Long-Distance Apps That You’ll Love

Lifestyle Staff Writer |Isabella Karamol| Ik570311@ohio.edu | @isabellakaramol

Everyone knows that being in a long-distance relationship can SUCK. Luckily, thanks to our tech-savvy world and thirst for new technology we can become a little bit closer to our significant other even from far away. Here are a few apps to help you through the ups and downs of a long-distance relationship.

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The 2015 Oscar Nominations Are In And The Results Might Surprise You

Leslie Termuhlen | Society Section | lt342713@ohio.edu

On Thursday, January 15, The Academy released its list of nominated personnel for the 2015 Oscars. This is the first year in almost two decades that an African-American has not been nominated for any form of acting award.

Since 1998, The Academy has made strides in its all inclusive list. Last year, 12 Years a Slave won for Best Motion Picture and Lupita Nyong’o won for Best Supporting Actress, and a variety of other ethnicities received nominations. This year, the much-anticipated Selma, a biopic of Martin Luther King, Jr., was snubbed from any acting nominations.

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Mind Your Body: New Year, New You, and Other Clichés That Don’t Always Work The Way You Planned

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

Welcome back, Bobcats! With the start of spring semester also comes the new year. This can mean a lot of things to a lot of people both physically and mentally. Plenty of people make now the time for a fresh start with resolutions and things of that sort. While it is important to constantly work on yourself and evolve as a person, it can also bring in unnecessary pressures and anxieties that were never present in your life before the decision to change yourself came into play.

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Got News?

Society Staff Writer| Melanie Foster | mf009413@ohio.edu

Some people begin their day with a cup of coffee and a newspaper, others read the news online, and some scan social media sites for eye-popping headlines or information everyone is talking about.

Journalism professor Justice Hill explains that not only is the news important but getting views from all sides is essential. It is important to read all aspects of an issue so you can get a full understanding rather than a one sided argument.

How do you get your daily news?
How do you get your daily news?

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Innocent Inmate Dies after Freedom: Is our system flawed?

Lifestyle Editor | Raichel Jenkins | rj790813@ohio.edu | @rj790913

Sharrif Wilson died suddenly due to health-related complications less than a year after being freed from an over twenty-year long wrongful prison sentence, calling our criminal justice system into question.

Wilson was imprisoned at 15 years old with friend Anthony Yarbough for the murders of Yarbough’s mother, sister and cousin. After more than 21 years, the discovery of their innocence is proof that occasionally, our justice system gets its facts wrong. According to CNN, coerced confessions from the two teenagers and a witness who admits to lying at the stand in exchange for a deal in her own legal battle led to the destruction of these two boys’ lives. Wilson and Yarbough were exonerated due to DNA evidence that was re-examined, connecting the triple murder to another set of murders that the alleged culprit committed in 1999, while Yarbough and Wilson were already behind bars. Continue reading Innocent Inmate Dies after Freedom: Is our system flawed?

Grapefruiting: The Best Oral You Never Considered Trying

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After the trending YouTube video “Angel’s Bonus Technique,” I decided to experience the so-called “Grapefruit Technique” with my partner for the sake of journalism… and for everyone’s future bedroom kink.
After the trending YouTube video “Angel’s Bonus Technique,” I decided to experience the so-called “Grapefruit Technique” with my partner for the sake of journalism… and for everyone’s future bedroom kink. Photo by: Isaac Gibson

For those who aren’t familiar with the infamous video, a witty black woman named Angel shares with the world her mind-blowing blowjob technique. She suggests starting with prepping the grapefruit: cut the navels off a lukewarm grapefruit and dig out a hole in the middle. In the bedroom, blindfold your man and go about your normal oral technique, secretly sliding the pitted grapefruit along the base of your partner’s penis before proceeding to go to town. Continue reading Grapefruiting: The Best Oral You Never Considered Trying

FANGLE MUSIC: Meghan Trainor

Culture Staff Writer | Katie Flowers | kf163911@ohio.edu

In her debut album, singer Meghan Trainor proves she has more to offer than All About That Bass.
In her debut album, singer Meghan Trainor proves she has more to offer than All About That Bass.

New artist Meghan Trainor quickly became a household name this past summer when she burst onto the music scene with the smash hit All About That Bass. The single sounded like nothing else on the radio, with its jazzy music and Trainor’s low delivery of lyrics – a style almost reminiscent of Amy Winehouse. Continue reading FANGLE MUSIC: Meghan Trainor