AU Live

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...

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra at AU

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra at AU

By Lindsay Cameron

September 22, 2010

Two AU professors performed in the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra concert in Hugo Young Theatre September 14. Associate Professor Scott Garlock said there used to be two professors from Youngstown and Akron in the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, but now AU is the only school who has two professors involved currentl...

Cleveland Jazz Orchestria performs at AU

Lindsay Cameron

September 22, 2010

Two AU professors performed in the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra concert Sept. 14 in the Hugo Young Theatre. Associate Music Professor Scott Garlock said there used to be two professors from Youngstown and Akron in the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, but now AU is the only school who has two professors involve...

Health Center: students say it’s hit and miss

By Justine Ackerman

September 22, 2010

Ashley Gonzales, a junior, was suffering from an extremely swollen throat her freshman year at Ashland University. “[It was so swollen] that it was hard to eat,” she said. “I went to the Health Center and asked to be tested for strep throat (streptococcal pharyngitis). The response I got was ‘there's no...

Just Spit it Out: Baird lights up lives with wit, wisdom

By Lindsay Cameron

September 21, 2010

She has the best laugh possible, her friend's mom once told Cassie Baird, a junior at Ashland University who is majoring in child and family studies. Baird, who is trying to soak up her time in college as a normal girl, has a life filled with the unusual-a stuffed animal Dalmatian named "Stripe," st...

Zombies may return to AU

By Ethan Greenberger

September 20, 2010

On a sunny Friday kicking off Labor Day weekend, Ashland University played host to a legendary event that science fiction authors could have only speculated about: the zombie apocalypse. Humans vs. Zombies, a now widely-played college game, has come to Ashland. Orchestrated by John Moser, an associat...

Student Spotlight: Sheil shows AU that Australians don’t just say “Crikey!”

Student Spotlight: Sheil shows AU that  Australians don’t just say “Crikey!”

By Andie Kinsley and Susan McConnell

September 20, 2010

"Crikey" might have been the late Steve Irwin's favorite word, but student Alex Sheil has never uttered it once. Sheil is an 18-year-old freshman from Sydney, Australia who chose to go to Ashland University. You might wonder how an Australian found a small school in Ohio. As it turned out, AU found him. He was recrui...

TV2 truck spontaneously combusts?

By Justine Ackerman

September 20, 2010

The TV2 truck, which has been used for basketball and football games, commencements and reporting on the Ashland County Fair, malfunctioned over the summer. "What happened was [the truck] sat on an angle and it [was] there from roughly the end of [May] until we tried to move it a couple of weeks ago," sa...

Police chase mail room worker

Cody White

September 20, 2010

A temporary Ashland University employee has been arrested for resisting arrest after being chased by Ashland police Sept. 2, according to the Ashland Police Department. Jerod Ramsay, who was hired through the mail room as a temporary delivery worker for the beginning of the year, was approached by p...

Communication department divides, reorganizes

Justine Ackerman

September 20, 2010

The department of communication arts, which once encompassed broadcast communication, speech communication, sports communication and journalism, has now been divided into two departments: communication studies, and journalism and digital media. "The department of communication arts was a large umbre...

IT struggles to maintian Internet

By Glenn Battishill

September 18, 2010

Despite the fact that Ashland University is four weeks into the school year, students and faculty are still having problems with their internet. "After three years of being at Ashland, I’ve always disliked the people skills of the help desk workers, but the one thing I could rely on was the speedy in...