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Ohio State student tackled on field suspended from scholars program

October 1, 2014
The Ohio State student who bolted on the football field during a second-quarter play during the Cincinnati game Saturday faces punishment from his scholars program in addition to criminal charges from the state. Anthony James Wunder has not lost his full-ride scholarship yet, but he has been suspended from the Evans Scholars Program and was also removed from the off-campus scholars house where he’d been living, his attorney said Wednesday. Despite those ramifications from his program, the 21-year-old mechanical engineering student is still enrolled in classes at OSU. “He’s still going to class every day and he works part-time,” attorney Mark Collins said of his client. “Right now he’s just… Read more

Ohio State report: Sexual assaults reported on campus increased in 2013

September 30, 2014
The number of forcible sexual offenses on Ohio State’s campus that didn’t occur in residence halls doubled in 2013 from 2012, according to OSU’s 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports, released Tuesday. That number went to 14 in 2013 from seven in 2012, according to the report. There were nine reported in 2011. University Police Chief Paul Denton said of those 2013 offenses, six reportedly occurred at the OSU Wexner Medical Center; two at Mirror Lake; one at Ohio Stadium; one at Thompson Library; one at Curl Drive and Peasley Street; and one at College Road and 12th Avenue. Denton said these offenses didn’t necessarily take place in the… Read more

Big Ten proposes new student-athlete benefits to NCAA

October 1, 2014
The Big Ten conference has submitted a set of recommendations to the NCAA — including redefining the cost of education and providing improved medical insurance — that it says would improve the college experience for student-athletes who are in “good-standing” with their respective universities. The release is in response to the NCAA’s new autonomy structure that was announced in August which allows the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pacific 12 and Southeastern conferences to make their own rules concerning scholarships, full cost of attendance and health care for student-athletes. The release by the Big Ten listed four main suggestions its made to the NCAA including Cost of education: Make… Read more

Despite praise and accolades, J.T. Barrett is still earning his stripes

September 30, 2014
When the Ohio State football team took the field to open the season, Urban Meyer didn’t know what to expect from his quarterback. But five weeks and four Big Ten awards later, the OSU coach said he has a better idea of what redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett’s development has been like. “J.T. continues to be a very good distributor, completing a high percentage of his balls, and really we’re giving him more and more responsibility about getting us in the right play, which is a big part of what the quarterback’s expected to do,” Meyer said after OSU’s 50-28 win against Cincinnati on Saturday. On Tuesday, Meyer said his comfort level… Read more
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Hollywood classic ‘Sunset Boulevard’ reanimated on Short North Stage

September 30, 2014
A local Columbus theater is bringing one of Hollywood’s most famous streets to High Street with a musical that has been described as too big to produce. “Sunset Boulevard,” the Short North Stage’s latest production, is a musical based on the 1950 movie of the same name, with music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story revolves around Joe Gillis, a screenwriter, and Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star looking to make her comeback. “(Norma) kind of captures Joe in this plan to help her write this movie so that she can make her return to the big screen because she hasn’t been on screen for 20 to 30… Read more

Review: Thom Yorke solo release unboxes new delights with each listen

September 30, 2014
Friday, the music world was rocked by another surprise release by a top-tier artist. Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke dropped his latest solo album, “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.” The music on the album is unorthodox, but not as shocking as the release strategy of making the album available to everyone on file-sharing server BitTorrent for $6.00. It’s a cold, well-crafted, seemingly-minimalistic set of electronic songs which revel more layers with more listens. It’s unapproachable at first listen and is definitely not the easiest introduction to the labyrinthine and rewarding sounds of Yorke’s career. And simultaneously, the album features a sometimes cinematic and sprawling sound. It’s strongest at these moments — when it… Read more

Opinion: Off-campus break-in a nightmare realized

September 28, 2014
I was on my way to my friends’ house on 9th Avenue after the Ohio State game against Cincinnati when I got a call from my roommate’s boyfriend. He asked me when I was last at my house. He and my roommate had just gotten back and the door was wide open. To be honest, even though I hadn’t been at my house since 1:30 p.m. and it was now about 10, I was only a little bit concerned. I try not to get too worried about things like this to prevent myself from overreacting, so I just told him to call me when they had talked to my other… Read more

Letter to the editor: Rape culture must stop

September 28, 2014
Letter to the editor: I have been a student at Ohio State for six, going on seven, weeks and already there have been four — count them, four reported sexual assaults — and they are getting more and more frequent. The fact that there have already been so many is outraging. And the fact that in at least two of the cases, there were multiple assailants is sickening. No means no! I know these this past weekend has been a heavy party weekend, and with the football game against University of Cincinnati and midterms, I understand the desire to let loose and drink it away. But just because you decide… Read more