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Ohio State establishes Ebola virus reporting process

October 31, 2014
Ohio State put a reporting process into effect Friday for members of the university community who might have come in contact with the Ebola virus. The process — which is consistent with that established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — was announced to the university Friday via an emailed letter from Dr. Steven Gabbe, senior vice president for Health Sciences and CEO of the OSU Wexner Medical Center, and  Dr. Andrew Thomas, senior associate vice president for Health Sciences and the chief medical officer at the Wexner Medical Center. Students, faculty and staff who have traveled in the past 21 days to any west African country heavily… Read more

Psychedelic band La Hell Gang blossoms from fertile Chilean scene

October 31, 2014
“It’s the most important thing,” said K.B. Cabala, guitarist and vocalist of psychedelic rock band La Hell Gang, at Cafe Bourbon St. before a Thursday performance. “Playing music for livings, it’s like a job for us,” said Nes Rodriguez, drummer of the band. “Like something that you need more than something that you want,” said Juan Sarwin, bassist of La Hell Gang. The three Chileans were referring to the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle they’ve laid out for themselves, resulting in their first big headliner tour. Based in Santiago, Chile, La Hell Gang is currently touring through the U.S. in support of their sophomore release, “Thru Me Again.” A couple of… Read more

A pop of culture: Comic Con to keep Columbus costumed, entertained

October 31, 2014
Halloween walkers, roamers, lurkers or biters would be best off sticking in the University District this weekend. After all, the man who portrays Daryl Dixon — highly skilled hunter and tracker in “The Walking Dead” — will be present downtown. Not to mention, Freddy Krueger will be lurking.  Ohio’s annual Comic Con ­is set to fill the Greater Columbus Convention Center with art, merchandise, costumes, vendors and more than 60 celebrity panels Friday through Sunday. Actors from hit television shows, including Norman Reedus (aka Daryl Dixon), Andrew J. West and Steven Yeun from AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” “Charmed” actresses Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs, as well as Giancarlo Esposito… Read more

Opinion: Women’s ‘sexy’ costumes absurd, often worn in bad taste

October 31, 2014
It’s Halloween, which unfortunately that means we are about to be subjected to a lot of tasteless costumes. Last weekend, I went out with a friend of mine to go shopping for costumes at Spirit Halloween, located at 1624 N. High St. We were shopping for a wig for my friend’s costume, but we couldn’t help but notice — and be disgusted by — the female costumes on display. It seemed as if the costume designers either ran out of fabric or thought that all women on Halloween want to bear their legs under skirts during brisk October nights. The movie “Mean Girls” became a pop culture phenomenon after its… Read more

Concert review: Mary Lambert gives inspiring performance in Columbus show

October 31, 2014
One can hardly begin to describe Mary Lambert. Charismatic, witty, charming and immensely talented are a few words that come to mind ­— but these are just the tip of the iceberg. I had the pleasure of seeing her perform Wednesday at the A&R Music Bar on Neil Avenue ­— a rather intimate venue for an artist of her caliber — with a congregation of less than 100. One might remember Lambert from rapper Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ song “Same Love.” This same song was performed at the Grammys with the assistance of Madonna while couples of various races, ages and sexual orientations were married by entertainer Queen Latifah. Opener… Read more

Theater review: Lights, camera, Buddy — charismatic actor redeems musical’s foibles

October 30, 2014
“City of Angels” is a grand affair that pulls out all the stops to make us feel as if we are on a Hollywood set while immersing us in the world of the movie. The play is a collaboration between the School of Music and the Department of Theatre, that features a writer in Hollywood struggling to adapt his novel about a 1940s detective into a screenplay. I was rather impressed with all of the elements used to make the viewer feel as if they are watching a movie. Before a single character arrived on stage, opening credits was played, introducing the show like you would find at any movie… Read more

High Street sees an uptick in homeless population around campus

October 30, 2014
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Every day on his way to class, Alex Castrey walks by rows of Greek houses, stores on High Street and homeless people. But lately, he’s noticed something different on his route. “I think there’s been an increase, definitely,” Castrey, a second-year in finance, said of the homeless people he passes each day. Castrey isn’t the only one to take notice of this rise in the off-campus homeless population. It’s a difference officers on the Columbus Division of Police force have reported to their commander, too. Columbus Police Commander Christopher Bowling said that since the spring, many of his officers have told him about more and more homeless individuals establishing roots… Read more

The Chop Shop aims to bring upscale burgers to university district

October 30, 2014
Students who are reeling from the closing of Red Robin’s Burger Works need not fear. There is a new burger joint opening to offer a different type of burger experience. The Chop Shop has been under construction since July, at 2195 N. High St., next door to the Buffalo Wild Wings located at 2151 N. High St. In an area with several burger joints — Wendy’s, McDonald’s and Five Guys — The Chop Shop hopes to offer high-quality ingredients in a high-energy environment. “The quality of our food is going to be above and beyond what anyone is putting out,” said Sean Bannan, general manager of The Chop Shop. “A… Read more

Gallery: The Pretty Reckless at the Newport Music Hall

October 30, 2014
Rock band The Pretty Reckless performed for a crowd Oct. 28 at the Newport Music Hall.… Read more

Restaurant review: Short North’s The Table offers inventive, diverse menu

October 30, 2014
A heaping portion of Mystery Meat à la carte, a splash of Special Sauce atop a bed of — is that lettuce? Rice? Such is the menu — an eerily tasty blur of mysterious mediocrity — at myriad campus operations. But never fear: If you care about what you’re ingesting, a number of nearby off-campus venues serve up fresh, farm-to-table fare. One such venue? The Table. Driven by the mantra “Fork responsibly,” a commitment to local and environmentally conscious sourcing, this surprising and simple Short North venue serves up high quality food in an intimate, refreshing environment. Situated at 21 E. Fifth Ave., it’s just a quick bus ride down… Read more