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The STEP Expo

Written by    Mar 5, 2019

Two weeks ago I completed a project that had been ongoing for the last year and a half. I’m talking about the Second-year Transformation Experience Program (STEP) project, which gives Ohio State sophomores an opportunity to pursue internships, study abroad programs and leadership or community and service projects. During sophomore year STEP participants go to weekly meetings to discuss their career paths and identities. They also attend […]

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Academics, Author, Diversity, Events, Personal, Student Life, Travel, Why Ohio State?

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?

Thank you, Ohio State

Written by    Nov 14, 2018

It seems the sun is finally setting on my time here at The Ohio State University. During my final semester as a student, I have been taking more time than usual to reflect on my college journey. It all started on an airplane. I was trying to decide between Ohio State and another university. I wrote down all the pros and cons for each school […]

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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

An Exciting Announcement

Written by    Nov 2, 2017

Eek!! (substitute whatever noise of excitement most tickles your whiskers). As of last week, I officially tacked on my second minor: Film Studies. More than just being able to minor is something of interest, this was an exciting moment for me because it officially marks my career shift. When I came to The Ohio State University, I was certain I wanted to be an English […]

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Academics, Advice, Advocacy, Personal Events, School Spirit, Travel, Why Ohio State?

Stone Laboratory

Written by    Sep 25, 2017

Yes, our campus here at Ohio State is huge and wonderful. We have just about everything you need to survive the college life. But sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone and take an adventure. If you’re interested in science and love being outdoors, I highly recommend you visit Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory! Floor mural in the Stone Lab dining hall What […]

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Classes, Personal, Research, Travel, Work

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?

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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