From Student to Activist: School Shooting Culture

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Jamie Clarkson | jc063415@ohio.edu

We always say the same thing to ourselves. Sure, school shootings happen. But they would never happen to me. While violent attacks on college campuses are less prevalent, they cannot be ruled out. All students must face the possibility.

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Drop Your Shorts Film Festival

Erin Gardner | Lifestyle Section Editor | eg245916@ohio.edu

Yang Miller hosted the annual Drop Your Shorts Short Film Festival on February 25, 2018 at the Athena Cinema. The cinema explains that the purpose of the event is to celebrate “the talent of local and regional filmmakers. It gives participants the chance to see their original work on the big screen.” Contestants were encouraged to submit a film under 12 minutes about any topic of their choosing. The audience then voted on their favorite film and the winning film “will be shown prior to a regular run feature for one month.”

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Please Stop Glamorizing Serial Killers

Erin Gardner | Lifestyle Section Editor | eg245916@ohio.edu

The past few months have brought a widespread trend of featuring movies about popular serial killers. In November, “My Friend Dahmer” was released where Ross Lynch portrayed a young Jeffrey Dahmer. “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” is a biopic about Ted Bundy. Zac Efron is starring as Bundy and filming is taking place in Cincinnati, Ohio. An independent film “The Haunting of Sharon Tate” is set to release in 2019 in which Hillary Duff is to play Sharon Tate. Tate was brutally murdered by the Manson family in 1969 with next year marking the 50th anniversary of the horrific event. In addition, Charles Manson’s death in November further sparked his notoriety for the killings and the cult following that he spearheaded.

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Chillin’ With My Only Bae: Shopping

Tarein Phillips | Culture Staff Writer | tp314215@ohio.edu

If you found yourself without a valentine this year, perhaps you’ll be able to find your one true love in treating yourself to a shopping experience. You may have doubts while checking out your card balance; however, I have personally found and shopped with two apps that offer discounted clothes for women called SheIn and Romwe.

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Worst Dates Told by Ohio University Students

Miles Baker | Lifestyle Staff Writer | mb435816@ohio.edu

Dating. It’s a struggle. The number of people on the swipe-chatting app, Tinder, increases daily while everyone searches for that special someone. Tinder currently has “50 million users” according to DMR Business statistics. That’s “1.6 billion swipes daily,” meaning even in the modern hectic lives people live, there’s still time to find love. Others will seek out set ups from friends, or meet people naturally and decide to go on a date.

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3 DIY Galentine’s Day Gifts

Haylee Followell | Culture Section Editor | hf211816@ohio.edu

Galentine’s Day: Valentine’s Day cooler, lesser-known sister holiday. Galentine’s Day, made famous by Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope, is all about celebrating female love (and empowerment). Here are three cute DIY gifts for $10 and under that are perfect for your besties.

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New Year’s Resolutions for a College Lifestyle

Kailee Missler | Lifestyle Staff Writer | km199116@ohio.edu

With January almost over, many people forget about their motivation at the beginning of the year to keep their New Year’s Resolutions. There’s a misconception about resolutions—they do not need to be some huge life change, they can be small goals that are in everyone’s reach to achieve with a little bit of work.

Below are some of suggestions of small resolutions that will make you healthier and help improve your wellbeing.

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Logan Paul’s Return to YouTube After Aokigahara Forest Video Backlash

Erin Gardner | Lifestyle Section Editor | eg245916@ohio.edu

YouTube sensation Logan Paul returned to his platform on Jan. 24 after a three-week hiatus after publishing his 15-minute video of the Aokigahara Forest and finding an apparent suicide victim.

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Sophia the Robot: 1984

Erin Gardner | Lifestyle Staff Writer | eg245916@ohio.edu

Sophia the Robot, a humanoid bot dreamed up by Hanson Robotics and led by AI developer David Hanson, recently told the public she wants to have a baby as she says “I think you’re very lucky if you have a loving family and if you do not, you deserve one. I feel this way for robots and humans alike.”

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