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Student Spotlight: Eustathios strives not for one goal, but many

Student Spotlight: Eustathios strives not for one goal, but many

By Amanda Eakin

April 20, 2011

It is common for people to have one major talent that they take advantage of by incorporating it into their future careers. Brad Eustathios, however, can be considered a "jack of all trades" due to possessing not just one talent, but many. The fact that Eustathios has changed his major every year at A...

World’s Greatest Scandal

By Amanda Eakin

April 13, 2011

They say there are three things you should carefully sidestep like you would with a dog dropping along the sidewalk in a conversation: politics, religion and sex. I'm going to be outrageous by adding another one to the list-relationship status of a single person. Before I justify this statement, I wi...

Students react to new global competency requirement

By Amanda Eakin

April 13, 2011

If approved by faculty senate, the expanded global competency requirement will expect future students to pursue the cultural aspect of their liberal arts education more than prior students.As a brief recap, incoming students would have to select one of three tracks from the new Global Passport Strategi...

Student Spotlight: Garska soars above the average student with outstanding work outside the classroom

Student Spotlight: Garska soars above the average student with outstanding work outside the classroom

By Amanda Eakin

April 6, 2011

While the dreaded senioritis begins to creep into graduating students' minds and render them incapable of productivity, Sara Garska defies this common condition by remaining very much involved with Ashland University both inside and outside of the classroom until the last possible second. Throughout her c...

The greatest headline ever

By Amanda Eakin

March 30, 2011

As a self-proclaimedtherapist, I have conceived of a new mental diagnosis—SuperiorityAchievement Disorder, or what you can call "SAD" for short. Thiscondition is prominent particularly among the over-achievingcollege students who are so busy they make to-do lists as theyshower or go to the bathroom.They are the on...

Facebook: the cultural tidal wave

Facebook: the cultural tidal wave

By Amanda Eakin

March 23, 2011

Having a Facebook may possibly be one of the few common denominators among all college students. Because of its intense popularity, this ground-breaking social phenomenon, which began in 2004, could be slowly changing American culture. When Dr. Pravin Rodrigues, assistant professor of communications studie...

‘Sunday in the Park With George’: a puzzling yet pleasing musical

By Amanda Eakin

March 3, 2011

Upon walking into the Studio Theater to watch "Sunday in the Park With George," I was prepared. Armed with the knowledge that this musical could be confusing, I readied myself for any twists or turns that might happen. Turns out, the warning about the complexity was much appreciated, because I did f...

AU students teaching abroad in Brazil

AU students teaching abroad in Brazil

By Amanda Eakin

February 24, 2011

Students who have been considering spending a semester overseas will be given another opportunity to pursue their dreams; starting this semester, AU has implemented an exchange program in Brazil which allows students to either study or teach abroad. "We've had student teaching abroad since 2005," Rebecca ...

Student Spotlight: beauty pageant contestant Jarzenski dazzles judges and AU

By Amanda Eakin

February 17, 2011

Like any overachieving student, Ashliegh Jarzenski, a freshman Broadcast Communications major, has immersed herself in a multitude of groups and activities. She is Alpha Phi's social chair, a member of the Habitat for Humanity executive board, a TV2 news anchor and is on the Homecoming committee. On to...

AU’s Anime Club ventures to Columbus for Ohayocon

AU’s Anime Club ventures to Columbus for Ohayocon

Amanda Eakin

February 10, 2011

Over the last weekend of January, Ashland University's Anime Club ventured down to Columbus to take part in Ohayocon, an annual convention in which fans of all ages flock together to celebrate a common interest: anime. Nicholas McCrea, who goes by the alias EdNick, has been the president of AU's Anim...

Upcoming play “On the Edge” pushes boundaries in attempt to address suicide and depression

By Amanda Eakin

February 3, 2011

What starts off as an idea can transform into something much greater. Courtney Long, a senior majoring in speech communications, has immersed herself in an independent study in order to create a play focusing on issues very important to her: depression and suicide. "On the Edge," a play that essentia...

Not mine? Then let’s trash it

By Amanda Eakin

February 3, 2011

I recently received an email from my RD in Clayton, who expressed his concern with the condition of the Clayton basement. For a couple consecutive days, cleaning staff had to deal with the generous mess that was left behind courtesy of some Clayton residents, probably after a night of (what else?) dr...