Archive for April, 2014

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Opinion: Taiwan can’t avoid globalization by dodging trade pact with China

April 7, 2014
There is an issue between China and Taiwan: whether Taiwan is country or is a part of China. As a person who has been taught for 20 years that Taiwan is a part of China, I am not going to talk about the politics, because it is too big for me to talk about it. However, Taiwan students have captured some media attention after they occupied Taiwan’s legislature in protest of a trade pact with China – and have been there since March 18. I am keeping an eye on this event, primarily because I am Chinese, and secondly, because this protest is confucing. According to The Wall Street Journal,… Read more

‘Chittshow’ block party near Ohio State’s campus tamer than years past

April 6, 2014
A block party known in the past for its crowds and cops was quieter this year. As people filed down the sidewalks of Chittenden Avenue Saturday and made their way into house parties for “Chittshow,” a street-wide block party, Columbus Division of Police officers were on just about every corner. However, one sergeant said they weren’t expecting the chaos of the prior block parties because of a calmer crowd. In 2013, though less people were arrested than in prior years, a Columbus Police commander told The Lantern at the time pepper spray was used at two events – Chittshow and Woodfest, another OSU block party on Woodruff Avenue – to… Read more

Some Ohio State students supportive of proposed study abroad tuition waiver

April 6, 2014
Ohio State students studying abroad could soon be looking at either a $400 fee or no bill from OSU at all. In the past, students studying abroad have been required to pay tuition to both OSU and their respective foreign university, but a new policy proposed by the OSU Board of Trustees would waive that in favor of a $400 flat program administration fee. Some students responded positively to the concept of more affordable opportunities to study overseas. Amanda Massinople, a third-year in Italian and English, is set to study abroad this summer for two months in Siena, Italy, before the tuition waiver would take effect in Fall Semester. She… Read more

Position battles highlight Ohio State football spring practice

April 6, 2014
Spring brings warmer weather, rainy days and spring football practice. In the Ohio State football team’s case, this season’s spring practice comes with the chance for players to earn the right to take the field with the Scarlet and Gray this fall. As the Buckeyes head into their final week of spring practice — punctuated with the Spring Game Saturday at Ohio Stadium — several position battles are still in full swing. With starters out for the spring, like senior quarterback Braxton Miller — shoulder surgery — and senior tight end Jeff Heuerman ­— foot surgery — younger players have the opportunity to impress their fellow teammates and more importantly,… Read more

Ohio State officials talk balance of land grant, global university

April 6, 2014
Ohio State’s institutional identity is a balancing act between focusing on students in Ohio while spreading its reach to the rest of the world. It’s a challenge one university official said keeps him up at night. The university was founded in 1870 as a land grant institution, designated to receive benefits of the 1862 Morrill Act to teach agriculture, military tactics and mechanics, as well as classical studies. In 144 years, OSU has come a long way. With global gateways in Shanghai and Mumbai, India, and plans to open another in Brazil this year, Ohio’s flagship institution is far from where it was in 1878 when it graduated its first… Read more

Columbus turns attention to 2016 Democratic National Convention

April 6, 2014
Columbus hasn’t given up on hosting one of the biggest parties of 2016. After the city was bumped out of the running to host the Republican National Convention last week, many have their eyes turned toward the Democratic National Convention in hopes it will come to Ohio’s capital city in 2016. While bids are not yet open and the parameters of the DNC have yet to be released, Columbus leaders still have the convention on their minds. “We are determined to get something here. If not now, then we’ll go for 2020, but at this point we are actively pursuing the Democratic National Convention,” said Beth Ervin, director of communications… Read more

Ohio State baseball swept in weekend series at Nebraska

April 6, 2014
After three games, three runs were all that separated the Ohio State baseball team from Big Ten foe Nebraska. Those three runs proved costly though, as the Buckeyes (18-13, 2-7) dropped each of three games of a weekend series in Lincoln, Neb., to the Cornhuskers (19-13, 4-2) by a one-run margin. The Buckeyes found themselves with a lead in each game, but just could not seal the deal down the stretch. Two losses were walk-offs while the other saw the Cornhuskers take the lead in the eighth inning. “We just have to finish games. We were right there,” redshirt-sophomore infielder Ryan Leffel said after Sunday’s 2-1 loss. “One play can… Read more

24-hour run at Ohio State raises scholarship money for relatives of fallen soldiers

April 6, 2014
On Oct. 30, 2007, Brittnay McCall opened her door to a military officer and a chaplain. “On behalf of a grateful nation, we regret to inform you…” the officer read as he informed her of her husband’s death. McCall said that was only the start of a long journey. “For a long time, I didn’t know how to accept it, how to incorporate it, how to balance it with everyday life but still make it a part of life in general,” McCall said. “When I decided I wanted to go back to school, I wanted to incorporate what I’d been through into me being able to help other people.” Almost… Read more

Columbus Crew lose first match under coach Gregg Berhalter, fall to Toronto FC, 2-0

April 6, 2014
The best start to a season in franchise history has come to a halt for the Columbus Crew. After a strong start to its 2014 campaign, the Crew (3-1-0) suffered its first defeat of the year Saturday, falling 2-0 to Toronto FC (3-1-0) at Crew Stadium. U.S. Men’s National Team star and Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley scored in the 11th minute, his first Major League Soccer goal in nine years after playing in the Netherlands, Germany, England and Italy. Crew coach Gregg Berhalter said after the match that a poor performance during the first 20 minutes led to his team’s downfall. “We had a horrendous start to the game.… Read more

Big Free Concert to feature Childish Gambino, Juicy J

April 6, 2014
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While Ohio State banned smoking on campus this semester, the South Oval will be lighting up for The Chainsmokers, among others. The Big Free Concert, sponsored by the Ohio Union Activities Board, is set to include Childish Gambino with Juicy J, The Chainsmokers and Caked Up. The artists are scheduled to perform on the South Oval April 10 at 7 p.m. Rapper Childish Gambino, whose real name is Donald Glover, released his latest album, “Because the Internet,” in December, and also has a role on NBC’s “Community.” OUAB sponsored a Childish Gambino concert previously on his 2012 Camp Tour, which came through the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in May of that… Read more