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Bella Czajkowski

Journalism Student

Location icon United States

Special Projects Editor for The Lantern. National Culture Writer for Her Campus. Studying journalism with minors in global public health and neuroscience at The Ohio State University.

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The Lantern

The Lantern
07/08/2020
Columbus-area Rep. Beatty reflects on protests, looks to policy changes

U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty sees protesting as a way to incite legislative change - even though she was pepper-sprayed while doing so in May. Beatty (D-OH-3), who represents the congressional district that includes Ohio State's Columbus campus, joined Darrick Hamilton, executive director of Ohio State's Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, in a webinar Tuesday to discuss translating recent protests into lasting policy.

The Lantern
06/24/2020
Some students fear post-grad consequences of protesting

As students partake in nationwide protests against police and racial violence, they might not consider the effect their participation has on future employment. Brian Guerrero, senior director of the Center for Career and Professional Success in the college, said that employers and graduate or professional schools review applications holistically, looking at the context of situations such as protests.

The Lantern
06/08/2020
Office of Diversity and Inclusion holds webinar on racial tensions

After nearly two weeks of nationwide protests, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a panel discussing ways that Ohio State can address racial injustice Monday that drew almost 2,000 viewers. The panelists discussed increasing access to higher education for underrepresented and low-income groups, employing diverse faculty and staff, and placing an emphasis on self-education of racial injustices.

The Lantern
06/04/2020
Fall 2020 brings increased cost of attendance

The Board of Trustees approved an increase in tuition for first-year students and increases in housing, dining and healthcare for all students in a virtual meeting Wednesday.

The Lantern
06/03/2020
Institute for Teaching and Learning renamed after President Drake

The Institute for Teaching and Learning will be renamed in honor of outgoing University President Michael V. Drake. The Board of Trustees approved the name change to the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning Wednesday during a virtual meeting.

The Lantern
06/03/2020
Kristina M. Johnson approved as next University President

Kristina M. Johnson, formerly the State University of New York chancellor and once the undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, was approved by the Board of Trustees at a virtual meeting Wednesday and will assume her role Sept. 1.

The Lantern
03/14/2020
Ohio Union to remain polling location for primary election

Although Ohio State residence halls are closing for the semester, the Ohio Union will be open Tuesday for the primary election. Gov. Mike DeWine announced a ban on mass gatherings of 100 or more people in response to the coronavirus outbreak in a press conference Thursday.

Her Campus

Her Campus
04/29/2020
A College Student's Guide to Stitch Fix

When I get dressed for class, I typically grab some humdrum assortment of clothing and throw it on without much thought. I can usually avoid major fashion faux pas like stripes and polka dots or pink and red, but beyond that, I'm pretty much fashion-inept.

Her Campus
03/17/2020
Combating Winter Blues With Light Therapy

If you live in Ohio, you're probably no stranger to the winter blues brought on by overcast skies and temperatures hovering near freezing. You may notice a decline in energy levels and a shift in your mood over the winter months. This year, I decided to try out light therapy to combat the negative effects of a gloomy winter.

Medium

Medium
04/10/2020
Your Phone As IV Dopamine

At twenty years old, I've been told: "get off your phone" for approximately my entire life. My generation is known as "those darn kids that can't look up from their screens." And while I usually meet that statement with a not-so-subtle eye roll, I figure it's about time to dig into it.

Medium
04/10/2020
My University Classes Are Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

In addition to canceling in-person instruction until April, Ohio State mandated that no new, non-essential events could be scheduled on campus through at least April 20. Events that were on the calendar were to be reevaluated. University-sponsored international travel is suspended until April 20 as well.

Medium
03/09/2020
What is a Finsta Anyway?

"Did you hear who got arrested last night?" "No... what are you talking about?!" The missing link is probably a fake Instagram, or 'Finsta' where this private (evidently not-so-private) message was posted. A sizeable number of teenagers and twenty-something-year-olds create Instagram profiles separate from their main account to post more exclusive, often R-rated content.

Medium
01/25/2020
Coronavirus: A Week in Review

News of the coronavirus gave impeachment headlines a run for their money this week. As of Saturday morning, 1,354 people are infected globally. The death toll has climbed to 41. The virus, which was first identified in Wuhan, China, has sounded alarms across the world.

Medium
05/03/2020
Ohio State Alumni Kunal Parikh Named to Forbes 30 Under 30

Kunal Parikh was a first-year chemical engineering major in 2009 when he attended a webinar held by the Fisher College of Business that showed him how incorporating policy and entrepreneurship with technology could improve patient care. Parikh had been conducting research, but the webinar brought a new perspective of how such intersections could benefit his work.

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