In just a few short weeks, life across the globe has changed drastically due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. From large corporations to small family businesses, the entire world has been adapting to new changes and restrictions put in place in order to protect the general public from further contamination, and many have been forced to shut down their organizations entirely.
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As the world continues to deal with the unpredictable impacts of COVID-19, local businesses are being struck especially hard. A stay-at-home order by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has recommended that Ohioans stay inside unless absolutely necessary in order to promote social distancing and avoid the spread of the virus.
The recent closure of Ohio University due to the coronavirus is the first time the university has closed its doors to students and faculty since 1970. In an almost perfect parallel, 50 years ago all students were instructed to leave campus and university-related activities were canceled because of riots.
Fears of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, have recently driven the majority of the world to take shelter in their homes in order to avoid the rapidly spreading virus.
COVID-19 has caused countless disruptions in coursework for both Ohio University faculty and students, but one group that has had an especially difficult time transitioning to online learning are the students in theatre, dance, music, film and other art programs.
March 8 is International Women’s Day, a yearly opportunity to recognize and eliminate discrimination against women while also pushing to empower women across the globe.
The Hive in Nelsonville, Ohio lets children express themselves through arts-based activities.
Members and staff of Athens Makerspace met alongside Athens residents and supporters of ReUse Industries on Sunday at Passion Works Studio, 20 E. State St., to give attendees an opportunity to discuss the future of Athens Makerspace, which closed this month.
Popular classes, including Ladies’ Intro to Welding, will no longer be available after the closure of the Athens Makerspace.
Driving into Athens from Nelsonville, it’s impossible to miss the massive billboard sitting on the right side of Route 33. The sign is loud, yellow and black, its text practically shouting at motorists, “WE ONLY SERVE MEATLOAF AND STRAWBERRY MILK.” This is the now-famous sign for Margie’s Meatloaf Mecca, a restaurant that doesn’t, and will never, exist.
Gina Kruzel is a fighter, a “hippie biker chick” with tattoos up her arms. The paranormal investigator has been serving Ohio and the surrounding area for over 38 years, driving away negative spirits.
Hocking College’s first ever Fire Fest will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hocking College Visual Arts Center. The event plans to bring together artists and community members to celebrate fire-based media such as glass and ceramics.
Wednesday marks the start of the Athena Cinema’s seventh Spring Sustainability Film Series.
Winter struck Athens this December with a strong, bitter cold. Farmers have finished their harvest, snow blanketing the fields that were abundant with fruits and vegetables just weeks prior. Even the residents of Athens already seem a few shades paler, avoiding the bleak, frosted outdoors.
The TreeWater Initiative, an organization with Athens roots, has raised money to plant thousands of olive trees. These olive trees are planted in the Gaza strip of Palestine, one way that the organization works for peace for the Palestinian people.
As finals week looms overhead, students are riddled with anxiety about passing exams. Some students rest reassured, however, but it’s not because they’ve studied hard for their classes. They’ve studied the moon and stars instead, and have predicted a week full of positive energy and good luck.
Open to both families and Ohio University students, the Harvest Hoedown is a combination of a fundraiser and a free event to get locals in the autumn spirit.
Until Jan. 5, 2020, the Reflective Objects: Collectors and Their Collections exhibit will be held in the Kennedy Museum of Art.
With Halloween festivities beginning in just over a week, students are busy purchasing costumes, decorations and candy. While decorations give the already haunted Athens an even spookier feel, most people don’t consider the safety of their pets over Halloween.