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How Do I Navigate Study Abroad?

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

The piece of advice I’ve heard the most from people post-grad is, “study abroad.” Ohio State offers a huge variety and number of programs, and college is one of the most affordable times to do it because there are so many resources for students. I’m hoping to study abroad in Italy in May, so this semester I’ve been going through the process of figuring out […]

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Advice, Author, Diversity, Honors & Scholars, International, Personal, School Spirit, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel, Why Ohio State?

What is STEP?

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

Ohio State loves acronyms! STEP stands for the Second Year Transformational Experience Program. If you’re a second-year living on campus, you can opt in for STEP. This means you’re signing up for … 1-1.5 hour meetings each week with your STEP cohort, led by a faculty member, who will be your STEP advisor 3 PDCs, Professional Development Co-Curriculars (similar to First Year Success Series Sessions) […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Diversity, Housing, International, Internships, Personal, Student Life, Study Abroad, University Housing, Why Ohio State?

The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Ceremony

Written by    Sep 12, 2017

Now, most of you might be asking what the title is referring to. To be more precise, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, according to the brochure/pamphlet, is an award that recognizes authors  “whose works confront racism and celebrate diversity.” They were established by Cleveland poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf, and are fittingly held in Cleveland annually. But wait, why do I have the brochure? Because […]

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Author, Diversity, Recreation, Student orgs

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