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Beauty of Athens

Alvin Chaney

Alvin Chaney,
Junior, Industrial & Systems Engineering

Athens, OH 21 November 2018

During the fall, the city of Athens beautifully transforms into the ideal autumn setting. Everywhere I go, I can see God’s beauty in every tree. The crimson and gold leaves wrap around the trees as they glow in the sunlight. I have always loved the fall months in Athens, especially when I was on East Green. During my first two years on campus, I lived in the Read-Johnson complex where I would observe the trees change from a sea of green to a canvas of red and yellow. I took pictures of the trees once they changed each year.

Autumn in Athens

East Green Corridor; Photographed by A. Chaney, 2016

Autumn in Athens

Shot from Washington Arch; Photographed by A. Chaney, 2017

This year, I live in Bromley Hall, which sits in downtown Athens. Instead of a sea of green, it is a sea of red bricks, black asphalt and gray concrete. As the months passed by, I wondered if I would see the beauty of Athens again. However, on my way to class, I saw the picturesque landscape of Athens again, a tree near Baker, and the sunlight captured it perfectly. The trees outside Alden Library, College Green, and near Bentley Hall have been wonderful sources of pictures.

Autumn in Athens

Tree at Baker University Center; Photographed by A. Chaney, 2018

I would say that taking pictures during the fall is a nice pastime for me as it gives my mind reprieve. I strongly encourage my fellow students to “slow down, breathe in, then look around”. There is beauty all around us—we just need to take the time to find it and appreciate it.

Autumn in Athens

Bentley’s Treel; Photographed by A. Chaney, 2018

Autumn Hikes around Athens

Julia Nebbia

Julia Nebbia,
Senior, Industrial & Systems Engineering

Athens, OH 5 November 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Bobcats! Autumn is upon us! Athens is glowing with endless colorful hills and the weather is just right for early morning walks to class.

Autumn in Athens

Fall has always been my favorite season for several reasons: my November birthday, the trees, spooky Halloween activities, the endless outfit options, and so much more. One of my most beloved fall activities is going for hikes around campus. As a former cross-country runner, the bike path along the Hocking River became my best friend freshman year.

Autumn in Athens

The hocking river has been my escape from stress and anxious Sundays for the past five years. Every so often I even find myself running through the brick roads of the ridges while the red and orange leaves fall upon my path. While some find the Ridges to be creepy and eery, I have always found peace in the quiet roads and old buildings.

Autumn in Athens

Recently I’ve been taking short walks around Emeritti Park to sit and reflect on the week ahead and sometimes walk through my old stomping grounds of South Green to reminisce. The fresh air is therapeutic before sitting down to finish up any last minute homework before Monday rolls around. After our long fall weekends, (Homecoming, HallOUween, and dad’s weekend) a Sunday hike is the only thing that can clear my head and make me appreciate this beautiful campus before I have to say my goodbyes in May.

My advice to any Bobcat is to get out there and explore! This campus has plenty of beauty to offer and the fall season brings out the best of it.

Fall in Athens

Jason Wherry

Jason Wherry,
Junior, Computer Science

Athens, OH 4 November 2018

Fall Semester is my favorite time to be in Athens for endless reasons. To name a few in particular, Homecoming weekend and Halloween weekend have always been memorable. Alumni trek back to their old stomping ground for the parade and the football game during Homecoming weekend. Similarly, people flood the streets of Athens for Halloween weekend as the city population triples for two days.

Located in the Unglaciated Allegheny Plateau, Athens does not disappoint when it comes to the beauty of changing seasons. Vibrant leaves fill the sky with color before they participate in their annual autumn leaf drop.

As these natural changes take place, it reminds me of another phenomenon of the Fall semester; the growth, intellectually and socially, of the first-semester Freshmen. Starting with Welcome weekend in late August, I observe the first-year students develop a sense of who they are and what they want to accomplish as they embark on their journey at Ohio University.

For most college students, this is the biggest lifestyle transition they have ever experienced. Furthermore, living on your own and being responsible for making all of your decisions shows one’s true colors. Personally, Athens has been a great environment for me to learn, grow, and explore as a student.

Autumn on Court Street

Above is a photo I took on Court Street outside of Baker Center that is just a sampling of the stunning Fall views in Athens. Many more gorgeous sights can be seen whilst hiking Strouds Run State Park or Radar Hill (two common hiking destinations of mine).