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Some students from Texas not concerned about taking precautions against 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

Ohio State alumnus David Rickert continues to draw success from illustrations

October 19, 2014
As a boy, whenever David Rickert visited Ohio State’s campus, he made it a point to pick up a copy of The Lantern. Upon seeing a comic, he knew what he wanted to do. “I knew that if I went to Ohio State, maybe I could do this,” Rickert, an alum, high school English teacher and illustrator, said. Rickert drew a comic strip — called “A Box of Trees” — for The Lantern while attending OSU from 1992 to 1996. Now, Columbus residents can read comics drawn by Rickert once again. He’s being featured in Columbus Alive, published by the Dispatch Printing Company, as part of its “Sketch in the… Read more

Gallery: OSU Homecoming 2014

October 19, 2014
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Amit Raghuvanshi, an OSU student in finance, and Chasmine Anderson, an OSU student in sociology, won 2014 Homecoming King and Queen before a game against Rutgers on Oct. 18 at Ohio Stadium. The OSU Homecoming Court consisted of 24 OSU students, 12 male and 12 female.… Read more

Ohio State celebrates 102nd Homecoming Parade

October 17, 2014
Members of the Ohio State community took to the streets in celebration of the school’s 102nd Homecoming Parade Friday. The parade — which started at Ohio Stadium and ended at the Ohio Union — featured more than 100 entries, said Carrie Miller, associate director of student activities at the Ohio Union. Student Life sponsored the parade, which includes a number of costs, including closing streets, having grandstands and providing entertainment, Miller said. However, she said specific numbers won’t be available until 30 days after the event. Many student organizations take the float construction seriously and spent long hours on the projects. Alpha Tau Zeta, also known as Farm House Fraternity,… Read more

Theater review: ‘Lion King’ lives up to hype in Columbus production

October 17, 2014
Disney’s “The Lion King.” Even if you’ve never watched the 1994 animated film, you have at least heard the name and the legacy it carries. One of those legacies is its Broadway adaptation, which opened in Columbus this week at the Ohio Theatre. I had the opportunity to see the play that has been critically acclaimed for year, with my own eyes, and it’s crystal clear why the show has gotten the accolades it has received. The musical does an excellent job of recreating the most visually captivating scenes of the movie, including the “Circle of Life” opening, Simba’s birth, “Be Prepared,” and the wildebeest run. What made the show… Read more

Medical experts: CDC made a mistake in handling Ebola

October 17, 2014
Health experts met with the members of the Central Ohio community Thursday when they tried to ease fears of the Ebola virus spreading within Ohio but also criticized national efforts dealing with the virus. “We don’t have an outbreak (of Ebola) in the United States,” said Dr. Larry S. Schlesinger, chair of the department of microbial infection and immunity at the Ohio State College of Medicine, during a panel discussion at the WOSU studios at COSI. Dr. Vicki Friemuth, director of the Southern Center for Communication, Health & Poverty at the University of Georgia and a former head of communication at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, added that… Read more