Tony Yao, “The Magic Kid”

Culture Staff Writer | Kayla Blanton | kb408112@ohio.edu

Source: Tony Yao (@fishtony520) via Instagram
Tony Yao, “The Magic Kid.” Source: Tony Yao (@fishtony520) via Instagram

Many people refer to him as “the magic kid.” He often sits silently at a table in Southside Espresso Bar, extremely focused on the deck of cards spread across the table in front of him. It turns out, “the magic kid” is a man with many names.

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Athens Welcomes Another Music Venue for Local Bands

Culture Staff Writer | Ben Vizy | bv531614@ohio.edu

While concert crowds cram themselves into Casa Nueva and Jackie O’s, a group of Athenians are hard at work building a new space where college kids can groove. The venue is called “Drxvms” (pronounced “Dreams”), and is located on 13 West Stimson Avenue, across from the Farmacy.

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Small Bras, Big Boobs

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Lauren Cartwright | lc607512@ohio.edu | @lauren_loma 

This year’s Secret Swimsuit Special shows model, Elsa Hosk of Sweden as the face of the event. Source: Victoria's Secret via PRNewswire
This year’s Secret Swimsuit Special shows model, Elsa Hosk of Sweden as the face of the event. Source: Victoria’s Secret via PRNewswire

The 2016 Victoria’s Secret Swim Special aired March 9 to give women an inside look at the hottest swimsuits on some of the most beautiful models in the world. After seeing the Swim Special, it becomes obvious the brand lacks one thing — extended sizing.

Many women exalt Victoria’s Secret as the go-to option for lingerie on the market due to the company’s various 1,000 locations and large advertising budget. According to IBISWorld report in 2015, Victoria’s Secret brands have reported control of 61.8 percent of the U.S. lingerie market. This dominant lingerie retailer excludes curvy or plus-sized women who do not fit into the maximum size of an XL/18 and cup size 40 DDD. For swimwear, the size range is smaller, with the largest size being a 38 DD.

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College Cuisines: Manicotti

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

This six-ingredient manicotti recipe will have you saying, “Mama Mia! Delizioso!” accent and all. It’s pretty much a meat lasagna, but with manicotti shells instead of the traditional lasagna noodle. While the lasagna noodle is flat with wavy edges, a manicotti noodle has a tube-like shape. Think of an oversized penne noodle – that’s essentially what the manicotti noodle resembles. If you’re an Italian food lover, this is one recipe you’ve got to try.

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Trump Saves America

Society Staff Writer | Ben Vizy | bv531614@ohio.edu

Source: Gage Skidmore via Flickr
Donald Trump is doing surprisingly well in polls and primary voting, despite party objections. Source: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

It is often difficult for an alcoholic to directly admit his or her problem. The alcoholic may justify a drink at a celebration or to ease a headache, while still not admitting addiction. These mindsets are unlikely to end the alcoholic’s habit. It won’t disappear through ignorance. The logical first step to stopping the problem is confronting it head-on. Sometimes that takes the help and support of others. Sometimes that means an intervention. Sometimes we need a Donald Trump.

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Fest Fashion: One Shirt Five Ways

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

Festival Season may as well be its own spring fashion show. Celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens strut around Coachella in hippie collections, while Kylie Jenner can be seen in a leisure glam look of the rich and famous. In Appalachian Ohio, the fest season is its own holiday, where the annual drink is beer and the jolly cheers of drunk words can be heard loud for all to hear. The commencement of the fest season would not be complete without the runway spring styles Ohio University students adorn.

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How Defunding Planned Parenthood Affects yOU

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

Governor Kasich, pictured right, signed a bill in October to defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio. Source: Gage Skidmore via Flickr
Governor Kasich, pictured right, signed a bill in October to defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio. Source: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Imagine you’ve come home from school for the summer for a checkup and found, to your dismay, that you’ve contracted an STI. Fortunately, it’s a treatable one, but you don’t want your family to know and you’re not sure what the next step is. The services offered through the university cannot help you now since you’re off campus. So what are your options?

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Star Wars Co-Producer Skypes OU Students

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

John Swartz, an OU grad, Skyped with OU students to talk about working on the new Star Wars movie. Source: Lucas Films
John Swartz, an OU grad, Skyped with OU students to talk about working on the new Star Wars movie. Source: Lucas Films

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… John Swartz was an Ohio University student studying media and film. Now, he is working in the industry and just co-produced a fan favorite, Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. But his opportunity with Lucas Films wasn’t just handed to him. Swartz spoke to students on Tuesday, March 15, via Skype, not only about the hard work that goes into making movies, but that also goes into getting into the film industry.

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WOUB: Harmless Tradition or Harassment?

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Sydney Dawes | sd983213@ohio.edu

In just about every student organization, you’ll see attraction; you’ll see romance; you’ll see relationships. When does this natural occurrence become inappropriate, though?

OU’s WOUB published a press release March 11 to report two shows, FaceOff and Bobcat Sports Showcase, were cancelled due to allegations of inappropriate behavior related to gender.

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Activism is More than Just Money

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Sydney Dawes | sd983213@ohio.edu

It’s well known that Demi Lovato recently subtweeted Taylor Swift remaining silent about Ke$ha’s fight to get out of her contract with her producer, Dr. Luke, whom she accused of rape and verbal abuse. After Swift donated $250,000 to Ke$ha, Lovato was still unsatisfied: “Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed,” she tweeted.

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