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Music for Everyone!

Music for Everyone!

By Sydney Knisley The Federal Valley Resource Center in Stewart, Ohio is a beautiful building where people can hold gatherings and learn the arts, history, education, and other activities. It's a great place for kids and families to attend, but I would like to focus on the music aspect of this building. When you first walk into one of the first rooms on the left, they have a music library. And it is a blessing in disguise. The music library gives out free lessons for whatever interests you, and if you don't have an instrument? Well, you can ‘rent’  one…
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A Summer List for the Bored and Dispirited

A Summer List for the Bored and Dispirited

By India Dyer In the past I’ve noticed people posting during the summer about how bored they are,  how dull the world is, there's nothing to do in little ol’ southeast Ohio yada yada… To be frank, that has no merit. I am usually bothered by these because for one, there's nothing more boring than posting about how bored you are, and two, I’m fully aware that this is not true. Southeastern Ohio has plenty of things to do that are cheap or free and fun. So in an attempt to stop seeing the “I’m bored anyone in Athens?” posts…
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Review: Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Review: Sonic The Hedgehog 2

By Thomas Schwarzel Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is a sequel to the original film, Produced by Sega and Paramount. The film stars Sonic and friends after the events of the original movie.  To recap the original film, Sonic is a dimensional traveler gifted with speed, he finds his way to Earth in his travels, and his ability eventually gets him found out by the government, and Dr. Robotnik is put on the case.  While trying to leave, Sonic loses his rings, his method of dimensional travel, and is now stuck on Earth; Sonic gets the help of Tom Wachowski, the…
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They, She, He, or Xe?

They, She, He, or Xe?

By Jozlyn Bew Sexuality and gender identity has been a long debated subject tossed around in many ways, positive and negative. It’s gotten to the point where most are aware of the ever growing number of identities, names, and sexualities. However, people who aren’t as familiar with the LGBT+ community have had questions about the premise. How do I ask about pronouns? Are they too young to know what they are? Am I? Someone came out to me with a term I don’t understand. What does it mean?  Questions like these are more common than some may think. I will…
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What Happened to Arcade Games?

What Happened to Arcade Games?

By Thomas Schwarzel Video games have made major graphical leaps over the past few generations. However, the most culturally significant games tend to be arcade games. Everyone on our planet can tell you about an experience with Pac-Man. Donkey Kong is fondly remembered, and Asteroids' unique look is well remembered.  All of these and more have remained cultural icons of the era.   Finding a definitive version of these classic games to play in the modern era has become difficult; buying an original arcade cabinet isn’t something that the average person can do.  Many releases of these games are the versions…
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Lancer Performs in Sister Act

Lancer Performs in Sister Act

By Jozlyn Bew Calling all thespians, theater-goers, and fans of the arts! This is the event for you. Beginning the weekend of March 18th, Stuart’s Opera House will be performing the long awaited show Sister Act. If you’re unfamiliar with the show, Sister Act tells the story of a confident young woman (Deloris), who after witnessing a felony, must go into the witness protection program in order to escape from her criminal boyfriend and his crew. Deloris ends up joining a convent to disguise herself as a nun, and teaches her new friends how to find their voices, and rediscovers…
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The Great Emu War of Australia

The Great Emu War of Australia

By India Dyer While sounding like something one might find in a cheesy comic book, or written by The Onion, The Great Emu War of Australia… Yes… actually happened.  Australians had a battle with Emus, in the 1930’s. But how did this happen? It all started back just after World War 1, veterans struggled to find things to do upon returning home. In response to this the Australian government started something referred to as ‘The soldier settlement scheme’. It was started in 1915 and around 5,030 veterans were given plots of land in order to turn into working farms, mainly…
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The Fashion Event of the Season!

The Fashion Event of the Season!

By India Dyer Are you someone interested in fashion and design? Maybe you're a regular retail connoisseur?  If either of these apply to you or you just have a general interest in art and fashion you may be interested in going to The Inaugural Fashion Show at Hocking College. If you are interested, Hocking College has a great program and this show may allow you to see what you can look forward to learning there one day. The show will feature the original creations of Hocking Colleges Fashion Design and Retail Merchandising students! Each second year student will have a…
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