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Clothes: High school vs. College

Written by    Mar 12, 2018

High School: I wore makeup every day Either straightened or curled my hair every day Even wore DRESSES My “lazy” outfit was a sweater and jeans Would never DREAM of wearing (gasp) running shoes/sneakers during the school day Constantly critical of the way I looked, very self-conscious Cared way too much about what others thought of the way I looked College: I’ve worn the same […]

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Prioritizing

Written by    Mar 9, 2018

One of the aspects of college life that I’ve struggled with most lately has been prioritizing. By this, I mean deciding what tasks and activities are important enough to actually be included in my daily agenda (because there’s no possible way to fit everything that I want to accomplish into a single day). Lately, homework and sleep have been my priorities; homework for obvious reasons, […]

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Being sick at college

Written by    Mar 8, 2018

At this point in the year, I consider myself an expert at being ill in college. No matter what I do, it seems that a cold or strep throat are just a few steps behind me, waiting to pounce. So, here’s a list of the practices I’ve learned that make being sick while away from home slightly more bearable: The Wilce Student Health Center: PLEASE […]

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Why I Went Greek and Never Looked Back

Written by    Feb 12, 2018

Let me start by saying that I never planned on joining a sorority. I had written it off while still in high school, justifying my decision by citing all of the negative press about Greek life and the fact that I wanted to get my degree as soon as possible with no distractions. My decision was further affirmed by my parents’ general skepticism of Greek […]

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Let’s Talk About Social Media

Written by    Dec 11, 2017

A real quick reminder for y’all: social media is BY NO MEANS an accurate representation of anyone’s life. Lately I’ve been wasting a lot of time of social media, e.g., scrolling endlessly through the explore page on Instagram, my friends’ stories on Snapchat, my Twitter feed, etc. I also noticed that I’d been feeling a little down because of it; I wondered why it seemed […]

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Going Home: How I Know I Chose the Right School

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

Like many of you, I went home for Thanksgiving this past week. I enjoyed the time spent with my family and pets, and heavily regret the absurd amounts of food that I ate. All in all, it was a great time, and I was happy to be home. Right before departing for home, though, I was overcome with a strange feeling. Why don’t I want […]

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Learning to Love Change

Written by    Nov 27, 2017

I have never liked change. Whether it be small change (switching shampoo brands, for instance) or large change (like, you know, going to college), I’ve always struggled to some extent with adjustments. This year, my personal goal has been to become comfortable with change. Coming from high school, in which each day followed the same linear sequence of events, I was extremely uncomfortable with simply […]

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Volunteering: Colony Cats

Written by    Nov 27, 2017

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Colony Cats Adoption Center through First Year Leadership Initiative (FYLI), one of the clubs I am involved in. Let me tell you, it was by far the best volunteer experience I have ever had. Colony Cats, located in Dublin, Ohio, is a completely volunteer-run, non-profit organization. They are always in need of helping hands. […]

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I Have a Major (!)

Written by    Nov 2, 2017

Big news, guys. Very big. Things are happening. Things are coming together. As you can probably see from the title of this post, the big news is that I HAVE DECLARED A (PRE) MAJOR! I know that people change their majors every day, but this is kind of a huge turning point for me as a thus-far undecided student. I have to say, though, without […]

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Scott Tots and Other Absolute Gems

Written by    Oct 18, 2017

Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of complaining about the dining halls from students. While, admittedly, I also get sick of cycling through similar meal options each week, we should remember and cherish our dining hall gems. Some of my favorites include (but are not limited to): Scott Tots: Even as the semester wears on, these are consistently golden brown, warm and all-around perfect. Without […]

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