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Nothing says "Back to School" like Buck-i-Frenzy! Buck-i-Frenzy is Ohio State's annual welcome back festival hosted by corporate sponsors from the Columbus area. Over 20,000 students and hundreds of business attend each year. The festival carries the motto of "Four hours of friends, food, and free stuff!" and certainly lives up to that claim.
One of my favorite experiences this past year has been volunteering in MAcc Gives Back. This event occurs every spring and is open for participation by all MAcc students and professors. The goal is to "give back" to the local community of Columbus. This year, different groups went to different locations. My group volunteered at Clarfield Farm. This is a local farm that produces healthy produce for the Ohio community, and works closely with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
One of the difficult parts of being in such a short program is that by the time you start to get to know the city, you're almost done. This can sometimes make it hard for students to participate in community service. On the one hand, you have a whole year to volunteer. But on the other hand, it can be intimidating to finding a good cause immediately after moving to a new place.
Over spring break, my parents made the drive from Oklahoma to Ohio to come see me for a few days! We spent a few days seeing the different sights in Columbus, and it was really great to have some time off from school to enjoy everything Columbus has to offer!