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Student safety, college costs highlighted at USG presidential debate

March 2, 2015
The two Undergraduate Student Government presidential slates debated policy initiatives Monday night at the U.S Bank Conference Theater at the Ohio Union. Michelle Bennett, a third-year in public affairs and chief of staff for USG, is running for president alongside vice-presidential candidate Noel Fisher, a third-year in political science and geography and off-campus senator and member of the health and safety committee at USG. Bennett and Fisher will be running against presidential candidate Abby Grossman, a third-year in education and organizational outreach director for USG, and Abby Waidelich, a third-year in biological engineering and senior director of public relations for USG, who is running for vice president. After a year… Read more

Potholes get USG’s attention

March 2, 2015
Every time he goes home to Cleveland, Dylan MacDowell needs his car’s wheels realigned. “It’s because my car is constantly being put through hell anywhere I drive in the (campus) community,” said MacDowell, director of student affairs for Ohio State’s Undergraduate Student Government and a third-year in English. MacDowell lives off campus and said the reason he has needed to fix the wheels on his 2000 Infiniti twice in the past year was because of the amount of potholes that he hits off campus. To deal with the problem, USG is working with various organizations to get students the resources they need to report the potholes to the Columbus Department… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball getting contributions from more than just D’Angelo Russell

March 2, 2015
With just two games remaining in the regular season, the Ohio State men’s basketball team is in a full sprint toward the finish line. The Buckeyes have rattled off back-to-back wins at home, including coming back from 12 points down to beat Purdue on Sunday night, 65-61. The win put the Buckeyes in a three-way tie for fourth in the Big Ten conference and was sparked by freshman sensation, guard D’Angelo Russell. Russell scored 17 of his 28 points in the second half of the game, and while it looked like the Louisville, Ky., native did most of the heavy lifting, he received ample help from three experienced seniors. While… Read more

Opinion: 5 things to know with 2 games to go for Ohio State men’s basketball

March 2, 2015
The Ohio State men’s basketball team snuck back into the Associated Press top 25 on Monday, but just barely. Now No. 23 in the nation once again, the Buckeyes have two games to play in the regular season with their Big Ten Tournament status on the line. Yes, OSU will be in Chicago for the tournament no matter what, along with the other 13 teams in the conference, but its seed could make or break its chance at making a run. The top four teams in the Big Ten get a double bye in the tournament, and the Buckeyes will need to stay on the winning track, and get a… Read more
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Opinion: Lady Gaga’s enigmatic facade got old

March 2, 2015
This is part of a weekly series called in which The Lantern’s Ty Anderson offers his take on the week’s pop culture news. My earliest memories of Lady Gaga stem from my mother. By many accounts, my mother is a relatively normal individual. She cooks, she cleans, she scrapbooks. In many ways, she’s like any other mom. But there was a dark time. A solid set of three years when Mom referred to me solely as “Alejandro.” In the wee hours of the morning, she would tiptoe down the hallway, enter my bedroom, slowly fade up the lights and wake me up for school with a deep, creaking “rah-rah-ah-ah-ah.” Her… Read more

Mind reader adds to the mystery, celebration of Purim

March 2, 2015
The Jewish holiday Purim traditionally includes charity, dressing up, gift-giving and readings of the Megillah. At Ohio State, the festivities this year also include a celebrity mind reader. Eric Dittelman, a semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent,” has performed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and is bringing his act to Mershon Auditorium Wednesday for the Purim celebration by the Schottenstein Chabad House. Purim is a festival that celebrates the salvation of the Jews in Persia through a miracle from God. In the story, recorded in the Book of Esther, God does not appear overtly. Celebrations of this holiday tend to revolve around this theme of hidden identities. Rabbi Zalman Deitsch, of… Read more

Letter to the editor: USG election offers Ohio State students chance to vote on divestment

Letter to the editor: This Undergraduate Student Government election, undergraduates at Ohio State will have the opportunity to make their voices heard and vote on an issue that has become increasingly important nationwide: divestment for Palestinian justice. On campuses across the country, including Stanford, Depaul, Loyola, Oberlin, UCLA and UC-Davis, among others, students have campaigned successfully for the divestment of university funds from companies enabling human-rights violations against the Palestinian people. Modeled after the successful international divestment movement against Apartheid in South Africa, these campaigns have highlighted the struggles of the Palestinian people and demanded greater transparency and accountability on the part of university administrators. At Ohio State, this movement… Read more

Opinion: Are professor-written textbooks worth the cost?

March 2, 2015
Many of us are familiar with that feeling of despair that comes each semester when new textbooks drain our already low bank accounts. The National Association of College Stores estimated the average student spent about $370 on course materials for Fall Semester 2013, which is only a fraction of our financial burden as college students. We rent, borrow and sell back books to soften the blow, but this becomes impossible when classes require textbooks that are created specifically for that course. These professor-built textbooks have to be bought through Ohio State and, unlike noncustomized textbooks, we often can’t rent or sell them back because they frequently change from semester to… Read more

Gallery: the Wex hosts craft day for kids, parents

March 2, 2015
On the occasional Sunday, the Wexner Center for the Arts will open up their doors to the Columbus community, offering activities and special events for all ages. March 1’s festivities coincided with the winter exhibitions, ‘Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present’ and ‘Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1.’ Kids came in from the cold with their parents and traversed a variation of material-art mediums including felting, weaving, knitting activities, spinning yarn and more.… Read more

Buckeyes bounce Boilermakers, 65-61, after 2nd-half surge

March 2, 2015
The Ohio State men’s basketball team overcame a 12-point first-half deficit to win its second straight game at the Schottenstein Center. The Buckeyes (21-8, 10-6) fell behind, 35-23, at halftime against Purdue (19-10, 11-5), but outscored the Boilermakers 42-26 in the second half to win 65-61 Sunday night, avenging a 60-58 Feb. 4 loss to Purdue on the road. OSU was led once again by freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, who rebounded from a first half in which he turned the ball over three times to score 17 points in the second half to lead the Buckeyes to the comeback victory. Trailing by one, Russell drove inside and scored with 58.6… Read more

Buckeye News Update: Fatal stabbing reported in campus area

March 2, 2015
This Buckeye News Update brings you two stories from off-campus. The first is the fatal stabbing of 21-year-old John Austin Snyder, who passed away early Sunday morning. Snyder’s body was found on the corner of E Northwood and Summit at three a.m. on Sunday morning. He was transported to the Wexner Medical Center, however he passed away at four a.m. on Sunday. Secondly, we bring you up to date on Campus Partners’ High Street redevelopment. The redevelopment will see new businesses put into the 15th and High street area, along with the addition of a new square and a “signature building”. We also have a sports update, where we look… Read more

Buckeyes comeback to beat Boilermakers, 65-61

March 2, 2015
Behind a 28-point performance from freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State earned it’s tenth Big Ten victory on Sunday night in Columbus against Purdue, which boasts one more Big Ten victory than the Buckeyes this season. Despite a disastrous first half, OSU bounced back big time in the second half, outscoring Purdue 42-26 in the final 20 minutes, to keep Thad Matta’s perfect record at home in March. The Buckeyes will next face Penn State in State College, PA on Wednesday.… Read more