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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...

And the winner is…

And the winner is...

By Dan Shade

April 26, 2012

Last month the journalism and digital media department and Ashland film group hosted their first ever 48-hour film festival. The festival consisted of four groups with three students per group. Groups were given a list of guidelines, which included five categories. They were required to choose at least ...

Secret Menu: The Taco 12-Pack challenge

By Dan Shade and Tyler Remmel

April 19, 2012

This week’s Secret Menu pits two Collegian staff members, design editor Tyler Remmel and photo editor Dan Shade, in a targeted fast food eat-off. The competition began with a Taco Bell 12 taco box. The object was to eat more tacos than the competitor, requiring the winner to eat quicker than the lose...

JDM to host 48-hour film contest

By Dan Shade

March 29, 2012

This weekend the AU Journalism and Digital Media Department and Ashland Film group will be hosting their first ever 48-hour film festival. The event begins Friday, March 30th at 7 p.m. and teams must deliver finished three to five minute films by Sunday, April 1st at 7 p.m. “The students have beginni...

Memorable Moments: March 20 vs. Alaska-Anchorage and March 21 vs. Bentley

Memorable Moments: March 20 vs. Alaska-Anchorage and March 21 vs. Bentley

By Chris Bils

March 23, 2012

The 2011-12 Ashland women’s basketball season has been one to remember. The team has won 33 straight games and will play for the national championship 8 p.m. tonight in San Antonio. Over the last three weeks, the Eagles hosted and won the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Mi...

AU Jazz Orchestra hosts Jazz Festival

By Dan Shade

March 23, 2012

The AU Jazz Orchestra just returned from their tour of Spain, and right away had to host their biggest event of the year, the 2012 Maplerock Jazz Festival. Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Scott Garlock hosted the event, which kicked off in the early afternoon with high school bands. This year’s ...

Memorable Moments: Feb. 29 vs. Northern Michigan


By Chris Bils

March 3, 2012

The 2011-12 Ashland women’s basketball season has been one to remember. Currently ranked No. 4 in the nation, the team has won 26 straight games and shows no signs of slowing down. Over the next week and a half, the Eagles will play host to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Association and NCA...

Q&A with musician Chris Cauley

By Dan Shade

February 23, 2012

 Musicians Chris Cauley and Matt Cory performed for students in Redwood Hall Feb. 15. Cauley, an Atlanta native singer and guitarist, was the main attraction of the night, and he is currently competing on NBC’s The Voice. Canton, Ohio saxophonist Matt Cory, who used to share the same agent as Cauley...

Grapplers grab gold

Grapplers grab gold

By Dan Shade

January 19, 2012

If you just walked into the Wendy's Mid-Atlantic Duals at Kates Gymnasium Sunday, it would have seemed as if Ashland's wrestling team was the clear-cut favorite. Wrestling at home in a dual meet that featured seven teams from around the region, the Eagles recorded a match record of 34-4 on the way to th...

Is there coal in my stocking? Nope, just the NBA

By Dan Shade

December 1, 2011

"Oh my! I am so happy!" was not my response when the NBA lockout ended. I haven't even thought about what I want for Christmas, but when I found out the NBA was returning Christmas day I got a little depressed. Living in Ohio is most often painful for sports fans, and this year has been an extremely bad ye...

Jazz Festival brings Latin music to AU

By Dan Shade

April 21, 2011

New York Latin percussionist Bobby Sanabria will be one of four guest artists for this year's Ashland University Maplerock Jazz Festival. Sanabria has performed with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval and many more. AU's music department hopes to have another successful jazz festi...

Hype for local favorite Grandpa’s Cheesebarn is well deserved

The infamous “Grandpa” of Grandpa’s Cheesebarn helps wait on a customer.

By Dan Shade and Emily Sedlak

February 24, 2011

In the early 1900s, Grandpa Yarman sold his only possession, a portable RCA radio, for his first wheel of Ohio Swiss, and started his own cheese house, Yarman's, in West Salem, Ohio. In the thirties, Grandpa Yarman and his store became a "hot spot" for West Salem, but it was also during this time that ...