J Bar Thursday’s are the best Thursday’s for you and me: a real night out at The J Bar

For anyone who hasn’t spent their time at 41 N. Court St. it’s advised you make a trip to this local Athens establishment. Here’s a short recap of a typical Thursday night from the perspective of the bartenders and fellow OU students. From great drinks, an awesome staff and a wide variety of music, thanks to the DJ many Ohio U. students refer to as DJ Dick Slap, J Bar rarely disappoints. Check out a J Bar Thursday experience now!

The people of The Post

The Post has been at Ohio University for over 100 years. But with journalism being de-valued seemingly more and more by the day, it’s important to realize that it still takes a lot of work to produce content for online and a print copy.

This video talks to three students at The Post, detailing their jobs, and also what their work schedules look like each day to produce the best content they can.

The forgotten bookstore

Rich Purdy is the co-owner of The Little Professor Book Center on Court Street in Athens. He co-owns with his brother-in-law and the two have owned the store for 34 years. He first arrived in Athens in 1969 when his family moved here. The one thing he likes about his store in Athens is that it’s a prime location in a college town. The store sells books for classes as well as leisure reading.

The “other” bookstore

A Scoop at Whit’s

Located at S Court St, Whit’s Frozen Custard is a favourite among Ohio University students and Athens locals alike for its baked goodies, coffee, and —its namesake— creamy and smooth frozen custards. Despite the cold weather, many still drop by for a quick scoop after a long day of classes.

Take a peek at the sweet treats available at Whit’s.

Book hunting adventures on Court Street

For all the book lovers in Athens, Court Street hosts two small but wonderful stores filled with comics, magazines, paperbacks and more! If you are a bibliophile looking for an afternoon browse, check out the University Bookstore and Little Professor, conveniently located right next to each other.

Bars don’t make for the best neighbors, but it’s not all bad

Everyone can see why Court Street is the most popular spot when it comes to having a good time on a Friday night or when they want to grab a quick bite to eat. What many people don’t know is the living arrangements on court street. Take a closer look into Jack and Aimee’s life living above Courtside.

I love Court Street, you love Court Street, we all love Court Street.

In this video I recap my conversations with a few alumni of Ohio University to see what they think about Court Street after leaving Athens, Ohio to pursue their careers. I asked them what they think about Athens’ iconic brick road and how it has changed over the years from when they were students.

Get to the gig

Some of the best bands and artists imaginable aren’t selling out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City, but instead are provoking dance pits and shattering popular music standards within small venues and people’s homes.

Local music is often unfairly overshadowed and under appreciated considering the immense talent of underground artists. Nonetheless, a little dedication and an ear for killer tunes are all it takes to stay in the know about your local DIY music scene.

Who’s playing near me?

No plans this weekend? Check out Bands In Town! Although the website caters more towards popular bands and artists on tour, it’s still a great resource for discovering who is playing in your area at any given time!

Follow your favorites on social media.

If you want to stay up to date with your favorite artists and bands, give them a follow on social media! In this digital age, most musicians advertise their upcoming shows and records via Instagram or Facebook.

Jesse Fox, lead singer of The Slippery Lips, is one of my favorite punk femme forces that’s taking Cincy by storm! She chronicles her musical adventures in the Queen City on her Instagram and often uses her platform to announce new music!

Get involved in on-campus music organizations.

Ohio University’s All Campus Radio Network, or ACRN, is OU’s musical media powerhouse group. A number of ACRN student DJ’s host weekly radio shows to share new, local music. ACRN also frequently sponsors and puts on shows around campus, and promotes them on their social media.

Familiarize yourself with local venues and show houses.

The Comet, one of my favorite venues in Cincinnati, is surely an eccentric place to experience local music. Doubling as a Mexican diner with a vintage feel and gigantic portion sizes, The Comet is a unique, inviting space for all.

Frequenting venues and show houses around your town can help in building relationships with the owners and bookers. Friendships like these can introduce you to a plethora of new music down the road!

Listen, listen, listen!

The most important aspect of being part of the local music scene is putting effort into expanding your musical palette. Tweens, one of the first local hardcore bands I took a liking to, has been making strides in their hometown of Cincinnati. Though I had never heard of them before a few years ago, they quickly have become one of my favorite bands! Go ahead, give them a listen. You might like what you hear.

Get to the Gig is a weekly newsletter dedicated to promoting local music and up-and-coming underground artists. We cater towards the thrashers and musical explorers of the Midwest. 

6 reasons why aliens won’t invade planet Earth

There is no doubt that there are other life forms chillin’ out somewhere in the universe. But it is often up for debate as to if our little alien friends would ever pay a visit to planet Earth. The answer is no; aliens want nothing to do with us “earthlings”. Not only do they not want to get involved in the hot mess that is the current political climate, but aliens just have better sh*t to do.

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  1. Meet Gringo, Sid, and Lucii. Here is a photograph of them doing research on pine trees on their home planet, HerbDerb. Our three little botantist alien friends are tree lovers. They despise the people of Earth for destroying so many trees and ecosystems. Gringo, Sid, and Lucii would much rather spend time working on their favorite hobby than visit a place that treats nature so horribly.
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2. Next meet Lenny, Grr, and their child Babel. Lenny and Grr are far too busy raising a child to even think about invading another planet. And little Babel is still wearing a seat belt, so clearly he won’t be participating in any planet takeovers anytime soon.

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3. Fonny and Nonny are cat sitting this weekend so no alien invasions for them. =/

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4. Booppy prefers to mess with planet Earth at her local arcade. With this UFO gaming device, she can abduct cows and any other creatures that she pleases, without setting a foot on Earth.

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5. This picture is pretty self explanatory. Dingy has pizza. Why invade another planet when you have pizza??

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6. Finally, we have Neep, Nop, Lurb, and Eek. They find joy in token up and making fun of the idiots that inhabit planet Earth.

“Can you really believe that they ACTUALLY elected a giant cheeto to run a country?! Smh.” Eek exclaims as he passes his intergalactic bong to Neep.

No need to visit such a horrific place when you can laugh about it with your pals in your peaceful homeland.

So there you have it. Aliens don’t need to waste their time trying to takeover a planet that is already self destructing. They would rather just sit back and watch the show.