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The Truth About RAs: Real Talk

Written by    Mar 9, 2017

Movies do a really poor job of showing us what resident advisors are like; they’re portrayed as no fun, stuck-up, and out to get residents at every turn. This couldn’t be more wrong. I have talked to a lot of people that dearly cherish their RA, and I myself have grown fond of mine. Especially now that many of my friends are getting ready to […]

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Housing, Personal, Student Life, The Future, University Housing, Work

Be an OWL!

Written by    Mar 2, 2017

I am sitting at a picnic table behind the Union, doing some homework (sort of), minding my own business (hardly). Tour groups are pouring out of the inside of the Union: mobs of angsty high school seniors are drudging after the tour guide, and their parents are standing a little too close for their high school senior swag (seriously, only the parents ask questions on […]

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Author, Events, Housing, Student Life, University Housing

Living on Campus: How to Choose Your Residence Hall

Written by    Feb 21, 2017

If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume one of two things: you’re an incoming freshman and you JUST CAN’T WAIT to decide where you’re going to live (!!!!!!!) or you’re an incoming freshman and you REALLY REALLY REALLY HAVE NO IDEA where you’re going to live. Both are great situations to be in because LITERALLY EVERYBODY that is new to college is wondering the […]

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Honors & Scholars, Housing, Personal, Student Life, University Housing

6 Little Things Ohio State has to Offer

Written by    Feb 14, 2017

If you’re considering Ohio State, I’m sure you’ve got a million things on your pros and cons list. Not to overload you, but here are a few more things to add. All of the below are things I didn’t know/didn’t think about before I accepted my admission. We’re a Coca-Cola sponsored campus. Which means that your dining dollars and swipes can only buy you coke […]

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Dining, Food, Housing, University Housing, Why Ohio State?

MLK Day of Service with my Residents

Written by    Jan 19, 2017

This Monday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, six of my residents and I went to Pay it Forward’s fantastic Day of Service program.

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Activism, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Columbus, Diversity, Events, Home, Personal, Personal Events, Relaxation, School Spirit, Student Life, Student orgs, University Housing

What the heck

Written by    Jan 17, 2017

I’m mad y’all.

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Author, Campus Life, Housing, Personal, Stress, University Housing

Praise for Patty

Written by    Dec 27, 2016

When I first found out that I was going to be living in Paterson Hall for my first year of college, I would be lying if I said that I didn’t panic. The fact that it was built in the 1950s and doesn’t have air conditioning sent me into a tailspin of fearing the worst. But then again, what freshman in college could really describe their […]

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Housing, Personal, Student Life, University Housing

The five stages of getting locked out

Written by    Oct 20, 2016

It happens to everyone. You’re leaving your room, maybe just to talk to a friend down the hall or to grab a bite to eat. You return to your room, and you realize you’ve left your BuckID inside of your room with the door closed. You’re about to enter… The five stages of getting locked out Denial: This can’t be happening! You always make sure […]

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Home, Housing, Personal, Personal Events, Stress, University Housing

North Siiide!

Written by    Oct 18, 2016

Living on North Campus this year after enduring the harsh life of a West Campus resident has been a major upgrade. I don’t want to diss good old MoTow (Morrill Tower), but man North Campus is like a whole new world.

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Housing, University Housing

Lessons in loads

Written by    Oct 3, 2016

“I just had to teach a boy how to do his laundry. I can’t believe I just enforced that social role.” My roommate tried to pretend she was being sarcastically indifferent, but it sounded a little more like this: “I, just had to …teach… a BOY……how to do his laundry! I can’t BELIEVE I just…enforced… that social role!!!” She had been having issues with her […]

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