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  • An event you should NOT miss

    Written by: | March 27, 2015

    Yesterday, a can’t-miss event was held in the Recreation & Physical Activities Center (RPAC).

    More than 600 students presented their research outcomes with their well-organized posters to guests and judges.

    This was the 20th Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum!

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    100 Acts in 100 Minutes

    Written by: | March 26, 2015

    When I first heard about 100 Acts in 100 Minutes at one of my first Boo Radley Society meetings, I thought the event sounded easy. I thought “oh, it’s the whole group doing 100 acts in the allotted time, no problem.”

    Our tally board. Big shout out to TedX for letting us borrow their board!!

    Our tally board. Big shout out to TedX for letting us borrow their board!!

    Actually, it’s the goal for every single individual in Boo at the event. So if there were 14 people, the goal was 1,400 acts of kindness. These acts don’t have to be anything spectacular; simple things like compliments, high fives, and holding doors open for fellow students would suffice.

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    My favorite Ohio State libraries

    Written by: | March 25, 2015

    I’ve always liked libraries: people working together, sharing books and stuff–that’s pretty cool. I love to browse books and can spend hours just looking around. But this year I have a new appreciation for libraries: they are great for studying!

    I know, this probably isn’t earth-shattering news to most people, but until this year, I really hadn’t spent a lot of time actually using those study nooks and quiet rooms; I preferred to study in my dorm or at home. But this year, since I’m a commuter, I’ve found that libraries really are the perfect place to hunker down and make use of the between-class hours. And we Buckeyes are in luck! There are LOTS of libraries here! Here are my favorites: Read the rest of this entry »

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    You know you are in FEH Robot when…

    Written by: | March 25, 2015

    Whether or not you are in the College of Engineering, you have probably heard of the notorious FEH (Fundamentals of Engineering Honors Program). Many FEH students are in the heart of the almighty robot project right now and just looking around campus it is quite easy to tell. Here are some tell tale signs that someone is in FEH Robot.

    You know you are in FEH Robot when:

    1. You tote your black canvas tool bag like a Louis Vuitton purse (guys even do this too).

    2. You have trouble fitting through doors because you have to carry a large, sketchy cardboard box around that contains your robot.

    3. When you accidently forget your robot in your dorm, the reaction is relatable to forgetting your newborn baby at home alone.

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    An inside look at scheduling classes

    Written by: | March 25, 2015

    Beginning your college career opens up a multitude of new freedoms. Determining when to wake up, go to class, eat, and study is now completely a personal decision. It seems like most students quickly discover what kind of schedule they like to follow. Some are early risers, others prefer to stay up late and sleep in.

    A huge perk to college classes is the ability to plan out your courses and essentially build your own daily schedule.

    Early classes have their perks–Thompson Library is almost empty at 9 a.m.!

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    Spring Break 2k15

    Written by: | March 23, 2015

    Remember the list of goals for spring break I established in my last post? If not, click here and catch up!

    Yeah. I accomplished all of those goals. Plus a few more.

    Without further ado, here’s what I did over spring break (with minimal commentary so you can enjoy the pictures).

    Spring Break 2k15 in Naples, Florida (and other surrounding areas).

    Paddle-boarding!

    Paddle-boarding!

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    Ohio State Hidden Gem: A class dedicated to beer and wine!

    Written by: | March 23, 2015

    Could this possibly be the best thing to happen to a college student since the discovery of ramen noodles?! A class where you are encouraged to appreciate beer and wine (for educational purposes of course) sounds like music to any college student’s ears. When I found out about this class, it was like a match made in heaven.

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    Top Ten Reasons to Choose Ohio State, Part 2

    Written by: | March 19, 2015

    Why Ohio State?

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    Welcome back, faithful readers (AKA, my dad and that nice drifter who lives down the block).

    In case you are unaware, I am currently underway with my Top 10 Reasons to Choose OSU for all the high school juniors and seniors out there. Last post, I discussed reasons 10-6 for attending the greatest university in the world (#undisputed).

    Today, I am continuing my list with the culmination of my list of reasons to attend The Ohio State University. Okay, let’s go!
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    Top ten reasons to choose Ohio State, part 1

    Written by: | March 17, 2015

    Why Ohio State?

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    Hello high school juniors and seniors, I’m speaking specifically to you today. This is assuming that people other than my dad read this blog, but here’s to hoping that other people do!

    I am calling you out specifically for one reason: deciding on where to go to college. I know this is a tough time in your life: ACT and SAT, asking girls and boys to prom, Spring Fever (see my earlier post), extracurriculars, maintaining a social life, all while keep your GPA in good standing. Without a doubt, you’ve been trying to juggle all these conflicts with the ever-looming prospect of deciding on where to spend the next 3-6 years of your life.

    You have probably toured, visited, researched, and applied to a wide variety of universities across the nation. I am sure that these are all great options to attend, but I want to speak to you today on behalf of The Ohio State University as to why you should attend this one-of-a-kind school. Here is the top half of my top ten reasons to choose Ohio State:

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    The S- Word

    Written by: | March 17, 2015

    FINALLY!
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    If you go to Ohio State, live in Columbus, or Ohio, or the Mid-West, or the eastern half of the United States, you know what I mean when I say, “FINALLY!”

    One word: Spring.

    Let me whisper it into your ear (or at least imagine that I am)

    Spring….Spring…Spring…

    Beautiful, isn’t it? After a winter with temperatures at a near constant of 10 degrees for a high, I think that everyone can agree that this spring is long overdue. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Some Pro Tips for Living Off Campus

    Written by: | March 14, 2015

    Dorm life is great. You get to live with friends, you’re always near food, and never have to walk far to get to your classes. After the first year, however, most people usually choose to live off-campus. Having your own apartment or house is great too because of the increased space, amenities, and privacy.

    I have found myself moving to a new location off-campus every single year. Seeing as I learn something new every time, I decided to compile some thoughts and tips that I wish I knew earlier when looking for housing.

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    Goals for Spring Break 2015

    Written by: | March 13, 2015

    I think I speak on behalf of the student body when I say that spring break is a much needed time to relax, forget about school, and rejuvenate so that we can finish the semester strong.

    With that, here are a few things I hope to get out of spring break. Enjoy.

    1. Sleep- I know my sleep patterns haven’t been 100% normal the past few weeks with balancing everything I needed to get done, so I look forward to some much needed ZZZs.

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    Urban’s View on Leadership

    Written by: | March 13, 2015

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    A couple of weekends ago, I attended the Summit Leadership Conference. All of the speakers that day were great, but the one that really stood out to me was our one and only,  Urban Meyer.

    I really wasn’t that excited to hear him speak at first. I like football and the Buckeyes and was thrilled that they won, but I really wasn’t too interested in hearing a coach talk about sports strategies. But Urban did end up talking about strategy and I loved it.

    I always pictured a football coach as some buff older ex-football player that just knows the sport really well, makes workout plans, yells and blows a whistle a lot. Urban was not that stereotype. Urban was a very well-spoken leader. He compared the leadership on his team to the leadership in a business, he also said that millions of dollars are spent every year on training leaders in industry but $0 is spent on training leaders in sports. So Urban decided that if he wanted leaders on his team, he needed to train them himself.

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    Four years, four addresses: or some advice on where to live while at Ohio State

    Written by: | March 12, 2015

    In the past four years of my college career, I have moved at the beginning of every school year. While I don’t suggest doing this (moving can be a real headache), I do think this puts me in a unique place to offer advice about where to live while you attend Ohio State. I have lived North, South, East, and West. I have lived in an apartment, a house, and two different types of dorm rooms.

    So let’s start at the beginning shall we?

    DORM LIFE:
    Ah freshman year. New friends, meal plans, and my first time sleeping in a bunk bed. Is your choice of dorm going to make or break your freshman experience? Absolutely not. But that said, I loved where I lived.

    The majestic, Lincoln Tower

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    Canes, Cranes, and Construction

    Written by: | March 12, 2015

    One of the RA’s in my building decided to put together an info session where residents got to learn about the construction plans for North Campus, including where the new buildings would be built, what’d they’d house, and the amount of green space they intend to add.

    And yes, I do mean add. 

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