Alumni Give a Mike to “Disappearing Voices” at The Athena Cinema Sustainability Series

By Alexandra Wells The Yasuní National Park and Biosphere Reserve, located in the Amazon forest of Ecuador, is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. However, the park’s abundant natural resources and rich biodiversity also makes it a target for exploitation, namely in the form of logging and oil drilling.  This reserve is not only home to over 1400 species of animals, including 130 … Continue reading Alumni Give a Mike to “Disappearing Voices” at The Athena Cinema Sustainability Series

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An Ohio River Valley Epidemic: Ethane Cracker Plants

By Liz Partsch For decades, dwellers have scavenged the Ohio River Valley for its plentiful resources. From the 17th to 18th century when Native Americans used it as a means for fur trading and agriculture purposes to 19th century when it was used as a means for pioneers to travel westward — the Ohio River Valley has always been important for trade, agriculture and transportation. Eventually … Continue reading An Ohio River Valley Epidemic: Ethane Cracker Plants

Sustainability Series: Food for Change and Camp Yoshi

By Chloe Partlow “[Do] you feel sovereign?” said Rashad Frazier in Camp Yoshi, a short film directed by Faith Briggs. Frazier is the co-founder of Camp Yoshi, a collective that designs outdoor experiences to empower black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and their allies while they reconnect with wilderness. As Frazier helped a small child, Zura, harvest a head of radicchio, Zura shied from … Continue reading Sustainability Series: Food for Change and Camp Yoshi

The Revolution Generation Film Review

By Eren Crebs Millennials are the hero generation.  No, seriously. That’s what Neil Howe and William Strauss, demographers and authors of the book “Generations,” claim in the movie “The Revolution Generation,” which kicked off Ohio University’s Sustainability Series for the 2022-2023 school year.  Howe and Strauss explained the cyclical nature of generational experiences that fall into four main archetypes: the “hero,” the “artist,” the “prophet” … Continue reading The Revolution Generation Film Review

Confetti that Cares

By Emma Stefanick Confetti. Something so small and trivial that, for many, it goes unnoticed. But year in and year out, confetti makes its appearance on Ohio University’s campus.  For Era Bakia, a fourth-year student studying biology, confetti popped into the forefront of her mind after she began working for Ohio University Grounds Services. She noticed that there was a drastic influx of confetti litter … Continue reading Confetti that Cares

Rerouting the Hocking River: Did the River Take a Turn for the Worse

By Ellie Shanklin In 1968, 13-year-old Tebes Caul and his older brother were told by their father, “By no means do you go anywhere close to the floodwaters.” Disobeying this command, the two brothers playfully trudged through four-foot-deep water near their home in Athens, Ohio. They brought along their water-loving German shepard for a swim in the floodwaters of Richland Avenue.  “It was a bad … Continue reading Rerouting the Hocking River: Did the River Take a Turn for the Worse

COVID-19 and Ohio University

The number of COVID-19 cases across Ohio and the United States are surging, and hospital admissions are spiking. However, Dr. Gillian Ice —Ohio University’s Special Assistant to the President for Public Health Operations—reported in her Nov. 3 weekly public health update that Ohio University campuses “continue to have relatively low numbers of positive COVID-19 test results from students and employees. [Also,] the rates in Athens County have come down from the high a couple of weeks ago.” Continue reading COVID-19 and Ohio University