ohio state university

As some of you may know, I go to college at Ohio state university. As some of you may have heard, there was a school shooting this morning.

So I guess the place to start is saying I’m safe. Luckily, I didn’t have a class this morning so I was in my dorm when the shooting occurred. The shooting took place right outside my dorm. I woke up to the sound of gun shots, and this email.

Apparently, one guy went in the building and pulled the fire alarm, and when everyone evacuated the shooter drove his car through the crowd, got out and started slashing at people with a machete, and then pulled out a gun. 9 people are hospitalized, thankfully only 1 in critical condition. This is a first hand account from someone there.

The shooter was killed. This is the view from my dorm window. It’s grainy, but you can see a dead body on the a white sheet surrounded by cones.

My friend was in a classroom directly across from the shooting. this is from his snapchat.

Police are still looking for the second accomplice. I haven’t left my dorm. I still have friends locked in their classrooms. This shouldn’t happen.

College Confession #8

My dorm wasn’t wasn’t feeling halloween-y enough.  So naturally, I went to the Engineering lab (because they don’t check what you print lol) and printed out 192 skeleton war posters (8 unique posters times 24 each) and plastered them all over the walls of all 4 floors and the stairwells at 1 AM.

Come morning no one knew how to react. They’re everywhere and our dorm is quite spooky indeed.

- Ohio State University

Bertha Lamme Feicht

(1869–1943) Engineer

Bertha Feicht is considered to be the first American woman to earn a degree in a discipline of engineering other than civil engineering. Her thesis addressed mechanical and electrical engineering. After graduation she accepted a position at Westinghouse as the first woman engineer at that firm. In 1973 the Westinghouse Educational Foundation created a scholarship in her name.

Number 160 in an ongoing series celebrating remarkable women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


Breaking: Ohio State University reports active shooter on campus

  • Ohio State University’s emergency management team tweeted Monday morning of an active shooter on its campus
  • The shooter is reportedly at Watts Hall, which the school website lists as a “materials science and engineering” building. 
  • Thus far no information has been released on whether there have been injuries or fatalities. This is a developing story

Midsummer’s night, moonwalkers, murdered med student…

1896- Emerson McMillin Observatory on W. 12th Ave. dedicated. June 16.

1911- Area children play fairies and sprites in Browning Society’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Mirror Lake Hollow. June 12.

1914- Northside residents battle city for bridge extending Indianola Ave. over Glen Echo Ravine. June 12.

1917- School of Military Aviation cadets at Ohio State bunk and study in Hayes Hall. Ohio Union is their mess hall. June 13.

1929- Roommates identify body of medical student Theora Hix at morgue. Last seen at University Hospital on the previous evening. Found savagely murdered at Westside lover’s lane. June 14.

1971- First man on moon, astronaut, and Ohio son Neil Armstrong is Spring Quarter Commencement speaker. June 11.

1997- Cloudburst causes graduation ceremonies at Ohio Stadium to be cancelled. Only second time ever. June 13.


You know West Side Story. But, have you ever seen West Side Story performed and depicted by a marching band? Check out The Ohio State University’s unique performance of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite.


Ohio State University students thought that their home was haunted. They would notice their cupboards, oven, and microwave mysteriously left open all the time. They thought they had a “ghost.” One day they decided to search the house they were living on off campus and discovered a locked door down the basement. They got the door unlocked and found a fully furnished room with pictures of a man and what seemed to be his family.

The man had been living there un-noticed and would ocasionally let himself into the student’s home. He would help himself to their food and such.