On Feb. 18, Ohio University celebrated its 220th. Founders Day created an opportunity for students, staff and Athens locals to acknowledge the several accomplishments since the university’s founding in 1804. The celebrations included a virtual 5k, a birthday bash and an archives presentation about OU and The Post during WWII.
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Gym anxiety, or gymtimidation, is the fear of exercising in front of others and being unsure of what exercises to do at the gym. According to an article by The New York Post on gym anxiety, in a study of 2,000 Americans, 50% said they view the idea of working out in front of others to be a “daunting prospect.” The article further stated that 31% said they feel anxious when thinking about exercising, as well as 48% are intimidated by the large amount of classes and workouts that exist.
From engineering to journalism, Ohio University has over 250 programs that provide students with a compelling education. Despite students’ interest in OU’s popular programs, it is important to explore the majors that are not as common but continue to educate and create opportunities for Bobcats.
Charles Lester, an assistant professor of instruction, has sought to inspire students with his passions for music and history throughout his career. He began teaching at Ohio University in 2017. Originally from Cincinnati, Lester has a special place in his heart for the Athens community, teaching and music.
The Green Dot Strategy focuses on the improvement of campus violence by encouraging students to be better bystanders and change social norms. The strategy was created by Alteristic, a “social accelerator that tackles societal issues at local, national, and global levels.” The organization aims to create safe and respectful environments for students to thrive.
The world of dating and romance has evolved. When analyzing the influence of dating apps, Forbes Health found that 45% of participants in a study said they use dating apps to find dates. However, in recent years, students are believed to be neglecting these apps due to a lack of appeal.
Thanksgiving is a traditional American holiday that is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November. Despite the holiday’s fascination with food items, Thanksgiving doesn’t just revolve around the consumption of turkey; it has an important history.
International Education Week is a national event that celebrates international studies, research courses, languages and students. This year, the global celebration lasts from Nov. 13 through 17 and centers around the theme “International Education is the Future.” Ohio University began celebrating International Education Week, or IEW, in 2013, and this year's theme recognizes partnerships with schools from across the globe.
For students, college is an environment filled with new places and experiences. One of those new experiences is navigating the dining halls, and choosing what to eat can be stressful. Luckily for Ohio University students, the dining halls offer a delicious variety of nutritional foods.
When thinking of McDonald's Happy Meals, what comes to mind is the surprise toy included in each box. Joe Mortellaro, from Youngstown, Ohio, has been collecting Happy Meal toys since the 1980s. What began as a collection on display in his basement, has evolved into a museum located in Mount Vernon, Ohio. While it is currently not open to the public, Mortellaro says it is something for his community to still enjoy.
What began as two single events, the car Cruise-In and the Shelter Dog Strut 5k, evolved into a large fundraiser with the Athens County Humane Society and Friends of the Shelter Dogs. Pet Palooza, an event centered around celebrating furry friends, made its debut in Athens Saturday, Sept. 23.
For those looking for a job that works around a busy schedule and helps earn some extra cash, Ohio University has several student-friendly jobs with flexible hours and a fun environment.