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Light Up the Lake

Written by    Dec 12, 2019

Back in my sophomore year, I posted about going to Light Up North Area, an annual holiday event put on by Ohio Staters, one of Ohio State’s oldest student groups. What I didn’t mention in that post was that the event was only on north campus for two years while Mirror Lake was undergoing renovation. This was the second year that Light Up the Lake […]

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Arts, Campus Life, Events, Recreation, Relaxation, School Spirit, Student Life, Student orgs

Spectacular speakers: Buster Douglas

Written by    Nov 23, 2019

I’m a big fan of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary series, even when they cover a sport I’m not too familiar with or a story that happened before I was born. One example is the 30 for 30 episode “42 to 1,” about Buster Douglas’ shocking upset of Mike Tyson in a 1990 boxing match. It was the first defeat of Tyson’s career. I […]

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Athletics, Campus Life, Events, Football, Recreation

Spectacular speakers: Shirley Brooks-Jones

Written by    Nov 21, 2019

A few weeks ago, I went to an event hosted by Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. It was part of their speaker series, and the guest on that day was Shirley Brooks-Jones, a former Ohio State employee whose flight on September 11, 2001 was diverted to Gander, Newfoundland. Having seen the musical Come from Away, which tells the story of the 7,000 passengers stranded in […]

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Arts, Events, Personal, Recreation, School Spirit

You never know where an opportunity will come from

Written by    Sep 17, 2019

Well, I thought I knew where my semester was headed. I had the perfect schedule set in stone (no Monday classes, per usual), I had scheduled out which days I’d be going to the gym and going to events with friends. I had time blocked out to study and do homework and write. And then I got an unexpected email. I attended the Career and […]

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Advice, Author, Columbus, Events, Internships, Personal, Schedules, Stress, Student Life, Student orgs, Work

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?

Ohio State Football’s Student Appreciation Day

Written by    Apr 1, 2019

As a lifelong Ohio State football fan, I’ve spent a lot of time appreciating the Buckeyes’ success in bowl games, their ability to bring in the best recruits, and their sheer domination of That School Up North. So it was great to find out that the football team takes one day out of the year to appreciate me and the rest of the student body. […]

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Athletics, Author, Events, Football, School Spirit, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

WELD Keynote Speaker, Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of Chase Bank

Written by    Mar 26, 2019

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to attend a Women for Economic and Leadership Development event downtown, where Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of Chase Bank,  spoke. Thasunda, known by most as “T,” spoke about her childhood and the hard work she’s put forth to get to where she is today. T shared how she diversifies her life portfolio by spending time on the things that […]

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Advice, Author, Columbus, Events, Honors & Scholars, Internships, Personal, Personal Events, Why Ohio State?

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?

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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