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Students grill Convo for cheesy friday favorite

By Amanda Eakin

September 30, 2010

The start of the semester marked several changes with Convo's menu, yet the one that captured the most attention was the absence of grilled cheese on Fridays. The traditional American comfort food was always served during Friday lunches, typically paired with a steaming bowl of tomato soup. Yet when...

Environmental program working to build wetlands center

By Cody White

September 30, 2010

The Environmental Science program at Ashland University is currently working to build an educational center at the preserve, according to Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "I'm very excited about Ashland University raising funds to support an Environmental Study Center at the Bla...

Buckeye Girls State and Ashland go their separate ways

By Justine Ackerman

September 30, 2010

Ashland University will no longer be the summer home to Buckeye Girls State (BGS), an Ohio's Girls State program dedicated to educating young women in the qualities of good leadership and citizenship, as stated on the BGS website. "The change was primarily due to a cost issue," said Dean Bloxham, co...

Homecoming; past, present and future

By Brandon Barber

September 30, 2010

Homecoming returns once again with a week of powderpuff football games, Banana Splittin' and the highly anticipated homecoming court. According to university archivist David Roepke, this will be the 88th homecoming court election. The first homecoming was in 1922 and the first homecoming queen was elect...

Just spit it out: Former Homecoming Queen sparkles with life experiences

By Lindsay Cameron

September 30, 2010

A poised high school homecoming queen, Jeni Dodd fears not the bigger qualms of freshman college life (such as homesickness and making friends), but of falling out of her bunk bed...again. The 18-year-old graduate from Open Door High School in Loraine, Ohio, has easily melted into Ashland University campus ...

Police crack down on jaywalking

By Dan Shade

September 30, 2010

Jaywalking is an issue that Ashland police have tried to tackle by starting to ticket students. Safety Services has also become aware of this problem, with many calls from local residents coming in complaining about students illegally crossing the street. "We receive at least one call a day from a re...

Kappa Sig comes up short

By Rose Walters

September 30, 2010

Last spring, the national Kappa Sigma chapter requested permission to reappear on the Ashland University. After a week of formal recruitment, the pros and cons to its return are still being argued across campus. Formal recruitment week took place Sept. 12 through Sept. 18 this year, but when the chips fell,...

Student director takes the stage

By Ethan Greenberger

September 30, 2010

As the semester draws onward and winter begins to set in, we get ever closer to the opening of Ashland University's production of "Marisol," student directed by senior Lauren Yobbagy. Yobbagy, who has been a part of many shows here at Ashland both on stage and behind the scenes, has been preparing f...

AU Rec Center whips itself into shape

By Justine Ackerman

September 27, 2010

Ashland University's Recreation Services has some new changes and activities, Janel Molnar, director of recreational services, said. According to many students, the most exciting new change is the Outdoor Store, which allows AU students and Rec Center members to check out camping equipment for free. ...

Ramsey to receive Dr. Glenn L. Clayton Award

By Sports Info

September 22, 2010

Ashland University head women's basketball coach Sue Ramsey will receive the 2010 Dr. Glenn L. Clayton Award. The award will be presented Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Alumni Awards Brunch. The event will be held at 9 a.m. at the John C. Myers Convocation Center. The recipient of the Clayton Award must d...

Monte B’s enforces new cover charge

By Amanda Eakin

September 22, 2010

It was a very bitter time in many Ashland University students' lives when they discovered the new cover charge being implemented at their favorite local bar. Monte B's, a popular bar where students go to unwind in downtown Ashland, began charging 18- to 20-year-olds $3 for admission, starting in late...

Tornado hits close to home

Tornado hits close to home

By Geren Lewis

September 22, 2010

For junior Katie Scale, the EF-2 tornado that hit Wooster Thursday night hit a little too close to home. Scale was driving home when it started to thunderstorm a little after 5 p.m. and she tried to hurry to her house. "About a mile away from my house I noticed a lot of wind, and all of a sudden I saw...