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  • Not Four Years, For Life

    Written by: | October 16, 2014

    Eight months ago, I was in a situation. I had been at college for a whole semester, I had done well in my classes, and I had found myself a wonderful boyfriend. But as depressing as it sounds, I didn’t have many friends.

    I have always been on the quiet side, enjoying time by myself or with a small group of people. Growing up in a small town and knowing the same kids my entire life made it easy to have a “group;” I don’t even remember how I met many of my childhood companions because we were together before we could talk. But at a school like Ohio State where it’s so easy to get lost among your 50,000 classmates, making friends can be a challenge.

    I knew that I needed to take initiative, but what I actually did was something that I never thought I would do in a million years. After many hours of research, deliberation, and discussion, I took a step out of my comfort zone and became a proud sister of the Beta Xi Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. 

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    Topics: Author, Campus Life, Personal, Student Life, Student orgs | 2 Comments »

    The Late Shift

    Written by: | October 13, 2014

    Good news! In case you didn’t know, I was hired by OSU Housing to be an Office Assistant (OA) at Baker West! Yay! Much excited!

    More good news! I am now making money and can buy pretty things! Like food, clothing, food or Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Probably Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

    Bad news! I have to work over-night shifts. This means working 3-5am and having to wake up at 6:20am for my 8am class! In short, I’m basically Spongebob working The Krusty Krab late shift.

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    Topics: Author, Campus Life, Events, On-campus work, Personal, Personal Events, Schedules, Student Life, Uncategorized, Work | No Comments »

    Writer’s Block

    Written by: | October 13, 2014

    Starting college at THE Ohio State University has been an amazing, stressful, enlightening, scary, hilarious and insane experience. In addition to all previously listed evaluations, I also acquired a mighty case of writers block, turned 21, moved to campus, transferred colleges, became obsessed with the oval squirrels, survived my first set of exams… So much has happened.

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    Topics: Campus Life, Classes, Football, midterms, Personal Events, School Spirit, Stress | No Comments »

    Recess? In College? I’M IN.

    Written by: | October 11, 2014

    Remember when your high school (and middle school, for that matter) teachers told you that the days of recess were over, and to put away your play shoes for good?

    Yeah. That’s a lie.

    Recess is in session, kids.

    90's kids everywhere are wondering where these days went and how to go about getting them back.

    90’s kids everywhere are wondering where these days went and how to go about getting them back.

     

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    Topics: Author, Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Stress, Stress Relief | No Comments »

    Once in a Scarlet Moon

    Written by: | October 10, 2014

    On Wednesday morning, I intentionally woke up at 6:15am. Why? You might ask. What could possibly be so important that I’d be loony enough to get out of my nice, warm bed and go out into the dark, cold morning for?

    Funny you should use the word “loony.”

    On Wednesday, a lunar eclipse was visible in Columbus. I made plans with a few of my suite mates to get up and stand outside our dorm in order to watch it, and it was definitely worth waking up for.

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    Adventures in Recruiting X: Panera Bread

    Written by: | October 10, 2014

    *Warning! This blog post will contain language and situations that some might find impolite to discuss in public, or possibly offensive!*
    It really shouldn’t be anything too bad and I will give warning before I delve into potty humor! Also all images in this post will not be offensive (probably).

    So to start:

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    Seven reasons you should study abroad

    Written by: | October 10, 2014

    1. You’ll be scared, probably of everything at first, but it’ll be a great opportunity to learn to adapt to a situation. The country you’re in won’t change and it won’t become less scary; but instead, you’ll learn to be comfortable.

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    Scared of every animal bigger than me

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    Camels included

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    Fall at Ohio State

    Written by: | October 9, 2014

    It is officially fall at Ohio State! I know, I know, it technically has been for a few days now, and meteorologically has been for a month; but to me, IT IS NOW FALL! And how do I know this? Well, there are a few reminders around Ohio State that filled me in:

    The weather dropped what seems like 25 degrees within one weekend.

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    Ray Charles, the “Father of Soul”

    Written by: | October 9, 2014

    Every day I learn more about OSU; and I bet you didn’t know that RAY CHARLES HIMSELF performed at our very own Schottenstein Center in 2002! Oh, what a great place!

    Ray is totally one of my favorite artists, and I hope yours too! Whenever I see videos of him performing, I can’t help but smile; and that emotion is all thanks to his sincere, innocent, almost childish happiness. Even though blindness is oftentimes called a “disability,” he could do what very few artists can – depart from just being a ‘high-class professional’ and dive with a great joy into the melody and warmly invite the audience to go with him. Taking lessons from not only his unique style, but also his mind-set will benefit every Buckeye, so go – add his songs to your playlists!

    My 7 top Ray Charles songs:

    1. Hit the Road Jack

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    Topics: Author, Recreation, Relaxation, Uncategorized | No Comments »

    Ranking of Ohio State dining locations

    Written by: | October 8, 2014

    In case you couldn’t tell, my blog is basically an homage de food.

    And luckily, Ohio State has some of the best dining locations out of any college. In fact, Niche.com gave OSU an “A+” rating (in your face, Michigan, with your regular “A” rating). So here’s the definitive ranking of OSU’s 14 dining locations; excluding cafes, because let’s face it, a bagel isn’t real food. Read the rest of this entry »

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    My dorm is a zoo. *Warning, cute animal photos*

    Written by: | October 8, 2014

    The perks of living in an all freshman dorm–they are always planning fun and different events to involve first years in special experiences that are unlike any other.

    When I toured OSU this past spring, my tour guide told us about how, when she was a freshman, the Columbus Zoo came to her dorm and brought several animals to play with.

    The ears on this little guy look like eyes so he isn't hunted in the wild.

    The ears on this little guy look like eyes so he isn’t hunted in the wild.

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    Russian Music + CHALLENGE!

    Written by: | October 8, 2014

    One of the cultures present on our gorgeous OSU campus, that few know about, is the Russian culture. And speaking of Russians, they’ve got some very good music.  I hope this blog post will give you, my fellow Buckeyes, an impression of what good modern Russian music feels like, and “that sounds so Russian” is very appropriate for this blog post!

     

    Adding Russian songs to your music library and using them for ringtones is also very appropriate!

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    Fireworks over the Red Square, Moscow

     

    Personally, my favorite Russian musicians and artists are Pelageya (the lead singer of a group of the same name),  Lube (the band; lead singer – Nikolay Rastorguyev) and  Sergey Nikitin (he plays a custom 7-string guitar – watch it in the video).

    (Now quick – click the title of the post to see the CHALLEEEENGE!!!) Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: Author, Campus Life, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation, Stress, Stress Relief, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel | No Comments »

    It’s October!

    Written by: | October 7, 2014

    …and here’s why I am excited about it:

    1) HAUNTED HOUSES

    Because what’s better than being chased with a chainsaw by a guy wearing a hockey mask? NOTHING.

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    Ohio State Hockey

    Written by: | October 7, 2014

    The wonderful thing about Ohio State is that you will never find yourself bored on the weekend. Between campus activities and various events going on in Columbus, there is always something to do. Not to mention the wide array of Ohio State athletics! Seven different fall sports and 14 winter sports make for a constant supply of athletic events to attend.

    Hockey Game

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    The Most Non-College Weekend of College So Far

    Written by: | October 7, 2014

    So last weekend, my high school marching band came to campus and opened for TBDBITL at their skull session at St. John’s.

    There are very few instances where seeing anything related to your high school years is a good thing.

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