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Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs)

One of the most artistic Ukrainian traditions is making Pysanky. As it is an Easter tradition for many, it is also an art form that some artists learn to perfect and it becomes a hobby or even a career. Pysanky

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Muzyka (Ukrainian Music)

Ukrainian music has a long and important cultural history. Much of the traditional folk sounds are still evident in Ukrainian pop music today. Ukrainian folk music is characterized by rich instrumentals such as the bandura (a string instrument), sopilka (a

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Tansi (Ukrainian Dance)

When I was little I took tansi for the first time with the Cleveland Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Kashtan. Much to my mother’s chagrin, I absolutely hated it. I wanted little to do with my Ukrainian heritage, and going to tansi

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International Week Diversifies Our Campus

Ohio University’s International Week is celebrating the diversity in Athens with smaller events throughout the week and culminating with a street fair on Saturday. Court Street shuts down for the fair, and different groups set up tables selling food, crafts,

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Out with the old, In with the new

Would you take a look outside, Bobcats. The sun in shining, the smell of springtime is in the air, and we are still bundled up in our Cosby sweaters and infinity scarves. Well I have some news for you: it’s

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