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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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Advice, Campus Life, Columbus, Home, Housing, Personal, Personal Events, Stress, Stress Relief, Student Life, Student orgs

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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Activism, Advice, Advocacy, Author, Campus Life, Classes, Columbus, fitness, Home, Housing, Personal, Personal Events, Stress, Stress Relief, Student Life, Student orgs, Uncategorized, University Housing, Why Ohio State?

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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Advice, Arts, Athletics, Author, Campus Life, Columbus, Events, fitness, Home, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, School Spirit, Stress Relief, Student Life, Travel, Uncategorized, Weather, Why Ohio State?

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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Advice, Athletics, Author, Campus Life, Columbus, Events, fitness, Food, Home, Housing, On-campus work, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, School Spirit, Stress Relief, Student Life, Student orgs, Travel, Uncategorized, University Housing, Work

The Pizzuti Collection

Written by    May 12, 2016

Maybe you’re thinking what I did: What is a Pizzuti, and what are they collecting? The Pizzuti Collection is an art gallery in the Short North, which is an area south of campus with lots of cool restaurants, shops, and art galleries. It was opened by the Pizzuti family in 2011, with Mr Pizzuti getting to know the artists and choosing pieces that were intriguing, […]

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Arts, Columbus

Hello from the other side (Tales from an alumnus)

Written by    May 11, 2016

On Sunday I graduated from the greatest university in the world. It was such a bittersweet day because though I am leaving the place that has been home for the past four years, I know that I am now a Buckeye for Life. When I first came to Ohio State I cried every single day of my first semester. I didn’t know anybody here, I […]

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Academics, Advice, Columbus, Events, Personal, School Spirit, Student Life, The Future, Travel, Why Ohio State?

The end of the year in one sentence

Written by    Apr 29, 2016

So, in lieu of my own personal reflection on my first year (somehow) already ending, I have asked several of my first-year friends to sum up their emotions on the end of this year in one single sentence. “friiiiiiiiiik”   “I have mixed emotions.”   “I feel numb/happy/sad/wtf”   “Overwhelmed”   “I’m glad it’s over.”   “It’s bittersweet; I’m excited to go home but I […]

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Academics, Author, Classes, Columbus, finals, Home, Personal, Student Life, The Future

A Saturday smorgasbord, courtesy of D-Tix

Written by    Apr 23, 2016

Recently I had an awesome food adventure courtesy of the discounted tickets available from D-Tix at the Ohio Union! It’s the second time I’ve enjoyed sweet savings from D-Tix (the first was with COSI!), and I must say, although the Columbus Food Adventures ticket was still a bit of a splurge ($25), it was over half off the actual price of a ticket, and I […]

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Columbus, Food, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation

Year In Review

Written by    Apr 18, 2016

I think back to last summer, the summer before starting college at The Ohio State University and it all feels kind of like a dream. It feels like graduation was a lifetime ago. I had no idea what I was getting myself into by traveling hundreds of miles from home, away from my friends and family, starting as a D1 athlete and a double major. […]

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Author, Columbus, Events, Personal, Student Life

Mozart’s Cafe: The Ultimate Brunch

Written by    Apr 1, 2016

As a third-year student in this great food mecca of Columbus, I have accumulated quite a list of favorite restaurants: favorite chicken restaurant (Rooster’s), favorite burger restaurant (Chop Shop), favorite restaurant for getting dessert at midnight (Buckeye Donuts)…the list goes on. But if there’s one restaurant I always come running back to, it has to be Mozart’s of Clintonville. Mozart’s is a bit different from your average college dining […]

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Columbus, Food