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How’s your summer going?

Written by    Jul 11, 2017

No matter where you are reading this, I hope you are not missing out on the pleasantly satisfying sunshine of the summer time. I’m writing this, with much hope to be at beach instead of this boring desk, to let you know how I’ve been spending the summer. This summer break showed me how being at Ohio State broadens the spectrum of opportunities that I can […]

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Internships, Relaxation, Student Life

What I have learned since the second semester started: academic-wise.

Written by    Jan 30, 2017

This second semester has been severe—I have 8 a.m. classes, which I totally did not intend to do so, and my schedule is poorly distributed with four classes on Wednesdays and Fridays, but only one on Tuesdays. And I would love to share what it has been and what I learned from last three weeks. 8 a.m. is not so bad: I was devastated to […]

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Academics, Advice, Classes, midterms, Personal, Schedules, Stress, Student Life, Studying

A casual thought about friendship: if you’re struggling with finding your partner-in-crime

Written by    Jan 30, 2017

The bigger the community is, the more of chance you will get to make connections with various people who you never expected to before. And I have to say, it can be tough. I have met so many people with different ideologies or social stances, with incomprehensible moral standards and lifestyle, or with hurtful and unacceptable behavior. I also have met people who are genuine […]

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Advice, Personal, Student Life

A little reflection about the first semester in college

Written by    Dec 22, 2016

“Time went by so fast, but at the same time, it feels like it has been more than a semester.” This is what I have been saying a lot lately. The first semester at Ohio State was a total blast that made me forget how fast my life was rolling. However, considering what I have gone through or what I have learned, it really does not seem like it […]

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Author, Personal, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

What I learned from first final exams in college

Written by    Dec 22, 2016

One thing that other freshman friends and I agree about: final exams in college count for more of the final grade than the ones in high school. Unlike high school where a number of in-class components, such as assignments and quizzes, give you a better chance to bring up the grade for the class, in college the final exam grade itself is a big portion of the […]

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Academics, finals, Personal, Studying

A short reflection on the incident

Written by    Nov 30, 2016

People most likely have heard and talked about the incident from Monday, November 28, for millions of times, but I think there are some points that are worth being emphasized. The quick reaction of the first responders and the school definitely deserve compliments. In addition, I was truthfully grateful and impressed by how the community gathered and unified as soon as we found it out. […]

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Advice, Events, Personal, Uncategorized

Diversity of Ohio State is pretty fascinating

Written by    Nov 30, 2016

There are so many adjectives to describe The Ohio State University. Most of all, the one word that I like the most is “homogenous.” Since I graduated from a small private school with 77 people in my class, the environment where I felt the most comfortable was relatively far from “diversified.” However, I wholeheartedly say being in this diverse community has grown me as a […]

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Author, Diversity, International, Personal, School Spirit, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

Learning Communities: Making Ohio State smaller

Written by    Sep 29, 2016

Ohio State is such a ginormous school with a huge number of students. It is scary to even think about what a little part I could take in this school. I mean, can I even take a part here? This was the most fearful thing to think about before moving in. My graduating class was smaller than the number of people living on my dorm […]

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Advice, Campus Life, Home, Housing, Personal, Student Life, Student orgs, University Housing

Community Commitment: How Buckeyes Pay It Forward

Written by    Sep 28, 2016

One thing that I really looked forward to doing as a college student was getting engaged in the community with more integrity. Being at Ohio State gives you a ton of opportunities to get involved in the city of Columbus in political, social, and civic ways, but also gives you the opportunities to give back to the community. One of the first chances I got to experience that was […]

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Columbus, Events, School Spirit, Student Life, Why Ohio State?