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New USG president and vice president transition into office

March 27, 2015
Third-year students Abby Grossman and Abby Waidelich attend class, are involved in student organizations and enjoy hanging out with friends in their free time just like many other students at Ohio State. But soon, there will be one major difference between them and the rest of the student body. On Wednesday, Grossman and Waidelich will be inaugurated as the next Undergraduate Student Government president and vice president, respectively. “First and foremost is getting ourselves transitioned and getting into meetings with administrators that we can build relationships with,” Grossman, a third-year in math education, said. Grossman and Waidelich said current USG president Celia Wright and current vice president Leah Lacure have… Read more

Woman stabbed in neck near Ohio State campus

March 27, 2015
A felonious assault was reported near Ohio State’s campus Thursday evening after a woman was stabbed in the neck. The Columbus Division of Police has a suspect in custody, and the victim is currently in stable condition at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, said Sgt. Rich Weiner, a spokesman for Columbus Police. Officers were dispatched at 5:41 p.m. to East 16th Avenue and North Pearl Street, where they arrested Angelica Ann Marie Hubbard with a knife in her hand, Weiner said. The victim, Saquella Sejuan Harris, was with Hubbard’s ex-boyfriend, and when Hubbard saw Harris and the boyfriend, she started to fight Harris, Weiner said. Both were unarmed at the time,… Read more

Luke Fickell trying to create ‘discomfort’ to motivate linebackers

March 26, 2015
With a defense that returns two of its three starting linebackers from a national championship team, the learning process is now over. For the most part. The Ohio State football team returns senior linebacker Joshua Perry and redshirt-sophomore Darron Lee to the starting lineup for the Buckeyes in 2015, but sophomore Raekwon McMillan is set to make his first appearance as a full-time starter at middle linebacker in the upcoming season. Perry, who led the Buckeyes in tackling during their title run, said he has seen McMillan improve in more ways than one as he transitions into a starting role. “He is different in terms of how he has matured… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse trying to bounce back against Penn State

March 26, 2015
During its three-game series over spring break, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team went 2-1 and broke into the Inside Lacrosse top 20 at No. 15, but immediately returned to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for what the players call “truth day.” The truth is the team is not sugarcoating its 9-0 loss to No. 2 Notre Dame last Saturday, but rather using it as motivation heading into the Buckeyes’ first-ever Big Ten game Sunday against Penn State, coach Nick Myers said. “There’s a lot we can grow from,” Myers said. “People will make more of the shutout than it was. And obviously it’s something you don’t want to see,… Read more
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Pizza, Beer & Jokes tries to make fundraising funny

March 26, 2015
For some, participating in a fundraiser for a friend’s student organization can be a chore. One group aims to make it more tolerable than mere appeasement with fresh pizza, cold beer and live comedy — that’s the goal of Pizza Beer & Jokes. Pizza Beer & Jokes isn’t your typical student organization fundraiser. Instead, it’s a show, exclusively for the organization that books an event with PB&J. “PB&J’s are really exciting shows in the fact they are three separate groups coming together to create a fun event,” said PB&J member Joe Horan, a fourth-year in mathematics. “You have Pizza Rustica, providing a performance space for free, the Columbus-based comedians who… Read more

Opinion: Columbus offers many alternatives to drinking for Ohio State students

March 26, 2015
Drinking is a social event for college students. With nothing to do, nowhere to go and nothing to talk about, students are thirsty — thirsty for entertainment and adventure. More often than not, students quench their thirst with booze at the dozens of nightclubs and bars catered to the students 21 and over. But what about the students under the age of 21 who are just as parched without the same access to happy hour? Or those who simply want to break up the monotony of party-going and barhopping? Regardless of the fact that I fall one month short of being legal myself, I truly believe Columbus is a city… 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

Letter to the editor: Ohio State should sign onto Real Food Challenge

March 26, 2015
Letter to the editor: It has been 45 years since I played quarterback for coach Woody Hayes at The Ohio State University, and although agriculture is still Ohio’s leading industry, our food system is vastly different. In that time, we have lost 36,000 farms in the state of Ohio, our lakes have become polluted by runoff from industrial farms, and farm animals have been moved off the land and into confinement. Universities, including Ohio State, currently source food from large-scale farms great distances from the dining facilities, and these farms harm rural communities, the environment and animals. As a world-class agricultural teaching, research and outreach institution with a long and… Read more

Ohio State knocked out of Big Ten Tournament with 76-67 loss to Spartans

March 13, 2015
CHICAGO — In a different state on a tournament slate, the result was the same for the Buckeyes against the Spartans. The sixth-seeded Ohio State men’s basketball team lost to No. 3-seed Michigan State, 76-67, on Friday night at the United Center, just short of a month since the Buckeyes fell to the Spartans during the regular season. The loss knocks OSU out of the Big Ten Tournament and sends Michigan State through to a semifinal matchup against Maryland. OSU freshman guard D’Angelo Russell said the Spartans are a “great team,” that executed in spots the Buckeyes couldn’t. “Great group of guys that know how to play, and well coached,”… Read more

Shannon Scott’s career night leads Ohio State past Minnesota, 79-73, in the Big Ten Tournament

March 12, 2015
CHICAGO — After a season highlighted by the performance of freshmen, a senior stole the show for Ohio State in its first game of the Big Ten Tournament. Guard Shannon Scott scored a career-high 21 points and tallied five rebounds and six assists as the sixth-seeded Buckeyes topped 11-seed Minnesota, 79-73, on Thursday night in Chicago. The Buckeyes’ standout freshman, guard D’Angelo Russell, struggled early but finished strong to lead all players with 23 points. Scott said his big night stemmed from a focus on effort going into the game. “(I) just wanted to play hard, really,” Scott said. “That’s the main thing we all try to focus on, is… 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

The Scarlet Scoop: USG releases sexual violence report specific to OSU

March 27, 2015
Ohio State’s Undergraduate Student Government recently formed a task group that surveyed more than 600 OSU students about sexual violence. That survey asked students how often they hear about sexual violence happening both on and around campus. The survey also asked participants how many of them had experienced sexual violence. This week’s episode of “The Scarlet Scoop” summarizes some of the numbers that survey found. In other campus news, a Buckeye tradition that began in the 1960s is still going strong. All that and more on this week’s episode of “The Scarlet Scoop.”… Read more