Brazil’s Social Welfare Strategy Sparked New Political Science Professor’s Passion

By Juliana Scheiderer ’16 Dr. Matthew Layton’s interest in Latin America began on a church mission trip to Minas Gerais, Brazil, during his undergraduate years. Starting a journey that would eventually bring him to Ohio University, he later enrolled in a master’s program to study both the history and the politics of the region. At Vanderbilt University, he completed his master’s degree in Latin American Studies. But for his … Continue reading Brazil’s Social Welfare Strategy Sparked New Political Science Professor’s Passion

Morales Sparks Psychology Club, Wants Others to Experience Undergrad Research

By Juliana Scheiderer ’16 The first meeting of OHIO’s Psi Chi/Psychology Club of the 2015-16 school year was a resounding success. With more than 100 students in attendance that evening, faculty think they may have a set a new membership record. Part of the group’s enthusiasm may have stemmed from the first meeting’s theme: “Welcome to the Psychology Department.” Attendees were given tips by the club’s … Continue reading Morales Sparks Psychology Club, Wants Others to Experience Undergrad Research

Alum Rocks Scripps with Unorthodox Sound, Story

By Juliana Scheiderer ’16 English alum Angela Perley is playing a saw on stage in the Scripps Amphitheater. The August Moon Music Festival audience cheers, entranced and surprised by the unorthodox instrument, as Perley draws the violin bow across the saw. This reaction seems to be common for fans of Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons. Everything about the band seems to be delightfully unexpected. … Continue reading Alum Rocks Scripps with Unorthodox Sound, Story

Interview: Old Light

Up-and-coming Portland band Old Light  is all set to play Nelsonville Music Festival on Thursday. Along with playing their first show east of Oregon, the band plans on releasing five cassette tapes this year, making it clear that they are taking off and refusing to look back. ACRN sat down with guitarist and vocalist Garth Klippert and talked about the reasoning behind the band’s seemingly odd cassette tape project … Continue reading Interview: Old Light

Album Review: “Wicked Nature” by The Vines

At first glance, The Vines’ newest release Wicked Nature brings just one phrase to mind: “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” In an age of 30-second samples and radio edits, is there really a place for such a huge collection of tracks? The double-album’s lengthy 22-song track list is daunting to say the least. But for a band once heralded as “the new Nirvana” (presumably … Continue reading Album Review: “Wicked Nature” by The Vines

Album Review: “The Worse Things Get…” by Neko Case

Singer-songwriter Neko Case’s latest album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, the More I Love You is a study in contradictions. Above all, Neko Case is a storyteller, masterfully weaving fact and fiction–so much so that at times it’s hard to separate the two. Not to be pigeonholed, Case takes on many different roles throughout the album; at times she’s a witness, a … Continue reading Album Review: “The Worse Things Get…” by Neko Case