The songs you need to listen to for #Fest

Number Fest is fast approaching, and this year’s lineup is packed with great artists including, Fetty Wap, Post Malone and Lil Dicky. In case you have no idea who these people are, here are some of the best song selections from the artists coming to Athens next month. (Warning: NSFW language in the following songs) “White Iverson”…

A Letter on Mental Illness

By H.D., Guest Writer I started off freshman year of college nervous, yet excited. I knew I would be in for a whirlwind of experiences, both good and bad. What I didn’t know was that I would have another roommate besides the one that I was assigned: my mental illness. I had battled severe depression…

Home sweet hOUme

When entering college, students tend to have a picture of what “the college experience” is supposed to be like. Whether it’s pulling all-nighters, developing a caffeine addiction or partying like there’s no tomorrow, each image that incoming freshmen conjure up is distinctly different from the next. But amidst the fantasies of what life away from…

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…

Life of a Little Sister

I can tell you numerous stories about my brother Jake and I fighting. Growing up, we knew exactly how to push each others buttons, and we constantly did, just for the pure enjoyment of it. It’s also safe for me to say we could probably still drive each other mad. Now that we’re older, having…

Fests are for fun, not for love

“Don’t drink to get drunk, drink to enjoy life.” This famous quote by Jack Keraouc describes Ohio University’s fest season in a way that only Bobcats can understand. While many of us do become heavily intoxicated during this time, it isn’t simply for the pure enjoyment of being drunk. The fests are a time to spend enjoying the…

The 21 Stages of Tinder

  It was a late Wednesday night when a friend and I decided, like many of the students at OU, that we should join Tinder. “What can it hurt?” “Who knows who we’ll find!” and “Maybe it’ll be fun!”  we told each other as justification for downloading the app. These are the thoughts and experiences…