Fall 2017 Stories

DACA Disbanded: What It Means for Youngstown

By Jordan Unger YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio: Nearly 50 people stood in silence on the evening of Sept. 14, carrying flickering, battery-powered candles. They allowed one another a turn to speak their minds. The group formed a circle around the rock outside of Kilcawley Center on Youngstown State University’s campus, which was painted with messages of hope and support. The […]

Image banner for the Humans of Youngstown story by Jennifer Rodriguez. The banner features the words Humans of Youngstown as overlay text, and the six images are broken up into two horizontal lines, with three images on each line. Line 1, Image 1: Chris Huntley, Founder of Cuzin’s Lawn Care, with his son at Huntley's YSU graduation ceremony. Line 1, Image 2: Joseph Napier,Founder of YoLife Media; Line 1, Image 3: Rebecca Ann Banks, YSU grad student. Line 2, Image 1: Graig Graziosi, reporter for the Vindicator newspaper; Line 2, Image 2: Lisette Encarnacion, Host and Model; Line 2, Image 3: Ciera Parish, Corporate Attorney.
Fall 2017 Stories

Humans of Youngstown

Humans of Youngstown By Jennifer Rodriguez YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio: The city of Youngstown is made of interesting, hard- working, talented and motivated human beings. Like any other city, it is the characters of the people who reside in Youngstown making the city what it is. From the growing streets of downtown to the thriving university, all […]

Fall 2017 Stories

Are YSU Football Athletes in Danger?

By Alexa DeVore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio: The National Football League was caught under fire and put to blame after a recent autopsy sought out how deceased New England Patriot, Aaron Hernandez, suffered from a severe form of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. During the mince of committing suicide, Hernandez was in the trial process for conviction of murder […]

Fall 2017 Stories

The Canadian Football League

By Alexa DeVore   This article focusing on the differences between Canadian and American Football leagues is a subsection of the main article, Are YSU Football Athletes in Danger? Canadian football has different rules for the way they play the game. It is all up to how the Canada league decides to play their games. […]

Fall 2017 Stories

Multiculturalism and The Muslim Community at YSU

By I’yonna Taylor-Smith YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio: The Muslim community at Youngstown State University continues to rise every semester, along with the global negative effect of Islamophobia. Students at YSU, who practice Islam, are bridging the gap between Islam-practicing and non-Islamic practicing. Every semester at YSU, there have been multiple forums for minority students and university community […]

Fall 2017 Stories

The Tressel Perspective

By Amelia Mack   YOUNGSTOWN,Ohio: Just before I was accepted into Youngstown State University as an incoming freshman, it was announced that Jim Tressel was returning to Youngstown to be the new university president. The excitement throughout the city was tangible. Slowly over the last three and a half years I have seen the perception […]

Fall 2017 Stories

The New Lady In Youngstown

By Marah J. Morrison YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio: People have asked me why I’ve decided to major in journalism. My answers tend to vary, yet the reasons why have led me from one location to another. I was fearful of being new at Youngstown State University and to the city as well. Learning how to adjust and […]

Image features a from-the-road photograph of the Rescue Mission building in Youngstown, Ohio, featured in the story Youngstown Rescue Mission's Intricate Ties to YSU, by Tyler Rothbauer.
Fall 2017 Stories

Youngstown Rescue Mission’s Intricate Ties to YSU

By Tyler Rothbauer YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio: The Youngstown Rescue Mission plays a substantial part in the process of re-creating the city of Youngstown. Year after year, more meals are being served, more beds are being occupied and more lives are being changed. Volunteer quantity determines how effective the Rescue Mission is able to be. Brad Weber, […]

Fall 2017 Stories

An Opinion of YSU Journalism

By Tyler McVicker When starting this report, I had a bit of an axe to grind with YSU’s Journalism department, and school in general. Although time has taught me that this is never a way to go into a story, I unfortunately still was quite bitter. Personally, I have not had a great history with […]