancements are also emerging in the realm of sports. Three main areas are being impacted. Athlete Training College football teams are […]

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The Wild Honeybees To Jazz Up Memorial Auditorium

Ohio University is once again hosting The Wild Honeybees in Memorial Auditorium, providing anyone in the Athens community the experience to party like they’re in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.            If Fest Season isn’t for you, dance the night away with the music of The Wild Honeybees and special guest The Largemouth Brass Band. The […]

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New heartbeat bill proposed in Ohio House and Senate

Republican lawmakers introduced another version of the “heartbeat bill” in the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives on Feb. 12. If the bill becomes a law, women will no longer be legally allowed to have an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected. Limiting options at that stage has caused outrage from people on both […]

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