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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

Poetry in Columbus

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

If you’re not an English major, this is probably really lame. You might as well click out of this post now. It might be a bit random and not something many people think about (or care about, if I’m honest with myself), but Columbus has a great poetry scene. There are readings happening all the time around the city, and constant readings on campus as […]

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Arts, Columbus, Personal Events, Why Ohio State?

My first (and last) Michigan game

Written by    Dec 3, 2018

This was definitely one of my favorite weekends ever. As I’ve mentioned before in other blog posts, I was never a football person until I came here. I was in marching band in high school, so I attended every single football game for my school … and I didn’t pay attention to a single one of them. Then I came here and I became super […]

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Athletics, Events, Football, School Spirit, Why Ohio State?

Stories from a football school

Written by    Nov 14, 2018

I chose to go to a football school. That isn’t to say that my school is not strong in academics, research, and global impact; actually, it’s great in all of those too. I just mean that football is such an integral part of life at Ohio State that you can’t get by without it, and it contributes a lot to the student experience. I grew […]

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Athletics, Campus Life, Football, School Spirit, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

It’s official: I’m graduating early

Written by    Nov 14, 2018

It’s time to celebrate. My Honors Contract was accepted! This means that all my classes in past, present and future, as well as my character and academic standing, have been approved for me to graduate with Honors distinction. More importantly, I have enough credits and enough rigorous coursework to graduate a year early. I’m only a sophomore, and I get to graduate next year. How cool is […]

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Academics, Honors & Scholars, The Future