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Spring 2019

Week One

From One Fan to Another

Norm Emmets is one of the biggest Ohio sports fans, but his passion for the Bobcats is deeper than you may think.

Week One

Beyond a Bed and Breakfast

Airbnb owners make profits by renting out their homes in a city with little lodging.

Week Two

Seeking Accommodations

Many students struggle with mental health conditions, and receiving accommodations for those may be difficult.

Week Two

The Shift

As the heroin deaths decline, methamphetamine is gearing up to be Ohio’s next deadliest drug.

Week Three

The 2018 Oscars Edition

Everything you need to know about the 91st Academy Awards.

Week Three

Prejudice and Progress

African-American history in Athens is a long road of discrimination and progress, but some of it might be repeating today.

Week Three

An Influential Genre

A hip-hop scholar and students discuss the history and passion behind a colorful musical genre.

Week Three

Berry's Business

The hotel stood in the current place of Court Street Diner.

Week Three

Diversity within Latino

Afro-Latinidad is an identity within the Latinx community.

Week Four

Black in a Sea of Whiteness

Three black women came to OU and found friends in a predominantly white institution. This is their story.

Week Four

Not A Phase

There’s a reason people still go crazy when they hear Fall Out Boy at a bar.

Week Five

Lessons learned from #MeToo at OU

Allegations of sexual assault and misconduct faced by OU Alumni Matt Lauer and Roger Ailes are continuing to spark important conversations surrounding sexual violence and harassment survivors.

Week Six

Based on a True Story

Nine biopics hold nearly 35 percent of the the nominations at the 91st Academy Awards.

Week Six

The 2019 Basketball Edition

Reflect on the Ohio’s basketball teams’ seasons so far — and look forward to the rest of the year.

Week Seven

Building a Budget

Planning for this year’s $45 million city budget began as far back as June.

Week Seven

The Front Lines

As Ohio remains in the grips of an opioid epidemic, local EMS use the drug Naloxone to revive patients from overdoses.

Week Eight

The Science Edition

The Post celebrates the accomplishments of Ohio University researchers and explores scientific achievement on campus and in the community

Week Eight

Surviving the Antarctic

How an OU faculty member researches in the Antarctic.

Week Nine

Behind the Screen

College students are spending an average of four hours and 25 minutes on their phones every day, and some have mixed opinions on the effects of phone use.

Week Ten

Bikers Beyond the Bars

Several Athens residents share their personal experiences as members of the biker subculture.

Week Eleven

Beyond the Bubble

The Post takes a step outside the City of Athens to explore and celebrate what the region has to offer.

Week Eleven

Honey from the Hive

One family of beekeepers has enjoyed their hobby even in a challenging time for bees.

Week Eleven

Resilience

As coal as declined as a source of income in the region, some former coal towns are finding new life.

Week Twelve

Providing Care From Home

Athens residents provided medical care at home before modern hospital.

Week Thirteen

Matters of Mushroom

Why mushroom hunting is a popular hobby throughout Ohio.

Week Fourteen

A Modern-Day Treasure Hunt

The geocaching community allows locals to venture out and experience new environments.

Week Fifteen

The 2019 Photo Edition

A look at photos from the past school year.

Fall 2018

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 Two

Subtle Seclusions

Thirty-five percent of Asian Americans say they have personally experienced insensitive or offensive comments because of their race or ethnicity.

Week Two

Taking Back the MAC

The Bobcats haven’t won the MAC in 50 years.

Week Three

Healing Hands, Hooves and Paws

Despite variances in insurance provision, animal-assisted therapy providers continue to help heal with the help of furry friends.

Week Three

Shuttered

In January, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction closed the Hocking Unit in Nelsonville. Now, the facility is undergoing renovations to serve a new purpose.

Week Four

Seeing Through the Clouds

Juuls have risen in popularity, especially around Athens.

Week Four

Enough is Enough

Eight sexual assaults have occurred since the Fall Semester began. Enough is enough.

Week Four

Photo Blog: Interfaith Peace Walk

Take a look at the highlights from this year's Interfaith Peace Walk.

Week Five

Coming Up Short

Fewer college students want to become educators due to intense scrutiny, standardized testing and inadequate resources.

Week Five

A Bite to Eat

The new meal prep business will offer healthy, local ingredients and save time.

Week Six

Blue Wave in Ohio

There is a lot of buzz surrounding the possibility of a wave election occurring this year as Democrats and Republicans campaign before the midterms.

Week Six

India's Birthing Project

India’s ‘wonderful controversy’ has sparked debates over the re-birthing of a declining community

Week Six

Photo Blog: It's On Us

Ohio University students and Athens community members gather for the It's On Us, Bobcats rally against sexual abuse march on September 27, 2018.

Week Seven

LBGTQ Edition

The Post's LGBTQ Issue.

Week Eight

Then and Now: The International Experience

A father and daughter describe their experiences at OU three decades apart from each other.

Week Eight

A Day in Court

How a local judge is fighting the opioid crisis from the bench.

Week Nine

Monumental

Alumni and faculty remembers the chaotic yet gratifying experiences during the ‘60s and ‘70s at OU.

Week Nine

The 2018 Homecoming Edition

Check out this year's homecoming edition!

Week Ten

Seeking Scares

Filmmakers find ways to keep even the biggest horror movie fan on the edge.

Week Ten

Extinguishing the Wildlands’ Fires

A team of seven people work on protecting the land and extinguishing the flames.

Week Eleven

Their Own Justice

Sexual assault cases rarely end in convictions. Advocates and officials must find their own way to restore power to survivors.

Week Twelve

The Blue Island

While Athens, along with Appalachian Ohio, has been disempowered by selective redistricting, reform efforts could change that.

Week Twelve

The Bigger Picture

While Athens, along with Appalachian Ohio, has been disempowered by selective redistricting, reform efforts could change that.

Week Twelve

The 2018 Election Edition

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Week Thirteen

On the Road Again

The hockey team has a small budget due to being a club team. What does a road trip look like when they can only stay one night in a hotel for a two full-day trip?

Week Thirteen

Beyond a Refuge

After being a part of a mass exodus of 100,000 Bhutanese refugees and 20 years of living as stateless people, a family finally found comfort in Ohio’s heartland.

Week Fourteen

Bounded By History

With help from archivists, Ohio University’s archives are available to help tell the history of OU and more.

Week Fourteen

Limited Access

Politics, geography and religion all factor into access to women’s health care in Ohio.

Week Fourteen

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

How one of the largest engineering donations has impacted the Russ College

Week Fourteen

Presidential Costs

Transaction receipts from President Duane Nellis’ Ohio University credit card show how much he has spent during his first year in office.

Week Fourteen

Inked

Athens tattoo shop owners reflect on how their career has changed.

Week Fifteen

From the Little Things to the Big Wins

Ohio Hockey coach Sean Hogan has had many stops before Athens, and they’ve all seen success.

Week Fifteen

Biting Bobcats

Ohio University sees an increase in cases of bedbugs during the 2017-18 academic year.

Week Fifteen

Year in Review 2018

A look back at the defining moments of 2018 in Athens and across the world.

Summer 2018

The Orientation Guide

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

Spring 2018

Week One

A 60-Year Long Save

The story of one of Ohio’s most unforgettable goalies.

Week One

Alumni Weekend

A landing page showcasing Ohio University's hockey team and its history.

Week Two

Time's Up

People say the Time’s Up movement won’t bring about change until everyone joins the conversation.

Week Two

The Rescue Team

It’s no news that the Alden Library is packed with information and resources, but very few are aware of the metamorphosis undergone by its librarians in the digital age.

Week Three

Reaching the Red Carpet

Everything you need to know before this year's Oscar's ceremony.

Week Three

So Bad, It's Good

Films like Donnie Darko, Pulp Fiction and Rocky Horror Picture Show have a strong following among groups of people.

Week Three

Gloom and Boom

Despite soaring debt and common fears of poor prospects for new grads, evidence suggests now is as good a time as ever for graduates to enter the job market.

Week Four

Healing the Scars

For decades, acid mine drainage has been widespread in southeast Ohio. Negligence toward adhering to mining regulations has led to a problem that will take hundreds of years to naturally run its course.

Week Four

Leading a Legacy

How Frank Solich turned one of the worst football programs in the country into one of the most consistent.

Week Five

Follow the Leader

How Mike Laster’s work ethic put him as one of the Bobcats most reliable leaders and scorers.

Week Five

Shifting the Court

A landing page for all of the content contained in the 2018 special basketball edition.

Week Six

Averted Crisis?

OU’s fiscal budget has heads turning from faculty and disconnect fuels budget disparities between faculty and administration

Week Seven

Beneath the 'Model Minority'

Positive stereotypes about Asian Americans ignore their differences and have people view them as better than other racial minorities, but they still experience racism.

Week Seven

Dedication to the Craft

Led by Jackie O’s and facilitated strong local demand, Athens has an outsized beer scene that continues to grow.

Week Seven

Training for Disaster

Patton College of Education Dean Renée Middleton said the college will not change teacher training following the Parkland shooting.

Week Eight

Freezing Progress

Female characters in the superhero world are given lazy narratives despite discussions on representation.

Week Eight

The Women's Issue

It's Women's History Month. 'The Post' compiled a collection of stories to celebrate women in Athens and Ohio University.

Week Ten

A Handful of Expression

People can continue to treasure the artform of calligraphy in new ways with the help of technology.

Week Ten

Unearthing a Secret

One professor spends six hours everyday teaching and reliving his boyhood obsession: food.

Week Eleven

She Walks by Faith

Despite national trends, young religious women continue to find peace and pride in religious involvement.

Week Twelve

Worldwide Rhythms

International students share their local dances, which are linked together.

Week Twelve

The Pressure to Succeed

Asian-American students talk stereotypes and alienation in college.

Week Thirteen

A Second Home

Employees at family owned restaurants work closely to develop a routine structure in and out of the kitchen.

Week Thirteen

The Food Edition

For a college town, Athens truly cultivates local restaurants and dishes students and residents alike have come to know and love. This issue is dedicated to those familiar flavors.

Week Thirteen

Becoming the Coach

Five years at a midwestern Division III school, where he learned from a legendary coach, launched the career of Ohio’s Saul Phillips.

Week Fourteen

A Lasting Legacy

Cornwell Jewelers is a more-than 100-year-old piece of Athens history that is rolling into the future with its first female owner at the helm.

Week Fourteen

Bar Violations Near Ohio MAC Schools

In the last two decades, bars near OU had the most bar violations compared to the rest of MAC schools in Ohio.

Week Fourteen

Revolution to Education

As the sun set over Jammeh’s dictatorship one Gambian packed his bag to come and study in the United States.

Week Fifteen

Reflecting on the Year

Take a look at the different faces, places and events that highlighted the 2017-18 academic year through the lens of Post photographers.

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.

Week Five

Another Remedy

More and more women are choosing to treat medical conditions with dietary changes, herbal supplements and visits to alternative medicine practitioners instead of doctors visits.

Week Five

Saddling Up

Ohio University students are assisting people with disabilities by instructing therapeutic horseback riding sessions.

Week Six

The 2017 Homecoming Edition

Where to find 14 stories about Homecoming traditions, the game and everything in between.

Week Six

As Luck Would Have It

When injury ravaged the career of Ohio’s most highly-anticipated basketball recruit, he found happiness in a career away from the court

Week Seven

The Minimalist

Mamerto Tindongan is a man of many talents, but his best trait of all is spreading positive energy to all who come in contact with him.

Week Eight

Living in Limbo

More than 100 international students at OU could be impacted by the third and most recent travel ban.

Week Nine

The Halloween Edition

Halloween is near, and The Post is getting in the spirit. New spooky content will be uploaded leading up to the holiday.

Week Nine

Sexual Feeling

Songs about love have drifted from feelings of yearning to singing about sex.

Week Ten

Unwavering Devotion

Latino students reveal divided identities, discrimination in U.S.

Week Eleven

Get to Know Your Candidates

Here’s everything you should know about the 2017 local election candidates.

Week Eleven

Down the Middle

Latino students reveal divided identities, discrimination in U.S.

Week Eleven

45: 365 days later

From education to immigration, Trump’s policies have many local repercussions.

Week Twelve

For the Love of Basketball

Former Ohio basketball player Dave Jamerson finds spiritual fulfillment.

Week Twelve

Pot for the People

Players behind The Athens Cannabis Ordinance have bigger plans.

Week Thirteen

Disappearing Discourse

Colleges have been seeing a decline in students opting to enroll in languages other than Spanish.

Week Fourteen

Social Sharing

People have become consumed by social media. Many free moments are spent scrolling through social feeds, connecting with friends and consuming content.

Week Fifteen

Post Picks | 2017

The second edition of Post Picks features the businesses, people and spirit of Athens.

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.