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The Scarlet Scoop: Off-campus fire forces 10 OSU students from home

March 14, 2015
Nearly a dozen students were forced from their home early Tuesday morning after a fire broke out in an off-campus duplex. The house, located on West 9th Avenue, is now unfit to live in. While those students are searching for a new place to live, some of their fellow Buckeyes are coming to their aid. In other campus news, Brutus Buckeye is turning 50 this year. This week’s episode wishes the beloved OSU mascot a very Happy Birthday. All that and more on this week’s episode of “The Scarlet Scoop.”… Read more

The Scarlet Scoop: Ohio State sorority issued cease and desist letter after reports of hazing

March 6, 2015
An Ohio State sorority has been issued a cease and desist letter amidst allegations of a hazing incident. Reports say that some members of Kappa Kappa Gamma’s OSU Beta Nu chapter were involved in a hazing incident on campus. This week’s episode of “The Scarlet Scoop” has more details on the investigation. This week’s episode also informs you a future app that could alert students to potential threats both on- and off-campus. All that and more on this week’s episode of The Scarlet Scoop.… Read more

The Scarlet Scoop: New, diverse emojis hitting Apple iOS 8.3

February 27, 2015
Texters will soon be getting even more emojis right at the tips of their fingers. When Apple releases the new iOS 8.3, the update will come with more than 300 new emojis. One of the biggest differences in these new emojis? Race and ethnicity – and it’s causing a bit of controversy. Hannah Chenetski investigates this topic. This episode of “The Scarlet Scoop” also brings you an off-campus crime alert after a High Street business was robbed.… Read more

The Scarlet Scoop: Should classes have been cancelled due to weather? Students weigh in.

February 20, 2015
Should Ohio State classes have been cancelled? It’s a question many students around campus are asking after temperatures dropped below -20 degrees this week with wind chill. Some students wish the university would have cancelled classes, while others were grateful. This week’s “The Scarlet Scoop” also takes an inside look at Student Legal Services in the first video of a new series profiling different people and organizations around campus. All that and more on this episode of “The Scarlet Scoop.”… Read more

The Scarlet Scoop: Puppy love hits campus with Smooch-A-Pooch kissing booth

February 13, 2015
This Valentine’s Day week, puppy love was in the air. Certified therapy dogs were posted up at a puppy kissing booth, Smooch-A-Pooch, on Thursday at the Ohio Union. The dogs’ presence were meant for Ohio State students to drop by and kiss or pet the dogs – just in time for Valentine’s Day. This special holiday edition of “The Scarlet Scoop” also features many other Valentine’s Day stories, including a last-minute way to make Valentine’s dinner reservations.… Read more

The Scarlet Scoop: Coping with S.A.D.

February 6, 2015
Roughly 20 percent of people in their 20s, 30s and 40s suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or S.A.D. And according to a specialist in the field, many people suffering from the disorder have no idea they have it. This week’s episode of “The Scarlet Scoop” discusses both the symptoms and the treatment options for S.A.D. This week’s episode also features video from the Ohio State event kicking off Black History Month in the Ohio Union.… Read more

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
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