After two weeks of tension on Ohio University's campus, a sense of healing prevailed at the Interfaith Peace Walk Thursday evening, commemorating the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
It appears as if much of the Ohio University community has taken a collective breath in the wake of the conflict that embroiled the campus over the last few weeks surrounding the Israel-Hamas/Palestinian conflict.
It's the blood bucket song that never ends. Red Tape, the most dubious of all the tapes. Ya don't have to go home but ya can't stay here. Expanding sewers. Damn, that's a high dam. Good books? The representation of a representative. Represent. This is your voice, Athens, cherish it.
Heading into their game at Marshall, the Bobcats had won the past three meetings in the Battle for the Bell. Saturday's rivalry game was all Herd.
For the first time in its 79-year history, the Athens County public library system is asking voters to approve a levy to bolster its operating revenues. Athens County is one of 73 public libraries without an operating levy out of 251 public libraries in Ohio.
On behalf of my fellow musicians (and artists in general), I'd like to provide a bit of community education regarding the procurement and maintenance of musician services. I've been a musician for 51 years, most of those spent in the Austin, Texas, and Athens, Ohio communities, and the majority as a professional musician.
"Unjust laws exist." So wrote Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience." The naturalist and pacifist asked, "Shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?" His answer was simple: "I say, break the law."
It's not every Tuesday a jiu-jitsu Grandmaster comes to town. Relson Gracie, of the well-known Gracie jiu-jitsu family, taught a seminar last Tuesday evening at his namesake's gym, the Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Athens, teaching what its official website calls the "most effective style in the world."
The Athens Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously last week to approve a single variance a developer had requested for student housing it plans to build near Ohio University's South Green.
To the Editor:As a teenager, I constantly read books about the Holocaust and Israel, itself a teenager at the time. My heroes were Jewish heroes. They nourished my notions of idealism and courage in the face of raw power.
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