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Emails indicate Ohio State knew about ‘Midnight Ramp’ tradition

December 10, 2014
A string of emails from 2009 indicate that Ohio State officials might have known about the OSU Marching Band’s “Fesler Night and Midnight Ramp” tradition several years before Jonathan Waters became the band’s director. OSU spokesman Gary Lewis sent documentation of these emails to The Lantern Thursday morning. The emails detail correspondence between OSU Marching Band leadership, University Police and the Office of Student Judicial Affairs. The emails address an alcohol-related incident that occurred the night of the Midnight Ramp event in 2009. The incident prompted police involvement and a meeting between the three departments to discuss the future of the tradition. The documents also show that the band was… Read more

Buckeye News Now: Barrett involved in domestic dispute

December 10, 2014
Our show opens with why Columbus police were called into J.T. Barrett’s apartment and features new developments in Jon Waters’ case. Also, the Buckeye football team is playoff bound and students share their reactions. Ferguson and Eric Garner protestors and finals week stress busters all make an appearance in this semester’s final episode of Buckeye News Now.… Read more

Situations at Florida State, North Carolina a reminder of potential campus emergencies

December 7, 2014
It was gut-wrenching. The bangs didn’t register as gunshots — until a frantic librarian was heard calling 911. That’s how Sarah Evans, a fourth-year in sport management at Florida State University, described her growing fear as she realized her life was in danger. Evans was just 30 feet around the corner from an entrance to Strozier Library when an armed gunman opened fire in the library on Nov. 20. In the midst of attempting to discern what was happening, she saw a man bleeding on the ground behind a desk. “I was just standing there, frozen kind of … and that’s when I was like, ‘Holy crap, I gotta get… Read more

Buckeye News Now: Karageorge remembered for passion as his teammates prepare for Big Ten title

December 4, 2014
This week’s episode of Buckeye News Now brings you an update on the developing story of missing OSU football player Kosta Karageorge’s death. In national headlines, Ferguson protestors take to campus streets and we speak to Ohio State police on how to stay safe after a recent bomb threat was made at the University of North Carolina and a gunman opened fire at Florida State University last month. We also bring you our weekly weather and sports roundup.… Read more

VIDEO: OSU defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge found dead near apartment

November 30, 2014
Missing OSU football player Kosta Karageorge was found dead in a dumpster near his apartment Sunday afternoon. The 22-year-old senior walk-on defensive lineman had been missing since Wednesday. Columbus Police attribute his cause of death to a self inflicted gunshot wound.… Read more

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

Buckeye News Now: Carmen outage cripples campus

November 13, 2014
This week on Buckeye News Now we tell you what you need to know on the Carmen outage, sit down with Cole Ledford and bring you the latest update on the Mirror Lake jump.… Read more

OSU student attacked for being gay: “Love is greater than hate.”

November 11, 2014
Cole Ledford speaks to Lantern TV on his attack, and the positive aftermath that has come from his tweets surrounding the incident.… Read more

Buckeye News Now: Republicans win big, Flu season awaits, and OSU prepares for Spartans

November 6, 2014
This episode of Buckeye News Now features a recap of our Midterm Election coverage and a preview of the Buckeyes’ latest matchup against the Michigan State Spartans. We also take a look into why college students are hesitant to get the flu vaccine and why Ohio State Taylor Swift fans and pizza lovers have a reason to rejoice.… Read more

Buckeye News Now: President Drake speaks to university senate

October 30, 2014
This Buckeye News Now covers President Drake’s speech at the university senate meeting, a candlelight vigil for Ebola, the OSU-Michigan blood drive, and a look at politics in Ohio. Also check out our snowy weather forecast and a look towards this week’s game against the Fighting Illini.… Read more