NYC journalist and “Controlled” author Neesha Arter speaks out about sexual assault, her career

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment by writer Tristen Phipps in her series that focuses on sexual assault and domestic abuse for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is observed in April. Neesha Arter, 23, is a sexual assault survivor, published author and a freelance journalist in New York City. In Arter’s memoir, “Controlled,” she…

A Bobcat’s dream spring break getaway

At this point in the semester, homework and stress are relentless and unavoidable. But there is hope. Soon, we will have one week of complete freedom to let loose, relax and enjoy life without any thoughts of school. This week, Bobcats will travel pretty much anywhere to rid themselves of the Ohio gloom, but not…

A winter wonderland without borders

Baker’s 1804 Lounge was turned into a winter wonderland Friday night for Ohio University’s Association for Cultural Exchange holiday party. Okay, not really — it’s difficult to have a winter wonderland without snow, although there was an ample amount outside. But there was plenty of festive cheer, complete with ugly sweaters and all. ACE’s events,…

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…

A ruff distance relationship

When students leave for college they have to make a major sacrifice: leaving the ones they love the most behind. They have never been away from them for this long , so most can’t picture life without them. They don’t know how those loved ones will cope with the separation. They spend every day missing them. The loved ones, of…