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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

A Buckeye Holiday

Written by    Dec 29, 2016

“It’s another holiday season here in Columbus,” The radio says on my way home from work, “Meaning we’re all visiting Wild Lights at the zoo, prepping for holiday meals, and mentally preparing ourselves for the Buckeyes’ next football game.” I’m in the car on my way home from where I work in Worthington. The implication that the College Football Playoffs are so run of the […]

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Athletics, Author, Columbus, School Spirit

Finals: Beginning at the End

Written by    Dec 14, 2016

One hour and forty-five minutes. 150 points. Six questions. My last exam. I’ve been nonstop studying for six days; my online calculus study plan says I’ve done 10 hours of practice problems, my bone-deep exhaustion tells me I’ve done almost equal that of physics. I’ve blown through 150 notecards, typed two full help sheets–full on both sides with 8 point font. I’ve studied in the Ohio […]

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Academics, Author, Classes, finals, Stress, The Future, Weather

Taylor Tower Takes the Town

Written by    Nov 18, 2016

Alternatively titled, “Buckeyes in the Big City.” Over Veteran’s Day weekend, my roommates and I had the opportunity to visit Chicago, an activity the university sponsored through the Honors Living Communities at Taylor, Bradley, and Lincoln Tower. I’ve visited the city a fair number of times; over the years I’ve had two friends move to the area. Most touristy things I’d already done before getting […]

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Author, Honors & Scholars, Personal, Student Life, Travel

An Ode to the Vanilla Latte

Written by    Nov 10, 2016

When I first got here I decided that I was going to try every coffee drink on every menu at every café here on campus. To be clear, this meant every iced, frozen, and regular drink available. I haven’t done the math, but I’m sure the journey is going to be a caloric nightmare. From the onset, I understood this was an ambitious idea, but […]

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Author, Dining

Term 1, Autumn 2016: According to Snapchat

Written by    Oct 24, 2016

I’m not sure if it’s a sad thing that seven weeks of my life can be summed up in six pictures, but here we are. Welcome Week was Ohio State’s attempt at making the initial college transition a little less difficult. Campus was alive with free things–events, food, et cetera–and it all culminated in an evening at the Schott that consisted of glitter cannons and a very interesting […]

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Campus Life, Classes, Events, Football, Personal, Personal Events