How to play it safe on HallOUween weekend

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Athens Halloween Block Party, and this year’s party is expected to be the biggest one yet. Every year, people come in from all over the country to party with Ohio University students and Athens residents alike. That influx of people—the city famously doubles or even triples during that…

9 creative group costumes for HallOUween

HallOUween is right around the corner. If you’re dressing up, the time to make or buy your costume is quickly approaching. Buying your outfit can be really expensive, especially if you and your friends are all broke college students; making a costume is a much better idea. From corny to popular culture references, below are…

Bobcats return for Homecoming Weekend

Each year, Homecoming serves as a time for alumni from across the country to come back to the place where they spent four (or maybe five or six) of the best years of their lives. Regardless of their reasons for returning, every former Bobcat immediately feels like they have truly come home. The Alumni Association…

Was Reading Day worth it?

On Friday, Ohio University students and faculty took a break from classes and labs for the first university-wide Reading Day in two years. Formally announced back in March, the day off was designed to give students down time in preparation for midterms. However, most students didn’t actually spend the day reading. A large percentage of…

Bobcats work to Pay it Forward

Across the Ohio University campus, students in Fundamentals of Public Speaking courses have been spreading kindness over the past week. After assigned to “pay it forward,” based on the premise of a 1999 book and 2000 movie, students have performed nice acts not only to in order to receive a grade, but because they realize it is the…