Something Fishy? Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival to Take Place This Weekend

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This is what happens when you try to research the festival. Seems fishy.

More than one student has oft complained about Ohio’s landlocked location, but this weekend Ohio is offering a taste of the sea with the Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival. Located in Urbana, Ohio (Editor’s Note: about 2 hours from Kenyon which is way farther than we initially thought), the festival features various food and beer vendors from across Ohio in addition to live music.  Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Ohio’s “Heartbeat” Abortion Bill



On November 20th, a Republican-majority committee on Health and Aging voted to pass House Bill 248 along to the Ohio state legislature. The bill, if it becomes law, would severely restrict access to legal abortions in Ohio. But, unless you already know what Ohio abortion accessibility is like now, that might be difficult to contextualize. Here’s a comparison of what abortion laws are in place now, and what they would look like if the bill passes. Continue reading

Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown Welcome You to the 2014 CSAD Conference

This year’s 2014 CSAD Conference is on the topic of economic inequality. In partnership with the Center for the Study of American Democracy, we have the pleasure of opening the conference with introductions from Senators Sherrod Brown (D) and Robert Portman (R) of Ohio. Both have agreed to film introductions to the conference to share their feelings on the topic of economic inequality. Both have worked on legislation that work to solve the problem of economic inequality. Portman is currently a co-sponsor of the “Careers Through Responsive, Efficient, and Effective Retraining (CAREER) Act” along with Senator Michael Bennet, while Brown is a co-sponsor of the “Fair Minimum Wage Act.” For more info on the CSAD conference check out our preview.