Ohio University embraces fall weather with the Fall Festival

Fall has finally hit Ohio University in full swing, and with that comes all things fall-themed, including food and festivities. On Thursday afternoon, Ohio University Program Council hosted their annual Fall Festival on South Green’s South Beach. The event was completely free for students and included a number of activities, including pumpkin painting, a photo…

Local pumpkin patch gears up for fall festivities

Editor’s Note: This article was co-written by Speakeasy writers Lauren Flum and Natalie Colarossi. As Halloween approaches and all things pumpkin fill the air, local pumpkin patches and farms prepare for their busiest season. Libby’s Pumpkin Patch, located in Meigs County, Ohio, is an easily accessible family-run business available for everyone to explore. Libby’s farm…

Bobcats hyped for Homecoming

Amidst the usual commotion of South Green, South Beach featured new levels of activities and oddities to help kick-start Homecoming week, circus style. Cirque Du Ohio began at 5 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 6) evening and included acrobatic performances, sword swallowing, fire shows, an oddities museum, palm readings and free food, among other free activities, such…

Freshmen address the “party school” culture at OU

Last week, Playboy magazine ranked Ohio University as the No.1 party school of 2015, adding further justification to the claims of students and residents that the Ohio fests are the best fests. Playboy noted Athens’ infamous HallOUween block party, numerous fests and the 18 bars along Court Street as factors. In addition to our nationally…