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Politics Among College Students and the Impact of Social Media

Politics Among College Students and the Impact of Social Media

Leah Burtscher, ASSISTANT EDITOR

December 10, 2019

In today’s society it is often perceived that the American political atmosphere has entered foreign territory due to the emergence of social media. Today when asked where college students get most of their news, Twitter or Instagram were the top answers. Students find this difficult and confusing because...

Exams and mental health: a visible problem

Carrie Smith

December 2, 2019

It’s 3 a.m. Bottles of energy shots and coffee cups strewn are around the dorm room and piles of flashcards and notes are scattered on the desk— an image most college students can envision. Exams are a common cause of this picture; the idea that staying up late several nights in a row to study...

Student health care planning

Katie Harrigan

December 2, 2019

One out of five college students do not have a means of health insurance according to a study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. This means 20 percent of young people do not have a form of financial security if they become sick, are involved in an accident or run into any other health...

Part two: equality within female athletics

Part two: equality within female athletics

Bella Pacinelli, FEATURES EDITOR

November 23, 2019

Over the years, women in athletics have become accepted by sports-lovers all over the world, playing at the collegiate and professional level just like men. Ashland University offers 12 Division II female sports such as basketball, soccer, lacrosse, tennis and volleyball. In an effort to increase...

Part one: Female presence within the rec center

Part one: Female presence within the rec center

Bella Pacinelli, FEATURES EDITOR

November 21, 2019

Students are welcomed by the sound of dribbles and free weights being dropped. There is a faint smell of chlorine and rubber throughout the building. The Ashland University rec center offers many opportunities for physical activity such as the climbing wall, GroupX classes, cardio machines and weight...

AU home to one of the largest studies in the history of psychology

AU home to one of the largest studies in the history of psychology

Steve Shrenkel

November 21, 2019

Ashland University is now home to one of the largest studies in the history of psychology. A facial perception study involving 11,481 participants from 130 institutions across 48 different countries was made public earlier this month. And it all began at AU. This marks the completion of the...

Dr. Chris Burkett: Acting chair of the history and political science department

Dr. Chris Burkett: Acting chair of the history and political science department

Christine Jenkinson, NEWS EDITOR FOR THE COLLEGIAN

November 21, 2019

A conversation that is documented is making history. Students taking history and political science classes can expect to get in on those historical conversations. Dr. Chris Burkett is an associate professor of political science and acting chair of the history and political science department at Ashland...

Mark Britton’s return to AU 32 years later

Mark Britton’s return to AU 32 years later

Zach Read, MANAGING EDITOR OF THE COLLEGIAN

November 21, 2019

Someway, somehow, Ashland University alumni always find their way back to the 44805. It took him 32 years, but Mark Britton eventually found his way back to AU, a place near and dear to his heart that shaped him as a person in the 1980s. Mark is a 1983 graduate of AU with a business administration...

Part two: equality within female athletics

Part two: equality within female athletics

Bella Pacinelli, FEATURES EDITOR

November 21, 2019

Over the years, women in athletics have become accepted by sports-lovers all over the world, playing at the collegiate and professional level just like men. Ashland University offers 12 Division II female sports such as basketball, soccer, lacrosse, tennis and volleyball. In an effort to increase...

The Campaign for Every Individual

The Campaign for Every Individual

Steve Shrenkel

November 8, 2019

Every individual at Ashland University has a story to tell. From students, to faculty to alumni, each person may be on a different path in life. All of them, however, share a common connection with each other: AU. Ashland University’s Campaign for Every Individual was launched to tell 1,000 individual...

Age is just a number

Age is just a number

Madison Graver

November 8, 2019

The year was 2014. The Ashland University football team was set to play their first game of the season against Lake Erie College on a warm September night. Elsewhere in Jack Miller Stadium, 65-year-old Frank Stanek was about to make his debut in the Eagle marching band. Fast forward to 2019, AU’s...

Dr. Peter Slade: Chair of the religion department

Dr. Peter Slade: Chair of the religion department

Christine Jenkinson, NEWS EDITOR FOR THE COLLEGIAN

November 8, 2019

The religion department meets many students coming in and out of their classes, since they satisfy the religion core requirement, and even humanities. “One of the things we say in religion is we ask the big questions. Like Ashland University, we’re not about telling people what to think, we’re...