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The Easiest Jobs to Take On During a Semester

Written by    May 24, 2019

If you’re like the majority of college students everywhere, you need money. You’re probably in debt right now. You’re a confused young adult. Don’t you worry, I feel you. One of the hardest things to find balance in is work life and school life when you’re a full-time student. How do you have enough time to do your homework, study, and actually get to sleep […]

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Advice, Author, Co-curricular work, Housing, Internships, On-campus work, Personal, Recreation, Schedules, Stress, Student Life, University Housing, Work

Sophomore Year: Class Reviews, Part 2

Written by    Apr 29, 2019

As always, I have a lot to say about Ohio State and the things I’m doing here. This is the second half of my class reviews for sophomore year; go ahead and check out Part 1 to hear how fall semester went, and keep reading for the classes I just finished for the spring! English 4569: Digital Media This class threw me for a loop […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Classes, Personal, Schedules

Sophomore Year: Class Reviews, Part 1

Written by    Apr 29, 2019

It may be finals week for most people, but I’m at home kicking off my summer! I got lucky and landed a full semester of classes with no final exams. I have a lot of friends that are bitter about that, but to be fair, I did have two final portfolios, three final projects and two final presentations. So I did have finals, just not on […]

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Academics, Author, Classes, finals, Honors & Scholars, Personal, Schedules

How I Still Get 8 Hours of Sleep in College

Written by    Apr 15, 2019

Finals are upon us. Take care of yourself. I’m kind of known for being a grandma: I have a bedtime. At 9:30. I don’t like staying up, and I don’t like going through life tired, especially in school. I want to be able to do my best work, to pay attention, and most of all, to feel healthy. Sleep isn’t for the weak; I think you know […]

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Advice, Author, finals, Personal, Relaxation, Stress, Stress Relief

On the Decision to Graduate Early

Written by    Apr 1, 2019

Freshman year, when I first told my advisor I wanted to graduate in 3 years, I was not met with the excitement I expected. While I thought it was a great idea for my future, she had seen students in the past make the same decision as me and go on to regret it. I assumed everyone would pat me on the back and congratulate […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Personal, The Future

An Update on College “Gymtimidation”

Written by    Mar 25, 2019

Earlier this semester, I wrote a post on going to my first rec fitness class at OSU. I’m the person that hates the gym because of my gymtimidation, which really means I’m irrationally anxious about the amount of people that can see me exercising in public—and mostly using every machine and technique incorrectly. Any time I went to one of the recreation centers, I had this fear […]

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Athletics, Author, fitness, Personal Events, Recreation, Stress, Stress Relief, Student Life

Ohio State’s Special Collections Library

Written by    Feb 25, 2019

Something I love about Ohio State is that no matter how long I’ve been here I’m always finding new things on campus. Today, I got a peek into the school’s special collections, which, as a lover of books and literature, is so freaking cool. They have exclusive and minimally-circulated works collected in the basement of Thompson, in a temperature-controlled room not open to the public—but you can reach […]

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Academics, Arts, Author, Classes, Research, Why Ohio State?

Taking 3-Hour-Long Classes

Written by    Feb 11, 2019

I’ve talked about my schedule before in past blog posts (like this one) and how I prioritize scheduling days off in order to get classwork done and complete work for my job. This semester, I have Mondays off, with only one class on Wednesdays and Fridays. But I could only do this by taking 3 classes that meet once a week. For 3 hours. No, […]

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Academics, Advice, Campus Life, Classes, Personal, Schedules, Student Life

How to Write Papers (advice from an English major)

Written by    Feb 4, 2019

You know what I don’t have this semester? Exams. I took a full load of English classes this semester: technical writing, literary publishing, digital media composing, poetry, fiction. Not an exam in sight. You know what I do instead? Write papers. And I love writing papers. Every time midterms and finals roll around, I have the same conversation with my friends. They all say they would much […]

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Academics, Advice, Classes, finals, midterms, Stress, Studying

How to thrive on the Gray 10 dining plan

Written by    Feb 4, 2019

I, like many of my friends, switched to the Gray 10 dining plan to save a little money this semester. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the 10, some saying it’s the right amount, some saying it’s just not enough. But the Scarlet 14 was just too many meals for me, and I wondered why I was paying for excess. In these past few weeks, I’ve […]

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Advice, Campus Life, Dining, Food, nutrition, Student Life