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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

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

Feminism, Scheduling, and Why Ohio State

Written by    Mar 2, 2017

I had many different openings for this blog and couldn’t decide on one, so I’m going to let you choose.

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Advice, Author, Classes, Diversity, Personal, Why Ohio State?

Squirrels on Campus: the underrepresented minority

Written by    Jan 23, 2017

As of autumn 2016, Ohio State enrolled* 6,437 foreign students, 1,308 veterans, 29,505 women, and 29,977 men. Among those enrolled, 5.4% were African American, 6.34% were Asian American, and 3.98% were Hispanic. Additionally, there is a large percentage of squirrels on campus. Though the least represented minority, the squirrels are arguably the most noticeable feature of Ohio State’s unique campus atmosphere. They add a certain vibrancy […]

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Author, Campus Life, Diversity, Housing, Personal, School Spirit, Student Life, The Future, Why Ohio State?

MLK Day of Service with my Residents

Written by    Jan 19, 2017

This Monday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, six of my residents and I went to Pay it Forward’s fantastic Day of Service program.

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Activism, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Columbus, Diversity, Events, Home, Personal, Personal Events, Relaxation, School Spirit, Student Life, Student orgs, University Housing

Hidden Figures

Written by    Jan 17, 2017

Finally man, a movie that I feel like was made JUST FOR ME (a smart black girl with a chip on her shoulder) and I’m clearly using the word “smart” very loosely because these women were geniuses and I just barely made the dean’s list BUT I DIGRESS

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Author, Diversity, Personal

Diversity of Ohio State is pretty fascinating

Written by    Nov 30, 2016

There are so many adjectives to describe The Ohio State University. Most of all, the one word that I like the most is “homogenous.” Since I graduated from a small private school with 77 people in my class, the environment where I felt the most comfortable was relatively far from “diversified.” However, I wholeheartedly say being in this diverse community has grown me as a […]

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Author, Diversity, International, Personal, School Spirit, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

The start of something new

Written by    Oct 25, 2016

The past few semesters, I’ve been helping out with a really cool project. A group of people and I are working to start a chapter of Gamma Rho Lambda (GRL), an LGBT-inclusive sorority, at Ohio State. It’s been so much fun to be a part of this group, so I wanted to share a little bit about it with you.

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Campus Life, Diversity, Student Life, Student orgs

Bridging the divide

Written by    Oct 24, 2016

Although Ohio State’s diversity is one of its greatest assets, it is one of the things that students individually do not capitalize enough on. Sure, it’s easy enough to acknowledge the fact that one of your classmates is from China, or the girl in your dorm is from Somalia, but do we actually know what it means? International students make up nearly 6,200 students in […]

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Diversity, International