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All cover photos are courtesy of The Lantern and its photographers: Mackenzie Shanklin is a third-year journalism major with a minor in both photography and media production and analysis. She is from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and is currently the photo editor at The Lantern. Christian Harsa is a first-year psychology student with a minor in photography. He is from Twinsburg, Ohio, and is the current assistant photography editor at The Lantern.

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November 15, 2022

The Aspen Institute’s Project Play initiative today released "State of Play 2022," the seventh edition of its annual report, which this year features work from SSI affiliate Dawn Anderson-Butcher…

November 15, 2022

SSI hosted the first-ever “Offense and Defense of NIL” event on Monday where the Ohio State community was able to learn the ins and outs of name, image and likeness.

A panel of NIL experts…

November 11, 2022

By Lauryn Luderman

Logan Hittle’s Ohio State career has been filled with unexpected turns.

He started as a janitor in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and parlayed that into a spot…

November 1, 2022

by Lauryn Luderman

The Sports and Society Initiative is excited to announce the appointment of Ryan Ruddy as its assistant director. 

Ruddy has been part of Ohio State’s Department…

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