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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
  • Celebrate ‘baby season’ at Raptor Center with a baby shower

    The Glen Helen Raptor Center is preparing to celebrate the coming of spring with a special open house event on Sunday, April 22, beginning at 2 p.m. — a baby shower, for all the baby raptors who will be raised and rehabilitated by the Raptor Center in the coming months.

  • BLOG — A funny old dog

    "And he dreamed his own dreams." From "Mister Dog: The Dog Who Belonged to Himself," by Margaret Wise Brown.

    Lauren “Chuck” Shows writes about a favorite children’s book — and what it means to belong to yourself.

  • Way Back Wednesday — Spring musicals, 1974 to 1999

    With the McKinney and YSHS spring musical, “Disney’s High School Musical, On Stage!” running for its second and final weekend beginning this Friday, Way Back Wednesday takes a brief sojourn to the final quarter of the last century to remember spring musicals past.

  • Of cabbages and kings

    Cabbage soup with sausage and milk.

    Lauren “Chuck” Shows writes briefly about cabbage soup and American attitudes toward food assistance.

  • Way Back Wednesday — The Red Book

    As the deadline for this year's Red Book submissions approaches, we explore the community directory's inception.

    The deadline for the Yellow Springs Community Directory — The Red Book — approaches. We take a trip back to 1989 to when the first Red Book was produced — and explore why it was produced in the first place.

  • Way Back Wednesday — The Blizzard of 1978

    A heavy duty snow remover on loan from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base removes the village's largest snow drift along Enon Road.

    The end of January marks 40 years since the worst snow storm Yellow Springs — and Ohio — has ever seen.

  • A Thai(-tanic) dish served with love

    Some of the ingredients used in vegan Tom Kha-style soup — there is no photo of the soup as it was gone before I could get a snap. A good sign.

    Lauren “Chuck” Shows shares a recipe for a vegan Tom Kha-style soup and chews on the meaning behind cooking for loved ones.

  • Sticky buns, revived

    The finished product.

    Lauren “Chuck” Shows shares a recipe for a traditional holiday breakfast treat.

  • Vegan chef Clara Polito to host pop-up dinner at Antioch

    Linguine with butternut ricotta sauce and mushroom bolognese; one of the menu items that will be featured at the pop-up dinner hosted by vegan chef Clara Polito on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Foundry Theater's experimental theater.

    Vegan chef and author Clara Polito will present a pop-up vegan dinner at Antioch College on Saturday, Dec. 9, 7–10 p.m., in the Foundry Theater’s experimental theater space.

  • Way Back Wednesday — Nov. 3, 1960

    Richard Nixon, U.S. vice president and Republican candidate for the presidency, campaigns in Springfield in 1960.

    Welcome to Way Back Wednesday, a series of posts that look back into the stacks of the YS News. Today’s post — from the Nov. 3, 1960 issue — is a little off date-wise, but this is the internet, a virtual Wild West where anything goes. So cut loose, and dive back into the past with us.

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