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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: Shirley Brooks-Jones

Written by    Nov 21, 2019

A few weeks ago, I went to an event hosted by Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. It was part of their speaker series, and the guest on that day was Shirley Brooks-Jones, a former Ohio State employee whose flight on September 11, 2001 was diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. Having seen the musical Come from Away, which tells the story of the 7,000 passengers stranded in […]

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Arts, Events, Personal, Recreation, School Spirit

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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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Columbus, Personal, Schedules, School Spirit, Stress Relief, Student Life, Studying, Why Ohio State?

Ohio State Football’s Student Appreciation Day

Written by    Apr 1, 2019

As a lifelong Ohio State football fan, I’ve spent a lot of time appreciating the Buckeyes’ success in bowl games, their ability to bring in the best recruits, and their sheer domination of That School Up North. So it was great to find out that the football team takes one day out of the year to appreciate me and the rest of the student body. […]

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Athletics, Author, Events, Football, School Spirit, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

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?

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

Saying Goodbye Pt. 1: The Last Semester Bucket List

Written by    Feb 4, 2019

It’s crazy, and it’s weird, and it’s a little (read: a lot) sad–I’ve come to my last semester of college. There’s a lot to say simply about coming to this point (and I plan to get to that soon). But for right now, I want to alleviate some of the winter blues by making a “Last Semester at Ohio State” bucket list of things to do […]

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Advice, Arts, Author, Dining, Diversity, Events, Food, International, Personal, School Spirit, The Future, Why Ohio State?

College in the north . . . during winter

Written by    Jan 14, 2019

Okay, I know Ohio isn’t everyone’s dream state. I had high school friends leave to go to college in Tampa, Savannah, Nashville, South Carolina, California . . . places where it’s warm. And it’s around this time of year that I ask classmates who came here from LA or Florida why they chose to come to Ohio. Well, first and foremost, it’s because tOSU is the best university […]

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Campus Life, Columbus, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation, School Spirit, Stress Relief, Student Life, Weather, Why Ohio State?

AU18 Review of Major Classes

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

Three semesters down and four to go! I took 17 credit hours this semester, so it was pretty crazy. I really enjoyed my Communication classes this semester; they helped confirm that strategic communication is the best major for me. COMM 2367—Persuasive Communication with Kristie Sigler I took this class as a major requirement, but there were also a lot of non-comm majors in the class […]

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Advice, Author, Classes, finals, Honors & Scholars, midterms, Schedules, School Spirit, Studying, Textbooks

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?