Moving forward: Union Street Fire generates response

John Carpenter| Society Staff | jc898610@ohio.edu

The fire that damaged several buildings near our beloved campus displaced several dozen students while breaking out in power outages, closing some streets. 

According to the Athens Police Department, the fire broke out along Union Street around 4:10 a.m. Sunday morning.  Police and fire squads evacuated parts of the street, including apartments above the businesses that were severely damaged as well.

Many of those passing by saw the damages at a distance. Photo Credit: Hannah Yang
Many of those passing by saw the damages at a distance.
Photo Credit: Hannah Yang


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Singles’ Day brings in major bucks

Xinying Wang | Society Staff | xw156713@ohio.edu

At 11:50 p.m. on Nov. 10, the social media in China was still lively. It wasn’t a usual night. Millions of sleepless people in China were busy browsing webpages of the on-sale products they were going to purchase at the stroke the midnight on Nov. 11 — China’s Singles’ Day — also the world’s largest e-commerce holiday. 

Photo via WeHo
Photo via WeHo

The wildly popular shopping extravaganza, China’s Singles’ Day, has replaced the U.S. Cyber Monday and become the world’s largest shopping event with a record of 57 billion yuan ($9.3 billion) in a 24-hour sale scored by Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group this year. The Chinese have expended three times the amount of money spent by all online shoppers in the United States last year on Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Continue reading Singles’ Day brings in major bucks

Mind Your Body: ‘Tis the Season to be Stressful

Society Staff Writer | Jessica Sees | js392211@ohio.edu

That’s how that song should really go. With finals nearly here and holiday craziness coming at us full speed ahead, many of us are just hoping to make it to winter break unscathed. That’s much easier said than done.

Photo via Flickr user Kaija
Photo via Flickr user Kaija


I think I speak for most when I utter the phrase, “UGHHHH SO DONE,” in regards to this semester. It’s that weird time when winter break is so close, but a nasty troll named Finals is stopping us from fully enjoying our Thanksgiving break, which should only be filled with mashed potato mountains and endless rivers of gravy (am I right or AM I RIGHT, people) rather than stress over grades.
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One Last Game

Leslie Termuhlen | Society Staff | lt342713@ohio.edu

On November 2, 2014, Mount Saint Joseph University opened its women’s basketball season against Hiram College with a 66-55 victory. But the score was not the highlight of the game; it was Lauren Hill’s appearance on the court.

Photo pulled from LeBron James' Instagram
Photo pulled from LeBron James’ Instagram

Hill loved basketball and was signed to play at Mount Saint Joseph University starting in the fall of 2014. Unfortunately, the journey was not going to be as smooth as it seemed.

Hill decided to go to the doctor after feeling dizzy and feeling a loss of coordination. She was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG. DIPG is not what one thinks of when they hear the word cancer. It is not a mass or a tumor; it is a cancer with roots at the base of her brain stem with growing tentacles weaving throughout her nerves.

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One Direction brings on newer sounds with album “Four”

Society & Culture writer | Emily Ginty | emilyginty14@gmail.com

The lads of One Direction are breaking records yet again with their fourth album, appropriately titled Four. The latest installment, released on Nov. 17, was the top-selling album on iTunes in over 60 countries within hours of its drop, and for good reason: it’s a great album.

One Direction's new album Four.
One Direction’s new album Four.

Four smartly pairs the soft, folksy tunes that are perfect to listen to while doing homework with the loud, rock/pop hits to jam out to while working out, driving or hanging out with friends. The album is also the product of 1D’s journey as artists. The boys began their trek with 2012’s album Up All Night, filled with cheeky yet childish tunes and the same theme resonated for their next album, Take Me Home.

However, 2013’s Midnight Memories started something new. The boys were writing some of the tracks, which had not been done before in their career, and the general sound began to shift to something more like rock. There were some bumps in Midnight Memories, but Four has worked out all of the kinks and is the best 1D has ever sounded.

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Humans of Athens: Josh Vermillion

Culture Staff Writer| Raichel Jenkins| rj790813@ohio.edu| @rj790813

Josh Vermillion is a sophomore journalism major in the news and information track from Logan, Ohio.

FANGLE: Google’s new glasses could allow facial recognition as well as incognito recording of everyday life, what are your opinions on this? Is this the future or a stab at personal privacy?
Josh Vermillion:
I think this is an extremely invasive feature that shouldn’t be protected. The facial recognition is okay, but recording everything is not.

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F: Do you have a stance on either the way our meat is grown, made or distributed?
JV: I think meat should be made as healthy as possible for the people it is distributed to. All steps need to be taken to ensuring that. If that requires tests to determine what is the healthiest process, so be it.

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DIY: Sorority Paddles

Culture Section Editor | Jackie Petre | jp774811@ohio.edu | @jackie_janelle

As I sit here between coats of paint, I can’t help but think now is the perfect time to write a DIY article on tips for making your big or little a paddle.

As a seasoned sorority girl, I like to think I’ve pretty much nailed it when it comes to crafting of all sorts. Paddles in particular are something special to Greek Life, as they are a handmade gift given between big and little brothers or sisters when the little is initiated.

Here are a few key things to remember for first-time crafters to make the perfect paddle.

Looking for the perfect gift to give your Big or Little? Make a paddle. Photo Credit: Jackie Petre
Looking for the perfect gift to give your Big or Little? Make a paddle.
Photo Credit: Jackie Petre

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Shopping with style: The Other Place

Culture Staff Writer| Kaitlin Webb| kw073213@ohio.edu

Athens is full of unique styles and has a variety of stores to help you develop your signature college look. Whether you’re looking for a new Vera Bradley handbag or a simple pair of leggings, The Other Place is the place for you. The Other Place is a little boutique nested between Cross Court and Chipotle. Manager April Almond gave FANGLE the inside scoop on The Other Place’s exclusive styles.

The Other Place is one of the many local boutiques on Court Street. Photo Credit: Kaitlin Webb
The Other Place is one of the many local boutiques on Court Street.
Photo Credit: Kaitlin Webb


FANGLE: How would you describe The Other Place’s style?
April Almond: We like to be young and fashion forward basically. We like to try to stay ahead of the trends, but we also like to keep it cozy too. We have our necessities, you know, our camisoles and our leggings — the basics. Continue reading Shopping with style: The Other Place

Miss Universe intern shares experiences

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Hayley Ross | hr332511@ohio.edu

Marisa Dockum, an OU senior studying journalism, is currently interning in New York with the Miss Universe Organization. FANGLE got the chance talk with Dockum about her experience with the organization. 

Marisa Dockum, PR intern at the Miss Universe Organization, smiles on the job.
Marisa Dockum, PR intern at the Miss Universe Organization, smiles on the job.

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