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Earth Day: taking care of the planet

Bella Pacinelli

March 29, 2018


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For many people, April 22 is an insignificant day of the year. There is no giving or receiving presents. There is no meal that brings families together. Nonetheless, Earth Day reminds people of the importance of preserving the environment. “I wish Earth Day could be 365 days a year,” said Peggy...

Alum calls for students to flock to South Dakota

Alum calls for students to flock to South Dakota

Renée Borcas

March 22, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

The women’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Division II National Championship game once again. There is only one problem: Empty seats. Many Eagle faithful have already made the trip out to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but alumni have noticed a lack in student body representation. Jack Keefe,...

Women in history: they are important too

Kellie Pleshinger

March 16, 2018


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George Washington. Martin Luther King Jr. Alexander the Great. Neil Armstrong. Winston Churchill. All famous, intrinsic people who shaped and created the world known today. All inspiring individuals whose names are known around the world. All men who children in America learn to recognize by name. From...

Pottery, paint, and more: the Tin Can Chandelier

Avaerie Fitzgerald

March 16, 2018


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To create an artistic atmosphere in the Ashland Community, Keely Wurster, an Ashland University graduate, opened an art studio called The Tin Can Chandelier early last year with the help of her creative director, Mary Cooper. The Tin Can studio is devoted to sharing the ability to create art with...

Ashland University network security: Behind the scenes

Luqman Tarouti

March 16, 2018


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The Identity Theft Resources Center recorded 1,293 U.S. data breaches in 2017. The breaches exposed more than 174 million confidential records, 21 percent higher than 2016. 8.8 percent of those records were from the educational sector. Ashland University was one of the cyberattack victims. SPEAR PHISHIN...

An expansion of faith: FCA

Samantha Didion

March 10, 2018


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A set of white lights gleams on the ground to illuminate a cross on the pathway to the large, glossy wooden double-doors of the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. Above the double doors is a massive stain glass window, with alluring and eye catching colors that dance in the sunlight. Around the corner...

Alcoholism on college campuses: part 2

Emily Wilkinson

February 18, 2018


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Fans rumble the stands as the PA announcer’s voice roars over the loudspeakers, “Touchdown Eagles!” Destiney Nicol, Ashland University freshman football cheerleader, waves her pom-poms in excitement. Gazing up in the stands she could see smiling faces of friends, classmates and family. She...

School shootings: preparing for violence Ashland University updates its emergency communication protocol

Renée Borcas, Media Content Editor

February 18, 2018


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Mass shootings are typically a sensitive subject, especially in schools, but being aware of how to respond in such a situation and knowing what resources will be around to help can help increase chances of survival. David McLaughlin, AU’s safety services director, said the safety committee is currently...

Just another sexual assault

Bella Pacinelli

February 7, 2018


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A large room full of talkative young men and women, particularly those of the Greek community, are greeted by an upbeat speaker wearing a floral skirt and knee-high boots. The words “Just Another Assault” are projected onto the screens behind her head. Bonny Shade is about to begin the discussion...

Peer Educator initiative re-instated

Steven Shrenkel

February 3, 2018


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Ashland University’s Peer Educator program has been re-instated as a part of Ashland’s strategic plan, Ashland Rising 2020. The plan identifies five strategic imperatives for AU. One of these imperatives is titled, “A Healthy, Safe and Supportive Campus Environment.” Deborah Sullivan, director...

Alcoholism on college campuses: part 1

Alcoholism on college campuses: part 1

Bree Gannon

February 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

The black pavement under her feet grew closer and closer in her field of vision as she walked down High Street. Her friend’s high pitched laughter rang in her ears as she took in the scene around her, realizing her semi-blurry vision meant she had too much to drink. “I remember at this point,...

A different kind of romance: St. Valentine’s Day experiences in the LGBT+ community

A different kind of romance: St. Valentine’s Day experiences in the LGBT+ community

Kellie Pleshinger

February 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

Cards, balloons, flowers and chocolates. Steak dinners at candlelit restaurants or movie nights on the couch. Red hearts and teddy bears. Valentine’s Day heralds a time for celebrating romantic love. The holiday is traditionally spent out at fancy restaurants, with hands holding tight to other hands,...