Light Up North Area

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

I do not often get to go to holiday celebrations during this time of year. Between finals and traveling, it can be hard to fit it into my schedule. However, I made sure to make time this year for Light Up North Area. The student service group Ohio Staters holds this event every December, and since it was on the last day of classes, I was […]

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Why OSU should be in the playoffs

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

The Crimson Tide didn’t deserve our spot and I’m not done being angry about it. Here’s why I’m right: -We are conference champs. I mean, doesn’t that make us an obvious choice? ‘Bama doesn’t have a conference champ trophy, now do they? Especially not in a conference often considered the toughest by a variety of power ratings. Plus, since Wisconsin would have been in if they beat […]

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Athletics, Football

Learning to Study

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

In high school, I learned how to study. Having taken six AP courses my senior year, I had to learn how to effectively use my time to give adequate attention to each of my classes. When I came to college, however, I made a lot of friends who had not had a similar experience. For them, studying was an “occasional” and “maybe if I feel […]

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Academics, Classes, finals, midterms

The Art of Taking a (Well Deserved) Break

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

With Thanksgiving Break and final exams coming in quick succession, last week I faced quite a decision: to take a break, or not to take a break? This whole semester I feel as though I have had constant obligations. Every weekend there was a chemistry lab report to write, an anthropology paper due Sunday, and forty-some questions of biology homework. While I always managed to […]

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Things I Didn’t Need to Pack for College

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

There are a million lists out there of things to pack for college, but here’s a list of things you probably don’t need to pack. After getting settled in at Ohio State, there were definitely a few things I realized I wouldn’t be needing: leisure books and DVDs I don’t have time to read anything outside of my classes. I’ve watched one or two movies […]

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Dealing with Homesickness

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

When I was preparing for move-in day at Ohio State, I was so excited that the thought of becoming homesick never even crossed my mind. I couldn’t wait to meet my roommate, decorate the room, get involved in student organizations, and find out what life was like in college. In the days leading up to move-in, I spent every free minute going through my checklist […]

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Myth: You Can’t Cook in College

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

Everyone knows that college kids live off of ramen, pizza rolls, and anything else you can microwave. While I do shamelessly love my ramen and pizza rolls, it’s important to know that you actually can cook food in college! Most of the dorms have shared kitchens with stoves, ovens, and refrigerators. It’s great if you just want to bake some chocolate chip cookies, but you […]

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Deck the Dorm!

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

Well guys, we’ve finally made it to that last stretch of the semester. With finals looming over head and much studying to be done, there’s one great way to brighten up the atmosphere (literally)…Decorating! If you know me, you know that I love to decorate, and my dorm room is no exception. This year, my roommate and I have decorated with some wall decals, Christmas […]

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Bigger is Better (Pt. II)

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

When I first toured tOSU, the presenter said, “You can make a big school feel small, but you can’t make a small school feel big.” This was a big game-changer for me. After being here almost a full semester, I can say that Ohio State does not feel overwhelmingly big. A school this size is offers a greater percentage of people who share similar passions. […]

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Bigger is Better (Pt. I)

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

When I began my college search, I thought I wanted a small school. I never thought I’d end up at a school as large as Ohio State. If you’re reluctant to choose Ohio State because of its size, I assure you it’s not as scary as it sounds. My incoming freshman class is only 7,000 (only!). Ohio State attracts transfer students sophomore, junior, and senior […]

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