First Semester at OSU Reflection


It’s hard to believe that my first semester at OSU is finally coming to an end. It seems like just yesterday I moved into my incredibly hot and stuffy room in good ol’ Baker East. Classes have been hard, harder than I imagined and there have been failures and tears, but overall I could not have gotten through it without the loving support of my new friends and family. They have been my support system and I couldn’t be more thankful. I am also thankful that I now have a major in mind and I am pursuing a degree in Public Health with a specialization in Sociology. I feel confident in this choice and I feel like I will enjoy this major a lot.

I have had many new and exciting experiences like attending my first OSU-Michigan game, seeing the largest cartoon and comic book museum in the world, visiting Chicago, riding in an Uber, joining Boo Radley Society, attending the Hillary Clinton rally, attending the Italian Festival, becoming the Superior Megan, winning the intramural championships for softball, going to a hockey game, and having movie nights with best group of new friends a girl could hope for. I have no clue what the next three and a half years have in store for me but I know I cannot wait to find out.

Best wishes and as always Go Bucks!

Megan Borton

But Out Reflection

1.) I want to read more books, but I have too much homework.

I want to read more books, and I have too much homework, so I’m going to  take a literature class next semester.

2.) I want to join more clubs, but I am too busy with other stuff.

I want to join more clubs, but I am too busy with other stuff, so I will manage my time better and make time for clubs.

3.) I want to pass Chemistry, but it is very difficult.

I want to pass Chemistry, but it is very difficult, so I will put in more effort.

4.) I want to eat healthy, but there are limited fruit/vegetable options in the dining halls.

I want to eat healthy, but there are limited fruit/vegetable options in the dining halls, so I should seek healthier options elsewhere.

5.) I want to sleep more, but I have too much school work.

I want to sleep more, but I have too much school work, so I will try to get work done earlier.


About Me

Hello! My name is Megan Borton, and I am from Wilmington, Ohio. I am currently in University Exploration and undecided about my major. I would like to do Nutrition or Medical Dietetics, but I am not positive and am open to exploring many different majors. I am also, a Humanities Scholar which is loads of fun so far and I can’t wait to see what’s ahead.

Fun Facts about me:

  • I was a goalie for my high school soccer team where I currently hold the record for the most shutouts in a season (9) and in a career (11).
  • I love to eat food and I am a total foodie.
  • I collect pressed pennies and have over 40 of them from around the country.
  • I love to listen to 80’s rock music, alternative, and indie.
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is my absolute favorite movie of all time

Last but not least, GO BUCKS!

My First Week at OSU

The first week in a new place is always a stressful and overwhelming experience. This is especially true for my first week at Ohio State. Trying to find classes, meeting a ton of new people, and overcoming the hectic chaos that is the dining halls, are some of the many challenges I had to overcome. But now with a week under my belt, I feel as though I can keep going and have a great year.

Everyone always talks poorly about ol’ BEast and their reasoning is somewhat valid. Baker Hall East certainly has its high points and low points. The sense of community is second to none. The RA’s are hilarious, open, and friendly making for a great atmosphere. We are only 500 feet away from the union which is so convenient, and having all of the Humanities scholars together is fantastic. However, the lack of air-conditioning is sometimes unbearable and don’t forget to watch your step as there be could be a cockroach crawling your way. But honestly, I wouldn’t want to suffer in these conditions with anyone else. Everyone living here makes it worth it!

It was stressed both in Orientation and Convocation that getting involved is key here at OSU. I’m currently in the process of applying to be in The Boo Radley Society, and I may join other clubs such as the Student Dietician Association, Recipe for Good, Rotaract, and the Clean Plate Club. (Notice a majority of clubs involve food, lol!) I also can’t wait to participate more in the Humanities Scholars program and play intramural sports offered by both the program and the RPAC. I signed up for the Humanities Manatees softball team and hopefully flag football will be next!

All in all, I am so looking forward to rest of the year, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Best wishes,

Megan Borton



Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.

Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc .
Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]


[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.   For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[Artifacts are the items you consider to be representative of your academic interests and achievements. For each entry, include both an artifact and a detailed annotation.  An annotation is a reflective description of the artifact that attempts to communicate its significance.  For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

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