Author: Mike Fallen (Mike Fallen)

University crime statistics report shows decrease in alcohol violations, increase in rapes

University crime statistics report shows decrease in alcohol violations, increase in rapes

Wright State University recently released its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, a report of the university’s crime and student security statistics. In accordance with The Clery Act, which mandates that colleges provide transparency around crime statistics, Wright State is required to produce a report on a yearly basis. Assembling the report was a tag-team...

Greener pasture for Wright State Lake Campus

Greener pasture for Wright State Lake Campus

While Wright State Dayton campus is focusing on budget cuts, 80 miles away in Celina, the Lake Campus is growing. They recently broke ground on a new 7,000 square foot expansion project. Last year they finished an equally large expansion project – the construction of their new Agriculture and Water Quality Education Center. They have...

Raiderthon raised $34,202 this year

Raiderthon raised $34,202 this year

Wright State’s Raiderthon dance marathon takes “dance ‘til you drop” literally. A student-run organization, Wright State Miracle Makers, hosted a 15-hour fundraiser on Saturday. All the proceeds raised during the marathon will be donated to Dayton Children’s Hospital. The first fundraising dance marathon was hosted in 1991 at Indiana University. Ryan White, a student at...

Dayton’s Not Dead: This Old Couch

Dayton’s Not Dead: This Old Couch

  This Old Couch is a historic farmhouse turned antique home furnishings store located at 3930 Xenia Rd. They sell repurposed antique furniture, local handcrafted items, soaps, candles and fireplace-mantle-toppers, most of which are made right here in Dayton. Before opening the store, owners Brian and Lori Lucas were a retired military family looking to...

C-Space welcomes creatives to use their space for collaboration

C-Space welcomes creatives to use their space for collaboration

Dayton artists and creative types are welcome to join other artists at the new 804 C-Space, located where La Gota Coffee used to be, at 804 E. Monument Ave. downtown. “The ‘C’ stands for collaboration and co-creation,” said Moriah Johnson, director of the C-Space and the lead cultural organizer for the Ohio Student Association. “It’s...

Wright State student and musician passes at 23

Wright State student and musician passes at 23

Wright State senior music major Hayden Chance Jackson, 23, of Springfield passed away on Monday, Oct. 22. Jackson was born June 2, 1995 in Xenia. LATEST: Career Corner: Negotiating your salary Jackson’s passion was gospel music. He picked up the piano at a young age and quickly showed promise, earning the nickname “Maestro.” At 13...

Daytons Not Dead: Pita Pit

Daytons Not Dead: Pita Pit

Dayton is full of young entrepreneurs eager to take on riskier ventures and put in the necessary work to get them off the ground. Dain Peters is no exception. Peters, 22, is planning to open a Pita Pit at 1047 Brown St., Dayton. Opening the Pita Pit will be the realization of a dream he...

Virus resembling polio is on the rise

Virus resembling polio is on the rise

Doctors and pathologists are scratching their heads over outbreaks of a new virus. The virus is called enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, and in some cases, it appears to exhibit polio-like symptoms. Enteroviruses are often intestinal and transmitted via the anal-oral route but EV-D68 is different. In most cases, it appears to be mainly a respiratory...

Wright State’s Strategic Plan nears completion

Wright State’s Strategic Plan nears completion

  The Strategic Planning Committee is nearing the end of their year-long planning process. They presented a draft of their plan to the Board of Trustees on Oct. 18 and expect to submit their final draft for adoption by the board in December. Plan implementation is targeted to start in spring 2019 (some parts of...