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BOO! Did I scare you? Let me try again. (Phone notification from Canvas) Your grade has just been posted. How about now? Happy spooky szn, Ohio State! Not to be dramatic but this is the best party time of the year with the exception of the Xichigan game. You still get Block every weekend, but now on Thursdays, Fridays, and even Wednesdays for fall break, you have back-to-back costume parties where there are really no rules for what you can and can’t wear. (Well, with the exception of cultural appropriation. And blackface. See you’d think I wouldn’t need to type these things out but I guess some of the population still needs to hear this truth.) As far as body shaming goes, all bets are off ! Wear your coziest Chewbacca onesie or your most flexible spandex and a powdered wig–you’re still bound to lose a couple key accessories by the end of the night, anyways. Some of my best college memories are from Halloween. Staying out until 5 in the morning, only to work a 7:30 a.m. shift the next morning at Chipotle on a game day. Spraying my hair gray to be a grandma passing out Jell-O shots to all the “cute young children” at the party, only to change at midnight because I was tipsy and needed to wear heels to feel validated as a young woman. Sleeping straight through two parties in a row because junior year will kill you. (Okay, maybe not all of my best college memories.) And finally, hosting my own Halloween party as Honest Babe! (I wore a Playboy t-shirt, rhinestone fishnets, and yes, an Abraham Lincoln tall black hat and beard. Me and my roommates were “Four whores and seven beers ago.” You tell me if I’ve peaked yet.) Classes are going to start piling up. Job shifts are going to be dropped. Leg days are going to be missed. It’s just that time of year. But don’t let the hudge and drudge of the standard school year stop you from enjoying some of the greatest next few weeks of the college experience. And don’t be afraid to pull a few tricks affecting your day-to-day to get the little treat of free time at the end of a long week.

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OHIO STATE V. CINCINNATI With a final score of 42-0, Block O really wasn’t that far off with their prediction of 187-0, here. Maybe next time! Photo by David Heasley

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SHIT TO DO Living in Columbus means there’s never a shortage of events to go to, parties to hit up, and musicians to check out. This list is curated by the editors here at 1870 Magazine, but we are always on the lookout for the next must-see event! Have an event you feel the world must know about? Shoot us an email at madi@614mediagroup.com!


The Black Keys - Let’s Rock Tour NATIONWIDE ARENA

The Black Keys’ extensive three month, 21-date tour is coming to Columbus at Nationwide Arena. Their new album, “Let’s Rock”, just came out in June and is the band’s first album after coming back from a five-year hiatus. Be among the first to catch the revived Black Keys in what is sure to be an electrifying performance. Special guests include rock band Modest Mouse and alternative group *repeat repeat.


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Carnage Haunted House Opening Night CARNAGE HAUNTED HOUSE

With October beginning, haunted houses all over Ohio open their doors waiting for the next round of people to scare. Rated as the scariest in Ohio and number five in the nation with 30 decorated and detailed rooms, Carnage Haunted House ensures even the most hardcore guests will be scared sh*tless. In addition to the house itself, Carnage also shows horror movies and live music on certain nights, so be sure to check their calendar. Carnage Haunted House is open every Thursday through Sunday throughout October.



Columbus’ iconic Gallery Hop returns October 5. A celebration of art, the Gallery Hop has unique galleries, exhibits, and street performers for you to see along with special deals from dozens of restaurants and bars to keep you energized during a long night of walking throughout the Short North. And the party doesn’t stop when the galleries close, with many restaurants and bars remaining open well into the night.

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Ohio State Vs. Michigan State OHIO STADIUM

Get your school spirit ready as the Bucks go up against that team up north. (No, not that one. The other one.) Anyway, treat this as a warmup until the real game; I’m sure the Bucks will. Practice your tailgating, memorize Carmen Ohio, and stretch your voice so it doesn’t give out during the most important game of the year.


Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show




Long running indie folk band Bon Iver comes to the Schott to kick off a great month of music at the center. This unique and energetic duo is definitely a great way to spend a Tuesday night and would be worth feeling dead for your 8 a.m. the next day. The extremely dedicated and long lasting voice of indie pop, Feist, will kick the event off.


Actor and performer extraordinaire Hugh Jackman presents The Man. the Music. The Show. at the Schott October 10. If you can’t stop listening to the Les Mis soundtrack or if you’re just a fan of good music, then this show won’t disappoint. This is Jackman’s first ever world tour, so don’t miss your chance to be among the first to see him perform hits from all of his movies and Broadway shows like Les Mis and The Greatest Showman, all accompanied by a live orchestra.

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-10.12 Highball Halloween SHORT NORTH ARTS DISTRICT

Want to step up your Halloween costume game or see what amazing costumes others can put together? Then come to Highball Halloween, the biggest costume party in the nation. A twoday event with a street party, fashion shows, energizing stage performances, and public costume contests with multiple categories and cash prizes, Highball Halloween is perfect for anyone who has a crazy costume to show off, likes to party, or wants to see the amazing costumes other people can create.


-10.13 Columbus Italian Festival ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, 720 HAMLET


Happening outside of the St. John the Baptist Church, the Columbus Italian festival provides delicious, authentic Italian food, live singing and dancing, cooking demonstrations that’ll make your mouth water, and a chance to learn more about Italian culture. For any athletic (or competitive) types there’s a Bocce Ball tournament with a cash prize.


World War Joy Tour Featuring: The Chainsmokers, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lennon Stella


This massive concert, headed by the Chainsmokers, will surely hit Columbus hard on the 13th. The crazy talented duo will be joined by the award-winning pop band 5 Seconds of Summer, who previously collaborated with the Chainsmokers in their recent single “Who Do You Love”. Singer Lennon Stella will open the event.

10.13-10.17 Fashion Week Columbus VARIOUS LOCATIONS

A week long celebration of the art of fashion, Fashion Week Columbus offers daily unique and interesting events catered to fashion lovers. From runway shows with many different themes, art galleries, shows, and conferences, this is your one-stop-shop to learn more about and celebrate fashion in Columbus.


Flicks for Free: Captain Marvel OHIO UNION

Do you like free movies? What about free movies, popcorn, and drinks? If your answer is yes, then come down to the Ohio Union for their Flicks for Free series. Showtimes are Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Marvel hit, Captain Marvel, is showing on the 16th, followed by everyone’s favorite thunder rat, Detective Pickachu, on the 23rd, and finishing off October is Jordan Peele’s horror thriller, “Us.” 1870mag.COM • OCTOBER 2019 • 1870 MAGAZiNE



Ohio State vs. Northwestern YOUR FAVORITE BAR

OSU and Northwestern clash In a rematch of last year’s Big Ten Championship Game. The Bucks swept the floor with Northwestern last time they met, but neither team is the same this year so anything could happen–the Bucks could use your support. But if you’re not down for a six hour drive, crowding your favorite bar and chanting O-H is a good substitute.


Matt and Kim 10 Year Celebration Tour EXPRESS LIVE

Matt and Kim are one of the longest and most stable bands that one could hope for and they’re coming to Columbus to celebrate this in their 10 Year Celebration Tour. They’ll be performing hits from all of their electrifying albums to date, so see this charismatic and talented duo in one of the best venues in Columbus, Express Live.


-10.27 Broadway in Columbus: Mean Girls OHIO THEATRE

Everyone’s favorite high-school cult classic Mean Girls just got adapted into a Broadway quality musical. Showing everyday from October 22 through 27, the Ohio Theatre is your only place to see this charming and spirited adaptation. For anyone who isn’t a superfan, Mean Girls follows Cady Heron, a high school girl who grew up in Africa but recently moved to suburban Illinois. Despite growing up in the Savannah, nothing could prepare Cady for the three school divas, led by a devilishly charming Regina George, that she gets caught up with and plans to take down.


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Haunted Fest 2019 OHIO EXPO CENTER

Haunted Fest is truly a concert like no other. It’s the ultimate thrilling EDM party experience combined with the Halloween aesthetic, with guests being encouraged to sport their best Halloween costumes. With a stacked lineup of premium EDM bands, including Reez and performer RL Grime, Haunted Fest is a must-see for anyone who wants to dance all night long, and I do mean all night long. The concert doesn’t end until 2 a.m.


Ohio State vs. Wisconsin OHIO STADIUM

Come to Ohio Stadium for a rematch of the 2017 Big Ten Championship Game as the Buckeyes face off against Wisconsin. The Bucks were victorious two years ago, and while Wisconsin hasn’t significantly leveled up since then, the Bucks are still going to need your help cheering them on. So, grab a few friends and head over to the Shoe for what’ll certainly be an entertaining game, one way or another.


Halloween Party by Social Circle BIG BAR

Skip the amateur house parties running down frat row and head to something truly entertaining right on High Street: Social Circle’s Halloween Party at Big Bar! From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Social Circle is bringing in aerialists, stilt performers, and flow art dancers to greet and entertain partiers. Don’t forget your devil horns and angel wings, because the theme of the evening is Heaven and Hell with decorations sprawled out accordingly. Big Bar’s boutta be a “big” deal this year!


JAMES @jamessophia_ James I had a crush on u all last semester and now i’ve been blessed with your presence again in media and american politics... i won @jamessophia_ Any idea who wrote this tweet? I have a couple ideas, but for the most part I’m still in the dark. Are you going to ask around in your class to find out who your secret admirer is? I can’t see myself asking around, but if they were to say “I was the one who wrote that tweet” during the semester, I would make an effort to chat with them and get to know them.


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If not in class, where is the best place to win over your heart? Class is always a great place to chat with me, but if not class, I frequent lots of coffee shops to do my work there (Sweetwater, Mission, One Line) for hours on end and enjoy talking with anyone who wants to have a conversation. Would their political opinion be a factor in the future of the relationship? I spend Monday-Friday talking about politics in classes, so I often don’t ask about political opinions or bring up political topics for a while. Some of my best friends are complete political opposites from me, so it doesn’t matter at all. The most important thing is to believe and stand behind what your beliefs consist of.

TOPHER @tophboi Turning 21 Sunday come celebrate with me, and my friends at Old north arcade that night, make some friends, hangout, and have fun! I’m also very very single. I like making art, and going to Buckeye donuts, I’ll also make you pasta, and whoop your ass in Mario kart @tophboi Did you end up at Buckeye Donuts at the end of the night? Unfortunately I did not end up at Buckeye Donuts. It was the only disappointing part that day, I truly had it on the list for the night! What’s the first thing you did upon turning 21? I woke up and had a Milwaukee’s Best Ice with my older brother (not a very good beer or the most refreshing beer to have) but it shall hold a special place to me for being my first “legal“ drink. Who won the most at Mario Kart? I didn’t end up getting to play too much Mario Kart, but I did in fact win the races I played. Are you still single? It saddens me to have to report that I am in fact still single, and still looking! What kind of pasta is your favorite to make? I’m a slut for fettuccine Alfredo, but make some good ass Carbonara!

LINDSAY @lindsayjbowman I need girl friends on campus desperately. I’m quiet, but I love to go out and I’m a sophomore and will need people to live with next year off campus. I mostly have guy friends and I need friends to do girl stuff with!! She replied: “hey i have a gc for girls who wanna make friends!!!” Did you send in the tweet? If not, have you met the girl who did through the group chat? I did not send in the tweet, but I definitely related to it. The girl who did send it in actually did come forward and I have her in one of my two groups. How is the group chat going? I actually have 2 group chats of 30+ people each, due to popularity and demand. They’re going really well and have plans to meet or have already met. Both groups are very supportive and loving towards everyone in the group; it’s almost like a big support circle where someone rants and everyone else helps. They all became friends very quickly. Who came up with the idea? @jmyks_ actually messaged me and suggested making a group chat! What fun events or hang-outs have come out of the group chat? So far, group chat 1 has met at Cazuela’s for drinks and had other plans, but it’s hard to get that many people to be free at the same time. Group chat 2 was going to get piercings together, though they realized the prices, so that also fell through. Both want to get together at Chitt Fest next week.

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DRUNK ZODIAC SIGNS: I t’s Libra season, folks! That means it’s time to align those chakras, get your schedule figured out, and start that hunt for love before cuffing season hits full swing. Basically, darling, it’s time to get your sh*t together. Don’t worry too much, though. I’m here to give you the deets and spooky treats for your sign this month!





Money, money, money! It’s time to focus on money! Be prepared for some unexpected expenses this month, Virgo. That sounds a little stressful, doesn’t it? Don’t worry. You’ll still have enough to buy some sweet Graveyard Gruel to celebrate Halloween this year!



You’re definitely stressed this month, Scorpio. Your birthday is so close and yet so far. Still, you shouldn’t let that stand in the way of your dreams. Show the world what you’re made of! You got this! If you need some liquid courage, try an Old Widow.



It’s time for a new adventure, Aquarius. You’re looking for emotion this month, whatever that means. Go out and fi nd what you’re looking for. For bonus emotion, get smashed on a few Goodbye Kitties. I’m sure that’ll give you a good boost into the passion (drama) that you’re craving.









It may seem early, Sags, but now would be a great time to start prepping for next year. You’ve got a lot of ideas and your creativity is on high gear this month. Put it to good use. Like a lot of signs right now, the end of this month is looking good for romance. Take that potential lover out and share a Poisoned Apple Pie.

Happy birthday, Libra! You’ve got a lot to celebrate this month. Your creative projects are going well, and towards the end of the month, love is coming your way! It’s time for you to thrive and have some fun with Peach Candy Corn Cocktails.



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Everyone is craving some intimacy this month and Pisces, you are not going to be left out. Put your detective skills to work and find someone to connect with. Love isn’t the only thing you’re looking for, though. You want to get a little deeper this month. Analyze your thoughts, moods, emotions. Maybe you’ll find some answers. Maybe you just need more Berry Scary Spritz in your life. Either way, I hope you find what you’re looking for.





Ooooh, baby, you’re trying too hard to be independent right now. Chill out, Aries. Romance is going to be a hit for you this month, but maybe keep an eye on your other relationships. There may be some snakes in the grass. Have a Snakebite and cut those bad relationships off.






October is going to be busy, busy, busy for Gemini. This month is supposed to be all about balance, but finding it is going to be hard for you. What’s more important to you? Love? Work? Selfcare? Mull that question over while sipping on a Ghoulish Gin-Ger Ale.

The beginning of this month is about you and your dreams, Leo. Don’t let them scare you. The second half of the month is about appreciating those around you. Show some of that famous love and affection to those close to you. Maybe treat them to some spooky Black Cauldrons?

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(JUNE 22-JULY 22)





This month is going to be good for you, Taurus. Your life feels like it’s all put together and there are some exciting opportunities coming your way on both the work and love fronts. Grab those opportunities by the horns (Ha, horns. Get it?) and treat yourself to a caramel old-fashioned.

Communication is the name of the game this month, Cancer. We all know that you can be a little emotional, but if you don’t keep your friends and lovers in the loop this month, issues will arise. You and your people can have a nice little chat about how you’re feeling over a couple shots of Zombie Apocalypse.

If you work hard this month, Caps, you could see some special rewards and attention coming your way. A lot of things are going to start making sense by the end of this month, so be patient. Maybe a few extra Bat-Tito Bites will help clear things up for you.


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he party never ends with 1870. We’ll be there to capture all your lastminute Thursday night decisions, and to prematurely celebrate the heavily regrettable Friday morning hangovers. In the moment, we’ll raise a glass to you, the overworked undergrad who needs a break and a photo to remember it. We’ll snap the Juuls and the shots, catch your best dance moves out on the floor, and remind you of the fun memories you may just end up forgetting. Through it all, we’re here to celebrate you, our campus Bar Stars!

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MAJORS: The chemical engineer who started a basketball fraternity BY A S A H E R R O N P H O TO BY G R A N T J O N E S

Andrew Helenbrook is a third year chemical engineering student from Buffalo, NY. Chemical engineering may just be the most rigorous major The Ohio State University has to offer, but he chose it because he actually enjoyed chemistry in high school and has seen his parents enjoy successful careers as engineers. However, it has been difficult for Helenbrook to leave behind the oh-so valuable partying lessons he learned from Bills Mafia as a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan. This is college, after all. He decided to try out frat parties on weekends as an underclassman, but he felt like he wasn’t fully utilizing his limited amount of time to throw down. Additionally, he had been looking for a club to become involved in without any luck. When it came down to it, he wanted a club where he could have that Saturday night banger and play his favorite sport, basketball, with some friends. It was time to blaze his own trail. “I’ve seen how basketball can connect people in my own life,” Helenbrook shared. “I’ve made most of my friends through basketball, and I taught my little sister to play.” Being an integral part of Helenbrook’s life since kindergarten, basketball wasn’t about to be overlooked because of a couple pressing three-hours labs. Like most of us who played childhood sports, he was missing the close relationships he had before college because of the bonds built on the court. It only seemed logical to start what he needed all along: a social basketball club. To pay homage to the legendary 1982-84 University of Houston basketball team, (which had Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, among other future pros) and simultaneously adopt a fauxfraternity brand, he named his club Phi Slamma Jamma. “My family, my friends, and Phi Slamma Jamma’s officers help me balance everything I have going on,” Helenbrook humbly admitted. Phi Slamma Jamma is now an officially registered club on campus which accepts both men and women hoopers. Instead of holding chapter meetings, every Wednesday they play basketball, and instead of charging dues, joining is free. At least once per month, a social is hosted at a member’s house, and Block is put on for major home games during the football and basketball seasons. Additionally, the club will be hosting a 3-on-3 tournament this spring at the RPAC with all proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus. Basketball has a unique ability to connect people, and Phi Slamma Jamma is capitalizing off of this to help people make

friends on campus and help the Columbus community. So far, it seems to be a cause that resonates with many folks on campus because Phi Slamma Jamma now bolsters upwards of fifty members.

To pay homage to the legendary 1982-84 University of Houston basketball team, (which had Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, among other future pros) and simultaneously adopt a faux-fraternity brand, he named his club Phi Slamma Jamma. This may seem like a lot to handle for a guy who has to spend upwards of 55 hours per week studying, but that’s not a problem for Helenbrook. “I’m at my best when I’m challenged,” he told me. That’s why he chose chemical engineering as his major in the first place. He wanted the pressure. For students also looking to add on some pressure past the three-point line, you can join this new non-fraternity, too. At the end of the day, students like Helenbrook remind us that on campus, you can have both a career-driven major and a heart-driven hobby. • To learn more about Phi Slamma Jamma and get notifications about the spring 3-on-3 tournament date, follow them on Instagram @ohio_state_psj.

Old Movies & New Perspectives Pick a classic movie to enjoy this fall with recommendations from the experts in the Sci-Fi Club BY JACOB GARTLAND | PHOTOS BY KIERA FRANKS


t was a beautiful night out and the OSU Intergalactic Science-Fiction Club (commonly known as Sci-Fi Club) had just finished its semi-annual trivia night. We were walking to Sloopy’s to celebrate a successful night of fun, prizes, and new club members when one of the new members said something that stuck with me: “I love scifi, but I just didn’t have anyone to discuss it with, until now.” He tried talking with friends but no one else knew or cared enough about sci-fi to have a deep conversation with him, something that resonated with me. So today, I share my favorite kinds of conversations with you! I interviewed club President Brady Ellis and PR Officer Joanne Rhode about some of the most notable sci-fi movies of all time.


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I interviewed Rhode to get her hot takes on the original “Blade Runner”, a futuristic and dystopian cyberpunk movie we watched for the club’s last movie night. What did you like most about “Blade Runner?” I really liked the aesthetic of it and its idea of cyberpunk. It was one of the first films that used cyberpunk in science fiction; a lot of the scenes incorporate a lot of technology [and] has a futuristic look. Cyberpunk was a big thing in the ‘80s and “Blade Runner” [has] given a lot of inspiration to other films. Do you think “Blade Runner has stood the test of time? (Definition check: Cyberpunk “is a genre within science fiction that is set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society that is dominated by computer technology.) When you watch “Blade Runner” from a modern standpoint, there’s a lot of criticisms you can apply to it. But overall as a film, it still can be pretty enjoyable to watch. I think it’s worth [seeing] especially if you’re looking for cyberpunk and how it’s developed throughout the ages. What do you think about the morals of Blade Runner? There are a lot of interesting themes. The desire to live is in all of us–the desire to be better. All of the characters have sympathy. You have a set person you think is a good guy, but the lines blend throughout the movie. “Blade Runner” makes you question what’s good and what’s bad.

Ellis gave me some inside information on “The Creature from the Black Lagoon,” a classic monster story released in 1954, one of his favorite sci-fi films, and a film that he plans on showing in club and giving a presentation on. What appeals to you about “The Creature from the Black Lagoon?” “The Creature himself or the Gill-Man.” Up until this point, movie monster films were pretty much filled with Dracula or Frankenstein, characters that were based on books or legend. [Gill-Man] is a very original character, very unique. What about Gill-Man makes him different other than him being original? The Gill-Man is linked to science. [He] is seen as a missing link in human evolution between the sea and land. That struck me as very unique. You’ve got this monster, this creature, that is connected to humanity. It’s not just something of fantasy. It’s a creature of science. And it’s very interesting to see the link between the humanity and the monster. Is it still worth seeing today? Definitely. Anyone who is into movie monsters or old films, anyone who loves science fiction… [Gill-Man], I think, still has a wide appeal today. [The] film is able to gauge people’s excitement and curiosity and interest in science, evolution, and history. It’s just a genuinely, honestly fun action-y film. It’s got something for everyone: good acting, very impressive looking costume for the creature, a strong story. It’s delightfully weird. You plan to do a presentation on this. What would that be like? I plan to do a presentation that not only explores the history of the film and the character, but really gets to the core of why this character is so beloved. Why it has had staying power and why people today should care about “The Creature From the Black Lagoon.” Plenty of cartoons, movies, and TV shows have characters that were clearly inspired by [Gill-Man]. I want to explore why “The Creature From the Black Lagoon” matters and why you should care about Gill-Man. There’s something for us all in the Gill-Man. • 1870mag.COM • OCTOBER 2019 • 1870 MAGAZiNE


Do you have any funny trivia about the movie? So the actor, Rico Browning, played the Gill-Man in the underwater scenes. The guy was just a normal guy from Florida. He was a swimmer in the area near the set they were filming on. Someone on the crew asked him to swim in the water, do some test filming. And it came down to the director seeing Browning and saying “Kid, I like the way you swim, would you like to be in this movie?” They had a guy playing the creature for the land scenes, but they needed a more professional swimmer to play this character safely in this big suit underwater. Also, like most monster movies of the era, it does, unfortunately, devolve into the damsel in distress concept, the leading actress getting captured. But I will give it credit, that unlike a lot of monster movies filmed before, the actress in this film gets to do stuff and have a character. She’s not just the person who gets captured. She’s an important part of the crew of scientists who are exploring the Amazon. Finally I asked Brady about his future goals for the sci-fi club. I’m very committed to growing the club into a large, positive, diverse community. It’s important to me that the Sci-Fi Club is a welcoming community where people of all backgrounds can come and share what science fiction they’re passionate about. I’m committed to getting the word out about the club through advertising, special events, guest speakers, really all sorts of events that can draw people in and let them see this is a club for them. If you care about science fiction, if you have something in [the] genre that is special to you, or if you’re just looking for a chance to get into science fiction and make new friends, this is a positive, welcoming and genuinely fun environment. I think more people should know about it.• The OSU Sci-Fi Club meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Enarson 214 for presentations, discussions, and special events centered around Science Fiction. For more information please email them at scifiosu@gmail.com.


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efore I came to Ohio State, I spent a year in New York at Fordham University, figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. It was the year of the 2016 election–which was traumatizing in so many ways for so many people–so I spent a lot of time thinking about diversity and the representation of minority groups. When I finally got to Columbus, I deliberately chose my classes to help reveal the ways minority groups have been affected by our society, as well as to broaden my own list of beloved authors. So, in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on October 14, I sat down with my Native American literature professor, Elissa Washuta, who is a nonfiction writer, professor, and member of the Cowlitz tribe, to talk about writing, representation, and ally-ship.

1870: Thinking a bit about community, what do you think are the differences between living in Ohio where there are no federally recognized tribes versus living in the Pacfic Northwest where there is a lot of Native American visibility? Washuta: You know I’m still new here and learning, I definitely acknowledge that I haven’t been as active as I could be in learning where the other Native people are here. I’m connected with my Native colleagues here in the Ohio State system and Native staff and students. I don’t believe at all that federal recognition makes a tribe legitimate, but it does create a very real, palpable difference in Native presence in these states. I know where to find other Native folks, I know where to find other Cowlitz people, I know where my relatives are, and here it’s just a different context. It reminds me more of growing up in New Jersey where I didn’t know any other Native people living there. So here in Ohio, there’s definitely Shawnee, Miami, Wyandot, Delaware, and other tribes’ history embedded in this land. People from those communities continue to have relationships with this place and there’s ancient evidence of other peoples’ relationships with this place who came before them in the earthworks. I am trying to learn piece by piece what relationships have been made with the land already and using those to inform my own relationship to the land as a visitor. 1870: What do you think are the best ways to educate people on some of the kind of blatant attempts throughout history to erase Indigenous culture?

Washuta: I only know small ways that aren’t necessarily the best and certainly

Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day BY DIANA PEREZ

"I think it’s a great day to buy a book by an Indigenous writer and tell another person about an Indigenous person who is making art that you love."

aren’t the only ways. Because of the devastating effects of so much land theft and forced ceding of land, it’s really easy for non-native people to forget that this was all Indigenous land. That’s foundational to everything that happens here, it happens on Indigenous land. A lot of this land is unceded, Cowlitz land is unceded and there’s a lot of land that was straight-up stolen with no treaty documentation or anything. Everyday life is happening on stolen Indigenous land and there are hundreds and hundreds of sovereign nations within these borders that continue to be sovereign and always have been. I think there’s an ethical responsibility to, at the very least, recognize those sovereigns and their individual citizens. I see the ways in which we’re tokenized. Since our numbers have been so far reduced, I often see that people seem to think it’s sort of fine that we’re not really represented because of the reduction of our populations. I want to find a way to help adjust people’s thinking so that they recognize our presence.

1870: Can you talk more to stereotyping in media and the ways that Native women are treated in fictional representations and how those representations affect the realities of Native women? Washuta: I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the ways that representations of Native women in movies and TV have facilitated violence against them. Part of what has happened is that there is, repeatedly, again and again, this reinforced stereotype of Native women as docile and subservient and coy and quiet. Think of Emily in “Twilight.” With all of these representations, there is a reinforcing of this idea that this is a Native woman: she is docile, she is there to serve a man, she is pretty, she is compliant. Of course it’s a problematic and damaging representation because of the roles and responsibilities that Native women have had, there is a real power and sense of leadership that many Native women have been tasked and raised with. I think it’s absolutely set up for partner violence to have men looking for a fantasy of compliance and subservience, and look to a Native woman for fulfilment of that role. Violent men are going to be violent and I don’t want to blame Hollywood completely and absolve men of personal responsibility, but I’ve seen it play out.

1870: How do you think that non-Native people can be good allies to Native Americans?

Washuta: One thing that I notice and is very important to me is settlers really need to listen. And not listen in a limited way until they hear what they want to hear, but listen even when it’s uncomfortable and keep listening. Things that are hyper-palatable to white people, those are going to be the things that first turn up in a search, they’re easy to find. If a white person stops there, they’re going to [find] something that is not a great representation and not our representation. People have to keep going if they want to find more: read more broadly, watch more broadly, and keep digging and asking questions and listening to what’s already out there. I always recommend Twitter. I want people to listen and I want them to find ways to lift up the work that we’re already doing and facilitate the production of our work on our own terms. I think that’s a really key thing. 1870: Who are some of your favorite Native

authors and artists that you think people need to know about?

Washuta: All of the authors from the Anthology (Stephen Graham Jones, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Eden Robinson, and Kim TallBear, amongst others). Blackbelt Eagle Scout is an amazing band, Jeremy Dutcher is also doing absolutely brilliant things with music, I also really love Demian DinéYazhi’ who is a visual artist and writer. 1870: Finally, are you going to be celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day in any specific way this year? What do you think is a good way for nonNatives to celebrate? Washuta: You know I never think about it because I’m Indigenous every day, but I think it’s a great day to buy a book by an Indigenous writer and tell another person about an Indigenous person who is making art that you love. I’m going to be in Coast Salish territory doing a talk. It’s a holiday that I definitely appreciate especially because I don’t remember seeing statues of Christopher Columbus in Seattle. Coming here, I was trying to tell myself that it wasn’t a big deal, but then I let myself feel that this is one piece of many that is a constant reminder of Indigenous erasure and conquest and celebration of genocide. I think it would be great if anyone who wants to celebrate it can consider what they would like to do to undo a little bit of that Indigenous erasure.

Professor Washuta is just one Native American woman, shaped by her own experience and tribe. If you’d like to learn more about how to celebrate and honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day, start by listening and reading, both broadly and wisely, this October 14. You can check out Washuta’s most recent publication, “Shapes of Native NonFiction: Collected Essays by Contemporary Writers,” or research your own. (I personally recommend poet Tommy Pico!) 1870mag.COM • OCTOBER 2019 • 1870 MAGAZiNE



Homes with integrity What makes LMS’s relationship with homes different than most campus renters BY M A D I TA S K

In an age of innovation where developers are focusing more and more on all things modern, it seems that the wholesome history and traditional college living that brought us all here is getting lost. The dreamy college experience that includes a 50-year old home that has seen its fair share of undergrads come through is getting harder and harder to find. LMS is one of the few campus property management companies that values the history of the homes they welcome students in. When it comes to adding new locations to their collection of multi-residential communities, they believe in slow-and-deliberate growth over quick housing that is rushed to completion. “We want to grow thoughtfully and intentionally”, discloses the president of LMS Inc., Lisa Kessler. We sat down for coffee in one of their newest creations: a refurbished and renovated church-turnedStauf’s coffee shop on Neil Avenue that also holds five new units in the back of the building. Looking around the space, any coffee-lover could see the intention behind the design. While the new space includes the same high, arched ceilings that the church implemented, silver industrial piping borders the counter area and floats in the space naturally instead of distracting from the beauty that was already there. The walls hold tall stained glass windows that are original to the building, but the bottom squares were removed and repurposed into a chic, flat chandelier hanging above the seating area. They pulled color inspiration from the windows to influence other elements of the new space: green velvet couches and simple, green centerpieces match the stained glass. “Urban infill and adaptive reuse are passions of mine,” shares owner of LMS Inc., John Hanks. “I love incorporating architectural artifacts into my projects. Neil Avenue checked a lot of boxes.” Things that they could keep that made sense, they did.

You can relax in a single-person cutout of the old church pews in the seats up against the walls, and the crown molding was refurbished so that while the space feels vintage, it doesn’t feel underappreciated or neglected. You can find the same attention to detail and respect to the original architecture in LMS’s homes, as well. They were behind the reconstruction of this Stauf’s, and it serves as a great testament for the kind of work they’re capable of in their units. “You can preserve and modernize at the same time,” Kessler believes. For example, their units have history– adorable details included–and while the plaster walls allow residents to keep the peace and quiet they want in a home, (which is hard to find in a new build) residents still get the feel of luxury from quartz and granite counter tops, custom cabinetry, and hardwood flooring. For undergrads and soon-to-be grads alike, there’s something for everyone to find in LMS’ campus portfolio of homes. While they’ve been established in Columbus for some time now, more recently LMS has been gaining recognition as a quality development and property management company. Hanks credits Kessler’s leadership in repositioning the company and helping to create a path for future growth. He also nods to Sarah Mackert, owner of SJM Studio, for her interpretation of the vision LMS sets for their properties. The close-knit community they share in their office translates to their clients, and they have units for all interested students: the historophile who craves refurbished, real hardwoods, and the modern student who wants something built from the ground up in the past five years. To see and apply for available units, head to www.lmscolumbus.com/.

So, you want to get “involved” on campus? Some of us know the cult life all too well BY 1 8 70 S TA F F


e’re a couple of months and a few mental breakdowns into the 2019-2020 school year. By now, most students have gotten into the swing of things. They know what lectures to skip, what frats to avoid, where to get free food, and how to walk upright past their OAs after a night of Natties. But you aren’t like the rest of them, because you want more in your life. So, you want to get more involved on campus. Lucky you. Ohio State prides itself on the more than 1,300 clubs available to students. You can join anything from an accounting association to a zoology club. But why limit yourself? Now, while it's great to stick to your standard, straight-and-narrow clubs (great resumé builders), sometimes it’s fun to experiment. What you won’t find listed on Ohio State’s website are the more than 300 campus cults. Bottom line—you’ve got choices. There are the religious ones. The quasi-religious ones—the quasi-sadistic religious ones. The instrumental (drum circles and all that) ones. Of course, there are the traditional ones (murdering-while-nude required). Or, when your OCHEM finals roll around, one of the end-of-the-world-as-we-knowit cults may be up your alley. There’s a lot that goes into choosing your cult—your new family. Ask yourself if you want to at least think about the kids with cancer when gyrating bestially on Chad after paying your annual tithe of $250 to the largest cult on campus. Or whether you believe the ends justify the means when sugar-daddy-ing money into your undergraduate campaign to fund those in-dorm mental health services you promised your fellow Buckeyes. Putting thought into it now will save you from, what I would assume to be, an embarrassing confession that you, in fact, are not


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going to be cremated and then launched into the ether to colonize and populate planets in the Andromeda galaxy. And when shit hits the fan, you’ll want good, friendly people to curl up, share your lucid dreams, and throw back that cyanidepunch with. You’ll also want people who are dedicated to the cause no matter what. No one wants a slacker right when you’re about to go down on a squealing piglet. And you’re going to want family members who are, let’s just say, well-equipped. You’ll spend most of your time with your naked ass cheeks sticking to a linoleum floor, taking phat rips off a bubbler— you’ll want a lot to look at. So, think carefully and keep an open mind. “But aren’t cults bad?” I hear you, a sexually repressed and closedminded college student, ask. You know, I’ll be the first to say it, cults haven’t had the best reputation. Manson and Jim Jones really haven’t done us any favors. But those guys were the bad kind of crazy. The good crazy cults can be a helluva lot of fun. Just keep an open mind. Sooner or later, you’ll be jumping naked through fire, high on a cocktail of coke and Special K in Bricker Hall, while chanting “Carmen, Ohio” in Sanskrit. Cults are great because they don’t limit who you can be or what you want to do. I’ve seen my fair share of cult life and I never get bored. Cults keep you fresh. Have I been reincarnated through an ag-campus calf’s anus? On seven occasions. Mutilated my body to show loyalty? I no longer have the tip of my left nipple or my bottom eyelashes. Preyed on confused, helpless freshmen? Oh, please, I’m in a cult, not H20 Church. And cults aren’t dangerous things to be afraid of or hide away from.

Ok? I mean, why are we so comfortable with frats and sororities? They’re just one fire ritual and bible verse away from being a mediocre cult. Look, the next time you see a sorority with girls that look like a cut-and-paste version of Brittany Spears during her drug-induced breakdown, call me up and tell me which makes you heebiejeebies more. At least, cults know what they are. Yes—straight up—you’ll have to partially remove your gooch. And you can be sure, at some point, you’ll do a body shot off a 2-week-dead hairless Hungarian man. At least he’ll already be stiff—no surprises. (Just a little moldy.) So, if you’re looking for a fresh way to make new friends, experiment with drugs you’ve never heard of, have unprotected sex in positions your overlysexed mother doesn’t even know, or lose dignity by building “character,” consider joining a local cult today. If it’s not the best four years of your life, at least it’s the last four years of your life. •

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Mid High Market finds new home in Pop’s Printed Apparel BY LIZZY OGB ON N A | P HOTOS BY A M A L SA E E D


ou may know that little shop between Bull’s and Midway: Pop’s Printed Apparel? It recently got the perfect upgrade with a refreshing twist. Mid High Market, the brainchild of Austin Pence, reopened its doors on August 15. Although it was created by the Pop’s co-founder, it’s an entirely different concept than the custom t-shirt printing company. “It’s an experience,” Pence says. “And that was really important to me when I designed the shop. We built everything in the shop, we designed everything from scratch. I wanted to take you back in time. I wanted it to make you feel like you were walking into the supermarket in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Part of Mid High Market is mid-century… It’s a step into the past, it’s gonna be unlike any other shop you’ve ever walked into.” That’s undeniable. Mid High will certainly catch your eye on High Street with its bright orange interior, groovy patterns and interesting designs. Pence further describes the shop as uniquely itself and Instagram-worthy. “You’re gonna wanna take pictures in our shop.”


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And you can! There’s a full length mirror out on the sales floor, perfect for a selfie break while shopping. Around the walls and at the entrance doors are Mid High produced t-shirts. At the checkout, you can browse through vintage High Times magazines. Also, in the middle of the store is what Pence calls the ‘Local Produce’ section. The produce being the other two brands sold in store; t-shirts from Eleven Warriors and Ohio Allegiance. And although there are dozens of little oranges surrounding the merch, it’s just to seal in that supermarket vibe. The store’s specific supermarket aesthetic is what Pence hopes will bring people in, and bring them together. “I thought the best place to do that is a supermarket, because a supermarket’s a place that everybody goes. It doesn’t matter if you’re a hippy or it doesn’t matter if you’re an accountant; you’ve gotta go buy groceries, you gotta get your produce somewhere. That was what Mid High Market was meant to do: bring people together, have them try new things, and have a good time.”

The Mid High ‘sportswear’ brand ranges in size from small to XXL and caters to Ohio State students, but invites older generations to come in and enjoy the experience as well. Just like the store itself, you’ll find that the clothing is influenced by the ‘60s and ‘70s as well. Skyler Kitts, one of six designers on Mid High’s team, designs the clothing and manages the store. Going off of the ‘60s/’70s theme, a lot of the merchandise includes classic references like Sharon Tate. Pence considers the ‘60s to be “the mecca of design” and believes that Mid High’s modern cut shirts with vintage designs will differentiate the brand from a market that’s overwhelmingly saturated by the ‘90s nostalgia. The affinity to the ‘60s and ‘70s goes as deep as Pence creating the store’s playlist that revolves around classic rock and legends like The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. “It’s a good opportunity to inform people, and also for me as a ‘90s baby, to learn more. The more I dig and the more I learn, the more I love. Because there’s so many things that were prevalent in the ‘60s and ‘70s that are the biggest things going on right now… plus, the music!” All-in-all, Mid High is set to give customers a seamless shopping experience. Right now, Mid High hosts pop ups right outside its doors every Thursday, Friday, and home gamedays throughout the rest of football season, hoping to pick back up in the spring. In addition to this new brand, the Pop’s side of this business is still operating, just relocated to Clintonville now. So you can still have your custom t-shirt needs satisfied. Pop’s prints between eight and 10,000 shirts a month and it only takes between five to 10 business days to get your order. Pence and other co-founder Chad Campagna plan to continue serving the Columbus community and buying from local suppliers. • Mid High Market will launch its website and first clothing line in October 2019, and you can follow the shop on Instagram (@midhighmarket) or Facebook (https://www.facebook. com/midhighmarket/)

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SHORT NORTH How to make a Saturday night in the city a mix of everything Columbus has to offer BY M E E R A M ATH U R

Tired of your same ol’ Saturday nights that consist of pregaming with shitty vodka and hitting up the same string of campus bars? Although Ethyl and Out R Inn may be timeless classics, sometimes you just need a change of scenery to spice up your dreary, college life. That’s why I ventured to the Short North to revitalize my Saturday schedule and visit three underrated spots: the Moonlight Market, SeeSaw, and CRMD.

Moonlight Market - Along Gay St.

SeeSaw - 906 N High St.

CRMD - 1190 N High St.

Located on Gay St., vendors line the sidewalks with tents all the way from 4th to High, and as the night progresses, local businesses decorate their stands with twinkly string lights while street artists perform on the intersections. There are clothing pop-up shops, cupcakes and baked goods, jewelry stands, and even candle salesmen. Whatever you can picture spending money on that you probably don’t need, but buy anyway because you have no sense of self-control, Moonlight Market’s got it! After the window shopping or purchasing, you can stop at any cute restaurant or bar located on Gay St. Happening once a month, Moonlight Market is up and running from 6 until 11 p.m., leaving you plenty of time to venture out to the bars after you’re done emptying your wallet. Coincidentally, this is exactly what I did, with my next stop being the newly opened bar, SeeSaw.

Move over, Lincoln Social! We’ve got another rooftop bar! After Moonlight Market, we headed over to the brand new SeeSaw, to get our drink on for the next part of the night. SeeSaw isn’t like any rooftop bar you’ve visited, it’s a unique experience in itself. There is a wide open lower area, then a wide and painted staircase near the entrance that leads up to a huge dance floor and adorable rooftop area overlooking High Street. Upstairs is so vast– there are two bars to handle the crowds! Among the bar’s qualities are two spots that are Instagram gold mines; an oldtimey pink payphone with a handwritten wall asking customers, “You Up?” Another social media must-have is a cursive neon sign next to the bar that says “Life Is Beautiful”. With its chill outdoor seating combined with the indoor dancing space, I can predict that SeeSaw will definitely give Lincoln Social a run for its money.

All that boozing left our group’s sweet tooth in desperate need of salvation. For our last destination on our Short North crawl, we stopped by the new ice cream store, CRMD, on our way back to campus. Just a few blocks from SeeSaw, it was the perfect choice for a late night bite, as it’s open until 2 a.m. and far enough from the campus hustle and bustle that the line was no problem. Although on the pricey side, the ice cream at CRMD was well worth the hype. Each flavor was a different, unorthodox color; cookies and cream was bright orange, and the vanilla was charcoal. Despite the strange appearance that would pique anyone’s curiosity, the ice cream was incredible, and the shop itself had a fun, modern vibe to it. CRMD is a refreshing addition to the mix of family-friendly, pastel-shaded scoops you find around town. Before we left, we definitely made sure to snap a picture of the huge, LED sign on the wall that says, “Lick it real good”, wrapping up our adventure of a perfect night!


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BEER: S’MORES YAMMY BY PLATFORM BEER COMPANY When I was picking drinks for the October issue, I didn’t want to do the old tired pumpkin beer. Little did I know Platform was brewing up a nifty yam beer. If you’re familiar with their Yammy Yammy, you may want to give this one a try. S’mores Yammy takes the sweet potato ale to a whole new level, adding notes of chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallow, and lactose. If you’re not super familiar with sweet potato ales, it may take some getting used to, especially when it comes to its aftertaste. All you need to know is that it has a 7.9% ABV, which means that it WILL get you there. If you’re a fan of pumpkin beers and want to try something in the same family, yet slightly adventurous, (I was going to say a dirty joke about butt stuff but I won’t ‘cause I’m a lady) you should give this beer a chance!

Listen up, you spooky bitches. I’ll admit it. I am not a fan of pumpkin-flavored things. This may shock some of you, but I hope that we can get past the initial discomfort. Look, pumpkin was not really a part of my diet growing up. I know what you’re going to say. WhAt DiEt, BiTcH? Shut the f*ck up or I will eat you. When I was assigned this piece, I took it upon myself to not go the typical pumpkin-alcohol route. I even went out of my way to share my Hot Toddy recipe so you can impress your girlfriend during autumn break cuddle sessions or whatever it is you do in your dorm, you nasty.

COCKTAIL: APPLE CIDER HOT TODDY Picture this: you’re cold as f*ck because you’re in Ohio. Your knockoff Uggs are just not cutting it. The bag of apples you got from the lackluster U-Pick adventure your friends dragged you to is just sitting there. Because you’re extra as fuck, you also have a bunch of apple cider. (Okay fine, it’s because it’s delicious! THERE, ArE U hApPy NoW? I’m basic. FUCK, KAREN.) For the sake of making sure you got all the necessary ingredients, make sure you also have some: cloves, cinnamon sticks, oranges, and Jack Daniels. Now, grab a saucepan. Bring some apple cider to a boil. Honestly, you can eyeball this. I eyeball everything. This is why I’m fat. It is what it is. Anyway, let’s say that you boil about 2-3 cups of apple cider, add the apple slices and orange slices to the boil, throw in some cinnamon sticks and cloves and watch over your concoction like you’re recreating a scene from Hocus Pocus. Turn off the saucepan and pour yourself a mug. (Protip: try to catch the cloves before they fall in your mug!) Now comes the fun part. You know how when you go to an Italian restaurant the waiter comes up to you with a block of parmesan and offers to grate it up for you until you stop them? Top off the mug of hot cider with Jack. As much as you want, friend. Stay warm!•

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More than just a good margarita South campus Gateway’s newest Cazuela’s Mexican Grill welcomes in students with open arms BY MADISON GILLOTT E PH OTOS BY ASH GER L AC H

Prior to the newest Cazuela’s opening, I met with owner, Carlos Barajas. When I walked through the door, I was stunned. The restaurant is beautiful and modern, with glass Patrón bottles filled with greenery centering every table and curved bar tops that transcend the average rectangle. It feels nothing like the other locations I visited, and I was so pleased with the refreshing challenge they took on. Barajas excitedly sat with me in a booth to chat and we started talking as though we’d been friends for years. I asked Barajas why he wanted to own this particular location as a restaurant and he surprised me with his answer. Owning such a successful campus favorite, I expected him to have many locations under his belt, but this is just the third of a growing company. “I really like the new challenges,” he said cheerfully. “This is a way to meet more people and have new experiences. My life has been special thanks to all the people I know.” I saw the purpose Barajas had in mind when he bought this location; he wants to be there for the students. A place for people to enjoy community and feel at home. His customers are good friends whom he strives to know well. He beamed, “We care for them all [our customers] and we are open to learn from and enjoy thoughts from everyone. We want everyone to feel welcome. This place is beautiful in the sense that we have tables for all ages. We have cool seats, seats for elederly, party seats, and more. We have something here for everyone.” No more driving 20 minutes away to a restaurant good enough for your parents to dine at. Shoot the breeze about school and post-grad plans over a margarita and salsa in Gateway’s newest watering hole.


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The owner avidly claims that he wants to “implement a system of friendliness and family that reaches from the smiles of the employees to the smiles of the customers.” But that’s not the only thing that makes this place special. Unlike your average handful of fast food chains on High Street, everything made in the kitchen will be made from scratch. “We don’t like to use anything premade and if the kitchen is not clean,” he chuckles, “I won’t work there, so we pride ourselves on being clean. We are proud to say we even use mouth covers in the kitchen to handle food carefully.” Upon asking why he wanted to open this store, he stated, “We have a passion for the food and drinks here. I am proud of my culture and excited to share it with everyone. [...] I have been serving and bartending for 18 years and the most important thing I’ve learned was that when you meet people, what they do and think... It’s [more] exciting when they are different.” Americans have a shameful tendency of stereotyping a culture down to a single image, but Barajas believes he can open minds and build up the Mexican restaurant-image to students through great cultural food and heartfelt customer service. “Mexico is more than just hats. We want to show this new aspect to our culture and share the modern side with our customers.” He went on to discuss how he brings this aspect into the food and drinks served here. Personally, his favorite dish is not the current fan favorite because he “loves the extreme.” If customers who want to experience new flavors come by, he suggests they should try the barbacoa soup or the carnitas dinner.

If you are looking for a fun place to take the gang with employees who truly make you feel like you matter, I wholeheartedly suggest Cazuela’s on south campus. Barajas and all of his staff will be there to welcome you with a smiling face, ready to share their stories and listen to yours. This is the place to go if you want to feel like you are heard, to learn about other cultures, and most of all, eat delicious food. •

Cazuela’s Mexican Grill in the campus Gateway will be open this October on the corner of High Street and 10th Ave.

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Fall in Love With These Fall Menus Cafés near campus with aesthetic included BY CAMERON DEVILLE | PHOTOS BY KIERA FRANKS


ctober is finally here and that means it is officially fall! Time to get lost in corn mazes, carve up some pumpkins, add hundreds of new sweaters to our closets, and drown in pumpkin spice lattes. But if the basic Starbucks life just isn’t for you, here are some of the best places to go to get your fall-themed coffee and pastries.

Stauf’s Coffee Roasters: Location, Location, Location 1334 Neil Ave. Seasonal Item: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin

Kafe Kerouac: The Hipster of OSU 2250 N High St. Seasonal item: Pumpkin Streusel Muffins & a Graham Greene

The caffeine addict in me was buzzing this week after hearing that Stauf’s Coffee Roasters was adding a new location. What used to be a beautiful stone church on Neil now holds within its ancient walls a modern coffee shop, with more space than other Stauf’s locations. Large windows and beautiful stained glass designs keep the original vibe of the building alive. What most of us care about, though, is how Stauf’s is celebrating the arrival of autumn. The chocolate pumpkin muffin is checking every taste bud box and proving that Stauf’s is just as much a fan of pumpkin as we are. Stauf’s takes fall festivity seriously and it shows in this muffin.

Kafe Kerouac is the alternative child on campus. It’s darker, cozier, and its drinks are named after famous authors. They host poetry readings and concerts, sell records and books, and are two-thirds bar. They provide a great study spot and the perfect ambiance for a cozy, fall date. Make sure to bring a little extra cash to get your hands on that perfect indie record you’ve been waiting for. If you’re looking for something fall-themed here, try their pumpkin streusel muffins with a cup of Graham Greene, a mixture composed of chai and spiced rum. (Fun fact: their bakery items are provided by the inspired baking of one of the worker’s mothers, so flavors vary from day to day! This picture is of their chocolate chip muffin.) You’ll be warm, cozy, and full by the time you leave this coffee haven.


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Fox in the Snow: An Aesthetic Classic 1031 N. 4th St. Seasonal Item: Carrot Cake Fox in the Snow has some of the best pastries I’ve ever tasted. If you haven’t already tried their coffee cake or cinnamon rolls… Where have you been? Their shops are beautiful, full of plants year-round, and a wonderful place to get cozy when the temperature starts dropping. This aesthetic icon of a cafe thrives when autumn rolls around and they want you to thrive, too. Their new fall pastry is their carrot cake and it looks positively sinful. It’s filled with carrots, pineapple, and coconut and topped with their classic cream cheese icing. Let me tell you, no one does icing like Fox in the Snow.

The Stack: A New Player on Campus 262 W Lane Ave. Seasonal Item: Carrot Cake Cold Brew The Stack coffee shop opened this summer on Lane Ave. down by the Panera. Their location is small, but definitely worth dropping by for an iced coffee before class. The aesthetic is fun and they have something for everyone, even the non-coffee drinkers. Take some of these concoctions for example: a Milk and Honey latte, Flora latte (lavender vanilla), or Cherry Pie of my Heart! This newer shop also serves a smorgasbord of donuts. Try an apple fritter, cinnamon roll, or just stick with a classic chocolate-sprinkled. It seems like everyone is hopping on the carrot cake train this fall, and I don’t blame them! With cinnamon, carrot, and nutmeg flavors, The Stack’s cold brew is creative and classic at the same time. It’s sure to get you into the fall spirit. Who knew that carrot would be the fall flavor to finally defeat pumpkin?• 1870mag.COM • OCTOBER 2019 • 1870 MAGAZiNE


How did you get into bartending and how long have you been doing it? I’ve been bartending since November of last year. Basically, my friend and I were out one night and we got talking to the owners and they hired us on the spot. I hadn’t had any experience bartending before that, so I guess I just kind of stumbled into it. What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen while bartending? Literally, my first week on the job, two strippers came in a started dancing on the bar top. Another time, a girl was basically falling asleep on the bar, when she woke up, she vomited into her hands and sighed that she had done it again. Have you seen any Tinder dates come? If so, what’s been the funniest one? We have so many Tinder dates come in. One time I remember a girl was waiting at the bar with a drink, and when the guy walked in and saw her, he walked right out. But also a lot of my friends come in to bring first dates so that I can help be their wingman. What’s the worst way for someone to get your attention at the counter? Snapping. And flashing cards. Like, if you snap at me, I will not serve you. What’s the best? Just make eye contact, know what you want by the time I get to you, and have your payment ready, and I’ll be the best bartender for you. What’s the most overplayed song at the bar? “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers. Also, “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo.





artenders 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.


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What’s your go-to cocktail lately? Go-to beer? I love old fashioneds when I’m in the mood for cocktails, but usually I’m down with drinking White Claws with my friends. When you’re not bartending, what are you doing? I’m a student at Ohio State and I’m a biology major, so most of the time I’m studying or working, but I do like to make time to go out when I can. I also volunteer at the Wexner a lot. When you’re not here, what bars do you like to go to? I love Out-R-Inn, Ethyl & Tank since it’s right across the street, and if I’m going to the Short North, I really like Julep. If you could grab a drink with anyone–dead or alive–who would it be and what would you drink? Frank Sinatra. Easy. My roommates and I love his music; we have a poster of him up in our house. Finish this sentence: Formaggio’s is the best bar on campus because... It’s all about having a good time, it’s laid back, and not worried about being flashy. Thanks again to Nate for talking to me about his experience! And remember kids, drink responsibly so you don’t end up barfing into your hands at the bar…again.





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Fighting off the urge to wear the clothes that you slept in (or lack thereof) to class is a struggle enough to say the least. However, we still see Buckeyes doing the unthinkable every day, putting in a little effort to express their style in school. Out of appreciation for the fashion gurus around us, we held a stakeout on campus to find the most fashionconscious students for this month’s installment of Campus Closets. (Prices are estimates by the students or based on our own research.)

• JAC K Hoodie - Nordstrom, $800 (but brought it down to $500!) Jeans - Nordstrom, “My mom ran that place” Shoes - Vans Vault Deconstructed, $70 Glasses - La Font, $300 (made in Italy)

• I S TA H I L Cropped hoodie BooHoo Online, $10 Pants - “random online shop”, $8 Shoes - Nike Air Force 1

ASHA Jacket - thrifted! Dress - H&M, $10 Shoes - ALDO, $15 (notably comfy)

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Shades - ALDO, $30

Hat - Made by himself (Action & Smoak)

Jacket - Target, $28

Button-Up - Sean John, free from internship

Dress - Forever 21, $12

Shorts - maybe Cole Haan?

Shoes - Adidas, estimated $50

Shoes - Nike Air Force 1, free from internship

TRICK TREAT THE CUTER WAY OF SAYING AM I F***ED OR DO I F***? It’s the spookiest time of year, Buckeyes: MIDTERMS! (Thunder crashes in the background.) But seriously, amidst all the horribly hauntedness that comes with an academic October, all the most adorable parts of fall come to play, as well. No matter what your favorite part of autumn is, this cover package has you covered. (Get it?) With every other page, you’ll find a trick to put you in the spoopiest mood, or a treat to take it all in with. Maybe to you, the change of the leaves looks like revisiting all your favorite pumpkin-flavored baked goods and coffee drinks, or decorating your tiny apartment to your heart’s (and your wallet’s) desire. Or perhaps you’re the more adventurous type, looking for the best haunted house no matter how far the drive, or hitting up D-tix every morning to snag the best deal on this season’s newest horror

movies. Maybe at the end of the day, you’re just tired of getting ghosted mid-cuffing season and feel a little like it’s time to throw a beer box over your head and call the costume brainstorming session a day. It is college, afterall. The costume with the least amount of thought wins. (In case you do care about an Instagramwinning costume though, check out our list of costumes for couples that broke up on page 60.) And be sure to send us pictures through our social media @1870mag if you end up using any of them! Don’t let spoopy season pass you by without getting in the spirit once. You know, before that winter seasonal affectiveness hits. (Ghoulish laugh erupts from behind you. Just kidding. It is you. Because college is a joke.)

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Ohio State Reformatory

Ohio State Reformatory


here are so many things to do to cele-brate Halloween: buy that pumpkin spice latte, carve jack-o’-lanterns, plan out that perfect costume. One of the most classic Halloween traditions is the haunted house, and I mean good ones, not the spooky garbage bag and mask combo your neighbors used to put on. Take it up another notch! If you believe in ghosts or spirits, a real haunted location will give you more thrills than clown makeup ever will. Here are some great “real” and “not really” haunted places you should check out in Ohio this spooky month.


Once known as The Athens Lunatic Asylum, The Ridges is Ohio University’s most popular haunt. A well-known legend is one of a patient named Margaret who went missing. When they found her dead body, it left a stain that can never be fully cleaned off of the floor. They say if you touch this stain it will cause you to have a terrible experience, accident, etc. So a word to the not-so wise: don’t f*cking touch it. Just kidding, you can no longer access that part of The Ridges, but they do offer tours of the grounds, including the surrounding cemeteries. This is great to get the outdoor fall views around some gravestones.


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THE MOONVILLE TUNNEL Location: Moonville

If you’re from southern Ohio, you’ve probably heard many stories about the Moonville Tunnel, including some personal experiences. Moonville Tunnel has had its fair share of appearances on ghostly television shows. The hauntings of the tunnel started after two trains collided with each other in the 1800s, killing one train’s engineer and fireman. Since then, people have seen ghostly figures and lights. If you do head to Moonville be careful, as it is surrounded by forestry and collapsed train tracks. Don’t forget your camera; a ghost has already been captured once.


Mansfield Reformatory is a place near and dear to my (and many Ohioians) hearts. It was the set for many movies, including “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Air Force One.” It looks like a beautiful castle on the outside, but the inside houses the largest free-standing cell block in the world with six levels. The prison has a dark past, including an inmate setting himself on fire within his cell. Pro tip: that cell is one of the most active for paranormal activity, just ask for the cell number. You can do a self-guided tour of the building, too—the spirits don’t just go away because the sun is up.


Kings Island is best known for its thrill rides, including an upcoming Giga coaster named Orion. Most people head over for summer fun, but in September and October, Kings Island transforms into a true Halloweentown on the weekends. There are fog machines placed everywhere, “scare” actors all around the park, stunning decorations, and a ton of scary mazes. Almost all of the coasters are open, so you can score several night rides while deciding which haunted attraction to go to next. And, if you are an amusement park enthusiast, a couple of the mazes are located in defunct ride buildings, so you can experience a blast from the past.


Alright, disclaimer here: this is not for anyone who hates being touched or is disturbed by visual horror. The Haunted Hoochie is an ever-popular attraction best known for its gory, very dark, and borderline demonic themes in its shows and haunted house, which you cannot see from the outside. It has multiple scenes of horror throughout the “house”, including a downed airplane, a strobe light path, and other horrors I don’t want to describe on the page, honestly. (Be warned: they have a recent history of political incorrectness and have had their fair share of criticism–don’t mistake this for any old haunted house. Their goal is to really get to you.) If you’re looking for a truly terrifying “not really” haunted house, this is the spot; you have to experience it yourself to understand. Also, please don’t bring kids.


Ok, I know what you’re thinking: you just said this place was really haunted. Well, it is, but the former prison doesn’t just offer ghost hunts and tours (18+ only); every Halloween season, there is an event called Escape From Blood Prison, so you can go to a fake haunted house inside a real haunted location. Genius, I know. What makes this a signature Halloween event is that it takes place in a real former prison with old cells and pathways, but amps up the anxiety with people wandering around in costume. Be careful of who you run into...they may not be part of the show. Or you know, alive. • 1870mag.COM • OCTOBER 2019 • 1870 MAGAZiNE


TREAT LI K E LO N G WALKS I N TH E STR E E TS ? You’ll love this fall favorite event by the Business Builders Club BY MA D I TAS K


Buckeyethon members apple-picking at Lynd’s with one of the kids from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

nce the temperature drops in Columbus, so does the average daily population on campus as students finally begin exploring the world outside their dorm. They might choose a quaint German Village coffee shop over EspressOH in the Union, or shop for warmer clothes at the boutiques lining the streets in the Short North. Whatever the reason may be, nothing can stop students from getting outside for a good stroll in an autumn-painted Columbus. That’s precisely why the Business Builders Club holds their most wholesome community event for their members every fall. “We take a group of about 30 of our members and tour them around Columbus’ hottest start-ups,” Kristen Cerne, VP of BBC events, shared with me. “They get to see what the office is like, how they work, speak with top leadership, and really get a vibe on what it’s like to work at a start-up. It’s how we jump into fall, in a way.” Around the same time of year that students are job and internship hunting, BBC is an informed hand to hold through the process that is your first professional job. They leave campus at 7 a.m., stop at a local coffee shop to heat up before heading out, and return around 3 in the afternoon. “There’s other organizations on campus that do pumpkin carving, fireside chats, or corn mazes, whatever, and it’s nice, it’s great, but when the air’s crisp, we’re downtown,” boasts president of the club, Jack Hutchinson. “Those type of mornings when you’re out and you can see your own breath in the air and then you walk into a billion dollar company and you’re talking to the CEO, the CFO, and the CTO, something warms you up inside.” The whole point of the event is to build community between members and exposure to Columbus small businesses. While college is a great place for students to grow, it’s still an idea incubator in a lot of ways before students have the funding and networking to bring business ideas to life. “It’s extremely motivating,” says Hutchinson. “We get captured in this bubble on campus, you go through the motions every day, you know you’re going to get a piece of paper hopefully in four or five years, at the

end of the day we’ll all end up with hopefully a good career. It’s not often we get to see that in action. To be able to walk into a startup and talk to the CEO, CFO, CTO, who’s maybe in their late twenties, early-to-mid thirties… You’re walking in the steps they were ten years ago, twenty years ago.” Some students who are self-starters and have a little more solid ground under their feet also something to benefit from, according to Cerne. “Even for our members that have company, a lot of them don’t have offices. It’s like a company in their dorm room. And then to see people that started in the same place, and now they have a huge office––like Root insurance––in Columbus, just to see where that idea can go, I think people are like, ‘Oh my gosh, that could be me and my idea.’” Root Insurance is one of the group’s favorite companies to visit, hiring on early teammates from BBC. Hutchinson remembers one of the club’s alumni, who was employee number 70 of what is now a 700-person corporation. SafeChain, a fast-paced real estate company also started in Columbus, is another business that feels like family to the BBC. Other companies they’ve visited in the past include NCT Ventures, Hot Chicken Takeover, and Smart Columbus Experience Center. The club has rolling recruitment, so undergraduate students are always welcome to join year-round. Open events include their career fairs, weekly meetings with business speakers, and pitch nights. “The organization is growing, we’re exceeding 100 members on a weekly basis now,” Hutchinson excitedly shares. “It’s a good opportunity for whether you’re a freshman coming in, you’ve seen a few episodes of Shark Tank and now want to do your own thing, or a senior who has decided they’ve gone through several years of education and corporate America’s not right for them, they want to do something different with their lives.” You can attend weekly BBC meetings on Thursdays at 8 p.m. in Schoenbaum 330. To see a calendar of events or to become a member, go to businessbuildersclub.org. Member dues are $50 for new members and $40 for returners.

FALL RETREATS READY TO HOST YOU! For the orgs who have enough year-round events on their plate The MAiZe | 8657 Axe Handle Rd, Milford Center OH Recommended by Off The Lake Productions Off The Lake Productions (OTL) has a five-year standing tradition at The MAiZE along Little Darby Creek. Other than the esteemed haunted corn maze, the fall getaway includes classic carnival food like hot dogs and donuts, hot chocolate, team games like dodgeball and paintball, cutouts for pictures, homemade souvenirs, a freaking pumpkin cannon, and best of all: the Cow Train. “Riding the Cow Train is all about the mindset… We all go in so excited,” he giggled, “just to ride this little go-kart thing with barrels hooked together. If you hype it up and be excited about it, it’s the best part.” They frequently offer discounts for large groups, so get your gang together for a trip out west!

Lynd Fruit Farm | 9393 Morse Rd. SW, Pataskala OH Recommended by BuckeyeThon Located in Pataskala, Lynd Fruit Farm is a campus favorite. Just a quick 30-minute drive away, students like Noel Mescher in BuckeyeThon return every year for a classic fall experience. “Our org comes here each year with the BuckeyeThon families because the fruit farm has such a warm environment to enjoy the wonders that fall has to offer,” Mescher said. BuckeyeThon families include the parents and siblings of children diagnosed with terminal illness at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “Not only is it pretty, but the whole place lets us feel like kids again.” Whether it’s bumpy hay-rides to the orchard or racing to find the best apples available, Lynd’s will send you back to your coziest childhood memories. Visit a Columbus staple this season and celebrate their century of service as they hit their 100th birthday this fall! •

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ouples costumes are the perfect way to remind everyone you’re cuffed and put your creativity on display. But if locking down your most recent Bumble match feels more like a trick than a treat, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with couples costume ideas that will still work even if your relationship shuts down like a Halloween store on November 1.

AN OLD CAMPUS FAVORITE + A WRECKING BALL Whether you were a loyalist to The O, Too’s, or Mama’s Pasta and Brew, we’ve all experienced heartbreak as we watched construction equipment tear down our second homes. This costume sums up the feeling of an entire student body. If we couldn’t even save Too’s, don’t feel bad about not being able to save your relationship.

MILEY + LIAM Just like Miley and Liam, you two have been the perfect onagain-off-again couple for years! When things are good they’re really good, and when things are bad, they’re bad. (I mean bad like, crush his Xbox controllers and post the video on Youtube just to be belittled for disrespecting someone else’s private property as if Carrie Underwood didn’t already give us permission with “Before He Cheats”. That kind of bad.) You could break up on the way there and be getting married in someone else’s living room before the Uber shows up to take your drunk ass home. It may feel like love doesn’t exist right now, but take a deep breath and watch “The Last Song.” Things will be better soon.

• A GHOST + A GHOST (like an actual ghost and someone getting ghosted via text) Love may be dead but their phone is definitely not, so it sounds like you’re getting good old-fashioned ghosted. This pair of ghosts is a great summation of how most of our Bumble interactions end: haunting their Instagram stories, re-reading the triple text we sent two days ago, and convincing ourselves that if we had used “lmao” instead of “lol” everything would have been different. Don’t worry, misery loves company, and that mascara running down your face will secure you a new Snapchat best friend before the night is over.

A JUUL + A POD Forget peas in a pod. On the heels of all the very public cases of lung disease due to vaping, we’re all breaking up with our Juuls. Together, you’re everyone’s favorite bad habit: broken up and riding solo, you’re a scary reminder of all of our new nicotine addictions.

ROMEO + JULIET I hate to spoil the ending, but this love story didn’t work out either. Almost nothing says hopeless romantic like showing up to your org’s event dressed as the most tragic couple who has ever graced the stage. Lady Luck may be on your side, though. You could walk in with your Juliet and leave with your Rosaline. You know, the girl who actually survives the play.

GO AS EACH OTHER If you’re together, it’s a cute way to show everyone how well you know your partner. Close enough to nail their style, walk, and weird slang. If your relationship doesn’t survive the trick or treating trail, you can easily rebrand and say you’re dressed as trash.

STEVE IRWIN + A STINGRAY The romance might have felt like a walk on the wildside, but you can’t change nature. Sometimes the things we love the most can hurt us. Don’t worry about being alone during spooky season, though. There are plenty of fish in the sea! Maybe just avoid the ones that sting. (Too soon?)

A FOUR LOKO + A BLACKOUT Four Lokos and blackouts go together like peanut butter and jelly. Just like the lustful romance that came to a hard end in the middle of cuffing season, blackouts have a way of reminding us why the Four Loko wasn’t a good idea in the first place.

JIM HARBAUGH + URBAN MEYER I can’t be the only one who feels the sexual tension between these two rivals. If you own a pair of khakis, you’re already halfway there. Just pull the trigger with your former romantic bestie and make a bet. Whoever stays out the longest without puking on the first night of college Halloween (the weekend before, duh) has to be Harbaugh.

JUST DON’T EVEN WEAR A COUPLES COSTUME! No one has ever seen a couple’s costume and not been annoyed. To avoid rolling eyes all night and the danger of looking like one-half of a costume gone wrong, just go as whatever you want and tell your on-again-off-again to do the same. 1870mag.COM • OCTOBER 2019 • 1870 MAGAZiNE


TREAT D ECO R ATI N G S MALL S PACE S FO R S P OO K Y S E A SO N Because the dorm or cramped apartment just doesn’t feel like home yet BY BAYL I E SC HWA M B E R G E R | P H OTOS BY K I E R A F R A N KS


t’s spooky season, folks! That means all of the Halloween and fall decorations you could want are hitting the stores. Unfortunately, there isn’t always enough space in a dorm room or apartment to decorate (or hoard) all of your beloved decor. Luckily, there are easy and cheap solutions to this problem so that you can achieve the perfect fall aesthetic you’re going for. Whether you’re going for super spooky or fabulously fall, here are some helpful tips and DIYs to get your room ready for spooky season.

Small Pumpkins

Battery Powered Lights

Pumpkins are great for getting either a Halloween or fall feel in your home. But if you’re living in a dorm or apartment, it can be hard to carve a large pumpkin without a porch to put your finished masterpiece on. Enter: pie pumpkins! These cute little guys are only a dollar at Kroger and can sit on a windowsill, desk, shelf, or right by your head as you sleep. Grab some black or colored sharpies and create your own pumpkin design without having to carve a thing. Either way, they dry faster than paint and are way less work than carving. Plus, you can use it for pumpkin recipes afterwards and keep the mess contained to the kitchen!

Tea lights and candles are always a spooky mood; think ouija boards, cold blue TV light, and creepily warm ancient home sconces. It’s almost peaceful, but almost spooky. Battery-operated candles are the best because you don’t have to watch or light them, you just get new ones or new batteries. (And they’re allowed in the dorms!) You can place them wherever you like harmlessly, whether that’s five on a shelf, entangled in spooky cobwebs, or left outside. The main point is they won’t catch anything on fire. They are great accents beside books or anything that’s normally pretty flammable. You can get orange or black ones for Halloween at Walmart for less than $5, or white ones at the dollar store. If you’re feeling really fancy and want regular sized electric candles, try Hobby Lobby—their candle selection is comparable to the ever so overpriced Bath and Body Works.


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Distressed Books Fake shabby chic books that you don’t plan on actually reading are all the rage right now, but you don’t have to buy the expensive ones; make your own! Half Price Books on Lane Ave. or Goodwill on Hudson St. always have discounted books, and you can find old ones that already have some wear and tear. To take it to the next level, distress them even more with coffee grounds in a wet paper towel (or the coffee filter they’re in), and start dabbing away to stain and wrinkle the pages. You can also get some sand paper and chalk paint from a craft store if you feel like remaking the cover. Just paint your favorite color on it, wait until it dries, then take the sandpaper to it. Voila! Your books look like they have been living in an ancient library somewhere.

Spooky Curtains Want some privacy around your bed? Looking to spookify your window? Need a new look for your already gothic dining room? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, head over to Joanne Fabrics or your local grocery store and pick up some black cheesecloth. (You can find it easily in the Halloween section). Cheesecloth makes the perfect set of spooky drapes, and it can be hung up practically anywhere. You can pin it above your bed or a bunk bed pole to make a privacy curtain, or use it as a tablecloth for your desk or dining table. If you want to let in some light or are going for a more haunted house look, you can rip the cheesecloth however you please. It is also lightweight and thin enough to tie back to provide a more stylistic purpose. Whatever you do, just don’t use it as an actual cheesecloth. 1870mag.COM • OCTOBER 2019 • 1870 MAGAZiNE




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ou aren’t messing around if you choose to tackle this look. You’re a full-on zombie. Hard-core Halloween fans will thrive with this level of spook. This look requires a lot SFX makeup, which is harder to find than regular makeup, especially if you’re getting the good stuff. If you get a little messy, you’re probably fine. Add some more fake blood and call it a day.

BEH I N D TH E SCR EA M S Being a student scarer


Hannah Portmann is a fourth-year student at Ohio State majoring

Use a pale foundation and mix a greyish eyeshadow into it for a death-like pallor for your skin. 2. Under eye circles bring out the “I haven’t slept in years” look. Use purple, pink, and grey eyeshadow for this. 3. Liquid latex, fake blood, eyeshadow, and a bit of tissue (or toilet paper) are the ingredients for the carved-out eyebrow. Make a circle around your eye with liquid latex. Cover any hair or sensitive areas with Vaseline beforehand, so that the latex doesn’t rip out your eyebrows. Place the tissue-wad over the eye, pressing to make sure that it is stuck to the latex. Once it is secure, peel it a bit so that the “skin” looks like it’s flaking. 4. Add some black and red eyeshadow to any areas that need coloring. Charcoal powder and fake blood can be used at this step as well. Just make sure that you’re using materials that are safe around your eyes and mouth. 5. For the skin patch, use the same technique of laying the patch onto the latex. Tear some small holes in the patch and color the holes in with blood and eyeshadow to imitate a skin infection.

in speech and hearing sciences. Sometimes though, Hannah is also a zombie. She worked at Trapped Columbus her sophomore and junior year, scaring lots of happy customers. I talked with Hannah about her experience on the other side of the scare to understand a bit more about SFX makeup and haunting the general public. What is the best part of being a scarer? I’ve always loved the moment where you finally break character and see the shock in the audience’s eyes. It’s like, “Wait. You’re a person?” What is the hardest step in your SFX makeup routine? It’s just like regular makeup in that if something goes wrong, it can be hard to fix, especially if you’re on a deadline. That’s where fake blood becomes your best friend. What has been your favorite scarer experience? I was in the room, getting ready to be chained to the wall as a zombie, and my manager comes in. She tells me, “This guy about to come into your room thinks that you won’t be able to scare him because you’re a girl zombie. He’s the guy in the blue hat. Get him.” I had him screaming the whole time.

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TREAT H OW TO S E LF -S P OO K With Halloween coming up, let’s break down three makeup looks that you can kill in order to get all the spooky love this season. BY C A M ER ON D E V I L L E | P H OTOS BY B R I A N KA I S E R

Spooky But Cute Let’s face it. Not everyone loves Halloween or makeup, and not everyone knows how to go all-out on the scariest night of the year. This look is for the people who just want something a little cute. When in doubt, go darker with your basic eye look. Use eyeshadow colors like purple, maroon, navy, orange, and black to deepen and define your eye. Make sure to use the darker colors in your crease. Too much black can look messy and easily ruin a look. Eyeliner will be a key player in this game. Give yourself a cute wing and some black on your lower lash line. If you’re comfortable taking this look a step further, add a dark lipstick. Even if this is just a darker red, it can elevate the look to be a bit spookier. If you’re really committed, a black lipstick is the way to go.


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for killer queens Ooh, this look is for a drama queen. It takes a basic look to the next level that can be achieved by adding glitter or design or anything that makes you feel a bit extra. Specifically with this look, understand your eye shape and how that may affect the design of the web. The web design that flatters hooded eyes is not the same design that flatters monolid eyes. If you have almond eyes, you can do pretty much any sort of winged eyeliner that you want. Hooded eyes and down-turned eyes can use the same sort of stroke, keeping your eyeliner thick on the outside of your eye and thinner toward the inner corner. If you have monolid eyes, keep it thick all the way across. Upturned eyes should use thinner eyeliner and round eyes should go for a cat-eye wing. Choose a design that makes you happy. You could turn your eyeliner into a bat wing or bones, if you get creative with it. For this look, we went with a spiderweb and drew the look down onto Terry’s cheekbones. The eye shadow work on your lids is entirely up to you. In this look, we went with a redder tone for the eyes and a barely-there glitter. However, you could use any of the spooky eyeshadow colors mentioned previously or a basic smokey eye. Use white, black, or glitter eyeliner to achieve a perfectly dramatic web by creating multiple “wings” and then connecting the lines in a weblike manner. Your strokes should be delicate and connected. Eyeliner is tricky business, but if you’re patient, it’s worth the effort. 1870mag.COM • OCTOBER 2019 • 1870 MAGAZiNE


TR ICK G R AB TH E P O P CO R N ! O R . . .CAN DY CO R N? Halloween movie showings in Columbus BY B AY L I E S C H WA M B E R G E R

FUN FOR THE FRIENDS: GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) Polaris 18 and XD - October 6 and 10


nce leaves start falling and it gets a bit chilly outside, everyone is in the mood to watch Halloween movies. Some people prefer horror and thrills, aka Stephen King movies, while others like some comedy mixed in, like the beloved Disney classic, “Halloweentown”. There are so many movies to choose from, and what better way to experience them than in the theater? Here is a guide for the best Halloween movie showings in Columbus this October.

I bet you thought I’d start this description with “Who you gonna call?” but joke’s on you, I didn’t want to be quite that (candy) corny. Investigating the paranormal in an ‘80s movie is always a good time, which is why “Ghostbusters” is the best Halloween movie to see with a group of friends. You can quote the whole thing afterwards or joke about different scenes because of how grossly outdated they are. Bonus points are deserved if you attend the movie in the “Ghostbusters” outfits like the kids in “Stranger Things” season 2. Polaris 18 and XD features luxury loungers and reserved seating, so you can get the whole gang a row together and save on popcorn prices. Relax and relive your spooky childhood memories! Only without becoming completely terrified.

DATE NIGHT: PSYCHO (1960) Gateway Film Center - October 26

Gateway Film Center shows a ton of horror films during the month of October, and one is none other than the famous “Psycho” that the show “Bates Motel” is based on. (No Freddie Highmore in this movie, though). Witness the shower scene that made “Psycho” so famous and see how the original movie lore plays into Bates–you’ll want to binge it all again afterwards, guaranteed. This film isn’t too scary to even watch alone; it gives you a chance to appreciate its cinematography and story as well as the horror. Plus, if you’re bored, Gateway is only a short walk from campus, so you’ll always have a backup plan for the weekend, even if you don’t have a car. Get that popcorn!

WILL GIVE YOU NIGHTMARES: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) The Marcus Crosswoods Cinema October 17

Everyone knows the famous Freddy Krueger blade claws, even if they didn’t know what exactly they were from; they are a favorite costume prop for trick or treaters and haunted house scarers alike. “A Nightmare on Elm Street” is well known for its scares, psychological sleep fears, and of course, Johnny Depp. This movie is perfect for a date night, as all of the gore shots give you an excuse to huddle together in the theatre— they last a lot longer than your average jumpscares. The Marcus Crosswoods Cinema even has pizza you can purchase and share, and a lounge in the lobby where you can grab dinner beforehand or take into the theatre with you! It’s an all-in one stop for date night.

GETS A LAUGH: LITTLE MONSTERS (2019) AMC Lennox - October 11

In the mix of this list of classics, we have to leave a little room for a new star to shine through. (Plus, not all of you like horror movies.) Enter, “Little Monsters”! This film follows a grade-school teacher played by Lupita Nyong'o (“Us” and “Black Panther” most notably) taking her kids on an African safari, only to be cut short because of a zombie outbreak. She attempts to move the kids to safety while shielding them from the harsh truth that incredibly slow-moving zombies are coming after them. Featuring cameos from Josh Gad (who you may have heard as Olaf the adorable snowman), this movie pokes fun at every other zombie movie you may have seen. Scoring an incredible 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, this movie is sure to impress the horror-lovers picking fun at the tropes, and the comedy-lovers who are finally attending their first “horror” movie.

MOST ANTICIPATED: JOKER (2019) Everywhere - October 4

Possibly one of the most anticipated movies this fall is “Joker”. Not technically listed under “horror” films, this drama-thriller takes a deeper look at the famous Batman antagonist and his life leading up to his mental deterioration. Anticipated to make $82 million in sales its opening weekend, this film is a catch-all for movie goers this fall. It has the creep factor you crave in a good scary movie, the dimension you look for in a protagonist, and character development that hooks empathetic hearts. (Creepy clown make-up included.) 1870mag.COM • OCTOBER 2019 • 1870 MAGAZiNE


TREAT A PIC TU R E P E R FEC T P U M P KI N S H OW The fall retreat you need this year! BY D I A N A V E R DE | P H OTOS BY JAC K M A D E R


uring my many attempts to live my best Ohioan life, I discovered the Circleville Pumpkin Show in the fall of 2018. Though maybe “discovered” is a strong word...in reality, my friends were like, “Hey, want to go to the Pumpkin Show?” and I was like, “I don’t know what that is but OK!” So off we went in my car to the Pumpkin Show, escaping from campus on a Thursday night (by the way, YES to going out on weeknights) to a city 40 minutes south of campus that has the cutest name I’ve ever heard. I remember the drive there: fall in the air, early sunsets, the sweet sounds of the “A Star is Born” soundtrack on repeat, and great conversations with friends about our embarrassing high school days. The entire trip felt nostalgic… Well, except for the 30 minutes it took us to find a parking spot, which


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reminds me; get there early and carpool with friends! For context, according to the Pumpkin Show’s website, it’s known as the “Greatest Free Show On Earth” and is the 6th largest festival in the United States. GO OHIO! Over 400,000 people are expected to come to Circleville this year and I can honestly understand why. With fun parades twice a day (including a pet parade that I cannot begin to explain my hype-ness for), endless amounts of food, carnival rides, live music, and homemade items for sale, the Pumpkin Show isn’t just about pumpkins. It’s about celebrating community after all of the hard work that was put into growing them. And let me tell you right now, the pumpkins are freaking amazing! The stars of the show are lined up on ginghamcovered tables arranged from small to large. You’ll see

teeny-tiny pumpkins that you’d use to decorate your dining table in an attempt to be bougie, albino pumpkins that make you marvel at genetic diversity (am I the only nerd who goes wild for these ones?), your standard jack-o’-lantern perfect pumpkins, and award-winningmarvelously giant pumpkins that are covered in imperfect lines and colored dots. And I’m not kidding about the award-winning bit because the largest pumpkin wins first prize. (According to their website, the largest pumpkin last year weighed a gobsmacking 1,607 pounds!) There’s also a pumpkin pie that– get this–has an EIGHT FOOT diameter. Sign me UP! The festival is always the third

Wednesday through Saturday in October, which means that this year it runs October 16-19, and I’m telling you, even on the Thursday night that I went, it was a ton of fun and fairly packed. So be prepared to have a jolly time celebrating the best parts of fall: food, community, and cool weather. I don’t think I’ve seen anything more American™ than the Pumpkin Show in Circleville. So if you love any or all of these things, I promise you will have a great time: • Fall • Marching bands (TBDBITL will not be there, but there are plenty of other great local bands) • Hot drinks to warm your hands as the temps dip below 40 for the first time • Local vendors selling cute handmade necklaces and crystals • PUMPKIN FLAVORED EVERYTHING If you do one Fall™ thing this year, let it be the Circleville Pumpkin Show. The only thing you might regret is that food coma you’re sure to get afterwards.• 1870mag.COM • OCTOBER 2019 • 1870 MAGAZiNE



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