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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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Who’s that Candidate? Shannon Hardin, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Shannon Hardin, Columbus City Council

With less than 70 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. Shannon Hardin is an incumbent endorsed by the Franklin County Democratic Party. As a current member of Columbus City Council, Hardin has prioritized improving the quality […]

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In the Kitchen with Josh Wiest of South Village Grille

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega In the Kitchen with Josh Wiest of South Village Grille

“My first chef ever told me, ‘If you know how to cook, wherever you go, you’ll always have a job,’ and I thought, ‘I could travel the world,’” recalled Josh Wiest, Executive Chef at the South Village Grille in German Village. Promptly leaving his hometown of Mount Vernon, Wiest arrived in New York, attended the […]

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Grassroots: Central Ohio Worker Center Fights for Workers’ Rights

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Central Ohio Worker Center Fights for Workers’ Rights

It’s easy to feel invisible as a minimum wage worker, washing dishes as people gather and socialize over brunch, or whacking weeds as the neighborhood joggers pass by. These workers no doubt contribute to the growing success of the city, but their minimum wage status often allows for this success to hover over them, just […]

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In the Kitchen with Chef Micah Wolf of Due Amici

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega In the Kitchen with Chef Micah Wolf of Due Amici

When Chef Micah Wolf is in the kitchen, he doesn’t see ingredients; he sees colors. In one dish, pink watermelon and roseheart radish contrast with green arugula. On top is yellow — curried crab salad. Wolf suggests, for the best experience, that every bite incorporate each element, creating a union of all flavors: sweet, salty, […]

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Focus on Philanthropy: Family Mentor Foundation Combats Food Insecurity

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Focus on Philanthropy: Family Mentor Foundation Combats Food Insecurity

Ten years of teaching middle schoolers will offer an experience unlike any other. For Kari Vernon, it opened her up to the unique struggles of food insecure children, inspiring her to start the Family Mentor Foundation (FMF), a local nonprofit fighting food insecurity in eight schools around Columbus and Worthington. Food insecurity isn’t just about […]

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