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Fisher Impact Day

Written by    Nov 17, 2017

Last Friday, we had a day off from classes for Veterans’ Day. I have an 8 a.m. class on Fridays, so this meant I had a week off from waking up early to walk across campus, right? Not so fast. For the day off, the Fisher College of Business held their annual Fisher Impact Day. I was one of nearly 1,000 students who took part […]

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Activism, Author

Four Miles at Ohio State

Written by    Oct 26, 2017

Ohio State may be the second-largest university in the U.S., and we may have the sixth-best football team (as of this writing,) but when it comes to four-mile races, we can’t be beat. On Sunday I ran in the Ohio State Four Miler, the largest race of its distance in the country. Proceeds from the run go toward cancer research at the James Cancer Hospital […]

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Athletics, Personal

Fun and Games (and a Surprise Parade!)

Written by    Oct 12, 2017

Last year, I heard about a cool place in the Short North called Kingmakers. For $5, you could choose from a huge collection of board games and play for hours on end with your friends. I thought this seemed like a great concept and hoped to go this year. Meanwhile, I am also a mentor for my Scholars program, so I have a group of five […]

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Author, Columbus, Honors & Scholars, Recreation, Stress Relief

“Getting Out” to the Wex

Written by    Sep 29, 2017

I had wanted to see the movie Get Out for a long time. The movie received rave reviews and won several awards, was directed by Key and Peele‘s Jordan Peele, and starred The West Wing‘s Bradley Whitford. So when I got an email that the Wexner Center for the Arts would be holding a free screening of Get Out, I immediately knew it was something I couldn’t miss. […]

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Arts, Author, Events

Gameday Guidelines

Written by    Sep 20, 2017

Aside from academics, football Saturdays might be Ohio State’s biggest selling point to potential students. There are not many schools in the nation where 100,000 people gather nearly every week to watch one of the best college football teams in the nation (our loss to Oklahoma notwithstanding. A brief setback is all it was, promise.) And while the games are steeped in traditions like the […]

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Author, Food, Football, School Spirit, Student Life

One Year and One Week

Written by    Aug 30, 2017

I am one week into my second year at Ohio State and like the second season of any good TV show, it’s a time to build off of my growth from last year and meet new challenges. Before moving in, I figured I would not have to worry about feeling overwhelmed by classes and extracurricular activities since I had been through it before. Well, I […]

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Academics, Author, Classes, Stress, Student Life

Small Spaces

Written by    Apr 27, 2017

My first year at Ohio State has gone really well, but I am looking forward to going home next week. It will be nice to eat home cooked meals, to not worry about studying, and to not be confined to one side of a room that’s already a little cramped. The truth is, living in a double in Smith-Steeb has not been as bad as […]

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Campus Life, Housing, University Housing

Aaron Goes to Washington

Written by    Apr 13, 2017

Last week, I was fortunate enough to take advantage of an opportunity that few get at Ohio State: Going to Washington, DC, with the Politics, Society & Law Scholars Program! Most of the Scholars programs offer annual trips, and it makes sense that PSL would go to DC. In many ways, the trip was a professional one. We met with employees of different government-related organizations, […]

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Honors & Scholars, Why Ohio State?

Another Fun Thing to do in Columbus: Escape!

Written by    Mar 29, 2017

No, I’m not talking about escaping Columbus itself. On Sunday afternoon, I went with two of my friends to Lockdown Columbus, an escape room about 15 minutes northwest of campus. For those of you who have never heard of an escape room, you’re locked in a room about the size of a large office and must find clues that lead you to unlock the door […]

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Author, Columbus, Recreation

Finding Refuge During Midterms

Written by    Mar 14, 2017

Today I’m going to talk about midterms. You may think this post would have been more appropriate if I had written it last week, when I had three midterms in a span of two days. The reason I couldn’t do that was because I was too busy studying for my midterms. Go figure. So, midterms are rough, yes, and they require a lot of studying, […]

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Author, Personal, Stress, Student orgs, Studying