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“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

Written by    Apr 28, 2016

Thanks, Semisonic, for that sentiment. I just read over my first-ever Buckeyes Blog post, and marveled at how much has changed since I enrolled at Ohio State back in 2014. I still think the OSU marching band is awesome, and to this day, few things excite me like free food on campus. But back then I had no idea how much I was going to […]

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Author, Personal

A Saturday smorgasbord, courtesy of D-Tix

Written by    Apr 23, 2016

Recently I had an awesome food adventure courtesy of the discounted tickets available from D-Tix at the Ohio Union! It’s the second time I’ve enjoyed sweet savings from D-Tix (the first was with COSI!), and I must say, although the Columbus Food Adventures ticket was still a bit of a splurge ($25), it was over half off the actual price of a ticket, and I […]

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Columbus, Food, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation

This is only a test…

Written by    Apr 22, 2016

In most of my courses this semester, the final exam accounts for 30% of the overall class grade. Thirty percent is nothing to sneeze at! Since many other Ohio State students are in the same boat, it’s no surprise that we may feel nervous when exam time rolls around. But perhaps we don’t have to feel quite as stressed as we do.

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Academics, Classes, finals, Stress, Stress Relief, Studying

A week-long challenge: leave your phone in your pocket during class

Written by    Mar 23, 2016

Dear Buckeyes, I’d like to propose a challenge: for one week, during all classes, resist the urge to text friends, browse Facebook, go shoe shopping online, or watch sports on your laptop. Contrary to what you may see on campus, it’s so much more respectful to not do these things during class. Society as a whole seems to validate these as acceptable ways to “multitask” […]

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Academics, Author, Classes, Student Life

Go to that career fair…seriously!

Written by    Mar 22, 2016

You’ve seen the e-mails about career fairs, maybe even toyed with the idea of going, and now I’m here to say: DO IT! DOOOO IT! Last month I went to my first-ever career fair at Ohio State, and I am EXTREMELY happy I did! This is my last semester here, and thanks to the career fair, I had interviews with several companies and even got […]

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Advice, The Future, Why Ohio State?, Work

Pie makes everything better

Written by    Feb 26, 2016

I love pie. I have for a long, long time. So when I visited home earlier this month and my family had a European Truffle Pie–a glorious confection of chocolate mousse, chocolate whipped cream, and chocolate cookie crust–waiting for me, it was one of the happiest moments of 2016 so far! This pie is only available in the month of February from my favorite pie […]

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Home, Personal

How to survive scheduling

Written by    Feb 23, 2016

There are a lot of really great things about studying at a big school. Want to study Chocolate Science or Yiddish Literature? Ohio State has you covered! But one of my favorite computer science professors liked to emphasize that there’s always going to be a trade-off in programming languages, and I think that applies to a lot of other areas in life too. The size […]

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Academics, Advice, Classes, Stress

Take The Class That Scares You (Or Maybe Just Audit It…)

Written by    Jan 26, 2016

“All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.” —James Thurber One of the features of undergraduate tuition at Ohio State is that you pay the same amount whether you take 12 credit hours or 18 credit hours, since both are considered full-time enrollment. 12 to 18! That’s quite a range! Determined to get the most out of my […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Classes

Ohio State Has Its Own Post Office, and I Think That’s Pretty Great

Written by    Jan 25, 2016

It’s been over 10 years since my fascination with post offices and mail was made public, and although some find it strange, I still adore all things mail-related. I think it’s marvelous that you can write a letter, affix a sticker that costs less than half a dollar, and drop the envelope into one of the blue boxes scattered around the country, and the intended […]

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Campus Life, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

Finals are finally here (which means they’ll soon be over)

Written by    Dec 12, 2015

This is how Wikipedia the Cat helps me study: My brain feels like mush at this point of the semester. I’ve had two finals already and I have two more to go, plus a couple projects to finish up. And then there will be rejoicing! There’s an episode of The Wonder Years where Paul is really stinking up the basketball court and he and Kev-bo are in a […]

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Academics, finals, Studying