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Social media app Yik Yak takes hold at Ohio State

October 19, 2014
Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter might need to make room for an anonymous forum app called Yik Yak. Yik Yak is a social media application available for iOS and Android that allows users, also known as yakkers, to anonymously publish a 200 character post — or yak — to a newsfeed visible to other users within a radius between two to 10 miles, depending on the density of the community population. Yakkers can interact through replying to and up- or down-voting yaks, which affects their visibility to other users. Yik Yak first became available to the public Nov. 6 and started out at Furman University, which co-founders Tyler… Read more

Filmmaker Jodie Mack to show ‘visual delights’ at Wexner Center

October 19, 2014
For one artist, the film is not complete until it is shown — and performed — live. The Wexner Center for the Arts is set to host Jodie Mack on Wednesday as part of its Visiting Filmmakers series. According to the center’s website, Mack has been gaining recognition and respect the past few years for her homemade 16mm films and is set to show her program titled “Let Your Light Shine.” Mack, 31, was born in London and teaches animation at Dartmouth College. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in film, video and new media at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. “I think people see her… Read more

Ohio State alumnus David Rickert continues to draw success from illustrations

October 19, 2014
As a boy, whenever David Rickert visited Ohio State’s campus, he made it a point to pick up a copy of The Lantern. Upon seeing a comic, he knew what he wanted to do. “I knew that if I went to Ohio State, maybe I could do this,” Rickert, an alum, high school English teacher and illustrator, said. Rickert drew a comic strip — called “A Box of Trees” — for The Lantern while attending OSU from 1992 to 1996. Now, Columbus residents can read comics drawn by Rickert once again. He’s being featured in Columbus Alive, published by the Dispatch Printing Company, as part of its “Sketch in the… Read more

Theater review: ‘Lion King’ lives up to hype in Columbus production

October 17, 2014
Disney’s “The Lion King.” Even if you’ve never watched the 1994 animated film, you have at least heard the name and the legacy it carries. One of those legacies is its Broadway adaptation, which opened in Columbus this week at the Ohio Theatre. I had the opportunity to see the play that has been critically acclaimed for year, with my own eyes, and it’s crystal clear why the show has gotten the accolades it has received. The musical does an excellent job of recreating the most visually captivating scenes of the movie, including the “Circle of Life” opening, Simba’s birth, “Be Prepared,” and the wildebeest run. What made the show… Read more

Concert review: Crowd makes the experience, bring energy at Bassnectar show

October 17, 2014
Let me start this article by saying that I have been to a lot of concerts. When I say a lot, I mean an absurd amount. This was my second show this week. But with all the shows I have been to, Bassnectar has been the best experience of my life. Not only was the sound quality and music amazing, but the people were the best I have ever encountered in my life. I was a little nervous going in — it was my first ever electronic dance music show, and I wasn’t sure if I would know anyone there. The doors at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion opened at 7… Read more

Infectious by design: Urban Arts Space gallery magnifies behavior of smallest life-forms

October 17, 2014
Art and science might be divided in its academic curriculum, but one Ohio State exhibition has made biology its focus. Three artists have combined their works to display the cohesion between them in a new exhibition coming to OSU’s Urban Arts Space this weekend. “Repetition Isolation: The Abundance Within,” explores a number of semi-connected organic themes, including the human form, mortality and the smallest of life-forms.   The exhibition is set to include mixed media installations, scultpture and drawings, said Bethany Haeseler, an assistant professor at SUNY Potsdam whose work is in the exhibition. It was Haeseler’s idea to create an exhibition with Molly Burke and Danielle Johns. She has previously… Read more

Opinion: Gamergate evolves into a misogynistic power struggle

October 17, 2014
Imagine a controversial speaker was coming to Ohio State, and a student threatened one of the worst school shootings in history if the event went on as planned. The event would be canceled, right? This actually happened at Utah State University. What do you think the talk was about? Religion? Racism? For the most part, it was about video games.  Thank Gamergate, a movement that with a threat has turned dissident gamers into terrorists. It began when a game developer, Zoe Quinn, had a relationship with games journalist Nathan Grayson. Quinn’s most famous game is a text adventure called “Depression Quest.” The community which would become Gamergate had been making… Read more

Columbus band Mama ‘destined not to be cool’

October 17, 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 each week. Rock ‘n’ roll changed music forever. It scared the hell out of parents, teachers and politicians, and yanked open the door to new possibilities in music. But as the decades pile up, another musical breakthrough as huge as the ‘60s and ‘70s rock explosion has been substituted with an extensive catalogue of descriptors placed in front of genre roots to portray styles of new bands. Modern musicians are running out of ridiculous adjectives, buzzwords or trends to describe and influence their sound. “We’re not… Read more

‘Ellen DeGeneres’ interview shows Shia LaBeouf as a transformer

October 16, 2014
Shia LaBeouf came out from under his paper bag last week to do an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, and I was very curious to see what he had to say. I knew it was either going to be a complete train wreck, or a success story, and I’m happy to report that LaBeouf seems to be on the right track. In case you didn’t know, Mr. LaBeouf basically went bats— crazy this year. In his words, “Man, I went through, like, an existential crisis.” No kidding, Shia. He wore a paper bag on his head reading “I am not famous anymore” to a red carpet event in February and later… Read more

Spotify study: Ohio State listens to the most classical music

October 16, 2014
If asked to compile a playlist of music that embodies the Ohio State student experience, perhaps the chorus of “Hang on Sloopy” or the bombastic sounds of the OSU Marching Band would come to mind. But what about Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” or Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries”? While a playlist filled with Mozart or Strauss might not initially evoke images of Ohio Stadium or Brutus Buckeye, a recent Spotify study has identified OSU as the U.S. university that listens to the most classical music. The study, which was conducted by music subscription service Spotify, used the music intelligence services of its newly acquired subsidiary, The Echo Nest, to track… Read more