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Articles by Audrey Hackett

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  • BLOG— Our paper

    Small town, big win The Yellow Springs News won the top prize, Newspaper of the Year, in its size category for the eighth year in a row at last week’s Ohio News Media Association conference in Columbus. See an article on the win on page 7. Shown above is the News staff: front row from left, Advertising Director Robert Hasek, Eternity the news­hound, Village Desk Editor Lauren “Chuck” Shows and Reporter Megan Bachman. In back from left, Designer Suzanne Szempruch, Reporter Carol Simmons, Editor Diane Chiddister, Reporter Audrey Hackett and Designer Matt Minde. (Photo by the self-timer)

    Almost 20 years later, I landed another job at another community paper. This one was in Yellow Springs, Ohio — perhaps you’ve heard of it — and the paper was well over 100 years old, with Quaker roots.

  • Four questions for poet Kaveh Akbar

    Acclaimed poet Kaveh Akbar is reading April 3 as part of Wright State University's Visiting Writers Series. (Photo by Paige Lewis, via the Poetry Foundation)

    Poet Kaveh Akbar is coming to Wright State University April 3, as part of its Visiting Writers Series. Here, the News asks Akbar four questions about his life in poetry.

  • Antioch College cuts costs

    Antioch College recently announced the first cuts in what college leaders say is a “multi-phase process” to reduce expenses and secure the college’s long-term financial viability.

  • Local students stage walkout protest

    Local students joined the National Walkout School movement on March 14, with well over 100 students and some faculty and parents walking out of McKinney Middle/Yellow Springs High School to remember the lives of those killed in the Florida school shootings and to urge action on gun control and school safety. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Local students walked out of McKinney Middle/Yellow Springs High School on Wednesday, March 14, as part of the National School Walkout movement.

  • BLOG— New light that is also old light

    Maki Haku, Poem 68-44. (Via Wikiart)

    The moon this morning is a golden horn. To the south and west, the planets are shining — Jupiter, Venus. Yesterday at the same morning hour the moon was a creamy horn, caught, like an animal in a thicket, in a mesh of trees.

  • Blue Jacket closes, café remains

    Xenia’s Blue Jacket Books will close for good May 12, with a progressive sale beginning March 5. But Blue Jacket’s popular in-store café, Tables of Contents, has no plans to close, according to owner Lawrence Hammar, pictured here with bookstore employee Yvonne Wingard. Bookstore and café are owned by Yellow Springers Hammar and his wife, Cassandra Lee, who operates the café. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    The eclectic independent purveyor of used and rare books in downtown Xenia, Blue Jacket Books, is closing — for reinvention.

  • Antioch College cuts costs: faculty, staff impacted

    Antioch College recently announced wage reductions for faculty and staff earning more than $40,000 annually, effective March 1 and continuing through June 30.

  • Two Antioch College scholars honored

    Robert Fogarty, left, and Scott Sanders, right, were recently named fellows of the Massachusetts Historical Society. (Photos courtesy of The Antioch Review and The Record)

    Antioch College’s Robert Fogarty and Scott Sanders have been named fellows of the nation’s oldest historical society.

  • A people’s history of Yellow Springs

    About 50 and counting local residents, whose lives span three centuries, are represented in an ambitious effort to create a social history, a people’s history, of African Americans in Yellow Springs, organized by The 365 Project.

  • Blue Jacket to close, but in-store cafe to stay

    Blue Jacket Books will close for good May 12. Meanwhile, a progressive sale begins March 5. And Blue Jacket's popular in-store cafe, Tables of Contents, will be staying open. Pictured here, owner Lawrence Hammar and worker Yvonne Wingard share a laugh, despite the sad reality of closure. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Bibliophiles, take note: Blue Jacket Books is closing May 12. But foodies can take comfort in the fact that in-store cafe, Tables of Contents, has no plans to shut its doors, and may even expand in coming months.