A Positive Period Alternative

Emma Stefanoff| es068015@ohio.edu | intagram/twitter-@emmastefanoff

Menstrual cycles — a topic that no one seems to want to deal with or talk about but they will continue to occur, month after month. Pads and tampons are the common feminine hygiene products used to take care of the blood, but some people just don’t feel comfortable with either. However, there’s another option. Healthy, ecological, and economical are all words used to describe this modern alternative — menstrual cups.

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Cure for Gonorrhea? Gone.

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Ian Kenyon |ik656315@ohio.edu

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that causes infections in the genitals, rectum, and throat. With college students being at the highest risk for STI’s, they should be aware that the World Health Organization announced that gonorrhea is becoming incurable. Strains of the disease have emerged worldwide that are antibiotic-resistant, creating many issues for scientists and doctors, who are now searching desperately for new cures.

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What Brock Turner’s Early Release Means for College Women

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Morgan Coovert | mc312215@ohio.edu | Instagram: @mcoovs

This summer, Brock Turner was the name on the lips of thousands of Americans who were shocked by the result of his trial. In January of 2015, Turner, former Stanford swimmer, was accused of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on the school’s campus. Two grad students served as witnesses and said, as BuzzFeed reports, they found him, “aggressively thrusting his hips into her.” The boys called out, and Turner began to run, with one student chasing after him. That night, he was arrested.

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Off-Campus Housing Guide

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Haadiza Ogwude | ho299413@ohio.edu

The spring semester is quickly coming to a close, and it is time for upperclassmen to make decisions about off-campus housing. Whether it’s living at the Summit apartments with a few close friends or renting a party house, a decision needs to be made before it gets too late and the options are slim. However, there are many things to consider before you sign a lease for your new place.

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The Emerging World of Virtual Reality

Society Staff Writer | Ben Vizy | bv531614@ohio.edu

Major technology companies are developing virtual reality headsets, like this one from Samsung. Source: Nan Palmero via Flickr
Major technology companies are developing virtual reality headsets, like this one from Samsung. Source: Nan Palmero via Flickr

Welcome, once again, to the future. Humans have built virtually invincible monuments, infiltrated outer spac, and combined dozens of recreational hobbies into an object that fits in the palm of a hand. On March 28, 2016, the Oculus Rift became commercially available, adding to this list of human achievements that, 20 years ago, were only seen in science fiction. The Rift is the first affordable, consumer-targeted virtual reality headset to hit the market, followed nearly a week later by the HTC Vive.

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College Cuisines: Simple Sausage Pasta

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

The end of the semester is just around the corner, and that means finishing papers and studying for finals, which also means no time for cooking. But making good meals doesn’t have to get in the way of school work. In fact, taking a quick 15-minute break to whip up this three-ingredient pasta meal ensures that you have all the fuel you need to keep going — and you’ll only dirty two dishes!  Continue reading College Cuisines: Simple Sausage Pasta

Terrorist Attacks Threaten Study Abroad Opportunities

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Lauren Cartwright | lc607512@ohio.edu | @lauren_smallz

With the recent attacks in Pakistan and Paris, along with the bombings that occurred in Brussels and Turkey, both students and parents have begun to worry about the risks of studying in a foreign country. Study abroad programs offer effective ways to learn about other languages and people by being immersed in a different culture. Students gain the skills of functioning in an interdependent world by living and studying in another country. With these foreign experiences, students learn to live, understand and appreciate different perspectives.
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FANGLE Magazine Hosts Nick D’ & The Believers Show

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

Bobcats and their moms sipped coffee and painted mugs this past moms weekend in Front Room to live music from the Columbus-based band, Nick D’ & The Believers. And trust me when I say the room started shaking. It certainly wasn’t the typical coffee shop mood music we’re used to, and it wasn’t the same atmosphere for the band either. Lead singer Nick D’Andrea told the audience that the band isn’t used to seeing everyone’s faces (or sober people), as they usually are playing in a bar-like setting.

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