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Concert review: The Newport gets rowdy with Circa Survive

March 28, 2015
On Friday night, Circa Survive took over the Newport Music Hall with their modern progressive-rock songs and impressive technicolor backgrounds. While one might think that the perfect show might be a sold out one, seeing the crowd that attended last night’s show would put that myth to shame.  There were fans scattered throughout the entire venue, filling up the general admissions floor as well as the balcony. While Circa Survive’s performance was the highlight of the night, openers Chon and Balance and Composure didn’t disappoint. An hour after doors were open and fans were comfortably inside the warm venue, San Diego natives Chon took the stage and enthralled the crowd… Read more

Pizza, Beer & Jokes tries to make fundraising funny

March 26, 2015
For some, participating in a fundraiser for a friend’s student organization can be a chore. One group aims to make it more tolerable than mere appeasement with fresh pizza, cold beer and live comedy — that’s the goal of Pizza Beer & Jokes. Pizza Beer & Jokes isn’t your typical student organization fundraiser. Instead, it’s a show, exclusively for the organization that books an event with PB&J. “PB&J’s are really exciting shows in the fact they are three separate groups coming together to create a fun event,” said PB&J member Joe Horan, a fourth-year in mathematics. “You have Pizza Rustica, providing a performance space for free, the Columbus-based comedians who… Read more

Opinion: Columbus offers many alternatives to drinking for Ohio State students

March 26, 2015
Drinking is a social event for college students. With nothing to do, nowhere to go and nothing to talk about, students are thirsty — thirsty for entertainment and adventure. More often than not, students quench their thirst with booze at the dozens of nightclubs and bars catered to the students 21 and over. But what about the students under the age of 21 who are just as parched without the same access to happy hour? Or those who simply want to break up the monotony of party-going and barhopping? Regardless of the fact that I fall one month short of being legal myself, I truly believe Columbus is a city… Read more

Ohio State students self-express in spring dance

March 26, 2015
Kylee Smith’s paternal ancestors are from Abbeville, S.C., famously known as the birthplace and deathbed of the Confederacy. A distant uncle of hers was lynched in the town square and her great-grandfather was the first African-American deputy sheriff in the county. From those family ties and stories, Smith, a second-year in dance, was inspired to choreograph her piece “Bloodlines,” which will be featured in the Ohio State Department of Dance’s spring concert, “Absolute Existence,” which features 15 undergraduate and graduate performers. “I wanted to say something about these thoughts and these feelings that I have about my ancestry, and it came to fruition in this piece,” Smith said. “It’s not… Read more

Ohio State alum has ‘Pride’ in his band

March 26, 2015
This Saturday and Sunday The Capital Pride Band will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Spring Concert Band performance at Lincoln Theater. The Capital Pride Band of Columbus, or CapPride for short, is an Ohio-based LGBT performing arts organization, with marching and concert bands featuring volunteer musicians from the Columbus area of all styles and skill levels. Since the band’s formation in 2003, membership has grown from the 28 original members to the over 90 musicians who work with the marching and concert bands. Artistic Director Leigh Briggs said that in addition to the physical growth of the Capital Pride Band, the quality of performances has improved as well.… Read more

Opinion: Dumbledore, ‘Empire,’ One Direction and Jolie make pop headlines

March 26, 2015
This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news. Rowling keeps it real A fan tweeted to the Harry Potter author Tuesday, saying ““Thank you so much for writing Harry Potter. I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is a gay because I can’t see him in that way.” Awkward silence. Then came an ultimate win of a response. JK Rowling replied, “Maybe because gay people just look like…people?” I understand people come from many different backgrounds and beliefs. But, in the words of Dumbledore himself: “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow… Read more

Opinion: Hip hop’s creativity reawakened over spring break

March 25, 2015
Drake has never been more prophetic than when he declared on his 2014 single, “0-100/The Catch-up,” that “We already got spring 2015 poppin’.” He was referring to his October’s Very Own labelmates, but he could well have been talking about hip-hop as a whole. After a year that saw few high-profile rap releases, 2015 already appears to have surpassed it. Drake put out a mixtape in February that broke the Internet and is currently prepping an album, Kanye West finally looks ready to follow up “Yeezus,” and three of the most talented young rappers currently working released new albums in the span of one week. Kendrick Lamar, 27, has been… Read more

Concert review: Blue Man Group brings new color to OUAB’s acts

March 24, 2015
I arrived at Ohio Theatre Monday, and there were tons of students eager to get into the hall to grab their seats. As the doors opened, students rushed in and ran to the front of the theatre. I’ve heard before that people in the lower deck usually have the best experience at Blue Man Group’s shows. The people in the first couple of rows where given ponchos to protect their clothing and we were left with funny slogans that ran across the screen until the show started. “They’re freaking awesome!” said Adam Todoran, a fourth-year in psychology, “I’m pretty biased because I’ve seen them before, but it’s a completely different… Read more

Opinion: Technology is detrimental to relationships

March 24, 2015
I don’t know about you, but I feel like technology is destroying our relationships. We’ve forgotten how to communicate raw emotion without emojis or memes. We resort to impersonal forms of communication because it’s easier, or more efficient, or less serious. We can’t help but stalk someone we like on Facebook or Twitter to get a glimpse into that person’s life before we actually have a solid conversation, because what’s small talk if you don’t already know everything about their life? And the biggest of all mysteries in a relationship: texting. Texting has to be the most evil of all technologies when it comes to miscommunication in relationships. While I… Read more

Opinion: Drama could lead to One Direction’s demise

March 23, 2015
Last week, Zayn Malik announced that he was taking a break from the “On the Road Again” tour because of stress. Unofficial sources even said that he’s trying to get out of the band for good. Many are pointing to the controversy over pictures that surfaced of him nestling up to a fan, when he has a fiancee, as the cause for his break, but it’s been a long time coming. Fans know that even since the early days, Malik has had trouble adjusting to the spotlight, as the shyest member of the group. Suspicions began to arise in November when he missed out on the huge album release event… Read more