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Ohio State establishes Ebola virus reporting process

October 31, 2014
Ohio State put a reporting process into effect Friday for members of the university community who might have come in contact with the Ebola virus. The process — which is consistent with that established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — was announced to the university Friday via an emailed letter from Dr. Steven Gabbe, senior vice president for Health Sciences and CEO of the OSU Wexner Medical Center, and  Dr. Andrew Thomas, senior associate vice president for Health Sciences and the chief medical officer at the Wexner Medical Center. Students, faculty and staff who have traveled in the past 21 days to any west African country heavily… Read more

President Michael Drake focuses on positives in 1st university address

October 31, 2014
Ohio State needs to place a greater focus on teaching, while continuing its goal of research eminence, President Michael Drake said in his first address to University Senate on Thursday. The university is a “modern land-grant institution that’s also a doorway to the world,” he said. “We teach for Ohio, but we do research for the world.” As examples of OSU’s worldwide presence, Drake noted the university’s Global Gateway offices around the world, such as the one in São Paolo that opened Sept. 13.  Drake strayed from announcing anything bold for OSU’s future and he avoided taking up any controversial stances. Instead, the president used the forum to highlight the… Read more

Buckeyes look to stay the course against Illinois

October 31, 2014
With arguably the biggest game of the year on the horizon, the Ohio State football team has a rivalry game to play Saturday. Sort of. While the Buckeyes and the Illinois Fighting Illini play for the Illibuck trophy, no one in the OSU program seems to care about the 89-year-old tradition as OSU coach Urban Meyer didn’t once mention the wooden turtle during the week. Instead, Meyer is much more worried about the product the Fighting Illini will put on the field Saturday night. “Illinois is much better (than last season),” Meyer said. “I know they lost their quarterback, but they’re playing much better. I just spent all morning watching… Read more

Opinion: 5 things to look for as Buckeyes take on Illinois

October 31, 2014
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As the Ohio State Buckeyes enter their eighth game of the season, there are plenty of storylines. While the battle for the Illibuck doesn’t seem to quite have much pull lately, the Buckeyes are emphasizing that they are not looking forward to next week’s matchup with the Michigan State Spartans. With that in mind, The Lantern sports editors are trying to keep their focus on Illinois as well with a list of five things to watch for during Saturday’s game.   1. How will J.T. Barrett perform after injury? Not only is the redshirt-freshman quarterback coming off his arguably worst passing performance of the season, but he’s also nursing a… Read more
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Psychedelic band La Hell Gang blossoms from fertile Chilean scene

October 31, 2014
“It’s the most important thing,” said K.B. Cabala, guitarist and vocalist of psychedelic rock band La Hell Gang, at Cafe Bourbon St. before a Thursday performance. “Playing music for livings, it’s like a job for us,” said Nes Rodriguez, drummer of the band. “Like something that you need more than something that you want,” said Juan Sarwin, bassist of La Hell Gang. The three Chileans were referring to the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle they’ve laid out for themselves, resulting in their first big headliner tour. Based in Santiago, Chile, La Hell Gang is currently touring through the U.S. in support of their sophomore release, “Thru Me Again.” A couple of… Read more

A pop of culture: Comic Con to keep Columbus costumed, entertained

October 31, 2014
Halloween walkers, roamers, lurkers or biters would be best off sticking in the University District this weekend. After all, the man who portrays Daryl Dixon — highly skilled hunter and tracker in “The Walking Dead” — will be present downtown. Not to mention, Freddy Krueger will be lurking.  Ohio’s annual Comic Con ­is set to fill the Greater Columbus Convention Center with art, merchandise, costumes, vendors and more than 60 celebrity panels Friday through Sunday. Actors from hit television shows, including Norman Reedus (aka Daryl Dixon), Andrew J. West and Steven Yeun from AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” “Charmed” actresses Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs, as well as Giancarlo Esposito… Read more

Letter to the editor: Ohio State student leaders propose ideas for sexual violence education

October 31, 2014
Letter to the editor: The epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses is now the subject of national attention. The Ohio State University community — its students, faculty and staff alike — has responded to this problem in a remarkable way. The student-led “It’s On Us” campaign empowers students “not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution.” We’re still learning as Buckeyes about how we can be part of the solution. Our collaboration represented by this letter is a first step in that direction. We as student leaders recognize the truly ground-breaking initiatives at OSU in the existing university response to sexual… Read more

Opinion: American media show bias when it comes to Islam

October 30, 2014
Picture this: you receive a breaking news notification on your phone about a shooting that took place in Canada’s Parliament, and the first thought that comes into your head is “Please, God, do not let him be associated with Islam.” That was the first thought that came into my head.  Although the shooting triggered this thought for me, the tragic situation also had me wondering why American media outlets are such biased opportunists when it comes to Islam and Muslims? As soon as the shooter was identified as being remotely associated with Islam, the words “terror,” “Jihad,” “terrorist” came flashing on the television screen.  Please do not tell me these… Read more

Gallery: The Pretty Reckless at the Newport Music Hall

October 30, 2014
Rock band The Pretty Reckless performed for a crowd Oct. 28 at the Newport Music Hall.… Read more

Review: Chance the Rapper tells his story to Ohio State students in energetic concert

October 28, 2014
Chants broke out for Chance the Rapper at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. The rapper, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, performed Monday evening in a concert sponsored by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Tickets to the concert were free for Columbus campus students with a valid BuckID. The performance was sold-out, with more than 2,000 OSU students in attendance. Leading up to the concert, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the audience. The 21-year-old rapper isn’t quite a household name. His biggest claim to mainstream success is arguably his featured verse on the Justin Bieber single, “Confident.” I figured that those who were less familiar with the artist would… Read more

The Scarlet Scoop: New Ebola reporting process and controversial Halloween costumes

October 31, 2014
On Friday, Wexner Medical Center officials announced a new reporting process for the Ebola virus. And have Halloween costumes gone too far? This week’s “The Scarlet Scoop” investigates.… Read more

Chalk Talk: Buckeyes prepare for Illinois, women’s volleyball and men’s soccer

October 31, 2014
This week’s episode of Chalk Talk features a breakdown of Ohio State’s impending matchup with Illinois, a look back at women’s volleyball’s weekend with two teams from Michigan and a men’s soccer matchup.… Read more