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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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Academics, Advice, Arts, Author, Events, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Research, School Spirit, Stress, Student Life, Study Abroad, Studying, The Future, Travel, Why Ohio State?

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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Academics, Advice, Arts, Author, Classes, Events, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Research, School Spirit, Student Life, Study Abroad, Studying, Travel, Uncategorized, Why Ohio State?

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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Academics, Advice, Arts, Author, Classes, Dining, Events, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Research, Student Life, Study Abroad, Studying, Travel, Uncategorized, Why Ohio State?

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?

Taylor Tower Takes the Town

Written by    Nov 18, 2016

Alternatively titled, “Buckeyes in the Big City.” Over Veteran’s Day weekend, my roommates and I had the opportunity to visit Chicago, an activity the university sponsored through the Honors Living Communities at Taylor, Bradley, and Lincoln Tower. I’ve visited the city a fair number of times; over the years I’ve had two friends move to the area. Most touristy things I’d already done before getting […]

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Author, Honors & Scholars, Personal, Student Life, Travel

Taking a Break From Classes

Written by    Nov 17, 2016

We’re in the home stretch of the semester, so in order to rest up for these last few weeks I took advantage of the three day weekend and took a trip with my friends to the beautiful Niagara Falls.

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Advice, Author, International, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Stress, Student Life, Travel