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Life Lessons From Melissa: Going against the grain can pay off in future

Throughout my time at The Post, I have been called many unflattering things: stereotypical, crazy, classist (ouch), and disappointing just to name a few. Well, being that most of these insults came from emails and letters early in my columnist career, I was admittedly discouraged.



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Between the Lines: Athens football victory a night to never forget

It’s 10:43 on Friday night and I am trying to find words to define what this means. 24-21. First undefeated football season in school history. First outright league title since 1968. First win over archrival Nelsonville since 2003. A home playoff game this Friday. One of the highest attendances in Basil Rutter Field history. However you look at it, this day is local sports history.


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A stranger here myself: Society's overconsumption a symbol of sloth

Think for a minute — a few if you need the time — about how much you require to function each day. I’m talking about raw trash that served you temporarily, things sent to a landfill for the rest of their days. How many of those things were in your hands for only a matter of minutes?



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Guest Column: Students, residents add to Athens' personality

Most Athenians recognize the contribution of the student population to quality of life in Athens. Quality of life can be detected in the interests and enthusiasm of our diverse population. The diverse populations and their talents together create a mosaic. To illustrate, I offer these points, opportunities, intellectual life, human needs and liberal thinking.


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Guest Column: Food Day reminds us of importance to buy local

Most people, given the choice of doing good or doing nothing, opt for good. So as Oct. 24’s Food Day — a grassroots mobilization sponsored by the Center for Science to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable way — draws near, here’s some food for thought.


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