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Letter from the Editor: Best of OSU


Hello and welcome to The Lantern’s first-ever Best of OSU issue. The Lantern has tallied the votes submitted on our website to compile an issue that reflects the most memorable moments and figures of the 2015-16 academic year. The Lantern received 400 responses to our ...

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Best of OSU results: Campus and Living


Campus Best Student Organization – Student Alumni Council Runner-up: CHAARG Best General Education Course – History of Rock ‘N’ Roll Runner-up: Wine and Beer in Western Culture Best Campus Character – Bagpipe Guy Runner-up: Brutus Buckeye Best Recreation Center – RPAC Runner-up: ARC Best Campus Animal – Afroduck Runner-up: ...

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Best of OSU results: Food and Drink


Food Best Campus-area Dessert Restaurant – Buckeye Donuts Runner-up: Insomnia Cookies Best Campus-area Late-night Eatery – Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Runner-up: Buckeye Donuts Best Campus-area Pizza – Adriatico’s New York Style Pizza Runner-up:  Houndogs Three Degree Pizza Best On-campus Non-Traditions Dining Option – Mirror Lake Creamery Runner-up: Marketplace Best On-campus ...

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Best of OSU results: Entertainment

The Sports, a local band comprised mostly of Ohio State students, won Best Local Band in The Lantern's Best of OSU. Credit: Courtesy of Sierra Mollenkopf

Entertainment Best Local Band – The Sports Runner-up: Kid Runner Best OUAB Event – Free Concert with Big Sean Runner-up: Flicks for Free Best Campus-area Record Store – Used Kids Records Runner-up: Magnolia Thunderpussy Best OSUMB Halftime Show – Back to the Future (OSU vs. Minnesota) Runner-up: James Bond ...

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Best of OSU results: Sports


Sports Best Male Athlete of the Year – Ezekiel Elliott Runner-up: Kyle Snyder Best Female Athlete of the Year – Kelsey Mitchell Runner-up: Peanut Johnson Best OSU Football Game of the 2015 Season – Michigan (11/28) Runner-up: Notre Dame (Fiesta Bowl) Best Varsity Athletic Team of the Year ...

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Best Student Organization: Student-Alumni Council


Whether students are looking to get more involved in university events, student outreach or alumni outreach, the Student-Alumni Council is an organization that works with Ohio State’s Alumni Association and is dedicated to creating strong relationships among students and alumni through a myriad of opportunities. ...

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Best Outdoor Study Spot: The Oval


The Oval is located at the heart of Ohio State’s campus. Thousands of students pass fellow Buckeyes on the crisscrossed paths that have been a part of the OSU landscape for more than a century. Usually, there are people sitting under the big trees and ...

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Best Campus Character: Bagpipe Guy


With spring here and the weather beginning to warm up, Ohio State students can expect to see the well-known Bagpipe Guy playing music on the Oval. Joshua Whitson, the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System data analyst for the OSU Office of International Affairs, was ...

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Best Pizza: Adriatico’s

Adriatico's New York Style Pizza is located at 265 W 11th Ave., offering its famous "Zoni." Credit: Muyao Shen | Assistant Photo Editor

For the past 38 years, Adriatico’s has been a go-to place for Ohio State students hungry for authentic, handmade New York style pizza, thus earning it the Best Pizza award for The Lantern’s Best of OSU poll. It has been serving its famous pizza, along ...

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