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Dylan Driskill is in his senior year at Shawnee State University, studying sports management to be a college baseball coach. He loves baseball and doesn’t want to step away, so he plans to keep in touch...

Maggie Kayt Franks is 20 years old and a sophomore at Shawnee State University. She is originally from Huntington, West Virginia. Her major is sports management with a concentration on marketing and communications,...

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Opening night of the 2024 SSU Student Art Show
2024 SSU Student Art Show a success
Kate Pitts, Staff Writer • April 21, 2024

On the evening of April 1, Shawnee State University's Appleton Gallery was warm both in temperature and spirit. The lack of cool air did not deter the large crowd from...

Rolling the Dice
April 18, 2024
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SSU navigates path toward new bachelor's degree in environmental science
Ian Hillman, Staff Writer • April 18, 2024

Shawnee State University (SSU), known for its commitment to academic excellence and innovation, is working toward the introduction of an exciting addition to its curriculum: a bachelor of science degree in environmental science. This proposed program is designed to meet the growing demand for professionals skilled in environmental conservation, sustainability and resource management. Shawnee State...

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Looking back at SSUs entry into the River States Conference
Looking back at SSU's entry into the River States Conference
Maggie Kayt Franks, Staff Writer • April 12, 2024

Shawnee State University’s athletic programs have entered a new era. At the start of this academic year, most of the Bears athletic teams moved from the Mid-South Conference to the River States Conference. The change coincided with the arrival of Shawnee State’s new athletic director, Gerald Cadogan, who explained the reasoning behind the switch. “Primary for us repositioning our...

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There and Back Again
Josh Amato, Staff Reporter • April 10, 2024

 Bremerton, Washington, was nestled snuggly at the edge of the Kitsap Peninsula, encased by the frigid waters of the Sinclair inlet and the Strait of Port Orchard. Historic buildings crafted with classic red brick lined the streets that led to the marina, where the decommissioned USS Turner Joy silently watched over its newer, more commercialized brethren. The snow-capped top of Mount Olympus loomed...

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Office of Accessibility Services located in Hatcher Hall
Struggles and stories of disabled students
Maggie Kayt Franks, Staff Writer • April 10, 2024

For an average college student, there are a variety of ups and downs that could occur at any time. However, students who have a physical, mental and/or educational disability often face more challenges than the typical student. With the aid of the Accessibility Services office on campus, any student can gain the help that they may need. No two students need the same type of support, but no matter the...

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Student loan debt from enrollment to alumni
Hannah Kline, Staff Writer • March 27, 2024

“That’s a lot of money,” I told my sister when she mentioned how much her taxes were. I was sitting in the wooden spin chair at the little bar counter in the trailer where she lived. My sister is eight years older than me. With a job, a car, a house and a new boyfriend, I thought she was set for life. I didn’t realize how much life cost.  “Yeah, well,” she sighed. “The more money...

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The Shovers share a morning prayer
From bean to cup
Ian Hillman, Staff Writer • April 21, 2024

In Portsmouth, Ohio, where the river winds its recently not-so-gentle course and the rhythm of small-town life beats steadily, lies a gem that fuels the community's spirit...

Scioto County Public Library and branches offer events for all ages
April 17, 2024

The Scioto County Public Library, previously known as the Portsmouth Public Library, is the main branch for the public libraries in Scioto County. Although the name changed...

The 14th Street Community Center building
SSU student research helps 14th Street Community Center win grant
Kaitlyn Cooper, Staff Writer • March 15, 2024

With a little help from a Shawnee State University student, 14th Street Community Center recently won a grant from the Scioto Foundation to fund the construction of the...

The Power of Objects: The Collection of Maureen Cadogan includes artifacts dedicated to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
SOMACC hosts first leg of poetry tour
Hannah Kline, Staff Writer • March 4, 2024

To celebrate Black History Month, the Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center hosted “Poetry Moves Us Beyond” on Feb. 24. The museum partnered with the Ohio Poetry Association...

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A picture of the stairs in the Clark Memorial Library, taken across from the Writing Center.
Students reflect on how to improve studying on campus
Kaitlyn Cooper, Staff Writer • April 17, 2024

Only a few days remain before finals week at SSU. Some students are registering for classes while others are readying themselves for graduation, but all are working toward...

Current SGA members (front row, left to right) Chandler McClurg, Callie Link, (back row, left to right) Artur Granat, Brandon Reed and Carissa Link
SGA board members reflect on their time with the organization
Kaitlyn Cooper, Staff Writer • March 25, 2024

The Student Government Association at SSU is currently in its election period, and results of the voting for 2024-25 SGA officers will be released soon. Some of the current...

Dean Elizabeth Kline standing in her office doorway
SSU welcomes Kline as new dean of students
Kaitlyn Cooper, Staff Writer • February 25, 2024

This semester, Elizabeth Kline, Ph.D., joined Shawnee State University as the new dean of students. Dean Kline has a background in environmental science, often assessing environmental...

The Clark Memorial Library
Clark Memorial Library plans renovation
Kaitlyn Cooper, Staff Writer • February 10, 2024

On Monday, Feb. 5, the staff at the Clark Memorial Library (CML) released a library renovation survey to the campus community. The survey is meant to gauge what students,...

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A picture of the stairs in the Clark Memorial Library, taken across from the Writing Center.
Students reflect on how to improve studying on campus
Kaitlyn Cooper, Staff Writer • April 17, 2024

Only a few days remain before finals week at SSU. Some students are registering for classes while others are readying themselves for graduation, but all are working toward...

Sorority Life at SSU (photos courtesy of Theta Phi Alpha and Delta Phi Epsilon)
Sisterhood within the sisterhoods of SSU
Maggie Kayt Franks, Staff Writer • March 9, 2024

Justice. Wisdom, Loyalty. Faith. Truth. Honor. These are the six values the one male and 10 women founders of Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity believed they wanted their organization...

(Poster courtesy of Rebecca Blaine)
WISE to host "The Vagina Monologues”
Kaitlyn Cooper, Staff Writer • February 4, 2024

The Women’s Initiative for Strength and Empowerment (WISE) will present a production of “The Vagina Monologues” at 6:30 p.m. on March 1 and March 2. The student organization...

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SSU to host speaker from Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio
Maggie Kayt Franks, Staff Writer • November 13, 2023

Shawnee State University's Office of Intercultural Student Belonging is hosting speaker Ty Smith at 6 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. Smith works...

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