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Students speak out about sexual violence

Sean Honaker

April 28, 2016

The experience was sobering as I sat in auditorium of the Student Center on the evening of April 19. Students were scattered throughout the room, greeted by a panel of their peers on stage, all of us drawn there for a reason.We were there to talk about a real issue most people do not want to discuss....

January 1, 1970

Callan Pugh

February 17, 2016

It’s 3:45 p.m. on a Friday and I’m sitting in the Nest scrolling through Yik Yak as I finish the last few soggy fries of my meal. There’s a few posts from students looking for “someone to just cuddle with” among other things. When I get to a yak about iPhones I get excited. It explains that iPh...

Let’s keep the flame alive

Let’s keep the flame alive

Martina Baca

December 10, 2015

Students, professors, familiar and unfamiliar faces were surrounding the flag pole standing in the middle of the quad. The cold weather brought people together forming a circle, everybody holding a candle. They were holding it firmly but carefully. People were protecting the weak flame that illumina...

Ashland’s kindness

Tom Prizeman

December 4, 2015

I was lying in a ditch outside Kates gymnasium covered in dirt. To quote those late night infomercials for Life Alert, I had fallen and I couldn’t get up. “Great,” I thought to myself. “I’m the first person to tear their ACL getting Arby’s.”A few weeks ago I had finished calling an As...

My experience with stereotypes

Martina Baca

December 4, 2015

Last semester I was trying to get a senior apartment with one of my friends but we were missing two other girls to be eligible to get one. I found out that two of my friends, one American and the other foreign, were looking for roommates. I told my American friend that I found somebody she could live with. ...

Communications is not journalism

Zack Lemon

November 19, 2015

When Melissa Click asked for “some muscle” to get student photographer Mark Schierbecker off a central space in the University of Missouri, it was ugly. It was ugly and disturbing and chilling to see a smiling professor use physical force to remove a student journalist from public property. I could...

Why we’re not Missouri

Josh Frey

November 19, 2015

In recent weeks, college students have been making headlines for reasons that should alarm all lovers of free speech and debate. Students at universities across the country are throwing a collective temper tantrum, demanding that their universities shelter them from ideas they disagree with by providing...

A simple concept, widely misunderstood: Foreign Language and the Core

Sophia Leddy

November 19, 2015

A liberal education in its very literal sense is “free” education, meaning it teaches a person how to be free. A liberal core, therefore, should encourage students to think, speak, and write freely. It means that students cannot be bound to their opinions without reflecting on them and prejudice ...

Electives requirements

Ivan Larson

November 9, 2015

Earlier this week, the Faculty Senate Core Task Force (SCTF) released a revised proposal for a new Core Curriculum for the University. A process of this magnitude, maybe happens once in a generation; it should not be taken lightly. The initial proposal looked good. It eliminated Lifetime Wellness from ...

Loss in journalism, the community, and in myself

Zack Lemon

November 9, 2015

This weekend, I lost two major journalistic influences, causing me to reflect now on what’s to come next. On Friday, Grantland, a sports and pop culture website operated by ESPN, was abruptly shuttered. And on Sunday, Gary Levine, an English professor here at AU and a regular reader of The Collegian, succ...

Transformation is in the Air

Sean Honaker

November 9, 2015

The Ashland University Student Senate’s semi-annual Student Speak-up event on Tuesday night, the first for the institution’s new president, Carlos Campo, was, by all accounts, a resounding success.            The topics were numerous, ranging from the structure of the new university core under considerat...

A review of my time on The Collegian staff

Halee Heironimus

October 23, 2015

It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that after this semester, there will no longer be a print edition of The Collegian. Looking back at the past three years, working on The Collegian has taught be more about myself than I would’ve ever thought. Although there are nights when I’ve cried...