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Cleveland Indians should keep the Chief

Cleveland Indians should keep the Chief

Bree Gannon, Sports Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under OPINION

I went to my very first Indians game when I was around six years old. The stadium was still called ‘Jacob’s Field’, the hot dogs were $1 and the fireworks were beautiful. That day, my mom bought me my first Indians shirt. It was red with the word Indians written in blue cursive lettering with Chief...

Whole people finding whole love

Whole people finding whole love

Bella Pacinelli

February 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Author, Cheryl Strayed, has left me feeling inspired since watching the film adaptation of her memoir, Wild. This movie illustrates Strayed’s emotional and physical journey along the 1,000 mile Pacific Crest Trail. Dealing with the loss of her mother and recent divorce, she struggles to be remin...

An open letter to a tide pod

An open letter to a tide pod

Renee Borcas

February 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION

You are not to blame. In our advancedly sanitized world, I can only assume something must have gotten lost in translation when people started confusing your fresh, fruity scent as appetizing. It is not hard for people who are less than logical to understand that you are not some sort of candy-flavored...

The Meaning of Valentine’s Day

The Meaning of Valentine’s Day

Bella Pacinelli

February 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Ask 20 people their opinion about Valentine’s Day and you are likely to get 20 different answers. Some may say that they love it and look forward to spending time with a significant other. Another might say that Valentine’s Day is just stupid. Some may not hate the holiday, but hate how it...

New year, but probably not a new me

New year, but probably not a new me

Bella Pacinelli

January 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION

A countdown, ball drop and champagne all signify the transition from one year to the next. But what happens when you do not partake in all the cheers? Let me first start off by saying that I have always been a New Years fanatic. I believed in starting fresh and creating resolutions to motivate the...

JDM Department recognized

JDM Department recognized

Collegian Staff

January 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION

For the second year in a row, AUTV-20 and 88.9 WRDL were selected for multiple Finalist Awards by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. AUTV-20 was recognized in five different categories and WRDL was honored in three different categories. “These awards are a tribute to the hard work, dedication...

2017s Biggest Moments

January 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION

There were many defining moments in 2017 in our backyard of Ashland University and on a larger international scale. Here are some of the things that our editing staff considered the most impactful. Manchester attack "I would say the most impactful thing that happened this year would be the Mancheste...

Be thankful, but not for Thanksgiving

Be thankful, but not for Thanksgiving

Bex Hunter, News Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and a lot of us will be heading home to spend time with our families, eat our body weight in food and celebrate the yearly traditions involved with the holidays. But what exactly is it that we are celebrating? According to American history, we are celebrating...

The way we once were

The way we once were

Bella Pacinelli

November 10, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Life is pretty funny sometimes. When something bad happens, it feels like the end of the world. As young adults, us college students definitely fall victim to taking things out of proportion. In those hard times, have you ever thought about the big picture? So yes, I am in an argument with my mom, I...

Introducing AU Live

Introducing AU Live

Renee Borcas, Media Content Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

The staff of The Collegian is proud to announce Ashland University’s new converged, multimedia website, AU Live. Since its founding, the Journalism and Digital Media department at AU has advocated for convergence within student media where the individual outlets work in conjunction with one another...

The flag is a symbol: Respect it

Noah Cloonan, Managing Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under OPINION

On Aug. 18, 2016 Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49’ers quarterback, first kneeled for the national anthem. In just over a year’s time, the meaning of kneeling during the anthem has changed from a declaration against the oppression of people of color and ongoing issues with police brutality...

Doing as the Romans do

Doing as the Romans do

Bex Hunter

August 25, 2017


Filed under OPINION

In almost every college movie or television show one thing always stands out: Greek Life. While most shows and movies’ depictions of Greek Life are not completely accurate, it still tends to give off the idea that you have to join a sorority or fraternity in order to be happy in college.That is jus...