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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

The importance of networking

Written by    Oct 24, 2018

“Networking” is a term you never hear until college, and when you do hear it, it seems vague at best. Personally, I didn’t think networking made sense; how am I supposed to actively “network,” and is that really what’s going to present opportunities to me? Aren’t my jobs and experiences going to come from going to career fairs, handing out my resume, and completing applications? The truth […]

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Work

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