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Hog Creek Review
Ohio State Lima 2013

Contributors
Natalie Allen Natalie is a senior at Ohio State Lima, majoring in English and minoring in Creative Writing.
Sarah Amstutz Sarah is from Bluffton, Ohio. She graduated in the spring semester with her Bachelor of Science in Education. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Education program at Ohio State Lima. She will graduate next May with a license to teach early childhood education.
Kyle Bird Kyle is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Amy Bodenmiller Amy is a junior at Ohio State Lima, majoring in English. Her hobbies include horseback riding with a focus on dressage, volunteer work with an organization called Mini Adventures, and (of course) writing. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2014, but is not sure about her career path yet.
Reed Bok Reed is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Emily Brill Emily is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Samm Burkholder Samm is a freshman at Ohio State Lima, and even though she is not an English or Creative Writing major, she loves to write poetry. Writing poetry is only one of her hobbies, which also include drawing, reading, and listening to music. What inspired her for this work was actually her assignment for poetry class. She was comparing and contrasting Sylvia Plath’s "Daddy" and "Lady Lazarus," which got her to try a new style of writing.
Alex Champasouk Alex is a Biology major, working towards a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Ohio State Lima. He excels in today's technology, covering broad areas such as hardware, software, network, diagnostics, and solutions. He has a strong interest in the thirst for knowledge. He seeks out the answers to any questions that he comes up with. He believes that if you are well-rounded (a Jack of all trades), your overall happiness and well-being remains healthy. His hobbies are paper-crafting, wood-crafting, constructing circuits, video-gaming, and swimming. His dream is to become a successful dermatologist in order to help everyone from teenagers to elderly adults with various skin problems and diseases. Alex finds it hard to describe himself in one biography because he is forever learning and growing. With the slightest interest he has, Alex feels that knowledge is right in front of him. He just has to reach out and grab it.
Shannon Dew Shannon is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Christian Downey Christian is an eighth year senior attending The Ohio State University at Lima, majoring in English. He enjoys reading and photography, when he is not being oppressed with vast amounts of work given to him by his tyrannical professors. He plans to graduate in spring of 2014, as long as the aforementioned professors allow him. His story was inspired by the world’s greatest teachers, Doug and Beth Sutton-Ramspeck, and his photography is inspired by time spent with family.
Jordane Duffy Jordane is a senior at Ohio State Lima, graduating this summer with her Bachelor of Arts in English. In the autumn, she will be at Bowling Green State University, working towards her Masters in School Counseling. Terrence Malick’s philosophical and powerfully poetic films inspired her to write this paper for Professor John Hellman’s 21st-Century Auteur film course.
Paige Dukowitz Paige is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Jaime Feathers Jaime is a senior at Ohio State Lima, majoring in English with a Creative Writing minor. Her hobbies include horseback riding and wildlife rehabilitation. She spends most of her free time reading, writing, and taking care of her dogs: one loveable Boxer and one semi-psychotic Chihuahua. She wrote “The Unsung Hero of Harry Potter: Neville Longbottom” because she knows how many children are overlooked in life, and that sometimes they’re the ones with the most to offer the world. They deserve all the encouragement they can get.
Sterling Fenwick Sterling is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Haley Fickel Haley is currently a freshman at Ohio State Lima, majoring in Psychology. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she plans to work towards a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She researched the articles summarized in her academic essay in a Psychology class and found that she really enjoyed doing research within the psychology field.
Troy Fisher Troy is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Blake Gerdeman Blake is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Josh Heatwole Josh is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Kelsie Heise Kelsie is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Adam Hemmer Adam is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Jeffrey Hollstein Jeffrey is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Evan Humes Evan is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Ashley Jennings Ashley is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Rachel Kahle Rachel is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Ryan Kinn Ryan is a junior at Ohio State Lima, majoring in Biology (Pre-Dentistry). His hobbies include fishing, playing the piano, and boating. He was inspired to research freshwater mussels because of his interest in aquatic ecosystems.
Katherine Kleffner Katherine is a senior at Ohio State Lima, majoring in History with a minor in English. She plans to attend Bowling Green State University in the fall to begin her graduate studies in History. She enjoys reading fiction about Victorian detectives and drinking hot tea while rain runs down her windows. She wrote her essay for a class that was on sexuality.
Gary Klopfenstein Gary is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Haley Lange Haley is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Bryan Laue Bryan is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Taylor Loxley Taylor is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Kayla Luangraj Kayla is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Zachary Lucas Zachary is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Chelsea Luebrecht Chelsea is a senior at Ohio State Lima, majoring in English and minoring in Creative Writing. Her hobbies, which she is sure seem redundant, include reading and writing.
Brittney “Fallan” Maunz Brittney will begin her sophomore year at Ohio State Lima this fall. Her major is Psychology. She enjoys art, photography, camping, music, and attending concerts. Her dream is to become a concert photographer but she plans to earn a degree in psychology and work with photography on the side. She completed her photos during her time in Brad Olson's photography class this past spring.
Josh McCoy Josh is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Jenny Mills Jenny is a senior at Ohio State Lima and has declared herself as an English major, although she had also considered being a History major, with a minor in Theatre. She may actually graduate within a year, which seems unbelievable considering that this is her fifth go-round at college in the past sixteen years. Much of her poetry and fiction is inspired by the relationships within her own family. She writes about her children, about motherhood, and about her own childhood. These are the things that are closest to her and that define her most clearly.
Ariana Mojica Ariana is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Kaitlyn Morrisey Kaitlyn is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Sam Newport Sam is studying necromancy in the hopes of reviving Anton Chekhov and Wilfred Owen.
Taylor Norberg As of January 2013, Taylor has started her senior block in Early Childhood Education. Her hobbies are: music (guitar), backpacking, beer, excessive daydreaming, and making inattentive errors in mathematics. She does not plan poems and as a result, they may suck. However, she believes that judging art is ludicrous to begin with. Her eyes are green and her favorite color is red.
Zach Reneau Zach is a 59th year senior (or so it seems). His hobbies include enthusing about obscure writers and little else.
Hannah Rhodes Hannah is a senior at The Ohio State University at Lima, soon graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education. She has many hobbies, some of which include writing, drawing, and photography. After visiting Japan, she hopes to teach English there, specifically in Harima-Cho. She was able to go and visit Japan with the Lima Sister Cities Association, and was hosted by a wonderful family in Harima-Cho. One of her favorite destinations was Himeiji Castle, where she took this picture. Her academic essay has to less to do with where she wishes to teach, and more to do with teaching in general, and vital aspects of it. It reflects her position on the controversial movement to arm teachers, and compares the proposition to other proposed methods. The essay reflects facets of one of her greatest goals, but she hopes that it holds meaning for others as well. She hopes you will enjoy it.
Kelly Richards Kelly is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Briana Ripke Briana is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Faiz Rizvi Faiz is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Roy Rojas Roy is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Meghan Ryba Meghan is a sophomore at Ohio State Lima, majoring in Biology. After finishing her undergraduate program, she hopes to go to graduate school and become a Physical Therapist. Her hobbies are traveling and photography. Her photographs are often inspired by her travels.
Abigail Scalf Abigail is a senior at Ohio State Lima, majoring in English with minors in Classics and Creative Writing. She lives in Lima with her boyfriend, two roommates, two cats, an ankle biter, and a fish.
Drew Schroeder Drew is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Alexander Sciranka Alexander is a freshman at Ohio State Lima. He is majoring in History and hopes to be a professor of the subject. He like to write, sing, and make people laugh.
Melissa Shobe Melissa is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Garrett Simpson Garrett is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Tessa Simpson Tessa is a current Ohio State Lima student. 
Gena Smith Gena is a senior at Ohio State Lima, majoring in English.
Michael Snider Michael is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Kari Swygart Kari is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Brooke Teman Brooke is a sophomore at Ohio State Lima and will be heading down to the Columbus campus this fall. She is majoring in Visual Communication Design.
Kati Thain Kati is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Carlene Thomas Carlene is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Braden True Braden is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Ashley Wagner Ashley is a junior at Ohio State Lima, majoring in Business. She wrote this academic essay for her second writing course. She enjoys running outdoors, even though she may not be good at it, and she absolutely loves the Cleveland Indians. Go Tribe! She plans on graduating with her BSBA in spring of 2014 and has not decided if she will continue her education with an MBA or start a career upon graduation.
Jacob Wechta Jacob is a senior student at Ohio State Lima, majoring in History. He finds that keeping a historical perspective is an important part of every-day life. This also represents the approach he took to understanding the work of the authors discussed in his essay. He is a hockey player, and music is another of his hobbies. Having his work published is important to him because he intends to continue writing professionally throughout his life.
Kendra Wheeler Kendra is a senior at Ohio State Lima, majoring in Psychology. She works in the Academic Advising Office as the Junior Advising Counselor. This essay was written for one of Dr. Leite’s psychology courses.
Drew Wickline Drew is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Monique Wilbert Monique is a current Ohio State Lima student.
Renée Wildermuth Renée is a Continuing Education student at Ohio State Lima, where she is studying English this semester. She hopes to acquire a full-time teaching position at the secondary or middle school level for the upcoming academic year. She lived in the Miami metro area for 9 years, studying Linguistics and then teaching ESOL to adult speakers.
Abigail Young Abigail is currently attending Ohio State Lima, but will transfer to Bowling Green in the Fall of 2013. She is inspired by daily events involving nature, family, and friends, as well as life-changing experiences, such as birth and death. She enjoys taking photographs, writing poetry, painting, and juggling in her free time.
Benjamin Young Benjamin is a freshman at Ohio State Lima, majoring in Psychology.