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    Written by: | October 29, 2014

    Oval Beach was invaded Monday, October 27th, by a band of friendly pirates. These pirates call the BRS (Boo Radley Society) their ship of choice, with the mantra of spreading happiness and kindness throughout all the seas.

    Or the Ohio State campus, for now.

    One of the cool things about being in Boo Radley is having the opportunity to hold fun events like these where we get to go out and pass out these adorable scrolls to students and faculty.

    Scrolls!

    Although National Talk Like a Pirate Day was last month (yes, that’s a real holiday), we still decided to celebrate because who doesn’t appreciate a good pirate joke and free candy?

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    October Madness in a Nutshell

    Written by: | October 29, 2014

    October has been a crazy, busy, ridiculous, thought-provoking, tiring and awe-inspiring month. So much has happened, but it has all happened so quickly that it feels like one long day. Have you ever been on a trip to Disney World? Sometimes, that’s what college can feel like: a never ending, fast paced, land of opportunity. But, without caffeine, you go back to the hotel (or, in college, your dorm room) and call it a day.

    A Randomly Beautiful Tree on the Oval in October

    A Randomly Beautiful Tree on the Oval in October

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    Topics: Academics, Author, Campus Life, Football, On-campus work, Personal, Stress, Student Life, Work | No Comments »

    Midterms, Volunteering, and Going Home

    Written by: | October 29, 2014

    The second round of midterms is upon us. Cue dramatic “dun dun dun” music. Midterms are pretty much what you would expect: sweating, shaking, scribbling, and constantly second-guessing your own abilities. Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: Author, Classes, Home, midterms, Personal, Personal Events, Student Life, Student orgs | No Comments »

    Dan+Shay+Cassie

    Written by: | October 28, 2014

    Living in Columbus offers students the ability to attend some of the best concerts. Ever.

    And if you read my posts on a regular basis, you should realize that I have a thing for concerts.

    And if you read my posts on a regular basis, you should realize that I have a thing for concerts.

     

    Seven months ago, I discovered Dan+Shay are the singers of  “19 You + Me,” and ever since I’ve been hooked.

    The concert was at Newport, across from the Ohio Union, so walking to and from my dorm was not a huge concern, which was nice, considering I was there until almost midnight…

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    Live slower

    Written by: | October 28, 2014

    When my boss told me that I needed to revise the promotional video I had created for her, I was discouraged. She then explained how I could improve the video: make it slower.

    Slow? I did not understand at first. She explained that I should slow down the release of information and make the process enjoyable. Making one photo or video clip stay on the screen longer rather than presenting a bunch of photos rashly in a short time made the entire video better.

    Then I suddenly saw the light. Everyone likes slow-paced videos, which are capable of catching his or her eye. No one likes a long-winded video, just like no one wants an intensive life. However, most students in college nowadays are going through life in an extraordinarily hectic and fast-paced manner.

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    Walking the Distance

    Written by: | October 28, 2014

    Walking map

    The .8 mile walk from West campus to the Union? Walk.

    The .9 mile trek to my 8:00 am class in Evans Lab? Walk.

    How about 1.2 miles to visit people in Taylor Tower? Walk.

    Even the 1.5 mile walk all the way through the Short North to Jeni’s Ice Cream? Walk.

    I think that you can tell that I like to walk whenever possible. My rule is if it’s under 2 miles, then it’s walkable.

    For me, walking is just relaxing. I’ve learned most of the bus routes and I’ve made use of both the CAB and COTA buses when weather was rough or when I wanted to explore new routes. It’s not that I have a problem with public transportation or driving, I just like walking.

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    Touring Fisher

    Written by: | October 28, 2014

    Coming in as a transfer student, I never actually got the chance to take a tour of the different colleges before I had to start making preparations for resuming at OSU.

    Fortunately for me, I was enrolled in a survey class required of all students in their first semester at Ohio State, handled by their respective colleges. Although I had heard horror stories regarding the different survey classes, mine was actually very interesting.

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    Snapshots of Campus Corners

    Written by: | October 27, 2014

    When I got off the bus today, the enticing scent of fresh donuts was on the breeze. I have no idea where the donuts were hiding, but the sweet aroma was a great start to my early morning.

    It also seemed like a fitting intro to a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while now, to recount some of the nifty sights I’ve encountered–often by chance–on campus. OSU is the size of a small city, and you can’t really get familiar with it just by looking at a campus map. Campus is alive and full of people and movement and excitement, but so often it’s easy to walk around with our eyes on our phones, unaware of the small but delightful things happening in the moment. Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: Campus Life, Why Ohio State? | No Comments »

    Research?

    Written by: | October 27, 2014

    Everyone says it’s never to early to get into research, so here I am, a freshmen, starting research.

    Research is exactly what it sounds like. You find someone who is currently doing a project or starting one soon that you are interested in, and you ask them if you are able to help. Doing research could mean being in a lab ,or even making your own research to investigate.

    research

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    Give Me a Second, I’m Still Finding My Feet

    Written by: | October 27, 2014

    I’m sure most of you have heard the phrase “I just need to find my footing.” I’ve used this phrase to describe how I’ve been doing in college so far, particularly in the first couple weeks of school.

    Something happened to change this a couple weeks ago.

    I went through a week were it seemed that things just kept falling apart. Luckily, nothing fell apart at the same time. The entire week went about like this:

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    Topics: Academics, Classes, Honors & Scholars, Stress, Studying | No Comments »

    FOOD FOOD FOOD

    Written by: | October 27, 2014

    So I’ve been on campus for 7 weeks, and one thing that I consider myself educated enough to share is definitely the food.  I’ve been to so many places on and off campus, but then again I eat just about everything. Here’s a list of my favorites:

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    That one time when a band served me ice cream.

    Written by: | October 24, 2014

    Hello lovely readers!

    Let me start off by telling you how awesome it is to live in a city where there is a constant stream of incredible things happening all the time. Living in Columbus has provided me with the most amazing opportunities, so naturally I thought I would blog about one of those.

    A few days ago I got a call from my friend telling me about a radio station contest where we had the chance to win tickets to a radio performance from Walk the Moon! I don’t know if you guys know who they are, but I can guarantee you that if you don’t yet, you will very soon.

    Anyways, in order to win the tickets we had to be the tenth caller.

    WTM

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    My “Unofficial” Parents’ Weekend

    Written by: | October 24, 2014

    Although the official OSU Parent/Family Weekend is this upcoming weekend, my family came to visit me this past weekend because my dad was running in the Columbus marathon.

    My dad running by Ohio Stadium

    A photo my uncle took of my dad running by Ohio Stadium

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    A Long Time Coming: On-Campus Dessert

    Written by: | October 23, 2014

    My first semester at OSU is going well, but I have noticed that due to my somewhat hefty commute, I’m a little late to the game when it comes to taking advantage of all the opportunities presented by Ohio State in terms of food and fun.

    This place is huge, and there’s always so much going on! I sometimes feel like I leave campus just as it starts to come alive.

    So this Tuesday was particularly exciting, because I met fellow blogger Zhichao for an afternoon snack at the Heirloom Café, where I tried my first on-campus CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT CAKE!

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    Topics: Author, Food, Relaxation, Student Life | 1 Comment »

    Peppers on the Oval?

    Written by: | October 22, 2014

    Of all the amazing places at THE Ohio State University, one of my favorites is the Oval.

    I love the Oval squirrels, the bricks that mysteriously go missing, the beautiful trees, the view of Thompson… but why are there peppers everywhere?!

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    Topics: Campus Life, Relaxation, School Spirit, Student Life | No Comments »

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