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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Online Shopping for the College Student Budget

Natalie Stempfley | Lifestyle Staff Writer | ns827615@ohio.edu

Living in Athens, there are not many places to shop for clothes to wear out to the next big party, to win over people during recruitment, or to help impress the cute boy who sits next to you in marketing. Luckily, there are some very cute boutiques on campus; however– as cute as they are– there are not many options for clothing, and the prices can sometimes be higher than you’d want them to be.

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Thrift Store Shopping: Bridging The Gap Between Budgeting and Spending

Haylee Followell | Culture Staff Writer | hf211816@ohio.edu

Think about the last time you saw a really cool pair of jeans or an stunningly quirky belt, when you asked that person where they got the item, did they proudly respond “a thrift store”? My bet would be yes. Today, it is becoming more trendy to shop at your local Goodwill or consignment shop than it is to go to the mall. The appeal to thrifting is not surprising, with the (typically) great pricing and unique pieces, many people are turning away from the crowded malls to smaller, charismatic thrift shops. Whether it is for environmental, economic or personal preference, thrifting is the new “it” thing to do.

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Vinyl Bytes the Dust: Haffa’s Records To Close After 40 Years

Madison Foulkes| Lifestyle Writer| mf578016@ohio.edu

There is something about walking into a store that has a history. Upon entering Haffa’s Records, your face is hit by the stagnant air, a combination of the building and the old vinyls. You feel as though you are stepping back in time as you come face to face with posters of ACDC, Rush, and Black Sabbath. Most people identify with these artists because their parents liked them, they enjoy the classics of that time, or simply because the music of that time was “better.”

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Are Most Millennials Getting Their News From Social Media?

Missy Kum | Society Staff Writer | mk322516@ohio.edu

Today more college students seem to be receiving their news from social media rather than from credible news sources such as The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, or New York Times. Oftentimes students are more likely to trust a tweet that has 300,000 retweets than an article written by a knowledgeable journalist. Some may claim that the newer generations do not care about the news as much as older generations do.

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