Back Home: Love for Cincinnati

Editor’s note: this is the first post in a series titled “Back Home,” in which Speakeasy writers analyze  fondness or distaste for their hometowns while there for winter break. — This isn’t going to be a Buzzfeed type of article listing 23 1/2 reasons why Cincinnati is the best city on the planet and you should…

Homecoming not just another Bobcat frenzy

Beep. Beep. Beep. You groan as the alarm clock’s incessant shrill interrupts your deep slumber. Your hand gropes its way to the clock, poised to hit the snooze button until your brain begins to function through the foggy sleep. Suddenly, you remember. It’s the best weekend of the year. Not Halloween. Not your birthday. Not…

Freshmen dos and (please) don’ts

The countdown is over and the awaited moment has finally arrived: move-in day. Moms, dads, brothers and sisters help hustle luggage up the stairs of the crowded residence halls. Awkward introductions are made among you and your new roommate(s). A quick lunch uptown and a tearful goodbye later, and the parents have left, leaving you twiddling your thumbs wondering…