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…

Back Home: Popping the Dublin bubble

Editor’s note: this is the second post in a series titled “Back Home,” in which Speakeasy writers analyze fondness or distaste for their hometowns while there for winter break. — What is the definition of a hometown? Is it your place of birth? In that case, my hometown would be Perth, Australia, but I don’t play…

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,…

Eat your feelings this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving depends on food. The American tradition revolves around vittles, and Thanksgiving is one of the most boisterous outlets for our gluttonous tendencies. The spread does not have to be the traditional turkey-gravy-cranberry-potato lineup, and it does not have to be especially gourmet. The act itself is the essence of a good Thanksgiving. A table…

OU Opera Theater courts Mozart

“Le Nozze di Figaro” (The Marriage of Figaro) is one of the greatest operas ever. Mozart’s musical masterpiece is enchanting, comedic and complex, and Ohio University Opera Theater is striving to do it justice with their production that opens this weekend. That’s a tall order, but also one that, thanks to a talented cast and…