by NICK BUCHANAN
An unusually warm February breeze brushed through Sabaidee Coffee House’s tall French doors as they stood propped open, inviting more customers to join the lone college-aged men fuddling with a few textbooks and a laptop computer at a table. Eyeing their empty plates, Delana Ball bent in her seat towards them.
“How was everything, guys?” she asked. They nodded in agreeance, saying, “The steak and cheese crepe – it was great.”
With her promises of quality validated, she turned back and said, “See, people love it.”
Ball, one of two independent coffee house entrepreneurs in Tiffin, purchased and rebranded the former Java House at 45 South Sandusky St. a few years ago, reopening it in 2014 as Sabaidee Coffee House. She has spent the past three years positioning her business with a homey environment and creative menu offerings, like those ever-popular crepes and a blended coffee drink coined the Carmella.
Opened just a few years prior to Ball’s business, Bailiwicks Coffee Company is nestled in the downtown district in a nondescript brick building across the Sandusky River from Tiffin University’s campus and has earned its owner, Jessica Williams, awards from the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation and Heidelberg University.
by JESSICA HOLLAN
Have you attended an interesting speech presented by a distinguished scholar recently? Did you receive free cookies, coffee, and tea at the event? Was co-curricular credit offered? If you answered yes to all three of those questions, then chances are you were an attendee of a Global Affairs Organization event.
Tiffin University’s Global Affairs was founded less than 10 years ago and offers its members an opportunity to attend the Model United Nations and Model NATO conferences as representatives of assigned countries. Last year, TU represented Turkey and Estonia at Model NATO in Washington D.C. and was considered to be an active participant to the discussion, contributing many ideas and solutions for both countries, and maintaining diplomatic relations with other countries.
by BRANDON UTLEY
Be prepared to have your mind blown.
Have you ever heard of a show called The Berenstein Bears? You know, the children’s show based on the beloved book series about a family of bears. Everyone seemed to love that show and book series back in the day.
But what if I told you that it never existed?
That’s right. The name The BerenSTEIN Bears has never been real. The name has always been The BerenSTAIN Bears.
I know, you’re pretty shook right now, and you’re not alone. Actually, you are part of the 93 percent of people who remember the show being spelled with an ‘E.’
This memory lapse is part of a phenomenon called the Mandela Effect.
by BAILIE SCHEER
On Oct. 5, I had the opportunity to go to Akron, Ohio to attend a speech by Philip Zimbardo, a famous psychologist who performed the controversial Stanford Prison Experiment 40 years ago.
In this talk, he related his experiment with the aspects of good and evil.
by NICOLE BEARD
Tiffin might seem like corn country to some, but it's home to a couple of top notch eateries you've got to taste to believe. So if you're looking for something to do or a place to eat, try one of these fine establishments. Here is a food guide to Tiffin: the top thirteen places to eat before you graduate.