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Pawpaws: the Fruit of Appalachia’s Heart

by Amanda Grinstead

The Pawpaw is one of the most unique fruits in American history. Indigenous to Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern United States, and cultivated in the Athens County, Ohio, area, it’s hard to believe that pawpaws have been around for generations and were once a critically important source of food for both Native Americans and early European settlers. George Washington is known to have cultivated pawpaws. It’s also been recorded that Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition of the West relied on pawpaws for sustenance when other sources of food failed. 

Hocking College Now Offering Bike Rentals and Outdoor Fitness Equipment

by Amanda Grinstead

Become one with the environment and get swept up in the scenery of the great outdoors by taking advantage of the new bike rental program from the Hocking College Nature Center.

Fast Track Your Way with QuickStart

by Amanda Grinstead

If you're a future hawk, make sure you've signed up to attend one of our QuickStart events! This is the time for new students to enroll in classes and meet our faculty. QuickStart can be a great social icebreaker to help students introduce themselves to their future faculty and fellow students.

Discover the Beauty of Lake Snowden

by Amanda Grinstead

Lake Snowden is a 675-acre education and recreation park, featuring the largest of fourlakes that form the Margaret Creek Conservancy District. The lake covers approximately 136-acres offering camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. The serene setting reveals natural beauty while maintaining the convenience of being just 5 miles from Athens, Ohio located in the village of Albany, Ohio. 

Learning to Teach Birds from a Bike at Hocking College

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Even though Wildlife Resources Management Program Manager Lynn Holtzman is retiring from Hocking College on July 2, he’ll still be involved in teaching people about Ohio wildlife.

Hocking College Hawks Esports Team Takes Flight

by Amanda Grinstead

NELSONVILLE, OHIO – December 15, 2020 Since its initiation into the world of esports in 2016, Overwatch exploded in popularity, with more than 50 million players worldwide.

Lost Hiker Incident Spotlights Need for Hiking Preparedness

by Tracey A. Maine

Recently, California resident Holly Suzanne Courtier gained national attention when she mysteriously disappeared during a hike. What started as a trek in Zion National Park in Utah resulted in Courtier vanishing for almost two weeks.

Student and Instructor Featured in National Art Show

by Matt Berry

As graduation draws near for Paige Fox, she’s excited to jump into a career as a professional artist.

Five Essential Films to Celebrate Noirvember

by Amanda Grinstead

Grab your trench coat and femme fatales; it's Noirvember! For most, November is simply the month that ushers in crisp weather and Thanksgiving. For classic film cinephiles everywhere, November becomes Noirvember, a month-long journey into film noir where fans spend every day of the month watching and sharing a classic film noir on social media.

Students receive free bicycles as part of new Hocking College Club

by Matt Berry

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—There’s a lot of expense associated with going to college, but one cost that most people don’t think about is gasoline.

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