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Former NBC4 Anchor Mikaela Hunt Builds Community via New Channels

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Former NBC4 Anchor Mikaela Hunt Builds Community via New Channels

For eight years Mikaela Hunt woke up with Columbus news viewers as one of four co-anchors on NBC4 Today. During those years, Hunt built a relationship with viewers as a part of their daily morning routines — almost as if they knew her. But after 17 years in TV journalism, an unexpected — and at […]

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Dublin-Born Start-Up RenaissanceTech Celebrates Five Years

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Dublin-Born Start-Up RenaissanceTech Celebrates Five Years

Dublin-grown company RenaissanceTech is celebrating five years of business, a milestone for any start-up. The company, offering Infor CPQ software and consulting, had a modest beginning, with co-owners Jeremy Finley and Benjamin Karam working out of each other’s houses for the first six months. This past April, they moved into their free-standing office building at […]

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Local Artist Spotlight: Illustrator & Designer Christian Cimoroni

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Illustrator & Designer Christian Cimoroni

Illustrator and designer Christian Cimoroni is keen on representation. He himself represents a host of identities as an LGBTQ artist and Columbus College of Art and Design alum, while his work sets out to give everyone a voice, or rather, an image. Cimoroni’s day job is at PrintSyndicate, a local t-shirt company where he designs trendy items […]

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In the Kitchen with Executive Chef Avishar Barua of Middle West’s Service Bar

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega In the Kitchen with Executive Chef Avishar Barua of Middle West’s Service Bar

“There’s two ways you can go about it: you can be snooty about it and say ‘I don’t like fast food, or you can be like, ‘Fast food is the ultimate food,’” says Avishar Barua, Middle West Spirits Service Bar Executive Chef, “because they spend billions of dollars on research to make the perfect food.” […]

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In the Kitchen: Executive Chef Jack Moore of Watershed Kitchen & Bar

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega In the Kitchen: Executive Chef Jack Moore of Watershed Kitchen & Bar

There’s something about that small town Ohio palate. Canned green beans. Mashed potatoes. Well done steak. It’s comfortable and familiar, even to Jack Moore, Executive Chef at Watershed Kitchen & Bar. When Moore was growing up, green beans were green beans, not haricot verts. They were soft, not crispy. And they were canned, not fresh. […]

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Who’s that Candidate? Will Petrik, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Will Petrik, Columbus City Council

With less than 30 days left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Will Petrik is a Yes We Can-endorsed Democratic candidate. As a community organizer, Petrik has rallied behind a variety of issues affecting Columbus residents. Should he […]

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Focus on Philanthropy: Youth Yoga Project Keeps Kids Calm and in Class

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Focus on Philanthropy: Youth Yoga Project Keeps Kids Calm and in Class

For many, stepping onto the yoga mat is a therapeutic necessity. After a day of stress and stimulation, going through the inhales and exhales, the flow from upward to downward dog, to table top, to child’s pose, can wipe a slate clean. Yoga has surged in popularity in recent years, with studios popping up in […]

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