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Night at the Art Museum

Written by    Dec 20, 2016

Guys, I am ready for class. You know. Classy stuff. Classy entertainment. Classy food. I am ready for something different and cool but not painfully hipster. Now, let me tell you that I am by no means an artist. Or an art critic, for that matter. To this day I believe my art sculpture from the fourth grade did not burst in the kiln but was […]

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Arts, Author, Columbus, Events, Recreation, Relaxation, The Future

The Ambivalence of Ambition and Inspiration for Independence

Written by    Dec 6, 2016

An alternate, less pretentious title: Finals Week. I would like to believe that I will someday save the world. Don’t you? And that’s, like, what’s supposed to motivate us, right? Take this one microbiology course and it’ll enable you to, let’s say, one day become a doctor. That dream of being a doctor is ambition, and we are ambitious beings, and this ought to be […]

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Academics, Author, finals, Personal, The Future

Finding the Garden: The Aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election

Written by    Nov 10, 2016

In her Harvard commencement speech in 2008, J.K. Rowling said, “Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.” In the light of recent events, I […]

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Activism, Author, Columbus, The Future

Major: Business, Minor: Beach Volleyball

Written by    Nov 4, 2016

The other day, I was talking about business majors with a couple engineers. One of them said, “You know those people who play beach volleyball by Curl at 9 p.m. on a Sunday? Those are the business majors!” And I thought, dang, those engineers are savage. But actually. Even though I am a business major, I have NEVER played beach volleyball by Curl! (I say […]

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Academics, Author, Why Ohio State?


Written by    Oct 17, 2016

Fall break was last week, and it reminded me of my anchors. A dad joke to remind you of home. There is a beautiful quote I read in the book Humans of New York that I thought of when I went home: “It’s important to always have people who remember you at various stages of your life. It’s especially important as you get older, because there […]

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Home, Personal, Stress Relief

Just tryna be cultured

Written by    Oct 14, 2016

I was expecting my Chennai* (see footnote) Pride to be slightly stifled when I came to college, but that’s totally not true. I figured that with being away from my parents, who are my primary source of culture, I’d kind of stop doing Indian stuff. But when I heard Ohio State’s Indian Student Association was hosting Garba, which is a dance celebration at the end […]

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Campus Life, Personal, Student Life, Student orgs

Everyday kindness

Written by    Sep 27, 2016

Stress has a tendency to unravel us. When we have a heavy load of homework in our classes or one thing or another to worry about, the weight of it all is overwhelming. We have this propensity to sink into ourselves, our mind constantly meandering away from reality and our eyes oblivious to what is around us. We become wrapped up in our work, our […]

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Personal, Stress

Swipe Right on Scott

Written by    Sep 19, 2016

I haven’t been to Kennedy or Morrill very much, but there is pretty much a campus consensus that Scott is the best dining hall at Ohio State. I mean, I know Scott still has its problems—the dizzy rush of joy I get whenever I find a fork should certainly not be necessary, and my nonexistent reflexes should not be put in maximum usage to snag […]

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Advice, Food, Student Life

Getting over shyness

Written by    Sep 5, 2016

The thing is, being a business major, I have met a few too many smooth-talking people. Boys who shake your hand with a fervent vigor that makes your hand a little scared. Girls who compliment you so sweetly that you are unnerved. I, however, am not one of those people, despite my choice of major. After a few too many gauche ice-breakers in which I […]

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Advice, Personal, Student Life