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Entertainment a paved stage

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Comic Walking Down Court

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HOt topic crossing the Line

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From coast to coats

HISTORy of the brick CIty

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PAVED STAGE Written by Jorjia Butt Photographed by Elliott Magenheim

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hen approaching Court Street late at night, music travels from the bars, but the sound of people cheering echoes louder. Amongst the students and bustling nightlife, street-performers can be found lined up and down the bricks of Athens to entertain those passerbyers. Brandon Hall can attest to what life is like when performing on the streets. A 10-day road trip with his family turned into two years of backpacking across the country in order to spread his love of music. From New Hampshire to Massachusetts to Ohio, he continues to play for the people who are willing to stop and listen. Just like his journey across the country, his journey to mastering the guitar has also just begun. Hall experimented with the ukulele three years ago after he heard the song “Ukulele Anthem” by Amanda Palmer and quickly learned that he wanted more music in his life, so switched to the guitar. “After listening to that song for the first time, it made me want to start playing music,”

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only one on Court Street with a trick up his sleeve. A band of jugglers emerged on campus this year and are hopeful that they’ll continue to grow by hosting more practices and performances. Benjah Miller, Tim Smith, and a few other Athens residents have set out to impress the public with a talent that few can manage. Miller, having earned his master’s from Ohio University, decided to prolong his stay in Athens to carry out his passion in juggling. They made their juggling club debut on Court Street in September and plan on improving their skills and increasing their group numbers through weekly practice. Miller, juggling now for 3 months, and Smith, now juggling for over a year, hit the streets as a hobby and use it as time to practice something they love. “For me, any activity that uses both your right and left brain, not just one side of the body, that’s

Hall said. “It says that music can change the world and that it might be a better world if people learned how to play.” Guitar in hand, Hall spent seven days playing on Court Street and made connections with all walks of life before leaving Athens. He found the beauty in what those connections have to offer to his life and what he could offer to them. Athens specifically stuck out to him because of its history as well as the kind hearted people who were excited to chat with him. Although his time in Athens was short, it is a place he won’t forget. “Music is a beautiful, interesting and dynamic thing between the crowd and the performer where they feed off of each other,” Hall said. “I’m trying to spread some love with my guitar to others and hope that love bounces back to me.” Hall is one of the many musicians making the cross-country trek to spread music but isn’t the

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QIHMXEXMZIERHNYKKPMRKQIIXWEPPXLSWIGVMXIVME² 1MPPIVWEMH .YKKPMRKMWRSXSRP]EQIHMXEXMZILSFF]FYXSRI that can make some quick cash which motivates them to leave a hat out during the evening. It HSIWR´XNYWX½PPXLIMV[EPPIXWMXLEWFIGSQIER emotional link between all the members when they spend time together. Their friendship was bonded even stronger as they worked on their form and shared their common love of juggling. As the juggling club continues to improve their WOMPPWXLI]EZSMHXEOMRKXLIQWIPZIWXSSWIVMSYWP]MR SVHIVXSEGLMIZIXLIMVQEMRKSEPLEZMRKJYR Those who dedicate their lives to street performance are not easily missed along Court 7XVIIXLS[IZIVELMHHIRKIQMWXYGOIHFIPS[ SRISJXLIQER]FVMGOFYMPHMRKW'LEVPMI:MIVIKKI

“It says that music can change the world and that it might be a better world if people learned how to play,” Hall said.

showcases her vibrant watercolor art through tattoos that she designs and inks by hand. 8LVSYKL7OMR,SSOIH8EXXSSWLI[EWEFPIXSI\press her passion and even left her mark on the many people who walked out with her artwork permanently on them. :MIVIKKIFIKERHVE[MRKEXE]SYRKEKIERHMX has been her passion ever since. After moving to %XLIRWX[S]IEVWEKSWLIHIGMHIHXLMWMW[LIVI she could make her dream a reality. She has dedMGEXIHLIVPMJILEPJXSTEMRXMRKERHLEPJXSMROMRK FYXWLI½RHWE[E]XSTVEGXMGIFSXL%WWLIWIXW YTLIVWXERHSR'SYVX7XVIIXWLIVIEHMIWLIV paint brush and pens for pictures of landscapes as well as individual portraits. “I’ve met so many cool people who have stopped to look at my stuff. Some of my best JVMIRHWLIVIRS[EVINYWXWXVERKIVWXLEX-QIX²



:MIVIKKIWEMH±-HVI[E portrait of this girl who eventually ended up letting me stay with her at the time and we became best friends.” The life experience that she has gained on the WXVIIXQEOIW:MIVIKKI[ERXXSWTIRHQSVIXMQI doing what she loves. As she collects money from LIVTSVXVEMXWERHTEMRXMRKLIVKSEPMWXSTYXETSVtion aside to donate to charities for more sustainable products and living. Her love for drawing has led her to a career she never thought she would ½RHFYXSRIXLEXWLIRIZIVXEOIWJSVKVERXIH 1YWMGEVXHERGMRKNYKKPMRKQEKMGERHQER] more talents are showcased along the bricks lining Court Street. Whether it be a hobby or a quick [E]XSQEOIGEWLEPPWXVIIXTIVJSVQIVWLEZIE reason for hitting the streets to show off what makes them different. The next time an artist is at [SVOXEOIEGPSWIVPSSOMRXSXLIMV[SVPHXSWII what excites them.


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Written by Zanovia Criss Photographed by Madison Salyer


While the students wake up and sleepily lug their backpacks up hills to class, one-by-one food vendors pull into their spots on East Union Street and get ready for a day full of perky Athens residents and escaping the parking enforcement officers. The first to arrive is David Torres, owner of D’Angelo’s coffee, in his simple, silver truck with a black logo. An Athens native, Torres is just happy to be selling his exotic coffee in the “center of the universe.” This is the first year D’Angelo’s coffee truck is in business. He doesn’t mind the learning curve, though. “There’s only one way to get experience,” Torres said. “And that’s experience.” Before the truck, Torres was officiating sporting events and working in the construction business. He loved every second of it, but when

his parents came to him with the proposal to start a coffee business, it was an offer he couldn’t refuse. The idea for his truck was no impulse decision. Before Whit’s Frozen Custard opened on the corner of Court and Union Streets, Torres had considered buying the storefront to open a coffee shop. However, it wasn’t the right time for him. “People don’t often think about the different aspects that go into opening a successful business, especially coffee,” Torres said. “It’s more than figuring out which types of coffee to buy and then serving it.” There are financial forms to fill out, warrants to get and menus to create and test. For Torres, all the work he does outside of business hours is worth the trade-off of sitting in the


truck each day and talking to customers. He has QER]VIKYPEVW[LSYTHEXILMQSRXLIMVPMZIW both academically and in general.  Âą8LITE]SJJMWXLIMRXIVEGXMSR²8SVVIW WEMHÂą3RGI-KIXXLIXVYGOYTERHKSMRKMX´WPMOI FEQ=SYJSVKIXEFSYXIZIV]XLMRK² A few parking spaces down is an %XLIRWWXETPI8LI&YVVMXS&YKK]3[RIV.MQ Stricklin also owns the Steak ‘n’ Shake on East 7XEXI7XVIIXERH0EVV]´W(E[K,SYWISR9RMSR Street. A number of employees have helped keep the buggy up and running for decades. As rain beat down on its metal roofXSTIQTPS]II)VMGE1MGLEIPWTSOIEFSYXLIV experiences as a member of The Burrito Buggy. Her favorite part of working in the buggy is YRI\TIGXIHXLIXVEZIP)ZIRXLSYKLXLIFYWMRIWW´WLSQIFEWIMWMR%XLIRWXLI]EVILMVIHXS go places like Buckeye Lake and Zanesville. “I’ve seen a lot of fun things this sumQIV²1MGLEIPWEMHÂą-´ZIFIIRXSEPSXSJTPEGIW- wouldn’t have been able to have gone.â€?  8S1MGLEIPXLIXVYGOMWR´XSRP]ENSFFYX can also be a social hour or time of solitude. The nature of a food truck has always intrigued 1MGLEIP)ZIRXLSYKLWLISVMKMREPP]TMGOIHYT

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WLMJXWEWEWIGSRHNSFWLIIRNS]WXLIZIVWEXMPMX] of her time spent in the buggy.  Âą-HSPMOIXSXEPOXSTISTPI&YXMXMWRMGI XSNYWXFIMRLIVIERHLSSOYTXSXLI;M*MTPE] QYWMGERHXLMRO²1MGLEIPWEMH People are drawn to the trucks for QER]VIEWSRWFYXXLI]EVIEPPYRMXIHMRE friendly community that adds character to the streets of Athens. Acting as the bookend opposite of ( %RKIPS WMREPSRKPMRISJJSSHXVYGOZIRHSVW MWEQER[MXLEZIV]HMJJIVIRXFEGOKVSYRHFYX the same love of the food truck business.  %X]IEVWSPH%PM&EFES[RIV2MWEV Shaikh still operates the same buggies he did ]IEVWEKS,IXEOIWTVMHIMRXLIPMJILILEW FYMPXJSVLMQWIPJMREHHMXMSRXSXLIXLVII%PM Baba buggies he built by hand. His reason for the truck itself is simple; rent is cheap and he HSIWR´XLEZIXSGPIEREFEXLVSSQ*SV7LEMOL sitting in the buggy is a perfect way to make a living. “I just want to work and pay my bills ERHVEMWIQ]GLMPHVIR²7LEMOLWEMH As an Indian immigrant man married to ER%QIVMGER[SQERLI´WPIEVRIHXSFITVSXIG


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tive over the things he holds dear to his heart. He’d never let his children have sleepovers when they were young because he felt it would distract them from their hard work. While showing off pictures of his newFSVRKVERHWSR7LEMOLHIWGVMFIHLMWVSYXMRIERH what he does each day to support his business and family. His devotion to his work is clear. He [EOIWYTIEGLQSVRMRKEXEQXSKIXXLI prime spot on the corner. Sleeping in his van JVSQEQXSEQMWEGSQQSRSGGYVVIRGI for Shaikh until he drives home to get his mornMRKGYTSJGSJJII8LIREVSYRHEQLMW[MJI

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will drive him back to the buggy so he doesn’t have to worry about parking meter fees. Shaikh has been witness to many GLERKIWSRXLIWXVIIXWSJ%XLIRWFSXLPIKEP and social. There have been different vendor laws that Shaikh complains about heavily. He is impressed with the current laws and believes that the mayor understands the street vendors. He also believes that people are much nicer now and are willing to have conversations past what they want to eat that day. ,IPSZIWXSXEPO[MXLWXYHIRXWEFSYXTSPMXMGW especially his experiences as an MQQMKVERXERHLS[XLI]LEZI affected his life.

“I like to talk to the people to imTVSZIXLIMVORS[PIHKI²7LEMOLWEMH Starting at 5 p.m. the trucks start XSTYPPSYXSRIF]SRIYRXMPEPPXLEX´WPIJXMW the Burrito Buggy waiting for its late-night hours. Each day brings a new crowd and a new story. The tradition of food trucks holds true to the heart of Athens and allows for memories that alumni and students alike can reminisce on.


Photographed by Sophia MuĂąoz


“Red Sand” by Inoculous




“Norman Fucking Rockwell” by Lana Del Rey


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“Cops Rule” by Judge Russo


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Written by Zanovia Criss

“Would you rather?” A game that leaves many people wondering about XLI[IMVHYRMQEKMREFPIWGIREVMSWPMJIGSYPHXLVS[EXXLIQ;IEWOIHWXYHIRXWSR the street what they thought about various topics ranging from social media to ethical dilemmas and pop culture. The same questions were then distributed online to Ohio University students. The responses of 85 students are shown in these graphics. Minimum Wage and Loves it 67.1%

Would you rather get paid $100 per hour and hate every second of it, or get paid minimum wage and love it more than anything? $100 per Hour and Hates it 32.9%

Sophomore Luke Hopkins answered that he would rather make minimum [EKIERHPSZIMX±&IGEYWIXLIRMX[SYPHR´XJIIPPMOIKSMRKXS[SVO²LIWEMH±-X would make it so much longer if you hated it and were counting down every minute of it.”

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Kind of 62.4%

Do you care about how many likes you get on Instagram? Yes 11.8%

No 25.9%

Junior Hannah Hilgerman said that she checks snap maps often. “I’m kind of a WXEPOIV²WLIWEMH “I kind of look for everyone.”

Sophomore Christian Bruntion doesn’t usually care about how many likes he gets. “Unless I look sexy in the TMGXYVI8LIR- better get at least 400 likes.”

No 60%

Do you check snap maps?

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If someone you didn’t know accidentally Venmoed you $100, would you Venmo the person the money back?

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EWLMSRMWEVXERHEVXMWIZIV][LIVIJVSQFIEYXMJYP JVIIWTMVMXIH'EPMJSVRMEXSJEWXTEGIH2I[=SVO'MX]JEWLMSRXVIRHWWYVJEGIMRXLIQSWXGVIEXMZI[E]W(IWMKRIVW EVIRSXEP[E]WXLI½VWXXSGVIEXIWX]PIWERHXVIRHW-RHMZMHYEPW across the United States can inspire designers through their personal street style. Trickle-Up Effect is an economic theory that states fashion originates from ordinary people on the WXVIIXERH[SVOWYTXSHIWMKRIVFVERHW1ER]QSHIVR trends seen today originate from the streets of bustling cities. 8LI½VWXWXSTXSI\TPSVMRKWXVIIX[IEVXVIRHWMWXLI±1EKMG City.”

Miami “The Magic City”

1MEQMMWEPMZIP]GMX]JIEXYVMRKFIEGLIWRMKLXGPYFWWLSTTMRK GIRXIVWERHXLI%VX(IGS,MWXSVMG(MWXVMGX8LIGMX]MWEVMGL ERHHMZIVWIIRZMVSRQIRXLSQIXSQER]HMJJIVIRXIXLRMGMXMIW and cultures. Fun and fashion are highly valued in this comQYRMX][LMGLI\TPEMRW[L]QER]XVIRHWSVMKMREXIJVSQXLI WXVIIXWSJ1MEQM8LIWXVIIX[IEVLEWX[SHMJJIVIRXWMHIW8LI ½VWXMW[LIVIFIEGL[IEVQIIXWWXVIIX[IEV8LMW1MEQMPSSO MWEFIEGL]FSLSZMFIXLEXGSRWMWXWSJPSRKWOMVXWSTIRWLMVXW and bright colors. The second style is edgy attire worn to events

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like music festivals and parties. This look consists of cut-out FSH]WYMXW½WLRIXWGVE^]WYRKPEWWIWRISRGSPSVWERHGPYFbing dresses. One thing these two styles have in common is GSPSV'SPSVMWIZIV][LIVIMR1MEQMERHTISTPIHSRSXWL] away from it. Individuals from all over the United States have adopted these trends and incorporated them into their wardrobe.

Chicago “The Windy City”

'LMGEKSMWORS[RJSV1MPPIRRMYQ4EVOHIITHMWLTM^^EERH the opportunity to serve major winter looks. Chicago is EGLEVQMRKQSHIVRGMX][LIVIYVFERQIIXWQMH[IWXIVR 'LMGEKSLEWPS[XIQTIVEXYVIWLEPJSJXLI]IEVXLIVIJSVI QEOMRKNEGOIXWWGEVZIWHIRMQERHFSSXWJEWLMSRIWWIRXMEPW0E]IVMRKMWELYKITEVXSJ'LMGEKS´WWXVIIX[IEV1ER] women wear oversized sweaters paired with a fur jacket SVXVIRGLGSEX'LMGHEVONIERWEVIEGGSQTERMIHF]ETEMV of tall or short boots. A chic and professional street style is popular amongst many men and women in this city. Chicago inspired many Americans to want to own multiple styles

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of jackets and boots for when winter approaches. The days of owning one pair of boots and a puffy coat were over for many individuals when they were inspired by Chicago’s GETXMZEXMRKWX]PI1ER]%QIVMGERWMRGSPHIVVIKMSRWJIPPMR PSZI[MXL'LMGEKS´WZIVWEXMPI[MRXIVGPSWIXGSRWMWXMRKSJJYV GSEXWXVIRGLGSEXWTIEGSEXWPIEXLIVNEGOIXWERHHS^IRWSJ WGEVZIWERHFSSXWMREPPGSPSVWERHWM^IW2S[XLIQENSVMX] of midwesterners look at the streets of Chicago for what will be the hottest trends of winter.

Los Angeles “The City of Angels”

The West Coast is home to many unique environments ERHWX]PIW'EPMJSVRMERWEVIGSRWMHIVIHXSFIJVIIWTMVMXIH PMZMRKPMJISRIHE]EXEXMQIWSMXQEOIWWIRWIXLEXXLIMV WX]PIQEXGLIWXLIMVQMRHWIX,S[IZIVSRIGMX]MR'EPMJSVRME disrupts this casual and laid back style; Los Angeles. When QSWXTISTPIXLMROSJ0%JEWLMSRXLIMVQMRH[ERHIVWXS XLIHIWMKRIVWLSTWSR6SHIS(VMZISVMGSRMG'SEGLIPPE SYX½XW[SVRF]GIPIFVMXMIW8LIWIX[SMR¾YIRGIWTPE]E huge part in what Americans believe L.A. fashion is. How-


IZIVXLSWIJEWLMSRMR¾YIRGIWEVIIZIVGLERKMRKERHHS not capture L.A.’s true essence as well as the streets do. 1ER]XVIRHWEGVSWWXLI9RMXIH7XEXIWGERFIXVEGIHFEGO XSIZIV]HE]'EPMJSVRMERWXVIIXWX]PI%RMQEPTVMRXWFMOIV WLSVXWERH[MHIFVMQQIHLEXWEVIXVIRHWXLEXEVI¾SSHing into popular websites and stores. The truth to L.A. is found in everyday-people expressing who they are to the world.

New York City “The City That Never Sleeps”

2I[=SVO'MX]MWORS[REWEHVIEQIV´WTEVEHMWIERH QER]TISTPIQSZIXLIVIXSTYVWYIXLIMVTEWWMSRW2I[ =SVOMWEHIQERHMRKERHLMKLTEGIHGMX]-RHMZMHYEPWRIIH functional attire to get from place to place. Women wear sneakers with business clothing to get to places quickly ERHIJ½GMIRXP]8LMWTVEGXMGEPXVIRHMRWTMVIHMRHMZMHYEPWXS

wear sneakers with formal attire such as party dresses and WOMVXW1IRMR2I[=SVO'MX][IEVWPIIOERHQMRMQEPMWXMG WYMXWERHHVIWWWLMVXWEWXLIMVWXVIIXWX]PI,S[IZIV2I[ =SVOIVWEP[E]WI\TIVMQIRX[MXLXLIMVWX]PIERHXIWXXLI PMQMXWSJJEWLMSR1ER]MRHMZMHYEPWMRGSVTSVEXIFSXLQEWculine and feminine characteristics into their streetwear to KMZIXLIQWIPZIWERERHVSK]RSYWETTIEVERGI1IRGERFI JSYRHQM\MRKJIQMRMRIWX]PIWWYGLEWWOMVXWERHPEGIXSTW [MXLQEWGYPMRIWX]PIWWYGLEWPIEXLIVNEGOIXWERHGSQbat boots. Women also participate in the androgynous appearance by mixing a men’s suit with high heels. Other 2I[=SVOIVWHSR´XGSRJSVQXSER]WX]PI6EXLIVXLI]GVIEXIXLIMVWX]PI[MXLZMFVERXGSPSVWHMJJIVIRXQEXIVMEPWERH GVE^]TEXXIVRWMRXLIMVWXVIIX[IEV2I[=SVOIVWEVIIZIR known for their lack of clothing while walking the streets. 2I[=SVOLEWQER]GSRXVEWXMRKWX]PIWXLEXMRXIVX[MRIXS inspire individuals to test the limits of their streetwear.

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HISTORY OF of THE the BRICK brick CITY city Images courtesy of Ohio University Digital Archives Written by Grace Gold Photographed by Faith Carlisle

Athens has 215 years of unique history crammed into 10 square miles. -X´WIZIV][LIVI]SYPSSOJVSQXLIFVMGOW that make up College Green to the books hidden in the dark corners of Alden Library. Some of the most notable WXVIIXWSJ%XLIRWMRGPYHI'SYVX7XVIIX 9RMSR7XVIIX4EVO4PEGI9RMZIVWMX]8IVrace and East Union Street. At the center of it all is College +VIIRXLILIEVXSJ3LMS9RMZIVWMX]´W campus. For years it has been a gathering place for students and a stress-free area where students have the freedom to relax in any way they choose. People QIIX[MXLJVMIRHWXSWXYH]GEXGLYT PSYRKIMRLEQQSGOWTPE]JVMWFIISVIEX lunch. Besides the day-to-day happenMRKWSR'SPPIKI+VIIRMXMWELSXWTSX JSVYRMZIVWMX]SVKERM^EXMSRWYGLEWXLI involvement fair that is held after the ½VWXGSRZSGEXMSRJSVMRGSQMRKJVIWLQIR Students march from the Convocation

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'IRXIVXS'SPPIKI+VIIR[EPOXLVSYKL XLI%PYQRM+EXI[E]ERHPIEVREFSYXHMJferent organizations offered on campus. Another big event on the Green is the International Street Fair that takes place HYVMRK-RXIVREXMSREP;IIO7MRGI the fair has honored global diversity. The International Street Fair includes culturEPHMWTPE]WMRXIVEGXMZIEGXMZMXMIWIXLRMG HERGIERHQYWMGEPTIVJSVQERGIWEW[IPP as food from all over the world. College Green is one of the SPHIWXPERHQEVOWSRGEQTYW[MXLXLI ½VWXFYMPHMRKSRXLI+VIIRFYMPXMR 1ER]TYFPMG½KYVIWLEZIZMWMXIHXLI GEQTYWPMOI4VIWMHIRX0]RHSR&.SLRWSR7LIVVSH&VS[R,MPPEV]'PMRXSRERH &EVEGO3FEQE%WMHIJVSQTSPMXMGMERW EGXMZMWXWWYGLEW%RMXE,MPPERH(VIE/IPP] have used the Green as a space to conZI]XLIMVQIWWEKIW7SYXL'SYVX7XVIIX Park


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4PEGI9RMZIVWMX]8IVVEGIERH)EWX9RMSR7XVIIX create a square around College Green. As you move away from the Green and start [EPOMRKHS[R;IWX1YPFIVV]7XVIIX]SY[MPP GSQIEGVSWW%XLIRW´RSXEFPIKVEJ½XM[EPP8LI [EPP[EWSVMKMREPP]PSGEXIHFILMRH7YTIV,EPP FYXMRXLIFYMPHMRK[EWHIQSPMWLIHERHMR 2002 Bentley Hall Annex was built in its place. (YIXSXLIGSRWXVYGXMSRXLIWM^ISJXLI[EPP[EW VIHYGIHFYXXLIWMKRM½GERGISJXLI[EPP[EWWXMPP MRXEGX&]XLIWXLIKVEJ½XM[EPPLEHVITPEGIH College Green’s Kissing Circle as a message center for students. The Kissing Circle was an area on XLI+VIIRJSVQIHF]JSYVFVMGO[EPO[E]WERHMX was tradition for men and women who crossed the “Xâ€? at the same time to kiss each other.  'SRXMRYMRK]SYV[EPO]SY[MPPGSQI YT6MGLPERH%ZIRYIERHXEOIEVMKLXXYVRSRXS ;IWX9RMSR7XVIIX%PSRKXLMWWXVIIX]SY´PP½RH ER%XLIRWWXETPI.EGOMI3´W&VEH'PEVOERH%VX 3IWXVMOIFSXLEPYQRMSJ3LMS9RMZIVWMX]WXEVX-

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VARIANT Magazine Vol. 3 Issue 1: On the Streets  

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