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Ohio State chosen to pilot new music app

September 1, 2014
The name “Carmen” is soon to be included both in the title of a famous Ohio State song and a new music streaming service available to OSU students.  Project Carmen is a music application that is currently signing up students from five different universities, including OSU, to test out and provide feedback on the pilot program, which is set to take place between September and December. What’s different about Project Carmen from other music streaming services — such as Pandora and Spotify ­— is that users will be able to stream music on the app, and if they like a song, they can download it — for free. “We’re creating… Read more

Roadrunners inspire Ohio State grad to derail from the trail

September 1, 2014
The water of the pond is placid; the lily pads that rest upon it glisten in a cool summer breeze, but the air remains hot. Tall grass surrounds the jagged shore at the water’s edge, obscuring an almost untouched forest. Silence pervades all, except for the chirping of an unknown bird and the whirring of odd dragonflies that seem to skip along the surface.  Suddenly, muted ripples rustle through the vegetation, and an iconic leather hat emerges from the obscuring weeds.  Without warning, the hat and the man attached to it spring through the air, and the still surface breaks with a splash as he lands amongst the pads —… Read more

Opinion: ‘Full House’ reunion rumors everywhere you look

September 1, 2014
Who could forget the final emotional scene in “Full House” when Michelle got her memory back and Kimmy surprised D.J. by bringing back Steve as her date to the prom? The sitcom ended in May 1995 after eight seasons following the Tanner family, united under one house to raise three girls after the death of the girls’ mother and their father’s, Danny Tanner’s, wife, Pam. As one of the most beloved American sitcoms of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, audiences were brought to tears as the show came to a close. Some people have been brought to tears again as news of a possible reunion spreads. The rumor is… Read more

Review: Ohio State students welcomed back to campus ‘Safe and Sound’

August 30, 2014
The “welcome” was loud and clear. Ohio State students flocked on Friday to see live performances from Captain Kidd, GRiZ and Capital Cities at the Ohio Union Activities Board-sponsored 2014 Welcome Week Concert, which was held on the now construction-free South Oval for the first time since 2010. The crowd quickly drew in when Captain Kidd — comprised of fourth-years Nate Baumgard, Eric Blaha, Nick Samson and Stew Weinland and second-year Andrew Gutierrez — opened the event with a cover of Phoenix’s “1901” and took the stage with its alternative style and musical accuracy. The band’s set introduced students to the atmosphere and music that would continue to be heard… Read more

Bagpiper heads to Oval, South Oval to practice

August 29, 2014
The Oval isn’t quite the Highlands, but that’s not stopping Josh Whitson from playing his bagpipe. Whitson, the Ohio State student immigration coordinator, has been playing his Great Highland bagpipe this week around campus, particularly on the Oval and South Oval. He’s preparing for a competition — the Ligonier Highland Games on Sept. 20 in Ligonier, Pa., where he said he’ll be playing in three solo events and competing with a band. But don’t count on his being on the Oval daily — Whitson said he doesn’t practice in one spot. “I try to move around so I don’t annoy the same people everyday,” he said Friday. “I live in… Read more

‘Sundial’ writes comedy across the Oval

August 28, 2014
“All senior BFFs were roommates as freshmen.” “We couldn’t afford Ke$ha.” “Math TAs actually don’t want you to fail.” “Bruce Springsteen teaches History of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” If you’re an Ohio State first-year student and decided to walk through the Oval on Wednesday evening, you might have been lucky enough to see these pieces of very “genuine” handwritten advice from your peers. The Sundial Humor Magazine, a student-run comedy publication at OSU, chalked a comedy piece on the sidewalk — from one side of the Oval to the other — Wednesday as a tool to recruit new writers and those interested in The Sundial. “So this is the world’s longest… Read more

Opinion: Brangelina reneges on wedding vow, Diane Sawyer takes final bow

August 28, 2014
This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news. Brangelina gets hitched Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, also known as Brangelina, were at their French estate this past weekend and finally tied the knot. The couple, who have been engaged since 2012, have six children together. This is not the first marriage for either star — this is Jolie’s third marriage and Pitt’s second. Pitt’s marriage to Jennifer Aniston ended in 2005, after rumors seemed to imply it had to do with some co-star (wonder who that was) he met working on “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Brangelina… Read more

Microscopic medicine, possible impossibilities to be displayed in Ohio State galleries

August 28, 2014
With Fall Semester under way, Ohio State’s Arts Initiative has prepared a full lineup of displays for the Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus. Planned exhibits include a look at disease, sculpture and the evolving culture of China. Running through Sept. 6 is the PULL LEFT exhibition, a collaboration between an OSU art professor and Beijing gallery Taikang Space, at the Urban Arts Space. The exhibition includes the work of 15 Chinese contemporary artists. Then from Sept. 6 to Oct. 4, the Urban Arts Space is set to display “Art in the Shadows,” a photographic exhibition by Amy Joehlin-Price, a resident pathologist at the Wexner Medical Center. The exhibit shows… Read more

Album review: Tom Petty’s political rants, bluesy jams fuse in “Hypnotic Eye”

August 28, 2014
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ masterful new record, “Hypnotic Eye,” lives up to its name. It finds the legendary rocker in fine form. It’s a mesmerizing blend of well-crafted, lo-fi rockers and ballads that are meticulously sequenced. The first four songs build on each other and hook the listener right away. “American Dream Plan B” is a punchy, no-nonsense rocker while “Fault Lines” and “Red River” are among the album’s highlights. “Fault Lines” is Petty’s terrific shot at psychedelic rock. It’s an infectious number, energetic from the get-go, with the rhythm section blasting away and long-time Heartbreakers lead guitarist Mike Campbell adding a series of fierce guitar solos to the… Read more

Ensemble steps out of comfort zone for a Collective Reaction

August 28, 2014
In an attempt to shine light on local music, The Lantern’s “Columbus’ Own” is a weekly series that will profile a new Columbus band every week.  The term “college band,” might bring images of a garage rock band to mind. Columbus band Collective Reaction, however, aims to break the mold with their modern jazz and funk sound. Ohio State alumnus Jason Deran and fifth-year in jazz studies Wes Perry founded the six-piece instrumental band in January and serve as its co-leaders. Perry said they play a genre that can be found running through other styles of music. “(Jazz) is becoming an integral part of every music out there today. There… Read more