Last August, I took my first Uber car. I went to a bar on High Street in Columbus to see a show I was invited to. Like any responsible adult, I didn’t want to drink and drive, so I got dropped off and planned on calling an Uber to go home. I wasn’t sure what to expect; the service isn’t …
Since last August, there has been speculation that Vice President Joe Biden is flirting with the possibility of starting a late entry into the 2016 primaries to become the next president of the United States. For me, this has filled me with excitement because Biden is someone I know I can get behind and offers a common ground between the …
When Gov. John Kasich vetoed a budget provision that would make voting harder for out-of-state students, there was praise from Democrats across the state. The provision would have made it so anyone with an out-of-state drivers license who wished to register to vote must purchase an Ohio drivers license, which would have effectively been a poll tax. Yet there’s more …
In the lead up to the 2016 presidential race, the Democratic side has remained relatively quiet. Hillary Rodham Clinton is considered a strong contender for 2016 due to her vast amount of experience and popularity. As a result of this superiority, Democrats haven’t been lining up to challenge her in the primaries next year. Yet since being elected to the …
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PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter protesters march through Athens
Digital Managing Editor @bokuhnJOUR is Uptown covering another day of protests in Athens.
Protesters are marching now
More from today’s demonstration on Court Street @TheNewPolitical
Protesters on the steps of the Athens County courthouse for a second day:
Another group of protestors outside the courthouse here in Athens. Crowd seems larger than yesterday. @TheNewPolitical 4
Sidewalk graffiti spotted along Court Street in the Whit’s/Chipotle area expressing support for Black Lives Matter. @TheNewPolitical
More than one hundred protesters lined the sidewalk outside of the Athens County courthouse Saturday afternoon in memory of George Floyd, a black man who was by killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis.
Protestors that were previously outside the courthouse are now marching through College Gate @TheNewPolitical
Small protest forming in uptown Athens in relation to the George Floyd demonstrations happening across the country today. @TheNewPolitical
Congrats to former staff reporter @_abbyneff for placing in the top 20 in the @Hearst Breaking News Competition for coverage of a College Green protest last fall.
The Ohio University Board of Trustees granted President Duane Nellis more power, halted an increase in tuition, rejected a collective bargaining agreement and approved the creation of five new academic programs Monday during its video conference meeting.