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Wednesday, December 10,2014
Wearing Thin

Thoughtful holiday shopping can start right here in Athens

By Terry Smith
Wow, that was a dumb question. Our "On Court Street" feature on Monday asked five students where they intend to shop for Christmas presents.
Wednesday, December 3,2014
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Deep thoughts on four entirely unrelated things

By Terry Smith
It's the holiday season, and I've been scatterbrained lately. Not sure if there's any connection between the two, but it does give me an excuse to write a scattershot column.
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Wearing Thin

Story of music professor’s death drew massive response

By Terry Smith
In this modern era of fast-moving Internet news, web administrators can gauge reader interest by looking at page views.
Wednesday, November 12,2014
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Forget the ‘blood bucket’; students should vote locally

Ohio University's Student Senate boosted its relevance by a quantum leap earlier this semester just by doing something, anything, that generated ample local and outside interest.
Wednesday, November 5,2014
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If there really were a ‘war on coal,’ I’d say 'sign me up'

By Terry Smith
What I wouldn't give to never again hear the obnoxious and insidious term "war on coal." It's been all over regional TV during the campaign season that ended Tuesday with the General Election.
Wednesday, October 15,2014
Wearing Thin

Hocking should appoint panel to examine racism charge

By Terry Smith
It's difficult to know where to start with regard to the recent troubles (OK, Troubles deserves a capital "T") at Hocking College. The ugly, convoluted situation has become a caricature
Wednesday, October 8,2014
Wearing Thin

Our endorsement process remains the same... for now

By Terry Smith
The first thing I thought about after learning that The Athens NEWS had been sold to Adams Publishing Group (APG) Media of Ohio was how does the sale affect our endorsement schedule for the 2014 General Election?
Wednesday, September 10,2014
Wearing Thin

Student Senate prez had the right, but was she right?

By Terry Smith
Here's a hodge-podge of "Wearing Thin" observations about Ohio University Student Senate President Megan Marzec's "Blood Bucket Challenge," though not all of them congeal into a coherent whole.
Wednesday, September 3,2014
Wearing Thin

A 9-year-old with an Uzi – what could go wrong?

By Terry Smith

Stupid, spectacularly so. That's the only conclusion any sane person can have about the Aug. 25 accidental shooting death of a firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl he was showing how to shoot an Uzi submachine gun.

Wednesday, August 20,2014
Wearing Thin

Back to college: It doesn’t get any better than this

By Terry Smith
It's been 41 years since I came to Athens as a freshman, and I still remember the jubilant excitement of plopping down in this glorious college town.
 
 
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