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Packing for College: Nightmare or Nah?

Written by    Apr 7, 2017

There are about three more weeks left in the semester, so naturally I started taking inventory of my dorm room and comparing it to the inventory I created before I started school in the fall. Yeah, there are a lot of things that don’t add up.

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Home, Housing, Personal, Student Life, The Future, University Housing

Emergencies at Ohio State

Written by    Mar 28, 2017

Aside from the emergencies of exams and various social obligations, there are very real emergencies that happen on the Ohio State campus. While not all are as serious as the terrorist event that occurred in November, it is still important to know where to seek shelter on campus. Ohio State does a very good job of informing its faculty, staff, and students about potentially hazardous […]

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Columbus, Student Life, Weather

The Truth About RAs: Real Talk

Written by    Mar 9, 2017

Movies do a really poor job of showing us what resident advisors are like; they’re portrayed as no fun, stuck-up, and out to get residents at every turn. This couldn’t be more wrong. I have talked to a lot of people that dearly cherish their RA, and I myself have grown fond of mine. Especially now that many of my friends are getting ready to […]

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Housing, Personal, Student Life, The Future, University Housing, Work

Be an OWL!

Written by    Mar 2, 2017

I am sitting at a picnic table behind the Union, doing some homework (sort of), minding my own business (hardly). Tour groups are pouring out of the inside of the Union: mobs of angsty high school seniors are drudging after the tour guide, and their parents are standing a little too close for their high school senior swag (seriously, only the parents ask questions on […]

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Living on Campus: How to Choose Your Residence Hall

Written by    Feb 21, 2017

If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume one of two things: you’re an incoming freshman and you JUST CAN’T WAIT to decide where you’re going to live (!!!!!!!) or you’re an incoming freshman and you REALLY REALLY REALLY HAVE NO IDEA where you’re going to live. Both are great situations to be in because LITERALLY EVERYBODY that is new to college is wondering the […]

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Honors & Scholars, Housing, Personal, Student Life, University Housing

Student Loans = Student Moans

Written by    Feb 1, 2017

College is great. Paying for it is not. So how do we find the money every semester to keep coming back until that degree is done? First and foremost, take advantage of your own strengths. Are you particularly good at line dancing? Write about that on your college application. Ohio State loves all of you little oddball line dancers. There might be other people that […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Personal, Stress, Student Life, Why Ohio State?, Work

Squirrels on Campus: the underrepresented minority

Written by    Jan 23, 2017

As of autumn 2016, Ohio State enrolled* 6,437 foreign students, 1,308 veterans, 29,505 women, and 29,977 men. Among those enrolled, 5.4% were African American, 6.34% were Asian American, and 3.98% were Hispanic. Additionally, there is a large percentage of squirrels on campus. Though the least represented minority, the squirrels are arguably the most noticeable feature of Ohio State’s unique campus atmosphere. They add a certain vibrancy […]

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Author, Campus Life, Diversity, Housing, Personal, School Spirit, Student Life, The Future, Why Ohio State?

What to Expect When You’re Reflecting (First Semester Review)

Written by    Jan 10, 2017

It is the beginning of the spring semester. Everyone has moved back in, and classes have begun for all. We all seem a little wiser. What on earth could have made that happen? In the three weeks we had off between semesters, here is what I decided the first semester of college taught us all: College is weird. Life is weird. It happens. Be weird. […]

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Rivalry Week

Written by    Nov 21, 2016

“What’s this? There’s a football game next week?” – a good way get yourself exco’x”x’unicated from Ohio State during rivalry week. That’s right, that tea’x’ up north will be visiting Colu’x’bus next Saturday for the biggest football ga’x’e of the season (though the SEC will tell you differently). But it’s not just a football ga’x’e. Oh no. It’s a beat-‘X’ichigan craft fair, it’s a beat-‘X’ichigan […]

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SOS, life is in shambles

Written by    Oct 27, 2016

Guys. I just had the worst shift of my entire life. And it’s only my second week of work. I’m an office assistant in my residence hall, and don’t get me wrong, it’s great. I think it’s as awesome as a minimum wage job gets. It’s convenient, I get to choose my hours, and I get to do homework while I’m sitting at the front […]

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Author, Campus Life, On-campus work, Personal, Stress, Work