Leading to novel success

When Mindy McGinnis was in the 8th grade, she took a personality profile to see what job she would have. The test results said McGinnis should be a police cop. She wanted to be a writer. Now McGinnis is touring the U.S. with her latest book, “Not a Drop to Drink,” a post-apocalyptic survival tale set in…

OU students hoop to make a difference

Shooting hoops doesn’t seem like an extraordinary way to make a difference, but some Ohio University students have used the sport to undoubtedly change the lives of the special needs youth in Athens County. “We call it Hoops of Joy,” said Tony Moos, a senior studying Special Education and vice president of Ohio University’s Student Council…

If it’s not Baroque, don’t fix it

There’s something about music—not the formulaic, cookie-cutter Top-40 pop songs (although, let’s be honest, there’s something about a Beyonce power ballad that speaks to our soul), but the real, honest, complex creations—that can fill a room with sound and lull the audience into a meditative kind of stupor, completely submersed in the emotions of the…

Over the rainbow and across the globe

Students have a lot to consider when they decide to study abroad, from selecting when and where they want to go to how they are going to pay for it. But for LGBT students, the search has an added layer of complexity because they also have to consider the host country’s attitude towards lesbian, gay,…