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THE LANTERN: The Rivalry Edition 2021

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THE LANTERN: The Rivalry Edition 2021

Although our giving page is no longer active, you can still donate.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

We are proud to join forces with the Michigan Daily, the student newspaper for that school up north, in our own rivalry to raise funds for our news operations. With The Daily newsroom, we work to report on The Game in a manner that’s unprecedented in our 139-year history.

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.

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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The Lantern has 23 editors, including those who cover arts, campus, sports and special projects.


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Ohio State beat Michigan 50-14 in 1968, when Woody Hayes elected to go for two following his team's last touchdown — because he couldn't go for three.


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


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Located at 242 W. 18th Ave, The Lantern is a home for many aspiring journalists.


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The average cost to print one edition of The Lantern.


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Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Lantern’s first edition was published in 1881.


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"All I do is win, win, win no matter what." It has been 3,642 days — 10 years! — without an Ohio State loss to Michigan.

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