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You can do everything right, and it might still go wrong

Written by    Oct 11, 2018

I have bad dreams about not waking up in time for my 8 a.m. class. I have two alarms, just in case one doesn’t go off.  This morning, neither went off, and I woke up at 8:20.   I studied every day and night for a week for my psychology exam. Flashcards, reading the textbook, reading all my notes, making charts — the whole nine […]

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Personal, Stress

The most thorough way to study ever

Written by    Oct 11, 2018

Talk to anyone who knows me, and you’ll find out I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I’m in bed by 9:30 every night, I don’t settle for less than a 100% on anything, I like to keep things clean, and I show up at least 30 minutes early to everything. You can see my perfectionism in my approach to academics, too. I’ve developed what I […]

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Academics, Classes, midterms

The Columbus Water Lantern Festival

Written by    Oct 11, 2018

Surprise, surprise: I went to another lantern festival. Shoutout to both Columbus for having so many and the invasive technology in my phone that knows what to advertise to me so I can live out my Tangled dreams. This time, I took my lovely friend Rose and the festival actually took place in Columbus as advertised, along the Scioto river and across from COSI and Genoa […]

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Columbus, Events, Recreation

What’s a two day weekend?

Written by    Sep 11, 2018

I’m spoiled. It’s my third semester at The Ohio State University, and I’ve never had a full week of classes. Semester one, my classes were Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday; semester two, Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday; and now, I only have classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thus, I’ve never had a weekend that’s only two days. To be clear, I know this isn’t possible for every student, but I do know that the odds are […]

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Classes, Schedules

The old dorms on north campus are great, okay?

Written by    Sep 4, 2018

When I tell people I live in one of the old dorms on north campus, I get a look. When I then proceed to tell people that I wanted an old dorm, I get an even stranger look. Truthfully, I think the old dorms of north campus—Barrett, Haverfield, Norton etc.—are the best dorms. They have the greatest setup on campus, they’re a nice size, and they have […]

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Housing, Student Life, University Housing

Time and change will surely show . . .

Written by    Sep 4, 2018

Just about one year ago, I was a mess. There seemed to be a lot of things I had to buy to move out, there was a lot of packing, a lot of planning, a lot of how-do-I-work-Carmen questions and fears. I didn’t really like to talk about college; I kind of ignored that anything was happening at all. I’m the type of person that […]

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Housing, Personal, Stress

Odd things no one tells you to bring to college

Written by    Jul 17, 2018

Move-in is a month(ish) away. Are you ready? If you’re a freshman, you’re probably not. It’s okay. We’ve all been there. There are tons of lists out there that assure you they tell you everything you need for college. Problem is, these lists suck. Thanks, we had no idea we needed a pillow and sheets. So here are some items that you don’t really see on […]

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Advice, University Housing

The Lights Fest Columbus

Written by    Jun 15, 2018

I saw an ad almost a year ago that The Lights was coming to Columbus — a festival where thousands of people release floating lanterns into the night sky. If you know me even a little, you know I’m Disney-obsessed, and my all-time favorite Disney movie is Tangled. So I got tickets. And I lived out my dream. So, first of all, let me say […]

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Columbus, Events

5 things that are “worth it”

Written by    Jun 7, 2018

Around summertime, especially if you’re an incoming freshman, you have a lot of emails coming in about a lot of decisions you need to make. What meal plan, where you’ll live, if you’ll life with someone you know, what classes to take, yada yada yada. It’s hard to decide what choices you should take a risk on, and with what choices you should just go […]

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Dining, Food, Football, Housing, School Spirit, Student Life

A smart way to make a little extra cash

Written by    May 31, 2018

I just got a check in the mail from Ohio State. Would you like one? Ohio State does this really cool thing where you can help others, help yourself and make money all at the same time. If you have a student with a disability in your class and they request a note-taker, any classmate can do it. All you do is take thorough notes […]

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Classes, On-campus work, Why Ohio State?