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Ben’s STEP Adventure- Day 3

Written by    Dec 28, 2016

Wednesday Dickinson, POE, Twain, Stowe, Sleepy Hollow Pt. 1 Day Three! “Three is a magic number!” That’s a song from Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. that I sang in the 7th grade as the part of George. Feel free to cast me in Hamilton any day now, I’ll take any part I can get. Anyway, yes, the third day of the adventure was full of many […]

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Ben’s STEP Adventure- Day 2

Written by    Dec 27, 2016

Tuesday New Bedford and Salem 6:30 a.m. Praise the Lord/Buddha/Vishnu/your respective deity that we finally got to sleep in (relatively speaking). Luckily, our hotel’s bathroom window didn’t close fully, so we had a lovely juxtaposition between the 40 degree bathroom and the 85 degree bedroom, causing me to wake up in a sweat (and not the usual kind I get from dreams or eating too […]

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Ben’s STEP Adventure- Day 1

Written by    Dec 27, 2016

Monday Walden Pond, Old Manse, Emerson’s House, Downtown Concord, Harvard 4:30 a.m. Nothing says “FUN! RELAXING! ENJOYABLE! VACATION” like waking up at 4:30 a.m. in the middle of December. Well luckily, THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I DID. I’ll skip the boring part, but just to inform you of my journey, my brother, my Co-Ra, my friend, and myself all set off for John Glenn International at 5:15 […]

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A short reflection on the incident

Written by    Nov 30, 2016

People most likely have heard and talked about the incident from Monday, November 28, for millions of times, but I think there are some points that are worth being emphasized. The quick reaction of the first responders and the school definitely deserve compliments. In addition, I was truthfully grateful and impressed by how the community gathered and unified as soon as we found it out. […]

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CCS is the CCBest

Written by    Jun 23, 2016

Hello again! Do you ever feel blue? NO! NEVER! Not that blue. No. No. Yes. THAT blue! Well, do you ever feel anxious or afraid or just a little off? Well guess what? Ohio State has an excellent resource to get you back to being you: Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS).

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Ben Babbles ‘Bout the Bike Paths

Written by    Jun 9, 2016

Did you like that alliteration in the title? I thought so. As you know, The OSU is located in the lovely capital city of Columbus, OH. As mentioned in every Welcome Week program, Columbus is the 15th largest city in the nation (Surprising, am I right? You would think it would be something like Toledo). Columbus is not only the capital of the state, but […]

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Summer in Cbus

Written by    Jun 8, 2016

Woah! Bam! Yahuh! That’s right! Ben is back to writing after his brief hiatus. Brief is a very subjective term. I am comparing my break in terms of the history of the universe, which would relatively make it “brief.” I am once again here to spread the Gospel of Ben (no affiliation to the Bible) and share the stories and advice of my life.

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BuckeyeThon- In Real Life

Written by    Feb 9, 2016

Unless you live under a rock (I mean this in the best way possible. Some of my favorite people live under rocks. Patrick Starr, and others), you would know that this past weekend was BuckeyeThon 2016! That’s right! Hundreds of students arrived at the Union and danced for two 12-hour shifts, totally 24 hours of non-stop dancing! And for what reason? Why, FOR THE KIDS, of […]

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A Letter to My Best Friend in High School

Written by    Jan 15, 2016

To my best friend still in high school,

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Ben Takes NYC

Written by    Nov 12, 2015

Where has Ben been recently? Well, he has been busy, that’s for sure. But busy doing what? Well, he has been busy doing a lot of things. But what kinds of things? Well, BEN WAS IN NYC!

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