The road back: returning to Ohio from out of state

Ohio University junior Yiru Kai is stuck at the Columbus airport. Trapped in the terminal by weather delays, Kai finds himself inside a weather-induced purgatory filled with duty-free shopping and fast food restaurants. Computer games and Skype help kill some time, but restlessness takes over and he takes to walking aimlessly around the airport. “It sucked,”…

A fashion statement to carry with us

The backpack is an essential piece of gear for the college student. Its purpose, to carry everyday items, is mainly functional. However, it cannot be overlooked as an important fashion item. These over the shoulder book holders range from sporty to sleek to artsy to anything in-between, and all offer different bells and whistles to…

Shmacked and confused: Why OU doesn’t have an ‘I’m Shmacked’ video

When asked to describe his business I’m Shmacked, co-founder Arya Toufain said, “We provide a medium for what [the college experience] actually is. We’re like National Geographic for college.” This sums up the business of I’m Shmacked pretty well. Toufain, along with co-founder Jeffrie “Yofray” Ray, dive deep into the depths of America’s college campuses…

Six seconds of change: the evolution of Vine

When Twitter first launched Vine in January 2013, it came across as a novelty. Users quickly gobbled up the app as their newest obsession and began collecting sliced clips of everything that moved. However, as the first Vines came in, often as random frames of everyday activities like eating PB & J sandwich, people labeled…