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A Very Columbus Weekend

Written by    Sep 26, 2016

  When I was a freshman, part of Commencement was “exploring Columbus” as Ohio State is so keenly sibling to, or arguably a gear within, Ohio’s capital. While this event can certainly help students from out of the town get acquainted with the city they will now have as a secondary home, there is definitely a difference between walking around a city and experiencing it through […]

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Advice, Arts, Columbus, Events, Food, Honors & Scholars, Personal, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

Exploring the Short North

Written by    Sep 19, 2016

Since I couldn’t go to the Ohio State vs. Tulsa game (yay for BIG10 season tickets!), a few friends and I rode the COTA bus solely for recreational purposes and we got off right in the middle of the Short North Arts District. Since everyone else in Columbus was tailgating, it was easy to appreciate the simplistic beauty of this part of the city. Luckily […]

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A northerner on the Short North

Written by    Sep 6, 2016

Let’s talk about Carthage, New York. A smallish town eighty miles north of Syracuse, where summer lasts for about two seconds and the rest of the time we live in igloos. The shopping scene is just as barren: for groceries, there’s Price Chopper; for morning coffee there’s Dunkin Donuts and McDonald’s; for lunch and dinner there are a couple diners, and if you’re feeling fancy, […]

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Arts, Author, Columbus, Events, Personal, Personal Events, Relaxation, Student Life, Travel, Why Ohio State?

Redefining home

Written by    Sep 2, 2016

Home. It’s the place that invokes feelings of belonging, security, love. The place you live is a tangible sign of an intangible concept, a formative place, and most importantly, a piece of yourself. To separate an individual from their home is to remove a cornerstone of their personality. And here we are, off at college. Away from home. The college process involves many transitions ranging from […]

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Community Commitment

Written by    Aug 29, 2016

Today, I attended Community Commitment, Ohio State’s annual day of community service that is held at the beginning of fall semester. This year was the 20th year that OSU has had a Community Commitment day, but it was the first time I’d gone, so I was excited to see what it was like! I went with some of the girls from the LGBT sorority I’m […]

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Columbus, Events, Student Life

Welcome back, Bucks!

Written by    Aug 23, 2016

Wow! Summer sure flew by, didn’t it?

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Columbus, Housing, Personal

Strangers in Ohio

Written by    Aug 15, 2016

The first week I spent at Ohio State was one of the worst weeks of my life.   A couple days after moving in, I cried myself to sleep because I didn’t know anyone since I was from out of state, I was experiencing extreme culture shock, I didn’t know why it took so much effort to make new friends, and I didn’t know how […]

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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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