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  • Second Semester, Freshman Year

    Written by: | January 29, 2015

    Fun fact: I did not expect to be looking at cadavers already. I might not be able to touch them but I look at them and all I can think about is “we really are like this inside, we’re so complex!” I have been blessed with the chance to take an anatomy course and, up until today, I am completely excited about it.

    It has been a while since I last posted, and I am really sorry about that, but today I knew I wanted to write a bit. And so, as I eat a bag of Brownie Brittle and drink a bottle of water, I write these lines.

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    Burrito places at Ohio State, ranked

    Written by: | January 29, 2015

    Something I really adore about going to a school as large and centrally located as Ohio State is that the food options around campus are varied and numerous. More importantly than that, there are at least ten places within a ten minute walk from campus that sell burritos. This wasn’t something I considered when I decided to attend Ohio State but I feel like it’s important information to know, ya know? No worries, Future Buckeyes, Ohio State has burrito options. 

    Map of every burrito place within walking distance of OSU, in case you weren't yet taking me seriously

    Map of every burrito place within walking distance of OSU, in case you weren’t yet taking me seriously

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    Topics: Advice, Food, nutrition, Student Life | No Comments »

    Going Greek vs. joining other organizations

    Written by: | January 28, 2015

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    As someone who loves to wear my letters (#neo), I constantly get asked by those who are not Greek “Why did you choose to go Greek?” or “Why would I pay dues to wear letters when I can just join a ‘normal’ school organization?” Agreeably, there are many similarities between Greek organizations and other on campus organizations, but there are some distinctions as well.

    You may hear that it’s a set of friends that you buy or a group no different than a club, but I am one of many who will testify that being Greek is so much more than that.

    Below is just a fraction of the differences between Greek organizations and other organizations that you may find on campus.

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    The second semester senior: You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here

    Written by: | January 28, 2015

    This has been a very interesting past few weeks for me being a second semester senior. I’ve been wanting to blog about it for a while now, but struggling with putting this experience into words. Sometimes there are so many things to worry about (thesis, job applications) that I’m not sure I myself get time to decode what I’m experiencing.

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    Winter Wonderland?

    Written by: | January 27, 2015

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    “Summer’s heat or winter’s cold…”

    Yes, even Carmen Ohio understands the beauty behind the fact that Ohio gets the pleasure to endure all the seasons throughout the year. With the beginning of the year at hand, the Buckeyes are face-to-face with the beauty that is winter in Ohio. Here are a few ways that you can experience what it’s like to attend Ohio State in January. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Homemade Chinese Food

    Written by: | January 26, 2015

    I didn’t expect dorm life to come with such incredible experiences.

    But this?

    This was awesome.

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

    The Undisputed Buckeye Champs

    Written by: | January 26, 2015

    What better way to celebrate being Undisputed Champions than with two Buckeye bashes!

    “A Portion of A Snap Chat Story,” as told by me. :)

    PLEASE be aware of the volume on your speakers, some of these videos may be loud.*

    The Student Celebration at the Student Union
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    N.A.M.P – Not A Morning Person

    Written by: | January 26, 2015

    So, round two (or should I say week 2) of classes are over and I finally feel awake enough to write. I have always dreaded anything that happens in the morning, as my brain doesn’t fully wake up until 10 a.m. (and even that’s pushing it).  I was literally freaking out when I found out two of my required classes that I had to take this semester were only being offered in the morning.

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    Topics: Academics, Author, Campus Life, Classes, Personal, Schedules, Student Life, Uncategorized | No Comments »

    Five favorite places in Columbus (so far)

    Written by: | January 21, 2015

    What follows is my top 5 favorite places in Columbus that I’ve found (so far)…

    1. Newport Music Hall is literally the most OSU-student friendly concert venue in Columbus, in my opinion. It’s located directly across the street from the Ohio Union so its within walking distance so you don’t have to mess around with having to find the right COTA bus to get you where you need to go (which is a struggle, let me tell ya).

    Another super cool thing about the Newport is that tickets tend to be cheaper compared to other venues in Columbus. In October I saw a show with 3 bands for about 9 dollars. I mean, even if you didn’t know the bands who were performing, it’s difficult to pass up a concert with 3 bands playing for less than the cost of a movie ticket.
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    When I went to see Waters/Magic Man/Smallpools at the Newport in October, some dude crowd surfed on an inflatable whale, which was pretty rad.

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    Winter Jam

    Written by: | January 21, 2015

    “She’s been back to college for a week and she’s already attend a concert.” *inserts dramatic eye roll*

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    Yes, reader, I went to a concert my first Saturday night back in Columbus, and I have a few good reasons as to why I went.

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    Bookstores and Bratwurst: A Trip to German Village

    Written by: | January 21, 2015

    My last name is Steingass. And unless you have lived under a rock for the past few centuries, you can easily recognize that my ancestors hail from Deutschland. Although I am only ¼ German (let’s go Great Britain and America!), I can proudly say that Germans have a very unique style all to their own, which the rest of the world loves to indulge.

    Italy has its pastas and Vespas; France its baguettes and cafes;  Mexico has tacos and sombreros, Greece has flaming cheese and democracy, China has fortune cookies and everything. What does Germany have? Calorically-dense-and-starchy-homestyle food and books. I mean, the Deutch did invent the printing press. Thus, my brother and I decided to venture south of campus and indulge ourselves in the culture of our ancestors.
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    Spring semester has arrived

    Written by: | January 21, 2015

    So much has changed in the past semester…

    I have a new job as an office assistant on campus.

    I’ve changed my major to something I think is perfect for me (more info coming later).

    I have figured out the CABS buses.

    I no longer get lost on my way to class (most of the time, haha).

    I survived and finished my chemistry requirements.

    I joined American Indian Council and met tons of new people who are pretty amazing.

    I witnessed our awesome National Championship win, which made me even more proud of my Buckeye status.

    I’ve met so many great people and professors who are influencing me in even better ways to become a successful college graduate in the near future.

    I’ve indulged in my curiosity about astronomy and its connections to all the other sciences I love…

    I love it at THE Ohio State University.

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    Good times at the homecoming parade

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    10,000 is the Magic Number

    Written by: | January 20, 2015

    I always love walking through the Ohio State campus. Walking around campus always helps me appreciate our big, beautiful university, and it’s a great way to get exercise and fresh air (even if it is cold fresh air).

    But I’ve also wondered how much I’m actually walking in a normal day of classes at Ohio State. Lucky for me, my parents got me a pedometer for Chanukkah. The pedometer counts your steps as you walk throughout the day, so I finally got a chance to know just how many steps I get at OSU. The “magic number” is 10,000 steps a day (that’s about five miles, according to The Walking Site). So is that a number I’m able to get simply by going through my normal activities at Ohio State?

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    COSI

    Written by: | January 20, 2015

    Many of the field trips I took with my Girl Scout troop back in the day were to the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Science Centers, so to have the ability to go to COSI in Columbus made me (and my roommate!) feel like we were in fifth grade again!

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    The Game of a Lifetime

    Written by: | January 20, 2015

    It’s hard to put into words how amazing last weekend was in Dallas, so instead of telling you I’m just going to show you.

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    Shoutout to Dallas for what might have been the best ribs and potatoes I’ve ever had.

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    Student tickets were free!!!! But we did have to wait in line to get them. Also, Texas was NOT warm.

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