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Ohio State planetarium opens roof for partial solar eclipse viewing

October 24, 2014
If Columbus got a little darker yesterday afternoon, it’s not because of clouds. The sun was blocked by the moon — a phenomenon more commonly known as a solar eclipse. Meanwhile, some Ohio State students took to the rooftop of the OSU planetarium to see the rare moment. The solar eclipse was visible in North America in different degrees. In Columbus, people were able to see a partial eclipse once it reached maximum overlapping, said Wayne Schlingman, director of the OSU planetarium. The phenomenon of a partial solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, covering part of the sun. OSU’s planetarium threw a free… Read more

Car2go raises prices, expands service

October 23, 2014
Car2go, a car-sharing service that offers point-to-point location rentals, has implemented an expansion and price increase, a company spokeswoman said. Meanwhile, some students who use the service said higher prices might mean they use car2go less. The rate per minute to use a car has increased 3 cents from 38 cents to 41 cents, said Elise Lampert, a car2go spokeswoman. Meanwhile, the hourly rate to use one of the cars has increased $1 from $13.99 to $14.99 and the daily rate has increased $12 from $72.99 to $84.99, as of Oct. 13, Lampert said. These are the first price increases since the car2go launch in Columbus in 2013. The rates… Read more

Crime brief: 14 alcohol-related incidents reported before Ohio State football game

October 23, 2014
There were 12 reports of open container and two reports of offenses involving underage persons on Saturday afternoon. The incidents were reported in the parking lots of Ohio Stadium, at the French Field House and in the parking lot of St. John Arena and Buckeye Lot. The incidents took place from approximately 12:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., which is when Ohio State’s homecoming game against Rutgers started.  Tailgaters are not permitted to have open containers of alcohol by state and city laws. A 19-year-old man was also arrested Saturday at 5:40 p.m. near the Journalism Building and charged with prohibited acts, offenses involving underage persons and criminal damaging/endangering.  There was… Read more

Concert review: Walk the Moon get back to its roots in Columbus show

October 22, 2014
Once the bubble bursts, it is nearly impossible to recapture what was there before. Walk the Moon’s bubble burst about two years ago, when “Anna Sun” became an unexpected hit and the Ohio-bred band went from waiting for its big break to seeing it unfold before its eyes. The band members toured across the country and through Europe, along the way becoming alt pop radio mainstays. Booking a Columbus show at the relatively small venue The Basement might have been the band’s way of rediscovering its roots, but there is nothing like quickly selling out a gig to remind you that there are more people who want to hear your… Read more

Review: Tune-Yards’ performance a fantastical oddity

October 21, 2014
The performance that Tune-Yards gave at the Newport was a force to be reckoned with. The experimental pop group took to the stage Monday night only months after coming through Columbus as an opener for Arcade Fire. Every member of the band on stage was clad in bright neon patterns and colors — and every one of them wielded a percussion instrument of some kind. They stood in front of a wild backdrop covered in eyes and teeth, eventually donning eyes on their own clothes. Coupling all of this with the lights and the music gave the performance a surreal, alien aesthetic. Merrill Garbus, the spearhead who started Tune-Yards as… Read more

Students from Texas have mixed reactions about going home with threat of Ebola

October 20, 2014
After at least three cases of the Ebola virus were diagnosed in Texas recently, some Ohio State students from the Lone Star state have mixed reactions about going back. “I kinda didn’t want to go back (home) for Thanksgiving break, so we’re going to go to Virginia, but I think I’m still going to go back for Christmas,” said Chris Estridge, a second-year in chemical engineering. Estridge is from Rockwall, a suburb east of Dallas. Others like Tory Berryman, a first-year in chemistry who is also from Rockwall, have said they are not too concerned about the virus. While she said she will be flying home for Halloween and Christmas,… Read more

Opinion: Taylor Swift’s use of ‘sexist,’ Beyonce’s new bangs both a little bold

October 20, 2014
This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news. Taylor drops the ‘S’ bomb Set to release her new album, “1989,” next Monday, Taylor Swift is (finally) retaliating against all those wild and wacky critics who label her as a whiney, boy-crazy looney tune who uses her past relationships as her own personal piggy banks. “That’s a very sexist angle to take,” Swift preached on Australian radio show “Jules, Merrick and Sophie” — and she’s right. “No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes,… Read more

Concert review: Christine McVie helps Fleetwood Mac stage a jubilant return to Columbus

October 20, 2014
It’s a marvel that Fleetwood Mac was even on stage to perform last night. It is a band that has gone through a great deal of emotional turmoil, and more recently, physical stress, as bassist John McVie was diagnosed with cancer roughly one year ago. Two other members have died within the last three years, one to suicide and the other to a hemorrhage. They have four members who have gone through two failed relationships (one divorce) within the band and have had several key members come and go. They even bared their emotional and romantic troubles out on their 1977 multi-platinum album “Rumours.” And when the band finally gained… Read more

Columbus Division of Police bike patrol aims to be more accessible than cruisers

October 19, 2014
While some students might be out bar hopping on a Friday or Saturday night, one group of watchdogs is out riding bikes to make sure those students — and the general public — stay safe. That group is made up of 12 uniformed officers and a sergeant working for the Columbus Division of Police. They’re known as the campus walkie crew, and their goal is to be bicycle-borne for most of their time on duty, Columbus Police Commander Christopher Bowling said. Sgt. Patrick Shaffer of the Columbus Police bike patrol said the patrol is the best there is. Several days a week, these officers are out pedaling and patrolling, mainly… Read more

Ohio State to grow some produce for dining halls on campus

October 19, 2014
Ohio State Dining Services launched an initiative this fall to ensure that select produce prepared and served by campus dining halls will be locally grown, right on OSU soil. “Food is a meaningful thing,” said Zia Ahmed, senior director of University Dining Services. “It’s a lot more meaningful because it’s grown in our own backyard.” Howlett Greenhouse on OSU’s West Campus is set to be home to lettuce, kale, basil and other “lettuce-type” crops used for student consumption, said James Metzger, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science professor and chair. Produce will be planted, cared for and harvested by both volunteers and students within the Department of Horticulture and Crop… Read more