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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?

College misconception #3: you won’t get an A…in anything

Written by    May 24, 2018

Ah, yes, another fear tactic used in high school: “People don’t get A‘s in college.” Well, I have gotten A‘s in college. Which causes me to believe that this isn’t true. But I would like to look into where this comes from. I think this statement is supposed to be “it’s not as easy to get an A in college classes as in high school classes.” […]

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Academics, Stress

Freshman year: class reviews

Written by    May 16, 2018

Well, my first year at OSU is over (wasn’t I just walking around the involvement fair last week? Using google maps to find my classes?) and it feels so weird. It absolutely flew by, and to think I’m only doing that a few more times in my life is crazy. Anyways, enough with my sentimentality. I thought it would be helpful to review my classes […]

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Academics, Classes

My school is beautiful: An appreciation post

Written by    May 16, 2018

One of the things I’m absolutely passionate about is photography. This year, I’ve loved being able to walk to dozens of gorgeous shooting places, whether that be buildings, natural scenery, or just generally aesthetically-pleasing backgrounds. I know lots of students factor in “location and look” to their college choice, and I have a feeling that big city schools don’t get the appreciation they deserve. In high […]

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School Spirit, Why Ohio State?

Exploring Columbus: German Village

Written by    May 1, 2018

Another place in my city that I’ve never visited is German Village, despite hearing a lot of great things about it. Since it’s just a 10 minute drive from campus, I headed over to the area with a friend to see what all the hype was about. Our first stop (and biggest priority) was The Book Loft. I’ve heard it’s big enough to get lost […]

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Columbus, Recreation, Student Life

Where (and where NOT) to study

Written by    May 1, 2018

Alright guys, it’s game time. Finals are coming up (and you’re going to KILL IT). But in order to do well, you need to find the right place to study. Ask any student, and you’ll get the cliche answers: “I like to study at Thompson!” “You should study at the 18th avenue library.” “I prefer using the study rooms in my dorm.” Well, these are […]

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finals, Studying

Mental health in college: my experience

Written by    May 1, 2018

My whole life, I’ve lived with with GAD and panic disorder. I’ve had very good years where it didn’t inhibit me whatsoever, and I’ve had very bad years where I’ve struggled to simply leave my house. I wasn’t real sure how I would handle leaving home and being thrown into a completely new environment. I was afraid my anxiety would escalate and I wouldn’t be able […]

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Activism, Author, Personal