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ADPi president says “The sisterhood isn’t cancelled”

The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi sorority on bid day.

Katie Harrigan

September 23, 2020

Service, leadership and support are just a few of many life skills that the sisters of ADPi practice on a daily basis. Coming from all different backgrounds, members of this chapter devote their time to achieving academic excellence; helping those in need and making the community a better place for ev...

The negative toll of COVID-19 and social isolation

AU students are required to wear masks whenever they are outside their place of residence.

Madison Graver

September 18, 2020

Nobody could have predicted the state that the world is in today.  For Ashland University students, it began back in early March after receiving the news that all classes would be held virtually for the remainder of the semester and that students were to promptly move out of on-campus housing.  ...

The impact of no sports on campus

Empty gyms will make for a quiet and potentially dull semester.

Bella Pacinelli, FEATURES EDITOR

September 18, 2020

Many changes have impacted the daily lives of college students everywhere.  At Ashland University, students cannot leave their dorms without a mask.  In classrooms, they are separated from peers by chairs marked as unseatable. Even in the convocation center, the way food is distributed has...

AU Clubs: Astronomy Club points students to the stars

The Astronomy Club meets via Zoom on the first and last Tuesday of the month.

Lewis Markham

September 17, 2020

The evening light fades away over the horizon as dusk turns to dark. One by one, bright specs of light begin to pop up across the entire night sky. Stars, thousands of them, shadow the intensity of the moon that dimly lights the earth beneath. Over hundreds of years, scientists, philosophers and astronomers...

AU resources help students with depression, suicide awareness and prevention

The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Ashland County sponsor the Suicide Prevention & Awareness Annual Walk that is virtual this year due to COVID-19.

Lydia Bice

September 16, 2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. While not every person with depression has suicidal thoughts, those with these thoughts are normally extremely depressed, anxious and suffer from major stress.  Contemplating suicide is not a sign of weakness, but it is a clear indicator of how ...

AU Clubs: Psychology Club gets students interested in the mind

The Ashland University Psychology Department is part of the Psi Chi Honor Society.

Nate Powalie

September 10, 2020

A new semester is underway at Ashland University, but this semester is different compared to those of years past.  With COVID-19 placing barriers and restricting opportunities for students, the amount of stress can become overwhelming for all sorts of Ashland Eagles, from freshmen to students who are ret...

Accepting and coping with the changes on campus

Floor signs reminding students to stay six feet apart can be found in many buildings

Jordann Lopata, SPORTS EDITOR

September 4, 2020

Coming back to campus this semester, AU students are seeing major changes due to the effects of coronavirus.  What started out as just a sickness comparable to the flu, has now become something that affects everyday lives.  Where some students were forced out of rooms, athletics being postponed, majors beg...

How do you keep college students from partying?

The fall semester brings a stop to beer pong with friends

Bella Pacinelli, FEATURES EDITOR

September 4, 2020

Coronavirus has been an ever-present threat in the United States for the past five months.  Throughout this time, people have been told to social distance and wear masks when in public spaces.  However, with college students returning back to campus it is unknown whether or not they will adhere t...

How Ashland County businesses are adapting during COVID-19 pandemic

The Black Fork Bistro in Loudonville is currently offering carry-out only and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.


April 17, 2020

While Ashland University students were on spring break, their time was spent enjoying beaches, warm weather and good food. They rushed off of airplanes to get to the countless luxuries they had been dreaming of for weeks. They did not have a care in the world and for many, their last thought was the risk...

Dr. Daniel Fox – Chair of economics/finance in the college of business

Dr. Daniel Fox: Chair of economics/finance in the college of business


March 5, 2020

As the final installment of the series on the College of Business and Economics, we will be taking a look at the Economics and Finance department. This department offers many majors and minors, seven to be exact: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in Economics, Bachelor of...

NASA Glenn newsletter editor remembers Ashland as a starting block

Doreen (center) receiving her NASA Honor Award on Sept. 4, 2019. Left to right: NASA Glenn Associate Director Larry SIvic, Deputy Director Dr. Marla Perez-Davis, Doreen, Director and Astronaut Dr. Janet Kavandi and Deputy Administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

Zach Read

March 5, 2020

The years of 1979 to 1983 contained a lot of change for Ashland College. It was in those years that athletics made the revolutionary move to Division II and former President Dr. Joseph Shultz essentially saved the college from bankruptcy. It was also during that time that a young Doreen Zudell from...

Ashland’s celebration of women

Dr. Lucille Ford addresses the room after the Ashland County Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund event.


March 5, 2020

Applause filled the air as she took the microphone. Her voice filled with power and a tone filled with gratefulness and enthusiasm at seeing the crowd around her. Dr. Lucille Ford stood next to her daughter, Joanne Watson, and greeted the room with a joke to lighten the mood. Laughter filled the room...