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  • The housing contract breakdown

    Written by: | February 28, 2015

    I found that housing last year was one of the most stressful parts of transitioning from high school to college. Partially, just because you go through the process not knowing what comes next on the checklist, what certain questions mean, or what layouts even work, but it didn’t seem too difficult this year.

    Today, I hope to shed light on this process so that stress may be minimized. So here’s what you can expect as you fill out the form.

    *Please note, I’m no expert on the manner, just stating observations. Consult Housing with questions.*


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    Freezing Friday Blowing Bubbles!

    Written by: | February 27, 2015

    So here’s a super date idea: wake up your girlfriend/boyfriend around 6 a.m. (they will grumble), tell them to bundle up because it’s -4 outside (they will be drowsy and increasingly crabby), and march them out into the frigid morning air (they will reconsider dating you in the first place).

    But fret not! Although the date has been rocky up to this point, once they see that you’re holding a container of BUBBLES, and that when you blow those bubbles, they FREEZE AND HOLD THEIR SHAPE, they will forget all about the insane cold and the painfully early hour and BE AMAZED AND DELIGHTED BY YOUR MAGICAL POWERS!

    Frozen bubble on the snow

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    Concerts, Just Concerts

    Written by: | February 27, 2015

    I don’t know what’s making me more excited for summer: this wonderful above zero degree warm streak that we have been having or all of these Ticketmaster spam emails about concerts. Or it could also be the fact that the Bunbury line up was just released and it has me pretty pumped.

    Either way, the stress of buying concert tickets is now upon me.

    For me, concerts are a curious thing. Concerts can sometimes be a life/music taste altering experience. There are those concerts that you go to and you barely know whose playing. Or maybe you know one song and you leave the concert saying “WOW, I will never see music the same,” and you suddenly become a fan.

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    The Hidden Gems of Campus

    Written by: | February 26, 2015

    Currently, it is precisely 6:00 PM on a brisk, unusually warm – so like 30 degrees – Wednesday. I am trudging through pages and pages of theories presented by political philosophers, neglecting my hunger, in the exquisite Grand Reading Room in the even more majestic Thompson Library.


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    We’ll All Float On All Right –Modest Mouse

    Written by: | February 25, 2015

    Some days you just feel smooshed by the world. (Wait a minute, is “smooshed” not a real word? Ugh. Anyway.) Lately I’ve been having that kind of day. Your schoolwork piles up to the sky, scheduling makes you want to cry, the bus randomly decides not to stop at your stop (what?!), and you call someone you’ve met twice before by the wrong name. Even the taste of ice cream doesn’t bring back the happiness, and that’s when you KNOW it’s bad. You feel sheep-like after letting out so many indignant BAHHHHHs.


    Photo credit: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sheep_DSC04001.jpg

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    Oh My God, Buckeyes!

    Written by: | February 25, 2015

    Did you miss me? WELL YOU SHOULD HAVE!

    It’s been over two weeks since I last posted a blog, and I feel as if the empty void in heart is finally being refilled again with the wonderful sentiment of writing about random occurances that happen to me. Oddly enough, a lot happened over these past two weeks, yet I simply did not have the time to write a post about any of them. All in good time, their shining moments are still to come…just not today. Yes, I still have no time to eat, sleep, go to class, work, exercise, socialize, and watch Netflix; however, there is something that you should, nay, NEED to know.

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    Three reasons going to a concert alone doesn’t suck

    Written by: | February 24, 2015

    First of all, I know what you’re thinking.

    You’re thinking “Wow, I would never do that. That sounds so horrible why would you ever go alone to something like that. You’ll feel like a loser!” or “Wow she must be really pathetic, going to a concert alone. That’s gotta be rock bottom, man, ugh. Poor girl.”

    And, to be honest, until recently, I’d probably agree with you.

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    Happy Chinese Lunar New Year with IFI

    Written by: | February 24, 2015

    Last Wednesday was a big day for Chinese people as it was Chinese Lunar New Year, which can be viewed as Chinese “Christmas.” On that day, millions of Chinese families have reunions where we eat, chat and play games together.

    As for Chinese students at the Ohio State, we cannot go back home; but we still get a chance to have fun with friends at the IFI annual Chinese Lunar New Year Party.

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    Jingle Ballin

    Written by: | February 24, 2015

    Hello there! So it’s been a long while since I last posted something on this blog of mine. That being said, I’ve been up to a lot of cool stuff in the past couple of months that I would love to share with you all. So over the next week i’m going to try and post a blog everyday of all of my endeavors from the past couple of months! They will probably be short and sweet but I figured that would be better than one massive blog post that would take years to read, don’t you think? So without further adieu…

    Over winter break, my three friends and I got to go to the Jingle Ball in Columbus featuring Echosmith, Fall Out Boy, and The 1975. It was so incredible to see all three of those artists in one night and definitely an experience I’ll never forget.

    jingle ball 1

    If I’ve learned anything from my years of attending concerts its that the night just isn’t complete without a cute polaroid picture, especially when it features you and your friends in the front row.

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    The importance of office hours

    Written by: | February 17, 2015

    You will hear this a million times in the process of getting ready for college, but let me make it a million and one: GO TO OFFICE HOURS.

    On the first day of class, your professor will give you the times that you can come visit them to ask questions, and you’ll probably shrug it off, thinking that you’ll never go. But please at least make a note of the time and place, because you’ll thank yourself if you do go. If your professor’s office hours are at the same time as another class you’re in, email them to see if they can meet up with you a different time–they’ll most likely say yes.

    Here’s my personal office hours story:

    I was really having trouble keeping up with the material in my biology class, and I finally convinced myself to use some of my free time–time I could’ve used to take a nap, watch Parks and Rec, or read a good book–and go to my bio professor’s office hours.

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    Bagels With Bushman

    Written by: | February 17, 2015

    With a class size of over 500 students, you’d think it’d be impossible to meet with your professor outside of their office hours. But, this is not the case.

    The first day of spring semester, one of my professors, Dr. Brad Bushman, informed those 500+ students in one of my classes that every Monday after class he’d select five lucky students to participate in “Bagels With Bushman,” where he and those students get to know each other better over a bagel, muffin, or cup of coffee at Brenen’s Cafe on High Street.



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    TedX OSU

    Written by: | February 17, 2015

    Prepare to have your mind blown.

    I was aware that Ted Talks were a platform where people gave speeches, but I honestly didn’t know what they were beyond that point. When I told people back home I was going to a TedX Talk, they were like, “What in the world is that?”

    Before, I really couldn’t give them an answer. But now? Now I can give them an earful.


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    The Human Narrative

    Written by: | February 17, 2015

    This past weekend, I went with some people from the student organization I Am That Girl to TEDxOhioStateUniversity, an event with several different speakers, mostly from the Columbus/OSU community, all speaking about the topic “The Human Narrative.”

    Some of the speakers from the TEDx event (from tedx.osu.edu)

    Some of the speakers from the TEDx event
    (from tedx.osu.edu)

    This topic was widely interpreted to allow the speakers to talk about what was important to them or what they’ve accomplished. Every thing from energy-efficient batteries to researching coral reefs, from coming out to gender norms to feminism.

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    Four different reasons I go to the gym

    Written by: | February 17, 2015

    Let’s face it- many of us consider working out to be a chore. I mean, why would I willingly make myself ache all over when I can be curled up on the couch with some ice cream and Netflix instead?

    With the new year and summer coming up, however, I decided (along with probably 99% of America) to get in shape. What I didn’t expect was that after a week of forcing myself, I actually started to enjoy hitting the gym. What’s even more surprising is that it’s not for the reasons you might think. Also, to make the post more relatable, I have illustrated every point with a housewife GIF (you’re welcome).


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    Car2go Adventures: Valentine’s Day Edition

    Written by: | February 16, 2015

    Since Saturday was the official day of romance, my boyfriend Brian and I decided it would be fitting to go out to dinner somewhere nice (Nice: Anywhere that doesn’t accept blocks or BuckID cash). After engaging in the eternal struggle of finding somewhere just fancy enough to be a special treat, but not too fancy that you leave feeling hungry and poor, we settled on a 4:30 pm reservation at Bon Vie, a cute little bistro right in the center of Easton Town Center.



    (This is what it looks like in a rare season called “summer”)

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