News

The life and story of the Ridges’ nature trails

By Ryan Powers The Ridges and its surrounding cemeteries have a reputation for being haunted; the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) seeks to change that. Dr. Thomas Walker, Ohio University professor emeritus and NAMI member, headed a project that built the nature trails connecting three cemeteries surrounding the Ridges. The purpose of the trails … Continue reading

News / Science Cafe

OU prof discusses pharmaceutical drugs, their discovery and approval

By Ryan Powers Drugs, time, money and why citizens should care: these were the topics of Ohio University‘s most recent Science Café. Specifically, the discussion revolved around pharmaceutical drugs, such as how they are discovered and how they are approved for the market. Science Café lectures are held every other Wednesday in the Front Room. The most … Continue reading

Local seamstress talks creative process, history and Star Wars
News

Local seamstress talks creative process, history and Star Wars

By Ryan Powers The Habitat for Humanity offices were empty except for one woman and some of her personally handcrafted Star Wars Amigurumi. The woman’s name is Amber Mendenhall, and her warm, laughing smile was welcoming on a cold Monday. Along with her cordiality, Mendenhall offered numerous lessons during her forty-minute conversation with Beta Fish … Continue reading

News / Science Cafe

Amphibian endangerment might be correlated with human health issues, prof says

By Ryan Powers Snow melts, soil unfreezes and temperatures rise with the frogs and lizards of Athens, yet one may be hard-pressed to find them. Dr. Scott Moody, a biology professor at Ohio University, delivered a presentation on the state of Ohio’s frogs and lizards during Feb. 19’s Science Cafe. A question-and-answer session followed. The … Continue reading