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Fall 2017

Week One

The Welcome Back Guide

The Post highlights what students may have missed during the summer and what to look forward to this academic year.

Week One

Animating Life

OU’s games and animation program has been listed as part of the top 10 animation schools in the Midwest.

Week Two

The Nellis Edition

A landing page of 15 stories in the edition of introducing OU's 21st president, Duane Nellis.

Week Two

Serving Students and Faculty

At each university Nellis has worked at, he made sure faculty and students were a top priority.

Week Three

The Virtual Healer

Medical professionals are turning to virtual reality to teach students and residents.

Week Four

Lending the Right Hand

Voluntourism highlights importance of research and cultural competency when traveling abroad.

Summer 2017

The Orientation Guide

A landing page of 43 stories in the edition showing first year Bobcats the ins and outs at Ohio University.

Spring 2017

Week One

In the stars

Astrology has its roots in ancient practices, but some people see the truth in reading the stars.

Week One

Ohio's fractured lands

Effects of fracking could be far-reaching.

Week Two

Mobile picture

Filmmakers can carry cameras in their pockets

Week Two

All her own

Freshman Amani Burke is making a name for herself

Week Three

Defining Consent

Ohio University - along with several other Ohio colleges - defines consent differently than state law does, which can lead to disparities in how assault cases are handled at universities or in the legal system.

Week Three

Channeling LGBT TV

Do portrayals of LGBTQ+ individuals on TV reflect reality?

Week Four

Scoring Big

Athens Mite league players are not afraid to take a tumble on ice

Week Four

Healing High Schoolers

Graduate assistants in the athletic training program help in 20 local high schools

Week Five

With Love

After The Post reached out on social media to hear about Bobcat love stories, more than 100 alumni commented wanting to share their stories.

Week Five

A Family's Journey

Moving from India to Athens, Ohio.

Week Six

The McDavis Edition

A landing page for the 19 stories in the edition recapping OU President McDavis' 13 years in office.

Week Six

The McDavis Exit Interview

Senior writer, Tony Wolfe, sat down with former OU President Roderick McDavis for his last interview in office.

Week Seven

Fears and Phobias

The Post conducted an online survey and recorded OU students’ fears. The answers from OU students are a particular mix of personal fears, fear of illness and death, and economic fears.

Week Seven

Casting for Change

This year’s Academy Awards are said to be the most diverse in its history. Despite that observation, there are improvements to be made in American cinema when diversifying roles performed for the big screen.

Week Eight

The Basketball Edition

A landing page for all of the content contained in the special basketball edition.

Week Ten

Raising Children in Athens

In a town that is interwoven with the university, the two feed off each other to create an atmosphere that can be a bit different for raising a family.

Week Eleven

The Innovation Edition

A landing page for all of the content contained in the special innovation edition.

Week Thirteen

Laughing It Off

Ohio University students and comedians share how performing on stage help them deal with their personal lives.

Week Thirteen

Catching Some Z's

Different types of caffeine can affect a student's sleeping habits in different ways.

Week Thirteen

A Part of Appalachia

Southeastern Ohio residents discuss being black in Appalachia

Week Fourteen

The Opioid Issue

Opioid epidemic devastates southeast Ohio with overdose deaths, addiction

Fall 2016

Week One

Appalachia's Orange Stain

Major sites of pollution from old coal mines are hard to treat, but two OU professors devised a solution.

Week One

A number apart

Twin brothers Xavior and Ilyaas Motley push each other to become Bobcats.

Week Two

A Careful Appetite

Some students run the risk of an allergic reaction when eating in the dining halls and Uptown.

Week Three

Living by the beat

There’s more to it than just pressing play. You’re going from song to song and you’re creating a flow.

Week Three

Pucks and Pennies: Remembering a brother

Week Three

Ohio's not-so new kid

The record-setting junior steps into a leadership role in 2016.

Week Four

Best foot forward

Heels withstand the test of time despite pain and possibility of injury.

Week Five

Fresh Take

College living presents challenges for vegan students.

Week Five

Contributing to a dynasty

Tyler Tupa keeps the Tupa football tradition alive, just on a different side of the ball.

Week Six

Take Note

Successful note-taking is a skill that can be applied in and out of the college classroom.

Week Six

Many 'phish' in the sea

Ohio University fends off phishing scams and viruses through its OIT security department.

Week Six

Speaking Out

People who have a stutter ask for patience and understanding.

Week Seven

Homecoming 2016

Welcome home, Bobcats.

Week Seven

Talking Politics

Students and faculty discuss respecting political opinions in classroom settings.

Week Eight

Ensuring Athens' Safety

Boil orders are a precautionary measure city officials take when they think the water lines could potentially be contaminated.

Week Eight

Worshipping from where you are

Hindu students worship without a house of prayer.

Week Nine

Bringing back Rocky

The Union bar is the host of the anual Rocky Horror Picture Show again, the first time since the Union Street fire.

Week Nine

Voices from the field

Finding a time and place fir the difficult political and social conversations varies for atheletes.

Week Nine

Perfect pairing

Pork and Pickles owner Becky Clark started her business to make artisan sausage and pickles.

Week Ten

Ohio's hidden history

More than 70 mining towns flourished at the beginning of the 20th century.

Week Ten

Don't forget about us

Sexuality does not always comply with standard definitions and changes with a person's identity.

Week Ten

Ohio's secret team

Sexuality does not always comply with standard definitions and changes with a person's identity.

Week Eleven

Space Invaders

When insects and animals are not where they are supposed to be, OU's two-person staff does it all.

Week Eleven

Creating in college

Fine arts majors balance academia with the construction and perfection of their craft.

Week Thirteen

Weight of the white coat

Medical students balance long hours of studying, pressure to present health.

Week Thirteen

Ohio's green gold

Ohio's wild ginseng growers face poachers and trespassers.