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Enjoy the year as much as we’ll enjoy writing about it

Welcome from The Lantern – The Student Voice of The Ohio State University

As the student voice of Ohio State, The Lantern wanted to welcome OSU students back to campus. When you arrive, look us up – we can be found at more than 200 locations across campus, including the dorms. Pick up a copy of The Lantern to stay looped in about happenings on and around campus. We’ve been publishing news about Ohio State since 1881, so we know the university like nobody else.

We publish a print issue every Monday through Thursday and occasionally on Friday. We also publish an online edition every Friday. To subscribe to our daily email edition, please visit www.thelantern.com. Click on “Register” in the upper right-hand corner and answer a few questions – it takes about a minute. It is also a great way for friends and family back home and everywhere else to keep up with what’s happening in Columbus.

This past year has been a big one for The Lantern and thelantern.com. Editors and reporters appeared on ESPN and other TV and radio programs due to our Ohio State football coverage. The paper also uncovered Ohio State’s Scarlet Order and published the first record of the secret society. The Associated Press received permission for worldwide distribution of photos taken by Lantern photographers of Mirror Lake after Osama bin Laden was killed. The Lantern also was named Ohio’s Best Student Newspaper by the Ohio Newspaper Association last year.

Our coverage has also helped our website continue to grow. In May alone, thelantern.com drew more than 400,000 page views and the paper has expanded online content this summer, making it the most successful summer yet for The Lantern.

If you’re interested in being more involved with The Lantern, there’s always news to be covered and we would love to see you in the newsroom. We are always looking for passionate journalists, photographers, videographers and designers to help us expand our coverage.

Stop by the newsroom on the second floor of the Journalism Building if you’re interested.

We hope you enjoy your experiences at Ohio State as much as we enjoy writing about them.


Jami Jurich

Editor-in-Chief, The Lantern – The Student Voice of The Ohio State University

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