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The Rolling Stones to play ‘Shoe in May

March 31, 2015
The Rolling Stones are scheduled to play Ohio Stadium, the only stop in the Buckeye State on their upcoming tour. The band’s May 30 stop at the Horseshoe is the second concert of a 15-city tour that will kickoff in San Diego six days prior. While the ‘Shoe has not hosted a concert since 2003, the Stones announcement makes it the third show scheduled for 2015. At the behest of athletic director and vice president Gene Smith, Ohio State has begun work to make the stadium a more active venue during the off-season. Stadium shows come with major costs, but they can bring in major dollars to the local economy,… Read more

Student films hit big screen at the Gateway

March 29, 2015
The 2015 Student Film Festival is set to be held at the Gateway Film Center on Wednesday, showcasing 12 short films from OSU students. The festival is being hosted by Ohio State student organizations Film and Video Society and Mosaic Magazine, and is the second of what the society hopes will be an annual event. The films, chosen from 35 submissions, will be screened at 7 p.m. and each will be introduced by its director. The screenings are expected to last about two hours, followed by an after-party in the Gateway’s lounge with free food and soft drinks, according to the president of OSU’s Film and Video Society, Adam Skov.… Read more

Concert review: The Gaslight Anthem keeps it simple, nostalgic in Newport show

March 29, 2015
“The last day of tour feels like the last day of high school,” said singer and guitarist Brian Fallon during a Saturday night show. The sold out concert at Newport Music Hall was the last of the Gaslight Anthem’s spring North American tour, with support from opening bands Northcote and Sammy Kay. This was the first show I had been to at the Newport as an Ohio State student. The first time I went to the venue was to see pop-punk band All Time Low for my 13th birthday. One of the things my friend and I noticed while waiting for the Gaslight Anthem to come on was that the… 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

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

Ohio State alum, pagan priest Michael Dangler plans druid celebration of Spring Equinox

March 18, 2015
In 2001, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” both made their way into theaters, and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” finished its fifth season. It was a year filled with magic, and the year Michael J. Dangler — now a priest of the Columbus Neo-Druid fellowship Three Cranes Grove after a decade of practicing Druidry — graduated from Ohio State. Dangler said he began practicing Druidry — a revival of pagan polytheism that emphasizes spiritual connection with nature —  in high school after discovering it in a Latin class, and has been following ever since. In his time at Ohio… Read more

Opinion: Being trapped in Columbus over break shouldn’t keep you inside

March 12, 2015
While many hope to get away and go to the beach, for others, going home or staying in Columbus is the only option for spring break. If you’re in that latter boat, there’s some good news: Spring is in the air and there are countless ways to explore the greater Columbus area. Whether it’s fine wine, live music, exquisite cuisine or a night at the movies, there is certainly no reason to be bored this spring break. Irish festivities Davis-Shai House outside of Newark will host the “March into Spring Irish Tea” on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include traditional Irish cuisine, live entertainment and,… Read more

Theater group encourages audience to interact about social issues

March 11, 2015
While in most plays, audience members simply sit and enjoy the show, InterACT Theatre Project for Social Change, a theater group on campus, performs with the purpose of interacting and facilitating dialogue with the audience about social issues. “The title says everything — we want the audience to interact with the actors and we want the actors to interact with who they are portraying,” said Andrew Trimmer, the undergraduate studies coordinator for the Department of Theatre and a former member of InterACT. Students do this by first creating a short performance based on a controversial issue on campus, Trimmer said. Then, the actors remain in the characters that they have… Read more

Students self-produce show at Columbus Dance Theatre

March 10, 2015
Friends since freshman year, four fourth-year dance students are producing their own concert called “Dynamic Collision” in an effort to showcase more of the talent found in the Department of Dance. “We called it ‘Dynamic Collision’ because we each come from different backgrounds of dance, and we incorporate a lot of different styles,” said Kimberly Isaacs, a fourth-year in dance and arts management. Julie Kogan, a fourth-year in dance, said one reason the group decided to do its own show was because the four wanted to create their own work and be able to get professional experience. “Even though they (the Department of Dance) do a spring concert and a… Read more