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COLUMBUS, OHIO / UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 11,2018:  The renovation of the historic Mirror Lake District at The Ohio State University was completed in August 2018.  This is an iconic campus landmark .
COLUMBUS, OHIO / UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 11,2018: The renovation of the historic Mirror Lake District at The Ohio State University was completed in August 2018. This is an iconic campus landmark .

The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)

Undergraduate Population: 45,769
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College Newspaper: The Lantern


Mackenzie Kazin
Hometown: Hickory Hills, IL
High School: Amos Alonzo Stagg High School 
Year in College: Class of 2023
Major: Secondary English/Language Arts Education pre-major
Mackenzie’s Places: The Ohio State University Marching Band (OSUMB) playing mellophone in E row, the Ohio State Athletic Band, and I am a newly active brother in the Eta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, honorary band fraternity. I was just currently elected as the chapter historian for Kappa Kappa Psi. University Honors program through the college of Education and Human Ecology (EHE), Stadium Scholarship Program (2020-2021). 
Reach out to Mackenzie on Instagram: @m.kazin  


Matt Friedman
Hometown: Solon, Ohio
High School: Solon High school
Year in College: Class of 2021
Major:  Civil Engineering Major, was Computer Science and Engineering for my first year and a half
Matt’s places I have been in Athletic Band for the last four years. Marching Band for the last two. I was the D3 club my freshman year, an entrepreneurial club for STEM startup companies. I was in STEM EE scholars my first two years. And I interned at the Mannik Smith Group last summer as a Transportation Engineering intern
Reach out to Matt on Instagram: @matthewfriedman24


Erin Jackson
Hometown: Centerville, Ohio
High School: Centerville High School
Year in College: Class of 2021
Major: Early Childhood Education
Erin’s places: Treasurer for the Duck Club (2017-2019 School), Apparel Chair for Kappa Phi Kappa (2018-2019), Buck-I-SERV Trip Leader for Ohio Student Education Association (2019-2020), Vice President of Membership for Kappa Kappa Psi (2019-2020), Vice President of Programs for Kappa Kappa Psi (August 2020-2021)
Reach out to Erin on Instagram: @erinj.journey 



Matt Brewer
Hometown: North Royalton, Ohio
High School: North Royalton High school
Year in College: Class of 2021
MajorEngineering Physics with a concentration in Aerospace. I also have a minor in astronomy and astrophysics
Matt’s Places: Kappa Kappa Psi at Ohio State which is a service fraternity that serves the bands at Ohio state. I am also a member of the Buckeye Space Launch Initiative.
Reach out to Matt on Twitter: @brewer86m


New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen talks with Ohio State University students about life at one of the largest state schools in the country. Are classes that manageable or too big? What’s it like to play in the “Best Damn Band in the Land?” How is college different from high school? Our panel talks about these questions and offers thoughts on long distance relationships, finding a first year roommate, how they learned time management and more!

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Buckeye space launch initiative (rocket building club)
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