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I Do Really Well in a Really Hard Class

Written by    May 9, 2017

It’s January. To be specific, it’s the first day of school after a long and difficult autumn semester, one which freaked me out so much I dropped all my honors classes except one in exchange for regular classes. I’m in Jennings Hall for a 9 a.m. Math 1172 class. The next class in my calculus series after the one I skated through and disappointed myself in […]

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Academics, Author, Classes, finals, Honors & Scholars, midterms, Personal, Studying

I learned my lesson

Written by    May 1, 2017

Last semester, the first time I picked up my calculus textbook was six days before the final. All semester, since my lecturer was a little dull, and since it was a class I had already technically taken (Calc 1 and 2), I didn’t feel I needed to study as much. This was a feeling I carried all semester, until seven days before the final when […]

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Classes, finals, midterms, Studying, Textbooks

I GET AN INTERVIEW

Written by    May 1, 2017

Physics Class, Smith Labs 2006, 17:42:00  We’re taking a quiz in physics recitation, as we always do. It’s six questions and twenty points of quantum mechanics, our last of the semester. I fill out the quiz, check my work twice, and turn it in. After, I return to my desk because I plan to argue for a change to a grade I got on my […]

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The Future, Work

We Came, We Saw, We (almost) Conquered

Written by    Apr 18, 2017

All endings carry with them a level of bitter sweetness, a loss both freeing and painful. The disappointment throughout crushes less, the late nights, stress, the highest highs and lowest lows are now just memories. The “Yes, I did that,” and “That was once the biggest part of my life” become little more than cemented reminders. The 2017 Robot Design project was all of that […]

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Author, Classes, Honors & Scholars, Personal

Theatre 2811: The Craft of Acting

Written by    Apr 11, 2017

While the name sounds a bit precocious, the class, which counts as a Visual and Performing Arts general education, is one of my favorites, and here’s why: No final, and the midterm was 5 questions. Class size: there are 16 people in my class, and that’s the higher limit for class size. You don’t have to be a theatre major, or even good at acting. […]

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Academics, Classes

Why Ohio State Engineering?

Written by    Mar 21, 2017

Since March is a pretty pivotal month for college decisions, I really want to focus on potential incoming engineers. I was fortunate enough to have a few people to give me student advice, and I want to add my opinion to the mix, both because I don’t think the university description quite covers it, and I’m just selfish like that. If you’re anything like me, […]

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Author, Classes, Student orgs, Studying, The Future, Why Ohio State?, Work

Murphy’s Law and Freshman Robotics

Written by    Mar 6, 2017

Yesterday, four hours into a group meeting with my Fundamentals of Engineering Honors robot group, I had a realization. Fiddling with erector pieces, looking at a robot that could not even drive properly, let alone execute the graded task that it had to perfect in less than 24 hours, I said. “It seems like whatever can go wrong, will go wrong with this stupid thing.” […]

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Academics, Classes, Honors & Scholars

6 Little Things Ohio State has to Offer

Written by    Feb 14, 2017

If you’re considering Ohio State, I’m sure you’ve got a million things on your pros and cons list. Not to overload you, but here are a few more things to add. All of the below are things I didn’t know/didn’t think about before I accepted my admission. We’re a Coca-Cola sponsored campus. Which means that your dining dollars and swipes can only buy you coke […]

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Dining, Food, Housing, University Housing, Why Ohio State?

I study a lot. I know a thing or two.

Written by    Jan 30, 2017

After a study session ended at 1:30 a.m. this Thursday morning, I decided to do my best to put together a list of study tips that are equal parts useful and new. We all understand that sleep is good and over-studying is bad. Below is a list of study tips that I’ve found to actually be useful, rather than the vague “Get enough sleep!” and […]

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Advice, Studying

We had an Accidental Ryan Gosling Weekend and it was Totally Awesome

Written by    Jan 17, 2017

It’s Week One of spring semester. Through the halls of Taylor Tower, you’re just as likely to see people already cramming for their classes as you are to see people blasting music before heading out to High Street. School resumed only five days ago, and Ohio State students already had a day off. This weekend was an interesting one; a rare time where the melding of […]

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Personal, Personal Events, Relaxation, Stress Relief, Student Life