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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...

A smaller moment; the sun shining over the lake. 

On My Mind: The beauty of life 

Brittany Wachtel, Assistant Design Editor February 19, 2024

Disclaimer: This column openly discusses mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, which may be triggering to some readers.   If you are reading this...

My entry from March 20 2022.

The Now & How Journal: Finding inspiration to write 

Lauren Gulden, News Editor February 16, 2024

 Whenever I have writer’s block, but I know I want to write something in my journal, I search around me.    Firstly, I look to Tik Tok. The audios on there have some poetic goodness you can get...

The sunset in question.

On My Mind: Shifting your perspective 

Brittany Wachtel, Design Editor February 12, 2024

Disclaimer: This column openly discusses mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, which may be triggering to some readers.  When I was 13, I began attending...

The journal Lauren Gulden is taking on her trip.

The Now & How Journal: Travel writing and the magic of talking to strangers 

Lauren Gulden, News Editor February 9, 2024

I’m writing this week’s column to you from above the clouds because I’m off to the AWP Writer’s Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. While I’m gone, I’m going to meet many authors from all...

The logos for the Democrat and Republican parties

Dual Column: Thoughts on Ohio House Bill 68 and Transgenderism

Claire Houchin and Tommy Hegarty February 8, 2024

NOTE: This column does not reflect the views of The Collegian Governor Mike Dewine: The Cowardly RINO By: Claire Houchin On Dec. 29, Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed House Bill 68, the SAFE Act.   The...

Brynn Meisse camping in the woods by herself.

Backpacking with Brynn: The Harsh Reality of Solo Camping 

Brynn Meisse, Features Editor February 7, 2024

This is the second part of my caving trip that I went on at the end of January.  After I left the caving trip, I wanted to go camping because it was a 4-hour drive back to Ashland University and there...

Diary photo- My first ever diary from 2011!

The Now & How Journal: When I began documenting my life 

Lauren Gulden  , Reporter February 2, 2024

When I was seven years old, I had been invited to a birthday party for my friend, Grace. Her mom always threw the coolest birthday parties, so I thought I knew what I was getting myself into; The usual,...

Brynn Meisse hikes through the cave in Elkins, West Virginia.

Backpacking with Brynn: I went caving! 

Brynn Meisse, Features Editor January 31, 2024

In the rolling hills of Appalachia, a world below the surface can be explored by those with some courage and proper gear.   This past weekend, I drove four and a half hours down to Elkins, West Virginia...

Brynn Meisse sleeps in her sleeping bag.

Backpacking with Brynn: Gear talk – Sleeping Bags

Brynn Meisse, Features Editor January 24, 2024

You don’t have to have the fanciest or most expensive gear to enjoy the outdoors. However, understanding your gear will help you to have a more enjoyable experience. When camping, there is a term...

Pictured is the tent Brynn slept in during her trip to Mohican.

Backpacking with Brynn: Winter in Mohican

Brynn Meisse, Features Editor January 17, 2024

As the weather gets colder, it’s hard to find the motivation to get outside and enjoy nature. However, one of my goals for this year is to put my mental health first so the best way to do that is backpacking!  On...

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