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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 6, 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 2, 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 2, 2018


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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 2, 2018


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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,...

Eagle Investment Group

Samantha Didion

February 2, 2018


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Ashland offers numerous groups and organizations for students to become involved. These include everything from Bible studies to club sports, and some groups even deal with money. All of these are designed for students to better themselves, and some have the added benefit of providing a head start...

This does not feel like home

Luqman Tarouti

January 19, 2018


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It is Oct. 5, 2014. In Arabic, the 10th of the Dhul-Hijjah, the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar year. It is Eid Al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice. The Feast of Sacrifice is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, which Muslims consider it the holier of the two...

Taking on the winter semester blues

Jacob Rayman

January 19, 2018


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As students come back to a snow covered campus this semester, many find themselves suffering from the low wind chills and trudging through the snow to their classes and various meetings. Students struggle to find the motivation they need to take on another semester here at AU. To combat the winter semester...

AU students rebuild homes in Texas after Hurricane Harvey

Bex Hunter

January 19, 2018


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Winter break is a time for students to finally relax and take time off from their studies. This year some students travelled, others visited friends and family, some worked jobs and internships, some just binged Netflix for 3 weeks straight. But for junior Grace Stockert, at least one week of her break...

A trip down memory lane

Hannah Predojev

January 19, 2018


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The year of 2017 at Ashland University has provided individuals with lots of laughs, new friendships, a newfound sense of independence, difficult challenges, Instagram-worthy moments, the occasional tears, the drive and the discipline to work hard and succeed and most importantly, the year of 2017 has...

Mental health problems in college

Steven Shrenkel

January 13, 2018


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Ashland University student Zach Moyer, a senior computer information system major, has struggled with stress and anxiety all throughout his eight years as a college student. After being in college for so long, Moyer knows all too well the struggles of trying to maintain mental health. Moyer first...

A path to better psychology research: PSA

Luqman Tarouti

December 8, 2017


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A recent scientific initiative is seeking to solve a long time problem in psychological science research: participants in psychology research. Dr. Christopher Chartier, an associate professor of psychology at Ashland University, was thinking about how to solve the limitations of participants – and...