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Volunteering + Learning about a Cool Columbus Resource!

Written by    Apr 24, 2017

This weekend, I went with some of my friends in the LGBT sorority to volunteer at Kaleidoscope Youth Center, Columbus’s center for LGBT youth ages 12-20. Because none of us had ever been there before, we started off with a tour of the center. It’s an amazing and huge building, with a library full of LGBT-related books, a technology center, a cafe, and much more. […]

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Author, Columbus, Diversity

Numerous Research Resources

Written by    Apr 17, 2017

This semester, I’m in a history class that requires us to write a few essays analyzing articles from historical newspapers. I cringed a little when I read this in the syllabus, imagining me sitting in Thompson Library for hours with newspapers strewn all around me, searching for the perfect article. Luckily, Ohio State gives us access to an online database that eliminates the need for […]

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Academics, Classes, Research

Safe Zones at Ohio State

Written by    Mar 13, 2017

Last week, I attended an LGBT Safe Zone training put on by Ohio State’s Multicultural Center. As someone who is involved in several LGBT groups on campus, I went as a refresher on information I was already somewhat familiar with. However, I was excited to see that most of the other participants in the training were Ohio State faculty and staff members who were eager […]

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Advocacy, Diversity, Student Life

The Country We Love With Diane Guerrero

Written by    Mar 8, 2017

Last week, I attended yet another amazing OUAB event: seeing actress Diane Guerrero speak. I love Orange is the New Black, and I expected her talk to be about her time on the show, but most of her talk was about her experiences being the child of undocumented immigrants who were deported when she was in high school. Although it wasn’t what I was expecting, it was […]

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Diversity, Events

Real Life Experience Outside the Classroom

Written by    Feb 23, 2017

This semester, I’m in an audiology class for my major, where we learn all about how to test people’s hearing and the different types of hearing problems they might have. I’m really interested in audiology, so I was already excited to take the class. But I was even more excited to find out that we’d actually get to test someone’s hearing as part of the […]

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Academics, Classes

Books Galore!

Written by    Feb 15, 2017

I love love love books, so I was thrilled that Ohio State has Thompson Library with 11 floors full of books to enjoy. However, I quickly found out that while Thompson Library is great when you need books for a research project, it doesn’t have so many books that I want to read for fun.

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Relaxation

It’s Never Too Late to Try Something New!

Written by    Jan 18, 2017

As a second-semester junior, I can tell that I’m very settled into my routine. Generally I’m fine with this–I like having a routine of things I’m used to and that I enjoy. But I also realized that it’s been a while since I’ve tried anything outside of my routine, and I’m running out of time to do new things! That’s why I’m glad to report […]

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Author, fitness, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Stress Relief, Student Life

Predictions Based on the First Week

Written by    Jan 17, 2017

Now that I’ve completed my first week of classes, I’d like to think I have a pretty good idea of what to expect for the rest of the semester. I thought I would post my predictions here so that I can come back to them in May and let you all know if I was right! Anthropology 2202H: Intro to Cultural Anthropology I took another […]

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Academics, Classes

Grocery Shopping: Home vs School

Written by    Dec 28, 2016

While I’ve been home for winter break, I’ve gone grocery shopping with my mom, and I was thinking about all of the ways that the experience was different compared to when I go grocery shopping by myself at school. Here are some of the main aspects that make them such varying experiences: 1. Transportation I don’t have a car at school, so getting to the grocery […]

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Food

Peer Mentor Adventures

Written by    Dec 15, 2016

This semester, I completed my third Freshman Survey class. If you’re concerned that I failed Freshman Survey twice, don’t be–last year and this year, I was in survey class as an Honors Arts and Sciences peer mentor. I’ve really enjoyed being a peer mentor, and I’m planning to do it again next year. Here’s a little more about my experience as a peer mentor:

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Honors & Scholars