It was before midnight on Jan. 11, 2016, when Ohio University student Elise Rye looked at the carbon monoxide detector in her apartment. It was silent at the moment, but the alarm had been blaring a little less than two days prior, causing her apartment and the hookah bar directly beneath the apartment to evacuate. The levels on the detector …
Standing on the front balcony of Ellis Hall on Friday, Alyssa Ensminger, senior at Ohio University, read a letter aloud from the graduate students of the English department to Professor Andrew Escobedo to an attentive crowd. “To the English department faculty: we are writing you to take the recent memorandum findings seriously,” read Ensminger. “Ohio University has a responsibility to …
Victims of domestic abuse and violence are protesting the lack of support available to them in Spain. This week on American Abroad, Nate Doughty interviewed a group named Ve-la Luz that is participating in a hunger strike and gathering signatures to pass legislation.
Video by Elizabeth Chidlow A professor in the Department of English may face termination or loss of tenure after a university investigation found him to have sexually assaulted six current and former graduate students. Investigator Jessica Cook of University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance (ECRC) found that six graduate students’ accounts of non-consensual sexual conduct, quid pro quo sexual harassment …
In the first episode of American Abroad, Nate Doughty explores the impact of American corporations overseas and the perceptions that people have of them. Does everyone want a piece of the American lifestyle, or do people see these companies clashing with their own culture? Find out on the debut episode of The New Political’s newest mini-series.
Ever wondered what it’s like for a college student studying abroad? Follow along with Nate Doughty as he experiences a semester in Barcelona: traveling to new places, meeting new people and exploring new issues.
The New Political’s Elizabeth Chidlow followed marchers down the streets of Pittsburgh. This Women’s March on Washington sister marched garnered an estimated 25,000.
Ohio University students, faculty and staff trekked to Washington D.C. this weekend to witness history — attending Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington, or both. Follow a few OU students as they joined hundreds of thousands of people in the capitol Saturday for the largest rally in U.S. history. The Women’s March on Washington organizers wrote …
The Ohio University LGBT Center held a vigil on Nov. 20 to commemorate Transgender Remembrance Day. Participants honored trans individuals who lost their lives this past year.
Ohio University students turned out in droves on Election Day; for many, it was their first time voting.
When one Athens resident met Hillary Clinton in 1992, she thought she was destined to sit in the Oval Office. “I said Hillary, we want you to become president, and she looked at me and said ‘what did you say?’”
Ben Kaplan is the founder and CEO of PR Hacker, one of the top viral public relations firms in the world with clientele such as Budweiser, Smuckers and Del Monte. According to Kaplan, the team behind PR Hacker’s marketing strategy is tasked with creating stories or content that gets shared widely, that can spread around the country or the globe …
Passionate environmentalists unite for Sustainability Plan revisions Editor’s Note: Olivia Miltner, the sustainability implementation coordinator for the Office of Sustainability, works on The New Political staff as the research and development director, but did not contribute to this article in any way. As director of the Office of Sustainability, Annie Laurie Cadmus wants to make carbon neutrality sexy again. “When …
Congratulations, you voted! Now what? In the final episode of The Scene for 2016, Bianca is here to tell you where your vote goes after you cast it.
In this special HallOUween edition of Ask Athens, Marianne Dodson asks about the spooky topics of a sustainability fee at OU, LGBTQ+ discrimination and the scariest part of the presidential election.
So everyone knows the Electoral College chooses the president, but how does this historic institution work? Bianca is here to explain:
Video by Connor Perrett. Actor Tony Goldwyn visited Athens on Sunday afternoon to express his support for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Goldwyn, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s “Scandal,” addressed a small group of local political activists in the driveway of a Graham Drive home, encouraging them to continue getting people to vote early and sharing his personal reasons …
All you need to know for the 2016 elections, from the presidential candidates to the uncontested candidates of Athens County.
Donald Trump’s tweets have gotten a fair amount of attention this election season, so how has the candidates’ social media use impacted their chances of winning? Find out here on The Scene for 2016:
This week on Ask Athens: Athens City Council passes an AirBnB ordinance, 94th District candidate Sarah Grace’s conflicting record as PTO treasurer and Ohio’s role in the presidential election.
Think we missed something? Want to share your own experiences? Tweet us @TheNewPolitical and tell us what you think makes President McDavis’ time at OU memorable.
F*ckRapeCulture’s annual homecoming march aims to bring awareness to campus sexual assault and encourage further discussion and advocacy.
Fact checking presidential candidates is easier than ever, but what role should debate moderators play? Bianca is back with the breakdown:
The war on drugs has been an issue throughout several presidential elections. Here’s how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would handle it in 2016:
Marianne Dodson is back to hear your thoughts on former President Bill Clinton’s visit to Ohio University, the reinstatement of the death penalty in Ohio and a campuswide diversity initiative.
Bill Clinton visited Ohio University on Oct. 6 to promote his wife’s candidacy. The former president talked about higher education, clean energy, diversity, and the importance of this election.
As part of the Ohio University Women’s Center “Love Yourself Week,” students smashed scales by College Green to promote self love.
Marianne Dodson asked, and you answered! Find thoughts on the Athens city pool, decline of abortions in Ohio and the first presidential debate here:
This week on The Scene, an issue that’s making headlines across the country and in Southeast Ohio: fracking. Bianca explains where the presidential candidates stand on this environmental hot topic.
Welcome to Ask Athens, where we ask our readers about the issues that affect them. This week, Marianne Dodson tackles the OU graffiti wall, the Ohio human trafficking taskforce and presidential candidate Donald Trump. Produced by Connor Perrett and Marianne Dodson.
Not a fan of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? Bianca Hillier is back to break down your third-party options for the presidency.
Article by Kat Tenbarge and Kevin Biggs. The Ohio Pawpaw Festival raises awareness for more than its famous fruit. It sets the standard for sustainability and economic development in Athens County and beyond. Video by Nate Doughty. Athens County is the pawpaw capital of the world. The fruit, commonly described as having a banana taste and a mango texture, is …
Video by Nate Doughty and Connor Perrett. Created Equal, a traveling anti-abortion organization that campaigns on college campuses, staged a demonstration at Howard Park Friday morning. Members of the student organization Feminist Equality Movement (FEM) and the statewide organization, National Abortion Rights Activism League (NARAL) Pro-Choice Ohio, occupied the sidewalk in front of Created Equal to promote its cause of reproductive rights …
Although Clinton and Trump dominate the headlines, there’s two to a ticket. Bianca Hillier is here to inform on Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine: the VP picks.
Video by Nate Doughty. The sixth annual 9/11 Interfaith Peace Walk preached a message of love and community during the Sunday evening march. Deborah Woolsey, priest of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, kicked off the march by giving a speech on change, saying that not all change is good. In a world full of hate and war, there …
For the 15th anniversary of 9/11, Ohio University’s ROTC completed its second annual stairclimb challenge.
Bianca Hillier’s here to catch you up on Hillary Clinton’s summer controversies. (Hint, the emails are back.)
Did you spend too much time by the pool and not even time following the presidential election? Bianca Hillier has got you covered. See how Republican nominee Donald Trump’s summer went, from his post-convention bump in the polls to his VP pick.
While most Ohio University students drove across the state to get to campus this semester, many international students traveled across the globe to become Bobcats. New and returning international students met Saturday at the International Student Union Welcome Picnic to celebrate the start of the new semester. “I can see some domestic students, Americans and international students,” Hashim Pashtun, director …
Dressing in drag is a decades-old pastime, known for its lively expression. Two students help bring drag to life at Ohio University.
Violence is scary, but violence as a political ideology? It seems to be straight dangerous. But, as The Scene’s Bianca Hillier explains, Trump’s scare tactics aren’t as revolutionary– nor as ineffective– as they may seem.