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Brace yourselves: Recruitment is coming

Zack Lemon

September 19, 2014

This is now my third year at Ashland University, and the third time I will witness a large part of campus collectively lose their mind as Greek recruitment begins.I’m not really all that opposed to Greek life. It isn’t high enough on my priorities to join up myself, and I’ve adopted a “differe...

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...

Silence isn’t always golden

By Glenn Battishill

April 4, 2013

Link, Gordon Freeman and Samus Aran are often lauded as three of the greatest video game characters of all time but what do the Hero of Time, a theoretical physicist and a space bounty hunter have in common? They’re all mute. The reason given as to why there are so many silent heroes is that a silent ...

Sports can be for anyone: show your support

By Melanie Sudar

March 21, 2013

In case you haven’t heard by now, we are going to San Antonio. And by “we,” I mean the Women’s basketball team and a select few who get to cover the games. Last year, I was barely involved with this phenomenon. I watched the game in the auditorium, but since it was my first semester here at Ashland,...

Make the most of your Spring Break

By Melanie Sudar

March 7, 2013

One day. That’s it. A matter of 24 hours, and you will be well on your way to the beach; to Italy; or home. Either way, a week off – better known as Spring Break – is just around the corner. And whether you have big plans for the seven glorious days, or you are just going home, make it worth it. I kn...

Are you there God? It’s me, video games

By Glenn Battishill

March 7, 2013

Video games are excessively violent; many modern games contain murder, violence, and some contain instances or scenes involving rape. For these reasons they are labeled as “for mature audience” and aren’t supposed to be placed within reach of children. Of course, many people still have a probl...

It’s Thanksgiving: Be grateful

By Melanie Sudar

November 15, 2012

Can you smell the turkey yet? The mashed potatoes and gravy? Can you taste the buttery rolls, the rich stuffing or the delicious pumpkin pie? I can. In exactly five days, Thanksgiving break will be upon us. In exactly seven days, the actual holiday will be celebrated. And just so no one is confused, ...

Do you remember?

By Tyler Remmel

November 15, 2012

Do you remember how you felt watching the women’s basketball team last year? Do you remember the 33-game win streak that they strung together? Do you remember watching them win at home in the GLIAC tournament? In the NCAA tournament? Do you remember Jena Stutzman’s shot to send the NCAA Championship...

The best of the best: Top 5 fictional presidents

By Glenn Battishill

November 8, 2012

5.Richard Nixon History will always remember Richard Nixon for the Watergate Scandal. As a result, fiction gets to treat Nixon as the go-to President for bizarre storylines. “Watchmen” featured Nixon in his fifth term in an alternate 1985. The movie version of “Watchmen” was memorable for two...

The importance of voting

By Alex Jones

November 1, 2012

If you haven’t already voted, take the time next Tuesday to go vote. In my personal opinion, the university should cancel all classes and events that day in order to give students the proper time to return home and cast their ballots. The origin of the word “idiot” comes from the ancient Greek....

New Star Wars, new audience?

By Glenn Battishill

November 1, 2012

It was announced Oct. 30 that Disney purchased Lucasfilm and will put out “Star Wars: Episode VII” in 2015. When I heard this, I laughed, believing it to be a hoax (since a similar rumor circulated the Internet earlier this year). As I researched the source of the information I began seeing pop up o...

How you can bear through seven more weeks

By Melanie Sudar

October 18, 2012

One more day. That’s the only thing keeping you away from Fall Break. Four full days of freedom. No classes; sleeping in; not having to be on campus. Anyone else excited? Fall Break is exciting. Not only because it means two full days off of classes, but also that the semester is just about half w...