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The Student News Site of Ashland University

The Collegian

The Student News Site of Ashland University

The Collegian


Backpacking with Brynn: Earth Day 

Backpacking with Brynn: Earth Day 

Brynn Meisse, Features Editor April 22, 2024

An entire day devoted to showing gratitude for our beautiful planet that we call home. Earth provides us with the natural resources we need to survive and thrive. Without this planet, humans wouldn’t...

Suburban Women could Make or Break the 2024 Election

Thomas Hegarty and Claire Houchin April 9, 2024

By: Thomas Hegarty The suburbs of America make up one of the most contested voting blocs in the country. Suburban women have made for a politically malleable and important demographic. While stereotypes...

A photo of me at age eight. 

On My Mind: Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

Brittany Wachtel, Design Editor April 6, 2024

Disclaimer: This column discusses sexual assault and mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, which may be triggering for some readers.  April is sexual assault awareness...

Sitting in the dressing room writing, waiting for my cue.

The Now & How Journal: Slowing down  

Lauren Gulden, News Editor April 5, 2024

I’ve been go go go lately!   I’m performing in a play this weekend, there are a few weeks of school left, I have loads of work to do, my dearest friends are graduating soon, and I have to move...

Brynn walks in the woods on her most recent hike.

Backpacking with Brynn: Hiking spots  

Brynn Meisse, Features Editor March 27, 2024

One of the hardest problems I ran into while moving to college was finding new spots to hike at.  I didn’t know much about Ashland when I moved to this town. It looked to be like other little towns...

My newest journal, empty.

The Now & How Journal: Get ready for National Tell a Story Day  

Lauren Gulden , News Editor March 22, 2024

I recently finished my journal after filling it with stories for the last four years. I was given this one for Christmas in 2020 and have been writing my memories in it since. Last week, I turned 20, and...

Moments spent disconnected. 

On My Mind: Social Media 

Brittany Wachtel, Assistant Design Editor March 18, 2024

Disclaimer: This column openly discusses mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, which may be triggering to some readers.  This week, the House of Representatives...

On the last day of our trip, we took a guided tour of Mammoth Cave. We got to learn about the types of rock, creatures and size of the cavern. However, what really stood out to me was the usage for the cave. During the War of 1812, settlers used the cavern for its resources that helped create weapons used in the war, but the original use of this cave was by Indigenous peoples. They held sacred ceremonies and burials for the Woodland People.  

Backpacking with Brynn: Spring break Edition 

Brynn Meisse, Features Editor March 14, 2024

About six hours south of Ashland sits one of the 63 national parks in the United States; Mammoth Cave.  Last week was Ashland University's spring break so I figured this would be the perfect time to...

Editorial: Just hang in there 

Katelyn Meeks, Managing Editor March 4, 2024

We made it.   We are halfway through the semester at Ashland University for spring, and the academic year is coming to a close in just eight short weeks. Hard to believe, right?  Some will graduate...

My birthday cake last year on the lucky day 

The Now & How Journal: Lucky for you 

Lauren Gulden, News Editor March 1, 2024

Since we’re entering March, I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of luck.   When it comes to luck, some people don’t believe in it. Some say, ‘Everything happens for a reason!’, or...

My grandma meeting me for the first time. 

On My Mind: Love and loss 

Brittany Wachtel, Design Editor February 27, 2024

 Disclaimer: This column openly discusses death and mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, which may be triggering to some readers.   As I say in...

In 2021 Beginning my current journal. I’m now on the last pages of it!  

The Now & How Journal: Blank pages and guided journals 

Lauren Gulden , News Editor February 23, 2024

A blank page can be very intimidating.   Seeing lined paper excites me. I always think about all the ways I could fill it up. One thing I embraced early on with journaling is that you cannot be afraid...

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