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On Tuesday, November 5th, our peer mentor group went to Kafe Kerouac, which is located on north High Street. It can best be described as a small and peaceful coffee shop with a few couches, tables, and comfy seats. It’s very warm inside and has a very homey feel to it. When we went, there were quite a few OSU students studying there while enjoying warm drinks and breakfast foods and snacks. Personally, I enjoyed how quiet and homey the place felt. As soon as I walked in, I felt very relieved and relaxed. I would recommend this place to a friend if they ever want a different place to study that isn’t too far away from campus. I learned that it’s important to explore the area, because there are probably many off the map places that you may like. I plan on studying in this place in the future. In the picture below, you can see the counter in the background, as well as some bookshelves and paintings.
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My artifact is a squash trophy that I won this summer. I didn’t win 1st place, but I had my best performances in this tournament, where I beat 2 people who were significantly favored to win the match. It’s important to me because it was physical evidence of all the training and hard work that I put in for the months and even year before the tournament. I started playing in high school while all my opponents started in elementary and middle school, so they were always more experienced and talented than me. For the last year I’ve put in countless hours improving my game, and the results from this tournament were proof of that. The trophy serves as motivation for the future, because I realized that if you’re doing the right things and working hard, the results will show eventually.
My name is Corey Kovalovich, and I’m from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I’m majoring in aviation engineering, and am currently finishing my private pilots license. This will allow me to fly virtually wherever I want with as many passengers as I want. My career goal is to become an airline pilot for American Airlines based in Philly. Outside of class, I enjoy playing squash (I’m ranked top 100 in the country), playing baseball and spike ball for fun, flying, watching/ going to baseball games, and hanging with the boys. At OSU, I’m #1 on the squash team, and I hope to join the flight team and maybe a few intramural sports teams next semester. The first picture is of me at London Heathrow on my way to India to visit my family freshman year of high school (on this trip I realized I wanted to pursue flying), and the second is me this year going to India again. I also have a Shiba Inu named Sheeba. I’m excited to spend my next 4 years here at OSU
Top 5 Strengths
1. Kindness- I would have been surprised if this wasn’t my number 1, because I think the majority of people would agree kindness is my top strength. I feel like I’m constantly looking to make other people’s days better and looking for ways to help others.
2. Love of learning- I enjoy mastering and learning new subjects for the most part. I don’t shy away from the unknown.
3. appreciation of beauty- I enjoy taking in the beauty of the environment around me, and for the most part, try to find beauty in unappealing situations.
4. Forgiveness- I’m pretty forgiving, just because I make a lot of mistakes, and expect other people to forgive me when I offend them.
5. prudence- for the most part, I feel like I put a lot of thought into things before I act. I do make mistakes a lot, but I try to reflect and learn from the past so I can prevent them in the future.