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New Zealand Blog 4: There and Back Again

Written by    May 16, 2018

To take reality, crumple it up into a ball, and let it fly into time and space – that’s the appeal of a fantasy world. It was “Magic Tree House”. It was “The Wishing Chair”. It was “Ella Enchanted”. It was “Harry Potter”. Recently, it has been “Game of Thrones”. And the past few years, it has also been “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the […]

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Study Abroad

New Zealand Blog 3: Making Second Breakfast

Written by    May 16, 2018

In the wise, scruffy, Dwarfish words of Thorin Oakenshield, “‘If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” I agree with Thorin. Food and cheer are both very important. To have these things, though, you need to know how to cook. Which I cannot do. But I’m learning! Here’s what I’ve found so far. I […]

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Study Abroad

New Zealand Blog 2: No Trolls Encountered Yet

Written by    May 16, 2018

Okay. I’m here. It’s 8:15 a.m. and I am typing on this laptop after lying in bed for two hours and meditating. (You guys should try meditating. It’s very relaxing.) The flight to Auckland from Houston was about 14 hours long. We landed in Auckland at around six a.m. on plane-interfered sleep (read: in and out of sleep for six hours). The six girls all […]

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Study Abroad

New Zealand Blog 1: I’m Flying, You Fools

Written by    May 16, 2018

I feel a little bit like Bilbo in the beginning of “The Hobbit”. You know that gif where he finally yells, “I’m going on an adventure”? If you think he’s excited, that’s a common misconception from the movie. In the book, even after Bilbo agrees to go on the adventure with Gandalf and the dwarves, J.R.R. Tolkien cleverly weaves in Bilbo’s lack of enthusiasm by […]

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Study Abroad

Wait – Fisher Just Impacted Food Insecurity

Written by    Nov 17, 2017

“People don’t like reading long things,” they’d say. I’d hear the echoes around me, or in my head when I’d sit down to write: “Use short paragraphs, and don’t write too much. This will be cool,” they’d whisper, “This will be fun.” Well, y’all, fine. This blog will be a little shorter than my normal ones. Mostly because as I write this, I have to […]

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Events, Food

Self Reflection Blog-Ception

Written by    Oct 12, 2017

(Really, that could be the title of any of my blogs.) Ahh, Fisher. Fisher College of Business. That sweet, sweet haven; the home of baby CEOs and investment bankers. Cool, cool, cool stuff. Fisher, forming its baby CEOs and bankers and networkers – they’re the people on the path to success, right? They are learning all that it takes to be on that path of […]

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Advice, Personal, Relaxation, Student Life

The Problem with High Achievers (oh, come on, this is nothing new)

Written by    Sep 26, 2017

Ironclad. That’s what we all want to be, right? Ironclad, strong and glad, internally very sad. No, not really. Those were just great rhymes. But as my sophomore year schedule picked up, I realized that I was somewhat addicted to protecting myself with an iron shield. I could feel myself becoming detaching from emotions to increase my productivity: don’t think, don’t feel, just work. That’s […]

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Academics, Personal, Stress, Student Life

Mom, Dad, Professor- I’m an Introvert

Written by    Sep 12, 2017

Breathe in, breathe out. Happy two weeks into the new school year! Being a sophomore now, I feel significantly older and wiser than my old freshman self. The key changes between last year and this year: I know what I’m doing with my life much better now, I talk more, and I have a lot more friends. Whew. Glad those concerns are out the window. […]

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Personal, Relaxation, Stress

2017 NBA Finals Part 2: Florence, Italy vs. Columbus, Ohio

Written by    Jul 31, 2017

Ladies and gentleman, I’d to announce that I have taken my talents to Greece and Italy this summer. And it was lit, man. Lit. The Acropolis in Athens, breathtaking ancient ruins. The Parthenon in Rome, the old-fashioned shoe. Chet street art and the David in Florence. The Bell Tower in Sienna with the most breathtaking view of Tuscany. The clear, deep blue waters of the […]

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Columbus, Home, Personal, The Future

A Woke Study Break!

Written by    Apr 27, 2017

So, with finals coming around the corner, my study breaks have been unhealthy Netflix binges (and I’m watching literal trash, so that makes it worse). I decided to try to find shorter, more stress-relieving study break material. So, I turned to “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur, a book of modern, feminist poetry. But wait! Don’t rule it out because it’s poetry. I hate that […]

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Author, finals, Stress Relief