If It’s Free, It’s for Me: Campus Entertainment for the College Wallet

If you’re like me and had a job in high school, you have experienced the bliss of having a decent amount of spending money. This bliss is in liquid form, and college is the straw. Before you know it, you’ll be doing cartwheels when you find a quarter and whiting out used paper so you … Continue reading

Academic Advising is a Must, Not a Maybe

Oh, the confusion of the quarters to semesters transition of 2012. Yes, right when you have finished your freshman year and think “Man, I’ve really got it all figured out,” BAM, they turn the tables on you. Yes, it is overwhelming to think that the structure of your school year along with all the criteria … Continue reading

Thoughts about the Future and a Political Communications Certificate

Finishing off my first year at Ohio University, I have had quite a bit of time (although it doesn’t always seem that way) to think about all of the opportunities and options I have ahead. I may be just in my first year, but I have already started to think about the more distant future. … Continue reading

Race to the Registrar

Timeliness may not be the key here, considering I have passed the point of scheduling classes until next year, but I thought giving the low-down on scheduling woes might provide some useful advice. Think back to high school. If your experience was anything like mine, your choices were pretty narrow when it came to choosing … Continue reading

The Culture of a College Town

A few days into my freshman year I saw someone walking around campus with a shirt on that said “There is Life After Athens.” It did not take long for me to realize how much pride is in the town that holds our beloved Ohio University, and how the pride is held by the students … Continue reading

Say Goodbye to Stress and Get Organized

It was a little over a year ago that I was sitting in front of my computer anxiously filling out my housing application for my freshman year. Do you plan on having any overnight guests? How late do you stay up? These were just some of the few no-nonsense questions I came across in which … Continue reading

Which Green is My Green?: The Perks and Quirks of Residential Living

As an incoming freshman, I did exactly what incoming freshmen are supposed to do: I followed the rules and went by the book. For a few weeks my house became a blur. Getting ready for prom or planning a wedding? Please, the housing process needs more precision, patience, and attention. After all the paperwork and … Continue reading

The Fiasco They Call Finals Week

What do Edward Bernays, the War in Iraq and Buddhism have in common? They are all subjects I made an attempt at cramming into my head this week. Yes, finals week is, for lack of a better phrase, finally here and gone. To the girl who snoozes through Statistics and the boy who plays Sudoku … Continue reading

Fitting In 101

You get a lot of advice when you start college. Parents tell you to stay out of trouble, professors tell you to study more, but there is one thing everyone gives their two cents on—getting involved. Ohio University, and more specifically the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, gives you more than enough opportunities to become … Continue reading

Meet Jackie!

Jackie Runion: One hundred and sixty-eight miles north of my new home in Athens, Ohio is my hometown of Orrville, Ohio, a small town best-known as the founding place of the J.M. Smucker Company. My interest in journalism originated from my work on my high school yearbook staff and my love of reading and writing. … Continue reading