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USG election could be ‘anyone’s race to win’ OSU ‘making history’ 6 presidential and vice presidential campaigns slated to be on the USG ballot this year

LIZ YOUNG Campus editor young.1693@osu.edu Undergraduate Student Government’s campaign season this year is set to be a flurry of chalk, T-shirts and tweets. An election season after the first unopposed USG campaign in nearly 50 years, the OSU student body will have to choose between the largest cluster of competitors since 2003. There are set to be six presidential and vice presidential campaigns on the ballot this spring. In 2003, six campaigns also ran, but one — Mike Goodman and Frank Sasso — swept 31.6 percent of the vote, according to the USG Alumni Society website. This year’s ballot is slated to list: • Andrew Warnecke, running with Logan Recker • Celia Wright, running with Leah Lacure • Current USG Vice President Josh Ahart, running with Jen Tripi • Mohamad Mohamad, running with Sean Crowe • Ryan Hedrick, running with Nicole Spaetzel • Vytas Aukstuolis, running with Nicholas Macek There are also set to be 104 senatorial candidates running for about 40 spots in the general assembly, said Chief Justice of the Judiciary Panel Tyler Byrum, a fourth-year in engineering physics. Byrum said his role in the election process is remaining impartial, making sure USG bylaws are being followed and “just generally running the election.” Campaigning is set to begin Feb. 19 and run until voting is held between March 3 and 5, Byrum said in an email, and a presidential debate is slated for Feb. 25 at the Ohio Union. Current USG President Taylor Stepp, a fourthyear in public affairs, was the only presidential candidate on the ballot last spring, the first time a candidate had run unopposed since 1966. He

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was also the first two-term USG president in about 10 years, since Eddie Pauline’s 2001 and 2002 successes. If Stepp’s vice president, Ahart, a fourth-year in public affairs, were to win this year’s election, he would be the first elected vice president to move up the next year since 2007. That was the year Kate Christobek, who served as vice president while Ryan Fournier was president in 2006, won the presidency. Ahart, who has been involved with USG since he was a freshman, said he’s enthusiastic about the possibility of moving into the presidency. “I don’t really think about when’s the last time that happened or historically this or that, but I’m really excited about the election, and if we win,

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Super Bowl halftime show underwhelms

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVIII with Bruno Mars Feb. 2.

JACOB HOLLAR Lantern reporter hollar.38@osu.edu It must be a performer’s dream: a big-budget lights and pyrotechnics display, a full-capacity crowd and millions more watching live on television. That’s what you get when you’re the entertainment for a Super Bowl halftime show. Bruno Mars, whose birth name is Peter Gene Hernandez, and Red Hot Chili Peppers — both pretty big names in the modern music industry — took the stage Sunday to live the dream. But for all that, what the NFL repeatedly billed as the “biggest concert of the year” left me a little underwhelmed. That’s not to say the artists didn’t perform well. Bruno Mars (or was that Janelle Monáe?) is certainly a qualified entertainer, and the appearance of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was a welcome addition. But the whole thing was just … meh. In any other concert circumstances, I’d have no complaints. But this particular concert was the halftime show for the Super Bowl XLVIII. The expectation is that I’m going to be blown away. It should have been, well, super.

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for what we can do next year,” he said. Ahart also said with six campaign teams, there is an opportunity for greater OSU student engagement. “Last year we had a lot of unity around Taylor and I as candidates together … I think the organization was more unified around us,” he said. “This year it’s not a bad thing (to have more candidates because) if you think about it we can get out to as many students as possible from every area of the university … which will inevitably increase voter turnout.” In 2012, when Stepp was elected to his first term, voter turnout was the highest since 1975

with 1st black president KRISTEN MITCHELL Editor-in-chief mitchell.935@osu.edu

For the first time in the university’s 144-year history, Ohio State has appointed a black president. The historic move is one many people say could open doors for minorities at OSU in the future. Dr. Michael Drake, current chancellor at the University of California Irvine, was introduced as the next university president Thursday. “Ohio State is bold in its intentions to inspire greatness in its faculty, its staff and its students as it ascends further in the ranks of the world’s remnant institutions of higher education,” Drake said in his first speech after the announcement was made at a Board of Trustees. “Transforming lives is a tall order but this university is sharpening its focus in ways that will improve lives close to home and around the world. “I am deeply humbled by this opportunity and am looking forward very much to joining the Buckeye family,” he said. OSU’s 15th president isn’t set to begin his term until June 30, but some are already excited about what the ground-breaking announcement could mean for the university. “I’m very excited, I’m very excited for the opportunity it forwards to all communities,” said Larry Williamson, director of the Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center. For a university with the size and influence of OSU, Williamson said the choice demonstrates social progress. “It shows the growth. We now have an African-American president of the United States, that’s opened a lot of doors for people of color,” he said. “It shows leaps and bounds, it opens up other opportunities for other people of ethnicities to become presidents of the university.” Black representation According to university diversity data on 2,840 regular faculty, only about 3.9 percent were black as of September 2013. The only category in which blacks have a greater representation than whites among staff reported is service and maintenance staff, according to the university diversity summary for faculty and staff. Sable Wallace, a third-year in finance and president of the Black Student Association, said she didn’t know anything about Drake before the announcement, however, after getting more information on him, said he’s fit for the job. She said having a black university president could have an impact on campus race relations.

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OSU 5th in B1G faculty salaries, some professors unfazed LOGAN HICKMAN Senior Lantern reporter hickman.201@osu.edu Ohio State landed behind a few other conference schools for average faculty salaries during 2012-13, according to a report from the American Association of University Professors. The report, which computes the average salaries of full-time university faculty in a given institution, showed OSU ranked fifth among the 12 Big Ten universities. According to the report, OSU’s average weighted faculty salary was just more than $110,000, slightly above the Big Ten median salary of almost $107,000. A median can be defined as the middle number in a data set and is often different from an average. Northwestern University, the only private institution in the Big Ten, was first in the conference with an average of nearly $142,000, followed by the University of Michigan, Penn State and University of Illinois. The University of Nebraska had the lowest average faculty salary, at about $95,000. There are roughly 2,800 regular faculty members at OSU, according to diversity data from September 2013, compared to about 3,300 full-time faculty at Northwestern, according to its facts website, and about 1,600 general faculty at Nebraska, according to its 2013-14 fact book. Instead of comparing faculty-wide salaries, OSU philosophy professor Allan Silverman said more accurate salary comparisons could probably be made between departments of various universities. “Do not be misled by the university-wide numbers. If we have more medical faculty than, say, Purdue, that will skew the compensation figures. A more apt comparison would be to look at, say, the Purdue engineering salaries against the OSU engineering salaries, or Wisconsin history vs. OSU history,” he said in an email. The Faculty Compensation and Benefits Committee of University Senate helps monitor the state of OSU faculty pay, in part by releasing an annual report to the OSU community outlining its ongoing examination of faculty compensation, retirement benefits, various insurances and other conditions, according to its 2013 Salary and Benefits Report. This report also includes recommendations for compensation, “based primarily on comparisons of OSU faculty salary data with salary data of established groups of peer institutions, contained in data from the AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey,” according to the report. OSU spokesman Gary Lewis said OSU faculty salaries are based on a few things, the first being external factors, including areas of specialization and expertise. “This means that Ohio State tries to be

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competitive with what other similar institutions are paying faculty members in similar fields,” Lewis said in an email. “Medical schools, for example, share information with each other about their average salaries, and Ohio State keeps that information in mind when recruiting faculty here. It also looks at similar information for different levels of experience.” The second consideration for determining faculty salaries is internal factors, such as the quality of the work the faculty member does, Lewis said. Quality of work “includes teaching, designing courses, carrying out research and writing articles and books, giving talks and presentations to other scholarly groups across the country and world, serving on committees, and providing outreach to the community and to his or her scholarly discipline, among others,” Lewis said. Finally, Lewis said student evaluations of instruction, more commonly called SEIs, play a role in determining faculty raises. “SEI reports do play a role, as do other student evaluations, since they are typically part of the information that faculty members turn in as part of

Wisconsin $102,759

Ohio State $110,348

Michigan $121,278

Northwestern $141,976

MADISON CURTIS / Design editor their annual review materials, which are then used in the annual salary process,” Lewis said. OSU associate professor of philosophy Timothy Schroeder said, for him, it was more about the people at a school. “When I was recruited here, the first thing that made me want to come was the colleagues I would have. The philosophy department here includes some internationally famous people doing great work, and the level of research activity and excitement is wonderful. I’ve learned a lot by coming here,” he said. He added that money isn’t the most important factor in deciding where to work. “For me, the strongest recruitment pull is usually going to be the chance to work with, and learn from, other philosophers who are really great at what they do. And so, as you can see, I don’t think it’s easy to find a better philosophy department in the Big Ten than Ohio State. Even if I’d had a choice, I wouldn’t now be at Northwestern or Penn State or Purdue,” Schroeder said. Schroeder said next to the Chicago area,

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campus Curl Drive to remain closed for spring break

United Black World Month kicks off at Ohio State Phillip Agnew, director of Dream Defenders, an organization dedicated to bringing social change through non-violent disobedience in students and youth, speaks at the opening celebration of United Black World Month Feb. 3 at the Ohio Union.

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Construction vehicles sit outside of Scott House, located at 146 W. Woodruff Ave. Scott House is set to be demolished the first week of February.

Logan Hickman Senior Lantern reporter hickman.201@osu.edu Though the first demolition of the North Residential District Transformation is complete, some involved with the project said plans for the rest of the semester have not been finalized. The transformation is “proceeding as planned,” said OSU spokeswoman for Administration and Planning Alison Hinkle in an email Jan. 22, but North Campus access road Curl Drive is set to remain permanently closed. Curl Drive, which connects Neil and Woodruff avenues, closed in October, but accommodations for limited access were made for Thanksgiving break and winter break. The road closure was part of the $370 million North Residential District Transformation, a renovation aimed at making OSU’s plan to have all second-years live on campus by Fall Semester 2016 possible by adding 3,200 additional beds through the construction of 11 new buildings. The project is scheduled for completion in fall 2016. While OSU allowed temporary access to Curl Drive for students’ departures after closing it in 2013, Hinkle said Curl Drive will not re-open for spring break, which is March 10 through 14. She said OSU is working on an alternate plan to meet students’ accessibility needs. “A system will (be) in place for spring break and details will be communicated to students and parents by the end of February,” Hinkle said. She added that university officials are studying traffic patterns and past break accessibility plans to come up with the best possible plan for spring break. “The removal of Curl Drive will enable the university to provide increased activity space and a more pedestrian-friendly environment,” Hinkle said. “That being said, maintaining access to the area during construction is a priority and we understand there are a variety of needs.”

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Olivia Bobb, a first-year in pre-nursing and a resident of Drackett Tower, said she wants a spring break access plan that will minimize traffic and accommodate the greater need for parking. “A plan I’d like to see for spring break would probably be less traffic,” Bobb said. “A lot of people get stuck and it’s just a huge traffic jam.” Other students agreed congestion would be a problem when a large number of people are trying to leave campus at once. “People can still get in but it’s difficult for a large amount of people to get out at once, for all the parents that are here,” said Dylan Kreitzer, a first-year in business and resident of Taylor Tower. “I mean, I usually leave a little bit later or a little bit earlier than other people so my parents don’t have a problem. But there’s a ton of people with the rush. It’s difficult to get everyone out at once.” First-year student in biomedical engineering Jesse Keckler called the closure a “pain.” “Having only that entrance open is just going to be really annoying. We’re going to get home but it’s going to be a little more annoying than it was before,” said the Taylor Tower resident. The first of four vacant townhouses on Lane Avenue scheduled for demolition as part of the North Residential District Transformation was torn down Monday morning. Hinkle said the next buildings set to be demolished include Scott House this week and Raney Commons in mid-February. Liz Gordon-Canlas, residence hall director of Drackett Tower and former resident of the townhouse demolished Monday, said the four houses used to be home to hall directors and other faculty and staff members. “Seeing the house torn down is certainly a little bittersweet,” Gordon-Canlas said. “Knowing that they’re going to be replaced with some really wonderful facilities for our students in the coming years is a great feeling, but that was the very first place I lived with my husband, so it’s definitely a little sad to see it go. It had a lot of character.” Andrew Todd-Smith contributed to this article.

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Faculty from 1A Columbus is, in his opinion, the best Big Ten city to live in. Associate professor of geography Becky Mansfield said she doesn’t think there is much about OSU that makes it special in relation to the other Big Ten schools, which could possibly make up for pay differentials between OSU and other universities. Regardless, Mansfield said she was attracted to OSU because of its reputation of being a strong

public university, but also said she would probably feel the same about any Big Ten school. In the end, she said it’s important to note that the job search process in academia is different from other professions. “When I was applying for jobs and got my position at OSU (this was 2001) there were all of nine positions nationally and only two in the Big Ten. Since then I may have been able to move, but appropriate positions are actually quite rare (especially in my field of geography),” she said in an email.

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He said it doesn’t surprise him that there are six teams running this year after last year’s unopposed election. “I think now we have a rush of candidates who feel it’s wide open. I think they feel it’s anyone’s race to win,” Warnecke said. At least one campaign team wants to emphasize that it encompasses people who have worked with USG before and people who haven’t. Mohamad, a third-year in chemical engineering and engineering physics, said he and Crowe are running because of that diversity of experience they bring. “I kind of have the leadership inside USG … he’s got a good amount of leadership outside of USG. Each year, you kind of have either the people from inside USG who are going to be running and they wanna keep things the same, and then you have the people who are kind of opposing USG, kind of trying to reform it, and what we thought is, ‘Well, it’s not a good idea to keep everything the same but it’s also not a good idea to reform everything,” Mohamad said. “(We were) like, you know what, we can make a team that kind of knows the inner workings (of USG) and also is a team that’s kind of from the outside as well to make good change.” Mohamad was the deputy director in diversity last year and is not officially in USG this year, though he said he has been helping out with IT matters. Hedrick and Aukstuolis did not respond to an email requesting comment Monday. Byrum said the variety of teams running bodes well for the coming year. “It’s great for the future of USG that we have this many candidates that are interested in running,” Byrum said. “We claim to represent all undergraduate students and hopefully by having this many people run, that it will bring in some new ideas as well as reach out and educate some other students who don’t know anything about what USG does.”

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Drake from 1A “I definitely think he’s going to challenge ideals and hopefully break down some racial barriers and cultural barriers,” Wallace said. “As much as we try to sugarcoat it, there is still some racial tension on campus, and I think he will be able to bring some attention to that.” According to OSU’s statistical summary, as of Fall Semester 2013, there were roughly 3,750 black students enrolled at OSU campuses, making up 5.87 percent of the total university population of nearly 64,000 students. Wallace said Drake’s appointment also opens doors for minorities to play a larger role in the university administration in the future. After an incident labeled a hate crime occurred on campus in 2012, many students called for increased inclusion of minority populations on campus. In April 2012, the words “Long Live Zimmerman” were spray-painted on Hale Hall, a building that was demolished in 2013 and previously held the Hale Center. The reference, officials said at the time, was most likely to George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch leader who allegedly killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense Feb. 26, 2012, in Florida. Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in July. The incident prompted the creation of the No Place for Hate Task Force and multiple campus demonstrations, including a protest that interrupted a April 2012 Board of Trustees meeting. The No Place for Hate Task Force came up with short- and longterm recommendations in the areas of awareness, climate and recruitment to combat racism, including the creation of hate crime alerts. The impact Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman was elected as the first black mayor of Columbus and assumed office in 2000. Dan Williamson, a spokesman from Coleman’s office, said in a statement the mayor commended OSU’s choice of president. “The mayor applauds Ohio State for choosing what appears to be an outstandingly qualified new president,” Dan Williamson said. “He also applauds Ohio State for making history with their choice.” “The mayor believes it is important for Dr. Drake to understand the importance of the relationship between the university and the city of Columbus and that our success is tied together,” he added. Drake was appointed chancellor of UC Irvine in 2005. Before his appointment, he served as vice president for health affairs for the University of California system for five years. As OSU president, Drake is set to make more than $1 million per year, including $800,000 base salary, $200,000 in deferred compensation and other financial benefits.

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University of California Irvine Chancellor Dr. Michael Drake met with students and staff at the Ohio Union Jan. 31. OSU officials announced Jan. 30 Drake is appointed to be the next OSU president. Drake’s contract with OSU says Drake will be granted tenure in the OSU College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and the College of Education and Human Ecology, however, during his time as president, he will not receive any tenured employment compensation or be expected to perform “substantial” faculty duties. Drake’s contract also says he will be provided with laboratory space in the College of Medicine and research funds up to $50,000 per year for as long as he is president. Drake’s appointment came roughly seven months after former President E. Gordon Gee retired July 1. Gee announced his decision to retire from OSU days after controversial comments he made at a Dec. 5, 2012, OSU Athletic Council meeting came under public scrutiny. Remarks about Notre Dame and the Southeastern Conference in particular brought national attention. The former two-time OSU president is currently serving as president at West Virginia University, taking an unpaid leave as president emeritus at OSU. Drake has several months left at UC Irvine before officially assuming his role at OSU, but said he is eager for the opportunity to come to Columbus. “The presidency of the Ohio State University is in many ways the premier position in higher education in the United States,” he said. “This university is outstanding but its also a university that’s clearly on the move.”

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Bruno Mars performs at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVIII with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Feb. 2.

Halftime from 1A And though Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers were entertaining, nothing about their performances was memorable. There were no nipple flashes. Destiny’s Child didn’t reunite onstage. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but c’mon, give me something more interesting than a standard rock set. Even something as banal as M.I.A. flipping off the camera would have been nice.

Instead, there was a middle-aged man running around shirtless and a man whose blazer was so sparkly and hair so bouffant it’d probably make the cast of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” envious. Again … meh. As it stands, the commercial in which Bono announced one of U2’s songs was free on iTunes to raise money for charity was the more entertaining concert. This year, it seems the biggest concert of the year turned out to be just another show.

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Syracuse (22-0) Arizona (21-1) Florida (19-2) Wichita State (23-0) San Diego State (19-1) Villanova (20-2) Cincinnati (21-2) Kansas (16-5) Michigan State (19-3) Michigan (16-5) Duke (17-5) Creighton (18-3) Saint Louis (20-2) Louisville (18-4) Texas (17-4) Iowa State (16-4) Iowa (17-5) Kentucky (16-5) Oklahoma State (16-5) Virginia (17-5) Oklahoma (17-5) Connecticut (17-4) Gonzaga (20-3) Memphis (16-5) Pittsburgh (18-4)

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Wisconsin 79, Ohio State 45, VCU 44, SMU 15, New Mexico 12, California 9, UCLA 9, Harvard 4, George Washington 3, LSU 3, Tennessee 2 American 1, Southern Miss 1. Records as of 11 p.m. Monday

results MONDAY Wrestling OSU 16, Purdue 15

upcoming Tuesday Men’s Tennis v. Youngstown State 3 p.m. @ Columbus Men’s Tennis v. Wright State 7 p.m. @ Columbus Men’s Basketball v. Iowa 7 p.m. @ Iowa City, Iowa

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Eric Seger Sports editor seger.25@osu.edu Thad Matta just needed somebody to hug. After Wisconsin sophomore forward Sam Dekker’s last-second heave clanged off the rim Saturday at the Kohl Center, signaling a victory for Ohio State, the jubilation on the Buckeye sideline was clear. The man Matta grabbed was the team’s video coordinator, Jake Diebler, and OSU’s coach said Monday it was because Diebler was the closest guy to him. “He was the first guy I could find,” Matta said with a laugh. “Because I had the line on Dekker’s shot, and I thought it was off to the right and I’ll be honest, I’ve seen what these guys have done. I’ve seen what the staff has done to get us ready to play that game and it was obvious with the ending the other night (against Penn State Wednesday), there was a sense of excitement, a sense of relief.” The sense of relief Matta felt after the 59-58 victory over the Badgers percolated throughout the rest of the team, but senior guard Aaron Craft said it’s not the time to sit back and be satisfied, especially with the Buckeyes set to visit No. 17 Iowa (17-5, 6-3) Tuesday at 7 p.m. “We got a big win the other day, and we don’t want to rest on that either,” Craft said Monday. “Our biggest focus right now is to find a way to be better than Iowa. Everything else will really take care of itself the more we go on.” The Hawkeyes came to Columbus and handed the Buckeyes (17-5, 4-5) their first home loss of the season Jan. 12, a 84-74 outcome where OSU struggled against Iowa’s zone defense.

grant miller Lantern reporter miller.5617@osu.edu With its sweep of Penn State over the weekend, the Ohio State men’s hockey team is now halfway through its first season in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes are currently fourth in the six-team conference, sitting on 13 points, three behind third-place Wisconsin and one ahead of fifthplace Michigan State. The three teams ahead of the Buckeyes in the Big Ten are all ranked in the top 12 nationally, with both Minnesota and Michigan ranked in the top 10. OSU coach Steve Rohlik isn’t surprised by the conference’s parity, and said the near identical skill levels mean teams have to be ready to bring their best every weekend. “Anybody can win on any given night,” Rohlik said after Saturday’s game against Penn State. “We know we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us. It’s kind of a ‘one game at a time’ deal.” So with the second half of the conference campaign remaining, let’s see how the teams stack up: 1. Minnesota (19-2-5, 8-0-2): The nation’s No. 1 team since late October, Minnesota has been as good as advertised, winning eight of

goals in the Big Ten. The team has shown resiliency of late, going 3-0-1 since two losses at Wisconsin Jan. 10 and 11 capped off a four-game losing streak for coach Red Berenson’s squad. The Wolverines are now poised to challenge Minnesota’s perch atop the rankings and are slated to take on the Golden Gophers in Minneapolis Feb. 14 and 15.

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Junior forward Tanner Fritz (16) advances the puck during a game against Penn State Feb. 1 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 5-2. its first 10 conference games. Led by their deep attacking corps and one of the best goaltenders in the nation in sophomore Adam Wilcox — who is ranked No. 9 in the country in average goals allowed per game with 1.96 — the Golden Gophers have the best offense and defense in the Big Ten. Their upcoming road series against Wisconsin, a home and home

with Michigan and a road trip to OSU should test the Gophers as the season winds down. 2. Michigan (13-6-3, 5-2-1): With the stellar play of freshman goalie Zach Nagelvoort — who is ranked fifth in the country in goals allowed per game with 1.91 — the Wolverines have allowed the fewest

3. Wisconsin (14-8-2, 5-4-1): Much like the Golden Gophers, the Badgers’ roster includes a number of scorers who make consistent contributions to the cause, including senior forwards Michael Mersch and Mark Zengerle, who are tied for 49th in the country with 24 points. Wisconsin has also succeeded because of the incredible atmosphere in their home arena, the Kohl Center. Only two teams — Alaska-Anchorage and OSU — have come away from Madison with a win this season, meaning the team needs to make the most of the four home games left on its schedule. 4. Ohio State (14-9-1, 4-5-1): The Buckeyes boast the No. 2-ranked offense in the conference, which is also the ranked fifth in the country. At the heart of their firepower has been junior forward

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OSU committed 17 turnovers in that loss, something Craft said cannot happen Tuesday. “We just can’t turn the ball over. That’s what cost us the game the first time,” Craft said. “We had the lead, and turned the ball over quite a few times down the stretch … When they’re at their best, they’re getting buckets in transition, getting fouled, getting to the free throw line. That’s what we can’t do if we want to be in it at the end of the game.” Junior forward Sam Thompson, who got his first start of the season in the win against Wisconsin in place of junior guard Shannon Scott, agreed and said in order to figure out the zone, the team just needs a different mindset. “I think it’s just about our mindset on the offensive end against the zone. Last time we played Iowa, we didn’t do a good job of attacking that zone, we really let that zone dictate the way we played on offense,” Thompson said Monday. “We were sort of playing on our heels, moving the ball from side to side and not really looking to attack.” The Buckeyes — who dropped out of the top 25 rankings for the first time since Jan. 2010, when the latest poll was released Monday — also allowed 44 points in the paint against Iowa in the Jan. 12 loss. Fixing that issue isn’t just on one guy either, Craft said. “It’s a team defensive effort. They do a good job of setting good screens and getting guys in the paint, whether it’s tight curling or driving the ball off that,” Craft said. “They’re gonna score in the paint, that’s kind of their MO this year. They score in the paint and they get to the free throw line. So we need to find ways that we can hopefully minimize that as much as possible and

People are undoubtedly disappointed by the Denver Broncos’ 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s Super Bowl. The Broncos didn’t just lose — they lost pathetically, tying the Buffalo Bills for the third largest blowout in Super Bowl history with a 35-point margin. The Broncos also hold the record for the largest Super Bowl loss — a 55-10 beatdown against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIV — and the most losses in the big game by a single franchise with five. Some might even feel bad for the recently anointed NFL Most Valuable Player, Denver quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning had a Super Bowl he wishes he could forget — throwing for 280 yards and touchdown, along with two picks and a lost fumble. Manning had a historic season, leading his team to a 13-3 record, an AFC West Division Championship and also setting individual NFL records for singleseason passing yards (5,477) and touchdowns (55). He did not just have a legendary regular season, he continued this greatness into the postseason with clutch wins over the San Diego Chargers and his perennial rival, the New England Patriots. After Manning defeated Tom Brady in his biggest challenge this season, it appeared he was on a pathway to his second Super Bowl victory. Then

Manning went to the Big Apple and met his destroyers in the “Legion of Boom,” otherwise known as the Seahawks’ defense. Viewers might have been greatly surprised by Manning’s abrupt downfall Sunday night, but for those of us who believe that perfection is as legitimate as the tooth fairy, his loss was a long time coming. As mentioned earlier, Manning set the record for passing touchdowns this season with 55. The record that he beat was that of his rival, Tom Brady, who launched a then-record of 50 touchdowns in 2007. For those who don’t remember that season, Brady led the Patriots to a perfect 16-0 regular season and continued that excellence in the playoffs. However, the Patriots’ run reached an unsatisfactory ending when the underdog New York Giants disrupted their pursuit of perfection in Super Bowl XLII. In recent years, many media outlets have declared that the game has changed so that it’s not the defense that wins championships, but the quarterbacks. The flaw with this logic is that it pushes the majority of the responsibility on one player instead of the 11 of an entire unit on the field. That was one of Manning’s biggest issues for this Super Bowl — after carrying a team for 18 great games, Manning’s back had finally given out. While he was blindsided by the tremendous play from Seattle’s defense, the fans at home were just as stunned at the realization that Manning is not Captain America, or Iron Man. He is merely a future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback.


sports After productive offseason, OSU softball ready for 2014 slate NICK DEIBEL Lantern reporter deibel.30@osu.edu The Ohio State softball team is confident new training methods and a complete team effort will lead to success when it kicks off its season Friday. After finishing last year with a 34-22 overall record, the team is eager to see if a productive offseason will help produce winning results in a schedule that includes some daunting opponents. The team is scheduled to play nine games against teams currently ranked in the top 10 of the NFCA/USA Today Preseason Top 25 poll. In her second year as coach, Kelly Kovach Schoenly said she knows what to expect more this season now that she is more familiar with the personnel. “I think I know their strengths better and we were able to kind of change the training to try to get their weaknesses stronger, but build up what they’re good at,” Schoenly said. Redshirt-senior pitcher Melanie Nichols said changing training regimens has helped the team during the offseason. “We switched our workout plan and as a pitching staff we did resistance work, that made us stronger,” Nichols said. Junior outfielder Caitlin Conrad said the team is not just working on strength, but also mental aspects of the game as well. “We’ve learned about breathing methods to help calm yourself down because it’s a rush sometimes,” Conrad said. “All of that will build into the teamwork and the team’s success this year.” Schoenly, Conrad and Nichols all stressed the importance of OSU taking on the difficult schedule as a team.

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Then-sophomore pitcher Alex DiDomenico winds up for a pitch during a game against Michigan State April 24 at Buckeye Field. OSU won, 6-3. “It’s all about the team this year. We’ve been really focusing on everybody being one instead of individual goals,” Conrad said. “We trust each other that we’re putting the work in and the effort so that when we come back, we can give 100 percent and not lose a step.” Schoenly said it is important for players to not only trust their teammates, but also themselves.

“We don’t expect just one person to lead. They all have a voice, the whole team,” Schoenly said. “We empower them to all have a voice at any given moment so it’s not just two people talking at them.” Nichols said she is anxious to begin her final season, which wraps up a career that already has

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not get down or not get frustrated when they do maybe go through a stretch where that happens. You have to find a way to get to the next play and move on.” It is clear OSU is going to need an entire team effort to leave Iowa City with a victory and to win back-to-back games for the first time since starting the season 15-0. Solving the riddle against Wisconsin was a start, Matta said, and continuing it won’t be easy. “That is the plan,” Matta said about getting a few wins in a row. “It’s a lot easier said than done, reeling a couple off. We went in, we won a tough game. You think about the game before that comes down to the last shot, this one comes down to the last shot. I’d love to not be in that position — it’s making me old, but it is what it is … I liked the energy that we had in huddles, down the stretch guys talking saying ‘We gotta do this, we’ve been here before.’ You hope you can build on that.”

Ryan Dzingel, who leads the Big Ten in goals, points and gamewinning goals and is tied for the lead in power play goals with Michigan senior forward Luke Moffatt. Three of OSU’s conference wins have come at home — with the only road win coming against Wisconsin Jan. 25 — so the fact that they host each of the Big Ten’s top three teams at least once down the stretch is a big boost.

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5. Michigan State (8-13-14, 2-5-3): There probably isn’t a team that embodies the competitive nature of the Big Ten more than Michigan State. The Spartans might only have two conference wins, but three of their five losses have come by a single goal, and they have won each of their three conference shootouts. With only one point separating the two teams in the standings, this weekend’s series against OSU is pivotal in determining the direction where the Spartans’ season will go.

her ranked sixth in school history with 269 strikeouts and tied for seventh with 39 wins. “My goals are just to get better and go out with a bang my senior year and do what I can to help my teammates and my younger pitchers,” Nichols said. “With all the seniors, I think it could definitely be a good year ‘cause we have so many upperclassmen.” Among those upperclassmen is senior catcher Melissa Rennie. “Rennie has been playing really well behind the plate. A lot of it is with her training and how seriously she took it,” Schoenly said. “Very strong and very confident, she’s a senior now so she wants to put it all out there for her last year.” OSU is also returning junior pitcher Alex DiDomenico, who led the team in ERA, strikeouts and wins in 2013. Joining Conrad in the outfield is junior Taylor Watkins, who earned Second Team NFCA All-Midwest last year. Schoenly said the outfield is looking especially impressive moving into the season. “Their arms are phenomenal, as a group you won’t find another outfield like this,” Schoenly said. “I cannot believe I have them all on one team.” OSU is looking to warm up its bats at two tournaments in Florida and one tournament in Las Vegas in the month of February. The Buckeyes are scheduled to begin play a doubleheader in Boca Raton, Fla., Friday against Tulsa and St. John’s, as part of the FAU Kick-off Classic.

6. Penn State (4-17-1, 0-8-0): Life in the Big Ten was always going to be a struggle for a young hockey program, and it’s proved to be just that for Penn State, which is only in its second year of competitive play. Coach Guy Gadowsky has seen his team hold its own against all of its conference opponents, but the team just hasn’t been able to record that elusive first conference win. The Nittany Lions have eight home games still to play, though, so don’t be surprised to see them play some tight games between now and the end of the season.

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Tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dims a true star of cinema Kathleen martini Oller reporter martini.35@osu.edu The stars of Hollywood shine a little dimmer today as the world still processes the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment Sunday. Hoffman was the definition of a workaholic, contributing his talent and believability to so many classic films over the years, including the hilarious “Along Came Polly” (2004) and the gripping drama “Doubt” (2008). In fact, it is difficult to pinpoint which of his performances was his best. Younger audiences might recognize him more readily from the most recent installment of “The Hunger Games” franchise in which he played rebel gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee. Hoffman was signed on to reprise his role for the two-part ending of the series at the time of his death, according to IMDb. The loss of this immensely talented actor is truly saddening, as he hails from a generation of performers who have consistently stunned audiences with their ability to bring a script to life. Actors like Julia Roberts and Ben Stiller, to name a few, have stood the test of time cinematically and remain immortalized by their work. I can’t help but think of James Gandolfini, who was similarly lost all too soon last summer, in this situation. Hoffman, alongside Gandolfini, has left a huge hole in the film industry, and his shoes will be impossible to fill. Hoffman was 46 when he was found dead, and the cause of death has not yet been determined. However, a syringe was found in his arm at the scene along with two plastic envelopes, which appeared to be filled with heroin, and five empty envelopes in a trash bin, according to The New York Times. Hoffman admitted to struggling with addiction at the age of 22 in a 2006 interview with “60 Minutes.” In 2013, he checked into a rehabilitation program for 10 days to treat a reliance on prescription pills that led to a brief use of heroin, after not having used the drug for years. What makes Hoffman’s death all the more

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment Feb. 2. He was 46. inconceivable is the suddenness of it. The man just premiered “God’s Pocket” and “A Most Wanted Man,” and, as previously mentioned, was set to play an integral role in both parts of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.” The actor’s career was in full swing, and he showed no signs of stopping anytime soon. It’s heartbreaking, a bad dream that we can’t wake up from. Celebrities from all facets of the entertainment industry have publicly expressed their mourning. From Chelsea Clinton to Whoopi Goldberg, the Twitter-verse is awash with shock and sadness. “PSH – I am genuinely shocked, saddened and speechless. A truly wonderful man, with a magical touch. My hero. Thoughts are with his family,” tweeted Sam Claflin (@samclaflin), who

worked with Hoffman on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” at about 2 p.m. Sunday. Hoffman’s talent touched many, and his death has rendered us without words to adequately express what he meant to cinema. I, for one, will remember Hoffman for his inquisitive expressions, his ability to be ambiguous and starkly strong in character and his boyish charm and ease. I will remember his red-carpet glamour of untucked button-downs and baseball hats, and I will remember his iconic smirk. A true star of the film industry, Hoffman’s mark on movies can never be erased. Once again we must ask, why must the good die young?

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Super Bowl XLVIII ads were as bad as Denver Broncos jacob hollar Lantern reporter hollar.38@osu.edu Super Bowl XLVIII was, to put it mildly, a bit of a one-sided game — and by that I mean the Seattle Seahawks absolutely destroyed the Denver Broncos. That’s OK, though, because at least there were those awesome advertisements companies spend millions of dollars on to watch. The game might have been boring, but the ads were still great, right? … Right? The ads, unfortunately, weren’t much better than the game. The old standbys were there: Budweiser, Doritos and GoDaddy. The Coca-Cola ad might have been the most popular, even, given the controversy it spurred online. Apparently, splitting “America the Beautiful’s” lyrics into non-English segments rubs some people the wrong way. But the only reason I can tell you about any of the ads is because I’ve watched them all several times to write this. They otherwise had no staying power, and I would have forgotten them as quickly as I forget Aunt Margaret’s tuna casserole recipe. Don’t get me wrong — the ads were generally well done. If they had been rolled out gradually throughout the year, they were all the sort of ads that would earn a spot in office water cooler conversations. But in concentrated volume, they don’t stand out. Part of the problem, too, might be heightened expectations. The Super Bowl commercials tend to be a pop culture event on par with the game itself. We expect greatness from our Super Bowl commercials. We want our ads to play like the Seahawks. Instead, they barely bothered to show up — like the Broncos. Regardless, here are the best and the worst of the forgettable: BEST: Tim Tebow’s self-deprecating “no contract” ads for T-Mobile. The joke spanning the three ads hinges on the premise of being able to do amazing things when you don’t have a contract — in Tebow’s case, this means everything from delivering babies to fighting fires to solving world peace. What really sells the joke is that the former quarterback doesn’t have a contract to play in the NFL anymore. Part ad, part tongue-in-cheek comment on Tebow’s career, this is one of two commercials that actually made me laugh. RUNNER-UP: The “Doberhuahua” Audi ad. The “doberhuahua” is the fantasized product of the interbreeding between a doberman and a chihuahua that results from a couple’s compromise on which dog to get. The

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A screenshot of a Super Bowl ad from T-Mobile, starring Tim Tebow. resulting hybrid has the body of a chihuahua attached to a comically large Doberman head. Chaos ensues as the new breed competes in dog shows and chases young children, but the gold came in Sarah McLachlan’s willingness to mock her infamously obnoxious American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals commercials by storming off when the monster dog attacks her guitar. WORST: Hands down, this goes to GoDaddy’s bizarre bodybuildersrunning-toward-a-spray-tan-salon spot. It was just weird. Imagine a mob of Arnold Schwarzeneggers running through the streets to music better suited for frolicking bunnies in a Disney movie — for a spray tan. It might sound funny on paper, but in practice it was just creepy. RUNNER-UP: The tedious 90-second Maserati ad with a monologue delivered by 10-year-old Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis. The young actress is talented and can give a dramatic performance, but this car ad moved too slowly — not exactly the image a sports car should be giving. In a lengthy mashup of shots of “big things,” like waves in the ocean or skyscrapers, the biggest part was Maserati’s miss: They may have aimed for dramatic, but they hit somniferous.

With a name derived from “Battlestar Galactica,” an upcoming sophomore album and a lengthy touring history with chart-topping bands like fun. and Cage the Elephant, garage rock crew Sleeper Agent is ready to take the stage and put on a show for Columbus. Hailing from Bowling Green, Ky., the sextet of musicians is slated to perform alongside Danish alternative rock group New Politics and Bostonbased Magic Man at the Newport Music Hall Wednesday as part of the Harlem, USA Tour. “The tour has been great … I think all three bands get along so well and it is a really positive environment and it’s just a really great time,” said Alex Kandel, Sleeper Agent frontwoman and lead vocalist. “There hasn’t been one show that wasn’t an amazing time.” According to the band’s biography on BB Gun Press, Kandel joined Sleeper Agent in 2009, about a year after the band was formed by guitarist Tony Smith and drummer Justin Wilson. “The band started in 2008 before I was in it. It was Tony and Justin’s band,” Kandel said. “I opened up for them when I was in a different band when I was 15 and then a couple years later, Tony wanted to start a new project with me and somehow I weaseled my way into Sleeper Agent instead.” The band also features bassist Lee Williams, keyboardist Scott Gardner and guitarist Josh Martin. Sleeper Agent performed its first show in 2010 and has since toured with Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, Weezer, fun. and Grouplove. Kandel said audiences should expect “a lot of energy” from Sleeper Agent’s current tour. “(There will be) a lot of new material that isn’t out yet in any way, shape or form,” she said. Kandel described the band as “the most dysfunctional functional family,” and said the band provides support for all of its members’ individual passions and endeavors. “We are all each other’s support systems and each other’s worst enemies sometimes,” she said. Sleeper Agent released its debut album, “Celabrasion,” in 2011. Kandel said the diversity of personalities within the band itself often acts as a source of inspiration during the songwriting process. “There’s six of us and I think we all have different tastes and backgrounds, so we’re always bringing something different as individuals,” she said. “We all have different likes and dislikes and sometimes they match up and sometimes they don’t … I think that creates something interesting.” Apart from touring, the band is set to release its new album, “About Last Night,” March 25. “It’s a little bit of a departure from the first record … I’d say it’s like the first record, but grown up a little bit,” Kandel said. According to the Sleeper Agent website, the band spent five days in a secluded cabin in “Middle of Nowhere, East Kentucky,” writing songs and developing the new album. “We pushed ourselves really hard and made a better record through writing and re-writing and not just settling for anything,” Kandel said. “We really tried to make the best record we could make.” Kandel said she already has a favorite song from the new album. “(It’s called) ‘Be Brave,’” she said. “I just love it. The energy of it is just amazing and it is really fun to perform.” Maxwell Maguire, a third-year in computer science and engineering, said he enjoys Sleeper Agent’s high-energy tempos and rhythms. “(The songs are) really upbeat and I like the tempos and they’re pretty energetic,” Maguire said. “I like alternative rock music, so (Sleeper Agent) is a bit outside of what I normally listen to, but it’s really cool.” Other OSU students have plans to attend the Wednesday concert and are looking forward to the bands’ performances. “I am excited to see all of the bands … my roommate kind of introduced me to all of this,” said Nathaniel Kramer, a first-year in chemical engineering. “(My roommate) went to a Magic Man concert a while ago and he showed me a few of their songs. They’re pretty great, so I’m excited to see them.” Kandel said she has always had a “hard-wired” passion and enjoys being able to perform each night with the other members of Sleeper Agent. “(Playing music is) something that we’ve all been doing for so long that it’s just what we do … this is what we love to do,” she said. “Even on the days when it’s the hardest, I couldn’t do this with anyone else.” Doors are set to open at the Newport Music Hall Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The show is currently sold out through Ticketmaster. Tickets can still be purchased on StubHub, starting at $40.50.

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American security consultant Frank Abagnale is set to appear at OSU in an event sponsored by OUAB and the Security and Intelligence Club Feb. 24.

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A former master of disguise is set to come to Ohio State later this month. Frank Abagnale, a former con man and current FBI consultant, is scheduled to come to OSU Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in a collaborative event from the Ohio Union Activities Board and the Security and Intelligence Club. The event is titled “Frank Abagnale: Con Man to FBI Consultant.” Abagnale is considered among the most famous identity imposters, having cashed $2.5 million in fraudulent checks and having posed as an airline pilot, attorney, college professor and physician — all before the age of

21. After being arrested in France at that age, he was released in five years with the condition that he would help government officials in capturing criminals guilty of fraud. He has been assisting the federal government for more than 35 years. He documented his time as a con man in his book, “Catch Me If You Can,” published in 1980. Steven Spielberg directed a big screen adaption of the book in a 2002 drama film, with Leonardo DiCaprio taking on the role of Abagnale. Information about tickets for the event has yet to be released. SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

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Vinyl records at Used Kids Records, located at 1980 N. High St.

Vinyl records given fresh spin with sales increase DAN HESSLER Senior Lantern reporter hessler.31@osu.edu In the heart of the digital music age, vinyl records like those from the 1970s have been making a comeback. Vinyl sales increased by 32 percent in 2013, according to Nielsen SoundScan, with music fans purchasing 1.5 million more albums than in the previous year. Kyle Siegrist, owner of Lost Weekend Records, located at 2960 N. High St., said his store has seen a similar rise in sales. “I’d say each year (sales) seem to (have a) 20-30 percent growth over the year,” Siegrist said. “We’ve been here 11 years now and every year it grows by about that much. It’s been a steady increase, each year more and more things seem to be available on vinyl.” Siegrist said he believes this increase is a result of a number of different reasons, including sound quality and the “retro vibe” vinyl has to it. They key factor, though, seems to be the realness of the product. “There are different reasons for different people. Some people like the sound and then there are those who are interested in the nostalgic factor,” he said. “It is a tangible, real product for the people who want to go to the store and buy it. It is the memories and the artwork.”

Some Ohio State students agree with Siegrist, and said a vinyl record has more depth than a digital copy. “One great thing about collecting records is that (each record) has a long history,” said Zak Berman, a fourth-year studying electrical engineering. “I can go out and buy a record that came out today or I can buy one from 50 years ago. That’s pretty neat.” Berman said he has been collecting vinyl for five years and said he also appreciates the palpable quality of a record. “Another reason I enjoy buying vinyl over digital is because I can hold it in my hands, read the liner notes, have a large version of the artwork, and so on. These are things that digital music has taken away for the most part,” he said. Listening to records also allows the music to bring people together, said Chuck Kubat of Magnolia Thunderpussy, located at 1155 N. High St. “You become lonely, you buy a record and put it on. You listen to it with your friends instead of listening to your iPod,” he said. “Listening to a record is more social. It’s a communal experience, rather than everyone walking around on their own island listening to their own thing.” For Max Moreland, a fourth-year in political science, the adventure of collecting vinyl can also be a catalyst when it comes to buying music. “One of the reasons I collect vinyl is for the deal,” said Moreland. “Finding a record that you have been after for a while at a good price is exactly like

finding something cool at a yard sale. Also, vinyl of new artists comes with download codes for the digital copies.” Purchasing newer releases on vinyl can be more expensive though, with prices in the $20-$30 range. Kubat said the higher price comes from the need to protect the product and the size difference between vinyl and any other type of music. “What it is, records usually come out and are $20 and include a digital copy, but they are heavy. A box of 30 records weighs a lot, compared to CDs, so the shipping process is more expensive. There is more paper and packaging so the records don’t get beat up,” he said. “If people buy a $20 record, they are going to keep it and not forget about it.” OSU students, like Moreland, have noticed the high prices. “The only store that sells a good portion of their records for that much is Magnolia Thunderpussy, and while they definitely have the best selection, they have (expensive) prices,” he said. Vinyl might require more time and work to listen to, but Siegrist said the effort is a part of the experience. “You get so much more time with a vinyl record,” he said. “You flip it over and choose a side and song. It’s a little more work. You have to have a certain passion. Vinyl is kind of like the hardback compared to paperback, digital or a CD.”

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24 tickets not worth 24-hour ‘Groundhog Day’ screening

Breanna’s Guide to College Fashion

SAM HARRINGTON Senior Lantern reporter harrington.227@osu.edu While eating a celebratory plate of Waffle House waffles, I realized that though the past 24 hours had been a distinct life experience, the prize was not worth the price. Twenty-four movie tickets — that was the prize for completing the Gateway Film Center’s fifth annual 24-hour “Groundhog Day” marathon Sunday. In the 1993 film “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman from a news station in Pittsburgh, who is sent to Punxsutawney, Pa. to cover the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, predicting the arrival of spring. Connors awakens the next day and quickly realizes it is still Groundhog Day, and he lives in this perpetual limbo until the end of the film, hence the repetitive nature of the Gateway marathon. I arrived at the Gateway shortly after 11:40 p.m. Saturday, and by that time, the line for the marathon was more than 100 people long. Before even 10 minutes had passed, the line stretched down the stairs to the movie theater’s ground-floor entrance. According to the Gateway’s Facebook page, tickets sold out for the event around 4 p.m. on Jan. 27, After presenting my pre-purchased ticket, which cost $15, I was handed a lanyard to be hole punched at the end of each showing, a white slip with rules to be followed and a raffle ticket for a chance to win free food. I sighed as I took my seat in the mostlyfull 250 person theater, the biggest in the Gateway, counting the un-punched slots in my lanyard, as I realized the marathon would devour my entire Sunday. As I calculated the movie times in my head, 12 a.m., 2 a.m., 4 a.m., 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m., the marathon seemed too daunting to be real. Before the start of the first screening, a Gateway employee welcomed the participants and explained the rules. There would be 12 screenings, one every two hours on the hour; participants would have 20 minutes between screenings; the use of electronic devices, including cell phones, during the movie was prohibited; and every time the main character, Phil Connors, said “Ned,” the audience must reply with “Bing.” Just before the employee finished, someone in the audience yelled, “What about alcohol?” to which he said while the bar would close after 2:30 a.m., it would reopen at 6 a.m. The crowd cheered. In the past five years, the Gateway’s 24 Hours of “Groundhog Day” Marathon has grown substantially. “When they first started it, I don’t know that they knew what it was going to be five years later, and we were going to sell out our biggest theater for it,” said Jordan Hanhilammi, the Gateway’s guest services supervisor. In years past, participants were allowed to use electronic devices, but after noticing that they were keeping attendees from paying attention, the Gateway created rules prohibiting it, Hanhilammi said. “(Rules are) providing a challenge and also helping people who are here for the ‘Groundhog Day’ event to get to enjoy the

Tuesday February 4, 2014

FASHION

Soft colors, pastels, tea-length skirts among spring trends

BREANNA SOROKA For The Lantern soroka.15@osu.edu When designer after designer showcases the same trends in fashion shows, you know it’s something to watch for instead of just a passing fad. This season is all about romance — flowing garments, softer colors and all things feminine. To keep up with these trends, there’s no need to change your entire wardrobe. Instead, pick one or two of these tips and add them to your everyday style. Not only will you definitely be in line with current fashion, but you might just find a few things you fall in love with.

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Theater-goers attend the Gateway Film Center’s fifth annual 24-hour ‘Groundhog Day’ marathon Feb. 2. challenge and have fun with it,” he said, adding that the high energy from the crowd helps him get through the movie. “It’s the fun, that’s the main thing that helps.” The crowd’s energy was evident early in the event. With two screenings over, the crowd seemed to be enjoying the film. There was clapping in tune with the music, the yelling of “Bing” on cue, the quoting of lines and plenty of joviality. But as time marched on, the people around me started to close their eyes. Convinced I could make it through the entire 24-hour marathon without sleep, I kept watching. I fell asleep a few minutes after the start of the fourth screening. Only waking up to get my lanyard punched, I slept through the next two screenings. I finally woke up at 9:40 a.m., “reluctantly, but alertly,” to quote the film. I looked around the theater, the air was filled with the stench of sweat and body odor, blankets and pillows were scattered throughout, small groups of people were huddled around each other playing games and for some reason a giant, human-sized Kermit the Frog sat next to the movie screen. For the most part, the crowd was exhausted yet composed, still enjoying the film. “It’s my favorite movie that I’m never going to watch again,” said Jessie Sun, a third-year in psychology whom I spoke with after the eighth screening. “I’m about two showings away from a psychotic breakdown.” Three-quarters of the way into the marathon, a once-composed crowd was now much more enthusiastic. There was in-beat clapping, the yelling of “Bing,” the yelling of “six” every time a clock showed 6 a.m., which was the time Connors woke up. There was jubilant singing, shouts, laughter and live commentaries. However, for all the energy in the room, I could not shake the thought that the crowd and I were on the verge of delirium.

Not every member of the audience was energetic. Some people who watched the film seemed calm and composed. One such couple was 60-year-old Beryl Thompson and her husband, 64-year-old Drew Thompson. Sunday was the second consecutive year the Thompsons participated in the Gateway’s Groundhog Day marathon. This year, the Thompsons were better prepared — they brought pillows, bedroom slippers and comfortable clothing, all of which aided their experience. Even with all of the viewings, the Thompsons said they still appreciate the film. “I like having the movie tickets but then I also like watching the movie too … It’s very entertaining,” Beryl Thompson said. Drew Thompson added that the experience was difficult, but it fits with his and his wife’s personalities. “It is a challenge,” he said. “We’re against the grain.” Adrenaline, energy and perseverance of will hit a crescendo during the 12th and final screening. There was not a 30-second period in the entire 101-minute film that was not filled with clapping, chanting, cheering and screams and shouts of joy and delight. “It was really crazy, but a lot of fun,” Sun said at the end of the 24 hours, adding that the final viewing was one of her favorites because of the crowd participation. Even though she was proud of her ability to endure, Sun said the “Groundhog Day” marathon was not something she would ever repeat. “This is my greatest life achievement to date,” she said. “I’ve wasted 24 hours of my life that I will never get back.” The film ended and I stood in line to get my final hole-punch and to receive my 24 tickets. As I walked out of the Gateway, I looked up into the midnight sky. It seemed like no time had passed at all.

Soften it up I know those bright neon colors are always screaming to be let loose come warm weather, but this fashion season is calling for something else. Pastels are in and so easy to hone to your personal aesthetic. Add some girly to your grunge by throwing on a soft lavender dress under a leather jacket, or don some mint skinnies to freshen up your neutral blazer. To lower the risk of looking like a walking Easter egg, only add in a little bit of these shades at a time. Tea, anyone? Even though the maxi is still one of my favorite pieces, there’s a new skirt length in town I can’t wait to try out. Tea-length skirts reach to mid-calf, and can easily add a bit of bounce to any outfit you choose. Whether you want to rock a shredded T-shirt, combat boots and a black tea-length skirt or would rather go full-on flounce with tulle underneath to create a fuller silhouette, this style is yours for the taking. Sheer, my dear Chiffon blouses look gorgeous on everyone, and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The ultra-sheer fabric is excellent for higher temperatures, and there are plenty of sleeve lengths to be found with this type of garment. If soft, flowing clothing isn’t really your thing, don’t fret. You can find these covered with spikes and studs or in interesting silhouettes to better match your style. Visit thelantern.com for the rest of this story.

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