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Light Up the Lake

Written by    Dec 12, 2019

Back in my sophomore year, I posted about going to Light Up North Area, an annual holiday event put on by Ohio Staters, one of Ohio State’s oldest student groups. What I didn’t mention in that post was that the event was only on north campus for two years while Mirror Lake was undergoing renovation. This was the second year that Light Up the Lake […]

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Arts, Campus Life, Events, Recreation, Relaxation, School Spirit, Student Life, Student orgs

Spectacular speakers: Buster Douglas

Written by    Nov 23, 2019

I’m a big fan of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary series, even when they cover a sport I’m not too familiar with or a story that happened before I was born. One example is the 30 for 30 episode “42 to 1,” about Buster Douglas’ shocking upset of Mike Tyson in a 1990 boxing match. It was the first defeat of Tyson’s career. I […]

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Athletics, Campus Life, Events, Football, Recreation

Year one in review

Written by    May 31, 2019

Though it’s been roughly a month since the school year ended, it’s still kind of hard to believe it. Time seems to flow differently for college than it did in high school. During the school year, it all seemed to stretch out, but when move-out day officially came, it literally felt like only a day had passed since I first moved in. Regardless of this […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Personal, Stress Relief, Student Life

The value of studying social psychology

Written by    Apr 22, 2019

As a social psychology and personality minor, I chose to take social psychology for one of my minor requirements (Psychology 2367). It was a great class and thoroughly covered the basics of social psychology, all of which was supported by research studies from the past hundred plus years. As a 2367 course, however, this class also fulfilled the general education (GE) requirement for second level […]

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Classes, Columbus, finals, midterms, Student Life, Studying, Textbooks, Why Ohio State?

Learning to strategize and communicate

Written by    Apr 22, 2019

Strategic Communication Principles with Dr. Olga Kamenchuk (Communication 2231) was probably my favorite class this semester. It was the first course that helped me specifically answer, “What is strategic communication?”  We covered the fundamentals of how marketing, branding, advertising, communication, public relations (PR) and strategy all come together to form integrated marketing communications. We learned about the entire promotional mix, how each part is integrated […]

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Secrets of Thompson Library (Pt. I)

Written by    Apr 15, 2019

Did you know that you can get a Columbus Metropolitan Library card in less than five minutes without even leaving campus? Neither did I. But you can if you go to the circulation desk on the first floor of Thompson Library (if you’re entering from the East turn left right after you rub William Oxley Thompson’s head). Ask one of the library assistants to help […]

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TEDx Ohio State

Written by    Feb 26, 2019

Did you know that mosquito saliva has a numbing effect, which is why you don’t notice when you’re bitten? Neither did I … until I heard Dr. Bharat Bhushan speak about bio-mimicry on Saturday. This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend TEDxOhioStateUniversity, where thirteen members of the Ohio State/Columbus community gave talks about a variety of topics. The mission of TED is to […]

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Activism, Advice, Advocacy, Arts, Author, Campus Life, Columbus, Diversity, Events, International, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, School Spirit, Student orgs, Why Ohio State?

A Hot Topic

Written by    Feb 25, 2019

Today, I’d like to talk about a very obscure aspect of college life: fire drills. Understandably, you’re probably already writing this off as irrelevant; after all, this is something you’ve had to deal with your entire school career. As a freshman, I can reasonably say that the experience is noticeably different in college than it was back in high school. For starters, even though a fire drill […]

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Home, Housing, Personal, Personal Events, Student Life, University Housing

Taking 3-Hour-Long Classes

Written by    Feb 11, 2019

I’ve talked about my schedule before in past blog posts (like this one) and how I prioritize scheduling days off in order to get classwork done and complete work for my job. This semester, I have Mondays off, with only one class on Wednesdays and Fridays. But I could only do this by taking 3 classes that meet once a week. For 3 hours. No, […]

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Academics, Advice, Campus Life, Classes, Personal, Schedules, Student Life

BuckeyeThon 2019

Written by    Feb 11, 2019

FOR THE KIDS!!! That’s BuckeyeThon’s motto and driving mission. BuckeyeThon is the annual 24 hour dance marathon to fight pediatric cancer by raising money to fund research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This year more than 2,000 Buckeyes raised over $1.7 million. In November students sign up, join a team and pledge to raise at least $250 for the cure. This may sound like a lot, […]

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