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The Obligatory Pre-Graduation Post

Written by    May 3, 2016

I don’t like goodbyes. In fact, I almost never say them. I either use non-committal phrases like “see you later” and “have a good summer” or make a joke out of it by saying “nice knowing you.” Even though my time in college (or at least undergrad) is coming to an end, it doesn’t yet feel like it, but maybe that’s just because I still […]

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Academics, Advice, Campus Life, Personal, Personal Events, School Spirit, Student Life, Student orgs, The Future, Why Ohio State?

How to eat free (and get involved)

Written by    Jan 12, 2016

Let’s be honest, food is the only surefire way to attract college students anywhere. In the beginning of the year, with so many events happening it’s nearly impossible to go a day without having had at least one free meal. If you are purposely seeking them out, however, it is possible to go an entire week (or more) without paying a cent for food. Whether […]

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Food, nutrition, Personal, School Spirit, Student Life, Student orgs

Where to buy and sell your textbooks

Written by    Dec 21, 2015

There is a ritual almost every student must go through when starting a new semester: buying textbooks. While many of us would not hesitate to drop a couple hundred dollars on a new electronic that we’ve been wanting or a couple weeks’ worth of good food, when it comes to buying textbooks we morph into the Grinch and suddenly $50 seems too much for our […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Student Life, Textbooks

How to choose a laptop for college

Written by    Dec 16, 2015

Buying a laptop (or any kind of computer) for college is a rite-of-passage for every graduating high school senior. It signals the end of working on public school computers or the family desktop. I still remember going to Best Buy after my high school graduation to pick out the perfect technology companion for my college career. After four years of living with my choice and […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Personal, Student Life

Five unusual study hacks to prepare you for finals

Written by    Dec 15, 2015

Throughout my four years at Ohio State, I’ve learned some pretty unusual methods for studying (mostly because I was Googling “how to study better” when I should have been actually studying). If you’re looking for some ways to improve your performance that don’t involve actual studying, here are the methods that have worked for me over the years.

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Academics, Advice, finals, midterms, Personal, Stress, Student Life, Studying

Where to apply for scholarships (a list)

Written by    Nov 2, 2015

Are you applying for scholarships? You should be. Although you may be reluctant to fill out any more applications after coming to college and even more reluctant to write essays, scholarship apps are objectively one of the best investments you could make with your time. The more effort you put into the applications, the more likely you are to receive up to thousands of dollars […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Honors & Scholars, Personal, Research, Student Life, Student orgs

Best places to study on campus

Written by    Sep 15, 2015

Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to cram some calculus or an open room to discuss the history of modern art, I’ve been around long enough to know of some prime places to get work done. Here is a list of recommendations for where to go depending on what you want to do.

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Academics, Advice, Campus Life, Personal, Student Life, Studying

How to have the most productive summer ever

Written by    May 11, 2015

After the stress of finals, it is all too easy to go home and collapse on the couch. After a few days of lazing about, however, boredom becomes to set in. Some people fail to realize that summer is actually the perfect opportunity to be productive. What you do during the summer can determine how easily you will find a job, or get into graduate […]

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Co-curricular work, On-campus work, Personal, Personal Events, Research, School Spirit, Student Life, Study Abroad, Studying, The Future, Work

Campus cookie reviews

Written by    May 4, 2015

Hang around me for more than five minutes and you will know that cookies rank highly on my list of all-time favorite foods. My love for cookies is so well-known among my friends that they will either bring me free cookies they receive from campus events or tell me where to go directly to get them. I enjoy eating cookies bought individually as opposed to […]

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Campus Life, Food, nutrition, Personal, Student Life

Some Pro Tips for Living Off Campus

Written by    Mar 14, 2015

Dorm life is great. You get to live with friends, you’re always near food, and never have to walk far to get to your classes. After the first year, however, most people usually choose to live off-campus. Having your own apartment or house is great too because of the increased space, amenities, and privacy. I have found myself moving to a new location off-campus every […]

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Campus Life, Housing, Personal, Student Life