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College Misconception #3: all classes have 500 people

Written by    Nov 15, 2017

When you watch movies, college is typically portrayed as a bunch of lecture halls with 500 kids in them, where none of the kids talk to each other. It looks like stadium seating, and down at the chalk board is some wise man with glasses and a tie teaching the students while they furiously take notes. I might be an anomaly, but I have yet […]

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Academics, Classes

The Top Three Pieces of Advice

Written by    Nov 6, 2017

As I continue to navigate my freshman year at Ohio State, I keep thinking back to my senior year of high school. This is mostly as a result of the slew of questions I get every week from my high school friends that are just now beginning to apply to Ohio State. Just like them, I was a bit terrified. While I was sure that […]

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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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College Misconception #2: Professors don’t care about you

Written by    Oct 25, 2017

High School Teachers: “Take advantage of this personalized attention while you have it!! Professors won’t bother to learn your names!!! They don’t care if you fail!! You get no help!!” Surprise, surprise, another scary interpretation of college that isn’t entirely accurate. Yes, no one holds your hand here; you’re a big kid now. But that doesn’t mean we are all floundering while professors rub their […]

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Academics, Classes

I’m dropping out of school and fleeing the state.

Written by    Oct 19, 2017

No, this is not click bait. It’s true. Friends, family, loyal followers: as of Spring 2018 I will no longer be a college student. I’m giving up the cold, snowless Columbus winters, the vanilla lattes at Scott Connecting Grounds, my cosy bedroom In Taylor Tower and my long study sessions at 18th Avenue Library. I’m officially giving up making the long walk to the Gateway just […]

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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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7 Things I Learned in My First Week at OSU

Written by    Sep 26, 2017

The first week of college…You’ve probably spent a good portion of your life dreaming about what it would be like when you finally moved out and were on your own. However, expectations are almost always different from reality. I definitely learned more than seven things during my first week as an Ohio State Buckeye, but here are the seven I found to be the most […]

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Advice, Classes, Schedules

Stone Laboratory

Written by    Sep 25, 2017

Yes, our campus here at Ohio State is huge and wonderful. We have just about everything you need to survive the college life. But sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone and take an adventure. If you’re interested in science and love being outdoors, I highly recommend you visit Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory! Floor mural in the Stone Lab dining hall What […]

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One Year and One Week

Written by    Aug 30, 2017

I am one week into my second year at Ohio State and like the second season of any good TV show, it’s a time to build off of my growth from last year and meet new challenges. Before moving in, I figured I would not have to worry about feeling overwhelmed by classes and extracurricular activities since I had been through it before. Well, I […]

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Academics, Author, Classes, Stress, Student Life

You’re a Freshman: Advice to My Sister

Written by    Aug 17, 2017

I can’t believe you’re going to be a freshman starting tomorrow—a lanyard-wearing, large-group-walking, too-loud-talking freshman. I’m kinda worried about how college will change you, but I’m mostly hopeful that it will bring us closer—as in you’ll text me back sometimes and I won’t have to Snapchat you to get you to reply. As you’re saying hello to college, I’m saying my final goodbye. Here are […]

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