Buckeye Beat

Buckeye Beat starts off at the University of Toledo, where a food pantry aimed to help hungry students -- has been moved to a more accessible location.

The pantry first opened in 2014. It was located in a basement room provided by the nonprofit group, Toledo Campus Ministry. About 160 students used it through the end of last year and its part of a growing national trend to offer help to hungry students.

Students can use the pantry twice a month with their student id. Northwest State Community College in Archbold and Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio offer similar food pantry programs for students.

To Dayton now, where some international flavor livens up the basketball broadcasts. The University of Dayton Flyers may gain some new international fans – as six UD students from china broadcast home games for the men's basketball team in Mandarin Chinese.

They're one of three schools to add mandarin broadcasts online -- so anyone in China can listen. Mandarin is the most popular language in China and Taiwan... And more than 600 Chinese students attend classes at UD. The student broadcasters say the experience helps bring family and friends closer to Dayton basketball.

And if being cute were a sport, this next story would pile up the points! The Cincinnati Zoo recently released a video of Otto the potto!

The potto is a member of the primate family. They tend to be small - about the size of a house cat, and nocturnal, which means they sleep during the day and play at night! They typically live in African rain forests. Two month old Otto is one of seven pottos at the Cincinnati Zoo.

And lucky for us, the zoo is one of just five U.S. zoos to exhibit the cute little creatures.

Instructional Links

Website Article: University of Toledo, Food Pantry


Webstie Article: Unviversity of Dayton, Basketball


Website & Podcasts: One Minute Mandarin


Video: PBS LearningMedia, Mandarin Movement


Website Article: Cincinnati Zoo, Otto the Baby Potto Spotted 


Website Article: Cleveland Zoo, Potto


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