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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
  • BLOG — ‘It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to’

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    While going through the Red Book, Lauren “Chuck” Shows ponders the things that motivate women to keep or change their surnames when they marry.

  • MLK Jr. Day celebration to focus on ‘The Color of Unity’

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers the 1965 commencement address at Antioch College. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 18. (Photo courtesy of Antiochiana/Antioch College Archives)

    The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day program will be held on Monday, Jan. 18, 11 a.m., at Central Chapel A.M.E. Church, preceded by a march through town, which departs from Mills Lawn at 10:30 a.m.

  • Annual Kwanzaa celebration slated

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    The village’s annual Kwanzaa celebration will be held on Sunday, Dec. 27, 4–7 p.m., at the Bryan Center.

  • BLOG — Silently, now

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    As the daughter of a Methodist minister, I learned early about the value of silence.

  • Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend

    (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    As trees around the village shed their foliage and the days begin to shorten, another marker of autumn is upon us this weekend: the end of Daylight Saving Time.

  • BLOG — Foolish mortals

    "Your cadaverous pallor betrays an aura of foreboding ... "

    The air is cooling, plants begin to wither and fade and more and more of the day is taken up by darkness. Halloween approaches.

  • Halloween festivities to kick off Saturday

    The Halloween fun begins this weekend with the seventh annual Zombie Walk. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    Halloween is fast approaching, which means it’s time to get out the spooky duds for some ghoulish revelry.

  • BLOG — Toy paradise

    The act of a true miscreant.

    “What do you want for your birthday?” I asked my daughter. The answer was bliss for me.

  • Sate the junk food beast

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    My partner and I want our kids to have a healthy relationship with food. Any advice?

  • BLOG — Chuck

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    In keeping with this year’s “Guide to Yellow Springs” theme, Lauren (“Chuck”) talks about the thing that most connects her to the village: her name.