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Dear reader, I love the holiday-heavy time of the year. If you’re the kind of person that isn’t good at checking in with yourself regularly, then surrounding yourself with friends and family is the perfect catalyst to spark all those thoughts about your own growth this past year. There are family members that oh-so-kindly notice how you’ve changed your diet. Friends who remember the dreams you had of moving to a big city after college. Siblings who remind you that making music and playing video games are some of your favorite things to do on a Sunday morning. So after all the holidays have passed and you roll into the spring semester, don’t completely brush off the notes you made back home. They can be just what you need to build your new year’s resolutions. (Even if they’re not formal, it’s nice to have a check-point.) Based on my own checkpoint this year, here’s the list I’m compiling… 1. Buy more flowers to have at home. 2. Be mindful of the foods you’re eating. Not like calories-wise, but for the love of god who is a woman (tea), stop eating your allergens and getting gross, dry, puff y lips. When you beat that hurdle, then we’ll talk greens. 3. Play more board games and learn how to play poker. Like, confidently. 4. Every week, spend at least one night out with friends, and one night in, alone. Fix the FOMO you’ll get if you don’t go out at all, and prioritize the mental health memoirs you’d be putting off by seeing someone every day. 5. Become a regular at a local breakfast place. 6. If you feel the need to shop compulsively, buy something for someone else. It’ll help the shopper’s guilt and bring you closer to someone you care about. 7. Tweet once a day. (You know, for writing reps.) 8.Build something of your own outside of work. Your songs, your social media, your journal, your fitness, something creative and personal that pushes you aesthetically and makes you feel like you’re productive when you’re home from work. 9. Keep iced coffee at home. 10. Visit family more often. Sometimes it’s nice to go home and feel like you’re someone’s kid again and not someone who’s entirely responsible for their own success and demise. Take notice that people are supporting you in the ways they can. Whether it’s about losing weight (healthily), being mindful, or kicking your ass into gear, I wish you all the best of luck with your goals, dreams, and habits this year. (And remember that when the election comes, you don’t have to be a part of every political conversation.) Here’s to 2020!

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BIG PICTURE The writing is on the wall for Ohio State. We stand with the survivors of Richard Strauss. Learn more about the OSU physician’s horrendous actions and the fight for justice at holdohiostateaccountable.org. Photo by Ethan Clewell

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Ohio State and the wide city of Columbus are never short of events, but searching through them all is a chore. We’ve compiled a list of the most worthwhile places you need to be coming up this month, hand-picked by the editor. Some of these favorites are on campus, so if you know, you know, but sometimes you just need a break from college life, and you just gotta go off-campus. We hear both needs, Buckeyes.

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Spring Student Involvement Fair IYKYK

// Ohio Union

As a passionate former involved™ student, I think the involvement fairs are the most opportunistic times of the year. Though it’s smaller than the autumn fair, if you just transferred to Ohio State or still feel like your OSU experience is missing something, there’s no harm in checking out the mini-Buckeye families you could be missing out on.



I will stand by this business until I die. Who else is going to host a friggin drunk powerpoint night? Grab one of their finest margaritas (they’re baller) or a glass of wine and post-up in front of the stage for a cozy night of youthful entertainment tucked away from a frozen campus.


Broadway in Columbus: Jersey Boys G2G


Don’t waste your money visiting Universal Studios, save that for spring break. Visit COSI’s version of the wizarding world of Harry Potter at one of their 21+ after dark nights this month! Bring your robe, your wand, and your magic. (The drinks will make you think you have magic eventually, I’m sure.)


// Ohio Union Grand Ballroom

& Performance Hall It’s not just about playing school once the spring hits. Whether you’re trying to grab a summer internship or a fullon career, go to the career fair. Even if you’re not on the hunt right now. Nothing beats the networking practice or the chance to learn more about entry-level positions looking for y-o-u.


Wellness Series: Recipe Rookie to Supermarket Savvy // Ohio Union Barbie Tootle

Stop putting off your responsibilities as an adult, and learn how to cook. Start off the month by messing around with some simple stuff during syllabus week, get acclimated with your kitchen, then attend this event to dig a little deeper into healthy grocery store habits. You deserve better than gas station Subway sandwiches every day.

If you’re not sure how to start off that “get fit” new year’s resolution, start with something fun like dancing. Don’t even pressure yourself to trek all the way to the RPAC, just check out OUAB’s Unionhoused dance class that mixes highenergy choreography with kickboxing and barre.




// Ohio Union Dance Room 1

Gotta Go

2020 Career Fair


OUABe Fit - Dance IYKYK


// Palace Theatre

As someone who grew up listening to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, I have a major soft spot in my heart for Jersey Boys. If you see any show this month, let it be this one. (D-tix at the Union have already sold out, if that tells you anything about the show’s popularity!)


Boozin' In Your Onesie Bar Crawl G2G

// Arena District

Miss out on all the Christmas crawls in Columbus because you went home for break? Worry not! Your next best crawl to look out for is this one right here. Get your coziest onesie, or buy the most ridiculous one you can find online, and get crawling.

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(614) Restaurant Week G2G

// All around Columbus

Put that Christmas cash to good use and explore all the renowned Columbus restaurants you’ve yet to visit this year! Appetizers, main courses, and desserts will be served at discounted prices all week, so take advantage of them and bring the house.


Columbus Donut Fest G2G

// Strongwater Food and Spirits

Happy hour tickets for 4-6 p.m. are only $12, and it gets you a star-quality donut, commemorative mug, and a donut box for all the treats you pick up along the way. Expect to snag coffee samples, live entertainment, and donut-themed surprises. Get your sugar high on!


fter being bombarded with finals, our followers have been s-t-r-e-s-s-e-d! After a good holiday break, OSU Crush is here to remind you to take in the little things that remain beautiful about this campus. Things like the romantic glow that shines off of the clocktower, or the way Justin Fields twists his torso when firing a shot into the endzone, and even the eloquent way type-A students send out study guides to the entire class through Carmen. It’s these things that make us crush for you guys even harder, and we expect nothing less this year. BY 1 8 70 S TA F F








That moment when Justin Fields threw a touchdown after we all thought he was out for the season

shoutout to my roommate for waking up at 4:30 am and thinking he was late to his final at 4 pm


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Who would win in football, OSU or Bengals? Like for Buckeyes, RT for Bengals

Anyone who makes a study guide for a class and then emails it to everyone else... you are the real heroes

Chase Young, Justin Fields, and JK Dobbins

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not the stairs in thompson, for making me literally gasp for air after i get to the top

OSU Club Football team for winning the national championship!! Congrats guys!

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The girl wearing a pink sweater on the oval with the giant red dog. I think your name was Emily Elizabeth? 6 RTs | 225 likes

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Happy New Year! It’s a new year and a new decade! All of the signs are going through changes, so get ready. This time of year is for reflection, so let’s get drunk and existential! No matter how big and scary life might seem right now, chances are you’ll probably have more figured out soon. Maybe.







Independent, disciplined

Original, uncompromising

Affectionate, empathetic

Challenges are coming your way, honey. You’re tough, but this month you need to know your limits. Celebrate your birthday and enjoy yourself, but make sure that you keep a steady head. Time at home might be rough this month, but remember to breathe, and don’t pick too many fights. A lot is going down this January, but if you keep your head up, you’ll start this new decade off right! Your drink this month is The Stinger.

It’s Chaos Time! This January is going to be crazy for you, Aquarius. You’ll find yourself craving stability, but only you can provide that to yourself. Focus your energy and your creativity on concrete goals, and you will see success. Self-discipline is the name of the game. Your drink this month is the Leap Year Cocktail.

Let’s be honest. You’ve been in a rut. It’s time to change that. This month, strive to find something new that fuels your passion. Start a new job or try a new hobby. Whatever helps you reconnect with yourself is a good start. Don’t be afraid to say “no” when you need to, though. Make firm decisions and stick with them. They’ll lead you in the right direction. Your drink this month is a Cranberry and Cinnamon Whiskey Sour.

How to: Make a mix of half brandy and half white crème de menthe.

How to: Mix up 2 oz. of gin, ½ oz. sweet vermouth, oz. orange liqueur, and a squeeze of lemon for a sweet start to the next decade!

Gemini Taurus

MAY 21-JUNE 21

APRIL 20- MAY 20

Versatile, curious

Dependable, sensual

Love is the word for you this month! Self-love is important, so focus your resolutions on that. Avoid over-thinking things and trust your heart when it comes to love this month. Your heart won’t lead you astray. Your curiosity is strong right now, so let it lead you to the opportunity you need. Your drink this month is the Good Luck Charm Cocktail.

The New Year provides the perfect time for reflection. When you explore your priorities, you may find that they’ve changed. There may be some disagreement amongst those you are close to about whether or not you’re making the right choices. Follow your heart and your head. You will make the right choices. Your drink this month is a Gin Flourish. How to: The weird part about this drink is the blackcurrant, so find some blackcurrant syrup or soda and mix that with 1.5 oz. of gin for an (almost) grape flavor.

How to: Whiskey (1.5 oz.), limoncello (¾ oz.), and sour mix (2 oz.) are going to be your good luck charms this year! Add some spearmint leaves for an extra kick.

Libra Virgo AUGUST 23-SEPTEMBER 23

Loyal, analytical The beginning of this year is the time to focus on your happiness. You have a tendency to worry, but let go of your fears for this moment. Live your life and say “yes” to those guilty pleasures. The planets are set to bring you rejuvenation and energy to focus on the things that need to get done AND the things you want to do. Your drink this month is the Tiffany Mimosa. How to: Holly Golightly could NEVER! But she never parties alone, so you’ll need some blue curaçao (about ¼ cup), a bottle of champagne, and 2 cups of lemonade. Add a lemon slice for a nice garnish.


Social, fair-minded 2019 was big for you, Libra. It’s time to take a month off. January is gonna be cold and gross, so you might as well cocoon yourself inside for most of this month. It is going to be an emotional rollercoaster, so it’ll be good to give yourself some much needed “me-time.” By the end of the month, you’ll be back to your social ways and ready to explore some new opportunities! Your drink this month is a Drunken Peanut Butter Cup. How to: Okay. Here me out. Combine vodka and Reese’s pieces. Let chill overnight and then strain. Pour the Reese’s-infused vodka (3 oz.), milk (3 oz.), and chocolate liqueur (2 oz.) over ice. Add chocolate syrup if you want a bigger sugar high..

How to: Pour a shot of whiskey and add a splash of lemon juice, with equal parts orange and lime juices. Add some cranberries and cinnamon sticks for the perfect sweet and strong mix.

Cancer JUNE 22-JULY 22

Compassionate, protective It’s time to let go of the past, Cancer. Time is quick and sometimes a bitch, so try to ignore it for now. Be ambitious! Tackle some goals that you’ve been too worried about in the past. Fitness goals are extra hard, but you’ve got this, baby. Mental health isn’t to be forgotten, though. Treat yo’ self. Your drink this month is the Silver Sangria. How to: For a group serving, start with a bottle of sauvignon blanc, gin (8 oz.), white grape juice (4 oz.), and sugar. Add grapes and apple slices and chill it overnight. Top it off with some club soda and voilà!


Passionate, stubborn, resourceful Scorpio, your wishlist is loooooooong this month, and it’s going to take some hard work to achieve everything that you want. A few jobs this month are going to require less analytical thinking and more creativity. It’s a time to let loose, have some fun, and let your emotions flow. I know you’re probably skeptical, but try it. See what happens. Your drink this month is an Amaretto Fizz. How to: Measure out half amaretto and half orange juice, and top with sparkling wine. Nice and simple.


Aries MARCH 21-APRIL 19

Dynamic, competitive This month is going to challenge those New Year’s resolutions you just made, but once you work through that frustration, you will find that you’ve grown from the experience. A wave of creativity will help you through the challenges that you face. Show your kindness this month and the world will return the favor. Your drink this month is a Fireball Hot Toddy. How to: Use honey and lemon for a calmeddown Fireball beverage. A touch of warm caramel adds the perfect sticky sweetness.


Dramatic, confident Work hard, play hard. Darling, you gotta start this year out with a bang. Be dramatic. Live in that spotlight. Take what you deserve. Just remember to take care of yourself or else you’ll burn out. You’ll find reality checks coming at you from different angles. Transformation is coming, and though it can be rough, you’re strong. Your drink this month is Confetti Champagne. How to: 6 oz. of vanilla vodka, a bottle of champagne, and 20 oz. of sprite are a bit of an odd mix, so top the rims with pop rocks and make it even more chaotic!

Sagittarius NOVEMBER 23-DECEMBER 21

Optimistic, generous, adventurous Ooh, yes! You are still riding high, Sag, and things are going your way! If you’ve got anything weighing you down, let it go. You have so much potential right now. Be willing to admit when you make a mistake, and nothing can stop you! Personal growth is yours to achieve if you set goals and stay on track. Your drink of the month is a Champagne Margarita. How to: Combine 1 oz. tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice, each. Fill the rest of the glass with champagne, and add lime garnishes to finish it off. 1870 MAGAZINE • JANUARY 2020 • 1870mag.com


How to Make a Good First Professor Impression BY A N O N Y M O U S


t’s just like I always say: new year, new ways to f*ck up. But this doesn’t have to always be the case, right? Lucky for you, I am both an instructor AND a student at OSU. This dual role allows me to get an inside look into how the academic sausage is made. Trust me, it sucks. However, I am now in the position to help make sure that you don’t come off as a total tool-bag to your professor. I think most instructors will agree they’re less likely to consider giving a student who has been a thorn on their side the 0.5 point bump they need to meet the A-. You know what I mean? So, without further ado, here are a few suggestions of ways you can make a good first impression on your professor.


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Outside of Class 1. Go to office hours at least once.

If we can recognize you, and know you as more than a face in the crowd, we’ll give you the benefit of the doubt if you ask us to cut you some slack. If you’re that one student who sits in the corner and is constantly talking or not paying attention, we’ll think twice about it.

2. Read. The. Syllabus.

For the love of John Snow’s right nipple hair. PLEASE read the syllabus. The answers to your questions will most likely be there. Don’t just send an email willy-nilly without trying to find an answer to your question first.

3. Speaking of email… follow the general rules of email etiquette.

Use the professor’s preferred title on the syllabus (Professor, Dr., etc.). Include a helpful subject line. Read it over, I don’t know, ONE time for typos? Use a standard greeting! We’re people! Let us know what class you’re in; we have many. And sign off like a respectful, normal person.

4. Don’t send desperate emails 30 minutes before an assignment is due.

If you’re working on your assignment in the final hour and you have a huge question about the assignment or you quite simply just f*cked up your timing, don’t send us an email. (Unless it’s an emergency, obviously.) You won’t get a response in time before your assignment is marked late, so why go down in the books as irresponsible while you’re at it?

5. Don’t be that one person who only constantly bitches about a grade.

Guys, this is a class, not a bargain store. Trying to bully your professor into giving you a better grade just because you feel you deserve it is not what education is about. *Insert .gif of Stitch from pulling his bottom eyelids in frustration.*

In the classroom 6. Be attentive.

There’s a difference between participation and active listening. Active listening is kind of like when you’re on the bus and the people next to you are talking about a d*ck pic they just got on their phones. You don’t crane your neck and look at them, but you’re absorbing the conversation and all the details. In other words, you already know how to do this. Just try to apply it to school.

7. Ask questions, especially when you don’t understand.

I love it when my students feel comfortable enough in the classroom to tell me they don’t understand what I’m talking about. I will assure you that most times, when you ask a question about the topic for clarification, the rest of your peers will thank you for it because they were probably wondering the same thing.

8. Avoid talking to your neighbor.

You think you’re being slick and quiet, but quite often it’s very annoying and you’re not as quiet as you think you are.

9. If you’re going to be late, don’t disrupt the class to get to your seat.

I know sometimes the alarm doesn’t go off, or the line at 18th Ave just happened to be mad long at lunch time. Shit happens and I get it. Just come in quickly and quietly, and please don’t slam the door behind you. C’est très rude.

10. Do the work.

I have no sympathy for people who don’t do the work. If you have a damn good reason or an emergency, of course I’ll be sympathetic to your cause. That said, if you’re slacking off in the class, especially during group work, you’ll find yourself on my blacklist.

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Oxymajor (äksi•mel•dȷ r) Someone whose hobby or skill is completely unrelated to their course of study, but they do it anyways. Jackie Appel is a fourth year Astrophysics major from Slippery Rock, PA. She spends the majority of her time working through quantum mechanics questions, but when she (shockingly) has a few free hours open, she can be found showing off her dance skills. Appel attended Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland, PA. School was an hour away, but the trip was completely worth it. She took dance classes instead of gym classes, including ballet twice a week, jazz twice a week, and tap once every week. Occasionally, the school would host masterclasses for professionals to visit and teach. These visitors taught Appel things like modern dance, broadway dance tips, how to audition well, and hip hop! In college, Appel has connected her passion for dancing with her general love of performing. She has sung, danced, and acted in multiple shows with Off the Lake Productions at OSU. Appel was also recently chosen to travel to Hawaii this January to present her research thesis at the American Astronomical Society Meeting. I sat down with her chat about her background as a dancer fitting in with her current major in astrophysics. •

ARE PEOPLE SURPRISED WHEN YOU EXPLAIN ALL OF YOUR TALENTS AND PASSIONS? I think that people are more surprised when I do them than when I talk about them. I have a tendency to just stretch my legs wherever and people are like, ‘What did you just do?!’ I’ll do something stupid, like stretching my hip out, and I have to go back and explain that I did gymnastics for 10 years straight and my body doesn’t want to just sit at a desk all day. HOW DID YOU COME TO BE AN ASTROPHYSICS MAJOR? I started in aerospace engineering. I did a year and a half in the engineering program before I realized that I didn’t enjoy the material. I briefly thought about becoming an English major. Eventually, I landed on astronomy. The reason I had gotten into aerospace engineering in the first place is that I’ve always really enjoyed space stuff. It’s so interesting and there is still so much to discover. SO, WHAT IS YOUR RESEARCH THESIS ABOUT? So I have been using data from the Hubble Space Telescope to look at the chemical abundances in certain regions of the Whirlpool Galaxy. This means I have been going through


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the visible light spectrum produced by the galaxy and measuring different spikes in order to see how much of various elements are in these regions. I’ve been using the results from my data, as well as results from another member of the research team I’m on, to calculate what’s called the Abundance Discrepancy Factor (ADF) for carbon. Basically, the ADF comes from the fact that there are two ways to measure chemical abundances in galaxies, and each way gives a slightly different result. We do not know exactly why, but that is the big question my research is trying to start to answer. WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP FOR YOUR CAREER? I’m currently writing grad school application essays and applications. I want to go into science journalism because I really like the broad spectrum of things. I’ve always liked explaining things to people. I think that it’s important to make people care about things. The only way we make any largescale progress is if a lot of people care about it. I bring up the space race a lot since it’s the last time we had any hugely significant space progress. Everybody cared about it. •

Have a hobby or project that is completely unrelated to your field of study? Email editor@1870mag.com to be our next Oxymajors candidate.

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he end of a journey, the end of an era. Graduation time has come and gone for Autumn graduates. Although the typical graduate experience is to walk in the stadium on a warm, sunny Sunday in May, I shivered my way into the Schott with nearly 4,000 fellow graduates. I don’t have some elaborate story as to why I didn’t graduate back in May with my friends and peers. The reality is that through my first three years in college, I changed my major five times. It’s not unheard of, but it definitely wasn’t my plan. My “extended pathway” had me finally settling on strategic communication during my junior year, and I’m honestly still figuring things out as I go. But as my journey to get my bachelor’s has now come to an end, I’ve reflected on the lessons I learned through my college experience to share them with you, the ones still pushing through to senior year.

G R O U P PR OJEC T S Group projects in gen eds are so different than the ones in your major. The major ones will have more of an impact on you because it’s actually related to what you want to do post-grad. Not to say it necessarily gets easier to coordinate with your group members when one doesn’t show up, but, when we all have an actual long term interest in the project, it’s more motivating and the group throws more cohesive work together. Lesson learned: This isn’t just my comm major showing, I promise, but communication is KEY. It’s super important to communicate with other members of any group or team. Making sure everyone’s on the same page will keep the group afloat. Even if you want to lone wolf your way through tasks, you have to at least be aware of what everyone else is contributing so there isn’t overlap or missing aspects. PR O C RAST INAT ING Yes, the rumors are true. “Sunday scaries” will continue to hit you every week. Maybe you had a party Friday night, then went to the game on Saturday, then brunch and chores Sunday afternoon. Now you’ve got a five-hour window to turn in three assignments before 11:59… I’ll be hardcore adulting soon, so I’ve been trying to get better at this.... But I made to the end of the semester, so it all worked out, right? *Sheds tear* Lesson learned: Realizing that you really have to hold yourself accountable for your actions and behavior can be a tough pill to swallow, but it’s absolutely necessary. With great undergrad knowledge comes great selfresponsibility, and the reality is that you are running this show. Procrastination and other counterproductive habits can't be dropped overnight (or even in 4+ years, in my case). You have to take steps toward your goals and make yourself focus on what’s important, but of course you don’t have to do it alone. Take it from me, as someone who suffered in silence for too long, I know now that asking for help is one of the best things you can do for yourself.


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A C HANG ING CAMP US All of the constant construction can make getting to class a hassle and make you question if this was even the same place you chose to attend four years ago. To me, I still think it’s cool to go to a school that’s always making improvements. Sometimes it’s weird to walk through this big campus because I still have vivid memories of walking around for the first time with my roommates during move-in weekend. I remember us walking around the Oval, facing the Wex and thinking, “Where am I? Is this still OSU?” I remember getting on a Campus Loop North bus when I needed South, and vice versa, too many times to count. Although I still don’t know all of campus like the back of my hand, it’s definitely a familiar second home to me now. As the campus grew and evolved, I kind of evolved with it. Lesson learned: Every new beginning will become a familiar home to you. Don’t be afraid of change; adapting to new environments is easier than you think! It takes some time, of course, but you’ll be comfortable before you know it. That fish-out-of-water feeling doesn’t last forever. Looking back, these years were more painful than I thought they’d be, but satisfying in the long run. I’m grateful to have learned so much about my field, and I learned more than enough about myself to take on the world with this knowledge in me. From my first time in the bookstore, seeing all the colorful tassels and not knowing what they meant, to now having my own white tassel (shout out to the college of Arts & Sciences) and my bachelor’s degree from THE Ohio State University. I’m officially done! As corny as it sounds, I really will miss this time in my life. Undergrad is such a unique… time warp... that’s like none other. But now that I’m joining alumni, the party doesn’t end. Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye.

I F I C OULD GO BAC K I N T I M E AND GIVE LITTLE FRESHMAN ME SO M E A DV IC E , I ’ D SAY: – Don’t just settle on something – study what you really love. You already know what it is, and you won’t do well if you already hate your classes and major. – Actually talk to people in your classes, especially when you’re in classes for your major! You never know who will end up with at the same internships, programs, or jobs. It’s nice to see some familiar faces at graduation when you’re sitting with only graduates in your field. – Take advantage of more opportunities at school (like the career center, job fairs, etc.) and be more productive during your summers. Making money over the summer is great, but take some time to plan out your future. Do a degree audit at the end of each semester to make sure you’re on the right path, and readjust anything if you need to. – Decorate your grad cap, kid. It’s the last hurrah! After four (or more) long years, you deserve this shining moment! Grad season can be pretty overwhelming and make you feel like you’re just one of a thousand other kids doing the same thing. But a decorated cap can set you apart from the sea of black caps, and sit in your closet as a lifelong reminder of the .:*:superstar :*:. you are, and the great milestone you’ve accomplished. 1870 MAGAZINE • JANUARY 2020 • 1870mag.com


_Poets of Campus


Resolutions Around we go.

Here’s to another year without a single round of golf. I made it 12 full months, didn’t watch one bit of baseball. I had 52 weeks free of having the cops called. That’s 365 days of not doing what I don’t want. That’s not to say I have it all. That’s not to say I don’t want. My last resolutions were tough. My new ones should be more fun. I think I’ll skip church, it’s just not for me. I learn a lot some days, but mostly they just preach. I work all week, I know when I need a break. Even God Himself rested on the seventh day. I’d like to go vegan. That’d be a big change. I’ll take a baby step. No more meat on weekdays. As good comes in threes, I’ll need one more challenge. Something that’s tough, but still brings me balance. Something I love, that I can keep count of. The calendar comes, what shall she be proud of? My writing perhaps, there’s lots to be found. I’ve hid what I’ve done, my pride and my doubt. If I shared every day, you might know a fraction. The passion I’ve carried, I’ll pass it all out.


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Keep Conscious. Don’t feel sorry for starving artist.

Not when barmen are charging what they’re charging for PBR. Proverbs and car alarms. Are you a scholar or a prophet? I’d rather talk to Pops and turn in projects. Stacy Song suggests I take the A and progress. Lost in thoughts that pop and Drop like falling objects. Watch like tocking subjects. Ticking time bombs ominous Walk and talk like sidewalk chalk drawing. Report cards and raw sex see sawing. He’s gone back and forth for three margins. Two times the size of the one she needs all of. I’m larger than her ex, he needs to stop calling. I keep my peace and leave when it’s all calm. I don’t need to breath for long. But see for see prophecies of me lost in Chaucer, Keets, Frost, and probably Dawson’s creek. Secrets keep confidant apart of c oncrete process. Rap sure ain’t marked, but remarkably I see myself being raptured when it’s all sew and seem. So it seems all said and gone No song could wrongfully promise me rememory. Keep Conscious. The saga’s oh so long. The series peak in progress. I wonder if this week I’ll meet God. Or keep Conscious.

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t’s officially the start of the new semester, and all the Buckeyes know what that means: new class schedules, lines at Barnes and Noble, and hundreds of anxiety-ridden girls in Canada Goose coats and Uggs pacing in the Union, waiting to leave for their next round of formal Greek Recruitment, run by Ohio State’s Panhellenic Association. If you’re nervous because you’re going to be joining the league of other freshmen, sophomores, and even a few juniors that take on the journey of recruitment (which some say is even harder than climbing Mt. Everest), don’t fret! Your helpful pals here at 1870 have constructed a handy list of ways you’re sure to stand out and leave a lasting impression on your favorite chapters.

1. C BND: Constantly Be Name-Dropping Take a page out of everyone’s favorite The Good Place character’s book, Tahani Al-Jamil, and spice up each conversation by mentioning all the cool celebrities that follow you on social media. Don’t have any cool celebrities that follow you on social media? Make it up! Be sure to tell long-winded stories about how you’re distantly related to Tina Fey, or how you were at the same Christmas party as Tom Holland, but swear he’s not as interesting or attractive as he seems on the red carpet. There’s nothing like tidilating gossip to make you the most interesting recruit possible. Also, we heard you get bonus points if you mention you know a Kardashian/Jenner.


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2. Talk two decibels louder than everyone else to assert dominance It can get loud in the sorority house with all the girls in the chapter plus everyone that is going through recruitment, and the last thing you want is to be too quiet. How will anyone remember what you’re saying if they can’t hear you? Our solution is to simply talk two decibels louder than everyone in your vicinity. If people aren’t staring and wincing, then you’re not talking loud enough. Once you’ve reached an appropriate level, you’ll be able to assert your dominance over other potential new members while making yourself stand out in the eyes of the older chapter members. It’s simply a win-win.

3. Dress to impress No one actually knows what the phrase “snappy casual” means, so take this opportunity to choose an outfit that will leave the ultimate impression. It’s all up to the way you interpret the theme, anyway. Maybe you decide the most snappy thing you could possibly wear is an elaborate Guy Fieri costume, complete with frosted tips. Or you could decide to place your emphasis on the “casual” with a denim-on-denim ensemble, completing the look with your fanciest pair of Crocs. No matter what you decide to wear, as long as you’ve constructed an outfit that pulls all eyes towards you, you’ve succeeded. Show these chapters what it really ≠means to be a fashion icon and strut your stuff, girl.

4. Fart very loudly and blame it on the girl next to you Everybody gets nervous during high pressure situations, and recruitment is definitely as stressful as it gets. You may feel like you need to let off some steam (no pun intended), but don’t feel embarrassed. If you truly need to let one rip, all you have to do is blame it on the girl next to you! The trick is to tap the girl on the shoulder, then loudly say, “Hey, so we all heard and smell what you just did, but girl, DON’T WORRY. Like DON’T BE EMBARRASSED. I think what you did is really brave.” The sorority girls will be touched that you’re so compassionate and understanding that they will definitely make a special note to invite you back for the next round. No one ever has to find out the truth.

5. P lay a prank on your favorite chapter The best way to let people know how fun and quirky you are is to show them! So if there’s a special chapter that becomes your favorite throughout recruitment, play some fun pranks on the members to make them realize what an asset you’d be to the squad. For example, make some cute “kick me” signs and plant them on the backs of some of your future sisters. Or, spice things up by dropping a rubber snake on the floor and causing pandemonium! There’s nothing that girls love more than bonding over a shared trauma, so try and think of something that will really bring the group together. They’ll thank you once you’re the newest addition to their sisterhood. • 1870 MAGAZINE • JANUARY 2020 • 1870mag.com




he New Year has finally arrived, and it brought with it treacherous January weather. We all know what it’s like to brace the cold and go out on a Friday night, ditching your jacket because “hoes don’t get cold.” If you’re just as over the winter weather as I am, don’t be afraid to snuggle up in your cozy, heated apartment instead of trekking to Ethyl. Here are some fun Friday night activities to do when you just can’t bring yourself to drink on a “jacket.”



You and your roommates all order Postmates from different places and pig out! The best part is that there is no settling for Panera when all you really wanted was Aladdin’s.

All it takes is some cheap wine, a roll of cookie dough, and some face masks to make this dream into a reality. Get a little tipsy in the comfort of your own home––in sweatpants, I might add.



A little trickier to execute, but with the right crowd this can definitely be a hit. Gather as many friends as you can convince to skip the bars and play your little hearts out. Fishbowl, Would You Rather, and Mafia all are great options to keep you entertained during the wretched winter. Editor’s suggestion: if you’re down to buy a board game, might I recommend Secret Hitler, Exploding Kittens, or LINKEE? Your friendships will never be the same.

The Video Star app from your middle school days has been resurrected and can really kill a few hours. Pick your favorite One Direction song and bother your downstairs neighbors as much as you want. Or take it to TikTok and go viral. Now you’re really getting somewhere.




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No one will judge you if you spend a whole night binge-watching the entire Harry Potter (or Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, High School Musical––whatever floats your boat) series. An added plus? Building a blanket fort for maximum comfort. Good luck making a stable structure while wine drunk.



A little out there, I know. However, gathering some roommates and laughing until there are tears in your eyes because they can’t do yoga to save their life definitely beats shivering in a stand-still line on High St. Do your best downward dog and tree pose and see who can keep it together the longest.

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A list of worth-the-drive hills near columbus for campus ski heads everywhere BY A S A H E R R O N


he cursed Ohio Winter Monster has made its presence known to all with its 5 p.m. sunsets, snow storms, and seasonal depression for all. How are you going to fight back against the gloom this year? It may seem like it’s impossible to do fun things with your friends or to stay active in the winter, but I’m here to tell you that not all hope is lost. Finding a new hobby is a great way to kick your winter woes to the curb and start the new decade on a good foot. Skiing can be a great way to casually exercise with friends and resuscitate your serotonin levels. Apparently, rich white people have known this for years and just kept the secret to themselves! But Ohio has a lot less of them than states like Colorado and Utah, (and ya know...mountains) so we are not necessarily known for our ski resorts. Nonetheless, we have three high quality places to ski within driving distance of Columbus for you to check out.



Located in Zanesfield, Mad River Mountain is about an hour's drive northwest of Columbus. They have the most reasonable prices of all the nearby ski resorts. You’re going to want to bring your BuckID with you starting January 10, because College Fridays get you $20 all day and night lift tickets and only $19 for rentals! Plus, their on-property bar, The Loft, has 12 taps of craft beers on rotation to add a little more fun to the night. Mad River is open until 1 a.m. on Fridays, too, so you’re getting a full Friday night of flurries. Mad River is home to over 20 trails (spanning 3.9 miles) and four terrain parks making it the largest ski resort in Ohio. They also bolster ten ski lifts (the most in Ohio) and are tied with Snowtrails for the largest vertical drop in the state with their 300 foot slope. An added perk of Mad River is that they just built a new $6.2 million facility in 2016 to replace the space they lost to a fire in 2015. Plus, most of their trails are designated “easy” difficulty. Mad River has everything you need to have a relaxing, affordable day of skiing. D-tix are available at the Union, and details on hours and pricing can be found at www.skimadriver.com.

Founded in 1961, Snowtrails is Ohio’s oldest ski resort. It is located in Mansfield, so also about an hour drive north. This resort is only slightly more expensive, with lift rates starting at $31 for midweek evenings and $52 for all-day on the weekends, with skis, boots, and pole rentals are $37. If there’s one day this month that you visit Snowtrails, let it be January 25 for their mid-season party. Get ready for an outdoor DJ, a custom built snowbar, and a fireworks show 30 minutes after the slopes close for the night. Not into skiing? No problem! The party is free and open to the public, so let your expert friends hit the slopes while you hit the spirits at the snow bar. Snowtrails is the second largest resort in the state with six ski lifts and 3.3 miles of trails. The majority of their trails are designated “intermediate” difficulty, so more experienced skiers will enjoy their time here. More information can be found at www. snowtrails.com.

BOS TON MILL S & BR ANDY WINE Boston Mills & Brandywine is the farthest ski resort from Columbus on this list, but great for a full weekend away. This quaint resort is in Peninsula, OH is a two hour drive from campus. Their pricing is $40 after 3:30 p.m. and $45 for all-day, but they also have Friday College Late Nights for $20 admission and $15 rental equipment or $20 for snow tubing going on now. Staying another night? Come back on Saturday for $5 Late Nights admission from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Boston Mill & Brandywine ski resort is known for being especially conducive to beginning skiers. They offer high quality lessons and will walk you through the process. This is the place to go if you have “stupid” questions about skiing, or just want to tube. However, they also appeal to veteran skiers as the majority of their 18 trails are designated “advanced”. Despite the high quantity of trails, this resort is much smaller than the other two, with only 1.2 miles of skiable trails, and their largest vertical drop being 264 feet. But for these prices? Could definitely be worth the trip. Learn more about Boston Mills & Brandywine at www.bmbw.com.

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The new decade is here, and I’ll be damned if this isn’t my most handsome one yet. It’s going to be self-care every day, and nobody does self-care like me. However, even I know I need some help to make this happen, and it all starts with the hair, baby. 2020 belongs to a new generation of barbers in Columbus, and the best of them are at Thirty30 Barber Shop in Clintonville. Thirty30 was founded in 2017 when four barbers (Alec, Dave, Paul, and Patrick) from the nationally renowned Short North barber shop, Turner’s, took their talents to Clintonville and


set up their own shop at 3030 N. High Street. Despite their young age and rebellious nature, they made sure not to cut ties with the traditional Columbus barber culture by securing a business partner in the owner of the city’s oldest barber shop, Longview, which has been serving Columbus residents for over 100 years. Nonetheless, as their mural on the back wall will tell you, there are NO KINGS and NO MASTERS at Thirty30. These guys are just as tired as I am of the traditional boss/employee business model. They get it. Traditional bosses stifle creativity and individuality of employees that could be used to drive the business forward. My barber, Alec Hill, describes his model as, “Every chair is each guy’s space. Everyone is their own boss”. You can tell before they even say anything that Thirty30 is about freedom of expression. Each barber’s space is radically different than

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the others. Some are decorated with large flags while others are adorned with works of art done by the barber himself or a friend. My favorite piece is an Outkast painting with Andre 3000 and Big Boi staring menacingly at any customer that dares to look their way. This is a barber shop that you will not find anywhere else. This is a barber shop run by and for artists. However, their artistry and rebellious attitudes are not the only things that make this barber shop special. They are wizards with the clippers and scissors. The fame of their former home, Turner’s Barber Shop, had a lot to do with the fact that these guys were doing the cuts which made the shop famous. They take their time, working with the customer to ensure you get exactly what you want and know how to keep it that way between cuts. Each barber in this joint is a perfectionist. Hill knows these skills are no accident, •


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as he explains “We all did 1,800 hours of barber school and took it really seriously. Most police departments require 600 hours of training, and we only have razors.” Because of their training and business style, Hill goes on to say that versatility is Thirty30’s greatest strength. He adds, “We can do traditional, but we also like to push the limits and incorporate modern styles.” This versatility was bred from the belief that a barber shop can be more than just a fade and shave. Thirty30 places an emphasis on self-care. “You don’t see most barber shops with sink stations and steamers. We also offer black mask facials,” Hill explains. Really, Thirty30 is doing more than just questioning what a barber shop can be, they also want to question what a man can be. This is the place to be if you are looking for a barbershop that interacts with the community and can give you a fresh cut. •

Haircuts start at $28 with the option to add on other services. Each barber has their own prices that you can check online and schedule appointments for at www.thirty30barbershop.com. They also accept walk-ins.


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UYS IT’S SO DAMN COLD. I don’t believe in risking my emotional wellbeing by faring the cold for some Panera soup, no matter how amazing and heartmending their broccoli and cheddar is. I can’t do it. Plus, the semester *just* started, and you know there’s always that ONE professor who will inevitably figure out how to ruin Syllabus Week by assigning something outrageous. So, I thought it’d be a cool idea to teach you five super quick recipes that you can make in your dorm to deal with your hanger (and the cold).

1) EZ Nachos Ingredients: • Tortilla Chips • Grated Cheese • Salsa • Protein (fully cooked already! • Sour Cream • Guac • + Any other ingredients. Seriously, this recipe can be as simple or as complicated as you choose. Preparation: I mean, this one’s fairly simple. On a microwave-safe plate, spread your tortilla chips evenly. Sprinkle cheese on top and heat on high for one minute or until the cheese melts. Make sure you keep an eye on it so that the tortilla chips don’t burn. As soon as the cheese melts, add the rest of your toppings. You honestly can’t go wrong here. I personally really enjoy tortilla chips and cheese late at night. It just hits the spot and is super quick to make.

2) Mega Mac N’ Cheese Ingredients: • ½ cup macaroni • ½ cup water • 4 tablespoons whole milk • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I prefer Mexican blend) • Salt & Pepper • Garlic Powder Preparation: In a mug, combine the macaroni and water and heat it up in the microwave for about 3-4 minutes. The mug will be ridiculously hot. If the macaroni aren’t entirely soft, put the mug back in the microwave an extra 2-3 minutes. The water should have evaporated from the cup. Just in case it hasn’t, make sure you get rid of it. Add 4 tablespoons of milk, cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. I like adding garlic powder to my mac n’ cheese but that’s entirely optional. Stir the contents of the mug and place it back in the microwave an extra 30 seconds or so until the cheese melts.

3) Eggs in a Nest Ingredients: • 1 egg • 1 slice of bread • Salt • Pepper Preparation: On a microwaveable plate, grab a slice of bread and cut a hole in the center big enough to fit an egg. Crack an egg in the hole. Stick the plate in the microwave and heat it up for 30 seconds on medium heat. Keep heating the bread and egg in short bursts until egg is cooked to your liking. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4) Ramen with a Twist Ingredients: • 1 Cup of Instant Ramen • 1 egg • ¼ cup shredded cheese • ¼ cup Spinach or Kale (or both, I’m not stopping you) • 2 diced mushrooms • Sesame Seeds • Crumbled Bacon • Garlic Preparation: Guys, this one is super simple and just like the nachos, you can go as hardcore or as simple as you want. Basically, before you stick your ramen in the microwave, add a whisked egg. Cook the ramen per the instructions on the box. While the ramen is still hot, add the veggies, cheese, sesame seeds, bacon and garlic.

5) Tuna Salad Sandwiches Ingredients: • 1 can or pouch of tuna • 4 tablespoons (or packets from campus vendors) of mayo • 2 garlic cloves (minced), or 1 tablespoon of minced garlic • Pepper • Salt • Avocado (optional) • Slice of cheese of choice • 2 slices of bread Preparation: In a bowl, mix the tuna with garlic, salt, pepper and mayonnaise. Place the mixture on bread and add sliced avocado and cheese on top. Enjoy!•


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A day spent at Fourth Street’s Tower Hour BY D E L A N E Y A P P E L | P H OTO S BY G R A N T J O N E S

PICTURE IT: it’s a Friday afternoon, the sun is shining, and you don’t have afternoon classes because the scheduling gods have blessed your semester. You want to go grab a drink with your friends, but you’re obviously on a budget. Where can you go that you can find good deals, and a good time at two in the afternoon? You stare longingly at the Cavs jersey collecting dust in your closet and reminisce about simpler times. About Beat the Clock. Ah, Beat the Clock. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? For the freshmen and sophomores reading this, Beat the Clock was a Friday afternoon deal at beloved campus bar The O Patio, or as you now know it, the giant Parks and Recesque pit located on 15th and High. Every Friday from 2 to 5 p.m, the joy and laughter of students with free afternoons, donning their unspoken uniform of whatever sports jersey was in their possession, could be heard practically across campus by all of those sitting through a drab 3 p.m. lecture. Ok, that’s dramatic, but it really was a good time. The deal was simple: Pitchers of beer were $2 at 2 p.m, $3 at 3 p.m, and so on (you get it, we’re all here getting degrees after all). We’ve been deprived for some time now, but fear not, Buckeyes! Beat the Clock is back! Except, it’s at Fourth Street Bar and Grill...and it’s called Tower Hour. The deal is at its core, the same. However, there are some new twists so that Fourth Street can make it their own! Instead of pitchers, the feature is 128 oz. towers for you and a few friends to share. The choice of beer or liquor is up to you, but be prepared to cough up a few more dollars for liquor. The starting price for each tower at 2 p.m is $2 for beer, Natural Light specifically, and other brands will cost you a little more. It’s $5 for the mixed drink of your choice. I decided to check it out myself (you know, for journalistic purposes), and was pretty overwhelmed with what I saw. The deal runs from 2 to 7 p.m, and as I strolled up at 4 p.m. one Friday afternoon, (afternoon class, the scheduling gods did not bless me) I found the place absolutely packed. Like, Wednesday night karaoke-level packed. Towers lined tables as far as the eye could see. I waited in line for a while, but finally managed to push my way up to the bar just to be told that they were sold out of towers for the time being. I stared back at the bartender for a few seconds in disbelief. Can you imagine The O running out of pitchers? The horror. I looked around and saw how busy it was, and totally understood. After waiting around for maybe 20 minutes, my friends and I finally managed to get our hands on a tower, and the rest of the afternoon was smooth sailing. Just hanging out, splitting a tower, and reveling in the idea of the full weekend ahead of us. If you can manage to make it early enough to stake your claim of both a tower and a table, then I would highly recommend making the trek up to Fourth Street. This Beat The Clock 2.0 is like the Happy Hour version of a Disney live-action remake: some people are going to complain and say the original was better, and

younger people probably don’t even know there was an older version to begin with, but if you give it a chance, it’ll surprise you. Then again, I could just be projecting my feelings about the upcoming Mulan remake not being a musical onto all of you. Either way, drop that Friday class before the deadline, and go grab a drink to see for yourself! How can you get through four years of college if you never try four hours of Beat the Clock?

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Know Your Bartender: Morgan From Leo’s BY D E L A N E Y A P P E L P H OTO S BY W I L LOW M O L L E N KO P F

Bartenders come in all shapes and sizes, and from all walks of life. Who’s to say who is best equipped to give you what you need when you sit down across the bar? Bartenders. Professional babysitters, part-time psychologists, and a drunk’s best friend. When you need to know the best spots to get your drink on around campus and who to chat up while you’re there, we’ve got you.

How did you get into bartending and how long have you been doing it? I got a job bartending at a local place back home over the summer, and then I saw Leo’s was hiring so I applied here. I’ve only been bartending for about seven months or so. What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen while bartending? In one week on two separate occasions I had two different (very drunk) boys offer me $20 to buy one of our trash cans... Obviously, I took it. What’s the worst way for someone to get your attention at the counter? Yelling at me, snapping their fingers, tapping their card against the counter. Trust me, I see you when you’re up there and I will get to you without you doing all of those things. What’s the best? Pushing an empty drink towards the front of the bar so I see it, making eye contact, overall just being polite will make me want to serve you a lot faster. What’s the most overplayed song at the bar? Right now, since it’s Christmas time, “All I Want For Christmas is You” is pretty overplayed. Besides that Lizzo is still super overplayed. What’s your go-to Drink Lately? My go-to cocktail is always just a double vodka and Sprite, and I don’t really drink beer much, but I love Rhinegeist Bubbles or Down East Cider.

When you’re not bartending, what are you doing? I go to school for sign language interpreting, so I’m always studying and practicing for that, hanging out with my dog, Diesel, or drinking with my friends.


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When you’re not here, what bars do you like to go to? I’m pretty much always at Leo’s or Oldfield’s. Occasionally, I’ll go to Three’s or Out R Inn if I’m on North Campus. If you could grab a drink with anyone–dead or alive–who would it be and what would you drink? I want to pick Olivia Newton-John, because Grease is my favorite movie ever and I’d love to just talk about it. But I also kinda want to pick someone like Paul Rudd, because who wouldn’t want to have a beer with Paul Rudd? Finish this sentence: thr3e’s is the best bar on campus because… We’re the perfect mix of a campus bar and a hometown dive bar, and we have super fun events throughout the week like trivia and bingo. Plus our whole staff is pretty kick ass.

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beer Seventh Son Brewing Co. Kitty Paw Hard Seltzer



ing in the new year and welcome back the Roaring ‘20s with this luxe champagne cocktail and a local brewery’s take on spiked seltzer. Forget mimosas at Sunday brunch, and class it up with this forgotten drink and fresh on-tap seltzer. In the spirit of the new year, make a resolution to stop drinking basic and get a little boujee with your booze.


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Find this cherry-blackberry craft brewery’s take on hard seltzer on tap at Seventh Son Brewing. A departure from the typical canned seltzer, Kitty Paw avoids the artificial taste that can overwhelm mass-produced seltzer. This seltzer on tap is for all the nonbeer drinkers at any happy hour and is now available as cans locally! The flavor isn’t overwhelming – perfect for porch drinking or a taste of summertime during these chilly winter months. With zero carbs, 110 calories, and containing only three ingredients: water, yeast, and fruit, it keeps it simple and does it well. Ditch the White Claws and support your local businesses with Kitty Paw.

cocktail French 75

Ingredients: 2 Oz. gin 1 Tsp sugar (the finer the better) ½ Oz. lemon juice 5 Oz. brut champagne Shake gin, sugar, and lemon juice with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a glass and top it off with champagne. If you’re missing a cocktail shaker, you can DIY your own by using a glass topped with a red solo cup to shake, then just flip the red solo cup over to strain out the ice! This cocktail is a fizzy twist on your average white sangria, but it took the weekend off to visit the Big Apple for NYE. Cheers with your friends and party like you’re at Gatsby’s house this syllabus week.

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on’t let the cold hold you back from being your baddest self this winter. Ohio State still has nightlife to visit and events to attend, so make sure your closet is appropriately stocked up. (And get a jump on all those gift cards you got for Christmas!)

Men’s Formal Look Trench Coat Tight turtleneck (red, navy, or neutral tones) Jeans (Rolled) Classic Boot This men’s formal look is perfect for this winter season! During this time of year you can never go wrong with a sweater. By pairing this cream turtleneck with a dark overcoat, it really elevates this winter look. This style allows you a lot of range for upscale dinners or more formal social obligations this season. Plus, neither piece is bad to have in the closet as you get closer to being a part of the working world.

Men’s Party Look Denim Jacket Bright Graphic Hoodie Jeans Timberland Boots This men’s look screams, “Party!” Layering is essential in the winter, especially when you have two cool pieces like this. By pairing this green graphic hoodie under the embroidered denim jacket, it really gives you such a sick look! However, no look is complete without the right shoe. I decided to tie this look together with red Timberland boots, and that is truly the cherry on top of this whole look. 1870 MAGAZINE • JANUARY 2020 • 1870mag.com


Women’s Formal Faux Fur Jacket Sheer Top Textured skirt (leather or corduroy) Snakeskin booties A faux fur jacket is such a statement piece that everyone needs in their closet this winter. Not only does it look amazing, but it also does the job of keeping you warm without sacrificing the Insta. For this look, I paired the faux fur jacket with a sheer top, skirt and a multicolor snakeskin bootie. This look has so much flare as well as originality, and these pieces are a necessity for this winter!

Women’s Party Look Beanie Colorblock Sweater High-Waisted Jeans High Top Sneaker This look is great for a chill kickback with friends. I paired a beanie with a color block sweater and high-waisted jeans. Color block sweaters add so much interest to a look and really make you stand out in a crowd. By pairing this sweater with a beanie, it makes the look edgy and cute all at the same time. These two items are great to own this season!


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The snow is wet but our lips are dry. It’s just that time of year, queens. Flakes are everywhere this January, and we don’t just mean on your face. We can’t do anything about you flaking on your plans when it’s 30 degrees outside, but we can help with how good you’ll look sitting at home. Follow this advice to keep your skin hydrated and highlighted even in these trying times!

1 . M O ISTU R I Z E R This step is really about skin care generally, but in the winter time we want to especially emphasize moisturizing. The right moisturizer for you depends on your skin type, so before you buy a general face cream, figure out what your skin needs. If you usually have dry skin, the winter is going to be extra rough for you. Try to find a moisturizer that is long-wearing and hydrating. Drunk Elephant’s Lala Retro Whipped Cream is a rich moisturizer full of glycerin to help penetrate your skin and keep it feeling hydrated and soft all day. If you have oily skin, you’re going to want a light-weight moisturizer. You don’t want to over do it with the moisturizer or you could increase break-outs. “Oil-free” and “nongreasy” are some keywords to look for when checking out different products. Hyaluronic acid will help lock in hydration while getting rid of greasiness. Neutrogena has a Hydroboost gel-cream for extra dry skin that can work wonders this winter. If you have combination skin, the trick to use is to focus your moisturizing in the areas that need it. Oily skin tends to live in the t-zone, so give more hydration to the dryer parts of your face like your cheeks. Cetaphil’s Daily Hydrating Lotion is a reliable and pretty inexpensive solution to dryness. •

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2. H I GH L I GH TE R If you want to have a little extra fun with your winter look, add some highlighter! You just have to find the level of shine that’s right for you. Part of finding the level of shine that you like is simply the amount that you apply. Layering your highlighter will give you a brighter shine while dabbing a little bit where you need it will seem more natural. The most popular highlighter forms are powder, liquid, and stick highlighters. Liquid is the most versatile and can be used with your fingers, brushes, or sponges. A dabbing technique is the most used with this form. Meanwhile, powder highlighters are more often used with brushes. Depending on how you best like to apply your makeup, you might want to try different highlight formulas.


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3. LIP C A R E The first step to keeping your lips soft is simply to stay hydrated this winter. Drinking enough water will keep your body healthier overall, so it’s good to make drinking water a habit. Next, you’re going to want to find lip products that nourish your skin. Beeswax, shea butter, and petroleum jelly are all ingredients that will keep your lips happy and hydrated. Vaseline is popular and for good reasons. It does a fabulous job at keeping hydration locked into delicate skin. Finding your perfect balm can be difficult, but remember to stay away from those with strong flavors like mint and cinnamon; these have a tendency to irritate your lips and lack the proper hydration. We used Glossier’s Balm Dot Calm in ‘Rose’ and ‘Cherry.’ This lip balm provides great hydration, is long-lasting, and (depending on the chosen flavor) can add a touch of color to your lips. Finally, a good exfoliation every once and a while can do wonders for your skin. A nice lip scrub is super helpful, but you want to find one with natural ingredients. Sugar-based lip scrubs are the best and will help keep hydration while getting rid of your dry skin. •

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SH!T We’re not about to act like the new year is going to change anything drastically for you. (Well… The 2020 election is sure to switch up your college experience a bit, but…) Outside of that, this is still the same campus you left back in December. The same Columbus streets, and the same temptations that will promote the same habits you always seem to fall into. We at 1870 are finding the light at the end of the tunnel we’ve driven through oh so many times: the same city means the same opportunity. The same campus means the same unexplored territory. At Ohio State, every semester truly does feel like something new, even if the same shit happens every year. Trek out into the snow and explore the parts of Columbus that are just as much yours as a student as they are the downtown cosmopolitan’s: German Village book stores, Clintonville cafes, and Short North markets (page 56). Start small and pick up a new bite to eat for lunch instead of an overpriced Curl Market sandwich (page 62). Think critically about how you spend those spare dining dollars you have every week (page 60). And if all else fails, just be ready to face the same shit you always pull (page 58). We’re here to laugh with you along the way, and commit to the promise that sometimes, we don’t need a big change to feel like we’re still gaining something new.

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When I lived on campus and wanted to avoid reading AT ALL COSTS, I would hop on the bus line and explore the city. Now that you’re all settled in your dorm or first off-campus home, and more or less understand the nuances of campus life, I think it’s time to head out and check out the city with your handy-dandy BuckID, meaning, your bus pass. New to the COTA? Have no fear. Their website lets you enter a starting and ending address so it can calculate the exact bus route(s) you need to take. Go to cota.com/trip-planner to find your first route to some of my favorite Cbus hot spots!


Catch a movie and grab a beer at Studio 35. This two-screen local cinema features a myriad of themed activities including a monthly screening of Rocky Horror. Although football season is now over, they also screen OSU games on Saturdays. I love this place.

Eat, Purr, Love Cat Café

While you’re waiting for your movie at Studio 35 to start, why not get a coffee and pet kitties at the cat café? All of the kitties are adoptable and all profits made at the café go towards fighting animal cruelty.

Laughing Ogre

BEST. COMICS. STORE. IN. TOWN. Seriously. I love browsing all the selections in the store. If they don’t have the comic you’re looking for, they’ll order it for you. It’s the best.


If you’re into tabletop games, Tabletop is the store for you. They have a huge selection of board games for you to play with as little as one more person. The employees are super knowledgeable of all the games available and will walk you through how to play them if you have any questions.

Clay Cafe

If you’re like me and love having a ridiculous amount of mugs, you may want to visit the clay cafe. You can make and decorate your own mug (or anything else, really) and they’ll put it in an oven for you et voilá!

SHORT NORT H Rocket Fizz

Probably my favorite shop in the Short North. They have all the candies and sodas your heart can desire. Totally bomb.

North Market

This public market features food vendors from all over Columbus, from Jeni’s to Hot Chicken Takeover. Pro tip: Go early in the morning and snag a cinnamon roll from Omega Bakery.


Another tabletop bar in Columbus. I love the atmosphere in Kingmakers, and their cookies are the bomb. Grab an afternoon coffee or an evening beer.

Prologue Bookshop

This new store in the middle of the Short North is your one-stop shop for fiction, comics, YA and more.

Magnolia Thunderpussy

If you’re a serious fan of vinyl, this should be on your list of places to visit in Columbus.

Candle Lab

I’m like, obsessed with candles. They make my apartment smell all nice and clean. I know that you “can’t” have candles in dorms per the rules, but I truly recommend visiting Candle Lab and making your own candle. Pro tip: D-tix has discount tickets for this store.

Park Street

Right behind North Market is Park Street. Park Street is a good place to visit if you want a quick succession of bars with decent drinks. It’s also just south of Neil Ave., so don’t walk all the way to High St. to catch a bus; a rideshare app will get you to campus in no time.


is my favorite book store in Columbus, and for some, it’s their favorite in the country. Smack dab in the middle of historic German Village, this store has over 15 floor-to-ceiling rooms full of books of different topics.

Stauf's Coffee Roasters

Either before or after you hit up the Book Loft, make sure you make a quick stop in Stauf’s if you’re low on caffeine or want a place to work off-campus. (Pssst… Have you seen the new one on Neil and 6th?!)

Schiller Park

This park is so beautiful. It has a lake and sits in the middle of amazing houses in German Village, and the trees make it the BEST date spot in Columbus, in my humble opinion. In the summer, they do Shakespeare in the Park for free and it is honestly, quite entertaining. Especially on a super low budget.

Schmidt’s Fudge Haus (and Sausage Haus)

Y’all. The fudge here, though! Once you’re done stuffing your face over at the Schmidt’s Sausage Haus (remember to order a cream puff ), make your way over to the Fudge Haus and grab some sweets to go. You won’t regret it.

The Red Stable

Right across the street from the fudge haus is Red Stable, a store that features artwork from local artists from Columbus. I once got a necklace with a mini-harmonica and the darned thing still works like a charm. I always make it a point to stop here before I go home for the holidays. I guarantee you’ll find a cute gift here, perhaps for Valentines Day? Wink wink! 1870 MAGAZINE • JANUARY 2020 • 1870mag.com





ALL THE PROMISES OF CHANGE YOU HAD THIS YEAR THAT WILL SURELY...STAY THE SAME Go ahead, make new year’s resolutions. Promise to lose weight. Buy a new pack of colorful pens to go with your *~2020~* planner that you’re definitely going to use. Get all of your homework done the day it’s assigned. No really, I believe you. You got this. I bet your new year definitely won’t end up… Well, exactly like this.



Purchase some Kendra Scott BS planner. Swear you’ll stick to it and use it every day.

This economy was built on capitalizing national holidays, and you just want a f*cking stuffed bunny holding a heart that says, “Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Visit the RPAC for the first time this school year and discover that it has a HOT TUB and a SAUNA! Surely, you will come back to use it to detox before big assignments and exams this semester. Hear a new song at a frat party and decide it will be your house’s anthem this year! You and your roommates discuss saving up for an all-inclusive resort for Spring Break! Decide to start meal prepping and cutting toxins out of your life; bye-bye, Juul! Tell people crazy things like, “Nah man, I can’t come. I have homework due tomorrow!” Spend a night Googling dreamy summer internships with your friends. #Goalsetter #YoProLife Promise to show yourself more selflove this year. Who needs a sig fig? In this economy?


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Find out the flirty leather skirt you bought in the fall doesn’t fit. You consider going back to RPAC, but recall how many people were there who could judge you for how perfectly you put the “dumb” in “dumbbell.” Attempt to do your homework in between rounds of trivia at Ethyl. Work is catching up to you and the only thing that will keep you awake long enough for a night out is...a hit from the Juul you quit last month.




• Think to yourself, “It’s time for spring cleaning!” Despite the fact that it’s still below 50 degrees, and you have an exam next week tomorrow.

• Someone brings up the April Challenge, so you drink every night for the first four days until you decide everyone was just joking about it.

• Make it to finals with a slowly browning backpack, no planner, and a new and blooming knowledge of Google calendars! I bet you will use them in the fall.

• Find a moldy mason jar on the shelf that you forgot about back when you were still meal prepping. You’re sad, because you don’t have the ingredients to make overnight oats anymore.

• You learn almost nothing in your classes, but have learned four new drinking games!

• Use the fact that you passed yet another semester as reason to keep all the same habits...next semester.

• Your planner has been empty of all writing for about three weeks, even though you’ve definitely had homework since then. • Open the list of internships that you were supposed to apply for...whose applications closed at the end of February. Shit. • A year and a half away is close enough to graduation, right? Skip the homework and go to mug night. • Spring break has come and you have no plans. Your friends decide a short drive to Cleveland should be fun enough.

• Amidst a stream of tears, your roommates heavily encourage you to ask your professor for more time on an assignment, to which you scream, “I WOULDN’T EVEN GIVE ME MORE TIME!” • Pull an “all-nighter” in 18th Ave Library to study with a classmate, only to end up ordering pizza, playing hangman on the white board, and shittalking everyone you have in common. • Bitch out a freshman for saying they like the song you liked back in January, you f*cking trendsetter. • Cry in your professor’s office hours about said assignment to find they’re surprisingly willing to work with you! (Is this how all professors are…?) • “Hey, did you hear Scott’s still doing the April Challenge?”

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I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is that you shouldn’t get too comfortable because change is inevitable. In just a few years you’ll hopefully be an Ohio State graduate, and in just a few minutes you’ll be done reading this article. Crazy how that works, huh? The good news is that just as you can expect change, you can also prepare yourself for things that will stay the same time and time again. For example, having a handful of leftover swipes at the end of the week and scurrying from C-Store, to the Union, to Curl, to spend that free money. Luckily for you, we did some research on some of the best things to spend those extra swipes on every Sunday night. Some underclassmen from the sixth floor of Nosker, some of our old student organizations, and various floors in Baker Hall West told us their favorite ways to use those extra meal swipes:


“Just stock up on Powerades for mixers lmao.” - Drew

“I get tissues and gum because they don’t go bad.”

“Fake senior here, but those blueberry yogurt covered pretzels were the BOMB. Also, bottles of iced coffee for when you’re running late to class.”

“As many bags of flaming hot Cheetos from the Union as I can fit in my backpack.” - Nicole

- Noel

- Livi

“Huge family dinner at Sloopy’s!” - Bill

“Cookie dough bites from the C-Store are my weakness.” - Madison


“The frozen Reese’s cups from the C-Store are a necessity.”

“I always get soy milk for the following week.”

- Cassidy

- Taylor

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“I used to get a togo from Scott and fill it with fruit and put it in Tupperware for the week. Or cookies. Depending on how my week was going.” - Alanna

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So you’re waddling around High St., bundled up in your parka with mittens up to your elbows, trying desperately to find a place to eat that sounds appetizing. How many times can you eat lunch in the same three restaurants without wanting to give up? Plus, iIf you have a dining plan, your options become tired very fast. This new year, challenge yourself to go outside your comfort zone and try something new. Here are a few new-to-you lunch options that won’t break the bank.



Diaspora 2118 N. High St.

Shake Shack 740 N High St.

Ninja Grill 9 E Lane Ave.

Diaspora boasts their authentic Korean cuisine. It’s easy to find Chinese or Japanese food throughout Columbus, however you don’t need to look any further than the University District to chow down on Korean dishes.

Chances are you’ve probably heard about or eaten at Shake Shack before. However, the chain restaurant recently posted-up shop in the Short North, on the corner of High St. and Buttles Ave. If you haven’t been there yet, hop on the COTA and take a quick adventure during your lunch hour.

A Japanese version of Chipotle, plus more. Ninja Grill is situated right under the Wilson, across from CVS on Lane Ave. You’ll be in and out in no time, and have created your own hibachi-type meal.

Cornerstone Deli & Café 3296 N High St. Can’t decide between a sandwich, bagel, sushi, or rice bowl? This eclectic shop on the northside of High St. provides you with a whole array of options at fair prices and great quality.


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New Taj Mahal 2361 N High St. Tucked away on the north end of High St., New Taj Mahal specializes in Indian cuisine. If you’re lucky enough to get there before 3 p.m., then you can grab a plate and fill up on the allyou-can-eat buffet. Even better, OSU students get a discounted price.



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