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Smells Like Home: Candle company captures Columbus scent

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If Columbus were a candle, what would it smell like?

According to one candle company, it smells like carnations, honeysuckle, orange zest, and flowers.

Before you go furrowing your brow in disagreement, hear them out.

Homesick Candles hand pours carefully curated soy wax candles meant to incapsulate the feeling of being in a particular environment.

They’ve got candles for states, cities, holidays, and even road trips.

When it comes to the Columbus candle, Homesick worked to pair some state foliage and our booming beer industry with a day Ohioans hold near and dear: Game day.

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Here is the candle description:

“Carnations and honeysuckle mingling in the sweet Ohio air. Bursts of bright orange zest with undertones of musk speak to the craft breweries’ summer ales. A floral, balanced scent for a campus that works as hard as they play hard.”

The carnation is the state flower and honeysuckle is a familiar aroma during hot summer days in the Buckeye state—makes sense.

Then, of course, there’s the ozone of hops and yeast that surrounds Columbus, courtesy of the dozens of craft breweries that call the city home.

And what better time to enjoy the brews than during the warm days in early fall when the flowers are still in bloom and the pigskins are flying.

Here’s what some people had to say about the Columbus Homesick candle:

“I ordered the Columbus candle for a friend of mine from Columbus, who now lives far from home. I opened to smell it, and it’s wonderful. The packaging is very attractive, and it will make the perfect gift. The order shipped quickly, and I can hardly wait to send it to him at Christmas!” -Hallie J.

“My girlfriend misses her college days at Ohio while she’s doing her residency and this was the perfect way to cheer her up!” -Lance L.

“A great way to remember my younger years at Ohio State” -Jackie J.

To learn more about Columbus Homesick Candles and to check out all their other merchandise, click here.

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OSU Football is back! 6 game schedules announced

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We know you’re still wrestling with the loss against Purdue, but it’s time to move on and mark your calendar for the Buckeyes 2019 season. Six Ohio State Football games have been announced, including four noon games and the regular-season finale against the teaX who shall not be naXed.

The season-opening game against Florida Atlantic on Aug. 31, Cincinnati on Sept. 7, Indiana on Sept. 14, and Xichigan on Nov. 30 will all be played at noon.

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Ohio State’s game Oct. 5 against visiting Michigan State will be at 7:30 p.m. Unique this year is a Friday kickoff against Northwestern at 8:30 p.m.

The Florida Atlantic, Indiana and Michigan games will be broadcast by Fox. The UC game will be televised by ABC. The Michigan State game will be on ABC or ESPN, and the Northwestern game will be on FS1, reports buckeyeextra.com.

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You may recognize OSU spring graduation speaker from CNN, best-seller shelf

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A man who delivers international headlines is now making local ones after being selected to give the spring commencement address at the Ohio State University.

You may recognize Fareed Zakaria from hosting Fareed Zakaria GPS (Global Public Square) for CNN Worldwide, or from his his biography on the inside cover of his three New York Times best-selling books. Or maybe you’ve seen his byline in The Washington Post or The Atlantic.

“An award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Dr. Zakaria is a leading voice in our national discourse on global and domestic affairs,” President Michael Drake said in the announcement, per The Lantern. “His extensive knowledge of our broader world will enrich and inspire our graduates as they embark to make a meaningful difference in communities near and far.”

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This will not be Zakaria’s first time addressing an OSU audience. Back in 2016, he delivered the keynote speech at the Fisher Centennial, marking the 100th year of the Max M. Fisher College of Business.

Zakaria is a Yale University graduate and earned his doctorate from Harvard University.

He will be among many other prominent individuals who have had the honor of sending Ohio State graduates out into the world, like Barack Obama in 2013, Archie Griffin in 2015, Neil Armstrong in 1971, John Glenn in 1984 and 2009, Woody Hayes in 1986, and Barbara Walters in 1971 to name a few.

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Bank of Pizza: New food ATM arrives at Ohio State

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First it was bacon, now it’s pizza.

The Ohio State University has unveiled a new vending machine that can pump out 12″ ready-to-eat pizzas in about three minutes.

Toppings include pepperoni, cheese, and veggie and run students $9 a pie.

This machine, created by Cincinnati-based company Pizza ATM, is located in the North Dining Room in Morrill Tower.

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Students with meal plans have full reign of the Pizza ATM every day from 11am to 8pm while students without meal plans can access it Monday through Friday from 11am to 4pm.

Uh oh, banks. There's a new ATM in town. 🍕

Posted by The Ohio State University on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Xavier and Case Western Reserve students are already using the ‘za machines. There are also 500 Pizza ATMs throughout Europe.

Will these machines catch on? Are they the first step in phasing out dining hall/restaurant employees? Let us know in the comments below.

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