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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?

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?

Copyediting for the Lantern

Written by    Jan 28, 2019

One of my favorite activities this semester is copyediting for the Lantern. What’s copyediting? Wikipedia would tell you that it’s “the process of reviewing and correcting written material to improve accuracy, readability, and fitness for its purpose, and to ensure that it is free of error, omission, inconsistency, and repetition.” I’ll tell you that it basically means I get to sit in the newsroom for […]

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Author, Personal, Student orgs

PRSSA Match Day at Nationwide Insurance

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

I toured Nationwide headquarters in downtown Columbus for PRSSA Match Day November 29. As a member of PRSSA, I signed up for Match Day and was paired with a member of PRSA, Kevin McGee. Match Day is where students are paired with a professional in their desired field and get to shadow them for a day. Kevin is a business consulting team manager at Nationwide […]

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Advice, Author, Columbus, Internships, Personal Events, Student Life, Student orgs, The Future, Why Ohio State?, Work

OSU The PRactice, a Student-Run PR Firm

Written by    Oct 11, 2018

After joining PRSSA last fall (read more about PRSSA here + here), I joined The PRactice second semester. The PRactice is Ohio State’s student-run public relations firm affiliated with PRSSA. It gives students the chance to apply what they learn at PRSSA meetings to real world clients. Yes, The PRactice has real, paying clients; many are Columbus companies and some are different schools or departments […]

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Author, Campus Life, Internships, Student orgs

MMC project group classes

Written by    Oct 11, 2018

As a student in Media, Marketing and Communication Scholars (MMC), one of the main “career” components of the program is project group classes. Project group classes are taught by MMC upper-level students and meet once a week in Morrill Tower.  They focus on learning a skill related to the media, marketing and communications industry. This semester, for example, project group topics include: 3D printing, WordPress, […]

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Academics, Arts, Author, Campus Life, Classes, Events, Honors & Scholars, Internships, Student orgs

How to “do it all” and still get 8 hours of sleep

Written by    Jul 31, 2018

College is overwhelming. There are lots of opportunities that you are encouraged to try, lots of difficult classes that take up much of your personal time, and not as much money in your pocket as you are used to. Trust me, I get it: I am currently a pre-med double major who works two jobs, volunteers each week, studies for the MCAT and serves as president […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Classes, Honors & Scholars, Personal, Research, Schedules, Student Life, Student orgs, Studying, Work

The Best Last-Minute Decision

Written by    May 1, 2018

For the first couple of months of spring semester, I thought I would spend my spring break back at home. The freezing cold walks to class and late nights cramming for midterms made the idea of a week of relaxation and sleeping in at home all the more appealing. Besides, I’d get to hang out with high school friends and see my pets again. What […]

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Recreation, Student orgs, Travel

Where, Oh Where, Has Rylan Been?

Written by    Apr 10, 2018

Hi Y’all! It’s me, Rylan. Yes, I’m alive(?)! I’ve been a little absent from the blog this semester, and I wanted to explain why. Hopefully, in the process, I might also shed some light on the possibilities of student life at OSU and the art of being busy (which are both more apt topics than me simply venting about my routine). Here’s what I’ve been up […]

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Advice, Campus Life, Co-curricular work, Columbus, Internships, On-campus work, Personal, Personal Events, School Spirit, Stress, Student Life, Student orgs, The Future, Why Ohio State?, Work

Creed Bratton at Ohio State

Written by    Mar 29, 2018

Last Friday, I was excited to add another celebrity to my list of famous people I’ve seen while attending Ohio State. The Buckeye Standup Comedy Club hosted their third annual Big Spring Show, and they brought Creed Bratton from The Office in to perform for it. I finally caught up with the rest of the world and watched The Office last summer, so I was thrilled […]

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