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Articles by Lauren Shows

Lauren Shows was born to a preacher and a preacher's wife, and spent the majority of her earliest childhood years rollin' 'round the bible belt, to end up in Panama City, Florida. After graduating from Florida State University in Tallahassee, she spent the next several months in existential crisis, making lattes for snowbirds and spring-breakers, before moving to Kentucky to get an MFA in writing from Spalding University. A chance meeting at Spalding landed her in Yellow Springs. She was graciously hired by the News, though her only previous dealing with newspaper publication was in third grade, when she wrote a story about a bunch of skeletons rising from the dead on Halloween, which was printed in the Owenton News-Herald. Lauren enjoys cheese, giant squid, and Michael J. Fox.

More Articles by Lauren Shows
  • Put your coloring skills to work for the YS Arts Council

    The YS Arts Council invites community members to use this coloring page to submit their own design for the building's exterior.

    The YS Arts Council Gallery is looking to give its building exterior a makeover, and is giving villagers a chance to offer up their own ideas.

  • Clifton Gorge Nature Center to open for the season

    Two geese enjoy the view of the Little Miami River from a moss-covered rock at the Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve. The gorge's Nature Center opens for the season on Sunday, April 4. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Nature Center at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve will open for the season next Sunday, April 4. The one-room learning laboratory is located at the trailhead near the parking lot off State Route 343. Check out a brief video to get a glimpse of what the gorge and the center have to offer.

  • Actor Ted Neeley talks ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

    Barry Denned, as Pilate, places the crown of thorns on the head of Ted Neeley, as Jesus in a stage revival of "Jesus Christ Superstar." Both Dennen and Neeley will be in Yellow Springs March 27–29 for screenings of the film and Q&A at the Little Art.

    The Little Art Theatre will host screenings of classic 1973 rock opera film “Jesus Christ Superstar” Friday through Sunday, March 27–29.

  • Dream of spring at Pollinator Pathway Project event

    Antioch College will host a seed saving and open house event to introduce the Pollinator Pathway Project this Friday.

    Antioch College will host a Pollinator Pathway native plant seed saving event and project open house on Friday, Feb. 27, 4–6 p.m. in room 106 of the newly renovated Science Building.

  • BLOG — Stardust and meat

    Lucy shows a little dino love.

    What is it about kids and dinosaurs?

  • Villagers talk race, life in Yellow Springs

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    Last week, the YS News sat down at Antioch College’s Coretta Scott King Center with three local families and recorded their discussion about what life is like in the village for people of color.

  • BLOG — Babycakes

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    I can’t say precisely what it was in my life that caused me to have a nearly insatiable love for tiny things, but I do know that it began early.

  • Year in Review 2014: Art in the Village

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    YIR: Arts

  • BLOG — Legs are required

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    Mermaids will always be cool. This is clear to me especially, as my four-year-old, Lucy, told me that a fish lady doll was her number one Yuletide wish this year.

  • Glen Helen license plate is back

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    Though the much-loved Glen Helen plate was unavailable last year, it returned in October. Glen Helen Director Nick Boutis talks a bit about the plate and how it helps.