This is a picture I took of the Ohio Stadium during the Penn State game. This picture was taken on October 28, 2017 when Ohio State won in an action packed game 39-38. This picture is important to me because it was the first time I felt at home at The Ohio State University. Looking at this picture I see my friends I first met a few months ago, who have slowly but surely turned into my family. I see fans who bleed scarlet and gray for the team they love, showing full support and screaming at the top of their lungs. This picture is significant to me because going to football games with your best friends that you meet in college is part of the Ohio State experience. This picture makes me feel like I finally belong somewhere and makes me feel like I have people I can lean on. Looking at this picture I learned how to get out of my comfort zone and meet new people. I learned that college is the time for you to be yourself in order to find your true friends. Even though this stadium is full of Buckeyes, I know that college will give me the opportunity to make myself stand out like I may not have been able to do before. This artifact reminds me that home is at Ohio State and I can’t wait to make new memories and continue to explore during my career as a Buckeye.
This is a picture of my broomball team, taken right before our first game on October 1st, 2017. It was taken at the OSU Ice Rink in order to remind us of our first game. I selected this picture because playing broomball last night really helped me bond with my friends. It was the first competitive club I had joined at OSU and being part of a team made me feel great. We were encouraging and lifting each other up. We were able to use our communication and leadership skills from being part of Mount Scholars and walked away with a 4-0 win. Broomball is not something I would usually do, but my friends encouraged me to come out of my comfort zone and I ended up scoring and having a great time. I chose this artifact because my first broomball game is something that I will always remember and I know I want to keep playing. I learned how to communicate with my teammates along with how to act quickly and efficiently while under pressure. Broomball is a fast pace game so everything has to be done with speed. I look forward to more successful games with my fellow broomballers and enjoyed the challenge it brought.