Category Archives: RIGHTS

Making the Most of Your Right to Vote Absentee

Abby Miller | Society Staff Writer | am166317@ohio.edu

Walking around campus, I’ve been asked by numerous people with clipboards in hand if I’d like to register to vote. I always turn them down, feeling a bit rude afterwards. As an out of state student, I’m registered to vote in the state of Illinois already. The first election I voted in was, Illinois’ primary election for Governor and I am currently in the process of requesting my absentee ballot for the Gubernatorial general election. Some people applaud my dedication to exercising my right to vote while I’m seven hours from home. Others say I’m wasting my time. But for me, the biggest concern is if other out of state students are exercising their right to vote and know how to do so correctly. Continue reading Making the Most of Your Right to Vote Absentee

It’s On Us, Bobcats! What You Need to Know About Ohio University’s New Organization

Earl Hopkins | Culture Section Editor | eh032114@ohio.edu

Amid the chain of sexual assaults and rape allegations that have emerged on Ohio University’s campus since the start of the school year, the Athens community has been on edge. Continue reading It’s On Us, Bobcats! What You Need to Know About Ohio University’s New Organization

Ohio University’s Greek Life Response to Sexual Assault

Rachel Mark | | rm023716@ohio.edu

When I first stepped foot on campus for my second year at Ohio University, I never would have imagined that my email would be flooded with warnings from the Ohio University Police Department about multiple rapes and even a kidnapping. Within a small span of two weeks, four rapes were already reported. I really tried to not think about the assaults that have occurred but have gone unreported and unnoted. Continue reading Ohio University’s Greek Life Response to Sexual Assault

Everything You Need to Know About the Zuck Getting Grilled

Kailee Missler | Culture Staff Writer | km199116@ohio.edu

On April 10, Mark Zuckerberg took the stand in Congress to answer questions about his multi-billion-dollar company he is the CEO of: Facebook.  The two, five-hour long congressional hearings took place back to back, where members of both the House and the Senate asked Zuckerberg hard-hitting questions in regards to data storage, concerns with user privacy, and the Cambridge Analytica breach.

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Self-care for Activists

Destiniee Jaram | Society Staff Writer | dj395016@ohio.edu

The typical week for a college student is hectic. Between class, working, clubs and meetings, the extra duties of an activist are not easy. Chronic stress can manifest into unhealthy physical and emotional symptoms. Examples include feelings of worthlessness, poor digestion, excessive or a lack of sleep, eating problems, depression, muscle tension and exhaustion. At times, it feels like the world is a constant stream of negativity, thus it can be easy to forget self-care.

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From Student to Activist: School Shooting Culture

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Jamie Clarkson | jc063415@ohio.edu

We always say the same thing to ourselves. Sure, school shootings happen. But they would never happen to me. While violent attacks on college campuses are less prevalent, they cannot be ruled out. All students must face the possibility.

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Logan Paul’s Return to YouTube After Aokigahara Forest Video Backlash

Erin Gardner | Lifestyle Section Editor | eg245916@ohio.edu

YouTube sensation Logan Paul returned to his platform on Jan. 24 after a three-week hiatus after publishing his 15-minute video of the Aokigahara Forest and finding an apparent suicide victim.

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The Monument Quilt: Letting Survivors Take A Stand

Haylee Followell | Lifestyle |hf211816@ohio.edu

On Oct. 13 in Peden Stadium, there was a sense of solemnity. There are no voices, but over the speakers classical music is being played. The Monument Quilt was a display made up of 1,000 quilts made from survivors of sexual assault and rape, speaking out about their abuse. October 13 marks the first time this display has ever been at Ohio University.

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In The Wake of Another Tragedy, When Will We Take On Gun Control?

Mackenzie Kane | Society Staff Writer | mk931915@ohio.edu

On Oct. 1, 2017, what has been said to be the deadliest mass shooting in America occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. The shooting left 58 people dead and over 500 others injured. Fifty-eight people died at an event they attended with family and friends to have a good night. This is not the first time something like this has happened in America, and if changes aren’t made, it will not be the last.

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