Scholars G.O.A.L.S Spring Project

I wanted to focus on helping the community and providing people in need with items to make them happy. I plan to learn how to crochet and make blankets for people in the hospital and the homeless.This aligns with the Service Engagement Honors & Scholars Goal. Homeless is a social issue and as the winter time comes up they will be freezing. I want to make something that will bring them comfort and warmth in the cold months. I plan to learn how to crochet over the winter break. Over the spring semester I want to make at least two blankets if not more. I want one to go to a homeless person and one to an ill child in the hospital. The first step is to get the materials and watch YouTube videos on how to crochet. I will start making simple crochet squares to practice before I start the blanket. I believe I can have these steps by the end of January. 


Columbus To Do List: Part 2


For my Columbus to do list part two I continued the ice cream and desserts path. I went to  Whit’s Custard, Graeter’s Ice Cream, and Kittie’s Cakes. Whit’s Custard is the furthest from Torres House. There isn’t many options to choose from. There are three flavors: vanilla, chocolate and Whit’s special weekly flavor. I had the regular vanilla flavor. The weekly flavor was Caramel Pecan Pie, which looked good but I did not want to take any chances of it being nasty. I also appreciate that they have vegan options. They are trying to include everybody and gain more customers. The custard was good, but it I prefer ice cream. There was great service was also and they stay open during the winter months. The next place is Graeter’s Ice Cream which I really enjoyed it. The staff were really friendly and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. They cared about my experience from beginning to end mad sure I chooses a flavor I enjoyed. I had gotten peppermint ice cream and it had real peppermint candy pieces in it. Peppermint flavor was really out of my comfort zone, but I tried it because the lady had recommended it to me. I was surprised to see that I had enjoyed the flavor. It was a refreshing but tastes good taste. They also had theses cakes and pies that looked so delicious. The prices for the ice cream was very reasonable and I feel like I definitely got my money’s worth. Lastly, I went to Kittie’s Cakes. I went to the bakery to get the famous cinnamon rolls but I was disappointed. By the time I got there they were already sold out. I don’t understand why they don’t make abundance when it seems like that’s their most popular item. I had gotten a mini cupcake. It was good but I don’t wow me. I also think it was pricy for the size and flavor. The bakery was set up really cute. I fell in love with how it looked and the smell of all the baked goods as soon as you walk in. My favorite experience was Graeter’s. Everything from the staff to the flavor of ice cream was amazing. I learned that Columbus has a lot of neat bakery and ice cream shops around town. Also from just traveling the city to go to these sites I see plenty of little cute boutiques and food places that I never knew about. This project made me want to go explore more of what Columbus has to offer. There’s so many shops that site along high street that can be easily accessed by bus. I recommend that anybody could try any of these places because they are all so different. If you go to Kittie’s I recommend going early so you can try the cinnamon roll. These ice cream parlors are also surrounded by other things that can make the trip worth it. Everyone should try these places, you can also find an ice cream flavor you’ve never had that you might like because they do serve some bizarre flavors. 

Columbus To Do List: Part 1

For my Columbus to do list I choose the ice cream and desert them list. I choice this theme because I love ice cream and I am most excited about trying new flavors. The first place I choose was Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream on N High Street. Jeni’s was a very small place. There was no seating area, so we just had to order and go. The flavors are really unique and they have many dairy free options. For example one flavor was Texas Sheet Cake, Sweet Potato With Torched Marshmallows Pint, and Dark Chocolate Truffle. I got had got Frose Sorbet Pint on a waffle cone. Another place we visited was PattyCake Bakery. The staff were really nice and friendly and let me try multiple ice cream flavors.PattyCake had a really nice environment and a place for you to sit and enjoy your desert. I love that they cater to the vegan needs and have delicious desserts. I love the blue and pink vibe they have going on because those are my two favorite colors. I had order an old school oatmeal raisin cookie. The cookie tasted amazing, but I do not know it if it was work the $2.50. I would definitely recommend these two places to friends and I can see myself coming back to both. These places could be really nice date nights or even a good place to take your family. The picture I took I was at Jeni’s holding up my ice cream in front of the sign. 

Mentor Interview

I had a meeting with both Jamie and Taylor. We decided to meet Thursday the 26th in the City and Regional Planning lab at Knowlton. The meeting started at 12 and we talked for about a hour. This meeting was the first interaction I had with my mentor since the scholars tour downtown. Must of our meeting was based around talking about City and Regional planning because I am think about changing my major to it. They helped me understand more about CPR and what the program is all about. We also talked how my first semester was going and if I was liking eve so far. Jamie and Taylor also gave me a few tips to help me get through my first semester of studio since I seem to really be struggling. They insured me that I will be able to pass as long as I do what is required of me. After this meeting I feel more comfortable reaching out to Jamie and Taylor if I need any help.


First Impression of Ohio State

Welcome week was a very overwhelming experience for me being a new student, but it made Ohio State feel very welcoming. Move in day was my second time being on campus and I was scared to say the least. Having activities during welcome week forced me to leave my dorm and explore the different things campus has to offer. I also had the opportunity to get involved in different tasks and make friends while doing so.

When I decided to major in Architecture I had no idea what to expect from my class or the major. After going through my first two weeks of class I can say I was completely surprised by the classes. The class that surprised me the most was studio because I did not know what to expect going into a class like that. I under estimated the amount of time and dedication that class would take from me, but I am enjoying it. I also really enjoy my African American Studies class because it is a break from all the Architecture work and I get to interact with people from many different majors.

Adjusting to the college life as been easy for me so far. I do not think it has really dawned on me yet that I will not be returning home for a couple of months. One thing I am really struggling with is having to share a bathroom with so many people and a room with somebody else. This is the first time I have had to ever share a room with another person and I am missing my private space. Other then that I am making OSU my home. I really like my class schedule because I have enough time between each class and I don’t have to wake up super early or finish super late.

My expectations for my first few weeks on college where met. The food is better than what I expected and I have way more options then I thought I would. I was able to meet some really friendly people who have made my time so far at Ohio State fun. I was able to join clubs and learn about new activities I have always been interested in. Scholars was a program that I had know idea what I was getting involved into. I had never heard of the program or knew anybody that was involved in it. I am glad that I join because I love the values that the Scholars stand for and I can not wait to get father involved.

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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email 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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email 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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email Delete these instructions and add your own post.]