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Collegian Challenge: After taking a beating in golf, Chris reflects on his career

By Chris Bils

August 15, 2013

Last year, the Bils vs. Battishill Brawl was a smashing success. A seemingly stupid idea that was hatched one night in the office turned into the first thing my interview subjects would mention. It was relatable and funny, a sports nerd destroying one of his best friends in the games he loves and the...

A closer look at the cutting of AU men’s soccer

By Chris Bils

August 15, 2013

Ashland University expects to save $382,558 by next year by cutting the men’s soccer program, according to university President Frederick Finks.Many changes were made this summer due to difficulties regarding Ashland University’s budget. One of the largest and most talked about changes was the decision...

Changing the culture

By Chris Bils

August 15, 2013

The 2012 season of Ashland women’s soccer was full of frustration. After getting all the way to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship in 2011, the team got back to work in August with high hopes. Most of the pieces were in place from the year before, and head c...

Gazing into the future

By Chris Bils

August 15, 2013

All it takes is a few minutes with Ashland head volleyball coach Cass Dixon to realize she has lofty goals. She doesn’t even have to say what they are.Watch her roam the sideline sometime. To the untrained eye, she seems a nervous wreck. Her heels seem likely to dig into the hardwood, which judging by...

The Final Goodbye

By Glenn Battishill, Tyler Remmel, Elizabeth Bucheit, Chris Bils, and Melanie Sudar

April 25, 2013

Tyler: So a senior column is like a rite of passage in the college newspaper world, right Glenn? Like, we’re supposed to write about all that sappy jazz, what we’re going to miss most, what we would have done differently and everything like that, right?Glenn: Yeah I think that’s what we are suppo...

Bils Battishill Brawl:Final Showdown

By Glenn Battishill and Chris Bils

April 25, 2013

Chris: For the second time in three issues, we have misled you by previewing a sport that we actually had no intention of playing. I know, I know, you probably think we were too stupid to realize that the Rec Center does not check out fencing equipment to amateurs or too lazy to trek all the way to Colum...

Bils Battishill Brawl: Dance Central 2

By Glenn Battishill and Chris Bils

April 4, 2013

Glenn: Two years ago my brother and I thoroughly embarrassed ourselves by playing “Dance Central” for the Xbox 360 Kinect at a social gathering. Unlike other dance games like “Dance Dance Revolution” or “Just Dance” players in “Dance Central” have to use their entire body to pull off dance m...

JDM to cover games in San Antonio

March 21, 2013

The Department of Journalism and Digital Media is sending a crew of students and staff to San Antonio to cover the women’s basketball team’s run at a national championship. “We are excited to send our students down to San Antonio,” said JDM chair Gretchen Dworznik. “It’s an excellent oppo...

Bils Battishill Bucheit Brawl- Women’s Lacrosse

By Chris Bils, Glenn Battishill and Elizabeth Bucheit

March 21, 2013

Glenn: This week’s Brawl, fencing, is possibly the most strategic sport. It is a sport of cunning, wits and speed. It’s all about mixing your attacks with your parrys and following those parrys with a riposte. It’s a sophisticated sport and one I’ve actually played a fair bit of. When I was a fre...

Bils Battishill Brawl: Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale

By Glenn Battishill and Chris Bils

March 7, 2013

Glenn: Firstly, Sony’s “Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale” is a shameless and blatant rip-off of Nintendo’s “Super Smash Brothers Brawl,” a game which I enjoy very much and am quite good at. Why, do you ask, are we not playing that much better game this week on the Brawl? Because that ga...

A week at Ashland University

Collegian Staff

February 21, 2013

During the week of Nov. 12, five Collegian reporters set out to cover the campus way. Chronicling snapshots of college events, these vignettes represent Ashland University in five days—detailing academic success, employment changes, sporting events and a special night in Convo. Monday, Nov. 12 It is n...

Bils Battishill Brawl: Bowling

By Glenn Battishill and Chris Bils

February 21, 2013

Chris: This was a very important week for the Brawl. We’re talking Super Bowl/NBA Finals/World Cup-level importance. I had just beaten Glenn in “Forza Motorsport 4”--the first real upset of the brawl--and he was out for revenge. As they say, revenge is a plate best served on a greasy wooden floo...