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I’m dropping out of school and fleeing the state.

Written by    Oct 19, 2017

No, this is not click bait. It’s true. Friends, family, loyal followers: as of Spring 2018 I will no longer be a college student. I’m giving up the cold, snowless Columbus winters, the vanilla lattes at Scott Connecting Grounds, my cosy bedroom In Taylor Tower and my long study sessions at 18th Avenue Library. I’m officially giving up making the long walk to the Gateway just […]

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Classes, Internships, Study Abroad, Work

Maymester Experiences Part One

Written by    Jun 19, 2017

I hope all of you are enjoying your summer break! Although I’m home in Cleveland for the summer, I found out that several of my friends took advantage of an Ohio State experience called Maymester Study Abroad. This is when students can participate in a program during the month of May (after spring semester finals end) that allows them to visit a different country. I interviewed them […]

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May-mester Memories

Written by    Jun 12, 2017

Today marks a week since I returned from being abroad for a month. (“What?” Where?!” “Why” a chorus of children’s voices ask)

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Arts, Author, Classes, International, Personal, School Spirit, Student Life, Study Abroad, Why Ohio State?

Ben’s STEP Adventure- Day 4

Written by    Dec 28, 2016

Thursday-Final Day Irving, Hamilton, Whitman Welcome back to the fourth and final day of Ben’s STEP Extravaganza Adventure, starring Ben and Nate Steingass (pictured below). (Also featuring Dad. Hi, Dad) Unlike the rest of my entries, this one was written approximately a week later, following Christmas (things have been hectic, I’m sorry, you understand? I hope? If not, it doesn’t really matter, all of them […]

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Ben’s STEP Adventure- Day 3

Written by    Dec 28, 2016

Wednesday Dickinson, POE, Twain, Stowe, Sleepy Hollow Pt. 1 Day Three! “Three is a magic number!” That’s a song from Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. that I sang in the 7th grade as the part of George. Feel free to cast me in Hamilton any day now, I’ll take any part I can get. Anyway, yes, the third day of the adventure was full of many […]

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Ben’s STEP Adventure- Day 2

Written by    Dec 27, 2016

Tuesday New Bedford and Salem 6:30 a.m. Praise the Lord/Buddha/Vishnu/your respective deity that we finally got to sleep in (relatively speaking). Luckily, our hotel’s bathroom window didn’t close fully, so we had a lovely juxtaposition between the 40 degree bathroom and the 85 degree bedroom, causing me to wake up in a sweat (and not the usual kind I get from dreams or eating too […]

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Ben’s STEP Adventure- Day 1

Written by    Dec 27, 2016

Monday Walden Pond, Old Manse, Emerson’s House, Downtown Concord, Harvard 4:30 a.m. Nothing says “FUN! RELAXING! ENJOYABLE! VACATION” like waking up at 4:30 a.m. in the middle of December. Well luckily, THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I DID. I’ll skip the boring part, but just to inform you of my journey, my brother, my Co-Ra, my friend, and myself all set off for John Glenn International at 5:15 […]

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The Curse of Indecision: Study Abroad

Written by    Dec 19, 2016

If there were a written account of every time my CID (Crippling Indecision) flared, you’d have enough for a chunky anthology. And, yeah, everyone suffers from some CID every now and again, but it’s a chronic condition for me. I’ll have an episode over the littlest things (*cough* what exercise I want to do next when working out *cough*). But, like I said, that’s an anthology […]

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Stress, Student Life, Study Abroad, The Future, Travel, Why Ohio State?

Stress, anxiety and fun

Written by    Sep 21, 2016

College is unbelievably fun. Almost everyday there is something new to do and experience. At the same time, we all have classes that are very stressful. I know for me it has been very hard to study. Even when I do the necessary precautions such as going to the library, leaving my phone behind and sitting up straight, I still have found myself constantly daydreaming […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Classes, Honors & Scholars, midterms, Personal, Relaxation, Research, Schedules, Student Life, Study Abroad

Rick’s Cafe

Written by    Jun 29, 2016

I decided to get some practical experience with all this Arabic I’m studying and took an overnight trip to Casablanca.

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Author, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel