On October 8th, my siblings and I ran the Chicago Marathon. This has been an anticipated event since we signed up last November. It has been an aspect of school since I started at OSU, making sure I found time to go running in preparation. It has helped me realize that going for a run in the morning before my classes is a great way to wake me up and help me feel good about the day.
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Overall, this past semester has been a huge transition period, as I got used to living on my own. I have done very well academically, and the classes I was in were very inspiring for my future teaching career. For example, my African Studies class has allowed me to see how important it is to introduce a more diverse set of literature in the classroom. This semester I am starting FEEP, which will give me another opportunity to develop teaching skills. Life has changed a lot since high school but I am proud of where I have gotten and where I plan to go.
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This year I joined Broom ball with my fellow Mounties. At first I was hesitant because it was late on a Sunday night but I am so glad I did not miss this opportunity. My whole life I have been in sports and when I think about it, all of them helped me improve academically as well. They give me a way to release my stress in a productive manner and wake me up both physically and mentally, ready to focus on school. Broom ball, while not the same sport as what I played at home, gives me a sense of familiarity and comfort.
My name is Rebecca Spector and I can’t wait to start school at Ohio State. I am going in as an English Education major and hope to earn a minor in Spanish. In the past, I’ve been a big participant in both figure skating and water polo, although I’ve decided not to further either in college. I plan to participate in as many clubs as I can handle, one of them being GIVE. This past summer I went on a service trip with GIVE to Tanzania, and have since then become an ambassador for the program. I am excited to be a leader for GIVE as well as find other ways to help Ohio State grow.