Two family members at Ohio State!

Written by    Jul 18, 2016

My brother, Aaron, will be a freshman at Ohio State in the fall, and I’m really excited for him to be joining me on campus! I interviewed him to find out what he’s thinking about the start of his Ohio State experience. Q: What is your major? A: Accounting Q: What classes are you taking next semester? A: Astronomy, European History, Microeconomics, Business survey class, […]

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Classes, Home, Personal, Student Life

Let Me Vent

Written by    Jul 14, 2016

Being home from college is a lot harder than I thought it would be. The lack of freedom is what’s really getting to me. At school, if I wanted to leave at a random time and walk to Chipotle, I could do so without needing to tell anybody. Now, if I want to go outside to check the mail I have to ask permission, text […]

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Home, Personal

The five stages of a college summer

Written by    Jul 12, 2016

Ok, ok. I don’t claim that everyone’s summer is exactly the same. But I think there are some general things that a lot of college kids experience in their summers. Here are the five stages of a college summer (as somewhat accurately depicted by my summer photos thus far):

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Author, Personal, Personal Events, Relaxation, Student Life, The Future, Work

My internship: A progress report

Written by    Jul 6, 2016

Roughly two months ago now I started working at my very first internship as a journalist for a local paper in Mansfield, Ohio. And there’s never a day I don’t feel lucky to spend my summer writing for the newspaper. But, now that I’ve had some time to get in the swing of things, I want to reflect on how things have changed since my […]

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Personal, Personal Events, Student Life, The Future, Work

The summer after freshman year

Written by    Jul 1, 2016

I think the quiet was something that I noticed immensely in the days after I went home. There was no more commotion. No one to bump into just outside my door. But the food was better. There were no more classes to prepare for and the beds were certainly softer. There was also no one to talk to apart from my family. This summer, I […]

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Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Stress

Haiti: I save but I’m not a savior

Written by    Jun 30, 2016

About two years ago I was approached about going on a mission trip by my good friend Sarah. I brought the idea up to my older brother who quickly told me to not bother suggesting it to our parents as they would likely be quick to reject the idea. Naturally I asked my mom anyway, because lets just say I’m not quick to give up […]

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Activism, Author, Personal Events, Travel

What I learned about myself after a factory reset

Written by    Jun 30, 2016

It’s Friday; and after working for three hours, I take my break. Weird, my phones dead already, but I swear I charged it to 100 percent?! With no other thoughts, I stick the phone back in my purse, and I continue my day. Little did I know, I would spend the next two days with customer service for six hours trying everything to fix my phone. We tried […]

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Rick’s Cafe

Written by    Jun 29, 2016

I decided to get some practical experience with all this Arabic I’m studying and took an overnight trip to Casablanca.

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Author, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel

What I’m doing this summer

Written by    Jun 28, 2016

What am I up to while I’m home this summer, you ask? Well I’ll tell you! Interning So I’m enrolled in the Communications Internship course for the summer, which basically means I’m earning credit for a class as I complete my internship. I’m working for a local fiction paperback shop (yes, those still exist), and I’m developing my marketing, outreach and customer service skills in addition to […]

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Academics, Arts, Author, Classes, Home, Recreation, Relaxation, Work

CCS is the CCBest

Written by    Jun 23, 2016

Hello again! Do you ever feel blue? NO! NEVER! Not that blue. No. No. Yes. THAT blue! Well, do you ever feel anxious or afraid or just a little off? Well guess what? Ohio State has an excellent resource to get you back to being you: Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS).

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