Archive for April, 2014

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Ohio State men’s tennis claims 9th straight Big Ten regular season crown

April 21, 2014
For the ninth consecutive season, the No. 1-ranked Ohio State men’s tennis team took home the Big Ten’s outright regular season title and finished the conference season unbeaten. Playing at home in their final two regular season matches, the Buckeyes (27-3, 11-0) defeated Iowa 7-0 Friday to clinch the title, then defeated Nebraska, 6-1, Sunday to finish the conference season unscathed and give redshirt-senior Peter Kobelt a win on Senior Day. “It was tough (at first) being the only senior on a team full of freshmen, essentially,” Kobelt said Sunday after the match, holding the Big Ten Championship trophy tightly. “To be able to go out of here with a… Read more

Opinion: Women on a quest for ‘dream guy’ need to re-evaluate, love themselves first

April 21, 2014
Lately, I’ve found myself reflecting upon the relationships in my life, thinking about that great love many people have spoken about since Romeo and Juliet. We talk about love with our girlfriends, we see love portrayed in the media, and wonder if one day we will ever be lucky enough to come across that great love. Recently, I read an inspiring piece of advice in “Cosmopolitan Magazine” on love and relationships that really got me thinking. In the excerpt, New York Times Best Selling author Gabrielle Bernstein recommended, “Make a list of things you want to bring to a relationship … too often we think about what we want the… Read more

Ohio State baseball wins weekend series against Murray State

April 21, 2014
In the midst of a slump on the field, the Ohio State baseball team decided to loosen things up in order to get back on track. The Buckeyes were playing tight in their losses to West Virginia and Ball State earlier in the week, redshirt-junior first baseman Josh Dezse said. So to loosen players up and help boost team morale, the coaches decided to have the team play wiffle ball during practice Thursday, which Dezse said helped against Murray State this weekend. “It was nice to just have fun all of us together, I know we’ve been grinding lately. Obviously losing is not fun so that was really nice to… Read more

Late man-down goal gives Columbus Crew 1-1 draw against D.C. United

April 21, 2014
The outcome didn’t look good at Crew Stadium. For most of the Columbus Crew’s game Saturday night against D.C. United, the team trailed and couldn’t find the final touch that would at least earn it a draw. Trailing 1-0 late, the Crew was playing shorthanded soccer against United after midfielder Bernardo Anor received a red card in the 81st minute, and the window of opportunity for a comeback at home looked to be quickly closing. Midfielders Wil Trapp and Hector Jimenez, however, saved their best plays for last. With the final seconds of regulation ticking away, Trapp chased down D.C. forward Fabian Espindola from behind, stole the ball, and moments… Read more

Ohio State track and field turning focus to future after Jesse Owens Classic

April 21, 2014
Under sunny skies, the Ohio State men’s and women’s track and field teams stood tall at the Jesse Owens Track Classic. Leading the way for the Buckeyes at the two-day meet was the women’s 4×100-meter relay team of sprinters sophomore Aliyah Everson, redshirt-junior Chesna Sykes, senior Alycia Prior and redshirt-senior Ashlee Abraham, who scampered to a time of 44.56 seconds. The result is a season-best time for the squad and the best in the Big Ten this year. Several individual events also scored high, as junior distance runner Nicole Hilton won the 3000-meter steeplechase under the lights Friday with a time of 10:37.78. Saturday afternoon, senior sprinter and jumper Adenike… Read more

Japanese culture celebrated at Ohio State festival

April 21, 2014
People from all different ethnicities joined together Saturday in the Ohio Union to celebrate one thing: Japanese culture. Saturday was the ninth annual Japanese Spring Festival, an event presented by the Ohio State Japanese Student Organization, with the purpose of showcasing traditional and modern Japanese culture. More than 250 people arrived at the Ohio Union Performance Hall for the event, which was filled with booths in the form of a U-shape with a cluster of tables in the center where visitors sat using chopsticks and ate Japanese food from the local Tensuke Market. With careful bites, people filled their mouths with pieces of bean bread, cream bread, melon bread and… Read more

Opinion: Ohio State tradition, winter blues balance each other out in overall review of Columbus

April 21, 2014
“Zooming In” is a weekly series in which Photo editor Shelby Lum provides her insight. It’s been a good go Columbus, really. But I think I owe you a bit of honesty. Monday is my last day of undergraduate classes at THE Ohio State, and it has been quite a run to get here. But four years in a city (and state for that matter) that I had never thought about until I received my acceptance letter has had both ups and downs. So as my classes come to a close and my (hopefully) passing grades are posted for one last time on Carmen, I can’t help but wonder how… Read more

Review: Karmin goes from classical training to Columbus stage

April 20, 2014
Karmin boasts a new, uncharted model in the pop genre. The blueprints of the duo in itself, consisting of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, aren’t unique. Music has exhibited the power of the dyad for decades from the likes of famous twosomes Simon and Garfunkel, Sonny and Cher and Johnny and June. However, the Top 40 doesn’t exactly embrace the concept of a two-person group. In fact, in the sea of solo acts and boy bands amongst Billboard’s pop-induced ranks, the only pair in practice is Macklemore and his inconspicuous other half, Ryan Lewis. “That’s the thing — there really isn’t a model for (musical duos),” Noonan said in an… Read more