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  • Applying what you know

    Written by: | August 3, 2015

    Summer, as a college student, is not a time for slacking: it’s the chance to implement techniques and ideologies learned throughout the school year, and I’ve had the opportunity to do so in a unique (and fun!) way.

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    Topics: Academics, Author, Classes, Personal | No Comments »

    Dates, Deadlines, and Meetings, Oh My!

    Written by: | August 3, 2015

    This post could alternatively be called “The Complete Guide to College Calendars.” Keep reading for more details about planners than you ever thought necessary.

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    Who’s ready to be back on campus?

    Without a decent system in place, keeping track of deadlines in college can hit you like a ton of bricks. It’s amazing how quickly additional meetings, office hours, and important dates sneak up; all of a sudden you start skipping class and forgetting to send your mom a birthday card. Not good.

    I have compiled a list of helpful tips for staying organized. These are beneficial whether you’re already a type-A planner or someone who still thinks it’s possible keep every necessary deadline on a “list in your head.”

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    Brittany in Europe, Part XI: Prague

    Written by: | July 29, 2015

    This past weekend (okay, this is late…the weekend before), I met up with a bunch of my friends in Prague.

     

    We were supposed to be spelling out P-R-A-G-U-E…don’t judge my poor “A”; I only know how to make O, H, and I. (photo creds to Samantha Schaffner)

    We were supposed to be spelling out P-R-A-G-U-E…don’t judge my poor “A”; I only know how to make O, H, and I. (photo creds to Samantha Schaffner)

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    Topics: Advice, Author, Food, Personal, Relaxation, Research, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel | 2 Comments »

    Adventures in Recruiting XIII: A Short(-ish) rant on CAPITAL letters

    Written by: | July 29, 2015

    Here’s something I believe:

    A college application should demonstrate aspirations of college level coursework.

    ARRRGGGHHHHH!!!

    ARRRGGGHHHHH!!!

     

    Here’s the thing, you might think my comment above is in reference to the essay.

    It’s not.

    I wish it was about the essay!

    The essay would at least mean I made it to the end of the application!

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    Textbooks on the cheap

    Written by: | July 28, 2015

    There can be no denying that when you add textbook costs to room, board, and tuition, the cost of college can be daunting. Luckily, these days there are plenty of alternatives to brand new full-price books, and these alternatives can save a lot of money. Here are some great ways to help you avoid shelling out full price at the bookstore:

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    Photo credit: http://www.snowcollegenews.com/free-textbooks/

    1. Check on Amazon. Amazon overfloweth with used books! A little bit of highlighting or small notes in the margin are, in my opinion, a small price to pay for such a significant potential savings…and oftentimes, the books are in great shape! Read the rest of this entry »

    Topics: Academics, Textbooks | No Comments »

    When life gives you lemons, go watch Star Wars

    Written by: | July 22, 2015

    It’s my fourth straight week with a midterm, so I pretty much have my days scheduled down to the hour (it goes something like this: study, eat, sleep, repeat). Well YESTERDAY, I had a delightful unscheduled challenge courtesy of technology. And by delightful, I mean horrific. There were some tears, maybe even some gnashing of teeth. But I’ve moved past all that now (thanks in no small part to the chocolate cake I’m eating as I type this) and have decided to tell you my tale of anguish and woe with–that’s right–STAR WARS GIFS!

    It all started when my laptop auto-installed some updates, and Windows 8 decided it didn’t want to play anymore.

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    Topics: Academics, midterms, Personal Events, Stress, Studying | 2 Comments »

    July Photography

    Written by: | July 21, 2015

    Live on coffee and flowers <3

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    Topics: Advice, Author, Recreation, Relaxation, Stress Relief | 1 Comment »

    CSE/Music Education Double Major Interview

    Written by: | July 21, 2015

    One of the best things about attending a huge University like Ohio State is that you will meet tons of different people, all with unique college journeys. Even though we all took different paths to get where we are today, we come together and call ourselves Buckeyes (:         -Megan


     

    Scott

    First name:

    Scott

    Major(s):

    Computer Science & Engineering and Music Education

    Expected graduation date:

    Spring 2019

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    Topics: Academics, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Classes, Honors & Scholars, Housing, Recreation, Relaxation, Schedules, School Spirit, Student Life, The Future, Why Ohio State? | No Comments »

    Summer So Far

    Written by: | July 21, 2015

    This summer has been anything but boring. From traveling to Chicago, New York and Philadelphia, to starting my summer internship with my dream company, I have been nothing short of busy.

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    (Second) Homesickness

    Written by: | July 20, 2015

    Help.

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    Topics: Academics, Advice, Home, Student Life, The Future | 1 Comment »

    Free plays at Schiller Park

    Written by: | July 20, 2015

    Have no idea what to do on the weekends? Go to Schiller Park  in German Village and enjoy the FREE play acted by Actors’ Theatre of Columbus!

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    Vocab that defines Ohio State (Pt. 4)

    Written by: | July 17, 2015

    Freshmen Class of 2019- grab your pens and paper, it’s time to start learning some Ohio State vocabulary so you are in the know once you get to campus.

    Here are over 50 terms/phrases you ought to know! This is a multi-part series for the sake of easy reading. This is the final installment.

    Click here for the first installment.

    Click here for the second installment.

    Click here for the third installment.

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    Topics: Author, School Spirit, Student Life | Comments Off

    Vocab that defines Ohio State Pt. 3

    Written by: | July 14, 2015

    Freshmen Class of 2019- grab your pens and paper, it’s time to start learning some Ohio State vocabulary so you are in the know once you get to campus.

    Here are over 50 terms/phrases you ought to know! This is a multi-part series for the sake of easy reading. This is the third installment.

    Click here for the first installment!

    Click here for the second installment! Read the rest of this entry »

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    Brittany in Europe, Part X: Stockholm

    Written by: | July 13, 2015

    There’s nothing like a impromptu decision to go to Stockholm for the weekend to remind you how crazy, blessed, and crazy-blessed you are to have a summer to spend in Europe.

     

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    I wasn’t planning to go anywhere this weekend (because rest and because budget) but:

    1) On Tuesday, Matti realized that he forgot to tell us that he wouldn’t be in the lab on Friday. Because almost all the other grad students also happened to be gone on Friday, he suggested that Holly and I take the day off since there would be no one to supervise us.

    2) On Thursday, the North American DAAD RISE students got The Best Email Ever, which said that for some reason the DAAD had extra money this year and was able to give us money for travel expenses and that we were now several hundred euro richer (YES! THANK YOU! YOU ARE THE BEST!).

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    3) I was starting to really regret my travel itinerary. Kiel is pretty much as far north in Germany as you can get, yet I was planning to travel around southern Europe and not take advantage of how close I am to Denmark and Scandinavia.

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    Topics: Advice, Author, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation, Research, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel | Comments Off

    Getting to know your randomly assigned roommate

    Written by: | July 13, 2015

    Whether you’re a freshman or even an upperclassmen, getting information about your new roommate(s) can be pretty nerve-wracking.

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    I’ve put together a step by step list about what to do once you have gotten your roommate(s) assignment email.

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