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Surprising ways college does (and doesn’t) change you

Written by    Sep 8, 2019

College is one of the biggest transition times in life. It hits right in the time of life when you’re trying to figure out how adulthood works and who you are as an individual separate from your family and the place you were raised. During some typical reflection time on my life and the first two thirds of college, I realized how unexpected some of the […]

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Activism, Advice, Author, Diversity, Personal, Student Life, The Future

I joined a student organization last minute and it changed my life

Written by    Sep 6, 2019

Right as finals week hit, a friend of mine told me that she needed a position filled in a student organization she was involved in called Camp Kesem. She said that she had counselors drop and needed a program counselor to fill in during week one. My response surprised both of us: I said yes. In the next month, I hurried to complete hours of […]

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Activism, Author, Events, Personal, Recreation, Student orgs, 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?

Mental health in college: my experience

Written by    May 1, 2018

My whole life, I’ve lived with with GAD and panic disorder. I’ve had very good years where it didn’t inhibit me whatsoever, and I’ve had very bad years where I’ve struggled to simply leave my house. I wasn’t real sure how I would handle leaving home and being thrown into a completely new environment. I was afraid my anxiety would escalate and I wouldn’t be able […]

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Activism, Author, Personal

Ways to Make A Difference

Written by    Mar 21, 2018

One of the great things about attending Ohio State is the opportunity to discover causes that call you to action! There’s something for everyone to stand behind, and one of the causes I find myself gravitating toward is cancer research. Two of my favorite ways to make a difference are through participating in the Ohio State 4 Miler and in BuckeyeThon.

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Activism, Advice, Columbus, Events, School Spirit, Student Life, Student orgs, Why Ohio State?

Fisher Impact Day

Written by    Nov 17, 2017

Last Friday, we had a day off from classes for Veterans’ Day. I have an 8 a.m. class on Fridays, so this meant I had a week off from waking up early to walk across campus, right? Not so fast. For the day off, the Fisher College of Business held their annual Fisher Impact Day. I was one of nearly 1,000 students who took part […]

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Activism, Author

Choosing a Good Service Abroad: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

Written by    Jun 22, 2017

This week, I returned from my fourth service trip in Haiti since 2014, and I am excited to say that Haiti has improved so much since the previous time I was there exactly one year ago. You can read about that adventure here: Haiti: I save but I’m not a savior and Lè ou an Ayiti, wap konpran. Each time I travel to this beautiful and exotic country, […]

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Activism, Author, International, Personal, Travel, Why Ohio State?

NEW Leadership Ohio: A Conference on Women in Politics

Written by    Jun 6, 2017

This summer, I engaged in one of the best opportunities of my life through the NEW Leadership Ohio Conference on Women in Politics. For a week at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, I worked with my female peers and community leaders in order to learn and explore the “mysterious” political sector. In particular, we learned about what it means to run for public […]

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Academics, Activism, Advice, Advocacy, Author, Columbus, Events, Personal Events, Student orgs

BuckeyeThon 2017

Written by    Feb 16, 2017

BuckeyeThon 2017 was an absolute success! I had zero idea what to expect as I’d never participated before, but overall I’m proud and humbled by the Ohio State community’s ability to rally together to raise money for kids with cancer. We raised over $1.5 MILLION For the Kids!

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Activism, Author, Events, School Spirit, Student orgs, The Future, Why Ohio State?