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Taking the “hardest class in a major” as a freshman

Written by    Feb 23, 2018

When I scheduled for spring semester last fall, I had very little idea about the rigor of some of the classes I was signing up for. All that I knew was that my classes sounded interesting and that I was beyond excited to take them. As my naive self walked into one particular class (“Anthropological Theory in its Historical Context”), I made conversation with some of […]

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A month in Ireland? When can I leave?

Written by    Feb 21, 2018

Last fall, after working in an anthropological research lab for a few months, the principal investigator passed me a small brochure for a study abroad class offered through Ohio State. The program offered a 3000-level history class, a month in Ireland, and the opportunity to excavate alongside PhD archaeologists at a famous dig-site known as the Blackfriary. Trying not to whet my intellectual interests too […]

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Wes Anderson and First-year Seminars

Written by    Feb 20, 2018

As a pre-med student, I have often felt as though there “isn’t any time to take fun classes just for the sake of having fun.” While my initial four-year plan was packed with heavy science classes, I was looking through the class registrar last semester and noticed a series of classes called “First-year Seminars.” These fun little classes were all only one credit hour, lasted for only […]

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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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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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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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