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Six Apps All Buckeyes Need

Written by    Dec 11, 2017

“There’s an app for that!” When it comes to college, the saying is definitely true. In fact, there are tons of apps that make college life easier. Here are six apps that have helped me to successfully navigate my first semester of college: 1. GroupMe There are group chats for everything. You’ll have them for classes, teams, clubs, floormates, etc. If you want to stay […]

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D-Tix & Zoo Lights

Written by    Dec 11, 2017

If you didn’t know, Ohio State has this amazing thing called D-Tix. If you’re a student, you can use D-Tix to buy discounted tickets to local concerts and events as well as gift cards to stores near campus like Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams or The Candle Lab. Last weekend, I bought a ticket to the zoo lights in Columbus through D-Tix for just $8. Plus, […]

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Things I Didn’t Need to Pack for College

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

There are a million lists out there of things to pack for college, but here’s a list of things you probably don’t need to pack. After getting settled in at Ohio State, there were definitely a few things I realized I wouldn’t be needing: leisure books and DVDs I don’t have time to read anything outside of my classes. I’ve watched one or two movies […]

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Dealing with Homesickness

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

When I was preparing for move-in day at Ohio State, I was so excited that the thought of becoming homesick never even crossed my mind. I couldn’t wait to meet my roommate, decorate the room, get involved in student organizations, and find out what life was like in college. In the days leading up to move-in, I spent every free minute going through my checklist […]

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Myth: You Can’t Cook in College

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

Everyone knows that college kids live off of ramen, pizza rolls, and anything else you can microwave. While I do shamelessly love my ramen and pizza rolls, it’s important to know that you actually can cook food in college! Most of the dorms have shared kitchens with stoves, ovens, and refrigerators. It’s great if you just want to bake some chocolate chip cookies, but you […]

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Deck the Dorm!

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

Well guys, we’ve finally made it to that last stretch of the semester. With finals looming over head and much studying to be done, there’s one great way to brighten up the atmosphere (literally)…Decorating! If you know me, you know that I love to decorate, and my dorm room is no exception. This year, my roommate and I have decorated with some wall decals, Christmas […]

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Being a Pen PALS Mentor

Written by    Dec 8, 2017

During orientation and those first few days on campus, everyone was preaching at me to get involved, get involved, get involved! And you know what? They were right. One of the first things I got involved in during my first year at Ohio State was Pen PALS (Peers Advancing Literacy in Students). Because my roommate had joined, and because I thought it looked cool, I […]

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Finding Your Motivation

Written by    Nov 28, 2017

The hardest part about coming back from break is getting back into the swing of things. It’s especially difficult when you know that there’s only two more weeks to go until fall semester is over, and then you get to sleep in and not think about classes or exams for three whole weeks. That’s a great thought, but before we can get to break, we […]

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Academics, Classes, finals, Studying

Your Guide to Textbooks

Written by    Nov 17, 2017

So many freshmen make the mistake of overpaying for their textbooks. Here’s how to avoid it: 1. Don’t buy a book you don’t need! Some professors will list their books as “optional,” which usually means you don’t need to purchase them. However, you can also ask other students or check Rate My Professor to find out if the textbook is really necessary. There’s also nothing […]

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Countdown to Thanksgiving

Written by    Nov 15, 2017

Good news: Thanksgiving break is only a week away! I’m not sure what I’m looking forward to the most (the turkey, sleeping in my own bed for a few nights, or getting to shower without flip flops?), but something feels very different about Thanksgiving this year. Being in college means that I don’t get to see my family or be at home as much. While […]

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