Back Home: Popping the Dublin bubble

Editor’s note: this is the second post in a series titled “Back Home,” in which Speakeasy writers analyze fondness or distaste for their hometowns while there for winter break. — What is the definition of a hometown? Is it your place of birth? In that case, my hometown would be Perth, Australia, but I don’t play…

Christmas in Athens: Cup by cup

The holiday season brings sleigh bells, Christmas trees, joyful songs and cold days… very cold days. What better way to warm up between classes than grabbing a holiday-infused coffee at one of the local shops? I checked out the different holiday specials at Court Street Coffee, Donkey Coffee and Brenen’s so you know which drinks…

Living with a legend: a Vine legend, that is.

Going random for your college roommate is a bold move. What will the person be like? Weird? Funny? Will other people like him? Freshmen Brad Morrissey and Zaid Gharaybeh can check all three for their random roommate, Logan Paul. Paul has 1.26 million followers on the mobile app Vine, and  it’s not simply because of…

The dos and don’ts of dating beyond high school

High school is quite terrible, I admit: the homework, early mornings, crowded cafeterias… what good comes out of it? You get to walk around with sexually frustrated teens all day, some of which pair up and form semi-mature relationships. Then, at the end of the fourth year, it is time to leave high school and…

Making the most of OU dining halls

“Over and over and over again, the message is ‘all foods can fit,’” said Deborah Murray, a registered dietitian and professor at Ohio University. Pretty good news for a college student facing pizza, pasta, burgers and ice cream everyday at the dining hall, huh? Murray stresses moderation and portion control to avoid gaining the notorious…