“The Big O”: A discussion about sex and sexuality attracts hundreds of curious students

On Thursday, Sept. 18, Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium filled to the brim with attendees interested in learning about sex, sexuality, masturbation and the primary focus of the event, the female orgasm. Assistant Dean of Students for Campus Involvement Charlene Kopchick said that the program was a way of presenting positive sexual behavior to…

InfamOUs: Last year’s most notorious controversies

As bright-eyed, eager freshmen settle down in Athens, the town that will be their home for the next four or more years, feelings of excitement, anxiety, freedom and homesickness will develop among them. Many of them have probably heard rumors of what Ohio University is like, and it is almost guaranteed that all of them…

Lazaroff Lecture traces the origins of Jewish identity

  On Thursday evening, Ohio University’s Department of History hosted their 17th Annual Lazaroff Lecture in the Baker Ballroom. This year’s lecture featured Jonathan Ray, who is an associate professor of Jewish studies at Georgetown University. The lecture posed the question of who was a Jew in the Middle Ages, which Ray covered by focusing…

Playlist of the Month: Beware the Ides of March

March is that weird month when the merciless titan Winter clashes with the docile sprite of Spring. These four-ish weeks are filled with bipolar weather of the extreme kind, like accumulating eight inches of snow one day to sunny and warm tank-top weather two days later. This continues until about the beginning of March, when…

OU professors showcase talents for a good cause

Professors from multiple schools and programs at Ohio University will be performing a variety of talents in order to raise money for Camp Quality Ohio, a week-long summer camp for children with cancer. This year is the 5th Annual Ava Nichols Faculty Pageant, named after Ava Nichols, a 6-year-old from Waterford, Ohio who died of…