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Where, Oh Where, Has Rylan Been?

Written by    Apr 10, 2018

Hi Y’all! It’s me, Rylan. Yes, I’m alive(?)! I’ve been a little absent from the blog this semester, and I wanted to explain why. Hopefully, in the process, I might also shed some light on the possibilities of student life at OSU and the art of being busy (which are both more apt topics than me simply venting about my routine). Here’s what I’ve been up […]

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Advice, Campus Life, Co-curricular work, Columbus, Internships, On-campus work, Personal, Personal Events, School Spirit, Stress, Student Life, Student orgs, The Future, Why Ohio State?, Work

Internship Mindset

Written by    Feb 14, 2018

Hiya there, pals! Last week I celebrated (read: solid head nod) my first month-iversary with my internship. Okkkkk, technically I also interned for the same company over the summer, but I took a break last semester. And, this is my first time holding down an internship while also taking a full course load of classes. As a junior prematurely gaining graduation anxiety, I’ve found myself […]

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Advice, Author, Internships, Personal, Stress, Work

The College Guide to Juggling

Written by    Nov 27, 2017

Howdy! Alright, so plot twist: I don’t actually know how to juggle–at least not in the literal sense (I’m still getting over the loss of my circus career). But, I do know a thing or two about life juggling.

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Advice, midterms, Personal, School Spirit, Stress, Stress Relief, Student Life, Studying, Work

An Exciting Announcement

Written by    Nov 2, 2017

Eek!! (substitute whatever noise of excitement most tickles your whiskers). As of last week, I officially tacked on my second minor: Film Studies. More than just being able to minor is something of interest, this was an exciting moment for me because it officially marks my career shift. When I came to The Ohio State University, I was certain I wanted to be an English […]

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Academics, Advice, Advocacy, Personal Events, School Spirit, Travel, Why Ohio State?

How to be the Bestest, Most Talented, All As, Dream Student

Written by    Oct 12, 2017

Welcome! We’re here at the tail end of Week 7 (is that right? fingers crossed) and I know I’ve got something you will all want to read. I’m about to give you my “How to be the Bestest, Most Talented, All As, Dream Student” guide. So, click those seat belts… let’s go for a ride! So, who is a bestest, most talented, all As, dream student? […]

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Academics, Classes, midterms, Personal, Stress, Stress Relief, Student Life, The Future

May-mester Memories

Written by    Jun 12, 2017

Today marks a week since I returned from being abroad for a month. (“What?” Where?!” “Why” a chorus of children’s voices ask)

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Arts, Author, Classes, International, Personal, School Spirit, Student Life, Study Abroad, Why Ohio State?

Your College Week Depicted by Drake

Written by    Mar 28, 2017

So, there’s this new hip thing the kids are doing: they’re describing their weeks or weekends with relevant pop culture figures. So, in on honor of this, and in honor of Drake’s recent release, I give you: Your College Week Depicted by Drake. Monday Tired…confused…overwhelmed. Or, just trying to solve that extra credit math problem. Tuesday Ok, so you get over your mopey Monday and find […]

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Author, Campus Life, Classes, Personal, Relaxation, Stress, Student Life

4 Different Ways to do Your Reading

Written by    Feb 23, 2017

Howdy folks! Well, it’s just about halfway through the semester, which means I’m in the thick of all my classes. As an English major taking 18 credit hours, this means…you guessed it, a lot of reading! (Like, a lot, a lot of reading).

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Academics, Advice, Classes, Home, Stress Relief, Studying

Resource Profile: The Writing Center

Written by    Feb 6, 2017

Welp, Ohio State has this incredible thing called the Writing Center. It’s purrrdy great, if you ask me. However, I think it is a pretty under-used resource on campus that many people could really benefit from if they knew more about it. I am admittedly biased on this matter since I am currently taking a class in preparation to work in the writing center. BUT…that […]

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Academics, Advice, Advocacy, Stress Relief, Studying, Why Ohio State?

The Stages of the Semester’s First Late Night

Written by    Jan 27, 2017

Ahh, Week 3; faint are the memories of syllabus week and light homework, heavy are the myriad of assignments piling on. Yes, it has always seemed to me that Week 3 marks the descent into the maddening routine of consistent homework…in all your classes…every night. So, I shouldn’t have been surprised when last night I had, for the first time this semester, my first late […]

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Advice, Author, Classes, Personal, Stress, Student Life, Studying