Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 11

  • A risky, comic ‘Joan D’Arc’

    Charlotte Walkey, left, gave an impassioned monologue as Joan of Arc during a rehearsal for “D’Arc Comedy,” a play that opens at the Antioch Amphitheatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31. Behind Joan, looking on unimpressed by her speech, are the saints of her visions, St. Michael (Thor Sage), St. Catherine (Miriam Eckenrode-Saari) and St. Margaret (Ali Thomas). “D’Arc Comedy” is the first production of the new Yellow Springs Theater Company. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Starving in a prison cell in France awaiting trial for heresy, the 15th century teenage heroine Joan of Arc had little to laugh about.

    But add comedic banter between the saints in her visions, a puppet show reenacting the entire 100 Years War between France and England, and the high drama of a modern cable television talk show, “Saint Chat,” and suddenly a story that ends with a burning at the stake may seem funny.

  • June 5, 2014 Bulldog sports round-up

    YSHS track and field star Oluka Okia leaped over the pole vault bar during the Metro Buckeye Conference championships at Yellow Springs High School on May 17. Okia went on to win the conference title in the high jump (5’8’’) to help propel the YSHS boys team to a second-place finish. The girls team also came in second. The track season ended this week. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    June 5, 2014 Bulldog sports round-up

  • Track teams MBC runner ups

    YSHS track and field star Oluka Okia leaped over the pole vault bar during the Metro Buckeye Conference championships at Yellow Springs High School on May 17. Okia went on to win the conference title in the high jump (5’8’’) to help propel the YSHS boys team to a second-place finish. The girls team also came in second. The track season ended this week. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The YSHS track and field season ended on a high note, with both teams placing second at the MBC tournament and sending athletes to regionals this weekend.

  • Villagers rate ED strategies

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    As an adjunct English professor at Clark State Community College, Cyndi Pauwels is among the one-third of Yellow Springs residents who work in the field of education and four-fifths of working villagers who commute.

  • The Passive House solution

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    Keeping up on the latest climate change projections can be downright depressing. But a local nonprofit offers a dose of hope with its new film on how to build homes that emit 80 percent less carbon dioxide. “Passive House Revolution” tells the story of this aggressive new building standard from the perspective of the Germans […]

  • New YSHS softball team tastes success

    While the YSHS girls softball season ended on May 13 after a tournament loss to Southeastern, the season was a success, with a 16-strong roster of girls who won four games and averaged an impressive 13 runs per game. The team was all smiles on the bench on May 3, when they won back-to-back games during a double-header at Belmont. From right are Evelyn Greene, Danny Horton, Jesi Worsham, Ashley Longshaw, Sierra Lawrence, Nekyla Hawkins, Chelsea Horton, Shanice Wright, Maddie Gueth, Victoria Willis and Amelia Gray. (Submitted photo by Coach Jimmy DeLong)

    This year’s YSHS softball team has more than just a great attitude — they also got a taste of success, finishing with four wins and averaging 13 runs per game.

  • The Passive House solution

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    Keeping up on the latest climate change projections can be downright depressing. But a local nonprofit offers a dose of hope with its new film on how to build homes that emit 80 percent less carbon dioxide.

  • May 29, 2014 Bulldog sports round-up

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    May 29, 2014 Bulldog sports round-up

  • Peace piece

    At last Friday’s exhibition of the school-wide Project Peace Initiative at Mills Lawn School, music teacher Jo Frannye Reichert led third-graders in a conga drum performance, as part of D.R.U.M Code, which stands for “discipline, respect and unity through music.” (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    At last Friday’s exhibition of the school-wide Project Peace Initiative at Mills Lawn School, third-graders performed a conga drum performance, as part of D.R.U.M Code.

  • Full results from the YS News economy survey

    Villagers weighed in on how Yellow Springs should grow its economy in a recent YS News survey.

    Local jobs don’t pay enough for many people to live here. Villagers would like to see more high-tech, living wage and professional jobs. Read more survey results and download comments here.