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MMC “Floorsgiving”

Written by    Nov 17, 2017

To celebrate Thanksgiving, my MMC leadership team planned a “Floorsgiving” party for this past Tuesday. We thought it would be fun to get our scholars floor 6 “family” together in the spirit of the holiday to eat food and hang out. Instead of the traditional turkey, we catered Canes and asked each student to bring a homemade dish. It was quite the unconventional Thanksgiving spread, […]

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How to Community

Written by    Nov 6, 2017

In my last blog post I wrote about community, but I wanted to go deeper into the how. As an freshman, how do you find and cultivate community? Know yourself. Before you decide what you want to be a part of, it’s good to know yourself. This might be an easy step for some people, but for others it can take more reflection. Who are […]

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Community

Written by    Oct 31, 2017

One of my biggest fears coming into college was struggling to find the right community. This has got to be one of the toughest challenges for anyone. It’s difficult is because it requires time and patience and effort. It doesn’t happen overnight. Sometimes finding your niche and your people can take months or even years. One of the things I love most about Ohio State […]

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Stop Hating on West Campus (Pt. I)

Written by    Oct 19, 2017

Meeting dozens of new people in my first weeks at OSU, one of the first questions I often asked (and was asked) amid semi-awkward introductions was, “So where do you live?” Each time I’d respond, “Morrill,” people would sigh knowingly and sympathetically and proceed to console me as if I’d just lost a pet or grandparent or limb. “Oh, I’m so sorry,” they’d say, shaking […]

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Review of Circuit Cycle

Written by    Oct 12, 2017

Of all the group fitness classes I’ve tried at the RPAC so far, Circuit Cycle is my favorite. It consists of about seven minutes on the stationary bike, then seven minutes on the floor. Repeat each three times for an hour-long class! Common bike exercises include hills (adding max resistance), sprints (maximizing speed) and jumps (alternating between first, second, and third position). Floor exercises vary […]

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Punching, Kicking, and Working it Out

Written by    Sep 29, 2017

If you know anything about me, you know I live at the RPAC. I love working out, and one of my favorite ways to do that is through the group fitness classes. This week I tried Cardio Kickboxing for the first time with my roommate, Lauren. Cardio Kickboxing is offered Tuesdays at 5:45 and Wednesdays at 4:30. This class is held in the South Gym […]

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Group Fitness Classes at the RPAC!

Written by    Sep 29, 2017

My friends tease me because I spend any (and all) of my free time at the RPAC. Hailed as the “Taj Mahal” of college workout facilities, it’s easy to see why. With every machine, weight and fitness class imaginable, you could spend weeks here without ever repeating the same workout. The group fitness classes are the best, in my opinion, because they force you to […]

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Benefits of an Early Arrival Program ft. R-LEAD

Written by    Sep 18, 2017

One of the main reasons I chose Ohio State was because of what I heard on the tour: “You can make a big school feel small, but you can’t make a small school feel big.” Coming to one of the largest universities in the country, one of my highest priorities was not becoming overwhelmed by OSU’s vastness. I had heard good things from upperclassmen about […]

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