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On T H E

STREETS

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Entertainment a paved stage

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Comic Walking Down Court

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Fashionable Flavors

Visual MElodies

Food

PHOTOStory


17 q&A

Word on the street

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HOt topic crossing the Line

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From coast to coats

HISTORy of the brick CIty

Fashion

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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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“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. 8LVSYKL 7OMR ,SSOIH 8EXXSS WLI [EW EFPI XS I\press her passion and even left her mark on the many people who walked out with her artwork permanently on them. :MIVIKKI FIKER HVE[MRK EX E ]SYRK EKI ERH MX has been her passion ever since. After moving to %XLIRW X[S ]IEVW EKS WLI HIGMHIH XLMW MW [LIVI she could make her dream a reality. She has dedMGEXIH LIV PMJI LEPJ XS TEMRXMRK ERH LEPJ XS MROMRK FYX WLI ½RHW E [E] XS TVEGXMGI FSXL %W WLI WIXW YT LIV WXERH SR 'SYVX 7XVIIX WLI VIEHMIW LIV 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 JVMIRHW LIVI RS[ EVI NYWX WXVERKIVW XLEX - QIX ²

:MIVIKKI WEMH ±- 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 WXVIIX QEOIW :MIVIKKI [ERX XS WTIRH QSVI XMQI doing what she loves. As she collects money from LIV TSVXVEMXW ERH TEMRXMRK LIV KSEP MW XS TYX E TSVtion 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 ½RH FYX SRI XLEX WLI RIZIV XEOIW JSV KVERXIH 1YWMG EVX HERGMRK NYKKPMRK QEKMG ERH QER] more talents are showcased along the bricks lining Court Street. Whether it be a hobby or a quick [E] XS QEOI GEWL EPP WXVIIX TIVJSVQIVW LEZI E reason for hitting the streets to show off what makes them different. The next time an artist is at [SVO XEOI E GPSWIV PSSO MRXS XLIMV [SVPH XS WII what excites them.


"Walking Down Court" Comic by Kat Shuttleworth @astrokomics 04


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 [LS YTHEXI LMQ SR XLIMV PMZIW both academically and in general. Âą8LI TE]SJJ MW XLI MRXIVEGXMSR ² 8SVVIW WEMH Âą3RGI - KIX XLI XVYGO YT ERH KSMRK MX´W PMOI FEQ =SY JSVKIX EFSYX IZIV]XLMRK ² A few parking spaces down is an %XLIRW WXETPI 8LI &YVVMXS &YKK] 3[RIV .MQ Stricklin also owns the Steak ‘n’ Shake on East 7XEXI 7XVIIX ERH 0EVV]´W (E[K ,SYWI SR 9RMSR Street. A number of employees have helped keep the buggy up and running for decades. As rain beat down on its metal roofXST IQTPS]II )VMGE 1MGLEIP WTSOI EFSYX LIV experiences as a member of The Burrito Buggy. Her favorite part of working in the buggy is YRI\TIGXIH XLI XVEZIP )ZIR XLSYKL XLI FYWMRIWW´W LSQIFEWI MW MR %XLIRW XLI] EVI LMVIH XS go places like Buckeye Lake and Zanesville. “I’ve seen a lot of fun things this sumQIV ² 1MGLEIP WEMH Âą-´ZI FIIR XS E PSX SJ TPEGIW - wouldn’t have been able to have gone.â€? 8S 1MGLEIP XLI XVYGO MWR´X SRP] E NSF FYX can also be a social hour or time of solitude. The nature of a food truck has always intrigued 1MGLEIP )ZIR XLSYKL WLI SVMKMREPP] TMGOIH YT

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WLMJXW EW E WIGSRH NSF WLI IRNS]W XLI ZIVWEXMPMX] of her time spent in the buggy. Âą- HS PMOI XS XEPO XS TISTPI &YX MX MW RMGI XS NYWX FI MR LIVI ERH LSSOYT XS XLI ;M *M TPE] QYWMG ERH XLMRO ² 1MGLEIP WEMH People are drawn to the trucks for QER] VIEWSRW FYX XLI] EVI EPP YRMXIH MR E friendly community that adds character to the streets of Athens. Acting as the bookend opposite of ( %RKIPS W MR E PSRK PMRI SJ JSSH XVYGO ZIRHSVW MW E QER [MXL E ZIV] HMJJIVIRX FEGOKVSYRH FYX the same love of the food truck business. %X ]IEVW SPH %PM &EFE S[RIV 2MWEV Shaikh still operates the same buggies he did ]IEVW EKS ,I XEOIW TVMHI MR XLI PMJI LI LEW FYMPX JSV LMQWIPJ MR EHHMXMSR XS XLI XLVII %PM Baba buggies he built by hand. His reason for the truck itself is simple; rent is cheap and he HSIWR´X LEZI XS GPIER E FEXLVSSQ *SV 7LEMOL sitting in the buggy is a perfect way to make a living. “I just want to work and pay my bills ERH VEMWI Q] GLMPHVIR ² 7LEMOL WEMH As an Indian immigrant man married to ER %QIVMGER [SQER LI´W PIEVRIH XS FI TVSXIG


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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 newFSVR KVERHWSR 7LEMOL HIWGVMFIH LMW VSYXMRI ERH what he does each day to support his business and family. His devotion to his work is clear. He [EOIW YT IEGL QSVRMRK EX E Q XS KIX XLI prime spot on the corner. Sleeping in his van JVSQ E Q XS E Q MW E GSQQSR SGGYVVIRGI for Shaikh until he drives home to get his mornMRK GYT SJ GSJJII 8LIR EVSYRH E Q LMW [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 GLERKIW SR XLI WXVIIXW SJ %XLIRW FSXL PIKEP 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. ,I PSZIW XS XEPO [MXL WXYHIRXW EFSYX TSPMXMGW especially his experiences as an MQQMKVERX ERH LS[ XLI] LEZI affected his life.

“I like to talk to the people to imTVSZI XLIMV ORS[PIHKI ² 7LEMOL WEMH Starting at 5 p.m. the trucks start XS TYPP SYX SRI F] SRI YRXMP EPP XLEX´W PIJX MW 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 [IMVH YRMQEKMREFPI WGIREVMSW PMJI GSYPH XLVS[ EX XLIQ ;I EWOIH WXYHIRXW SR 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 [EKI ERH PSZI MX ±&IGEYWI XLIR MX [SYPHR´X JIIP PMOI KSMRK XS [SVO ² LI WEMH ±-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 WXEPOIV ² WLI WEMH “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 TMGXYVI 8LIR - better get at least 400 likes.”

No 60%

Do you check snap maps?

Yes 40%

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

Yes 67.1%

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Others like to walk places in a group or in a pair to decrease their chances of being confronted by a catcaller or potential attacker. /EXI 1EYIV E JVIWLQER EX 3LMS 9RMZIVWMX] WTIGM½GEPP] RSXIH XLEX MJ WLI MW [EPOMRK MR E KVSYT SJ QIR WLI MW PIWW PMOIP] XS FI GEXGEPPIH 2SX SRP] XLEX FYX FIMRK MR E KVSYT SJ ER] OMRH KMZIW [SQIR XLI GSR½HIRGI XS WXERH XLIMV KVSYRH EKEMRWX GEXGEPPMRK =IX WSQI TVIJIV RSX XS IRXIVXEMR MX EX EPP Czepczynski said she avoids responding to catcalls because she worries a response will be seen as initiating a conversation with the perpetrator. Although being in a group often gives women WIGYVMX] ERH GSR½HIRGI MX HITIRHW SR XLI X]TI SJ people in the group. Bystanders who turn a blind eye to harassment like catcalling offer little to no support or encouragement. Evan Gallagher and 0YOI &IGGEWMS FSXL JVIWLQIR EX 3LMS 9RMZIVWMX] WEMH XLEX MJ XLI] [IVI F]WXERHIVW XS E GEXGEPP XLI]

would speak up about it. Women never know what E GEXGEPP GSYPH PIEH XS XLI SFNIGXM½GEXMSR ERH JIEV for their safety is enough. “I feel like guys use it as a way to get our EXXIRXMSR ERH WXEVX E GSRZIVWEXMSR FYX XLEX´W RSX how a girl wants to be approached. Some [men] XLMRO GEXGEPPMRK MW E GSQTPMQIRX ERH XLI] JIIP XLEX they are owed something for the compliment which is uncomfortable. A lot of women will ignore MX FIGEYWI XLI] JIIP PMOI MJ XLI] WE] ER]XLMRK FEGO that the person who catcalled would think that the [SQER PMOIH MX [LMGL MW QSWX SJ XLI XMQI RSX XLI GEWI ² 6MROIV WEMH It isn’t only a matter of how women prefer to FI ETTVSEGLIH F] TSXIRXMEP WYMXSVW FYX VEXLIV E real safety concern that causes people to live in JIEV SJ XLI WXVIIXW )ZIV] SYXMRK VIKEVHPIWW SJ LS[ QYRHERI VIUYMVIW XLSYKLX ERH TVIGEYXMSRW

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Written by Rachel Mark Photographed by Sean Yuan

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Miami “The Magic City”

1MEQM MW E PMZIP] GMX] JIEXYVMRK FIEGLIW RMKLXGPYFW WLSTTMRK GIRXIVW ERH XLI %VX (IGS ,MWXSVMG (MWXVMGX 8LI GMX] MW E VMGL ERH HMZIVWI IRZMVSRQIRX LSQI XS QER] HMJJIVIRX IXLRMGMXMIW and cultures. Fun and fashion are highly valued in this comQYRMX] [LMGL I\TPEMRW [L] QER] XVIRHW SVMKMREXI JVSQ XLI WXVIIXW SJ 1MEQM 8LI WXVIIX[IEV LEW X[S HMJJIVIRX WMHIW 8LI ½VWX MW [LIVI FIEGL[IEV QIIXW WXVIIX[IEV 8LMW 1MEQM PSSO MW E FIEGL] FSLS ZMFI XLEX GSRWMWXW SJ PSRK WOMVXW STIR WLMVXW 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]WYMXW ½WLRIXW GVE^] WYRKPEWWIW RISR GSPSVW ERH GPYFbing dresses. One thing these two styles have in common is GSPSV 'SPSV MW IZIV][LIVI MR 1MEQM ERH TISTPI HS RSX WL] away from it. Individuals from all over the United States have adopted these trends and incorporated them into their wardrobe.

Chicago “The Windy City”

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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 GETXMZEXMRK WX]PI 1ER] %QIVMGERW MR GSPHIV VIKMSRW JIPP MR PSZI [MXL 'LMGEKS´W ZIVWEXMPI [MRXIV GPSWIX GSRWMWXMRK SJ JYV GSEXW XVIRGL GSEXW TIE GSEXW PIEXLIV NEGOIXW ERH HS^IRW SJ WGEVZIW ERH FSSXW MR EPP GSPSVW ERH WM^IW 2S[ XLI QENSVMX] 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 ERH WX]PIW 'EPMJSVRMERW EVI GSRWMHIVIH XS FI JVII WTMVMXIH PMZMRK PMJI SRI HE] EX E XMQI WS MX QEOIW WIRWI XLEX XLIMV WX]PI QEXGLIW XLIMV QMRHWIX ,S[IZIV SRI GMX] MR 'EPMJSVRME disrupts this casual and laid back style; Los Angeles. When QSWX TISTPI XLMRO SJ 0 % JEWLMSR XLIMV QMRH [ERHIVW XS XLI HIWMKRIV WLSTW SR 6SHIS (VMZI SV MGSRMG 'SEGLIPPE SYX½XW [SVR F] GIPIFVMXMIW 8LIWI X[S MR¾YIRGIW TPE] E huge part in what Americans believe L.A. fashion is. How-


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New York City “The City That Never Sleeps”

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wear sneakers with formal attire such as party dresses and WOMVXW 1IR MR 2I[ =SVO 'MX] [IEV WPIIO ERH QMRMQEPMWXMG WYMXW ERH HVIWW WLMVXW EW XLIMV WXVIIX WX]PI ,S[IZIV 2I[ =SVOIVW EP[E]W I\TIVMQIRX [MXL XLIMV WX]PI ERH XIWX XLI PMQMXW SJ JEWLMSR 1ER] MRHMZMHYEPW MRGSVTSVEXI FSXL QEWculine and feminine characteristics into their streetwear to KMZI XLIQWIPZIW ER ERHVSK]RSYW ETTIEVERGI 1IR GER FI JSYRH QM\MRK JIQMRMRI WX]PIW WYGL EW WOMVXW ERH PEGI XSTW [MXL QEWGYPMRI WX]PIW WYGL EW PIEXLIV NEGOIXW ERH GSQbat boots. Women also participate in the androgynous appearance by mixing a men’s suit with high heels. Other 2I[ =SVOIVW HSR´X GSRJSVQ XS ER] WX]PI 6EXLIV XLI] GVIEXI XLIMV WX]PI [MXL ZMFVERX GSPSVW HMJJIVIRX QEXIVMEPW ERH GVE^] TEXXIVRW MR XLIMV WXVIIX[IEV 2I[ =SVOIVW EVI IZIR known for their lack of clothing while walking the streets. 2I[ =SVO LEW QER] GSRXVEWXMRK WX]PIW XLEX MRXIVX[MRI XS 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

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'IRXIV XS 'SPPIKI +VIIR [EPO XLVSYKL XLI %PYQRM +EXI[E] ERH PIEVR EFSYX HMJferent organizations offered on campus. Another big event on the Green is the International Street Fair that takes place HYVMRK -RXIVREXMSREP ;IIO 7MRGI the fair has honored global diversity. The International Street Fair includes culturEP HMWTPE]W MRXIVEGXMZI EGXMZMXMIW IXLRMG HERGI ERH QYWMGEP TIVJSVQERGIW EW [IPP as food from all over the world. College Green is one of the SPHIWX PERHQEVOW SR GEQTYW [MXL XLI ½VWX FYMPHMRK SR XLI +VIIR FYMPX MR 1ER] TYFPMG ½KYVIW LEZI ZMWMXIH XLI GEQTYW PMOI 4VIWMHIRX 0]RHSR & .SLRWSR 7LIVVSH &VS[R ,MPPEV] 'PMRXSR ERH &EVEGO 3FEQE %WMHI JVSQ TSPMXMGMERW EGXMZMWXW WYGL EW %RMXE ,MPP ERH (VIE /IPP] have used the Green as a space to conZI] XLIMV QIWWEKIW 7SYXL 'SYVX 7XVIIX Park


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4PEGI 9RMZIVWMX] 8IVVEGI ERH )EWX 9RMSR 7XVIIX create a square around College Green. As you move away from the Green and start [EPOMRK HS[R ;IWX 1YPFIVV] 7XVIIX ]SY [MPP GSQI EGVSWW %XLIRW´ RSXEFPI KVEJ½XM [EPP 8LI [EPP [EW SVMKMREPP] PSGEXIH FILMRH 7YTIV ,EPP FYX MR XLI FYMPHMRK [EW HIQSPMWLIH ERH MR 2002 Bentley Hall Annex was built in its place. (YI XS XLI GSRWXVYGXMSR XLI WM^I SJ XLI [EPP [EW VIHYGIH FYX XLI WMKRM½GERGI SJ XLI [EPP [EW WXMPP MRXEGX &] XLI W XLI KVEJ½XM [EPP LEH VITPEGIH College Green’s Kissing Circle as a message center for students. The Kissing Circle was an area on XLI +VIIR JSVQIH F] JSYV FVMGO [EPO[E]W ERH MX was tradition for men and women who crossed the “Xâ€? at the same time to kiss each other. 'SRXMRYMRK ]SYV [EPO ]SY [MPP GSQI YT 6MGLPERH %ZIRYI ERH XEOI E VMKLX XYVR SRXS ;IWX 9RMSR 7XVIIX %PSRK XLMW WXVIIX ]SY´PP ½RH ER %XLIRW WXETPI .EGOMI 3´W &VEH 'PEVO ERH %VX 3IWXVMOI FSXL EPYQRM SJ 3LMS 9RMZIVWMX] WXEVX-

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