Mill Fest 2014

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People participate in Mill Fest on Mill Street in Athens, Ohio, on March 15, 2014. (CALVIN MATTHEIS | FOR THE POST)

It’s starting to feel like spring in Athens, and that means it is the start of fest season, starting with Mill Fest. As always, you can catch up on the latest news in Athens, and the surrounding area by visiting The Post website.

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Katie Andia, a sophomore studying social work, does a trick with her hula hoop near Oak Street and Mill during Mill Fest in Athens, Ohio, on March 15, 2014. (CALVIN MATTHEIS | FOR THE POST)

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A group of people hang out on top of Mill Street on March 15, 2014. (Mingran Ma | For The Post)

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Mounted Police officers survey the crowd during Mill Fest on Mill Street in Athens, Ohio, on March 15, 2014. (CALVIN MATTHEIS | FOR THE POST)

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Partiers spray their beverages into the air during Mill Fest on Mill Street in Athens, Ohio, on March 15, 2014. (CALVIN MATTHEIS | FOR THE POST)

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Beer cans hung from a tree outside of an apartment complex on Mill Street during this year’s Mill Fest on Saturday, March 15, 2014. (KATIE KLANN | PHOTO EDITOR)

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A party goer helps Francis Wade fill his bag with empty beer cans to recycle on Saturday, March 15, 2014. (KATIE KLANN | PHOTO EDITOR)

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Police officers could be seen on bikes and horses during Mill Fest. (KATIE KLANN | PHOTO EDITOR)

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A man is arrested by undercover officers during Mill Fest on Mill Street in Athens, Ohio, on March 15, 2014. (CALVIN MATTHEIS | FOR THE POST)

Snow Day!

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Danny Filipse, a City of Athens employee, shovels snow on Court Street in Athens, Ohio on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Filipse said he started shoveling snow at 6 a.m. and that he doesn’t mind all the snow, even though the amount is unusual, because it comes with the job. (KAITLIN OWENS | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

Ohio University’s campus was closed yesterday after Athens was hit with a severe snowstorm. Snow began falling Sunday evening and continued through Monday morning. Snow totals in the area ranged from 6-8 inches. Our Post staff took to the streets with their cameras, photographing various snow day activities ranging from sledding, to snow ball fights, to even skiing. Have a look at our staff’s work from a day off!

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Malik Robertson, a freshman mechanical engineering major from Washington, D.C., slams snow onto the back of David Michael, a freshman journalism major from Dublin, Ohio, on West Green at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (KAITLIN OWENS | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

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Students in a passing-by vehicle decide to take part in the large group snowball fight in front of Nelson dining hall during Ohio University’s second snow day of the semester on February 3, 2014. (ISAAC HALE | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

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Ohio University Facilities employee Ron Hacker spreads salt on the front sidewalk of the President’s House on Park Place Monday morning February 3, 2014 in Athens, Ohio. “We need all hands on deck” he said when asked about how the snow cleanup across campus was going. Southeastern Ohio accumulated 7 inches of snow by Monday morning, causing Ohio University to cancel classes and close all university buildings due to dangerous road conditions and inclement winter weather. (CALVIN MATTHEIS | FOR THE POST)

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Ohio University fifth-year senior Wesley Eads skis down a driveway off Fort Street Monday, February 3, 2014. (SARAH KRAMER | PICTURE EDITOR)

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Ashley Goetch, a sophomore studying nutrition and pre-med from Colombus, Ohio, walks up a hill next to Baker University Center after sledding down it Monday afternoon, February 3, 2014 in Athens, Ohio. (CALVIN MATTHEIS | FOR THE POST)

Photographing Another World

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I spent my winter break on a study abroad trip in Accra, Ghana with a group of other Ohio University students with the Scripps International Institute of Journalism. This was my first time traveling out of the United States and was excited to explore a new country with my camera. The most meaningful experience during my three weeks spent abroad was the time that I spent at Street Sisters Daycare.

I will never forget the moment that I, along with three of my colleagues, pulled up to the daycare and our car was swarmed nearly 40 children chanting ‘Oburoni,’ which means ‘white person.’ As we stepped out of the car each of us were surrounded by nearly 10 children hugging us, motioning for us to pick them up, and kissing our skin. We were a spectacle to the children, as most of them had never seen a white person in the flesh before. Many hours during our two days at the daycare were filled with the kids playing with our hair and sitting on our laps, utterly amazed at people who were so opposite of them.

The images that I made there are ones that I will cherish for the rest of my life and are to me what really made my trip worth it. I’ve never had more fun photographing before because to these children, it was as if I were doing magic. There I was, holding a bulky, black contraption and pressing a button that made their faces appear before their eyes. It was truly a magical experience as a photographer, and for those on the other side of my lens.

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Weekend Sports Jan. 17-19

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Ohio head coach Bob Boldon speaks to Kat Yelle, right, and Lexie Baldwin, left, during a time out during a game against Ball State University at the Convocation Center January 18, 2013. Ohio lost 79-63. (CALVIN MATTHEIS | FOR THE POST)

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Kat Yelle, a sophomore guard, looks for an open teammate Saturday. Ohio lost to Ball State 79-63. (SETH ARCHER | FOR THE POST)

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Ohio University’s Destini Cooper shoots over Ball State’s Brandy Woody on Saturday, January 18, 2014. The Bobcats fell short the the Cardinals with a final score of 79-6. (ALAYNA STEELE | FOR THE POST)

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Ohio sophomore Lexie Baldwin (#10) drives the ball against Ball State’s Haley Richardson (#50) during a game against Ball State University at the Convocation Center January 18, 2013. Ohio lost 79-63. (CALVIN MATTHEIS | FOR THE POST)

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Iowa State’s Alex Grupe (#18) punches Ohio’s Jonathan Gulch (#8) during a game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Bird Arena January 18, 2014. Ohio lost 2-1. (CALVIN MATTHEIS | FOR THE POST)

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Iowa State University freshman goalie, Peter Alexander, stares at the puck in anticipation as it rockets towards him. The Bobcats defeated the Cyclones 4-2 at Bird Arena on Friday, January 17, 2014. (ISAAC HALE | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

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Ohio freshman Joe Breslin (#13) drives past Iowa State’s Alex Grupe (#18) during a game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Bird Arena January 18, 2014. Ohio lost 2-1. (CALVIN MATTHEIS | FOR THE POST)

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Ohio University redshirt senior Ryan Garringer is pushed down to the mat by Eastern Michigan University redshirt senior Phillip Joseph. The Bobcats defeated the Eagles 22-13 during their meet at the Convocation Center on Sunday, January 19, 2014. (ISAAC HALE | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

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Ohio University redshirt sophomore Cody Walters (left) tries to get a hold of Eastern Michigan University sophomore Jacob Davis (right). The Bobcats defeated the Eagles 22-13 during their meet at the Convocation Center on Sunday, January 19, 2014. (ISAAC HALE | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

And we’re back!

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A Broad-tailed Hummingbird pollinates a flower on a tree just outside the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum located in Tucson, Arizona, on Sunday, December 29, 2013. (ISAAC HALE | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed your break as much as us photographers enjoyed ours. After the much needed break we are back in the swing of things at The Post. Most people went home and survived the polar vortex, while some went to warmer places. Regardless of where our travels took us, Isaac Hale, Jason E. Chow, Brien Vincent, Arielle Berger, Sarah Kramer, and Seth Archer had their cameras with them. Here are a few photos from our photographers from the break, with links to their blogs to see more!

Here’s to a wonderful winter semester!

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One of three whale sharks at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan on Saturday, January 4, 2014.(Jason E. Chow | Director of Photography)

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A Domican girl leans against the enterance of her school outside of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. She was given a breakfast bar from a tourist passing by. (ARIELLE BERGER | FOR THE POST)

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Members of yacht club, Zach Skeen, Adam Grey, and Hayden Vanlynn pose for portraits at the Downtown Columbus Hilton in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. The Columbus trio will be performing at #FEST this spring in Athens, Ohio. (BRIEN VINCENT | FOR THE POST)

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A horse grazes during an abnormally warm day in Mooresville NC, January 6th, 2014. (SETH ARCHER | FOR THE POST)

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Visitors take on the Canopy Walk at Kakum National Park in Dunkwa, Ghana on Sunday, December 22, 2013. The popular tourist destination walkway is suspended 40 meters above the ground and is made up of 7 bridges, spanning over 330 meters. (SARAH KRAMER | PHOTO EDITOR)

Ohio Weekend Sports November 1-3

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The Ohio University women’s swimming and diving team cheers together before the start of their meet against University of Buffalo on November 2, 2013. Ohio dominated Buffalo with a final score of 143-89. (EMILY HARGER | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

Bobcat fans have much to be excited about, basketball season is back, volleyball won a thriller against Buffalo, field Hockey won its final game of the regular season in double overtime against Kent State, and are now heading to the MAC tournament, and swimming made its home debut.

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Ohio University guard Stevie Taylor passes to a teammate during the Bobcat’s opening scrimmage against the Ashland University Eagles on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The Bobcats defeated the Eagles 66-44. (SARAH KRAMER | PICTURE EDITOR)

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Ohio University red shirt sophomore Treq Setty looks to make a pass during the second half of the exhibition game against Ashland Unviersity. The Bobcats beat the Eagles 66-44 on Saturday Nov. 2, 2013, at the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio. (ALAYNA STEELE | FOR THE POST)

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Ohio University senior T.J. Hall goes for a layup during the exhibition game against Ashland University. The Bobcats beat the Eagles 66-44 on Saturday Nov. 2, 2013, in the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio. (ALAYNA STEELE | FOR THE POST)

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Ohio’s Alexis Pinson (11) and Kelly Lamberti (13) attempt to block a spike against the University at Buffalo. The Bobcats beat the Bulls 3-1 on Saturday Nov. 2, 2013, at the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio. (ALAYNA STEELE | FOR THE POST)

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Katie Horton spikes the ball over Buffalo in the third set of their fourth set win against Buffalo. The Bobcats won 3 sets to 1. (ARIELLE BERGER | FOR THE POST)

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Ohio University senior Luli Gomez Teruel passes the ball while tightly guarded by Kent State University junior Jenna McHale. Ohio University clinched the victory against Kent State University 3-2 in double overtime on Saturday, November 2, 2013. (ISAAC HALE | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

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Ohio player Ashley Cureton hits the ball away from the sideline Saturday, November 2, 2013. Ohio beat Kent State 3-2 on Saturday and is headed to Oxford, Ohio for the MAC Semifinals this upcoming Friday. (LAURA WINEGAR | FOR THE POST)

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The Ohio University field hockey team celebrates senior Jessica Jue’s game winning goal in double overtime at the Bobcats’ last game of the season. Ohio clinched the victory against Kent State University 3-2 in double overtime on Saturday, November 2, 2013. (ISAAC HALE | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

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Ohio’s Carrie Dukes swims the 200 yard butterfly in the Bobcat’s first home meet. (ARIELLE BERGER | FOR THE POST)

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Ohio’ Lauren Steele finishes out the last leg of the women’s 200 medley relay during Ohio University’s meet against University of Buffalo on November 2, 2013. Ohio dominated Buffalo with a final score of 143-89. (EMILY HARGER | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)