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Gov. John Kasich’s decision to skip gubernatorial debate draws mix of criticism, praise

October 21, 2014
For the first time in more than 30 years, an Ohio gubernatorial debate will not include a Republican candidate — something that party opponents are criticizing, while an expert said it might be the right move for the GOP. Democratic candidate Ed FitzGerald and Green Party candidate Anita Rios are set to debate at the City Club of Cleveland on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Kasich, the Republican incumbent, declined to participate, according to the Club’s website. This is the first Ohio gubernatorial debate that won’t feature one of the major parties since 1978, according to The Toledo Blade. It is also the first to feature a Green Party candidate, according… Read more

Ohio State tailgate recycling program looks to help football fans sort trash

October 21, 2014
To continue with a goal of being a “Zero Waste” school by 2030, Ohio State has launched the tailgate recycling program aimed at recycling materials come gameday. And other sustainable practice initiatives at and around Ohio Stadium have been created to divert football gameday waste from landfills as well, said OSU spokeswoman Alison Hinkle. “Zero Waste” means diverting 90 percent or more material from the landfill by recycling, composting and repurposing, Hinkle said in an email. OSU launched “Zero Waste” at Ohio Stadium in 2011 to decrease gameday waste. But while “Zero Waste” is inside the stadium strictly, which involves compost recycling only,the surrounding area in the tailgate lots that… Read more

Opinion: 5 keys to Ohio State’s matchup with the Nittany Lions

October 23, 2014
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In 2013, the Ohio State football team beat a reeling Penn State squad, 63-14, at Ohio Stadium. About a year later, the Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0) and Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-2) are set to face off again. But this time around, Penn State is free of NCAA sanctions including a revoked postseason ban and likely looking to avenge its big loss last season. The Lantern sports editors picked five keys to the matchup that could either spark the Buckeyes or help the Nittany Lions turn around their season. 1. J.T. Barrett vs. Christian Hackenberg Barrett is OSU’s redshirt-freshman phenomenon while Hackenberg is a true sophomore with all-world potential. The two are… Read more

Opinion: Cleveland Cavaliers fans do not have reason to celebrate — yet

October 23, 2014
Cleveland sports can be described as many things. Depressing, gut-wrenching and eternally simultaneously optimistic and pessimistic are just a few. One thing the three major professional teams in Cleveland cannot be called with a straight face is cool. Being uncool comes with the territory of the city’s championship drought, turning old enough to receive an AARP card this coming December. And yet, the Cavaliers are somehow now the “cool” team in the NBA. And I’m not sure I’m crazy about the way that feels. It goes beyond being the title favorites in Las Vegas the season after receiving the first overall pick in the draft. There’s nothing I want to… Read more
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Opinion: ‘Billboard’ shakes off men, makes it all about the babes

October 23, 2014
If you have checked the Billboard Hot 100 chart recently, you might have noticed that the top five spots belong exclusively to female artists. You might not have known it’s an unprecedented phenomenon. “For the first time in the 56-year history of the Billboard Hot 100, solo female artists have occupied the top five positions on the chart for six consecutive weeks,” according to a Billboard article by Melinda Newman. Two of those songs include guest spots by other female artists, so there are eight women who have been running the show. Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” leads the pack, followed by Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” Iggy Azalea’s… Read more

Opinion: Renee Zellweger’s about-face needs explanation

October 23, 2014
Since I have thick, curly and unwieldy hair, I typically let it do its own thing post-wash. When I decide to intervene with a blow dryer, though, people audibly freak by the noticeable difference. And that’s just my hair. I just blow dried my hair, and I have people from all sides of campus going, “Oh my God — I love it! Did you get a haircut? Brazilian blowout? Is that a wig?” A public reaction isn’t what I expect, let alone aim for, when I blow dry my hair, but I understand it as a natural response of curiosity when someone looks different — not better, but perhaps enhanced… Read more

Letter to the editor: OUAB should stop funding partisan events with student activity fee

October 23, 2014
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Letter to the editor: As Ohio State’s College Republicans, we understand and respect that the university will bring speakers to campus whose viewpoints do not align with our own. Often those speakers are politicians, professors or other greats in their respective fields. These individuals provide an account of his or her own knowledge and create an environment of learning based on years of experience. Josh Fox is not one of these individuals. Who is Josh Fox? He is the environmental activist and documentarian responsible for “Gasland,” a film that seeks to discredit hydraulic fracturing practices (or “fracking”) through largely anecdotal evidence. It is Oscar nominated, yes, but there is no… Read more

Letter to the editor: People must be responsible for their own safety

October 19, 2014
Letter to the editor: The Lantern has been covering some pertinent stories on crime around OSU. However, it was editor Liz Young writing about the burglary of her apartment in the Sept. 28 Lantern that really got my attention, especially in how she wrapped it up: “I have an endless number of questions and I feel like none of them will be answered anytime soon. So for now, as the police told me, we just have to be extra careful. “Whatever that means.” Good point! What does it mean to be “extra careful”? I’ve read many a crime prevention handout echoing the sentiment: “Be alert.” A recent one I saw… Read more

Review: Tune-Yards’ performance a fantastical oddity

October 21, 2014
The performance that Tune-Yards gave at the Newport was a force to be reckoned with. The experimental pop group took to the stage Monday night only months after coming through Columbus as an opener for Arcade Fire. Every member of the band on stage was clad in bright neon patterns and colors — and every one of them wielded a percussion instrument of some kind. They stood in front of a wild backdrop covered in eyes and teeth, eventually donning eyes on their own clothes. Coupling all of this with the lights and the music gave the performance a surreal, alien aesthetic. Merrill Garbus, the spearhead who started Tune-Yards as… Read more

Derrick Rose steals the show; LeBron, Cavs take the game

October 20, 2014
Even though it wasn’t a regular season game, NBA action at the Schottenstein Center was in full swing as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, 107-98. The player many people undoubtedly came to see — Cavs forward LeBron James — did not disappoint as the Akron native totaled 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go along with seven rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes of play. James said playing in front of the Central Ohio crowd was special. “It was great, it was great to be here. It is great to have these fans and for us to put on a show for them,” James… Read more

Sports Perspective: LeBron James, Cavaliers come to Columbus

October 21, 2014
It was another busy episode of Sports Perspective, as we go from the gridiron to the court to the ice. First, we take a look at the recap of Ohio State’s 56-17 victory over Rutgers from assistant Sports Director Aaron Yerian before Hayden takes us to the Schottenstein Center for a glimpse of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers before hockey reporter Evan Szymkowicz takes us through the Buckeyes loss to the Miami University Redhawks on the ice.… Read more

Cavaliers defeat Bulls in Preseason Game at the Schottenstein Center

October 21, 2014
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers came to Columbus for a preseason game against the Chicago Bulls on Monday and Lantern TV was there to give you the rundown of the entire day of action at the Schottenstein Center. Check out this recap, featuring Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Cavs head coach David Blatt, as well as plenty of footage of LeBron James himself.… Read more