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Student Senate, administration work together to implement student policies

Jackson McCoy | March 1, 2024

Student Senate passes numerous resolutions and initiatives for Ohio University; however, it’s up to the university to start implementing university-wide initiatives. Student Senate President Megan Handle said Senate members' legislation typically receives better feedback from administrators when members are prepared with everything concerning the initiative and can explain how the legislation will benefit students and the university. Click here to read the full story.

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OU celebrates Leap Day, its history

Carly DeLuca | March 1, 2024

Once every four years, the calendar adds an extra day, making the year 366 days long. 2024 is a leap year, and Thursday marks the extra “Leap Day.” Many don’t know the reason for its occurrence and just treat this as any other, but, Leap Day has an extensive background filled with superstitions and traditions. The main reason leap years occur is because it takes 365.2422 days for Earth to complete one revolution around the sun. Normal, or “common” years, round this number down to 365 days. Whether Bobcats go big for Leap Day or do nothing at all, 2024 has an extra day to reflect on the past, make new goals and spend time with loved ones. Click here to read the full story.

Daphne’s Dispatch: OU is a massive school, why is Ping the only gym?

Daphne Graeter | March 1, 2024

Opinion: Ping Recreation Center is the only student gym on the Athens campus. Ping was opened in January 1996. During that school year, OU had 19,168 students enrolled on its Athens campus. The incoming enrollment for Fall 2023 had a 4.6% increase in students since 2022. With the significant growth of students on campus, student centers like Ping have not been updated to withstand the influx of people. As a result of an influx of students admitted to the campus, the gym is becoming extremely overcrowded. It leaves columnist Daphne Graeter and fellow students asking ourselves, “Why is Ping the only gym?” Click here to read the full story.

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Swim & Dive: Ohio finishes Day 2 of the Mid-American Conference Championship

Logan Adams | March 1, 2024

Ohio entered the second day of the Mid-American Conference championships, staring down a 10-point deficit to both Miami and Akron after two events on Day 1. Day 2 featured five events: the 500-yard freestyle, the 200-yard IM, the 50-yard freestyle, one-meter diving and the 400-yard medley relay. Ohio competed in the finals of all events except one-meter diving, in which Astrid Pichardo finished 10th in the consolation final. However, in the four final events Ohio did compete in, the team boasted two top-three finishes, as well as three other individuals finishing in the top five. Click here to read the full story.

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Meet Marcello Hernandez, the new face of SNL

Kenzie Callahan | March 1, 2024

Marcello Hernandez quickly established himself as a fan-favorite after joining the cast of Saturday Night Live, or SNL, in 2022. Still, many viewers don’t know his story outside of the sketch comedy show. The comedian has made several appearances on SNL’s Weekend Update segment where he’s made hilarious commentary on being a “short king,“ why depression is so common in men and the MLB Playoffs. When he is not working on the show, the 26-year-old opens for SNL alum Jim Breuer, Gilbert Gottfried, Mark Viera, and Tim Dillon and performs other gigs at clubs around New York City. Currently, the comedian is performing in Houston, Texas; Madison, Wisconsin and Orlando, Florida. Click here to read the full story.

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