Strouds Run State Park

Strouds Run State Park:

Athens, Ohio is home to a university that is renowned for its party scene. All of those activities are generally confined to the boundaries of campus and most of college student oriented activities are located within walking distance of Court Street, the epicenter for most evening activities. But for those students that have experienced the excitement of a night on the town and are looking for a change of pace or scenery, Strouds Run is a perfect 15 minute get away from campus.

Strouds Run encompasses 2,700 acres of hardwood forests and Dow Lake. In its entirety, Strouds Run offers a wide array of activities. Activities at Strouds Run include hiking/biking trails, fishing, hunting, camping, and a community beach. Escaping to Strouds Run is easy, being located only 2 miles from campus makes for a fun, close experience in nature. 

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Ghosts on the bricks: A Haunted Itinerary

Ghosts on the Bricks - A Haunted Itinerary 

This is your all inclusive guide to a haunted Athens Halloween. The guide will give you an in-depth look at all of the haunted locations around Athens, Ohio. Ohio University is said to be one of the most haunted college campuses in the world. We'll begin slow with mild haunting tales and work you up to intense horror stories. If you are easily frightened you have been warned! 

We'll start you off with an exploration of Old Man's Cave, followed by The Ridges Asylum for the Insane, and leave you with the hauntings of Wilson Hall. 

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3 Alternative Journalism Student Orgs at Ohio University

If you are a journalism or media major, or maybe just a student looking for a organization that caters more towards your needs & interests, there are plenty of options available. Ohio University has around 500+ student organizations, one of which is sure to be focused on your specific interests.

Below are three student organizations that stand out in the Scripps College of Communication for their focus on specific topics, their unique & engaging content, and the standards they hold for high quality. In no particular order, below are three OHIO special-interest student organizations that are exceptional at doing something different.

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5 Things you Didn't Know about Facebook's Privacy Policy

I'm sure everyone has seen that viral Facebook post people have been sharing, trying to protect their content from Facebook and copyright all their information. The reality about sharing this post is that it actually does nothing, you've already agreed to Facebook's privacy policy when you signed up to become a member. Surprisingly, 52% of Americans actually do not know what a privacy policy even is. Even more surprising, 56% of Americans believe that a privacy policy makes sure that each users information is entirely confidential which is just plain untrue. 

A true privacy policy is a set of rules a company has created to determine how it will take users data and use or share it. More often than not, these privacy policies contain fine print and diffcult language that will often leave the users information more public than private.

Some of the information about Facebook's privacy policy may come as a surprise. Here are 5 things you didn't know about Facebook's privacy policy.

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dining halls at Ohio University

You are in your freshman year and you have finally realized that you can no longer sustain on microwave meals, cereal, and those awesome care packages from back home. It’s time that you brave the dining halls. Lucky for you, there are options when it comes to culinary services at Ohio University! And don’t worry, we promise they are not as bad as you may think. Here is a first-hand experience guide on dining halls.


Best weekday drink specials

So, you're a broke ass college student and you like the bar scene. WOW, great combination! I've bet you even woke up the next morning with an empty wallet or a low bank account. So that twenty dollars your parents just transferred over for "food" (sorry mom), isn't going to get you through the weekdays at the bars!

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