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New Zealand Blog 4: There and Back Again

Written by    May 16, 2018

To take reality, crumple it up into a ball, and let it fly into time and space – that’s the appeal of a fantasy world. It was “Magic Tree House”. It was “The Wishing Chair”. It was “Ella Enchanted”. It was “Harry Potter”. Recently, it has been “Game of Thrones”. And the past few years, it has also been “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the […]

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New Zealand Blog 3: Making Second Breakfast

Written by    May 16, 2018

In the wise, scruffy, Dwarfish words of Thorin Oakenshield, “‘If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” I agree with Thorin. Food and cheer are both very important. To have these things, though, you need to know how to cook. Which I cannot do. But I’m learning! Here’s what I’ve found so far. I […]

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New Zealand Blog 2: No Trolls Encountered Yet

Written by    May 16, 2018

Okay. I’m here. It’s 8:15 a.m. and I am typing on this laptop after lying in bed for two hours and meditating. (You guys should try meditating. It’s very relaxing.) The flight to Auckland from Houston was about 14 hours long. We landed in Auckland at around six a.m. on plane-interfered sleep (read: in and out of sleep for six hours). The six girls all […]

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New Zealand Blog 1: I’m Flying, You Fools

Written by    May 16, 2018

I feel a little bit like Bilbo in the beginning of “The Hobbit”. You know that gif where he finally yells, “I’m going on an adventure”? If you think he’s excited, that’s a common misconception from the movie. In the book, even after Bilbo agrees to go on the adventure with Gandalf and the dwarves, J.R.R. Tolkien cleverly weaves in Bilbo’s lack of enthusiasm by […]

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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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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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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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