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Woman’s concern led to discovery of human remains

September 14, 2014
When a concerned woman stopped by an off-campus house to check on a friend she hadn’t seen in a while, the lights were out, the windows were busted and the place had a distinct smell to it, she told Columbus Division of Police dispatchers in a 911 call obtained by The Lantern. During the call, the woman said she was worried because the man who lived in the home — located at the corner of East 13th Avenue and 4th Street — was old, so she decided to check the place out. “He is old and I was kind of worried about him and I had stopped by,” the caller… Read more

Exhibit recognizes Ohio’s role in the Civil Rights Act of 1964

September 14, 2014
Nearly 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted, Ohio State is remembering the role Ohioans played in helping stop racial discrimination in the workplace. In honor of the anniversary, the Thompson Library has put together an exhibit called “Remembering the Act: Archival Reflections on Civil Rights” that focuses on the history of civil rights on a national scale and also narrows the focus to history in Columbus. And at least one student said the exhibit is important given the recent racially-charged protests in Ferguson, Mo. Materials shown in the exhibit are from a variety of special collections including the Ohio Congressional Archives, University Archives, the Billy… Read more

Ohio State’s blowout against Kent State a morale boost after rare home loss

September 14, 2014
If the Ohio State football team needed something to steady its nerves, a 66-0 blowout against Kent State on Saturday was about the best medicine it could get. Despite being heavy favorites against the MAC team, the Buckeyes entered the game with a number of uncertainties. News of junior defensive lineman Noah Spence’s ineligibility broke less than 24 hours before the game after he reportedly failed a second drug test, and a defeat against unranked Virginia Tech a week before left questions of the level at which OSU could compete without senior quarterback Braxton Miller. The Buckeyes left all questions at the door with the win over the Golden Flashes,… Read more

Raekwon McMillan’s performance provides glimpse into future

September 14, 2014
While many coaches wouldn’t admit it, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer had no problem saying his team had a talent advantage over Kent State. “Obviously a little talent advantage, but we had to have a game like this,” Meyer said after his team’s 66-0 thrashing of the Golden Flashes on Saturday. When a team has the quick success the Buckeyes had at Ohio Stadium — they jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead — it gives the coaching staff a chance to throw young but unproven talent into the fire early and often. OSU did just that against Kent State as 12 redshirt-freshmen and 11 true freshmen took the field for… Read more
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Miss Ohio Mackenzie Bart makes top 10 in Miss America competition

September 14, 2014
Ohio State student and Miss Ohio Mackenzie Bart competed Sunday night in the 2015 Miss America Competition and successfully made the top 10 finalists. She also received a $5,000 scholarship. Bart and 52 other women competed throughout the week in preliminary competitions in different categories, including interview, swimwear, evening wear and talent. “The 53 contestants (including DC, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands) are split into three groups. Each group has a talent and a swimwear winner,” said Jay Jesensky, executive director of the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program, in an email. Bart won the talent competition in her preliminary group, which featured her and her puppet, Roxy, singing “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” in a… Read more

Opinion: New ‘Weekend Update’ host shows holes in ‘SNL’ casting

September 14, 2014
Last year, “Saturday Night Live” experienced backlash after cast member Kenan Thompson prompted a conversation about not only the lack of diversity on the show but, specifically, the exemption of black women. His comments implied that black female comedians were simply not prepared to join the cast, and it was met with widespread outrage. In an effort to undoubtedly diffuse the uproar, the show’s executive producer, Lorne Michaels, hired LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones as writers and comedian Sasheer Zamata as a cast member. On Thursday, the show proved to once again be working toward expanding and diversifying its cast when it announced Michael Che would be working as the… Read more

Letter to the editor: Ohio State should take note of Illinois professor’s firing

September 14, 2014
Letter to the editor: At this very moment, a crisis that has the potential to challenge the very meaning of academic freedom, shared governance and free-speech rights is embroiling the University of Illinois — and Ohio State had better take note. Over the last four weeks, more than 5,000 scholars across the country and the world have joined a boycott of Illinois. At least 15 Illinois academic departments have formally expressed their views that Chancellor Phyllis Wise is no longer fit to fulfill her professional duties because of her sudden and arbitrary decision to block the hiring of professor Steven Salaita from a tenured professorship in Illinois’ American Indian Studies… Read more

Opinion: Delaying school start times won’t prepare students for college, real world

September 12, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement last month recommending that middle schools and high schools delay the start of classes until 8:30 a.m. or later.  According to the group’s research, the AAP said teenagers need more sleep, and because of their sleep cycles, they can find it hard to get to sleep until 11 p.m. That means that with the 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 hours of sleep they need per night, they should not have to wake up until about 8 a.m.  Research shows that later start times for schools can prevent car crashes by up to 70 percent but right now only about 15 percent of… Read more