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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

My First Rec. Fitness Class

Written by    Jan 15, 2019

I hate going to the gym. Walking in the doors gives me anxiety; so many things are happening, everybody is working hard, and they can all tell that I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m told over and over that no one cares what other people do at the gym, but I always feel like everyone is looking at me. I’m uncomfortable for the whole […]

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Advice, Athletics, Author, Campus Life, fitness, nutrition, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Stress, Stress Relief, Student Life

College in the north . . . during winter

Written by    Jan 14, 2019

Okay, I know Ohio isn’t everyone’s dream state. I had high school friends leave to go to college in Tampa, Savannah, Nashville, South Carolina, California . . . places where it’s warm. And it’s around this time of year that I ask classmates who came here from LA or Florida why they chose to come to Ohio. Well, first and foremost, it’s because tOSU is the best university […]

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Campus Life, Columbus, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation, School Spirit, Stress Relief, Student Life, Weather, Why Ohio State?

You can RESERVE a study room?

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

In today’s edition of Things I Should Have Realized Before Now: you can reserve a study room at any campus library at any time, including finals week. I didn’t know about this until a friend texted me and said she reserved a study room for our friend group during finals week. I’ve always avoided going to the libraries during finals because I know they’re packed, and I […]

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Academics, Author, finals, midterms, Studying