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Finding Refuge During Midterms

Written by    Mar 14, 2017

Today I’m going to talk about midterms. You may think this post would have been more appropriate if I had written it last week, when I had three midterms in a span of two days. The reason I couldn’t do that was because I was too busy studying for my midterms. Go figure. So, midterms are rough, yes, and they require a lot of studying, […]

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Author, Personal, Stress, Student orgs, Studying

Ohio State: A Hotbed for Comedy?

Written by    Feb 27, 2017

One great (though unexpected) thing I’ve discovered about Ohio State is that there always seems to be a free comedy show going on.

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Personal Events, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

So, How About That Weather, Huh?

Written by    Feb 13, 2017

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of confusion, change, and uncertainty. Morning, afternoon, and night are completely different from one another, and students are struggling to adjust to the inconsistency. I’m not talking about classes or tests. I’m talking about the weather.

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Columbus, Weather

Online Classes: Learning in Your Pajamas

Written by    Jan 27, 2017

If you had asked me six months ago what I thought about taking a class online, I probably would have shrugged and said I didn’t feel like it was for me. However, by way of recommendation from a friend and scheduling conflict, I’m currently in two online courses: CSE 2111 and Anthropology 2200. Three weeks in, here’s what I’ve learned (besides how to write a […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Classes, Schedules

Not Just A Day Off

Written by    Jan 18, 2017

In 4th grade, I went to a friend’s house on Martin Luther King Day. When I walked in the door, my friend’s dad joked, “This is going to be great! I have a lot of different books and newspaper articles about Martin Luther King that we can look at for hours!” I laughed, but the truth was I never really took a lot of time […]

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Activism, Campus Life, Events, Student Life

The Official Answers to the “Winter Break Questions”

Written by    Dec 28, 2016

Coming home for winter break means I’m subject to the many repetitive questions from relatives and family friends about my first semester at Ohio State. I’m glad they’re interested in hearing about my time at college, but it can be a little tiring to answer the same questions over and over again. So, for my own convenience, I’ve put my official answers to the “Winter […]

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Author, Classes, Football, Home, Student Life

Positivity (Finals Week Edition)

Written by    Dec 12, 2016

Over the past few days, Smith-Steeb has been much quieter than usual. Hours-long study sessions and countless essay rewrites are dominating the attention of students as finals week approaches. Add that to the end of football season, the freezing temperatures, and the sun setting at 5:30 and it may seem like a gloom is settling over campus. But as someone who prefers to look at […]

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Academics, Author, Classes, finals

Blood Battle!

Written by    Nov 16, 2016

Okay, so it may not actually look as exciting as it sounds. And in terms of competitions between Ohio State and Michigan taking place in November, it’s probably not the most renowned or historic. But the month-long Blood Battle between Ohio StateĀ and That School Up North is still a great tradition that saves many lives. I did my part and donated blood Monday night in […]

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Author, Events, Student Life

The Halloween Sky

Written by    Nov 8, 2016

Last Monday, I celebrated Halloween in a way I never had before. The week before, I had already gone to a Halloween party for my scholars program (I dressed up as the statue of William Oxley Thompson, it was pretty great) so I decided to do something different on the actual day. The Department of Astronomy hosted a special Halloween sky viewing party on the […]

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Academics, Author, Personal, Student Life

The five stages of getting locked out

Written by    Oct 20, 2016

It happens to everyone. You’re leaving your room, maybe just to talk to a friend down the hall or to grab a bite to eat. You return to your room, and you realize you’ve left your BuckID inside of your room with the door closed. You’re about to enter… The five stages of getting locked out Denial: This can’t be happening! You always make sure […]

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Home, Housing, Personal, Personal Events, Stress, University Housing