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Letter to the editor: Chipotle lines represent inequality in American society

February 23, 2015
Letter to the editor: Many of you reading this have stood in line at Chipotle Mexican Grill. We know that its lines are notably long and somewhat intimidating. But how can these long lines act as such vivid metaphors for the state of inequality in our “equal opportunity” American society? The people at the front of the line who are close to getting, or have their burrito already, get cold when the doors are opened and a breeze rolls in. The breeze rolls in because the line stretches out the door and some waiting for a burrito in the back of the line are forced to stand outside. The problems… Read more

Letter to the editor: Ohio State students should take better care of off-campus streets

February 18, 2015
Letter to the editor: As a graduate of the Ohio State University a long time ago, I occasionally get an opportunity to return to Columbus and walk around the old neighborhood. The campus looks really good; there are new buildings galore; it’s all neat and tidy. Cross High Street, however, and it’s a different story. It’s hard to believe that Ohio State students, capable of the discipline and toughness to win a national title playing sports, are also capable of leaving large amounts of rubbish in streets, on sidewalks and on front lawns. What is even harder to understand is that the residents of some streets and neighborhoods have so… Read more

Letter to the editor: BuckeyeThon 2015 dance marathon the highlight of time at Ohio State

February 9, 2015
Letter to the editor: One team. One dream. $1.23 million FOR THE KIDS. I remember the meeting when our executive board informed us that we were going to raise $1 million for the kids at BuckeyeThon’s 2015 Dance Marathon. There were chills in the room that evening because we were determined to register 5,000 dancers and raise that money. And as a graduating senior, BuckeyeThon’s 2015 Dance Marathon was the pinnacle of my college career. I never doubted the Ohio State University for a moment and truly believed that we would raise the $1 million, but what I did not expect was that we would raise $1.23 million. You could… Read more

Letter to the editor: ‘Tattoo-Gate’ a reason OSU won national title

February 4, 2015
Letter to the editor: “The story of Tattoo-Gate.” It almost writes itself. It would start with the recruitment of 6-foot-4-inch, big-armed, smooth-running quarterback from Jeannette, Pa., by a coach known for his integrity, sweater vest and winning. The end is where the story turns, with that same quarterback being shunned from the university he embodied for three years, a coach being forced out of the program whose tradition he continued and brought to new heights and many reputations being forever tainted. Years later, the Ohio State Buckeyes won the 2015 National Championship. The reasons why are plentiful and oft-discussed. But one that’s often overlooked is the scandal in 2011 that… Read more

Letter to the editor: City Year a great decision

February 4, 2015
Letter to the editor: “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” Bobby Kennedy spoke these words at the University of Cape Town in South Africa nearly 49 years ago, and yet these same ideals are still at work through the work of an organization I’m proud to have been a part of myself here in the United States.… Read more

Letter to the editor: Don’t hesitate to dial 911, police non-emergency numbers

January 22, 2015
Letter to the editor: Taking responsibility for one’s own safety, as well as the safety of the community, begins with having the proper knowledge. While it’s pretty obvious you should call 911 to report a crime in progress, it’s not so obvious to everyone which other crimes might require dialing that number. Suppose there is a suspicious person hanging around outside your apartment. You know something might not be right, but what if you’re wrong? Read The Lantern’s article from Oct. 16 titled “Masturbation, indecency incidents reported off campus” and you’ll see some real-life examples of hesitation to call the police. Note the advice given by Columbus Division of Police… Read more

Letter to the editor: Tear gas a reactive, not proactive, measure by police

January 19, 2015
Letter to the editor: Even with several minutes left of the first-ever College Football National Playoff Championship game, it was becoming evident that my school, the Ohio State University, would claim victory over the University of Oregon Ducks. The elation on campus spread like wildfire as the streets came alive with students and fans roaring and cheering with pride for their university and the state of Ohio. Thousands of revelers gathered on North High Street to celebrate this historic win. Unfortunately, the joy that we believed “death alone could still,” quickly turned into chaos and pain. Students filled the street, blocking traffic. Crowds were energetic, but not violent. The bars… Read more

Letter to the editor: Restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba is in people’s best interest

January 12, 2015
Letter to the editor: There are many great aspects of spending my winter break in Miami, Fla. While expecting to experience warm weather, beautiful beaches and a city filled with Latin American culture, I did not expect to be in Miami for the announcement of the restoration of all diplomatic relations with Cuba. Since Fidel Castro took over the island, hundreds of thousands of Cubans, including my family, have traveled to Miami in order to escape the cruelty of the regime and seek greater opportunities in America. Over the years, Miami has become know as “the capital of Latin America” because its population represents various countries from the Caribbean and… Read more

Letter to the editor: Ohio State tasked with representing Big Ten in Sugar Bowl

December 9, 2014
Letter to the editor: So tired of the Southeastern Conference schools pumping their chests. So tired of the “Roll Tide” nonsense. This is your time, Buckeye fans. Your defense is playing unconscious. All the talk is about Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper. Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith is just as effective as a game changer.  I am a Penn State alumnus. The one game on our schedule that is a must-win is OSU. That is because State College, Pa., respects Columbus and the rivalry. I am pulling for the Bucks. I hope your squad goes out and represents the conference, and shuts up the haters who say Big Ten… Read more

Letter to the editor: Ohio State needs to make students aware of counseling options

December 4, 2014
Letter to the editor: The Ohio State community was devastated by Sunday’s news of the discovery of Kosta Karageorge’s body. Kosta, 22, was a redshirt-senior walk-on for the Ohio State football team and former Buckeye varsity wrestler. He had been missing since the morning of Nov. 26, and police said he appeared to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. After spending four years on the wrestling team and this past fall on the football team, Kosta likely understood what it meant to be a Buckeye as much as anyone else. It takes a combination of talent and determination to make your way to being a two-sport varsity athlete at… Read more