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THE LANTERN: The Rivalry Edition 2020

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Project has ended
Project ended on December 12, at 11:59 PM EST
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THE LANTERN: The Rivalry Edition 2020

Although our giving page is no longer active, you can still donate. If you would like to provide any additional support to our project, please do so here.

Help us beat Michigan and ensure that our tradition of student journalism, one that consistently puts The Lantern among the best student news organizations in the country, continues for years and decades to come. 

The Lantern’s rich tradition of tirelessly serving as the student voice for Ohio State students, faculty, staff and alumni remains unchanged since our first newspaper was printed in 1881. Though the technologies and techniques available to our students evolve with the times, especially in this multimedia and digital-minded age, the laboratory that is The Lantern newsroom continues as a collaborative, investigative and creative space for student reporters. 

Today’s student journalists experience the same challenges and triumphs of storytelling as their predecessors. The Lantern needs your help to face a new and growing challenge.

The Lantern is entirely supported by the money it makes from its advertising. Just like many professional newspapers, our student newspaper’s financial future is threatened by decreasing print advertising revenues. 

That is why we are building an endowment, a fund that will provide a reliable source of income year after year. Your donation will help build this endowment, which will help us pay for the following expenses:

  • Equipment such as cameras, laptops, newsroom computers and software.
  • Printing and distribution of the newspaper.
  • Travel costs to cover away, bowl, championship and tournament games.
  • Monthly stipends for The Lantern editing staff.

We are proud to join forces with the Michigan Daily, the student newspaper for that school up north, to report on The Game in a manner that’s unprecedented in our 138-year history.

In the spirit of that rivalry, we also don’t want to lose to our journalistic colleagues in this fundraising challenge. 

Thanks for your support!

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Donation Level 1

The Lantern has 23 editors.


Donation Level 2

Ohio State beat Michigan 56-27 last year.


Donation Level 3

Ohio State and Michigan will play for the 117th time.


Donation Level 4

The Lantern is located at 242 W. 18th Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43201.


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The average cost to print one edition of The Lantern.


Donation Level 6

The Lantern’s first edition was published in 1881.


Donation Level 7

Days since Michigan last beat Ohio State.

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