Today Monday, March 4, 2024

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Locals, students celebrate Nex Benedict's life, call for action against House Bill 68

Jackson McCoy, Disha Hoque & Harshita Singhania | March 4, 2024

A group of students and Athens locals attended a vigil on College Green late Saturday evening. The vigil was organized in remembrance of Nex Benedict, a transgender high school student from Oklahoma. Benedict died early February after an altercation with three other students while using the bathroom at their school. The cause of his death is still under investigation and has caused an outpouring of support for them and transgender youths across the country. Ohio University’s Transgender Student Group organized the event. The vigil was sponsored by OU’s LGBT Center and was followed by an unsponsored march protesting Ohio House Bill 68. Click here to read more.

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Community spreads disability awareness on Court Street

Ashley Pomplas | March 4, 2024

To kick off Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities, or ACBDD, hosted its sixth annual march for disability awareness Friday morning. The march began outside the 4th floor of Baker Center and participants made their way down to the Athens Courthouse, 1 S. Court St. President of Athens County People First and the Athena Award recipient, William “Billy” Peacock, greeted participants with a speech and presentation. The march is only the first of the events ACBDD has planned for this month. Click here to read more.

Cold Corner: Caitlin Clark’s achievement revitalizes Pete Maravich’s legacy

Eli Kaltenecker | March 4, 2024

Sunday, March 3, 2024, now marks the day in history when Caitlin Clark broke the NCAA Division I basketball scoring record, a milestone previously unsurpassed for over 54 years. Her momentous achievement marks another definitive moment of basketball beauty. She now leads all-time scoring in both men’s and women’s collegiate basketball. This is not just an accomplishment for basketball but the sports world. Clark’s record-breaking career at Iowa shocks fans around the globe and directs some attention to the previous record holder, Pete Maravich. As she passes this landmark, her path leads into the WNBA and future basketball history. Click here to read more.

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OU celebrates Women’s History Month 

Gina Napoli | March 4, 2024

According to, Women’s History Month was first established as Women's History Week in 1978 after the school district of Sonoma, California celebrated the cultural, historical and societal accomplishments made by women. The week later evolved into National Women’s History Month in 1987, honoring the numerous accomplishments made by women around the world. The National theme for Women’s History Month 2024 is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion,” which Ohio University groups and professors are acknowledging. Click here to read more.

2024 MAC swim and dive championships: in photos

Megan Van Vlack, Jenna Slyman & Ethan Herx | March 4, 2024

Ohio swimming and diving competed in the 2024 MAC Championships at the Ohio University Aquatic Center in Athens, Feb. 27 through March 2. The team finished third overall with two individual MAC Champions, Zita Szoke in the 200 Free and Casi DiBetta in both the 100 Yard Breast and the 200 Yard Breast. Click here to view the full gallery.

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