Missing: OSU Crime Alerts

April 3, 2013
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Missing: OSU Crime Alerts

Ohio State Students are familiar with the Public Safety Notices issued via e-mail by the Ohio State University Police Department when criminal activities take place on or around campus areas. But with only a handful of public safety notices sent out to students since January 2012, many students are asking, “Where did all the safety notices go?” At first glance, students might assume that the lack of public safety notices in the past fifteen months indicates a decrease in crime around the campus area. The crime statistics show the opposite. Since January 27th, 2013, 26 assaults along with 9 robberies have been committed within the Columbus Police Division’s 4th precinct, a region encompassing OSU’s campus, also stretching north to Maynard Avenue, east to North 4th Street, and south to King Avenue. With 35 crimes occurring in the last two...

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Kasich Donors Have Advantage in Public University Trustee Appointments

April 2, 2013
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Kasich Donors Have Advantage in Public University Trustee Appointments

Campaign contribution records have revealed that across Ohio, public university Boards of Trustees have been inundated with Governor Kasich’s campaign contributors since he took office in 2011. Kasich has appointed his own donors at eight out of eleven university boards across the state examined by the Pulse. Of those eight schools, three – including Ohio State – have only received Kasich donors as new board members since 2011. Kasich’s three donors placed on the OSU board donated a combined...

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Why Kasich’s Tax Plan Sucks for Low-Wage Workers

February 11, 2013
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Kasich’s tax plan is obviously a problem, and since the plan involves an income tax cut that disproportionately favors the rich, anyone who makes less than that top $206,250 tax bracket should be pissed. But demonizing a “tax on fun” is dangerous rhetoric, and wonks are going to have to make a solid, example-driven case for their opposition to the tax reforms.

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President Obama’s Gun Control Proposals Spark Debate Throughout America

January 18, 2013
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Thirty-three days after the Sandy Hook Massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama revealed his administration’s plans to enhance the safety of Americans with stricter gun regulations Wednesday. Vice President Joe Biden headed the initiative, meeting with law enforcement agencies over the past month to find solutions to improve America’s current gun laws and prevent tragedies in the future like those of Newtown, Conn. and Aurora, Colo. Speaking at the White House, President Obama outlined twelve Congressional proposals and twenty-three...

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The Burden of the Fiscal Cliff Rests on the Shoulders of College Graduates

January 5, 2013
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The Burden of the Fiscal Cliff Rests on the Shoulders of College Graduates

Despite the abundance of fiscal cliff coverage by news media outlets in recent months, many Americans – a large portion being college students – remain unaware of the specifics regarding the country’s current economic situation and the implications new legislation could have on America’s economic growth in the next five years. College students are facing tumultuous economic times during and after their college years as they struggle to pay loans back while dealing with higher tax rates. The reality...

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Red Goes Blue: The Importance of Declaring Political Independence

December 21, 2012
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The date was November 4th, 2008. The world (or, at least, I) sat anxiously in front of my living room television, watching CNN and awaiting the announcement. The 44th President of the United States was to be announced shortly, and I bounced around my house, a 14-year-old high school freshman with my mind set on Barack Obama. At the time, I lived under a predominantly Republican roof with a Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force and a raised-Conservative...

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Top Ten Shitty Things OSU Did This Year

December 21, 2012
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Here at The Pulse, many of us enjoy reporting on issues that fall by the wayside. Hell, this paper was started on the premise that The Lantern misses out on a lot of student issues that don’t have to do with beer, football and whoever’s playing at The Newport. A lot of shit happened in 2012. And it wasn’t “Shit Happens” kind of shit; rather, it was “What the hell is wrong with this university” kind of shit. The...

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