Category Archives: INTERNATIONAL

Terrorist Attacks Threaten Study Abroad Opportunities

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

With the recent attacks in Pakistan and Paris, along with the bombings that occurred in Brussels and Turkey, both students and parents have begun to worry about the risks of studying in a foreign country. Study abroad programs offer effective ways to learn about other languages and people by being immersed in a different culture. Students gain the skills of functioning in an interdependent world by living and studying in another country. With these foreign experiences, students learn to live, understand and appreciate different perspectives.
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Social Media Censorship: What’s the deal?

Lifestyle Writer | Abigail Thomas | at767613@ohio.edu

 In honor of Earth Day last week, it’s only fair that we talk about one of Mother Nature’s “greatest” gifts to women—periods. Whether or not you’re a fan of the monthly event, you’re most likely a fan of freedom of speech. So, how are periods and freedom of speech related, you ask? Continue reading Social Media Censorship: What’s the deal?

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: What You Need to Know

Lifestyle & Culture Staff Writer | Emma McCallister | em542612@ohio.edu

A bird’s eye view of a section of the Trash Island. Image via ClimateActionProgram
A bird’s eye view of a section of the Trash Island.
Image via ClimateActionProgram

It’s funny the things you remember from childhood. For example, watching your grandmother so diligently cut up one of those beverage carriers; the plastic six-pack rings. Years later, I too feel the urge to carve up the piece of plastic the moment I lay eyes on it. “SAVE THE DOLPHINS!” my inner activist screams.

Although the dolphins now have many crusaders on their side and most plastic six-pack rings are biodegradable, still not all interaction between society and marine life has had a positive impact. The trash we continue to throw away actually has a serious impact on marine ecosystems and the life that inhabits them. In case nothing majorly detrimental is popping into your head, look no further: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as the Pacific Trash Vortex. Continue reading The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: What You Need to Know

International Dress Day Makes a Colorful Fashion Statement

Lifestyle Writer | Abbey Thomas | at767613@ohio.edu

To kick off International Week, on Monday students at Ohio University began the celebration of their global family by sporting their favorite international clothing. The International Student Union held a fashion and talent show featuring clothing from around the world worn by the international students themselves! With international students from over 118 countries and about 80 languages spoken on campus, it’s safe to say that diversity makes a beautiful fashion statement. And what better to flaunt our diverse culture than with fashion? Continue reading International Dress Day Makes a Colorful Fashion Statement

Is The Iran Nuclear Deal Too Good To Be True?

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

World leaders agree on Iran deal.
World leaders agree on Iran deal. Image via AP

On Thursday, April 2, an outline was announced that detailed an agreement to be made at the end of June limiting Iran’s nuclear programs. Assuming the contract does not fall apart before June 30, this deal would be a huge step toward ending the worlds concerns with Iran and their nuclear powers. Continue reading Is The Iran Nuclear Deal Too Good To Be True?

Holocaust Survivor Visits Ohio University For Holocaust Remembrance Week

Society Staff | Jessica Sees | js392211@ohio.edu

Ohio University celebrated its seventh annual Holocaust Remembrance Day with Holocaust survivor Conrad Weiner. This was possible with the help of the Ohio University Multicultural Center, Hillel at Ohio University and the Black Student Cultural Planning Board. Continue reading Holocaust Survivor Visits Ohio University For Holocaust Remembrance Week

Best & Worst Movies We Saw at the Athens Film Festival

FANGLE’s writers banded together to view and review as many films at the Athens Film Festival as possible. We laughed and we cried (not really), but we did have a great time learning more about film, meeting directors and experiencing new movies. So, without further ado, here is our list of the best and worst movies of this year’s 42nd annual film festival at The Athena Cinema. Continue reading Best & Worst Movies We Saw at the Athens Film Festival

FANGLE Music: New Music Streaming Service Breaks Onto the Scene

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

tidalbToday’s culture is highly modern and digitized, compared to what it was several years ago. Now, much of life, especially those of the Millennial generation, is spent online. It’s where we get our news, communicate with others and share our thoughts through social media platforms. It is also often used to stream and listen to music through websites such as Pandora and Spotify. Although these websites are currently the leading music streaming services, a new platform may soon stand as a competitor.  Continue reading FANGLE Music: New Music Streaming Service Breaks Onto the Scene