Ohio City Photo Ops

Ohio City Photo Ops

This summer, thanks to the Cleveland Leadership Center’s (i)Cleveland program, I got to peer beyond the walls of my cubicle and spend time exploring the neighborhoods of Ohio City—an adventure that introduced me to new greenspaces and artwork and helped expand my perception of this area of Cleveland beyond Mitchell’s Ice Cream and the West […]

Goat Yoga? Maaaa-maste!

As a proudly-proclaimed Goat Washer—a name my parents coined after joking that I find so much enjoyment in seemingly strange activities that if someone were to create a “Goat Washing Club,” I would eagerly join and become its president—I often feel compelled to uphold my title by trying new activities of all varieties. When I […]

Perspective

Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been such a tease: The long hours frolicking around Atwood Lake followed by late nights with perfectly-toasted marshmallows result in the first shades of sun-tanned skin– disguised as sunburn and mosquito bites, of course– and hold the promise of a seemingly infinite number of carefree summer adventures yet to come. This year, […]

West Side Market

Back in October, I decided that I was going to study abroad in Argentina over winter break; 24 hours after I submitted my security deposit, the trip was cancelled because not enough people had signed up. I found out that I had the option to take part in a different journalism study abroad program– a […]

Village Bakery and Café

Restaurant: Village Bakery and Café Address: 268 E State St. Athens, OH 45701 What We Ate: Belgian Waffle, Rancheros Verduras If I was a character in a ’90s sitcom, there’s a pretty good chance my storyline would be centered around my hangout of choice: Union Street Diner in Athens, Ohio. As much as I love a good cookies ‘n […]

The 65 Degree January Day

Just when I started to feel a twinge of restlessness because it’s been entirely too long since my last adventure, Mother Nature decided to put my Netflix watching to a halt by gracing us with an unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon. Ah, Global Warming! Turns out you are good for something after all. Feel free to […]

“Are You Laughing or Crying?”

  Heights and I have never gotten along. I have vivid memories of spending ten minutes gripping the railings of the high dive at Oberlin College as I tried to convince my 10-year-old self to take the plunge, and I spent more hours of my childhood crying as my parents tried to convince me to ride roller coasters […]

Athens at Dawn

‘Twas the Saturday before classes started and all through the campus, not a student was stirring except for five crazy girls who decided to wake up at 5:40 a.m. to see the sunrise. Disregard my poor rhyme scheme, for I, too, was one of those early risers– my mind is in a haze, though not […]

Say “Trees!”

This summer, people find Cleveland synonymous with two national spotlights: the Cavaliers’ NBA title and the Republican National Convention. The quieter, simpler attractions in Northeast Ohio are often overlooked by the teams and museums that make The Land famous (or infamous); however, there are scores of natural exhibits that, in my mind, Trump the city’s headline-earning events. (Feel […]

The Sunshine State of Mind

Slowly (okay, quickly) but surely I’ve found myself becoming the irritating “friend” and “follower” who posts every waking moment of her life to social media via photos, video and blog posts. As I took the time to shoot the hours and hours of video that went into this 2 minutes and 44 second video, I routinely […]