Catfish Comes to Campus

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Nev Shulman spends a night with OSU students talking friendship and finding oneself

“Remember, you don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends you can be certain of.”

The best way to sum up how Nev Shulman, Creator and Producer of MTV’s ‘Catfish’, addressed students Monday night at the Ohio State University Union Ballroom. An excited crowd listened as Nev spoke  about his experiences and knowledge of life since his documentary and show, both titled ‘Catfish’, have found fame.

Using the hashtag #CatfishonCampus, students were able to interact with Nev and members of the Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) throughout the event via Twitter and Instagram. Nev even started off the show by standing in various parts of the room so audience members could snap and post pictures to their favorite social media sites.

Quoting people such as Ghandi during the event, Nev inspired students to challenge themselves in all aspects of life, but especially that of finding great friendship. He told a story of how his older brother once told him that although he loved him, he didn’t especially like him at that time. The story changed Nev’s life, by him finding what was important in life, and that was his relationships with those close to him.

Although I am not an active viewer of the hit show, I was able to find Nev’s stories enlightening and interesting. When scanning through the feed of #CatfishonCampus, it is easy to realize that everyone else there had the same experience. Being able to chat with other members of the audience during the show through Twitter was a great bonus to a terrific show.

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