I’m excited to be in #OilerNation, 7,935 long miles away from my home in Dhaka, Bangladesh! Keeping busy shouldn’t be difficult with my double major in journalism/digital media and environmental, safety & occupational health management, but I like it that way. I’m planning to jump right into campus activities, and anxious to be involved in causes that make difference. You may find me on the stage or with a camera in my hands. This will be my story of making Findlay my home.
A few weeks ago, I was walking on campus with a friend of mine from the pre-vet program, and we were talking about Thanksgiving and Christmas. Suddenly Khalil (my friend) asked me, “Hey! Do you want to come to my home for Thanksgiving break?” His mother had invited me and some other friends to their home once before, so this time I knew I had to go. I went to their place for Thanksgiving in Columbus, and how those five days went is hard to explain in words!
It felt for a moment that I could be at my own home! Khalil’s mom, Aunt Maleha made so many delicious foods for us every day. For every single dish she made a vegetarian version just so that I could eat. On an off note, did I tell you that I’m a vegetarian? … Read More »
During my very first week here at the University of Findlay, freshmen had the opportunity to attend a session where representatives from more than 100 clubs and student organizations and representatives from the different majors were present. At this session, I had the chance to meet theatre faculty members, Meriah Sage and Carl Walling. At first glance, they both gave me this feeling of acceptance that I couldn’t ignore. So I went to them and started talking about my passion for acting, how from a very early age I loved storytelling and tried this in different forms, from acting in advertisements and music videos to documentaries and television series. They were so patient in hearing my stories. They shared that at UF you can work in different parts of theatre. Do you like working backstage on lighting, sets, costumes or … Read More »
Have you ever felt an emptiness in your heart that you’re not sure how to fill? I’ve felt it many times after coming here to Findlay. I’ve had moments when I’ve felt I am all alone. In those moments, my thoughts go to my friends back home who loved me every day of my life. They made me feel protected and so special. In coming to Findlay, I worried that I wouldn’t have friends because I am different from so many other UF students. But I can proudly say that I do have friends now. If I can do it, then you can do it too, trust me! I believe if you want something, then the universe also tries to get that thing to you. It’s walking on that path every day.
Here are some things that have helped me to … Read More »
When you go to a new place, whether it’s a new city/new school/new country, everyone needs to make some adjustments with the new things they’re naturally faced with. There may be things that bother you, but still, you try to adjust to them.
Beginning college is an adjustment for everyone, but being in a different culture and country presents some different challenges. So I thought about it. What are the top things that are new for me — both the exciting ones and not so exciting ones? Here it goes:
1. Greetings. “Hi, how are you? I am great. Thanks. How are you?” … and maybe you are going to get the answer or maybe not. This whole greeting thing is something that I was never used to. Back home, (Bangladesh. If you have not read my first blog, then please do!) whenever we … Read More »
Hi! If you are wondering who I am or why you should even be interested to meet me, here’s my backstory. My full name is Sadia Akhter Aurna, but I prefer to be called Aurna. If you are having some trouble with pronouncing that, it sounds a little like “aura.”
I am from Bangladesh. If you are one of those many who are wondering where the heck that is, then don’t worry — that’s what I’m here for! And if you already know, then please bear with me. Bangladesh is a very small country with a very large population in South Asia. Some of our neighboring countries are India, Myanmar, Pakistan and Nepal. There is a high chance that some of your clothes are made in Bangladesh, as this country is the second largest supplier of ready-made garments — more … Read More »