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Escalating elevator tension

By Amanda Eakin

September 30, 2010

You are waiting for the elevator to go up to your room. Not a soul lingers nearby, leaving you to your fleeting thoughts as you continue to wait. The annoying bleeps of the elevator drag you out of your sleep-deprived trance. As the doors part, you shuffle in absentmindedly, pressing your floor number....

You’re not hott

By Justine Ackerman

September 30, 2010

Have you ever heard a boy say, "I don't want to hang out with any girls tonight - I'm afraid one would try to kiss me"? Have you heard a girl say, "I don't want to go dancing - a boy might see me and check me out"? No, you haven't. Want to know why? Because most people aren't arrogant enough to think th...

Secret Menu: The McLetmedown

By Nick Zavarella

September 30, 2010

For the third installment of the "Secret Menu," I returned to McDonalds and ordered a first. "In all the years I have worked here," the McDonald's manager said, "I have never had someone order that." Pretty impressive coming from the manager, I'd say. I couldn't decide what to eat, so I combined everyt...

Ashland County Fair brings out the worst in everyone

By Glenn Battishill

September 30, 2010

Ashland: the so-called "World headquarters of nice people." Not so if you try to get into the county fair for free because you have a media pass and permission to film for a class assignment. My partner for COMAR 224 and I were doing a project on the Motocross event at the Ashland County Fair. We needed v...

New website, same purpose; to deliver the news

September 30, 2010

We here at the Collegian are very excited and proud to have a brand new website, www.ashlandcollegian.com. Our new home on the Internet will stand as an electronic extension of our regular publishing, hosting everything that we run in our campus papers as well as web-exclusive articles, features, blogs and m...

A Sandy Brubaker

By Matt Brubaker

September 30, 2010

We've all seen the walk off hits in baseball, the game-winning field goals in football and the buzzer-beaters in basketball. Every little kid's dream is to be the hero and the one that delivers in the clutch. The greatest feeling in the sports world is when your teammates swarm you after finishing the...

Next Left; Adventure

By Glenn Battishill

September 22, 2010

Never in my whole life have I been lost. I mean, my parents have mixed-up directions before but we were never completely lost. I've been to a fair share of large cities: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Orlando and Washington D.C. Of all those cities, the one I get completely lost in is Ashland. A friend and ...

“Pryor” to the snap

By Matt Brubaker

September 22, 2010

As Ohio State dominated the Bobcats of Ohio University this past weekend, I couldn't help but notice Terrelle Pryor and his inability to complete passes to open receivers. The two passes that stuck out to me the most were his two interceptions in the second half when the game was already in hand. His f...

Annoying much?

Justine Ackerman

September 22, 2010

I believe that we all have an annoying kid (A.K.). Some of us get really unlucky and have more than one. Don't pretend like you don't know who I'm talking about. It's the girl in the second row of your biology class who continually asks the teacher questions that lead class discussion off into the world ...

Fishbowl Fears: No Trespassing?

By Amanda Eakin

September 22, 2010

It's common knowledge that there are off-limit areas in Convo. If you have the nerve - or stupidity - to wander into a section you do not belong to, prepare to face the consequences. The evil eye, angry whispers, maybe even a verbal assault. I'm sure there have been times the oblivious victim has been...

Painting the big picture; Video games as art

By Glenn Battishill

September 20, 2010

In 2005, legendary movie critic Roger Ebert said that video games could never be considered an art form. Millions of gamers sent him letters and emails, telling him how wrong he was. In July of this year, he admitted that his experience with video games was limited, but he stood by his point. While ev...

Love to complain? Join the club

By Missy Loar

September 20, 2010

Whether you call it venting, moaning, whining or that word that starts with a "b," the truth is that sometimes, everyone just likes to complain. This week's issue is an excellent example. Our staff alone bemoans the struggles that come with living on campus or off, the ever-rising costs of college an...