Ben Peters is a co-news editor of The New Political and a senior studying journalism at Ohio University. He previously served as editor of TNP’s elections and opinion sections. Ben is a Cleveland native who’s worked in Washington D.C. for Roll Call, a publication that covers the United States Congress. He’s also interned at Cleveland.com, where he primarily covered police, crime and courts in Northeast Ohio.
In his spare time, you can catch Ben chillin’ on his front porch, rifling through vinyl record stores, replaying Dark Souls or Bloodborne for the 10th time, listening to podcasts and consuming political news.
He can be found on Twitter and Instagram @BenPeters2 or reached via email [email protected]
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Ohio Democrats look forward to the 2022 midterm elections after struggling during the 2020 election.
As the fall semester wraps up and Ohio University students rush to meet final deadlines, Student Senate discussed mental health and well-being resources for Bobcats during its Wednesday night meeting.
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Ohio University issued a limited cease-and-desist order to Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and Sigma Kappa sorority Monday night after reports that both organizations engaged in activity that violates current health and safety guidelines.
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