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President Michael Drake prepares for university investiture

March 30, 2015
Ohio State President Michael Drake compared his time at the university so far to a cross-country marathon through beautiful terrain. “Sometimes it’s up and down, sometimes there’s gravel, but the terrain is incredible, and you’re really involved in that and moving forward,” he said in an interview with The Lantern on Friday. But Drake said he couldn’t do it alone, adding that his journey has been impacted by those around him. “It’s actually a cross-country marathon with a group of people,” he said. “You’re there with colleagues and friends and you’re going on this wonderful journey.” Drake is set to reflect on the progress of his marathon over the past… Read more

Bill could give out-of-state students obstacles to vote in Ohio

March 30, 2015
More than 16,000 out-of-state students at Ohio State might soon face new barriers to voting if a recent amendment to the state transportation budget is kept in the final bill. The bill, called House Bill 53 or the Transportation Budget, was introduced by Republicans in the Ohio Senate. The amendments require residents of other states to obtain an Ohio driver’s license and surrender their old license within 30 days of registering to be able to vote for issues on the Ohio ballot. Additionally, it requires them to get an Ohio registration for their vehicle and pay associated fees to reregister the vehicles and obtain new licenses. It can cost more… Read more

D’Angelo Russell named a first team Associated Press All-American

March 30, 2015
While his season is over, Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell is still raking in awards. The Big Ten Freshman of the Year was named a 2014-15 Associated Press first team All-American on Monday, becoming the 12th OSU men’s basketball player to garner that honor. Russell is also the fifth OSU player to be named an AP All-American under current coach Thad Matta, and the first since Jared Sullinger in 2012. Russell joins Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky, Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor, Notre Dame senior guard Jerian Grant and Kentucky junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein on the prestigious list. The Louisville, Ky., native led the Buckeyes in scoring with 19.3… Read more

Logan Stieber takes home the Hodge Trophy as best collegiate wrestler

March 30, 2015
The Heisman Trophy of the wrestling world was announced on Monday and Ohio State’s redshirt-senior Logan Stieber took home the hardware. Stieber was awarded the Dan Hodge Trophy after finishing a collegiate career that saw him become just the fourth wrestler to win four national championships. He also led the Buckeyes to their first-ever team national title this season. With a 119-3 record, including a 29-0 stint as a senior, the Monroeville, Ohio, native said the award given by WinMagazine and The Culture House was something he’s always wanted to win. “Growing up, the first college match I saw was Cael Sanderson winning his fourth title,” Stieber said in a… Read more
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Opinion: Comedy Central deserves trust for bold Stewart replacement

March 30, 2015
Trevor Noah? Who the heck is that? I’m not going to pretend I’ve been following the comedian for years, or for that matter that I had any idea who he was before The New York Times broke the news Monday morning that he would succeed Jon Stewart at “The Daily Show” later this year. Truthfully, I know very little about Noah, but I’m more than confident in him. While browsing through Twitter — the magical website that brings ideas and people from all over the world, some more insightful than others, right to my face — I came across an exceptionally hot take, essentially stating Noah couldn’t do the job… Read more

Zappa Plays Zappa plays Newport

March 30, 2015
Dweezil Zappa is a musician. He never had a choice — his father listed “musician” as the religion on his birth certificate. As the son of late songwriter and composer Frank Zappa, Dweezil has had a lifetime of exposure to varying influences. Now a “devout” musician, he’s been performing for more than 30 years and he currently heads up the band Zappa Plays Zappa, which recreates the music of his father, a man Dweezil often quotes with: “Progress is not possible without deviation from the norm.” And Dweezil is certainly deviating from the norm this year. He is wrapping up his first studio album in 10 years, “Via Zammata.” He… Read more

Letter to the editor: Why I resigned from Undergraduate Student Government

March 29, 2015
Letter to the editor: Student governments have been traditionally a platform that give students a legitimate voice and are a venue for personal development in involvement. I am saddened to share with you that in its current state, here, at The Ohio State University, that is exactly what it is not. Two years ago when I came to Ohio State, I knew that student government was something that I wanted to get involved in. I wanted to help make things better and improve things on campus, and I wanted to do that immediately. Being someone who is interested in organizational framework, I thought there would be no place better for… Read more

Letter to the editor: As Americans, we must remember we pay for government benefits

March 27, 2015
  Letter to the editor: The letter to the editor by President Barack Obama, published in The Lantern on Monday, appeals to us all. It appeals to the child in us. That is what politicians do — particularly politicians who have abandoned American values and replaced them with the values of leftism. “Vote for my party, the Democratic party, because we care for you. You are human; you have rights. You have the right to education, health care, a kind, compassionate boss, a well-paying job, sick leave, food, housing, maternity care, an Obamaphone, care for your old age, clothing … endless rights to free stuff. We in the Democratic Party… Read more

Buckeye News Update: Fences return to Mirror Lake & Wrestling Celebration

March 30, 2015
If you’re walking across the south oval, you might notice the return of fences to Mirror Lake. The re-installation of fences, and draining of the lake is part of a $160,000 improvement in infrastructure, according to OSU spokesman Dan Hedman. The Ohio State mens wrestling team’s first ever NCAA title was celebrated on Saturday at St. John arena. Buckeye fans, as well as President Drake and OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith commemorated the Buckeyes’ success on the mats. This Buckeye News Update also brings you more on the closing of Pizza Rustica, as well as your weekly weather forecast.… Read more

Chalk Talk: Wrestling champions & Tanner Fritz in-studio interview

March 27, 2015
Andrew Todd-Smith and Maddie Spielman recount details of the Ohio State wrestling team’s first-ever team national championship in 94 years of competition that was fueled in part by the individual titles captured by 125 lb. Nathan Tomasello and 141 lb. Logan Stieber. They also break down the women’s basketball team’s narrow defeat to the fourth-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels in third-round play of the NCAA Tournament. The men’s hoops program experienced a similar fate—exiting in their second game of March Madness—after getting soundly beaten by two-seed Arizona, and they discuss the loss. A conversation about what to expect from both teams next season with the exit of the senior classes… Read more