Gov. John Kasich’s decision to skip gubernatorial debate draws mix of criticism, praise

October 21, 2014
For the first time in more than 30 years, an Ohio gubernatorial debate will not include a Republican candidate — something that party opponents are criticizing, while an expert said it might be the right move for the GOP. Democratic candidate Ed FitzGerald and Green Party candidate Anita Rios are set to debate at the City Club of Cleveland on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Kasich, the Republican incumbent, declined to participate, according to the Club’s website. This is the first Ohio gubernatorial debate that won’t feature one of the major parties since 1978, according to The Toledo Blade. It is also the first to feature a Green Party candidate, according… Read more

Ohio State tailgate recycling program looks to help football fans sort trash

October 21, 2014
To continue with a goal of being a “Zero Waste” school by 2030, Ohio State has launched the tailgate recycling program aimed at recycling materials come gameday. And other sustainable practice initiatives at and around Ohio Stadium have been created to divert football gameday waste from landfills as well, said OSU spokeswoman Alison Hinkle. “Zero Waste” means diverting 90 percent or more material from the landfill by recycling, composting and repurposing, Hinkle said in an email. OSU launched “Zero Waste” at Ohio Stadium in 2011 to decrease gameday waste. But while “Zero Waste” is inside the stadium strictly, which involves compost recycling only,the surrounding area in the tailgate lots that… Read more

Jalin Marshall morphing into all-around playmaker for Ohio State

October 21, 2014
When Jalin Marshall arrived at Ohio State, he found himself adjusting to not only a new level of football, but a new position as well. The redshirt-freshman H-back played quarterback at Middletown High School in Middletown, Ohio, but chose to change positions with his future on the gridiron in mind. “I felt like the next level for me wouldn’t be at quarterback,” the 5-foot-11-inch Marshall said Monday. “Just because of the height and all that stuff. I felt like it was a lot of challenges there for me to play at the next level.” Ranked the No. 1 recruit in the state by 247Sports coming out of high school, Marshall… Read more

Ohio State defense preparing for aerial assault from Penn State

October 21, 2014
Anyone who has paid attention to the Ohio State football team in the last three years under coach Urban Meyer is likely aware of the scrutiny the Buckeye defense has undergone. The 2014 edition of the OSU defense has improved statistically from last season as the Buckeyes, which ranked 47th in total defense last season, now fall in at 15. The pass defense, which finished the 2013 season ranked 112th overall (out of 125 teams) has made the jump to No. 16 in the country. While the numbers show drastic improvement, junior linebacker Joshua Perry said the Buckeyes can play even better than they have to this point. “We all… Read more

Character’s artistry, play’s set evolve in theater production of ‘My Name is Asher Lev’

October 21, 2014
In a culture of typically uniform and muted clothing, one Hasidic Jew broke away into a world fueled by vibrant hues and expression. At least that’s the premise of Chaim Potok’s 1972 novel, “My Name Is Asher Lev,” which is being brought to life on stage by theater company CATCO at Studio Two in the downtown Riffe Center beginning Wednesday. Asher Lev is a Hasidic Jew living in 1950s Brooklyn, N.Y., Lev was born with artistic aspirations and has a desperate need to paint, which conflicts with his family’s heavily religious views. The challenge for Lev is that he feels like he has to create art, while art was viewed… Read more

Opinion: Taylor Swift’s fandom more a product of her lifestyle, not music

October 21, 2014
Early Tuesday morning, an eight-second clip of garbled white noise swiftly rose to the top of the Canadian iTunes music chart. The clip, vaguely titled “Track 3,” was a simple placeholder on the listing for Taylor Swift’s soon-to-be-released album “1989.” The track was released because of an apparent glitch in the iTunes system, but nevertheless, its lack of content did nothing to deter countless fans from spending 1.29 Canadian dollars on the download and propelling it into the coveted No. 1 slot. “Track 3”’s ability to soar atop today’s latest hits on the charts is every bit as impressive as it is confounding — an accomplishment that serves as a… Read more

Letter to the editor: People must be responsible for their own safety

October 19, 2014
Letter to the editor: The Lantern has been covering some pertinent stories on crime around OSU. However, it was editor Liz Young writing about the burglary of her apartment in the Sept. 28 Lantern that really got my attention, especially in how she wrapped it up: “I have an endless number of questions and I feel like none of them will be answered anytime soon. So for now, as the police told me, we just have to be extra careful. “Whatever that means.” Good point! What does it mean to be “extra careful”? I’ve read many a crime prevention handout echoing the sentiment: “Be alert.” A recent one I saw… Read more

Letter to the editor: USG forum fosters discussion about climate change

October 17, 2014
Letter to the editor: A few weeks ago, President Barack Obama challenged world leaders to take action immediately to address climate change. But what are we doing here in Columbus — at Ohio State?  It’s no secret that we have a strong commitment to sustainability. From initiatives, like “Out Green the Spartans” and making Ohio Stadium “Zero Waste,” to the construction of LEED-certified buildings on campus, sustainability-centered research and environmentally-focused courses, we try to go above and beyond the stereotypical green commitments. But the climate continues to change. We think we have an obligation to push further, and it has to start with greater collaboration across campus so we can… Read more

Review: Tune-Yards’ performance a fantastical oddity

October 21, 2014
The performance that Tune-Yards gave at the Newport was a force to be reckoned with. The experimental pop group took to the stage Monday night only months after coming through Columbus as an opener for Arcade Fire. Every member of the band on stage was clad in bright neon patterns and colors — and every one of them wielded a percussion instrument of some kind. They stood in front of a wild backdrop covered in eyes and teeth, eventually donning eyes on their own clothes. Coupling all of this with the lights and the music gave the performance a surreal, alien aesthetic. Merrill Garbus, the spearhead who started Tune-Yards as… Read more

Derrick Rose steals the show; LeBron, Cavs take the game

October 20, 2014
Even though it wasn’t a regular season game, NBA action at the Schottenstein Center was in full swing as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, 107-98. The player many people undoubtedly came to see — Cavs forward LeBron James — did not disappoint as the Akron native totaled 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes of play. James said playing in front of the Central Ohio crowd was special. “It was great, it was great to be here. It is great to have these fans and for us to put on a show for them,” James… Read more

Sports Perspective: LeBron James, Cavaliers come to Columbus

October 21, 2014
It was another busy episode of Sports Perspective, as we go from the gridiron to the court to the ice. First, we take a look at the recap of Ohio State’s 56-17 victory over Rutgers from assistant Sports Director Aaron Yerian before Hayden takes us to the Schottenstein Center for a glimpse of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers before hockey reporter Evan Szymkowicz takes us through the Buckeyes loss to the Miami University Redhawks on the ice.… Read more

Cavaliers defeat Bulls in Preseason Game at the Schottenstein Center

October 21, 2014
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers came to Columbus for a preseason game against the Chicago Bulls on Monday and Lantern TV was there to give you the rundown of the entire day of action at the Schottenstein Center. Check out this recap, featuring Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Cavs head coach David Blatt, as well as plenty of footage of LeBron James himself.… Read more