Tag: Columbus


‘Innovative’ Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band to bring improvised sound for Next@Wex

November 20, 2014
A band coming to Columbus on Friday looks to break the concert mold. “We don’t actually do a show,” said Chris Forsyth, guitarist and composer for Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band. “The set list changes every night. It’s a living, breathing thing.” Forsyth said the amount of material available from two full albums as well as solo material from the other three members of the band allows them to change it up every night. However, the band is not limited to its pre-existing material. “Sometimes we literally just make things up on the spot,” Forsyth said. “There are things that aren’t rehearsed at all.” The band is set… Read more

Faculty and staff’s opinion of workplace culture declines

November 20, 2014
Ohio State faculty and staff’s opinion of workplace culture has decreased over the past three years, according to a recent OSU study. Meanwhile, faculty satisfaction with parking costs and satisfaction with salary also yielded results that showed a decline from previous years. The study asked for the opinion of faculty and staff and found 78.8 percent were satisfied with their position at the university — the lowest percentage recorded in response to this question since the survey was first offered every three years since 2008. According to the “Faculty and Staff Surveys: 2014 Results, 2008, (and) 2011 Comparison” report, published online by the OSU Offices of Human Resources and Institutional… Read more

Crime brief: Student tried to kick officers out of his room

November 20, 2014
Drug paraphernalia A male staff member called University Police after he smelled what he thought was burnt marijuana in a South Campus residence hall on Monday at about 11:30 p.m. When officers arrived at the room where the staff member smelled the marijuana, they saw the student who lived there coming out of the bathroom. The student, who was visibly shaking, then went into another room after pausing for a moment, according to a University Police report. The officers started knocking on the door, where they also smelled burnt marijuana. After a short time, the student came out of the other room he was in and told the officers they… Read more

Brick by brick: Lego sculptures imagine Columbus in a new age

November 20, 2014
Columbus wasn’t built in a day. In fact, it took one group of avid builders nine years to assemble. An exhibit featuring sculptures made entirely from Legos — “Think Outside the Brick” — is making its third annual appearance at the Columbus Museum of Art’s Center for Creativity starting Friday. The exhibition will explore the city of Columbus through Legos that come in many colors, sizes and shapes. The main installation is built by the Central Ohio Lego Train Club — a group of Ohio-dwelling adults who see the colorful bricks not as a children’s toy, but as an artistic and structural medium. The COLTC’s collaborative model, “Columbus: Real and… Read more

Simulation encourages students to think about hardships of poverty

November 19, 2014
Combating poverty might not be a battle beyond the reach of college students. Ohio State students can help fight against the war on poverty in Columbus, said Patricia Cunningham, OSU director of social change. “This is the 50th year of our war on poverty,” Cunningham said. OSU’s campus is located directly in the middle of many of Columbus’s impoverished areas, said Miracle McGowan, a 2014 graduate in criminal justice studies. Members of the OSU student organization Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection led a poverty simulation for OSU students Tuesday to expose them to what it might be like to live in poverty in Ohio’s capital. The simulation was hosted by student… Read more

Donatos Basement serves pizza, beer, local music

November 19, 2014
Pizza isn’t the only thing you can find at Donatos on High Street. The basement of the chain pizza joint at 2084 N. High St. holds a venue — aptly named Donatos Basement — used for a variety of events. Donatos Basement has seen everything from bridal showers to comedy events to hardcore music shows. The space features a full bar, stage, sound system and even a dumbwaiter for pizzas. Trevor Jewell, the bar manager and venue coordinator for Donatos, said the reaction to the venue has been positive. “Most of the time, (audiences are) pleasantly surprised,” he said. He said there are many other Donatos locations with party rooms,… Read more

Sports Perspective: Buckeyes withstand weather in Minnesota, hoops season begins

November 18, 2014
In the final full-length episode of Sports Perspective for the fall semester of 2014, Hayden and Franz run through the recap of Ohio State’s 31-24 win against Minnesota in Minneapolis before getting the reaction from Coach Meyer and the Buckeyes on “Meyer Monday” from the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. With all of the football action taking the forefront, men’s and women’s basketball are also in action and Franz recaps the first official game of the OSU basketball season. Also, Hayden offers an update on some exciting women’s basketball news as well.… Read more

Opinion: J-Law feeling heat of spotlight, T-Swift thriving under it

November 17, 2014
This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news. J-Law hates the limelight Ever since photos of Jennifer Lawrence headlined the recent celebrity nude photo leaks, the Hunger Games star has been speaking out about privacy, fame and the paparazzi. In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Lawrence explained the unexpected trials of being a world-famous movie star, claiming “I didn’t know that I would feel anxiety every time I open my front door.” We idolize celebrities. We look to them as models for how we should live our lives. They are our inspiration, our educators… Read more

Condado Tacos giving Columbus a test

November 17, 2014
If one wants to determine if a restaurant can thrive in cities across the country, Condado Tacos owner Joe Kahn thinks establishing it in Columbus will give the answer. His build-your-own taco restaurant is opening this month in the Short North at 1227 N. High St. Although this is the first Condado Tacos, the restaurant’s concept isn’t brand new, Kahn said. In Cleveland, Kahn was co-creator of Barrio, a taco restaurant he described as nearly identical to what he has in store for Condado. Kahn ended up selling his portion of the business and ventured to Columbus to begin his own project. “Same concept, different name,” he said. “In Spanish,… Read more

Columbus to host NCAA women’s basketball Final Four in 2018

November 17, 2014
For the first time ever, the city of Columbus is set to host the NCAA women’s basketball Final Four in 2018. The announcement was made Monday evening on ESPN2 after the women’s basketball committee visited Columbus in September. Columbus was up against Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and New Orleans in the bidding process. Each city was in the running to host the Final Four between 2017 and 2020, with Dallas getting 2017, Tampa Bay being awarded the 2019 tournament and New Orleans receiving the Final Four in 2020. Columbus has never hosted the women’s Final Four, but last hosted first round matchups at Ohio State’s St. John Arena… Read more