Odd things no one tells you to bring to college

Written by    Jul 17, 2018

Move-in is a month(ish) away. Are you ready? If you’re a freshman, you’re probably not. It’s okay. We’ve all been there. There are tons of lists out there that assure you they tell you everything you need for college. Problem is, these lists suck. Thanks, we had no idea we needed a pillow and sheets. So here are some items that you don’t really see on […]

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Advice, University Housing

Freshman Year Survival Tip #2: Your Professors Don’t Hate You!

Written by    Jul 6, 2018

I know I’ve mentioned this in some of my previous posts, but I personally feel as though this point is important enough to be reiterated thousands of times.  Entering my freshman year here at Ohio State, I was CONVINCED that my professors would all hate me. From television shows to the stories that my high school teachers told me, everybody and everything seemed to depict […]

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Review: Spring 2018 Classes

Written by    Jun 15, 2018

Psychology 2220— Data Analysis in Psychology Instructor: Seth Miller Location: Hitchcock 035 Hours: This course is three credit hours and consists of three 55-minute lectures per week (mine were Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:20 to 11:15). Outside of class I spent an average of 30-45 minutes per week on this class. Textbooks: Our required textbook was Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (Fourth Edition) by […]

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The Lights Fest Columbus

Written by    Jun 15, 2018

I saw an ad almost a year ago that The Lights was coming to Columbus — a festival where thousands of people release floating lanterns into the night sky. If you know me even a little, you know I’m Disney-obsessed, and my all-time favorite Disney movie is Tangled. So I got tickets. And I lived out my dream. So, first of all, let me say […]

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Columbus, Events

New Zealand Blog 9: Back to the Hobbit Hole

Written by    Jun 15, 2018

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien in the voice of Gandalf, “The Fellowship of the Ring” Coming to this study abroad, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go out the door. This past academic year was a […]

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New Zealand Blog 8: Hobbit Culture vs. Men Culture

Written by    Jun 15, 2018

I guess I should talk about work, because I am “technically” on a global project to “work”. What I’ve observed the most is a stark difference in business cultures between the United States and New Zealand. American business schools, Fisher or anywhere else, breed a certain standard for work. Americans have the stereotype of living to work, putting business over all else, burning out after […]

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Freshman Year Survival Tip #1: Essential Packing List

Written by    Jun 7, 2018

If you’re about to enter your first year of college, you (like all of us older students once did) will probably find yourself wondering what to pack if you will be living in an on-campus residence hall.  Though every student will differ in packing needs and preferences, I’ve prepared a list of some items that I personally found very helpful throughout my first year here […]

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5 things that are “worth it”

Written by    Jun 7, 2018

Around summertime, especially if you’re an incoming freshman, you have a lot of emails coming in about a lot of decisions you need to make. What meal plan, where you’ll live, if you’ll life with someone you know, what classes to take, yada yada yada. It’s hard to decide what choices you should take a risk on, and with what choices you should just go […]

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Dining, Food, Football, Housing, School Spirit, Student Life

New Zealand Blog 7: Decisions and Time

Written by    Jun 1, 2018

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien in the voice of Gandalf, “The Fellowship of the Ring” Living by yourself, and supporting yourself in a foreign country especially, means making decisions for yourself. This is difficult for three reasons: money, energy, and satisfaction. I’m sure my fellow readers are getting a little sick […]

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Study Abroad

New Zealand Blog 6: I’m Going On Multiple Adventures

Written by    May 31, 2018

Let’s talk ~Auckland Adventures~ – some of the highlights of mini trips here in New Zealand. (Imagine if Frodo wrote this blog. “Today, Gollum fell into the depths of Mordor with the one ring. I’m going to miss that little guy! And Gollum too!”) I’m going to separate each of the four adventures by a character in “The Hobbit” or “Lord of the Rings” that […]

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