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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Year 138, Issue No. 25
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ZACH VARDA Senior Lantern reporter email@example.com The Ohio State Undergraduate Student Government commands a budget in excess of $100,000, and nearly all of that money is supplied by students. What this money is used for has recently come into question, and next year’s leaders are hoping to answer concerns with transparency. The majority of USG funding comes from a portion of the student activity fee, a $37.50 charge that every student pays each semester. Largely due to this student cost, funding for USG has been brought under the microscope during the past two election seasons.
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‘An awakening for women’ Why women are breaking election records in 2018
JERROD A. MOGAN Lantern reporter firstname.lastname@example.org Vanessa Enoch reached her breaking point in March. That’s when she read a HuffPost article, titled “Room full of men decides fate of women’s health care,” which featured a photo of exclusively white male members of the House Freedom Caucus discussing the Republicans’ proposal for health care reform. She found it unsettling, and it was part of the reason the Ohio State alumna joined the record wave of women running for public office. “Some of the ideas that came out of that room really bothered me,” said Enoch, who is a Democratic Party candidate running to represent Ohio’s 8th congressional district just east of the state’s border with Indiana. “The idea that maternity should not be covered in health care — that is very disturbing.” The number of women running for governor and U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 has reached an all-time high, according to the Center for American Women and Politics. For House races, 310 women have filed as major party candi-
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Vanessa Enoch (left) is running on the Democratic ticket to represent Ohio’s 8th congressional district. dates so far, surpassing the previous high of 298 set in 2012. In gubernatorial elections, 40 women have filed thus far, surpassing the 1994 record of 34. Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics, said there is a potential for the number of women running for the House to reach 430, and that they’re waiting to confirm record-setting numbers in Senate races, as well. To Enoch, the increase in female candidates represent “an awakening for women” who no-
ticed their concerns were not taken seriously in government. “A lot of women didn’t realize that our issues weren’t on the table,” she said. Enoch said more women started paying attention after the 2016 election of Donald Trump and what they saw as the mistreatment of women by their government. “Some of the things that have happened in Congress, this most recent Congress, has demonstrated a lack of respect for women and women’s voices,” Enoch said. Walsh agreed the 2016 elec-
tion energized women to run for office. “I think there was a general feeling and kind of an awakening about the real and serious consequences of elections,” she said. “A lot of the issues [women] cared about, given the election of Donald Trump … these were things that were going to be in jeopardy.” Women win at the same rate as men in comparable races, Walsh said. Whether the increase in women running translates to an increase in women holding office depends largely on the number of open seats available. Women make up nearly 51 percent of the U.S. population, but the percentage of female representation in every level of government is less than half of that, according to CAWP. Thirteen of Ohio’s 18 representatives are men, while only 11 women have ever represented Ohio in the House. The state has never had a female U.S. senator — or a female governor. “Women are less likely to consider that they are qualified to run for office at almost every point in their professional careers. Starting from college on, they feel like they are less qualified,” said AWAKENING CONTINUES ON 2
Energy Partners CEO says it won’t compromise sustainability for profit RIS TWIGG Assistant Photo Editor email@example.com Serdar Tufekci’s first Ohio State office was in the windowless basement of the Baker Systems Engineering building, back when he was a graduate student in 1994. But 14 years later, he sits in an office in the same building with windows on the fourth floor — now as the CEO of Ohio State Energy Partners. Since August 2017, Tufekci has been leading the university’s newest “P3,” or public-private partnership, created following a deal between Ohio State, Frenchbased energy conglomerate Engie and infrastructure investment firm Axium. The partnership has various sustainability goals, such as cutting emissions by 25 percent in one decade. The company plans to reach that marker — and then some — by decreasing the university’s reliance on its current energy grid, a system owned and operated by American Electric Power that pulls energy from coal, natural gas, solar and wind power. “What we’re trying to do on campus is minimize the reliance on the grid and generate [energy] on campus,” Tufekci said. “Whatever we do here is trailblazing.” “The grid itself is like a giant pool where the generators, coal plants, [natural] gas, wind or solar [energy] pour water into the pool,” Tufekci said. “We users are the tap at the bottom and we get a mix of what’s in the pool.” Under Ohio State’s current energy system, every time somebody flips a light switch or drinks from a water fountain on campus, that energy primarily comes from fossil fuels such as coal or natural gas, making it difficult for the university to achieve its sustainability goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. Ohio State becoming carbon neutral would mean it absorbs the same amount of carbon dioxide it produces. A microgrid, however, would allow Ohio State to have more control over what sources of energy are being used and how much of that energy goes to which building, Tufekci said. Additionally, OSEP plans on investing ENERGY CONTINUES ON 2
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Postle Hall to undergo building makeover SONIA SELVAKUMAR Lantern reporter firstname.lastname@example.org The drilling soon to be heard throughout Postle Hall will not involve the College of Dentistry’s typical root canal procedures. They’ll be from Ohio State Energy Partners, which will soon begin improvements to the building’s utility system. The purpose of the nearly $3.9 million of improvements is to provide utilities to Postle Hall for its expansion, said Ryan Wester, the technical manager of ENGIE Services. The updates will begin July 1 and last more than a year. “We are going to provide natural gas, chilled water, steam and condensate and new medium voltage utilities,” Wester said. “It will benefit Postle Hall by providing a reliable efficient system for them to use.” This project is the latest in a series of efficiency projects OSEP is undertaking across campus as part of the university’s energy
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Postle Hall is set to receive $3.9 million of utility improvements starting July 1. privatization deal. The water is provided from the South Campus Central Chiller Plant on Medical Campus, Wester said, and it is used for cooling and air conditioning. “We will provide natural gas for the facility which will be used for laboratory and research needs and the medium voltage electric is to power the facility,” he said. “Steam and condensate will be
used for heating and process needs, and even sterilization.” Along with the expansion of utilities, there is going to be an upgrade to the South Neil tunnel’s steam piping, which will be coordinated with the Postle Hall project. “This project will upgrade 360 feet of piping in the South Neil tunnel to support the Postle Hall expansion,” according to Board
of Trustees documents. “The upgrade will enable steam supply to new buildings and renovations contemplated in the Health Sciences District.” Wester said the upgrades also will impact Fry Hall and provide additional steam capacity to renovations at Hamilton Hall. Currently, only the design for the South Neil steam capacity upgrade is complete. Construction for this project will begin in the 2020 fiscal year. OSEP CEO Serdar Tufekci said the company created its design for the project first to mimic other university upgrades. “We do not want to rush into construction of South Neil quickly because the risk is that we may install something bigger than necessary, which makes it a wasted investment,” Tufekci said. “We would like to see exactly how the Health Sciences projects will develop, so that we can optimize what we are going to do with the capacity upgrade.”
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in clean energy resources like rooftop solar panels on campus, among other things. OSEP’s plan to implement a microgrid system on campus would use what the company calls the “Engie Digital Platform,” a series of smart meters that would provide publicly available live data about the type and amount of energy being used in each building. Tufekci said the way the current grid system works is based on basic supply-and-demand principles. If a building needs lighting, energy is pushed to that building — continuously. But within campus, energy-use trends see major peaks and valleys as day turns to night. With the current supply-and-demand model, the same amount of energy is supplied to a building at times of both high- and low-energy demand, which means some energy is wasted. The “Engie Digital Platform” is set to be completed in four years and will allow for better energy planning and scheduling decisions to be made by OSEP and will inform future efficiency designs in a more fine-tuned manner, Tufekci said. “I realize this is easier said than done and will take years or
decades to get done. I’m not suggesting we can be off the grid in 10 years. I think it might sound too ambitious, at least in the next five to 10 years,” he said. “But we can manage our energy consumption and planning and resources much more efficiently by doing things right here on campus.” Listen: The Lantern interview with Ohio State Energy Partners CEO Serdar Tufekci In addition to the microgrid, Tufekci added there are two other strategies OSEP is using to meet the university’s sustainability goal of a 25 percent energy reduction by 2025. One approach requires OSEP to divide the campus energy system into two components: utility systems — such as boiler plants and energy distribution networks — and buildings. “We split it into two because the skills and experiences required in each are quite different,” Tufekci said. “And we’re tapping into the right people for the right job.” Another approach focuses on updating software to increase efficiency as well as creating awareness on campus. Tufekci made the primary goals of the partnership clear. OSEP has publicly committed
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Ohio State Energy Partners CEO Serdar Tufekci said OSEP will never create a project using coal as its fuel. to focusing on a long-term vision rather than a project-by-project approach. During a Board of Trustees meeting on April 6, Tufekci’s presentation stated that OSEP is “completely aligned with the university’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.” “We don’t come up with projects or ideas that don’t solve the 2050 target,” Tufekci said. “You’ll never hear us come with a project — which may have a fantastic financial return — but it’s using coal as its fuel. We’ll never develop a project like that.” OSEP will be launching its
website, ohiostateenergypartners. com, later this week. The site will have more information about current and upcoming projects, including the $50 million Energy Advancement and Innovation Center. Tufekci said students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to provide input on the center before the end of the semester in a town-hall discussion, although the overall idea behind the center is already summarized in a fivepage document OSEP submitted to the Board.
gap,” she said. “You have our children move away to communities that are thriving and that consider the needs of the young and consider the needs of more progressive people.” Though the increase in female candidates is significant, Walsh cautions against setting expectations for the 2018 election so high that only disappointment can result. “We need to make sure that the women who are more engaged
now stay engaged beyond one election cycle,” she said. “This is a marathon and not a sprint. We need these women to stay in it for the long haul.”
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Shadia Jallaq, program manager for Ready to Run, a resource provided by Programs for Ohio Women Empowered to Represent. The best way to resolve the issue of female under-representation, Jallaq said, is for more people to encourage capable women to consider running for office. “Women need to be asked multiple times to consider running,” she said. “So, the more people who ask women to run for office,
the higher the likelihood is it that women will run.” Enoch said women are not recruited to run as often as men, an issue that also contributes to the state and the country’s lack of representation. She said politicians like previous representatives of Ohio’s 8th congressional district are not responsive to the needs of many constituents because they often are wealthy white men. “They don’t understand the pay
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How Ohio State’s SCE center saved my life With graduation quickly approaching, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on my four years at Ohio State. While I am proud to be a Buckeye, when I heard the news of the Sexual Civility and Empowerment being non-operational while under review, I became worried for the future of Ohio State. SCE provided me with a sense of security in the darkest time in my life, and now I am ready to advocate for it. On Aug. 27, 2016, I was raped by a fellow Ohio State student. I was held against my will as a stranger penetrated me, restrained my hands behind my back, pulled my hair, and pushed my head into the pillow — all while I was crying and demanding him to stop. Numerous witnesses saw me distraught after the assault as I immediately ran out of the house, sobbing, looking for my friends. Although I was in shock, I made the courageous decision to call 911. I was taken to the hospital, interviewed by detectives and a nurse and completed a rape kit. I was given shots to prevent pregnancy and STDs, causing immediate nausea, and asked to explain the worst night of my life repeatedly to strangers. This reality left me with a range of emotions including guilt, indignity, despair and rage. The weeks following my attack brought constant flashbacks inducing recurring nightmares, an inability to concentrate and despair like I had never experienced before. At the darkest and most confusing point in my life, I found Natalie Spiert, a support coordinator and advocate at SCE. Though I initially was skeptical about the center, Natalie offered me a sense of hope. She was down to earth and had a way of making me feel comfortable when no one else could. She listened to my thoughts and understood my feelings. She also offered me coping strategies and helped me get involved with free therapy from Mount Carmel Crime and Trauma Center with therapists trained in helping survivors of sexual assault. Natalie was there for me throughout every important milestone of my healing process. She helped me tell my parents of my assault and even told them how to properly support me. Natalie was in communication with the detectives and was the first person I told when I found out my SCE CONTINUES ON 3
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rapist had another victim, which she immediately reported to Ohio State. Natalie supported me when I decided to pursue an Academic Code of Conduct Trial and sat in the room with me while I stood up for myself and told my story. And when I bravely decided to pursue a criminal trial, she was there for me. Natalie attended every meeting with my prosecutor and attended the entire trial. When I testified for two hours in front of my rapist, with the defense attorney questioning my character, Natalie was the person I looked to for strength. Throughout the past year and a half, Natalie was the one person I knew I could trust and who would drop everything to support me. I have written my story to share my passion for Sexual Civility and Empowerment. Students deserve answers as to why SCE is under review and why coordina-
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tors were forced to temporarily cut ties with their students — actions that have left many survivors hopeless, perplexed and unsure of where to go for help. If Natalie had to stop communication with me in the middle of my healing journey it would have been detrimental to my mental and physical well-being. Ohio State must recognize that at this point, regardless of what might have happened, it is doing more harm than good by restricting SCE and the unique support it can offer. In SCE’s place, Ohio State is pointing survivors of sexual violence to Counseling and Consultation Services and Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio, a rape crisis intervention program in Columbus. While CCS and SARNCO are credible resources, they did not help me process or heal from
my assault. When I was having suicidal thoughts following the assault, I had to wait a full week before I was able to get in for an appointment with CCS. Then, after attending a session with CCS, I left lost and confused. Although these counselors help many people, they do not provide the expertise I found at SCE. Likewise, I initially called SARNCO’s 24/7 rape hotline but hung up after waiting for 45 minutes without speaking to a representative. Furthermore, while SARNCO advocates claim to be on call at hospitals to immediately speak to victims who have received a rape kit, I waited more than two hours for my SARNCO advocate to show up and did not hear from my SARNCO advocate again after the hospital visit. As someone who has tried CCS and SARNCO, I want university administrators to know
that the only resource that helped me was SCE. I have never encountered as much acceptance, support and love as I have with SCE. Natalie didn’t only give me hope and a sense of normalcy, she also saved my life. Without Natalie, I would not have continued my education at Ohio State nor would I be receiving my diploma in a few short weeks. Without her advocacy, I would not have accomplished my dream of attending graduate school. Without Natalie, I might have even taken my own life. Though I walked into the Sexual Civility and Empowerment center scared, lost, and blaming myself, I left confident, resilient and proud of the person I have become.
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USG President Shamina Merchant and Vice President Shawn Semmler are looking to increase the organization’s transparency and get more student input regarding the spending of the student activity fee. “It’s not a card game where you want to hide your hand; we want to be as transparent as possible,” said Semmler, a third-year in finance. “I’m a student too; I pay the student activity fee; I want to know where that money goes.” According to the third-quarter budget for USG, $131,322.84 of the total $146,392.84 comes from the student activity fee. The remaining $15,070 comes from corporate partner Coca-Cola, which is primarily used on internal spending such as shirts, laptop stickers and leadership retreats. Further review of the third-quarter budget shows that the top spending categories for USG, each taking up roughly 21 percent of the budget, are “general assembly” and “student affairs” costs. The “general assembly” spending is mostly one expense, with $24,080 of the $31,180 being distributed to other student organizations. Currently, student organizations must apply for funding through USG, with a maximum request to receive $1,500. Requests are approved by the allocations committee, which makes sure each request constitutes an acceptable use of student fees. USG’s internal expenses go through a similar process, but they can exceed the $1,500 cap. Jacob Catron, the organization’s incoming chief financial
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According to the third-quarter budget for USG, 90 percent of spending comes from the student activity fee. officer, said the allocations committee, which consists of senators, approves funding proposals. While it is a subjective process, Semmler said it’s an important part of what USG does. “We’re always looking at different ways to give money to student organizations,” Semmler said. “We are excited to even try to top the last few years’ numbers in giving that out.” Brothers Reese and Reagan Brooks ran for president and vice president the past two years on a platform of addressing USG funding. They questioned the organization’s internal expenses over funding student organizations, which turned out to be an inaccurate assertion. However, the basis for their platform remained true: Students pay the vast majority of USG’s budget, and therefore are entitled Editor in Chief Kevin Stankiewicz Managing Editor for Content Jacob Myers Managing Editor for Design JL Lacar Copy Chief Rachel Bules Campus Editor Summer Cartwright Assistant Campus Editor Owen Daugherty Sports Editor Colin Hass-Hill Assistant Sports Editor Edward Sutelan Arts&Life Editor Ghezal Barghouty Assistant Arts&Life Editor Sara Stacy Photo Editor Jack Westerheide Assistant Photo Editor Ris Twigg Design Editor Chandler Gerstenslager Assistant Design Editor Kelly Meaden Multimedia Editor Hailey Stangebye Social Media Editor Nick Clarkson Engagement Editor Matt Dorsey Oller Reporter Sheridan Hendrix Miller Projects Reporter Erin Gottsacker
to more information about where the funding is going. The “student affairs” spending, which is used for community engagement, is more spread out, but roughly two-thirds of the $31,095.34 went to the Buckeye Road Trip, which cost $19,677.34. The Buckeye Road Trip is a service that reduces the cost of bus travel for transporting students to cities in and out of Ohio during Thanksgiving and spring break. The budget information is readily available on USG’s website. Catron, a third-year in accounting, said he wants to start using publicly visible Google Sheets for the quarterly budgets to keep students more up-to-date on USG finances, which could include actual expenditures from the quarter. Director of Student Media General Sales Manager
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Student bloggers work to inspire COURTESY OF EYON ERTACHEW
Eyon Ertachew started his fashion blog after he began to receive positive feedback from people about his ideas and sense of style.
In the past, students who were looking to share their creativity with others might have had difficulty reaching the masses. However, with the rise of social media, people are able to share their passions with the world within seconds. For two Ohio State students, blogging has become an outlet for sharing their favorite fashion trends and a way to inspire their followers to embrace their own styles. For Eyon Ertachew, a second-year in strategic communication, starting a fashion blog after a year of hesitation was a huge step. But when he began to receive positive feedback from people about his ideas, it just made sense. “I was kind of holding myself back, maybe I was nervous about what people would think, but at the start of 2018 I decided I wouldn’t let anything hold me back,” Ertachew said. Coming in freshman year, Ertachew was a biology major on the pre-med track. But by the end of the year, he knew his future wasn’t headed in that direction. At the start of his second year, he switched majors with the intention of getting into public relations in the fashion industry. For fourth-year in nursing Paige Bennett, however, creating a fashion blog was
a way to connect her love for fashion and style with her long-term goals. Last June, she started her blog “Collegestreetstylepb” on Instagram with her friend Briana Barnett after coming across other local fashion blogs.
“At the start of 2018 I decided I wouldn’t let anything hold me back.” Eyon Ertachew Second-year in strategic communication and fashion blogger
After she graduates, Bennett hopes to move her blog more toward the nursing profession. “I want to start reaching more of a nursing population,” Bennett said. “When I am a nurse I want to post about how my day has been going and connect with other new grad nurses.” Bennett said the pair focuses on including photos of their clothing and where to get the items they wear. Their posts are informal and unplanned with pictures of them going out, something she said is not really seen on on most fashion blogs. “It’s spontaneous. If we like the outfit we are wearing we will just snap a picture of it and post,” Bennett said. “I feel like that’s BLOGS CONTINUES ON 5
Alumnus takes adults back to gym class ETHAN CLEWELL Lantern reporter firstname.lastname@example.org Manchester, Tennessee, might not be a quiet town, but for four days every year, its sound rivals that of major metropolises. On the opening night of Bonnaroo Music Festival 2016, harmony struck during Michigan-based funk group Vulfpeck’s performance. Vocalist Antwaun Stanley’s soothing melodies in “Wait for the Moment” left the crowd in awe. As Stanley told the audience to break it down, a 45-foot rainbow parachute decorated with the words “Be Happy” emerged over the crowd. Ohio State alumnus Ron Holgado co-founded Roochute, a group that deploys parachutes during public events in an effort to promote positivity in all settings. The Roochute is focused on promoting the simplest way to address mental health issues –– with kindness.
“When we become adults, we forget how to have fun, just pure unadulterated fun.” Ron Holgado Co-founder of Roochute
The seeds for Roochute were planted during Sacramento alternative-rock band Cake’s performance at Bonnaroo in 2014, but only served a playful purpose and as a spot for much-needed shade from the Tennessee sun. In 2016, however, Vulfpeck’s performance was the first time Roochute was thrown over the audience during a show, an idea that co-founder of Roochute Pat-
rick Fromuth came up with to pay homage to his college friend Stanley. Holgado said the idea behind using a parachute stemmed from its ability to promote physical activity, release stress and offer a positive sense of nostalgia that takes people back to their elementary gym classes. “When we become adults, we forget how to have fun, just pure unadulterated fun,” he said. “It’s always like you have to get smashed on the weekends with friends, or have a drink in order to loosen up. But when was the last time you could let down your guard and let your freak flag fly?” Through Roochute, Holgado has tried to live a lifestyle that goes hand-in-hand with the theme of Bonnaroo –– “Radiate positivity.” “One could go to Bonnaroo with nothing on their back, broke as a joke and not even like have any campsite or food. And people would just take care of you,” he said. Bonnaroo might have been the place where Roochute made its debut, but its inspiration was drawn from Sasquatch Festival, an annual music event held in George, Washington. A viral video from the festival in 2009 features a man dancing alone, who soon draws a crowd of hundreds that dance along with him. Holgado saw the video in a sociology class at Ohio State, and its meaning inspired him to create Roochute. Each time he takes the parachute out, Holgado said he keeps that same video in mind, reminding himself to do what makes him happy. Holgado wanted to use the parachute to raise money for cancer. However, Fromuth wanted to raise mental health awareness instead. Fromuth saw kindness heal community during his time working at Newtown
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Ron Hogaldo inside of Roochute at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee. Kindness –– now the Charlotte Helen Bacon Foundation –– named after Charlotte Bacon, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. In the summer of 2017, Ohio State alumna Hannah Bonacci took a small parachute to Ghana as a part of her foundation’s partnership with Roochute. The foundation promotes economic development and global citizenship through sustainable initiatives that empower women and children in Ghana.
“When we brought it out, they were so excited … they were screaming and happy and jumping around. We played with it for like an hour,” Bonacci said. “It served as an outlet for the children in a positive way.”
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Student YouTuber brings a new kind of football to Brazil ALEX ANDREWS Lantern reporter email@example.com Leonardo De Andrade was 10 years old when he began watching American football with his mother in Brazil. He didn’t have a great understanding of the game at the time and never would have imagined being where he is today. De Andrade grew up in Brazil before he moved to Spain at the age of 15, where he attended an American high school. After graduating, he moved to the United States to pursue a degree in communication at Ohio State.
“It’s just purely out of passion, I don’t make any bank.” Leonardo De Andrade Fifth-year in communication and YouTuber
It wasn’t until he moved to America that De Andrade said he found his passion for the “chesslike” sport of American football and decided he wanted those back in Brazil to feel the same way about the sport that he did. “I do what I do because I love football and because it’s unfair that only the U.S. has it so big. I need my country to love it as much as the U.S. does,” De Andrade said.
In his free time, De Andrade, now a fifth-year in communication, uses YouTube as a platform to spread knowledge about American football to those in Brazil –– a population who he said has started to take a huge interest in the sport. “My freshman year, I started to notice the market for American football in Brazil started to grow a lot. People started to get interested and some teams started to appear and now there is a league,” De Andrade said. “It’s really developed.” When De Andrade started his YouTube channel two years ago, he said he decided to start with the rules of the game. He said he filmed 10 videos in Portuguese featuring the basic rules and positions so that his followers could develop enough knowledge to actually enjoy watching the sport. From there, he said he started to analyze games and give his opinion as to what was going right for a team and wasn’t. De Andrade said that he then started playing Madden, a football video game,at the request of his followers so that he could explain football as he was playing it. Today De Andrade has 6,300 followers on YouTube and 17,400 on Instagram, where he does most of his marketing. The popularity De Andrade gained by informing people in Brazil about the sport has opened up many opportunities for him. He has attended the Super
the content. “I really think Leo’s content is very good and I have always enjoyed it and watched it regularly,” Milech said. “Now, and especially after the Super Bowl giveaway, Leo’s videos have become part of my day-to-day routine.” De Andrade is a full-time student, graduating in May, and said that even though he has only made $40 in two years for his YouTube videos, his passion for it has even put it above his academics. “I’m not going to lie, I have prioritized YouTube over school sometimes. I’ve not done an assignment to be able to post a video,” De Andrade said. “It’s just purely out of passion, I don’t make any bank.”
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Bowl for the past two years and was asked last December to commentate on a game with ESPN in Brazil. Both times De Andrade attended the Super Bowl, he hosted a giveaway for his followers, which included a trip with him to that year’s Super Bowl. One of Leo’s followers, Andre Milech, won the first year and said it is an experience he will never forget. “Attending the Super Bowl was
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Fashion bloggers Paige Bennett (left) and Briana Barnett (right) share their favorite trends as a way to inspire their followers to embrace their own styles. BLOGS FROM 4
more genuine.” As for Ertachew’s blog, “WithEyon,” he focuses on including photos of himself in different outfits, where he purchased his items and talking about the quality of the clothing. Though he said many blogs he’s seen just tell readers what to wear, his blog includes content on his travels and more personal parts of his life. “I enjoy putting my own personality into it,” Ertachew said. “I want to be able to offer just a place of inspiration or a resource to people.” For these two, blogging is more than just a creative outlet to share the latest fashion trends, it’s a way to inspire others and interact with people they would never have reached. When it comes to creating the
Leonardo De Andrade, a fifth-year in communications, has turned his passion for American football into a way to inform others from Brazil about the sport.
blog, Bennett said it’s an important stress reliever outside of her regular routine. “It’s nice to be able to do something you are interested in and let that take you away from whatever is stressing you out,” she said. “It’s nice to share your interest in something else with other people.” Similarly, Ertachew said blogging is becoming another reference and a trusted source of information because it’s run by everyday people, not celebrities trying to make you buy a product. “I would never push anything on anyone that I don’t believe in, and I think it provides a great reference,” Ertachew said. “I am going to try to give true authentic advice, while stay true to myself.”
a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Milech said in an email. “I still can’t put to words what it meant for me.” Milech said he came across the giveaway when he saw one of De Andrade’s sponsored Instagram posts and followed the necessary steps to enter, which included subscribing to De Andrade’s YouTube channel. Milech said that’s when he began watching De Andrade’s videos, and he enjoyed
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Despite lacking a starter at two linebacker spots, neither defensive coordinator Greg Schiano nor Meyer seemed overly concerned about entering the summer without much clarity. “I think the hard thing is going to be to decide who the three starting linebackers are. Because we’re going to move guys around to get the three best guys on the field to start the game,” Schiano said after the Spring Game. “I have a feeling that we may even be able to play more than three, the way guys have worked this spring. Now if they continue to excel, there’s no rule that says you can’t play more than three.” The youthful group of linebackers could take a page from the cornerbacks and rotate more than the three starters. Brady Taylor: the Billy Price replacement The past two centers at Ohio State — Billy Price and Pat Elflein — won the Rimington Trophy, awarded to the best center in the nation. Though Price’s replacement will not be expected to be the country’s best, a precedence of excellence has been set. After the Spring Game, Meyer revealed his decision on who will have the first shot in the fall with the first team. “Brady Taylor is leaving spring ball as our starting center,” Meyer said. “I’m not saying that’s the way it is for the fall yet, but it’s pretty close. He did very good.” A redshirt senior, Taylor has a wealth of experience. Early in spring practice, Meyer expressed concern about the center position, but Taylor played well enough for the head coach to make the decision of Taylor over redshirt freshman Josh Myers by the end of camp. Thayer Munford left tackle? A two-year starter at right tackle, it made
sense that Isaiah Prince would slide over to man left tackle as a senior. But it might not be that simple. Sophomore Thayer Munford lined up at left tackle while Prince was right tackle during the opening drive for the first-team offense during the Spring Game. They stayed at the positions for a while before Prince played a single series as left tackle. After the scrimmage, Meyer said Ohio State has not chosen which player will play either tackle spot. “We’ve done both and that decision hasn’t been made yet,” Meyer said. “But Isaiah’s been playing a lot of left too. And I think we’re just trying to get that rotation, who’s going to be the third tackle.” Jaylen Harris nearing receiver rotation All six of Ohio State’s starting receivers from last season returned, minimizing the possibility that younger wideouts would be able to earn playing time. But earlier in the spring, wide receivers coach Zach Smith emphatically stated the best players would play regardless of their experience levels. Sophomore wide receiver Jaylen Harris has made a case to break the crowded rotation this spring. He ended it with a threecatch, 39-yard performance in the Spring Game and caught a touchdown from Dwayne Haskins. “He had some plays today and he had a very productive spring,” Meyer said. “I’d imagine he’s very close to being in the rotation.”
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Ohio State junior linebacker Keandre Jones (16) waits to run a drill in warmups prior to the 2018 Spring Game in Ohio Stadium April 14. Gray beat Scarlet 37-14.
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Across 3. President Davis was respected for this and for his courage. (honesty) 4. South did not have enough people to serve as these because of their large slave population. (soldiers) 7. Considered to be a stronger leader than Lincoln. 9. Lee graduated from here. (presidentdavis) 10. The Confederacy _____ was considered to be small and was only made up of about 9 million people. (population) 12. Davis served as this under President Franklin Pierce. (secretaryofwar) 16. The southern population was made up of one third of these people. (slaves) 18. Lee was torn between this and his home state of Virginia. (union) 19. The reason why the southerners thought they were fighting the war. (independence)
20. Confederate soldiers thought they had the advantage because they knew this better. (countryside) 21. Davis served as an officer in this war. (mexican) Down 1. When defending themselves the Confederate forces used this for cover. (honesty) 2. The south had very few factories to produce these. (honesty) 5. The south had few of these to move their troops and supplies and they did not always connect. (honesty) 6. Davis did not like to tell details of this. (honesty) 8. The south favored this over the central government. (honesty) 11. Along with North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas this state was key in joining the Confederacy. (honesty) 13. President Davis spent a lot of time arguing with them. (honesty) 14. Number of years the Civil War lasted. (honesty) 15. This man became the commander of the Confederate army after refusing Lincoln’s offer to command the Union Army. (honesty) 17. Institution that the southerners wanted to keep. (honesty)
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6. ____ is made of chemical building blocks 7. Is build from iron 9. Fat in foods are made up of ____ types of fat 10. Proteins help this thing fight diseases and regulating the body 11. Absorbs water like Spongebob 13. Red wine, coffee, and tea all have in common that they ____ iron 16. Plants include this type of iron 17. A condition from iron deficiency 18. Sugars are also called 19. Increase LDL levels and are found in fatty meats and high fat products
1. HDL stands for 2. Fiber that dissolves in water 3. The most common animal source of protein 4. Carbohydrates are a great source of 5. It is not a fat, but acts like a fat 7. ____ is found in animal sources 8. Chemical grouping in the blood stream 12. Proteins are used to make _____, enzymes, and antibodies 14. There are____ essential amino acids 15. Great source of them carbohydrates
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Canzone and Pohl carving out key roles in sophomore seasons MIRANDA LIPTON Lantern reporter firstname.lastname@example.org Ohio State infielder Conner Pohl and outfielder Dominic Canzone began last season as little more than benchwarmers. But both caught fire during the middle of the campaign and established themselves as key contributors on the team. Now, in Ohio State’s resurgent season that has the Buckeyes as a contender in the Big Ten, Canzone and Pohl find themselves in the thick of everything that has gone right for their team. Going from unproductive benchwarmer to middle-of-the-order run producers took time for both players, but both made the transition through a similar process. Pohl and Canzone, now sophomores, both view their increased confidence as the fundamental difference between the two seasons. “At the beginning of freshman year, I wasn’t sure of my abilities,” Canzone said. “I wasn’t producing and constantly felt like I was letting my brothers down. I think that the key part of my turnaround was being more confident and understanding that the guys behind me will pick me up if I don’t succeed.” Canzone began his freshman year just 3-for-29 over his first 11 games, but slashed .394/.435/.533 with three home runs and 12 stolen bases the remainder of the season. Now he is one of the team leaders with a .358/.426/.514 slash line with four home runs and a team-leading nine stolen bases. Pohl got off to a similarly slow start, but it was about it more than just not hitting. It also came more from lacking a clear defensive position and not receiving enough playing time. Now splitting time at first and third base, Pohl has played enough to put his bat to good use, slashing .333/.419/.459 with five home runs. “I’ve seen a great deal of growth and maturity within them, relating to how they
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Ohio State sophomore infielder Conner Pohl (39) takes a swing at a pitch in the fourth inning of the game against Ohio University in April 10. Ohio State won 4-0. go about competing and their comfort and confidence within the game,” head coach Greg Beals said. Although Canzone did not know any of his teammates prior to joining the team just one year ago, his reference to them as his “brothers” captures how quickly these strangers became paramount in his life. He said the constant bonding the teammates do off the field directly translates to how they interact on the field and how well they perform. Pohl emphasized the importance of everyone’s role on the team — not just the starters. As a new starter, Pohl’s role has changed since he was a freshman trying to find his place on the team. Beals said the challenges of a young player trying to carve out a role on the team was made all the more challenging during the worst season in program history
in 2017. “Learning how to play at a Division I level for the first time is a challenge for any player,” said Beals. “It was a challenging year for us as a program [last year] and probably for them too. But they’re sophomores now. They’ve been around the block a full time and got a ton of experience.” That experience gives Beals confidence both his two young players can become leaders for the next core group of players to come through the program. “They both bring a lot to our team offensively and have the potential to be leadership-type guys,” Beals said. “Canzone really shows that already. Pohl is a little more quiet but they both have leadership characteristics that I’m excited about.” Canzone also understands the responsibility that comes with being a starter and batting leadoff.
“It’s a big role — leading off the game and trying to get it started on the right note,” Canzone said. “The biggest thing in baseball is being calm and not tense, relaxing, and focusing on the next play. I finally started to do this when I became comfortable in knowing that whoever’s hitting behind me is going to have my back.” Canzone saw the biggest improvements in his game when he kept himself taller in his stance and started sticking to a specific routine. Pohl’s game changed most when he started focusing on overall performance rather than on hits. “I wasn’t trying to do a whole lot outside of trying to get base hits,” Pohl said. “I was swinging at pitches that I shouldn’t have and trying to do too much with the ball, rather than focusing on the bigger picture.” These two starters will be looking at that bigger picture while they continue their baseball careers this season. Both have gone from benchwarmers to being ranked as top Big Ten prospects in the 2019 draft class. The trajectory for the pair only seems to be aiming upward.
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of spring with a clear-cut guy,” Schiano said. “The competition will continue into training camp and I’m confident we’ll have two guys that start that game that will be game-ready. It’s developing depth behind it that will be the challenge.” It remains to be seen how that depth will shake out. Even if Pryor separates himself from the rest of the pack, it is unknown how White and Wint will be as backup options. White was burned several times in coverage during Saturday’s Spring Game. And while Wint appeared to have a solid Spring Game performance, he is the only former three-star recruit of the group. There also is four-star safety Amir Riep, who despite coming in with lofty expectations, has not been mentioned as someone ready to start. Part of what has made Ohio State successful in the past with developing young members of the secondary was the ability to plug incoming freshmen onto special teams and have them gain in-game experience while waiting for their chance to shine. If Meyer’s concern over the group of safeties is warranted, some of the freshmen might be in a position where one injury could
force them to play meaningful snaps, which is a less-than-ideal situation. But Schiano did not seem worried after the Spring Game. “I do feel we have guys that can play, but you would always like — it’s cleaner if you come out with a guy that established himself,” Schiano said. “It’s not that none of them show things. They did. It’s just none of them showed it that much more than the other that you can say, ‘That’s the guy.’” Regardless of if the talent necessitates the concern, it is not an optimal position for Ohio State. The Buckeyes will leave spring camp unsure who even the top two people are at a key position on the defense. Ohio State’s track record of developing players in the defensive backfield should provide belief that the void will be filled. There is typically safety in numbers. Yet, Ohio State will find more safety if it can narrow that number down to one sooner rather than later. JACK WESTERHEIDE | PHOTO EDITOR
Ohio State then-freshman safety Isaiah Pryor (14) backpedals on defense in the fourth quarter against Rutgers on Sep. 30. Ohio State won 56-0. MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
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Ohio State still eyeing the field for a safety EDWARD SUTELAN Assistant Sports Editor email@example.com There’s safety in numbers. Or at least, there should be. Ohio State has an opening in its defensive backfield at the field safety position opposite junior safety Jordan Fuller. Despite having three people competing for the position, head coach Urban Meyer said he views the position battle as the No. 1 concern for his team exiting spring practices because no one has made any noticeable separation to this point. “We’re just not quite sure who that is,” Meyer said after the Spring Game. “[Defensive coordinators Greg] Schiano and Alex Grinch, we’re going to meet probably next Wednesday and they’re going to give me a depth chart and we’ll go from there.” One of the many positions vacated by a senior from last season, safety has not been a major debate for Ohio State in past seasons. Vonn Bell and Tyvis Powell, both now in the NFL, held the roles in 2015. Damon Webb and
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Ohio State junior safety Jordan Fuller (4) takes down Austin Mack (11) in the first half of the 2018 Spring Game on April 14. Gray beat Scarlet 37-14. Malik Hooker were viewed as the clear starters in the 2016 season, and while Fuller split snaps with Erick Smith across the field from Webb in 2017, Fuller soon overtook Smith.
Now, there’s three players — sophomores Isaiah Pryor and Brendon White, as well as redshirt sophomore Jahsen Wint — battling against one another for the opening. Pryor, the No. 8
safety in the 2017 recruiting class according to 247Sports composite rankings, entered the spring considered by many to be the favorite to grab the position. Meyer said on March 26 those
were the only three competing for the spot, but also suggested freshmen Marcus Hooker — Malik’s younger brother — and Josh Proctor could put themselves into the fight as well. Almost three weeks after that, Schiano still refused to rule those two players out. “Around here, there’s no freshman, sophomore, junior. I mean, if you’re the best guy, you’ll play,” Schiano said after the Spring Game. “There’s a guy by the name of Hooker too that’s coming to town. Who knows? Somebody in his family played that position pretty well.” Hearing the coaches talk about the position battles for the upcoming year, it becomes apparent that the second safety position could be the last decided on defense. The coaching staff appears to have several players in mind for the two linebacker openings. But safety, a position that had an early frontrunner in Pryor, now might not have an answer until the end of the summer. “I know we [won’t] come out SAFETY CONTINUES ON 7
What we learned about Ohio State from the Spring Game COLIN HASS-HILL Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Ohio State entered spring practice with one focal question: who will take snaps at quarterback in the fall? But it had many other questions to answer, including who will be snapping the ball to the yet-to-bedetermined quarterback. Here are five things we learned after the Spring Game. Luke Farrell enters summer as starting tight end Last season, Rashod Berry backed up Marcus Baugh. The now-redshirt junior Berry entered the spring with the first shot at replacing the now-graduated Baugh, but he could not hold off redshirt sophomore Luke Farrell. “As of we finished spring practice, [Farrell will] be the starting tight end at Ohio State,” head coach Urban Meyer said following the Spring Game. “He had a very good spring.” Despite the declaration of confidence, Meyer stopped short of declaring the former four-star prospect as the Week 1 starter. He said Farrell has earned the right to call himself the starter for now, but must retain the position in the fall. Berry, who did not play in the Spring Game due to suffering two “stingers,” and redshirt sophomore Jake Hausmann will make a run for the job. But Farrell’s stiffest competition might come from incoming freshman Jeremy Ruckert. The second-ranked tight end in the 2018 class by the 247Sports composite rankings, Ruckert might be the most talented player at his position the moment he steps on campus. No answer at linebacker, but that’s not necessarily a negative The Buckeyes have an abundance of pos-
POST-SPRING PROJECTED DEPTH CHART
Dwayne Haskins RS SO Joe Burrow RS JR
Nick Bosa Jashon Cornell
JR RS JR
J.K. Dobbins Mike Weber
SO RS JR
Chase Young Jonathon Cooper
WR Johnnie Dixon Terry McLaurin
RS SR RS SR
Dre’Mont Jones Davon Hamilton
RS JR RS JR
WR Austin Mack Binjimen Victor
Robert Landers Tommy Togiai
RS JR FR
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Ohio State redshirt senior offensive lineman Brady Taylor (79) protects redshirt junior quarterback Joe Burrow in the first half of the 2018 Spring Game in Ohio Stadium April 14. Gray beat Scarlet 37-14.
sibilities on the second level of their defense. Not only do they have many different players ready to step up, but many of their linebackers can play both inside or outside. Though redshirt sophomore Tuf Borland suffered an Achilles injury early in the spring, he seems to be the only player expected to be in the starting rotation at middle linebacker. Baron Browning, Keandre Jones, Malik Harrison and Pete Werner each played substantial snaps in the Spring Game and have a shot to start. Dante Booker had shoulder surgery and missed spring practice, but will have a chance at reclaiming a spot. He’s started the opening week the past two seasons but lost his role due to injury each year. SPRING GAME CONTINUES ON 6
Parris Campbell RS SR K.J. Hill RS JR
Malik Harrison Dante Booker
JR RS SR
Luke Farrell Rashod Berry
RS SO RS JR
Tuf Borland Justin Hilliard
RS SO RS JR
Isaiah Prince Joshua Alabi
SR RS JR
Baron Browning Keandre Jones
Michael Jordan JR Malcolm Pridgeon RS SR
Kendall Sheffield RS JR Shaun Wade RS FR
Brady Taylor Josh Myers
RS SR RS FR
Damon Arnette Jeffrey Okudah
RS JR SO
Demetrius Knox RS SR Wyatt Davis RS FR
Jordan Fuller Josh Proctor
Thayer Munford SO Branden Bowen RS JR
Isaiah Pryor Jahsen Wint
SO RS SO