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 — 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.

  • BLOG — Five Years at the Snooze

    This has opened so many (weird) doors for me.

    Last month marked my fifth anniversary of working at the News. Since then, I’ve been thinking about writing a blog to commemorate this particular milestone.

  • Warm up with bonfires on Beggars Night

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    This year’s Beggars Night will be held Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31, 6–8 p.m., with bonfires throughout the village.

  • BLOG — Single rider

    It was the one you can actually see in this picture.

    There is something a little strange about a grown person leaving her loving family behind for hours at a time to ride roller coasters, but everyone has her thing, and this is mine.

  • Antioch School students drop in at the News

    Antioch School Younger Group students meet the YS News staff and learn about newspaper production. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    Students from Antioch School’s Younger Group visited the Yellow Springs News office last week to learn a little bit about how a newspaper is made.

  • YS Community Foundation celebrates local education

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    In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, with the cooperation of WYSO, produced a series of five sound and slide pieces detailing some of its most important work in the village. The final piece in the series focuses on the foundation’s involvement with the Antioch College Miller Fellowship program and the implementation of project-based learning in village public schools

  • Library hosts events for kids and adults

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    The library will host two events tomorrow, Sept. 16, for kids and adults.

  • VIDEO — Yellow Springs Community Foundation celebrates ecology

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    This year, the YS Community Foundation celebrates 40 years of contributions to the village’s many nonprofit endeavors. As part of that celebration, the foundation, with the cooperation of WYSO, is producing a series of five sound and slide pieces detailing some of its most important work in the village.

  • BLOG — I yam what I yam

    "I yam what I yam."

    The month of August brings my family into new territory, as my daughter begins preschool next week.