Protesters take their demands straight to Cutler Hall on Thursday, March 24, 2022. The protest organized by Student Senate gave a space for protesters to demand Ohio University and Ohio baseball to more thoroughly address the recent hate crime and misconduct which both occurred last weekend in Sargent and James Halls respectively.
On Friday, Ohio University’s Shabbat hosted a Black Jewish Shabbat to recognize and celebrate the intersection between Black and Jewish Americans.
University mandates for undergraduates returning to campus, a city-wide power outage, numerous protests, the push for vaccines and an attempt at a transition to normalcy through public gatherings, full stands at sports stadiums, vaccine cards checked at concerts, getting the word out for voting on Election Day and celebrating religious holidays has transformed Ohio University’s and the City of Athens’ course of history. The world has been forced to adapt to a major shift in how society operates on an intimate scale; honing in on a region’s community has shown how urban, suburban and rural areas alike have adjusted to a year of dramatic change. The Post photographers have captured this change of tide that reflects how we adjust to change without warning.
A protest over the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse is held at the Ohio Statehouse on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.
More than one year later, the Ohio University class of 2020 finally gets its long-awaited graduation ceremony after a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tradition ensues once again in Southeastern Ohio at the Athens County Fair in 2021. The annual fair was canceled last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic raging against the region. As the city of Athens races to encourage vaccinations, patrons enjoy a return to familiar life with the people, food and events that make the Athens County Fair unique and close to the hearts of those who attend.