Behind the Beard: No Shave November

Culture Staff Writer | Jeremy Humbert | Jh203814@ohio.edu

It’s mid November and everyone knows what that means! There are men all over campus with some of the worst — and sometimes best — beards of their lives this month, growing them long and proud. But what exactly is the story behind the beard?

Photo courtesy of: The November Beard Club
Photo courtesy of: The November Beard Club

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FANGLE Food: Look for some comfort food locally, list of places to go

Lifestyle Editor | Diana Wiebe | dw923311@ohio.edu

‘Tis the season to be stressed out and sad about life. Whether you’re recovering from a breakup or massively freaking out about your final grades, comfort food is always the answer. FANGLE has complied a list of the best comfort food and where to find it in Athens. Just be sure to hit the gym afterward for some healthy stress relief.

Find some comfort food by taking to local eateries.  Photo Credit: Hannah Yang
Find some comfort food by taking to local eateries.
Photo Credit: Hannah Yang

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Fighting Diseases: Look to natural sources for healthy alternatives

Culture Staff Editor | Jackie Petre | jp774811@ohio.edu | @jackie_janelle

Did you know pineapples fight plaque? Or that chickpeas are excellent for weight loss? You probably had no clue that these natural foods had such beneficial side effects. Many people eat fruits, vegetables and nuts because they know these foods are essential for a healthy diet. However, there are countless health benefits you can gain by eating certain foods without even realizing it.

Vitamins and nutrients found in food can help with fighting diseases naturally.
Vitamins and nutrients found in food can help with fighting diseases naturally.

The website NaturalFoodBenefits.com has a list of both super fruits and super vegetables that are naturally beneficial to your health. Among these lists of super foods are numerous fruits, veggies, meats, fish, nuts and grains with all of their health benefits. From apples to yumberries, you can find any and all natural foods.

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DIY: Infinity Scarf, step by step guide

Lifestyle Staff Writer| Kaitlin Webb| kw073213@ohio.edu

While the temperature plummets, the need to bundle up between classes rises, which can mean trouble for the average Bobcat’s wallet. Luckily, it’s an easy feat to pinch those pennies and stay stylishly warm. In less time than it would take to get ready, you can make a trendy infinity scarf that isn’t a budget breaker.

Rock out a scarf you make yourself rather than breaking bank.  Photo Credit: Hannah Yang
Rock out a scarf you make yourself rather than breaking bank.
Photo Credit: Hannah Yang

*Note: First scarf may take longer than 30 minutes to make.

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Letter From the Editor: Rally against sexual violence, hope for future

Dear Reader:

I recently went to the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event over the weekend. It was a spectacle…but the good kind.

The heels the male participants wore during the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in support to end sexual violence against women. Photo Credit: Hannah Yang

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Thanksgiving Bites: How to bring festivities in if flying solo

Culture Staff Writer | Madison Lantelme-Capitano |ml540312@ohio.edu

With Thanksgiving coming up, we’re all dreaming of the beautiful dinner spread waiting for us at home. But college life can get rough around the holidays, with our last exams, projects and papers due before we buckle down for finals. Whether it’s work, school or your own family, not everyone gets to make the trip back home for Thanksgiving. If you can’t be with your family to make your traditional holiday meal this year, here are some recipes that are quick, easy and a whole lot cheaper than trying to roast your own turkey. Consider it an alternative Thanksgiving dinner for those of you flying solo this year.

Photo credit: Hannah Yang

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Why threats against feminists strengthen movement

Culture Staff Writer| Raichel Jenkins| rj790813@ohio.edu| @rj790813

David Trumble of the Huffington Post brings up a valid point in his piece, Where Are My Rape Threats. In light of recent shooting scares and rape threats to video game critic and feminist speaker Anita Sarkeesian, who was set to speak at Utah State University about female portrayal in video games, a new monster has been brought to the public’s attention.

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Humans of Athens: Brittney Williams

Culture Staff Writer | Raichel Jenkins | rj790813@ohio.edu | @rj790813

Brittney Williams is a freshman biochemistry major from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Brittney Williams is an OU freshman studying biochemistry.
Brittney Williams is an OU freshman studying biochemistry.


FANGLE: What are your opinions on how big of a role diversity should play?

Brittney Williams: I believe that diversity should stem beyond black or white. It has started to almost become a burden to discuss diversity because people forget that diversity includes more than just black people and white people. We have a large international student population here at Ohio University and I think that should be highlighted more. In today’s society, we see diversity as this quota that needs to be reached, like there has to be a certain amount of each group so that the school looks good. I think that it shouldn’t be focused on as much as it is. We are more than just our skin color, ethnicity and gender.

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Local celebrities you wish you knew

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Isabella Karamol | ik570311@ohio.edu | @isabellakaramol

You may recognize them from Baker Ballroom’s stage every Thursday night, but you may not know the story behind their improvising. You also may not know that they use the word “hotdog” as an adjective to describe people and that they could probably beat you in a freestyle rap battle.

Photos credit: Audrey Kelly
Photos credit: Audrey Kelly

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