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Ohio State receives $16.5M federal grant for Early Head Start programming

December 17, 2014
Ohio State has been named the recipient of a $16.5 million Early Head Start Child Care Partnership grant, which is set to aid in the expansion of education and health resources to children living in some Columbus neighborhoods, a Tuesday press release from OSU said. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human services, is part of the Early Head Start program, a federal program that provides child development and family support services to low-income families. The original Head Start program was created in 1965 as an eight week project aimed at providing children from low-income families with educational, nutritional and psychological resources. Now, Head Start services… Read more

Protesters gather around Ohio State’s campus for a ‘die-out’

December 17, 2014
Protesters chanted “black lives matter” and “no justice, no peace.” They entered various buildings chanting, became silent while lying down and then chanted again for about a minute before leaving, organizers said. They gathered on Ohio State’s campus Saturday as part of a national event organized in response to recent events and legal decisions that have raised questions about police violence against members of minority groups — specifically in primarily black communities. The protests included people lying on the ground for four and a half minutes — one minute for each hour Michael Brown’s body lay in the street after police shot him in Ferguson, Mo. In August, Brown, an… Read more

No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball rolls to 97-55 win over North Carolina A&T

December 17, 2014
A change of scenery didn’t seem to affect the No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball team as it rolled to yet another blowout victory, extending its record to 9-1 on the season. Playing a home game down the road at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, the Buckeyes jumped out to a 17-2 lead and didn’t look back as they defeated the North Carolina A&T Aggies, 97-55, Wednesday night. The early run by OSU was started by sophomore forward Marc Loving, who buried a  three-pointer to open the scoring. Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell also contributed to the fast start, as he added seven points in the first 3:20 of the game.… Read more

Dominant Oregon attack set for undefeated Florida State in 1st College Football Playoff semifinal

December 17, 2014
When the Oregon Ducks and Florida State Seminoles face off in the first-ever College Football Playoff game, much of the focus will be on two players unlikely to take the field at the same time. The matchup pits the newest Heisman Trophy winner — Oregon redshirt-junior quarterback Marcus Mariota — against his predecessor, Florida State redshirt-sophomore quarterback Jameis Winston, the 2013 Heisman recipient. But when Mariota is on the field, 11 Seminoles not named Jameis will lineup on the other side, and when Winston is on the field, he’ll face a Duck defense that has tallied 34 quarterback sacks this season. With Winston — who finished sixth in this year’s… Read more
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Ohio State professor: History has well written the dangers of climate change

December 18, 2014
Turn on the news, open your laptop: A resounding sense of calamity and crisis — foreboding headlines of climate change, terrorism and that fear-mongering favorite, Ebola — will greet you like a swift slap to the face. And yet against this backdrop of increasingly global, ever-urgent crises, Ohio State professor and acclaimed historian Noel Geoffrey Parker looks to the past — to eerily similar parallels in history. His most recent work, “The Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century,” was recently awarded the British Academy Medal, an annual recognition of “landmark academic achievement” by the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The book, which… Read more

LaRosa’s Columbus entrance a sentimental addition for Cincinnati natives

December 18, 2014
Adriatico’s, Domino’s, Papa John’s, Catfish Biff’s — need I go on? The campus presence of pizza is undoubted: it is a downright staple, as essential and ubiquitous as bread or eggs. And with the prominent, Cincinnati-based franchise LaRosa’s now on the Columbus pizza radar, students and city-dwellers alike have yet another venue to choose from. Having opened its doors on Nov. 24, LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria is nestled in Dublin, Ohio — a northern Columbus suburb — at 7048 Hospital Drive, Avery Square. It is the first Columbus location for the franchise, whose growing presence includes more than 60 pizzerias across Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. So what, exactly, differentiates LaRosa’s from… Read more

Editorial: Ohio State community deserves answers from editorial board interview with President Michael Drake

December 9, 2014
Editorial: The Ohio State president won’t be coming in for an editorial board meeting with The Lantern this semester, for the first time in at least six years. Because of scheduling troubles and President Michael Drake’s transition, we were unable to set a date with OSU that suited both parties for the semesterly interview. OSU offered a half-hour slot from 3-3:30 p.m. on Dec. 9, but The Lantern has historically had an hour with presidents in the past and doesn’t have a print issue after the one that’s on stands Tuesday until Jan. 12.  We asked on Nov. 12 for another date. When following up last week, The Lantern was… Read more

Letter to the editor: Ohio State tasked with representing Big Ten in Sugar Bowl

December 9, 2014
Letter to the editor: So tired of the Southeastern Conference schools pumping their chests. So tired of the “Roll Tide” nonsense. This is your time, Buckeye fans. Your defense is playing unconscious. All the talk is about Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper. Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith is just as effective as a game changer.  I am a Penn State alumnus. The one game on our schedule that is a must-win is OSU. That is because State College, Pa., respects Columbus and the rivalry. I am pulling for the Bucks. I hope your squad goes out and represents the conference, and shuts up the haters who say Big Ten… Read more

No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball rolls to 97-55 win over North Carolina A&T

December 17, 2014
A change of scenery didn’t seem to affect the No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball team as it rolled to yet another blowout victory, extending its record to 9-1 on the season. Playing a home game down the road at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, the Buckeyes jumped out to a 17-2 lead and didn’t look back as they defeated the North Carolina A&T Aggies, 97-55, Wednesday night. The early run by OSU was started by sophomore forward Marc Loving, who buried a  three-pointer to open the scoring. Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell also contributed to the fast start, as he added seven points in the first 3:20 of the game.… Read more

About 200 people rally on Ohio State’s campus to protest Ferguson decision, police brutality

December 9, 2014
“From Ferguson to Columbus, we demand justice!” protesters chanted on the Oval. A group gathered at the green space at 4:30 p.m. on Monday to rally in protest of the Ferguson decision and other instances of police brutality. Organizers estimated there were about 200 people in attendance. “I’m really glad the OSU community came out so strong today,” Timothy Singratsomboune, a fourth-year in ethnic studies, said. “We want to show the Columbus P.D., the OSU campus P.D. and the city government that the whole community takes this issue very seriously and it’s not just one or two of us.” Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black man, was fatally shot by… Read more

2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl Preview Ohio State vs. Alabama

December 18, 2014
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Students make Sugar Bowl predictions

December 15, 2014
OSU students predict the Ohio State Buckeyes outcome in the 2015 Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The game will kick-off at 8:30pm on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans.… Read more