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Student safety, college costs highlighted at USG presidential debate

March 2, 2015
The two Undergraduate Student Government presidential slates debated policy initiatives Monday night at the U.S Bank Conference Theater at the Ohio Union. Michelle Bennett, a third-year in public affairs and chief of staff for USG, is running for president alongside vice-presidential candidate Noel Fisher, a third-year in political science and geography and off-campus senator and member of the health and safety committee at USG. Bennett and Fisher will be running against presidential candidate Abby Grossman, a third-year in education and organizational outreach director for USG, and Abby Waidelich, a third-year in biological engineering and senior director of public relations for USG, who is running for vice president. After a year… Read more

Potholes get USG’s attention

March 2, 2015
Every time he goes home to Cleveland, Dylan MacDowell needs his car’s wheels realigned. “It’s because my car is constantly being put through hell anywhere I drive in the (campus) community,” said MacDowell, director of student affairs for Ohio State’s Undergraduate Student Government and a third-year in English. MacDowell lives off campus and said the reason he has needed to fix the wheels on his 2000 Infiniti twice in the past year was because of the amount of potholes that he hits off campus. To deal with the problem, USG is working with various organizations to get students the resources they need to report the potholes to the Columbus Department… Read more

Ohio State competes for recycling title

March 2, 2015
If you’re caught recycling on campus this month, you could get $5 for your efforts. RecycleMania has come to Ohio State, and students can get involved without even knowing it. During the duration of the eight-week RecycleMania competition on campus, student-volunteers will be walking through different parts of campus to catch people who are recycling correctly, said Carlos Lugo, the Energy Management and Sustainability program manager. The recycling competition officially began on Feb. 1 and will continue through the end of March. RecycleMania is a national competition between universities in America and Canada to see which school can recycle the most, said Tony Gillund, the sustainability coordinator of OSU’s Energy… Read more

Opinion: 5 things to know with 2 games to go for Ohio State men’s basketball

March 2, 2015
The Ohio State men’s basketball team snuck back into the Associated Press top 25 on Monday, but just barely. Now No. 23 in the nation once again, the Buckeyes have two games to play in the regular season with their Big Ten Tournament status on the line. Yes, OSU will be in Chicago for the tournament no matter what, along with the other 13 teams in the conference, but its seed could make or break its chance at making a run. The top four teams in the Big Ten get a double bye in the tournament, and the Buckeyes will need to stay on the winning track, and get a… Read more

Indoor facility an asset for Ohio State golf during winter, in recruiting

March 2, 2015
About a year after opening, Ohio State’s $6.3 million state-of-the-art golf facility is paying dividends in more ways than one. Not only are the current OSU golfers able to practice regardless of weather, but the indoor facility is helping the coaches bring in future Buckeyes as well. “It has allowed us to recruit kids from all over the country now, where before most of the kids we were recruiting were from the Midwest or from cold weather climates,” men’s golf coach Donnie Darr said. “That stigmatism of not being able to develop your game in the Midwest because it’s cold is gone now because we do have a place to… Read more

Letter to the editor: USG election offers Ohio State students chance to vote on divestment

Letter to the editor: This Undergraduate Student Government election, undergraduates at Ohio State will have the opportunity to make their voices heard and vote on an issue that has become increasingly important nationwide: divestment for Palestinian justice. On campuses across the country, including Stanford, Depaul, Loyola, Oberlin, UCLA and UC-Davis, among others, students have campaigned successfully for the divestment of university funds from companies enabling human-rights violations against the Palestinian people. Modeled after the successful international divestment movement against Apartheid in South Africa, these campaigns have highlighted the struggles of the Palestinian people and demanded greater transparency and accountability on the part of university administrators. At Ohio State, this movement… Read more

Opinion: Are professor-written textbooks worth the cost?

March 2, 2015
Many of us are familiar with that feeling of despair that comes each semester when new textbooks drain our already low bank accounts. The National Association of College Stores estimated the average student spent about $370 on course materials for Fall Semester 2013, which is only a fraction of our financial burden as college students. We rent, borrow and sell back books to soften the blow, but this becomes impossible when classes require textbooks that are created specifically for that course. These professor-built textbooks have to be bought through Ohio State and, unlike noncustomized textbooks, we often can’t rent or sell them back because they frequently change from semester to… Read more

Gallery: the Wex hosts craft day for kids, parents

March 2, 2015
On the occasional Sunday, the Wexner Center for the Arts will open up their doors to the Columbus community, offering activities and special events for all ages. March 1’s festivities coincided with the winter exhibitions, ‘Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present’ and ‘Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1.’ Kids came in from the cold with their parents and traversed a variation of material-art mediums including felting, weaving, knitting activities, spinning yarn and more.… Read more

Some students worried after fatal stabbing reported off campus

March 2, 2015
  Some students are concerned about off-campus safety after a homicide was reported near Ohio State’s campus on Sunday morning. Officers responded to a report of a stabbing near Summit Street and Northwood Avenue on Sunday at about 3 a.m., according to a Columbus Police Department media release. They found 21-year-old John Austin Snyder “critically injured” in front of 2142 Summit St., the release stated. Snyder was transported to OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, but he died at approximately 4 a.m. Detectives arrested a suspect, 23-year-old Alexander N. Delap of East Frambes Avenue, and are in the process of executing a search warrant at the suspect’s residence. The investigation is still… Read more

Buckeyes bounce Boilermakers, 65-61, after 2nd-half surge

March 2, 2015
The Ohio State men’s basketball team overcame a 12-point first-half deficit to win its second straight game at the Schottenstein Center. The Buckeyes (21-8, 10-6) fell behind, 35-23, at halftime against Purdue (19-10, 11-5), but outscored the Boilermakers 42-26 in the second half to win 65-61 Sunday night, avenging a 60-58 Feb. 4 loss to Purdue on the road. OSU was led once again by freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, who rebounded from a first half in which he turned the ball over three times to score 17 points in the second half to lead the Buckeyes to the comeback victory. Trailing by one, Russell drove inside and scored with 58.6… Read more