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Ohio State planetarium opens roof for partial solar eclipse viewing

October 24, 2014
If Columbus got a little darker yesterday afternoon, it’s not because of clouds. The sun was blocked by the moon — a phenomenon more commonly known as a solar eclipse. Meanwhile, some Ohio State students took to the rooftop of the OSU planetarium to see the rare moment. The solar eclipse was visible in North America in different degrees. In Columbus, people were able to see a partial eclipse once it reached maximum overlapping, said Wayne Schlingman, director of the OSU planetarium. The phenomenon of a partial solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, covering part of the sun. OSU’s planetarium threw a free… Read more

Former band member disappointed in Ohio State for using suggestive calendar against Waters

October 24, 2014
A former Ohio State marching band member who was pictured in a suggestive pose on a calendar OSU officials found in former band director Jonathan Waters’ office said he’s disappointed in the university for using it as legal defense. The  2007 calendar found in Waters’ office depicted mostly nude photos of male band members in suggestive positions. Students posed with instruments and other band propaganda and in at least one case, a male band member was shown with only a small marching band flag covering his genitals. Jonathan Picking, a 2007 OSU Marching Band assistant squad leader, was one of the authors of the male calendar, according to a Friday… Read more

Former Buckeye Aaron Craft waived by Golden State Warriors

October 25, 2014
After four preseason appearances for the team, former Ohio State guard Aaron Craft was waived by the Golden State Warriors, according to NBA.com. Craft — who was undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft — officially signed with the Warriors in September after playing in five games with their NBA Summer League team. During the summer, he averaged 7.4 points per game on top of averaging more than two steals, rebounds and assists per game. Craft also spent time with the Philadelphia 76ers summer league before joining Golden State. After signing, the Findlay, Ohio, native averaged 14.7 minutes on the floor in his four preseason appearances. He averaged three points, 2.5… Read more

Opposition takes notice of Joey Bosa’s play for Ohio State

October 23, 2014
When the Ohio State football team rolls into town on Saturday, Penn State coach James Franklin knows which player to keep a close eye on. And when it comes to that particular player, he knows the numbers down to the last detail. “Joey Bosa, No. 97, is the guy that jumps out to us the most,” Franklin said at a Tuesday press conference. “He’s a 6-foot-5, 280 pounds defensive tackle and has a team-high nine tackles for a loss and five and a half sacks.” It was a good try by Franklin, but he didn’t quite have Bosa’s measurables correct. The sophomore defensive lineman is actually listed at 278 pounds… Read more
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Review: Aakash Odedra spectacular in solo dance at the Wex

October 25, 2014
Through a soft haze from the fog machines, Aakash Odedra was slowly illuminated in this confined black room. The solo dancer sprung into life, at times, punctuating the air with his arms — at others, swimming through it. This dance, “Nritta,” was the first of four Friday night by Odedra, a British dancer and choreographer specializing in Indian dance. These four performances, collectively titled “Rising,” premiered in 2011 as the inaugural work of Odedra’s recently founded production company. Since then, he has choreographed works for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee and has performed solo shows at venues as diverse as London’s Royal Opera House and New York’s Apollo Theatre. With that… Read more

One Direction set to play ‘Shoe in 2015

October 23, 2014
British boy band One Direction is set to perform at Ohio Stadium next year after new dates for its “On the Road Again” tour were announced Thursday. The pop group is set to perform in Columbus on Aug. 18, making it the second concert announced at the venue for next summer. “We knew they were planning a stadium tour, and we just went for it,” said Gary O’Brien, OSU spokesman for business advancement. The pop group, which formed out of the embers of its members’ failed solo acts on “The X Factor,” also did a sell-out stadium tour in 2014. Ending Oct. 5, it grossed more than $290 million from… Read more

Opinion: Culture pushes generation to desire perfection

October 23, 2014
I had a hard time falling asleep Saturday night. As I lay in bed, I kept reciting various cost concepts for an accounting quiz I had to take Sunday. I convinced myself that any score earned below an A- would prove my deficiency in math.  The numbers and definitions, though, wove between the idiosyncrasies of the plot of “Gone Girl.” I have been listening to someone else read it to me via audiobook, because I feel the need to be up-to-date and informed on what is considered excellent, modern literature, but I have found it increasingly difficult to dedicate two-fifths of my senses and 85 percent of my brain power… Read more

Letter to the editor: OUAB should stop funding partisan events with student activity fee

October 23, 2014
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Letter to the editor: As Ohio State’s College Republicans, we understand and respect that the university will bring speakers to campus whose viewpoints do not align with our own. Often those speakers are politicians, professors or other greats in their respective fields. These individuals provide an account of his or her own knowledge and create an environment of learning based on years of experience. Josh Fox is not one of these individuals. Who is Josh Fox? He is the environmental activist and documentarian responsible for “Gasland,” a film that seeks to discredit hydraulic fracturing practices (or “fracking”) through largely anecdotal evidence. It is Oscar nominated, yes, but there is no… Read more

Ohio State seeks dismissal of Jonathan Waters’ lawsuit

October 23, 2014
After remaining mostly mum since being sued by former marching band director Jonathan Waters, Ohio State said it’s seeking to dismiss Waters’ lawsuit. OSU filed a motion in federal court Wednesday to dismiss and respond to the lawsuit Waters brought against the university. OSU said Waters was terminated July 24 because he knew of a problematic, sexually charged culture in the marching band and didn’t address the problems, according to a Thursday release. The filings also say Waters was an at-will employee who was subject to termination without cause. “He knew the problematic culture of the band well, but failed to adequately or appropriately fulfill his obligation to meaningfully address… Read more

Review: Tune-Yards’ performance a fantastical oddity

October 21, 2014
The performance that Tune-Yards gave at the Newport was a force to be reckoned with. The experimental pop group took to the stage Monday night only months after coming through Columbus as an opener for Arcade Fire. Every member of the band on stage was clad in bright neon patterns and colors — and every one of them wielded a percussion instrument of some kind. They stood in front of a wild backdrop covered in eyes and teeth, eventually donning eyes on their own clothes. Coupling all of this with the lights and the music gave the performance a surreal, alien aesthetic. Merrill Garbus, the spearhead who started Tune-Yards as… Read more

Chalk Talk Extra: CFB Playoff Rankings

October 24, 2014
Check out this BONUS COVERAGE from Chalk Talk, as Aaron and Andrew breakdown their College Football Playoff Rankings, anticipating the first set of rankings that will be released following this weekend of college football action.… Read more

Chalk Talk: Football heads to PSU, women’s volleyball Michigan week, men’s soccer and women’s hockey

October 24, 2014
In this episode of Chalk Talk, Aaron, Kaley and Andrew give us the highlights, quotes and analysis from plenty of Ohio State sports, including football, women’s volleyball, men’s soccer and more.… Read more