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Things no one told me about college

Written by    Mar 26, 2018

Okay, obviously you hear a lot of advice and information before going off to college. But no one ever talks about the little things, the tiny, insignificant differences that are actually pretty big changes. Here are a few things nobody told me, and that took me by surprise. You DON’T ASK THE PROFESSOR to use the restroom. This may sound like a really dumb thing to be […]

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Student Life, Why Ohio State?

Bouncing back from a bad grade

Written by    Mar 12, 2018

I’m like a lot of other OSU students: straight A’s in high school, top of the class, perfectionist, etc etc. So naturally, I got to college and told myself I wasn’t going to change that. I set the same painfully high standards for myself as I did for the last four years of education. I thought it would be just as simple in college as […]

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Academics, Advice, Classes, Stress

Exploring Columbus: My first visit to the Arena District

Written by    Mar 9, 2018

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve lived in a suburb of Columbus my whole life, but I never really get out and explored the city. I’ve been downtown quite a few times in my life, but I don’t know the city too well, and there are a lot of hidden gems I’ve been missing. I have gone to the statehouse and the Ohio Theatre and the […]

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Columbus, Recreation, Student Life

Branching out in college

Written by    Mar 8, 2018

I’m not an adventurous person. Heck, I’m not even a social person. I didn’t really want to join any clubs or participate in any activities. I always felt like clubs and sports of the sort were pointless obligations and I never understood why people get involved. And then I decided to branch out and try new things. It started with just a trip to the ARC: […]

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Personal, Student orgs

Where to live on campus: a choose-your-path scenario

Written by    Feb 20, 2018

You have three paths in front of you. Each are equal in opportunity and have their upsides and downsides. One is called west campus, one is north campus, and one is south campus. Ah, yes, the housing emails are being sent out, and you aren’t sure where you should live, are you? I can help with that; here’s an OSU twist on choose your own story. […]

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Housing, Personal, University Housing

The best decision I made freshman year

Written by    Feb 12, 2018

You probably hear a lot of scheduling advice. Don’t take any 8 a.m.s! Don’t take online classes, you’re lying to yourself if you think you’ll do the work! Schedule all your classes close together! No, spread out your classes! Don’t you DARE take physics and chem in the same semester! Well, I have the best piece of scheduling advice for you, and I know it’s the best from […]

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Classes, Schedules, Stress

Minoring: a want or a need?

Written by    Feb 6, 2018

When you’re heading to college, a lot of the focus is on your major. Often times, minors are pushed under the rug and completely forgotten about. Are they necessary? What’s the point? What should I minor in? Should I even get a minor? Lots of questions, one underwhelming answer: minors are whatever you want them to be. There are tons of reasons for you to choose a […]

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Academics

How to save money in college

Written by    Feb 1, 2018

You’re young. You’re newly independent. And you’re also broke, but you need money to do literally everything. Now’s when you need to learn how to save your money, when to save your money, and why you should save your money. Below, I have a list of a few tips and tricks I’ve picked up on saving money in college, which will hopefully benefit you, too. Rent your […]

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Author, Student Life

I went to John Mulaney’s show and my dreams came true

Written by    Jan 16, 2018

In case you didn’t know, comedian John Mulaney came to OSU and had a show in the Wexner Center for the Arts on his Kid Gorgeous tour. You should also know that I absolutely love John. So my lovely friend Rose brought me to his show with second row, front and center tickets. For the past month, I’ve been joking about being the person in the crowd that […]

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Events, Personal Events, Student Life

Are you in an inferior major?

Written by    Jan 16, 2018

I know I’ve discussed majors and their stereotypes before, but I feel that it’s an important topic to hone in on. So, are you in an inferior major? Come on, you know what I’m talking about. The majors that people turn their nose up at, the majors that aren’t as “intellectual,” the majors that are in that college or center on those classes. They call them easy […]

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Academics, Arts, Personal