Archive for April, 2014

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Art, technology to intermingle in Ohio State exhibit

April 21, 2014
Art and technology are set to mingle in a modern student showcase at Ohio State. SQUINT, the art and technology spring exhibition, is set to open Tuesday on the first floor of Hopkins Hall. The exhibition features work from undergraduate and graduate students currently taking classes in art and technology at OSU. Shirley Wu, a third-year in art, said the process for students to display their work at the exhibition is challenging. Wu said students submit their pieces to be judged by their instructors and are then selected for a spot in the exhibition. The art and technology major, a division of the department of art, has allowed some of… Read more

Ron Pope to perform songs with ‘emotion that people understand’ in Columbus

April 21, 2014
Alternative artist Ron Pope said it is thrilling have his music featured in other mediums, such as on television and movies. Pope’s music has been heard on shows such as “The Vampire Diaries” and “90210.” “It’s really enjoyable to see other people that are creating different kinds of art, whether it’s people who are dancers, or people who are making television shows or movies or whatever and they’re including the music. When I’m making music, I’m going to record the songs, people are going to listen to it in their house and maybe they’ll get to see me on tour and maybe I can play the songs for them. So,… Read more

Restaurant review: Columbus’ Rigsby’s Kitchen worth the splurge

April 21, 2014
Rigsby’s Kitchen is a hip, little Italian and Mediterranean enclave within the Short North. The art and photographs hanging from the aged brick walls and the dimmed lighting combine to give a warm ambience in this trendy establishment. Soft, popular music filled the one-room restaurant and provided great background noise paired with the many conversations at each table of guests. Opened in 1986, the restaurant prides itself on the rich, local ingredients from the best food vendors around. This fresh, high quality is one aspect evident in our meals. The menu boasts their commitment to seasonal excellence with a “Farm to Table” section exhibiting a list of the “local farmers… Read more

Opinion: Pop culture relevance makes GIFs a new art form

April 21, 2014
It turns out GIFs aren’t just for BuzzFeed or your sister’s Tumblr anymore — they’re also for … London art galleries? When I saw a Facebook post titled, “A panel of judges selected these GIFs as finalists in a newly created photography contest. They’re mesmerizing,” I almost discredited any esteem and respect I held for the Washington Post on the spot. However, after clicking the link, I must say I was indeed mesmerized, not only by the artwork displayed but by the fact that I considered it artwork. The article showed the winner, Christina Rinaldi, and 5 runners up, which all showed a surprising amount of work and intention aimed… Read more

Ohio State 2013-14 athletics: Year in review

April 21, 2014
Some seasons end in championships. Others, losses that make you scratch your head. Some teams show pure dominance in their sport. Others fight just to finish with a winning record. Ohio State sports dabbled in a bit of each of these during the 2013-14 season, as the men’s tennis, men’s lacrosse, pistol and synchronized swimming teams captured at least a share of a conference or National Championship, and redshirt-junior Logan Steiber captured his third-consecutive NCAA wrestling title in addition to senior Joe Totts winning his second individual pistol title. Other squads, like the football, women’s volleyball and men’s basketball teams, all started hot and won at least 12 straight contests… Read more

Chris Ash, Kerry Coombs, Luke Fickell forming working bond on defensive staff

April 21, 2014
A Buckeye, a Badger and a Bearcat walk into a coaches meeting and have to find a way to work together to save the Ohio State football team’s defense. There’s no punch line for the joke, because it hasn’t had time to be written yet. With the addition of co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash to coach Urban Meyer’s staff — the aforementioned Badger because of a two-year stint with Wisconsin, before spending last season with the Arkansas Razorbacks — to the OSU coaching staff in January, there were bound to be some things that had to be figured out in the coach’s room. Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach… Read more

With added personnel, Thad Matta looking for more production from low post for Ohio State men’s basketball

April 21, 2014
For a time early in Thad Matta’s career as the Ohio State men’s basketball coach, his teams were built around the center position. Terence Dials, Greg Oden, Kosta Koufos, B.J. Mullens and Jared Sullinger were all standout post presences that helped carry the Buckeyes under Matta. But over the last two seasons — since Sullinger left for the NBA after two seasons in Columbus — the Buckeyes have had a bit of a crisis in the post. With junior centers Amir Williams and Trey McDonald — who averaged a combined 9.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game last season — trading time down low, the Buckeyes have been forced to… Read more

Evelyn Carrillo winding down career of destiny for Ohio State softball

April 21, 2014
Choosing which college to attend while still in high school can be an unnerving experience for any student-athlete. Location, facilities, education and family all factor into a decision that is going to impact the rest of their lives. For one Ohio State softball player, the decision became more personal than she could have ever imagined. Buckeye first baseman Evelyn Carrillo started playing softball at the age of 5 when her dad, Jose, bought her a bat and ball, and she has been hooked on the sport ever since. At Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Corona, Calif., Carrillo was a four-year captain. College softball coaches across the country began taking notice… Read more

After taking a looser approach, Ohio State baseball set for stretch run

April 21, 2014
With the most treacherous part of the Ohio State baseball team’s schedule already in the books, the Buckeyes are left with a severe limp. After midweek losses at West Virginia and at home against Ball State, OSU sat only four games above .500. The team’s preseason goal of making the NCAA Tournament was quickly slipping away. But the coaching staff lightened the downtrodden mood of the team with a wiffle ball contest before its weekend series against the Murray State Racers, which might have helped the team pick up a pair of wins. “I know we’ve been grinding lately and, obviously, losing isn’t fun. That was really nice to do,”… Read more

Ohio State starts initiative to encourage mumps vaccinations on campus

April 21, 2014
Nearly three months after the first case of the mumps was reported on Ohio State’s campus, the university has established an official initiative to help tame the spreading disease. OSU’s Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccination Initiative was launched Monday in hopes of increasing the number of students, staff and faculty who will be vaccinated with the MMR vaccine, according to a Monday email to the OSU community from Interim President Joseph Alutto. In addition, a list of recommendations made by a group of experts from OSU, Columbus Public Health, Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was provided in the email regarding the recent outbreak of… Read more