A bittersweet ending to college

I never thought a football game could make me sad. I certainly never expected to have tears in my eyes at the end of one.I’ve experienced various sentiments at games — excitement, boredom, exhaustion, disappointment — but never before have I felt any degree of sorrow, even when my team loses. Instead of crying, punching walls or getting in fights at bars the way that some Ohio State fans do, I get over losses pretty quickly. I like football, but I just don’t think it’s that big of a deal.The game against Iowa was my last as an OSU student and the full realization of this happened to hit me during the fourth quarter of the game.Things started out the same as any other OSU game I’ve attended. A super-drunk frat boy fell flat on his face and had to be picked up by four of his friends right outside the stadium. Everyone sitting around me was drunk, yelling obscenities and being generally ridiculous. And of course, strangers high-fived excessively through the whole game.I got tired of standing after the first quarter, as usual. A drunk kid near us engaged my boyfriend in captivating conversations about John Goodman, hot girls and whether he thought Chinese food could give you AIDS.OSU fans are crazy and have never failed to bring me amusement. It can be annoying at times, like when a drunk kid keeps running in to you or worse, vomits nearby, or when there is a serial farter sitting by you.But Saturday was different for some reason. I wasn’t annoyed, and when the game went into overtime and the cheering in the stadium was at its loudest, I couldn’t help but get nostalgic. I’d never seen an OSU game go into overtime before and I’ve only seen a few close games in my four years here.The four years of college that I thought would never end are about to. I have one quarter left and this exciting game was my last as a student.Looking around and seeing the thousands of people in red not only made me proud to be an OSU student, but grateful for the experience I’ve had at OSU and thankful I made the decision to come here four years ago.The fact that anywhere you go in the country, someone will yell “I-O!” back to your “O-H!” is such an awesome thing. There are things about OSU that can’t be experienced anywhere else, and Saturday I got to really feel that and be a part of one such experience.I didn’t come to OSU because of the football team, and it’s not the most important thing about college for me. But it is one part of it, and Saturday, for one last time, I could get that feeling of pride that can only come from being in the stands at an OSU game.It sounds cheesy, but I couldn’t help but think of other games I’d gone to, and with that, about the rest of my four years at OSU. I’m lucky for the time I’ve had here, for what I’ve learned and how I’ve grown as a person.I found myself tearing up for a split second. It was bittersweet; the win was exciting but the end of the game signaled the last time, at least for awhile, that I would be in the stadium.Drunk, ridiculous fans are all part of an OSU game, just like having to stand for the whole time, paying $50 for a soft pretzel and being crushed by the crowds of people at the end.I wouldn’t trade my time at OSU for anything, and though football doesn’t mean as much to me as it does to some at OSU, the games and all that goes along with them are a big part of the OSU experience.The Iowa game made me realize that and it made me realize I was happy and fortunate to be a Buckeye. read more

Ohio State womens volleyball wants revenge against Nebraska

With the first half of the season in the tank, finishing strong in the Big Ten will be the focus as the No. 20 Ohio State women’s volleyball team tries to shift into second gear. The Buckeyes own a 15-7 overall record and a 6-4 record in the conference play. Despite sitting fourth in the Big Ten standings, coach Geoff Carlston said his team still has a lot of work to do this season. “I think the good thing is we will all admit that we have some areas of improvement, and I think our defense has really picked it up and it’s just a lot of little things now,” Carlston said. The Buckeyes have had some impressive wins this season, mainly on the road. Early in the season, OSU upset then-No. 10 Dayton, then-No. 21 Illinois and won a pivotal Big Ten matchup against Michigan State. “We had some big-time road wins and more big wins in general,” said junior libero Julianne Mandolfo. Mandolfo said she understands the team needs to stay focused and continue to work hard to finish the way they want to through the second half of its season. “We just need to keep doing the same things that we’re doing, but just add a little bit more to each game,” Mandolfo said. “Some of the losses were two-point differences, so if we just clean up a couple of points in those losses (they) can become wins in the second half.” The team’s most recent losses included then-No. 17 Purdue and then-No. 1 Penn State. Senior outside hitter Mari Hole said one of the biggest things the team needs to work on is mental toughness. “Looking at the last few games, we still lack some mental strength,” Hole said. “We need to be better at finishing games. We’re good at it, but we’re not great at it.” Carlston said he continues to push his players to be tougher and smarter. “Making those plays at 24 all in the Big Ten on the road requires serving a little tougher, changing the offense … just offensive tweaks and defensive tweaks,” Carlston said. “You got to come into the second round of the Big Ten ready to adapt and ready to be fluid because everyone kind of knows each other a little bit more.” What might set the good teams apart from great ones are the type of plays they make from the 18th point to the 25th point in a game. It’s an area Mandolfo said she sees as an issue. “We’ve actually learned that throughout the whole game, we’ve kept one-on-one with every single team in the Big Ten,” Mandolfo said. “The games we have slipped up and lost, we’ve noticed that at 18 (points), we’ve done some mental errors.” Oftentimes, the halfway mark for any team marks a time for players and coaches to look back and reflect upon their performances to measure where they are. “I still know that there is still a lot that we can work on, but to be honest, I still don’t think we hit our max effort, so that’s always good,” Mandolfo said. Carlston said he is eager for the second half of the season to begin. “I’m excited where our team is,” Carlston said. “We got some good mojo, team chemistry is strong, and the team is feeling good about themselves. So I’m excited to get into the last half.” Hole said she is enjoying every second of her final season as a Buckeye and looks forward to the second act of what has been a fast-paced season. “I’m just starting to get really excited about the whole thing,” Hole said. “Just taking one game at a time, I am just enjoying it. And the fact that I’m a senior, it’s fun.” The Buckeyes are scheduled to travel to Lincoln, Neb., to face the No. 4 Cornhuskers Friday, and then travel to Iowa City, Iowa, to battle the Hawkeyes on Saturday. The Buckeyes lost 3-1 to Nebraska in Columbus on Sept. 22 and they are looking to avenge that loss. “Nebraska came to our place and beat us, so we’re looking forward to revenge, obviously,” Mandolfo said. “Since I’m from there, all my family is going to be there. So it’s just going to be even more motivation to get a win there.” On the road, the Buckeyes have totaled a 7-1 mark compared to their 4-4 record at home. “I think for whatever reason, this group has been strong on the road, so I don’t think we mind being on the road at all,” Carlston said. “If you’re going to beat Nebraska at home, beat Iowa at home, you got to play well for two hours.” Hole felt similarly. “Nebraska is a good team, and it’s going to be a battle,” Hole said. “We are definitely the underdogs, but I think that is in our favor.” Carlston said his team will be ready. “There’s something about this group that they’re not afraid to go on the road and battle,” he said. read more

Best of 2017 coverage of Ohio State athletics

Urban Meyer raises the Cotton Bowl trophy following the end of game against the University of Southern California on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Ohio State won 24-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State is one of the most polarizing athletics programs in the country, which makes for some great coverage throughout a year. With 2017 closing, The Lantern compiled nine of the most significant stories or some of the best writing during the year.1) Self-reported NCAA violations prevent Ohio State from recruiting 5-star prospect Micah ParsonsMany who follow the Ohio State football team wondered why the Buckeyes stopped recruiting five-star defensive end prospect Micah Parsons. In documents obtained through a public records request, sports editor Colin Hass-Hill found that Ohio State self-imposed a ban on recruiting Parsons following NCAA infractions during the recruit’s official visit in September.The report garnered national attention with the early-signing period taking place the next day.2) Thad Matta out as Ohio State men’s basketball head coachThis was shocking news that dominated the college basketball news cycle for an entire week. Ohio State fired its winningest men’s basketball coach in school history on June 5, 2017 after 13 seasons. Despite four straight Sweet 16 berths and five Big Ten championships, Ohio State went in a new direction after two straight years of missing the NCAA Tournament.The Lantern published eight articles in the two days after the announcement relating to Matta’s firing.3) Ohio State hires Chris Holtmann as men’s basketball head coachThe coaching search ended with then-Butler head coach Chris Holtmann. Just four days after Ohio State Athletics Director Gene Smith addressed the media about Matta’s departure, Holtmann signed an eight-year deal to become Ohio State’s next head coach. The change in the basketball program was the biggest story in Ohio State athletics in 2017, and one of the largest college sports stories of the year.The Lantern published eight stories relating to the initial report of Holtmann’s hire and his press conference on June 12.4) Ohio State sweeps BYU, wins NCAA men’s volleyball championshipOSU men’s volleyball captains raise their second-consecutive national title trophy on Saturday at the NCAA national championship game. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterThe most dominant program in 2017 at Ohio State was the men’s volleyball that ended its historic season with a national championship on its home floor in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes won in straight sets against BYU to win its second consecutive national championship. They also broke the school and conference record for most consecutive wins with 42. Ohio State ended the season 32-2.5) J.K. Dobbins emerging as potential standoutLooking back, this story predicted one of the biggest storylines of Ohio State’s football season. The article foretold the impact freshman running back J.K. Dobbins would have on the Buckeyes’ offense. Running back coach Tony Alford said in August that Dobbins understood the offense “faster than anybody I’ve ever been around in my 22 years.” Dobbins ended up breaking the school’s freshman rushing record with 1,403 and averaging more than 7 yards per carry.6) Hurricane Harvey impacting Houston-native Ohio State athletesHurricane Harvey and the damage it brought about was one of the country’s biggest stories in 2017 — and its impact extended into Ohio State’s athletic department. In this story, Lantern sports editors Colin Hass-Hill and Ed Sutelan explained how, speaking with four Buckeye athletes from the Houston area. The story shed light on the difficulties of witnessing personal tragedies from afar and illustrated that no matter how distant an event might seem, it is likely impacting people in our local community.7) Ohio State’s championship hopes fade away in loss to IowaUrban Meyer paces the sideline during the fourth quarter of the Ohio State-Iowa game on Nov. 4. Ohio State lost 24-55. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBefore anyone could figure out how or why it happened, it was clear what Ohio State’s 55-24 meant: the Buckeyes were probably not going to the College Football Playoff for a second straight season. While hope resurfaced, especially after winning the Big Ten title, the 31-point road loss was a key reason — if not the reason — Ohio State found itself on the outside the top 4. In this story, Lantern assistant sports editor Ed Sutelan captures the significance of the loss — and why in the years to come, this game, perhaps more than the Penn State thriller or another Michigan victory, will stand out in any lookback at 2017. 8) Ohio State beat itself, then beat Penn StateWhile the loss to Iowa would tarnish some of the shine Ohio State acquired after knocking off then-No. 2 Penn State, Lantern sports editor Colin Hass-Hill skillfully demonstrates in this story just how resilient the Buckeyes were in overcoming self-inflicted wound after self-inflicted wound. It’s a terrific piece of writing on one of the season’s memorable and entertaining games. 9) Bo Jordan alters training regimen in hopes of staying healthyIn one of the sports sections’ best written stories this year, Lantern reporter Jeff Helfrich chronicles how redshirt senior wrestler Bo Jordan has altered his approach to training in order to avoid the injuries that have hindered him for four seasons so he can go out on top as a national champion. With Jordan boasting a 14-2 record through Dec. 17 and a No. 3 ranking in his weight class, so far, so good. read more

West Ham target Manuel Pellegrini

West Ham target Manuel Pellegrini

first_imgFormer Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is the top candidate that West Ham have shortlisted to be their coach for next seasonAmid a troubling season at the London Stadium with the club only just two points above the relegation zone, the board have reportedly been carrying out a review into what has gone wrong for them.Current coach David Moyes has had his future at West Ham under constant speculation, since taking over from Stevan Belic in November, and the club supporters have openly accused the board of short-changing the team with cheap options, since their move from Upton Park.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…The Sun has reported that West Ham plan to pursue their interest in Pelligrini at the end of the season and were believed to have enquired about the Chilean’s availability, before appointing Moyes back in November, but could not tempt him to leave Hebei in China.The English newspaper have also reported that the Hammers are intending to recruit Leicester City’s head of recruitment Eduardo Macia as their new director of football.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldos UEFA Records

Cristiano Ronaldos UEFA Records

first_imgThroughout his glittering career, Cristiano Ronaldo has broken a numerous amount of records and continues to aim for more at the age of 33 years old ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League tie against JuventusThe Portuguese star made his debut in the Champions League on the 14 August 2002 in a 3rd round qualifying match against Inter Milan as a fresh-faced 17 year-old. The match ended in a goalless draw with Ronaldo later appearing the competition the following season for Manchester United.Since then, Ronaldo has gone on to win UEFA’s biggest club competition four times and is setting his sights on a fifth time with Real aiming to win the tournament for a third consecutive time.Ahead of their first leg against Juventus, the UEFA released a list of the records Ronaldo has broken since emerging back in 2002.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Club/individualMost UEFA club competition goals: 120Most UEFA Champions League goals: 117Most goals in a UEFA Champions League season: 17 (2013/14)Most UEFA Champions League final wins: 4 (joint with Andrés Iniesta and Clarence Seedorf)Only player to score in three UEFA Champions League finalsOnly player to score in all six games in a UEFA Champions League groupMost Real Madrid goals: 443Most ESM Golden Shoe awards: 4 (joint with Lionel Messi)Most UEFA Club Footballer/Best Player/Men’s Player awards: 4Most Ballon d’Or awards: 5 (joint with Lionel Messi)Most FIFA best player awards: 5 (joint with Lionel Messi)Most appearances in UEFA.com users’ Team of the Year: 12 (2004, 2007–2017)Ronaldo earned his cap for Portugal in a 1–0 victory over Kazakhstan on 20 August 2003 and has since gone on to score 81 goals at international level and captained the side to the Euro 2016 championship.National teamWatch all of his European Qualifiers goalsMost EURO finals appearances: 21Most EURO finals goals: 9 (level with Michel Platini)Most EURO final tournaments scored in: 4Only player to score three goals in multiple EUROsMost EURO goals including qualifying: 29Most goals in UEFA EURO and European FIFA World Cup qualifiers: 50Most Portugal caps: 149Most Portugal goals: 81 (fewer only than Ali Daei 109, Ferenc Puskás 84)The Real star sits above every other player as the top scorer in the history of the Champions League for men’s/women’s/club/national team/youth/futsal/amateurCristiano Ronaldo 155Raúl González 107Lionel Messi 103 (next non-European is Sergio Agüero on 53)Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 91Andriy Shevchenko 90Zlatan Ibrahimovic 87Filippo Inzaghi 86Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir 84Thierry Henry 81Ricardinho (futsal) 79last_img read more

Referee stands by penalty decision in Bayerns 31 defeat in cup

Referee stands by penalty decision in Bayerns 31 defeat in cup

first_imgReferee Felix Zwayer has revealed that he does not have any doubts over his decision to not award Bayern Munich a penalty and, critically, the opportunity to equalise in their 3-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB Pokal finalThe German official controversially denied Bayern a late penalty with the score at 2-1 after Kevin-Prince Boateng appeared to have fouled Javi Martinez in the penalty area.Zwayer took the final decision after reviewing the incident on VAR.“I originally decided to give a corner, despite seeing Martinez fall to the ground. However, the challenge looked odd and it wasn’t clear why. Therefore, I decided to consult Video Assistant Bastian Dankert and he told me that TV pictures showed contact and I should look again myself,” he explained, according to ESPN.“I saw there was contact but, in my view, it wasn’t a serious contact since Martinez put the foot that was hit stably on the ground without changing its motion, before lifting his other leg, flying forward and to the ground.”rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…Asked if the contact was sufficient enough to award a penalty: “Not for me because I could not see via the TV pictures any contact that in my view could have caused Martinez to fall. The impact and effect did not match for me. I did not see any contact on the TV pictures to convince me to change my original perception and decision. Even after two days, I stand by this decision.”Frankfurt immediately took advantage of the aftermath of the incident by breaking free and scoring the third goal of the game that ended any hopes Bayern may of had of pulling off a comeback.Frankfurt boss Niko Kovac, who will take charge at Bayern for next season, agreed that it was a penalty.“Kevin [Prince Boateng] wanted to clear the ball but he makes contact with his [Martinez] foot.”He added: “In my opinion, yes, that was a penalty.”last_img read more

New study finds that nurses are at a higher risk of suicide

New study finds that nurses are at a higher risk of suicide

first_imgNew study finds that nurses are at a higher risk of suicide than general population For more information on the study visit: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0883941719300287To create a suicide prevention program at your organization contact Afsp.org KUSI Newsroom August 12, 2019 Posted: August 12, 2019 For confidential support available 24/7 for everyone in the U.S.:National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-8255suicidepreventionlifeline.org KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new study finds that nurses are at a higher risk of suicide than the general population.Nurse scientist Judy Davidson and Dr. Sidney Zisook, both from UC San Diego, were at KUSI to discuss the study’s findings, as well as how we can prevent nurse suicides.If you or someone you know needs help, call the Lifeline at any time to speak to someone and get support. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Get to Know Kirsten Parker

first_img Get to know freshman midfielder Kirsten Parker.Favorite Sports Team: Washington CapitalsPerfect pizza: Domino’s thin crust cheese steak pizzaFavorite singer: JOHNNYSWIMFavorite Movie: Mama Mia 2Best Subject: PsychologyWorst Subject: EnglishFavorite Food: Maryland Crabs cakesFavorite TV show: Psych/The OfficeSuper Power: TelekinesisCartoon Character: StitchMost Influential Person: My brothersWhat do you like doing outside of lacrosse: Going to the beachWhat people don’t know about you: I like to singCelebrity Crush: Chris PrattFunniest Player on the Team: Tessa ChadBest Dancer on the Team: RachelBest Singer on the Team: PaigePregame Routine: Blast music then get seriousBest part of game: Not giving upFavorite Thing About UofL: The PeopleFavorite Coach Teeter Saying: Drink the cherry juiceWhy did you choose UofL: Playing at a high level with a team that will have my back and make me betterPrint Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

Forms of life

Forms of life

first_imgResonance, meaning reverberation or echo actually talks about things that are present continuous. Menon’s bronzes exemplify not just dancers or acrobats, but movement and dynamism at its best. There is a unity which integrates dance, dramatic action and artistic rendition. Her works easily become a part of any landscape or sometimes crafts a theatrical drama in the space it is kept. Her works are allegorically replicating the theme like a long, philosophical poem. Through simplicity and true life staging, these bronzes will combine the most contemporary techniques with deep perception into psychological imagery. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Dimpy Menon, born 1963 at Ahmedabad is a graduate in fine arts from the College of Art Chennai in first class and learnt sculpting at the Central St. Martin’s in London. She has continued to work as a sculptor throughout her career refining her form and technique with consistent practice. Metal, that she likes to work in, seems to turn into lithe material as she moulds it to give form to her kinetic compositions that celebrate life. The stones that she searches and collects to chisel and refine before adding to her metal sculpture add a distinct look to her work. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHer installations depict flexibility and agility of human form in various dynamics and movements. Handling the entire laborious process of sculpting from a drawing to clay to bronze, working on her own, Menon creates installations, some that are small and can be hand held or displayed on table top and others in larger than life scale for outdoor and open spaces. Many of her work adorns public spaces in Chennai. She has participated in some important workshops and is two times winner of Venkatappa Art Gallery and Museum Scholarship and State Lalit Kala award. She had a solo booth at the India Art Fair, 2014 with Gallery Art Positive. The artist is currently working on some large commissions besides preparing for a solo. She lives and works in Bangalore.WHERE: Gallery Art Positive WHEN: On till 31 Octoberlast_img read more

You always do this Sonia pulls up Tharoor

You always do this Sonia pulls up Tharoor

first_imgKnown for his outspoken nature, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was on Wednesday reprimanded by party president Sonia Gandhi, after his comments at a party meeting went public. Tharoor had reportedly said on Tuesday that he was not in favour of disrupting Parliament over the party’s demand for the resignation of three top BJP leaders.“You always do this, it’s become a habit with you,” sources quoted Gandhi angrily telling Tharoor at the meeting with MPs. Stunned Congressmen looked on, before Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi ushered them out with comments to intended to lighten the moment. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJISonia Gandhi’s rare and unexpected outburst reportedly came after other lawmakers complained against Tharoor that he had breached the party discipline. His alleged comments were carried in newspapers. Earlier in the day, Gandhi openly told media that “let them say what they want, we will continue to protest”.The Congress, which has 44 MPs in the Lok Sabha, has adopted an aggressive stance in Parliament, giving notice to the government that it will not allow the Houses to function till External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan are sacked.Gandhi has directed her MPs to voice a strong and firm opposition against the issues. They all wore black bands on their arms as they were entered Parliament on Wednesday. The first two days of the Monsoon session have been washed out by the Congress protests.last_img read more