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Columbus protesters respond to Ferguson decision, demand change from Columbus police

November 26, 2014
A sensory overload had developed on the streets of Downtown Columbus Tuesday night in the name of Mike Brown and the Ferguson, Mo., uprising. Lights from police cars flashed as the cruisers blocked then-busy Broad Street, Columbus protesters initiated their first Ferguson-influenced action hollering “Hands up! Don’t Shoot!” or “No Justice, no peace! No racist police!” The event was led by several organizers, beginning with some statements near the Franklin Park Amphitheater. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson during the day in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 9. Brown was unarmed. Wilson said Brown had been uncooperative after he suspected Brown had stole… Read more

Mirror Lake jump draws 14K Ohio State fans

November 26, 2014
With GoPro cameras strapped to foreheads and shoes duct-taped to feet, approximately 14,000 Ohio State fans crowded into the Mirror Lake area for the annual Mirror Lake jump between Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. About 14,000 people attended throughout the night, though “a maximum of 100 students were in the water at any given time,” Administration and Planning spokesman Dan Hedman said in an email. Preliminary numbers indicated there were four medical transports and five arrests for disorderly conduct at Tuesday’s jump. Jumping in Mirror Lake the week before the OSU football game against Michigan is a fan tradition. This year was the second year of increased regulation at… Read more

Buckeye men’s basketball looks to improve new-look defense against Camels

November 26, 2014
While the competition might not be as strong for the Ohio State men’s basketball team early on, the Buckeyes are looking to work on the changes that have come with a new season. The Buckeyes are working four freshmen into a lineup that has just three regular season basketball games under its belt. With a game against Campbell looming Wednesday night, OSU coach Thad Matta said he wants to see his team improve on one particular thing. “Movement defensively, the reads of where we are supposed to go. I think that is probably the biggest thing we took out of Sunday night’s game,” Matta said Tuesday. “We did a lot… Read more

Ohio State women’s volleyball set for final home game on senior night

November 26, 2014
Looking for its 20th win of the season, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team is set to play Minnesota in its final home game of the year Wednesday night. The No. 20 Buckeyes (19-11, 10-8) are looking to send their senior class out with a win against the Golden Gophers (18-11, 8-10). There are four seniors on this year’s women’s volleyball team: middle blocker Anna Faul, outside hitter Erin Sekinger, setter Taylor Sherwin and defensive specialist Alyssa Winner. Sekinger, who is from Columbus, said that the she’ll miss the atmosphere inside St. John Arena. “I’m just really excited to play my last home game at St. John Arena,” Sekinger said.… Read more
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Jad Abumrad of Radiolab: We can all swim through the gut churn together

November 25, 2014
Jad Abumrad, founder of the popular radio show and podcast Radiolab, made an appearance at the Ohio Union Monday to recount some of his struggles through the creative process and what they’ve taught him about finding ideas, questions and answers. Radiolab airs on more than 450 National Public Radio stations in the U.S. and is hosted by Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, according to its website. Abumrad’s background in music production shines through Radiolab’s style, as he takes sound bites from interviews, conversations, sound effects, music and more and  strings them together in a fast-paced, stream-of-consciousness form to shape a coherent story, usually on topics surrounding science and philosophy. “There’s something… Read more

Effort to Beat Michigan gets crafty

November 25, 2014
While many Ohio State students take pride in the Mirror Lake jump in anticipation of Saturday’s football game against Michigan, others choose to stay inside and craft with their Buckeye pride in mind.  On Sunday, OSU football fans gathered in the Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom West at the Ohio Union to attend the Beat Michigan Craft Night, an Ohio Union Activities Board-sponsored event. The craft night had a great turnout, said Gabby Palombaro, special events chair and a third-year in integrated language arts and English education.  Admission was free and open to the public. “We invest a lot of time in creating extraordinary experiences such as these for the students… Read more

Opinion: Ferguson decision has ‘everything to do with race’

November 26, 2014
The decision of the grand jury in the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked a clear outrage throughout America. Brown, who was unarmed at the time, was shot during the day Aug. 9 on the streets of Ferguson, Mo. Three autopsies later confirmed he had nine wounds caused by seven or eight bullets. Twelve shots were fired. The results of the grand jury: the shooter, police officer Darren Wilson, will not face criminal charges. This is a slap in the face not only to Brown and his family, but to all of America. We as a nation need to wake up and realize the underlying issue that sparked the… Read more

Opinion: Freshman, fences among 6 people you’ll meet at Mirror Lake jump

November 25, 2014
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The Mirror Lake jump is upon us, so you might as well jump, jump on it, jump! jump! jump! and whatever other ’80s or ’90s dance anthem you want to use.  Here are some people you will see at the … err … university tradition that became sanctioned but is denied as being sanctioned but acknowledged as sanctioned through imposed rules? Or, you know, the Mirror Lake jump.  Person angry about the wristbands He was mad last year, and he’s sure as hell still mad this year. These two years of being forced to wear a wristband are the worst of this person’s life.  This person feels he is the… Read more

Columbus protesters respond to Ferguson decision, demand change from Columbus police

November 26, 2014
A sensory overload had developed on the streets of Downtown Columbus Tuesday night in the name of Mike Brown and the Ferguson, Mo., uprising. Lights from police cars flashed as the cruisers blocked then-busy Broad Street, Columbus protesters initiated their first Ferguson-influenced action hollering “Hands up! Don’t Shoot!” or “No Justice, no peace! No racist police!” The event was led by several organizers, beginning with some statements near the Franklin Park Amphitheater. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson during the day in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 9. Brown was unarmed. Wilson said Brown had been uncooperative after he suspected Brown had stole… Read more

Gallery: Ferguson prayer vigil held at Ohio Union

November 25, 2014
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Buckeye News Now: Fences force Mirror Lake Monday sequel

November 25, 2014
Beat Michigan Week and the Mirror Lake Jump made for an eventful, short week before Thanksgiving Break. This episode of Buckeye News Now brings you more on the week’s events, Mirror Lake Monday, your weekly weather forecast and a deep dive into “The Game” and the AMAs from last weekend.… Read more

Lantern TV’s “Michigan Special”

November 25, 2014
Hayden Grove, along with Aaron Yerian and Andrew Todd-Smith of Chalk Talk, combine their talents in this Lantern TV “Michigan Special.” With Ohio State and Michigan preparing for another chapter in the lore of “The Game”, the guys headed to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center to talk with a former Buckeye great, Urban Meyer and the current Buckeyes to gauge the intensity of the team prior to the matchup. With the perspective of the coaches and players behind, Andrew breaks down the OSU offense against the Michigan defense, while Aaron offers his thoughts on the OSU defense against the Wolverine offense. To wrap things up, Hayden, Andrew and Aaron give… Read more