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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: A Three-Year Photojournal

by Helen Cothrel, hc261409@ohio.edu Every summer for the past three years, my mother and I have taken a day trip to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio. She fills her backpack with sandwiches and trail mix, and I fill every unused cubic inch of my camera bag with spare batteries. To me, the … Continue reading

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Nimloth’s Saga Episode 6: Lightning and Cowardice

The next installment of Nimloth’s Saga, a series told in first-person by a Dungeons and Dragons (Pathfinder) character. Warning: Violence follows. Having entered the basement of the manor, we are almost immediately thrown back into combat. I have stayed back from the group. I am beginning to feel drained, and know that I won’t be … Continue reading

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Attack of the Giant Space Diamonds!

Blogmaster Helen Cothrel, hc261409@ohio.edu Calm down, everybody. Giant space diamonds aren’t actually attacking–but they are out there, and eventually, our own Sun will join their ranks. One, for example, is BPM 37093, which was named “Lucy” in 2004 in tribute to the Beatles. Back in 2004, BBC News posted a short article about the star, but … Continue reading

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Nimloth’s Saga Episode 5: Ghastly Discoveries and an Evening Roast

The next installment of Nimloth’s Saga, a series told in first-person by a Dungeons and Dragons (Pathfinder) character. Warning: Violence follows. Inside the manor, we had already worked our way through a couple groups of bandits when we reached the door of the leader’s quarters. Tuesday knocked on the door, and we waited for a … Continue reading

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Nimloth’s Saga Episode 4: The Bandit Manor

The next installment of Nimloth’s Saga, a series told in first-person by a Dungeons and Dragons (Pathfinder) character. Warning: Violence follows. Having dispatched the bandits who had confronted us on the road, my company and I now faced the challenge of clearing out the manor. Perched on top of a hill, the crumbling three-story mansion … Continue reading

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Nimloth’s Saga Episode 2: Meet the Fighters

The next installment of Nimloth’s Saga, a series told in first-person by a Dungeons and Dragons (Pathfinder) character. Helen Cothrel, hc261409@ohio.edu Shortly after I became a druid, I began to cultivate a fascination with storms. It wasn’t long before I could call mist to my will, but I knew if I wanted to become stronger, … Continue reading