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Being Muslim on a Christian campus

By Lindsay Cameron

April 3, 2013

Sobbing. That’s what came from Nara Almutairi’s mother when Nara told her she was coming to America to pursue an education with her husband and her children. Nara tells me this now as we sit in the Eagle’s Nest, myself in jeans and herself in a black cloak and head scarf.   I have glanced at t...

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...

Becca Ribley is a rarity

By Lindsay Cameron

February 21, 2013

This happens everywhere she goes.She drives on the highway and passes another car, whose driver turns to view her vehicle passing and drops his jaw, star-ing as she drives by. She doesn’t know whether to pretend like she doesn’t see him or to smile and wave.She walks out of Wal-Mart and a small clu...

Senior project brings theatre students to AU

By Lindsay Cameron

November 8, 2012

High school theatre students came to Ashland University’s studio theatre on Nov. 3 to have their performances workshopped by AU senior Emily Plank. As Plank’s senior project, a requirement for her theatre major, she chose to coach others on the aspects of theatre in which she excels. Plank feels...

Behind the scenes of ‘Bus Stop’

By Lindsay Cameron

October 10, 2012

Act I. “Lights up,” Emily Plank said into the microphone bud on her headset.  The audience is quiet. The lights fade on to reveal character Grace, played by Johanna Regan, trying to call out on a 1950s spiral-cord phone that is mounted to the wall behind the counter of Grace’s Diner.  No luck. The t...

Library Elevator traps three students

By Lindsay Cameron

February 23, 2012

When stuck in an elevator, some people think about nothing because they are unconscious. Racheal Breeden was stuck in an elevator for five minutes when she was 13 years old, and she passed out.Others’ thoughts run rampant. Terrion Saunders thought about his mom.Around 7 p.m. on December 5, Saunders and two ...

Squirrel thieves a growing concern

By Lindsay Cameron

February 23, 2012

On a Saturday last October, my friend Crystal and I saw a squirrel with a huge nut in his mouth and, feeling the laziness and delirium of all the studying that awaited us in our rooms on a beautiful day, we tried to include Mr. Squirrel in our conversation. He scurried away into a short tree outside ...

Free Laundry is a hit on campus

By Lindsay Cameron

November 10, 2011

When Casey Vocaire heard about the free laundry services at Ashland University, she said she jumped up and down, telling everyone she saw that day but not all students reacted the same way as she did. Some do not plan to use the free laundry services. Auxiliary Services announced campus-wide free laun...

Graduation Woes: AU’s four-year graduation rate is 42 percent

By Lindsay Cameron

September 28, 2011

Ashland University is considering reducing the number of credit hours needed to graduate in light of a dismal four-year graduation rate. Currently AU students need to complete 128 hours to graduate, more than most private colleges and universities in Ohio. University officials are considering reducing...

Pianos duel in Rewood

By Lindsay Cameron

September 21, 2011

The man playing a piano solo with his butt on Saturday night used to be a graphic design artist. AU students watched Landon Rocks and Brandon Kent perform for a Dueling Pianos CAB event last Saturday in Redwood Hall. CAB members wore leis and served virgin margaritas with umbrella straws while students...

Q & A with Sharleen Mondal

By Lindsay Cameron

September 21, 2011

The availability of a gender studies minor was just one benefit of hiring full-time English professor Dr. Sharleen Mondal. Mondal applied at AU because she specializes in post-colonial literature, gender studies and British literature-all of which were needed for the position. When researching AU, s...

What bugs students this week? Antpocalypse

By Jamie Neal

September 14, 2011

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah. With the cold and wet weather creeping in on Ashland University, ants have begun to take shelter in Myers Hall to the great discomfort of the residents. Junior Lindsay Cameron, a third floor resident assistant in Myers, first noticed the ants July 23 when she mov...