Ohio University was recently ranked as the #1 party school in the United States by Playboy Magazine, and once students come back from spring break, almost every weekend is filled with street fests. While some in the past have become notorious due to couch burnings and SWAT teams getting called into Athens, most of the time the streets are filled with college students just looking to have a fun time. This video covers Mill Fest, the first daytime fest of the spring time. 

 

Losing those we love is difficult, be it a family member, friend, or our pets. For some people, the bonds they form with their pets make it too difficult to let go after their short life, which is why some owners choose to preserve them. While taxidermy of animals is widely accepted in the hunting community, pet preservation is still a taboo subject. Mark Maier and his son Sam are the owners of Thunder Bay Taxidermy in Chillicothe, Ohio. In 1993, Maier started providing pet preservation as a service to customers. Today, he is still one of a few taxidermists in the country that does pet preservation, and receives most of his clientele from out of state.  This was a group project for my advanced multimedia class. 

 

On Saturday, February 13, over 100 participants braved the 10-degree weather and took place in the 2016 Polar Plunge at Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio to raise money for the Special Olympics. Ohio University fraternity Phi Kappa Theta helped to put on the event, which aimed to raise over $16,000. Video was shot and edited by me for The Post.  

 

Little Fish Brewing Company is a microbrewery in the Athens, Ohio area started by childhood friends Sean White and Jimmy Stockwell after leaving their respective jobs at Jackie O's Brewery and Quidel Corporations. It's a small, 10-barrel brewery right outside of town that's been open since July 2015. 

 

This is a short video of what makes game day in Columbus such a special occasion, and shot before the Buckeyes took on Penn State in a nationally-televised "Black Out" game at the Horseshoe.

 

There are six A cappella groups at Ohio University, each with their own twist and style. This video was made for The Post in collaboration with Patrick Connolly (http://www.pconphoto.com) in Spring 2015.