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Applying to the James Cancer Research Center

Written by    Jan 2, 2018

As a freshman on the pre-med track, it can seem daunting trying to keep up with all of the pressures being thrown at you. Everyone will start telling you about the importance of volunteering, maintaining excellent grades, starting in a research lab, and so on and so forth. While I was planning on doing these things anyways, I was kind of shocked by the competitive […]

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What’s Up with the Meal Plans?

Written by    Jan 2, 2018

As an incoming freshman arriving at a large university such as Ohio State, you will be confronted with a lot of options to choose from. Sometimes the abundance of options is a blessing and sometimes it is a curse. For me, choosing a meal plan was one of the hardest choices I had to make. I wasn’t really sure what the different plans meant and […]

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The Truth About Housing

Written by    Jan 2, 2018

The three sections of campus all cater to different types of people and thus everyone seems to be pretty adamant about the “best place to live.” The truth is, though, each section of campus offers a different experience and no experience is better or worse than another. Here is a guide to what each section of campus has to offer: 1. North campus The north […]

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Campus Life

Why “Honors” is (Definitely) Worth It

Written by    Jan 2, 2018

The nice thing about the high school I went to is that many of us end up being Bucks. This meant that I had quite the list of people to text when I was stressing about random things like which chemistry professor I should try to get and if I really needed certain textbooks. Despite my rather large support network of Buckeye alums, the one […]

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Academics, Advice, Classes

Going Home

Written by    Jan 2, 2018

Perhaps one of the hardest parts about going to college is the fact that you will at times wonder where your real home is. Is home the place you left all those months ago? Is it the place where you played in the streets as a young child? Or is it quaint dorm room that you have surprisingly come to love? These are the questions […]

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A Semester in Review

Written by    Dec 15, 2017

If your experience is anything like mine, just about every college student you know will likely tell you a similar anecdotal story about how they were initially terrified about leaving for college but as soon as they stepped onto campus that first day in August they felt right at home.¬†This unanimous fairytale¬†seeming story about finding an immediate sense of belonging can leave you frustrated and […]

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Debunking the “Chem 1210 Horror Story”

Written by    Dec 12, 2017

With the final chemistry exam awaiting us at the end of the week, we all sat somewhat anxiously in our final lecture. Some of us were probably hoping for some sort of a “Hail Mary” where the professor would reteach the entire semester. Others were just pushing aside the stress of exams and taking in the exciting fact that we were sitting in our last […]

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Classes

Learning to Study

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

In high school, I learned how to study. Having taken six AP courses my senior year, I had to learn how to effectively use my time to give adequate attention to each of my classes. When I came to college, however, I made a lot of friends who had not had a similar experience. For them, studying was an “occasional” and “maybe if I feel […]

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Academics, Classes, finals, midterms

The Art of Taking a (Well Deserved) Break

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

With Thanksgiving Break and final exams coming in quick succession, last week I faced quite a decision: to take a break, or not to take a break? This whole semester I feel as though I have had constant obligations. Every weekend there was a chemistry lab report to write, an anthropology paper due Sunday, and forty-some questions of biology homework. While I always managed to […]

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Academics

The Top Three Pieces of Advice

Written by    Nov 6, 2017

As I continue to navigate my freshman year at Ohio State, I keep thinking back to my senior year of high school. This is mostly as a result of the slew of questions I get every week from my high school friends that are just now beginning to apply to Ohio State. Just like them, I was a bit terrified. While I was sure that […]

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