Putting the “O” in Mushroom

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

Women everywhere can rejoice; a breakthrough in medical science has been discovered and it reportedly comes with a side of cosmic orgasms. Every news site from Maxim to Popsugar has picked up a story on this orgasmic organism. The organism is no longer than a few inches, resembles another known sexual stimulator, and its cousin can be found at the local food market. An orange head PHALLUS INDUSIATUS, also known as the Long Net Stinkhorn, is a tropical mushroom that has everyone hot and bothered.

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Silent Disco Hits Ohio University

Lifestyle Writer | Korina Meister | km912013@ohio.edu

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A silent disco thrown by Silent Storm. Source: Silent Storm

When you’re out at a crowded party, it can be pretty difficult to scream over everyone just to tell a friend you’re heading to the bathroom. And hearing music from different places in the crowd can be just as big of a struggle. Fortunately, you can avoid all of this by going to a silent disco. Silent discos are similar to your average party, but instead of playing the music over speakers, partygoers pick up a pair of headphones at the door.

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Playboy: End of the Naked Era

Sydney Dawes | sd983213@ohio.edu | @sydneydawes_95

Playboy Bunnies are getting a makeover come spring: one that involves a little less exposed skin. Source: Glenn Francis
Playboy Bunnies are getting a makeover come spring: one that involves a little less exposed skin. Source: Glenn Francis

What do you get when you combine a mansion, lots of cash and nude women?

This March, it won’t be Playboy.

According to USA Today, after 62 years of publishing, Playboy will no longer be including pictures of fully naked women. Its owner, Hugh Hefner, agreed to cease the publication of nude photos last month as a part of Playboy’s digital initiative, which will be unveiled in the spring.

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5 Fall Date Destinations For the Fall Bobcat

Love/Sex Writer | Kayla Blanton | kb408112@ohio.edu

The leaves are changing and the breeze is becoming colder by the day, sparking couples everywhere to start seeking seasonal date destinations. The small town of Athens, Ohio and its surrounding areas offer a few unique spots that are sure to leave you and your date with special memories and the warm and cozy feeling of fall. Continue reading 5 Fall Date Destinations For the Fall Bobcat

Rebel or Slave: Suffragette Photo Shoot is White Feminism

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Kenyetta Whitfield | kw162913@ohio.edu

Last week, as part of an interview with Time Out London, Meryl Streep and three of her cast mates for the upcoming movie Suffragette made a fatal mistake. The four actresses were posed for a photo shoot for their new movie donning bold white shirts with the phrase, “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave.”

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Avian Bird Flu Helping Small Local Farm

Culture Staff Writer | Laura Frey | lf585911@ohio.edu

Egg prices have been on the rise in recent months due to a virus that has caused chicken famers to kill over 48 million chickens, according to US Department of Agriculture. Chicken farms that have been hit the hardest have been large poultry farms that have more than 10,000 chickens. Small, local chicken farmers have been lucky enough to escape the flu, and are benefitting from the large poultry farms losses.

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The Truth About Playing Hard To Get

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

Playing hard to get is not always the best approach, when trying to build a connection with someone.  Source: chicagonow.com
Playing hard to get is not always the best approach, when trying to build a connection with someone.
Source: chicagonow.com

At least a time or two in our lives, we have given or received the advice that “playing hard to get” is the answer. We have been told, or at least we’ve told others – don’t appear too eager, don’t let him or her know how you feel, be more mysterious, etc. Somehow, we have conditioned ourselves into thinking that the less interested we seem, the more interested the other person will become. It’s all about the chase – or so we thought.

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Drunkorexia: More Than a College-Trend

Sydney Dawes | sd983213@ohio.edu | @sydneydawes_95

Drunkorexia gives the phrase 'Drink responsibly,' a new light. Source: WebDonut via Pixabay
Drunkorexia gives the phrase ‘Drink responsibly,’ a new light. Source: WebDonut via Pixabay

With Halloween fast approaching, Ohio University students are looking forward to the night Court Street is alive with music, masked-men and women, laughter and plenty of drinking. Many Bobcats fail to recognize a hidden element to all the merriment, though: eating disorders.

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DIY: Easy Halloween Makeup

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

Cooling temperatures and falling leaves mean fall is finally here and it’s time to start looking for the perfect Halloween costume. For Bobcats, finding the perfect Halloween costume is essential for the annual Athens Block Party, or better known by students to be “HallOUween.”

Rather than break the bank on a costume you’ll only wear once, try a Halloween makeup look that can stand on it’s own. It’s easy, cheap, and you can wipe it away when the night is over.

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