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Dance department’s winter show challenges repetition

January 29, 2015
From protests in Ferguson, Mo., and going to church, to repetition and stillness, the Ohio State dance department’s winter concert will give students the space to express a variety of their ideas and inspiration. The department’s first production of 2015 features the work of nine student choreographers and their respective exploration of their craft with the production of “Winter Concert: Inflecting Space.” “When we’re talking about the student dance concerts, the Winter Concert is the first one up and there is another one in the spring. This is an opportunity for our students to hone the craft — this is their creative space,” said Dori Jenks, the OSU Department of… Read more

Fire reported on North Campus construction site

January 20, 2015
A construction vehicle caught on fire at a North Campus construction site Tuesday evening. No one was hurt, said Lt. Pete Dragonette of University Police, and the only damage was to the construction vehicle itself. The vehicle was near a building under construction, but there was no structural damage to the building, he said. The construction vehicle, a boom crane, was a “total loss,” Dragonette added. Dragonette said the police department did not have a cause of the fire yet. “The construction workers were done for the day, and the vehicle just caught on fire,” Dragonette said. Students and staff walking by saw columns of smoke and white steam as… Read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrated with march and service

January 19, 2015
Nearly 47 years after his death, Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered at Ohio State for his support of nonviolent expression and the changes he helped bring about during the Civil Rights movement. About 25 students gathered at the Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march of remembrance. Participants marched to the Ohio Union, where university buses transported them to the King Arts Complex, a cultural and educational center located on the near east side of Columbus. From there, they marched to the Lincoln Theatre, a performing arts space situated in Columbus’ King-Lincoln district, and joined the City of Columbus’… Read more

Goal posts torn down, tear gas used, several arrested after National Championship win

January 13, 2015
While confetti rained down on the national champions in Arlington, Texas, tear gas filled the air in Columbus. Columbus Division of Police used pepper spray and a SWAT team deployed tear gas on High Street as Ohio State fans swarmed the campus area — High Street, Mirror Lake and Ohio Stadium in particular — in a celebration over a national title victory. OSU won against Oregon, 42-20, to win the National Championship on Monday night in Arlington, Texas. According to a Tuesday press release from Columbus Police, approximately 200 people were involved in a break-in at Ohio Stadium, which resulted in damage to an entrance gate and a goalpost being… Read more

In wake of National Championship win, campus life, classes carry on

January 13, 2015
After Ohio State won the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night, for the most part, classes went on as normal Tuesday morning. “People need to remember that most of us did come to play school,” said Becca Freeman, a second-year in psychology and pre-dentistry, talking about celebrations on High Street after the Oregon game that were broken up by police. “I was actually surprised by how many people showed up to my 8 a.m.,” Freeman said. “It was only half-full, but organic chemistry wasn’t probably the first choice of students who had just watched Ohio State win the national title.” Others students, like Kevin Branco, a second-year… Read more

Buckeyes cheer on football team at Ohio Union

January 13, 2015
More than 1,000 miles north of Dallas, a stadium-like atmosphere reached the Ohio Union, where Ohio State fans on campus attended a watch party Monday night to cheer the Buckeyes on to their eighth national championship. About 1,000 Ohio State fans wearing scarlet and gray gathered at four locations in the Ohio Union for the official College Football Playoff National Championship watch party. Students who attended the watch party were treated to free pizza, cookies, drinks and snacks. More than 300 people watched the game in the Union’s performance hall, the biggest of the party’s four locations. Other events were held in Meeting Room Three, the U.S. Bank Conference Theater… Read more

Ohio State’s 8th national championship an ‘unreal feeling’

January 13, 2015
ARLINGTON, Texas — Not many people expected the Ohio State football team to be standing at the podium on the winning side of the National Championship at the start of the 2014-15 season. Not even coach Urban Meyer. “To say we had this vision back in September or even August, not a chance,” Meyer said. “I thought this was a team that would battle and battle and find a way to win a bunch of games.” Despite that, Meyer said the challenge he posed to his team at the end of the 2012 season is now finished. “The chase is complete. These guys accepted their final mission and did it.… Read more

Storify: National Championship post-game reaction around Ohio State’s campus

January 13, 2015
After Ohio State beat Oregon, 42-20, Monday night to win the national title, many students took to campus to celebrate. [<a href=”//storify.com/thelanternosu/national-championship-post-game-reaction-around-oh” target=”_blank”>View the story “National Championship post-game reaction around Ohio State’s campus” on Storify</a>]… Read more

Ohio State storms back to roll Alabama, 42-35, in College Football Playoff semifinal; set for Oregon in title game

January 1, 2015
NEW ORLEANS — Ohio State booked its ticket to the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship after coming back from a 15-point deficit to top No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee said the Buckeyes proved they belong among the nation’s elite with the 42-35 victory. “We’re back. We’re back,” Lee said after his defensive MVP performance. “Those that thought we were gone, we’re back. Be afraid, be very afraid.” Coach Urban Meyer agreed with Lee and added that his team validated its ability. “They’re good enough,” Meyer said after the game. “That was a sledgehammer game, that was a classic, so we are good enough.”… Read more

Ohio State preparing for ‘one-game season’ in 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl semifinal against No. 1 Alabama

December 31, 2014
NEW ORLEANS- After 13 games, two Heisman candidates lost to injury and the death of a teammate, the Ohio State football team is preparing for a chance to play in the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Standing in its way is the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1, 7-1), a program that has won three national championships in the last five seasons. OSU coach Urban Meyer, who has faced Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide three times in his career, said Tuesday that he is looking forward to the challenge. “I think it’s just a great opportunity,” Meyer said. “We’re very well-balanced, as are they. I think we’re one… Read more