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Make your school spirit known by making it your own

Fall into new fashion with the help of The Bobcat Store and The Scene Magazine

Fall is the season of change, so why not change up the way you wear your school pride? This year, The Bobcat Store has teamed up with The Scene Magazine to show you how to personalize your Bobcat pride with fun, fashion-forward ways to style your favorite Ohio University T-shirts. 

The Bobcat Store is part of the Ohio University Alumni Association. Launched in 2007, the store strives to be the online place to buy OHIO merchandise and apparel by collaborating with organizations across campus, alumni businesses and the Athens community to offer a wide selection of affinity items. For its most recent collaboration, the store joined forces with The Scene Magazine, Ohio University’s newest fashion publication, to take on a new approach.

“We want to inspire people to be more creative with how they wear their OHIO T-shirts by styling traditional products in a new way,” explained Kathleen Vandervaart, the Administrative Associate for The Bobcat Store. 

Unlike other online stores, The Bobcat Store prints all of its T-shirts locally and offers exclusive gear from a variety of colleges and organizations through its Affinity Shops, with proceeds benefitting the respective groups. With a selection of 52 T-shirts, there is one for every Bobcat and just as many ways to make them your own!

Get inspired by these stylish students for the next time you wear your OHIO gear this fall.


Showing the versatility of Bobcat pride are (from left): Nicole Horstman in the Harvard on the Hocking T-shirt, Jenna Guyot in the Ohio University Baseball Jersey, Jordan Smrek in the OHIO Attack Cat T-shirt, Briana Craig in the OHIO American Apparel T-Shirt, Melhan Zhang in the OHIO Love T-shirt, and Kyndal Wilson in the Ohio University Retro Design. Photographer: Anna Winstead


Freshman music production major Jenna Grams hits all of the right notes in her Pawprint T-shirt. Pairing the shirt with a leather jacket and heeled brogues, Grams rocks a look that could transition from day to night. The shirt is preshrunk, available in grey and green, and sure to be a classic. Photographer: Anna Winstead


Serving up some serious cat-tiude in the Ohio University Retro Design T-shirt is freshman communications studies major Kyndal Wilson. Wilson pairs the shirt with a waist-tied flannel for a 90’s grunge look. Knitted imperfectly to achieve a vintage look and feel, the shirt was made for you to channel another decade. Photographer: Anna Winstead



Senior commercial photography major Candace Cunard takes pride in her personal style by altering the Bobcat Pride Shirt to make it her own. The shirt is among the exclusive apparel offered through The Bobcat Store Affinity Shops. Bobcat Pride Shirts were developed to celebrate our LGBT Community.  Photographer: Anna Winstead.


Nicole Horstman, a freshman health communication major, and Meihan Zhang, a sophomore communication studies major, show the same Bobcat pride in different ways. Horstman is wearing the Harvard on the Hocking T-shirt and Zhang is wearing the OHIO Love T-shirt. Both T-shirts are made from a soft, tri-blend material for a comfortable yet slimming look. Horstman and Zhang elevate the already stylish shirts by mixing them with different patterned and textured bottoms. Photographer: Anna Winstead



Briana Craig, a sophomore retail management and fashion product development major, complements the bold letters of the OHIO American Apparel T-shirt with a casual yet stylish look that gives her confidence. The shirt comes in kelly green, navy, and grey for triple the outfit options. Photographer: Anna Winstead



Knocking it out of the park and onto campus with the Ohio University Baseball Jersey, is senior journalism student Jenna Guyot. The jersey is unisex and features an old school baseball font. Guyot changes the fashion game by knotting up her jersey for a new fit. Photographer: Anna Winstead


Junior Jordan Smrek is all smiles as President of The Scene Magazine Cierra Boyd, a junior retail merchandising and product development major, perfects Smrek’s look behind the scenes of the shoot. “The magazine focuses on urban, contemporary street style,” said Boyd. “The main goal of our organization is to provide a creative outlet for students on campus.” Photographer: Kathleen Vandervaart