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How to stay busy during quarantine

How to stay busy during quarantine

Cass Tolliver

March 19, 2020

Due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus, many people are staying home in quarantine to prevent the spread of the virus. While this is an effective way to keep citizens more safe and healthy, quarantine can lead to major boredom. College students are no longer on campus with their friends, classes,...

How to hit the road on a budget this spring break

How to hit the road on a budget this spring break

Cass Tolliver

March 5, 2020

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet,” Rachel Wolchin once said. Traveling is typically seen as a privilege in our society, but it does not have to be as expensive and tedious as everyone makes it seem. Between college tuition and many other expenses, there...

Spring Breaker’s Checklist 2020

Spring Breaker’s Checklist 2020

Gracie Wilson and Christine Jenkinson

March 5, 2020

Take some time to catch up with friends back home if they have the same spring break as you Go visit friends at other universities and brighten their day while they are still in school Go on a hike or a nature walk Take a trip with College friends Do some spring cleaning (it may not be fun,...

The lack of sorority houses at AU

The lack of sorority houses at AU

Gracie Wilson, Leah Burtscher, and Cass Tolliver

February 20, 2020

In case you have not noticed, Ashland University’s campus has three fraternity houses and zero sorority houses. The sororities on campus each have a “suite” in a wing of Clark, an all female dorm building. While the suites are nicely kept, they are extremely small compared to the fraternity...

Esports should be considered a real sport

Esports should be considered a real sport

Frozen

February 6, 2020

After three semesters’ struggle and experiencing multiple personnel changes, Ashland Esports League of Legends team finally got cut this winter. This move raised a heated debate among students about why we consider Esports as a sport. Indeed, when people mention the word ‘sport’, the first...

Valentines Day tips and gifts

Valentines Day tips and gifts

Cass Tolliver and Gracie Wilson

February 6, 2020

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and for some people, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate with their significant other or their closest friends. For others, it is a silly day where the economy makes millions of dollars for no real reason. Whether you admit to celebrating Valentine’s...

Considering paper straws for a more sustainable campus

Considering paper straws for a more sustainable campus

Gracie Wilson, ASSISTANT EDITOR/ OPINION EDITOR

January 23, 2020

Ashland University is arguably a sustainable campus. There are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved through Sustainability Club and various locations to recycle practically anything. The dining locations around campus are also working towards sustainability. The Eagle’s Nest lets...

Dorm essentials to brighten up your room in the new year

Dorm essentials to brighten up your room in the new year

Cass Tolliver

January 23, 2020

The spring semester can sometimes start off gloomy with the cold weather and the after-Christmas sorrow. However, this semester can also be a time for new beginnings, resolutions being put into action and spring cleaning in your dorm room. Although dorms are small spaces that are typically shared,...

Why meal swipes should cover off campus dining

Why meal swipes should cover off campus dining

Cass Tolliver

November 21, 2019

Being an upperclassman at Ashland University comes with many perks— one of those being the meal swipes meal plan rather than the unlimited meal plan for Convo. These meal swipes can be used at Convo, Eagles nest, Tuffy’s smoothie bar and the Schar cafe. While those are all great options, sometimes...

Get Your Jingle on for the Holidays

Christine Jenkinson and Gracie Wilson

November 21, 2019

November: Most importantly: give thanks Make time for friends and family Be thankful that school is winding down Deck the halls with boughs of holly (after you have celebrated Thanksgiving of course) Grab some hot cocoa and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Watch /play Thanksgiving day...

“Golden Girls”: Being golden has no expiration date

“Golden Girls”: Being golden has no expiration date

Christine Jenkinson and Alayna Ross

November 8, 2019

For the few people that have not been graced with the opportunity to view “The Golden Girls” (starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty), it revolves around four older single women who are sharing a house in Miami. Widows, Rose and Blanche, share the home with divorceé Dorothy....

A time for friends, a time for giving: Friendsgiving

Avaerie Fitzgerald, MANAGING EDITOR FOR AU LIVE

November 8, 2019

Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and that sweet, sweet pumpkin pie mark a special time of the year — Thanksgiving. What was once remembered as the days we pretended to help out in the kitchen by dumping different ingredients in the bowl, we now experience in a whole new light. College...