How Did “Bodak Yellow” Become Number One?

 Kalila Bell | Culture Staff Writer | kb740513@ohio.edu

Nearly 20 years ago rapper and songstress Lauryn Hill’s song “Doo-Wop (That Thing)” was number one in the nation. Flash forward, and up-and-coming rapper, Cardi B, reigns on the top of the charts. What is one thing these two women share? They are the only solo female rap artists that have reached number one on the Billboard’s Hot 100. While many Bobcats enjoy blasting the rhythmic song all over campus, it has been a long time coming to get an artist such as Cardi B to even make it this far.

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Stressed Out? How College Students Manage Daily Demands

Kalila Bell | Lifestyle Staffer | k.bell.9r@gmail.com

The alarm beeps at 8:40 a.m. On to the first class, as the bus nearly zooms past the class stop. Rush out of the 9:40 a.m. class straight to the 10:35 a.m. meeting. No break still, as the tour guide shirt is thrown on at 11 a.m., running from Tupper Hall to Baker Center. After work, 2 p.m. strikes and there are more classes to attend. Now that classes and work are over it is time for extracurriculars at 6 p.m. Not to mention this is only Monday. This is what a regular day looks like for bobcat Morgan Matthews, a senior studying business management and marketing.

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Spicing Up Your Home Space: DIY Fall Room Decor

Madison Foulkes| Lifestyle Writer| mf578016@ohio.edu

It’s that time of year again! The falling leaves and warm colors are here to stay for the next few months. Liven up your dorm, apartment, or house with these cute, easy decorations. Included in this article are a colorful garland, a playful pumpkin, and a block sign. All materials can be found at your local craft store and are fairly inexpensive. Follow these directions or get creative with your own ideas!

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How Do Students Make Their Long-Distance Relationships Work?

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

Leaving for college can be tricky and even emotional. Saying goodbye to friends and family takes some practice and managing a different course load can be ambitious. If managing a long-distance relationship between cities or even states apart seems daunting, read on. Several Ohio University students shared some real-talk about what nightly FaceTime calls are like in a relationship.

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Underclassmen Fret Not, These Can Be Your Saturday Night Plans

Imani Johnson | Lifestyle Writer | ij343516@ohio.edu

Downtown Athens on the weekends (or weekdays) always seems to be bustling with life. Students are lining up to to get into the bars, popular restaurants like Big Mamma’s and Uptown Grill are filled with customers, and people always seem to be having a good time.

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A Bone-Chilling Compulsion: Generation Y’s Love For Horror

Madison Foulkes | Lifestyle Writer | mf578016@ohio.edu

Most people enjoy the changing of the seasons. The bright colors, the falling leaves, and the smell of cold air are just some things that come with the promise of autumn. With this change of seasons comes pumpkins and candy, but also something much more sinister.

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World Suicide Prevention Month Shines A Light On Awareness

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

This month is World Suicide Prevention Month. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of U.S. deaths with 44,193 deaths per year. There are about 121 suicides per day, and the annual suicide rate is about 13 per 100,000 individuals. In Ohio alone, there are 1,650 suicides and Ohio’s death toll is ranked 33 out of the 50 states.

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Athens Community Impact: The Wall That Heals

Haylee Followell | Lifestyle Writer| hf211816@ohio.edu

Early Thursday morning on the dewy grounds of Bicentennial Park, a memorial for the Vietnam War was carefully put up. Creator of the Vietnam memorial is Athens native, Maya Lin, who coincidentally also created Bicentennial Park. The memorial is known as “The Wall That Heals” and Ohio University is one of 40 communities on its national tour. It is a 24-hour memorial set up to look like the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C.

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