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  • Buckeyes 1100: Getting Around

    Written by: | August 15, 2014

    Welcome to the third survival guide post in the Buckeyes 1100 series! (check out parts 1 and 2: class-related tips and my essential packing list)

    Even though it rarely takes me more than 15 minutes to walk most places on campus, it’s handy to know how to use the bus system when it’s cold, dark, or—like me—you’re lazy.

    The best way to get around campus faster is the campus-area bus service, CABS. It’s free and stops at every stop (sadly rendering the “stop” buttons useless :( ). Of course, it doesn’t help to try to use the bus if it confuses the heck out of you. Here’s a beginners guide to the bus system:

    Download the bus map and timetables from http://ttm.osu.edu/system-map

    Download the bus map and timetables from http://ttm.osu.edu/system-map


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    Topics: Advice, Campus Life, Student Life, Weather | 3 Comments »

    Adventures in Recruiting VII: The 1 Commandments

    Written by: | August 12, 2014

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    Topics: Advice, Author, Honors & Scholars, The Future | 2 Comments »

    Buckeyes 1100: Essential Packing List

    Written by: | August 8, 2014

    Welcome back to Buckeyes 1100! Check out part I with my class-related tips here. In this post, I present to you my Essential Packing List: Things You’ll Probably Forget Edition. These are things I needed to buy after I got to school/am so glad I brought/am afraid I’m going to forget/am definitely bringing with me this year. Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: Advice, Author, Campus Life, Student Life, Weather | 1 Comment »

    Buckeyes 1100: The Syllabus?

    Written by: | August 2, 2014

    Welcome to Buckeyes 1100, a series about things that are GTK (good to know!) for freshman year.

    In my next few posts, I’m going to discuss things I would have liked to know before starting freshman year—things that are different at Ohio State or things I never would have thought of before experiencing freshman year.

    No one is ready for class yet, but here’s a warm-up exercise so your brain doesn’t break into pieces on the first day. Here are a few class-related things that are handy to know:

     

    Textbooks:

    BEWARE!: before you buy anything, realize that the “required materials” listed on the OSU bookstore site (besides sometimes being really confusing) don’t always match up with what your prof wants you to have.

    Sometimes really awesome profs will email you before classes start or post on Carmen and tell you exactly what you need. Otherwise, the popular “wait until after the first day of class to get your books” method, though risky, is sometimes worth it.

    How to access your customized textbook list from BuckeyeLink

    How to access your customized textbook list from BuckeyeLink

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    Topics: Academics, Advice, Author, Classes, midterms, Textbooks | 2 Comments »

    Adventures in Recruiting VI: 3, 2, 1…GO!

    Written by: | August 1, 2014

    Start Line at Columbus Marathon

    Start Line at Columbus Marathon

    Ohio State’s freshman application for admission to the University in autumn 2015 is now available! Read the rest of this entry »

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    Taking Classes in the Summer

    Written by: | July 29, 2014

    When you think of summer, you typically think of vacation, hot sunny days, and hours upon hours of relaxation. You might even be thinking about a study abroad trip in Asia or an internship at a major corporation. What don’t you think of? Taking classes. It’s an option that is always available but not many of us take. For some people, it’s necessary. For others, it’s just a guaranteed way to ruin the three months of freedom you have planned out. As one of the (relatively) few students taking classes in the summer, I’ve noticed that there are both advantages and disadvantages to hanging out on campus when everyone is gone. For people who are contemplating whether or not to take summer classes in the future, here are a few things you should keep in mind.
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    Return of The King

    Written by: | July 11, 2014

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    My Favorite Buckeye Things: Week 4

    Written by: | July 6, 2014

    The “My Favorite Buckeye Things” campaign ended June 30th. Really reflecting on what my favorite parts of Ohio State were reinforced my desire to be engaged and involved on campus, but hopefully, it also offered others a more in-depth glance at what Ohio State is really all about.

     

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    The union: where students make a true impact, form lifelong friendships, and bring pride to the university. It truly is our home away from home #myfavoritebuckeyethings #day24

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    Topics: Advice, Meera, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, School Spirit, Student Life, Why Ohio State? | Comments Off

    Adventures in Recruiting V: Solve for Why

    Written by: | July 3, 2014

    Alright rising high school seniors, this post is for you!

    Solve for “y”!

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    I’ll give you a few minutes.

    I feel like I’m still waiting on you to solve this problem!

    Ok, so I don’t actually want you to solve for “y”, but for “Why”.
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    Topics: Academics, Author, Research, Student Life, Study Abroad, Why Ohio State? | 1 Comment »

    My Favorite Buckeye Things: Week 3

    Written by: | June 24, 2014

    Here are some of #myfavoritebuckeyethings:
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    I get to have this view all the time #myfavoritebuckeyethings #day15

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    Topics: Advice, Meera, Personal, Personal Events, School Spirit, Stress Relief, Why Ohio State? | 1 Comment »

    It Started with a Mission

    Written by: | June 21, 2014

    All I wanted was some Honey Stingers…

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    My Favorite Buckeye Things: Week 2

    Written by: | June 15, 2014

    Here are #myfavoritebuckeyethings from week 2:

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    The numbers garden represents our academic diversity by combining creativity and logic. It’s also a great place to study when the weather is nice! #myfavoritebuckeyethings #day8

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    Topics: Advice, Advocacy, Events, Home, Meera, Personal, Personal Events, Relaxation, School Spirit, Stress Relief, Why Ohio State? | Comments Off

    This is Summer

    Written by: | June 10, 2014

    Updates, updates, and more updates! It’s SUMMER!
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    Adventures in Recruiting IV: A New Hope

    Written by: | June 9, 2014

    Welcome to the latest installment of Adventures in Recruiting! This is the fourth episode so I guess it’s time to talk about a new hope!

    And what do I mean by that statement? Starting the recruitment cycle for the autumn 2015 (Au15) class! Woo!

    Monday (June 9th) is what I am going to consider the official start of the new recruitment cycle for the other recruiters on staff and me. The reason I consider Monday the official start is that we (recruiters at OSU) will be sending out introduction e-mails to prospective students in our territories. So, if you’re going to be a high school senior and you live in the Pittsburgh, PA area you might receive an e-mail from me (or if you live somewhere else someone on my staff)!

    Paparazzi photos of my staff at work.

    Paparazzi photos of my staff at work. Ari in the lower right was particularly surprised.

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    My Favorite Buckeye Things: Week 1

    Written by: | June 8, 2014

    Here are some of #myfavoritebuckeyethings:

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    Buckeye necklaces! #myfavoritebuckeyethings #day1

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    Topics: Advice, Campus Life, Events, Meera, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, School Spirit, Student Life, Travel, Why Ohio State? | Comments Off

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