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One Year and One Week

Written by    Aug 30, 2017

I am one week into my second year at Ohio State and like the second season of any good TV show, it’s a time to build off of my growth from last year and meet new challenges. Before moving in, I figured I would not have to worry about feeling overwhelmed by classes and extracurricular activities since I had been through it before. Well, I […]

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Academics, Author, Classes, Stress, Student Life

Small Spaces

Written by    Apr 27, 2017

My first year at Ohio State has gone really well, but I am looking forward to going home next week. It will be nice to eat home cooked meals, to not worry about studying, and to not be confined to one side of a room that’s already a little cramped. The truth is, living in a double in Smith-Steeb has not been as bad as […]

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Campus Life, Housing, University Housing

Aaron Goes to Washington

Written by    Apr 13, 2017

Last week, I was fortunate enough to take advantage of an opportunity that few get at Ohio State: Going to Washington, DC, with the Politics, Society & Law Scholars Program! Most of the Scholars programs offer annual trips, and it makes sense that PSL would go to DC. In many ways, the trip was a professional one. We met with employees of different government-related organizations, […]

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Honors & Scholars, Why Ohio State?

Another Fun Thing to do in Columbus: Escape!

Written by    Mar 29, 2017

No, I’m not talking about escaping Columbus itself. On Sunday afternoon, I went with two of my friends to Lockdown Columbus, an escape room about 15 minutes northwest of campus. For those of you who have never heard of an escape room, you’re locked in a room about the size of a large office and must find clues that lead you to unlock the door […]

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Author, Columbus, Recreation

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