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Taking 3-Hour-Long Classes

Written by    Feb 11, 2019

I’ve talked about my schedule before in past blog posts (like this one) and how I prioritize scheduling days off in order to get classwork done and complete work for my job. This semester, I have Mondays off, with only one class on Wednesdays and Fridays. But I could only do this by taking 3 classes that meet once a week. For 3 hours. No, […]

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Academics, Advice, Campus Life, Classes, Personal, Schedules, Student Life

BuckeyeThon 2019

Written by    Feb 11, 2019

FOR THE KIDS!!! That’s BuckeyeThon’s motto and driving mission. BuckeyeThon is the annual 24 hour dance marathon to fight pediatric cancer by raising money to fund research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This year more than 2,000 Buckeyes raised over $1.7 million. In November students sign up, join a team and pledge to raise at least $250 for the cure. This may sound like a lot, […]

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Activism, Advocacy, Author, Campus Life, Columbus, Events, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, School Spirit, Student Life, Student orgs, Why Ohio State?

Restaurant Reviews, Part 2: Rush Bowls

Written by    Feb 6, 2019

For a long time, the part of Lane Avenue that represented Ohio State’s northern border stretching from High Street to the Schottenstein Arena didn’t have much new to offer students. Stores, restaurants, and housing had been in the same spot for a long time without change, but in the last few years Lane saw some new life with the addition of new apartment complexes and this […]

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Author, Campus Life, Columbus, Dining, Food, nutrition, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation, Student Life

The Unexpected Weekend

Written by    Feb 5, 2019

My parents, both Ohio State alumni, have about 10 years between them of going to Ohio State. Yet, throughout those years, neither of them ever had school called off on account of weather. There were no snow days for college students when they went here, and cold days weren’t even a thing back then. So imagine my surprise last Tuesday when I received an alert […]

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Author, Campus Life, Classes, Events, Personal, Personal Events, Relaxation, Student Life, Weather

How to thrive on the Gray 10 dining plan

Written by    Feb 4, 2019

I, like many of my friends, switched to the Gray 10 dining plan to save a little money this semester. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the 10, some saying it’s the right amount, some saying it’s just not enough. But the Scarlet 14 was just too many meals for me, and I wondered why I was paying for excess. In these past few weeks, I’ve […]

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Advice, Campus Life, Dining, Food, nutrition, Student Life

You are What You Eat (Pt. III)

Written by    Jan 29, 2019

What’s one thing all college students have in common? We’re always hungry. One of my favorite meals is from the rice bowl station at Curl Market. For $7.95 (five cents shy of a swipe) you can get a pretty substantial and yummy meal. I order rice, chicken, lettuce, carrots, edamame and cucumbers. They also offer mushrooms, tofu and scallions. I don’t like my bowl drenched […]

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Dining, Food, nutrition, Personal, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

My First Rec. Fitness Class

Written by    Jan 15, 2019

I hate going to the gym. Walking in the doors gives me anxiety; so many things are happening, everybody is working hard, and they can all tell that I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m told over and over that no one cares what other people do at the gym, but I always feel like everyone is looking at me. I’m uncomfortable for the whole […]

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Advice, Athletics, Author, Campus Life, fitness, nutrition, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Stress, Stress Relief, Student Life

College in the north . . . during winter

Written by    Jan 14, 2019

Okay, I know Ohio isn’t everyone’s dream state. I had high school friends leave to go to college in Tampa, Savannah, Nashville, South Carolina, California . . . places where it’s warm. And it’s around this time of year that I ask classmates who came here from LA or Florida why they chose to come to Ohio. Well, first and foremost, it’s because tOSU is the best university […]

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Campus Life, Columbus, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation, School Spirit, Stress Relief, Student Life, Weather, Why Ohio State?

What’s the Wilce?

Written by    Jan 14, 2019

One of the most clichéd complaints about growing up is how we’ve all got to make our own doctor’s appointments. This complaint is no less true at Ohio State. Unless you maintain an extremely healthy lifestyle, you will get sick during your four years here. I’ve only been here one semester, and I’ve already been through a stomach virus. Naturally, I asked the older students […]

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Advice, Campus Life, Personal, Stress, Stress Relief, Student Life

Semester Goals (Why I’m Starting Protein Powder)

Written by    Jan 7, 2019

It’s second semester junior year, ladies! I’m back from India (hot, good food, people asked me if I was getting married). I spent a blur of a first semester going to the Clinton Global Initiative, Chicago through the Honors Cohort program, and D.C. for Buckeye Leadership Fellows (expect, at some point, a deep dive on all those different programs for all of you trying to apply), […]

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Campus Life, fitness, Personal, Recreation, Schedules