Ohio welcomed alumni and students to Court Street, College Green and Peden Stadium among other areas around Athens this past weekend for annual homecoming events and football game. Campus seemed to be back in full swing on the account of attendees of the Homecoming parade after the relaxing of two year old COVID-19 protocols on campus and around Athens.
Four years ago this November, Jody “J” Black was diagnosed with and aggressive form of lung cancer called large cell adenocarcinoma. Black fell into a depression soon after experiencing complications in treatment and stayed there for three years. Last weekend he threw a benefit at Doug’s Vault in Albany, Ohio to raise money for his treatments and the future of his family.
Photos from the scene on Capitol Hill where the United States Supreme Court struck down 50 year old precedent hours earlier.
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.