Light Up the Lake

Written by    Dec 12, 2019

Back in my sophomore year, I posted about going to Light Up North Area, an annual holiday event put on by Ohio Staters, one of Ohio State’s oldest student groups. What I didn’t mention in that post was that the event was only on north campus for two years while Mirror Lake was undergoing renovation. This was the second year that Light Up the Lake […]

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Arts, Campus Life, Events, Recreation, Relaxation, School Spirit, Student Life, Student orgs

Spectacular speakers: Buster Douglas

Written by    Nov 23, 2019

I’m a big fan of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary series, even when they cover a sport I’m not too familiar with or a story that happened before I was born. One example is the 30 for 30 episode “42 to 1,” about Buster Douglas’ shocking upset of Mike Tyson in a 1990 boxing match. It was the first defeat of Tyson’s career. I […]

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Athletics, Campus Life, Events, Football, Recreation

Spectacular speakers: Shirley Brooks-Jones

Written by    Nov 21, 2019

A few weeks ago, I went to an event hosted by Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. It was part of their speaker series, and the guest on that day was Shirley Brooks-Jones, a former Ohio State employee whose flight on September 11, 2001 was diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. Having seen the musical Come from Away, which tells the story of the 7,000 passengers stranded in […]

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Arts, Events, Personal, Recreation, School Spirit

Getting creative with Best Food Forward

Written by    Oct 28, 2019

Since last year, I’ve taken advantage of Ohio State’s Best Food Forward program. Best Food Forward is a group on campus that buys fresh, local produce at bulk rates and sells it to members of the Ohio State community at a lower cost than they would get at a supermarket. It’s been a great way for me to eat healthy, fresh food while living off-campus […]

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Author, Dining, Food, nutrition, Personal, Relaxation, Student orgs

Buckeyes abroad: Paris

Written by    Oct 7, 2019

Hardly has a city ever been more romanticize, written about, painted about and sung about than Paris. I tried to go into my time in Paris with no expectations, and I was absolutely blown away. I was surprised by how navigable the city is: The metro is easy to use, and many of Paris’ top tourist attractions are located centrally to others. We saw as […]

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Advice, Author, International, Personal, Personal Events, Relaxation, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel, Why Ohio State?

Buckeyes abroad: Barcelona

Written by    Oct 7, 2019

Barcelona was more touristy and less beach-y than I expected; for example, the famous Las Ramblas street was crowded at all times of day and night. Still, it was a neat place to explore! I personally found Barcelona not as quaint or beautiful as Madrid (read all about my Madrid trip here), but it is still an amazing city! If you go to Barcelona, you […]

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Advice, Author, Food, International, Personal, Personal Events, Relaxation, Study Abroad, Travel, Why Ohio State?

Buckeyes abroad: Madrid

Written by    Oct 7, 2019

In August I traveled to Madrid, a vibrant city with rich history and thriving culture. Madrid has beautiful architecture — every alley, every portico, every plaza is out of a movie— and it’s easy to navigate on foot. We stayed right next to the Prado Museum, one of the world’s finest art museums, and we spent several hours there our first day. It’s free for […]

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Advice, Author, Food, International, Personal, Personal Events, Student Life, Study Abroad, The Future, Travel, Why Ohio State?

A room of my own

Written by    Sep 18, 2019

After spending the first three years of college living with a roommate, I finally moved into a room that was mine and mine alone. Last year, there were seven people living in my six-bedroom house, and I lived in the attic with one of my housemates. While there was plenty of space and Jake and I got along well,  I was eager to move one […]

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Home, Housing, Personal, Student Life

You never know where an opportunity will come from

Written by    Sep 17, 2019

Well, I thought I knew where my semester was headed. I had the perfect schedule set in stone (no Monday classes, per usual), I had scheduled out which days I’d be going to the gym and going to events with friends. I had time blocked out to study and do homework and write. And then I got an unexpected email. I attended the Career and […]

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Advice, Author, Columbus, Events, Internships, Personal, Schedules, Stress, Student Life, Student orgs, Work

Surprising ways college does (and doesn’t) change you

Written by    Sep 8, 2019

College is one of the biggest transition times in life. It hits right in the time of life when you’re trying to figure out how adulthood works and who you are as an individual separate from your family and the place you were raised. During some typical reflection time on my life and the first two thirds of college, I realized how unexpected some of the […]

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Activism, Advice, Author, Diversity, Personal, Student Life, The Future