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How firm thy friendship: or some of my favorite memories at Ohio State

Written by    May 5, 2015

Most of my posts lately have at least mentioned the fact that I’m graduating soon. So it’s really no secret that I’m kind of sad about it. Or at least reflective. After I officially finished finals yesterday, I thought it would be fun to write a post with some of my favorite memories from my time at Ohio State. It was hard to even find […]

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Author, Home, Personal, Personal Events, Relaxation, Student Life, Student orgs, The Future

A final step to freedom: or the day I defended my thesis

Written by    Apr 20, 2015

  Last Friday I was awake earlier than I have been all semester, but I wasn’t tired. The adrenaline wouldn’t let me sleep. The day had come: my thesis defense.

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Academics, Research

Four years, four addresses: or some advice on where to live while at Ohio State

Written by    Mar 12, 2015

In the past four years of my college career, I have moved at the beginning of every school year. While I don’t suggest doing this (moving can be a real headache), I do think this puts me in a unique place to offer advice about where to live while you attend Ohio State. I have lived North, South, East, and West. I have lived in […]

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Housing

Summer’s heat or winter’s cold: or a list of positives in spite of frosty temperatures

Written by    Mar 3, 2015

It’s getting cold here in Columbus, Ohio; and I will be honest, I have definitely complained about trekking to class. But complaining isn’t going to keep me warm. So I’ve decided to make a list of the reasons winter is actually kinda awesome. 1. Campus is pretty beautiful in the snow. Especially the oval.

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Author, Weather

The second semester senior: You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here

Written by    Jan 28, 2015

This has been a very interesting past few weeks for me being a second semester senior. I’ve been wanting to blog about it for a while now, but struggling with putting this experience into words. Sometimes there are so many things to worry about (thesis, job applications) that I’m not sure I myself get time to decode what I’m experiencing.

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Author, Personal, Research, Stress, The Future

My semester researching Poindexter Village: or getting to know Columbus

Written by    Dec 12, 2014

Wednesday evening I finished one of my first finals, but it definitely was not the kind of test you would expect. I took a course this semester that involved researching some important community history. Recently a public housing neighborhood on the East Side of Columbus was mostly torn down, and since then a discussion has opened up about how to preserve this important part of community history.  […]

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Classes, Research

John Lewis comes to campus: or meeting one of my heros

Written by    Nov 18, 2014

Many long years ago, somewhere in a dorm on West Campus, I was a freshman reading for one of my first History classes.  Spring quarter (yes, quarter, I’m showing my age here) was in full swing and as I sat in the sun on Lincoln Tower field thinking ahead to my summer, I had no idea that the book I was reading might change my […]

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Academics, Activism, Events

Dustin Hoffman’s greatest role: Or please don’t ask what I’m doing next year

Written by    Sep 30, 2014

Recently, for one of my History courses, I was required to watch the film The Graduate as it offers some interesting insight into the 1960s.  However I found that it may be offering a little bit too much insight into my own life as a graduating senior. The tagline for the film was “This is Benjamin. He’s a little worried about his future.” Replace Benjamin […]

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Academics, Stress, The Future

What I Did This Summer: Or Does School Really Have to Start Already?

Written by    Sep 12, 2014

It’s been awhile since I’ve put my life down on paper (or computer screen as it were) but I’m back!  So far this school year has been a return to the norm of classes, homework, and adult life.  This being my senior year (drum roll please) all of this back to class stuff seems pretty normal and routine.  So I thought instead I would tell […]

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On-campus work, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation, Study Abroad, Travel

Crew Love is True Love: Or My Experience With Leadership

Written by    Feb 28, 2014

I’ve blogged a lot in the past about my involvement in one of the best student organizations on campus:  Off the Lake Productions.  For those of you who don’t know, OTL is a completely student run musical theater and service organization. 

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Student orgs