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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Vegan Cooking Workship

Eat up! Vegan style.  Every Tuesday night Ohio University students hold a Vegan Cooking Workshop in the basement of UCM: Center for Spiritual Growth and Social Justice on College St. Athens, Ohio.  Anyone and everyone is welcome to help cook the food, learn vegan tricks, meet fellow food lovers, eat amazing (and amazingly healthy) food, and stick around to help clean up.  Don't forget to bring a few dollars for donations to help fund this weekly event.  Doors open at 7 pm!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Raynelle Tornes, Professional Barrel Rider

Raynelle Tornes, 23, born and raised in Marietta, Ohio has been riding horses her entire life.  Since the 6th grade Raynelle has been racing barrels and is now at professional Rodeo status.  She rides everyday if the weather permits her and gives lessons to young riders when she can.  Raynelle is definitely living her childhood dream.

Barn Cat :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011


(From left to right) Pam Engel, 20, Adele Hall, 20, and Kelsey Heck, 19, hold hands as their bible study leader, Ashley Youmell, 20, closes their meeting.  The group has been meeting weekly in the Shively common room since October 2010, and is currently studying the book of Ephesians.

Court Street

For our first assignment in Intro to Photojournalism we had to photograph Court Street in downtown Athens, Ohio.  The goal was to capture the true essence of the street and the people who inhabit it.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

One Day Without Shoes

Photographer, Kate Harris, Edited by, Elizabeth Held

One Day Without Shoes is a world wide event created to raise awareness for those who don't have the choice to wear shoes and the works of TOMS Shoes.  This was just a fun little photo shoot to get some pictures to post on the TOMS One Day Without Shoes live feed blog.
Thanks Kate Harris for takin these lovely pictures :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Another Reason Why Athens is so Charming

 Andrew Hall, right, with daughter Adele Hall, left, age 20, celebrating at the finish line.

Every Spring, our little town hosts the Athens marathon and half marathon.  Any one can participate.  If you are a first timer, or a running enthusiast, everyone is welcome.  Andrew Hall, resident of Lancaster, Ohio is no newbie to marathon running (he finished the Athens marathon just under 4 hours).  Hall is a true Iron Man, completing his last Iron Man triathlon which consists of swimming, biking, and running in 12 hours.  He hopes to beat that record on his next Iron Man triathlon coming up in July.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Guerrilla Lighting Project

Marc Mixon, third year graduate student and coordinator of the Guerrilla Lighting Project, watching his generator with assistants Corrine and Mary.

When I first heard about OU's Guerrilla light designer/technician I was impressed by the idea and wanted to check it out.  When I got to the site I was surprised to find that there was more then just shining pretty lights on pretty buildings.  This was a production (seriously, it had a production manager and everything.  That means it's legit).  Big stage lights followed by trails of wires, cords, and connection cables filled the sidewalks.  Marc Mixon, a third year graduate student in lighting design pays great attention to how many lights he can shine before exploding his large generator.  While watching Mixons' team set up I over heard comments about dancers.  That made me extra curious about what exactly this project was.  I thought the lights were amazing alone!  Soon enough, dancers from OU's School of Theater and Dance department come dressed in elaborate costumes and showed off their dance moves ranging from the Waltz, to hip-hop.  All in all this was one spontaneous event I was glad I didn't miss.