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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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The Perks of Attending a Big University

Written by    Nov 2, 2017

Lots of high school seniors are afraid to commit to a large college, fearing that their classes will be impersonal or that they won’t be able to make friends. The truth is, I have lots of small classes at OSU, even as a freshman. I’ve met so many amazing people, and there are loads of benefits of being a student at a big school, such […]

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Advice, Author, Columbus, Dining, Recreation

Meal Plans at OSU: The Basics

Written by    Nov 2, 2017

I never really worried about figuring out what my meal plan meant until it was time for me to move out and start my freshman year at Ohio State. It was then that I realized I had no clue what the differences were between swipes, dining dollars, and Buck-ID cash. It took me a few days to get everything figured out, so here are the […]

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Dining, Food, Student Life

Buckeye Book Community

Written by    Oct 31, 2017

No one wants to think about school over the summer, which is why most of us toss that book we received at Orientation to the side the second we get back home. I had my freshman orientation in May, but I didn’t start reading this year’s Buckeye Book Community selection (Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson) until late July. It just seemed like another thing to […]

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Major Change

Written by    Oct 31, 2017

Maybe you came into college thinking you had it all figured out. Maybe you came in hoping that you would figure it all out. Maybe the idea of choosing a major is so terrifying that you’d rather hide in your dorm and pretend you’re still in elementary school (that wasn’t that long ago, right?). This week, I changed my major from international studies to social […]

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Academics, Advice

Halloween on a College Budget

Written by    Oct 31, 2017

Everyone wants to celebrate Halloween, but no college student wants to fork over money for a costume. What could be better than three costume ideas that won’t cost you a dime? These three ideas can be made from things you probably already have in your closet: 1. Katniss Everdeen Tuck a black shirt into a pair of olive green pants, throw on a leather jacket […]

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Recreation, Student Life

Your Midterm Survival Guide

Written by    Oct 25, 2017

Midterms aren’t fun. While some midterms will be more difficult and stressful than others, there are three important and practical tips for conquering any exam that I’ve learned since beginning my courses at Ohio State: 1. Find Where You Study Best For some people, it’s at the desk in the dorm. However, I personally don’t focus very well in my dorm. While the weather was […]

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Academics, Author, Classes, midterms, Studying

Game Day Hacks

Written by    Oct 25, 2017

Although I was never a huge football fan in high school, I loved attending my first football game at Ohio State. However, tickets and OSU gear can be pricey, so here are a couple of tips on how to keep the cost down: Buying Spirit Gear If you’ve shopped for official Ohio State gear, you know that it gets real expensive, real fast. Luckily for […]

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Athletics, Football

How to Make Your Dorm Feel Like Home

Written by    Oct 4, 2017

For my first week or two at college, I felt like I was on an extended stay in a hotel. Luckily, there are a few things I found that made my dorm feel much more like home: 1. Decorate! Every college dorm needs lights, so don’t forget to bring them (and Command strips) on move-in day! Don’t leave your walls blank. Bring posters, signs and […]

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