New Zealand Blog 4: There and Back Again

Written by    May 16, 2018

To take reality, crumple it up into a ball, and let it fly into time and space – that’s the appeal of a fantasy world. It was “Magic Tree House”. It was “The Wishing Chair”. It was “Ella Enchanted”. It was “Harry Potter”. Recently, it has been “Game of Thrones”. And the past few years, it has also been “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the […]

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Study Abroad

New Zealand Blog 3: Making Second Breakfast

Written by    May 16, 2018

In the wise, scruffy, Dwarfish words of Thorin Oakenshield, “‘If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” I agree with Thorin. Food and cheer are both very important. To have these things, though, you need to know how to cook. Which I cannot do. But I’m learning! Here’s what I’ve found so far. I […]

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Study Abroad

New Zealand Blog 2: No Trolls Encountered Yet

Written by    May 16, 2018

Okay. I’m here. It’s 8:15 a.m. and I am typing on this laptop after lying in bed for two hours and meditating. (You guys should try meditating. It’s very relaxing.) The flight to Auckland from Houston was about 14 hours long. We landed in Auckland at around six a.m. on plane-interfered sleep (read: in and out of sleep for six hours). The six girls all […]

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Freshman year: class reviews

Written by    May 16, 2018

Well, my first year at OSU is over (wasn’t I just walking around the involvement fair last week? Using google maps to find my classes?) and it feels so weird. It absolutely flew by, and to think I’m only doing that a few more times in my life is crazy. Anyways, enough with my sentimentality. I thought it would be helpful to review my classes […]

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Academics, Classes

Review of this Semester’s Classes: Spring 2018 Edition

Written by    May 16, 2018

All of my professors have posted my grades on Buckeyelink, so now it’s time for me to review all of the classes for my last semester of undergrad! Let’s see how they lived up to the predictions I made at the beginning of the semester.

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Classes

New Zealand Blog 1: I’m Flying, You Fools

Written by    May 16, 2018

I feel a little bit like Bilbo in the beginning of “The Hobbit”. You know that gif where he finally yells, “I’m going on an adventure”? If you think he’s excited, that’s a common misconception from the movie. In the book, even after Bilbo agrees to go on the adventure with Gandalf and the dwarves, J.R.R. Tolkien cleverly weaves in Bilbo’s lack of enthusiasm by […]

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My school is beautiful: An appreciation post

Written by    May 16, 2018

One of the things I’m absolutely passionate about is photography. This year, I’ve loved being able to walk to dozens of gorgeous shooting places, whether that be buildings, natural scenery, or just generally aesthetically-pleasing backgrounds. I know lots of students factor in “location and look” to their college choice, and I have a feeling that big city schools don’t get the appreciation they deserve. In high […]

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School Spirit, Why Ohio State?

Wait, Columbus Has a Baseball Team?

Written by    May 16, 2018

Between Ohio State football, Ohio State basketball, Blue Jackets hockey, and Crew soccer, it can be easy to forget that Columbus also has a professional baseball team. The Columbus Clippers are the Cleveland Indians’ AAA-level affiliate, meaning they play at the highest level of minor league baseball and their players are right on the cusp of playing in the major leagues. I love watching baseball […]

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Author

Commencement!

Written by    May 16, 2018

I can’t believe my commencement day has already come and gone! These four years went so fast, and Commencement was the perfect way to finish my time as an undergraduate student at Ohio State. I had so much fun attending the commencement ceremony and celebrating with my family–and of course, taking lots of pictures!

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Events

Commencement Week

Written by    May 7, 2018

I’ve always wondered what graduating students do in the week in between finals and commencement. In past years, I’ve gone home soon after my last final was over, so I’d never been around to witness campus emptying out and becoming quieter. But now that it’s my turn to graduate, I’m finally learning what goes on during the week!

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Student Life