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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

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?

The easiest jobs to take on during a semester

Written by    May 24, 2019

If you’re like the majority of college students everywhere, you need money. You’re probably in debt right now. You’re a confused young adult. Don’t you worry, I feel you. One of the hardest things to find balance in is work life and school life when you’re a full-time student. How do you have enough time to do your homework, study, and actually get to sleep […]

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Advice, Author, Co-curricular work, Housing, Internships, On-campus work, Personal, Recreation, Schedules, Stress, Student Life, University Housing, Work

An Update on College “Gymtimidation”

Written by    Mar 25, 2019

Earlier this semester, I wrote a post on going to my first rec fitness class at OSU. I’m the person that hates the gym because of my gymtimidation, which really means I’m irrationally anxious about the amount of people that can see me exercising in public—and mostly using every machine and technique incorrectly. Any time I went to one of the recreation centers, I had this fear […]

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Athletics, Author, fitness, Personal Events, Recreation, Stress, Stress Relief, Student Life

Topgolf!

Written by    Mar 18, 2019

I have watched a lot of golf on TV through the years, but other than one time as a camp counselor a few years back, I had never actually tried out my own skills on a driving range. You might think that the cold Ohio winters and springs would make it hard for that to change, but Topgolf has a solution to that problem. Their […]

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Athletics, Author, Columbus, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation, Student Life

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?

Restaurant Reviews, Part 2: Rush Bowls

Written by    Feb 6, 2019

For a long time, the part of Lane Avenue that represented Ohio State’s northern border stretching from High Street to the Schottenstein Arena didn’t have much new to offer students. Stores, restaurants, and housing had been in the same spot for a long time without change, but in the last few years Lane saw some new life with the addition of new apartment complexes and this […]

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Author, Campus Life, Columbus, Dining, Food, nutrition, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation, Student Life