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Robbery, sexual assault reported off-campus

September 1, 2014
A robbery and gross sexual imposition were reported early Sunday morning in an off-campus neighborhood, according to a police report on the City of Columbus’ website. The woman listed on the report was identified as an Ohio State student through the OSU directory, Find People. The crime allegedly took place at about 1:15 a.m. on East Maynard Avenue, according to the report, and a dark-colored purse valued at about $30 was reported stolen. A dispatcher at the Columbus Division of Police said no further details were available as of Monday afternoon. He said a detective will be assigned to the case within the next couple of days. The report posted… Read more

New, pricier parking pass met with criticism

September 1, 2014
Some Ohio State employees are not pleased with one of the changes to the school’s parking permit regulations. Faculty and administrative personnel who bought the WA permit last year have had to buy a newly created pass to have the same benefits they had last year — but at a price increase of 50 percent. Two years ago, OSU leased its parking operations to Australian private investment firm QIC Global Infrastructure in a 50-year, $483 million deal. CampusParc, the company that runs the day-to-day parking services, was created as part of the contract — one that also capped yearly permit price increases at 5.5 percent. Last year’s WA permit allowed… Read more

Redshirt-freshmen J.T. Barrett, Darron Lee take lead for Ohio State

September 1, 2014
While some teams lean on experienced players in a season opener, the Ohio State football team relied on big plays from two redshirt-freshmen to kick off its season with a win. The two players — quarterback J.T. Barrett and linebacker Darron Lee — each accounted for second-half touchdowns that sparked OSU to a 34-17 win against Navy on Saturday. Lee — who played in two games last season before being granted a medical redshirt — returned a fumble 61 yards for a touchdown and made a pair of tackles in the Navy backfield. Barrett threw both of his touchdowns in the second half at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore and… Read more

Ohio State’s Devin Smith electrifies Buckeye offense

September 1, 2014
In the last four years, senior wide receiver Devin Smith has made his mark on Ohio State football history. From the game-winning catch against Wisconsin in 2011, to his 80-yard, go-ahead score Saturday against Navy, Smith seems to have a knack for making things happen. His score against Navy put the Buckeyes up for the remainder of the game, something he said he believes helped electrify the offense. “We had a slow start, and we were just trying to find ourselves,” Smith said Monday. “We had a few good plays leading up to that … Coach (Urban) Meyer took the shot and we executed very well.” Meyer, who named Smith… Read more
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Ohio State chosen to pilot new music app

September 1, 2014
The name “Carmen” is soon to be included both in the title of a famous Ohio State song and a new music streaming service available to OSU students.  Project Carmen is a music application that is currently signing up students from five different universities, including OSU, to test out and provide feedback on the pilot program, which is set to take place between September and December. What’s different about Project Carmen from other music streaming services — such as Pandora and Spotify ­— is that users will be able to stream music on the app, and if they like a song, they can download it — for free. “We’re creating… Read more

Roadrunners inspire Ohio State grad to derail from the trail

September 1, 2014
The water of the pond is placid; the lily pads that rest upon it glisten in a cool summer breeze, but the air remains hot. Tall grass surrounds the jagged shore at the water’s edge, obscuring an almost untouched forest. Silence pervades all, except for the chirping of an unknown bird and the whirring of odd dragonflies that seem to skip along the surface.  Suddenly, muted ripples rustle through the vegetation, and an iconic leather hat emerges from the obscuring weeds.  Without warning, the hat and the man attached to it spring through the air, and the still surface breaks with a splash as he lands amongst the pads —… Read more

Opinion: Studying abroad changes mindset about Columbus

September 1, 2014
If you’ve been at Ohio State for a year or two, there’s a decent chance that you’ve known someone who has studied abroad. There’s also a decent chance they’ve described the experience as “life-changing” or with some other grandiose epithet. Over six weeks this summer, I was lucky enough to take two classes in London. It was a brief experience, but it was life-changing. And not because of some great cultural learning I underwent — London is about as cosmopolitan as it gets, and not the kind of place that’s going to pull an American out of his or her comfort zone. The life-changing bit came from what I learned… Read more

Opinion: Accept an internship far from comfort zone

August 28, 2014
I said “yes” to accept an offer for a fellowship this summer nearly 2,000 miles away in Phoenix because there was no other answer to that question. At least there wasn’t for me.  At 21, the furthest west I’d been was Wisconsin. And that was mostly because the opportunity to travel never presented itself — I grew up in Ohio where there are great universities like Ohio State, and there’s no reason to pay out-of-state tuition. My family always vacationed on the East Coast, and my extended family dots the map in either Ohio or southern states. Growing up, the West never beckoned to my family, nor did it seem… Read more