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The Scarlet Scoop: Tips to having a successful semester and a look back at 2014

January 23, 2015
As of Friday, there are roughly 14 weeks left in the 2015 Spring Semester. In this week’s episode of “The Scarlet Scoop,” a handful of The Lantern editors give their tips to having a successful semester, ranging from staying organized to investing in a comfortable pair of shoes. This week’s episode also features a year-in-review video, highlighting Ohio State’s most memorable moments from 2014.… Read more

The Scarlet Scoop: Cheap, new ways to buy textbooks

January 16, 2015
Buying textbooks can get expensive. For that reason, Lantern TV broke down some of the newer and cheaper ways that students can buy textbooks. One of those options is Packback Books, a website that lets customers rent textbooks for 24-hour periods. Rentals from Packback Books cost less than $5 a day. This episode of “The Scarlet Scoop” explores that and many other textbook options. Many students, faculty and Ohio State fans have been asking The Lantern editors where they can get a copy of the The Lantern‘s National Championship print edition. All of those print editions are gone and off the news stands, but there’s another print issue coming out … Read more

Opinion: Top 10 defining moments in the 2014 OSU football season

December 30, 2014
As the Ohio State football team prepares for its playoff semifinal against Alabama in the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl, The Lantern editors picked out the top 10 defining moments of the Buckeyes’ season.… Read more

Booze, books and the balance: Businesses, bars near campus rake in big bucks

December 24, 2014
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Books, bank and booze. Three things many students consider quintessential to the college experience — and all items that can be found on High Street. Yet of all three college “necessities,” it appears the latter is the most abundant. Sprinkled across a 1.2-mile stretch of the University District’s portion of High Street lie two bookstores, four banks and more than 20 bars. And that’s not including bars in the University District located about six blocks or less off High Street. Tack those bars onto the count, and the total number of off-campus bars jumps to roughly 30. And there’s more. There are also restaurants on High Street that serve alcohol,… Read more

The Scarlet Scoop: OSU community celebrates 10th anniversary of Light Up The Lake

December 5, 2014
The Ohio State community gathered at Mirror Lake Thursday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Light Up The Lake. Lantern TV talked to Ohio Staters, Inc. about what goes into making the tradition happen. We also look at a new coffee trail near campus, and a group of puppies that are coming to the Ohio State libraries.… Read more

CABS driver to return to work after hitting pedestrian

December 4, 2014
A Campus Area Bus Service driver is expected to return to duty roughly a week after the bus he was operating struck a pedestrian off-campus. Columbus Division of Police officers issued the CABS driver a citation for failing to yield and hitting a pedestrian on North Fourth Street and East 13th Avenue on Monday morning, CPD spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis said. That driver will be returning to work next week, although the incident is still undergoing a formal review process, Administration and Planning spokesman Dan Hedman said in a Wednesday email. “Transportation & Traffic Management has a thorough review process and takes every incident of this nature very seriously. This process… Read more

CABS bus hits pedestrian off-campus

December 1, 2014
A pedestrian is in stable condition after being struck by a Campus Area Bus Service bus Monday morning, according to a Columbus Division of Police dispatcher. Police received a call that a pedestrian had been hit on North Fourth Street and East 13th Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Monday, the dispatcher said. Medics took the unidentified pedestrian to Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center in stable condition, the dispatcher said. The person struck is not affiliated with the university, OSU spokesman Gary Lewis said in a Monday afternoon email. The incident report did not say if anyone besides the bus driver was on the bus at the time of the incident, the… Read more

Columbus shops collaborate to create coffee trail

November 24, 2014
For the love of coffee. That’s what it all brews down to on the Columbus Coffee Trail. “We all love coffee and we all love each other’s coffee,” said Mick Evans, co-owner of the Short North’s One Line Coffee and co-founder of the Columbus Coffee Trail. And it’s because of that love that a total of 12 Columbus coffee shops owned by seven “competing” companies have teamed up to make the Columbus Coffee Trail. The concept of the trail is relatively simple: customers pick up a card at one of the participating stores and then buy a drink or food item at four or more locations. At each stop, customers… Read more

The Scarlet Scoop: Results released from 2nd investigation into OSU Marching Band

November 21, 2014
After former Ohio State Marching Band director Jonathan Waters was fired back in July following a university investigation that found there was a “sexualized culture” within the band, OSU launched a second investigation, this time led by former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery. Now, the results from the second investigation are in. This week’s episode of “The Scarlet Scoop” has the story.… Read more

Close to home: What it’s like to be a victim of an off-campus crime

November 21, 2014
From the beginning of the school year to Thursday, University Police have recorded a total of 923 crime reports at both on- and off-campus locations, according to University Police’s daily log. Those reports included everything from public urination and underage drinking to burglaries, sexual assaults and disorderly conduct. And those crimes don’t even include the reports that Columbus Division of Police officers also took in off-campus areas. The Lantern spoke to some of those victims about what it felt like to be the target of a crime, and about what they want other people in the OSU community to know. Armed robbery It was cold outside. That’s one of the… Read more