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Ask a Senior: Was Ohio State the Right Place?

Written by    Jul 6, 2017

Every time my mom drove me home freshman year, she asked me, “Do you think Ohio State was the right place for you to go?” My reply was always something along the lines of, “I like it at Ohio State, but I don’t know if it means that I wouldn’t be happy anywhere else.” I graduated from Ohio State this May. After graduation, my mom asked […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Classes, Honors & Scholars, International, Internships, Personal, Personal Events, Research, Why Ohio State?

I Do Really Well in a Really Hard Class

Written by    May 9, 2017

It’s January. To be specific, it’s the first day of school after a long and difficult autumn semester, one which freaked me out so much I dropped all my honors classes except one in exchange for regular classes. I’m in Jennings Hall for a 9 a.m. Math 1172 class. The next class in my calculus series after the one I skated through and disappointed myself in […]

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Academics, Author, Classes, finals, Honors & Scholars, midterms, Personal, Studying

We Came, We Saw, We (almost) Conquered

Written by    Apr 18, 2017

All endings carry with them a level of bitter sweetness, a loss both freeing and painful. The disappointment throughout crushes less, the late nights, stress, the highest highs and lowest lows are now just memories. The “Yes, I did that,” and “That was once the biggest part of my life” become little more than cemented reminders. The 2017 Robot Design project was all of that […]

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Aaron Goes to Washington

Written by    Apr 13, 2017

Last week, I was fortunate enough to take advantage of an opportunity that few get at Ohio State: Going to Washington, DC, with the Politics, Society & Law Scholars Program! Most of the Scholars programs offer annual trips, and it makes sense that PSL would go to DC. In many ways, the trip was a professional one. We met with employees of different government-related organizations, […]

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Honors & Scholars, Why Ohio State?

Murphy’s Law and Freshman Robotics

Written by    Mar 6, 2017

Yesterday, four hours into a group meeting with my Fundamentals of Engineering Honors robot group, I had a realization. Fiddling with erector pieces, looking at a robot that could not even drive properly, let alone execute the graded task that it had to perfect in less than 24 hours, I said. “It seems like whatever can go wrong, will go wrong with this stupid thing.” […]

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Academics, Classes, Honors & Scholars

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

New Semester, New You?

Written by    Jan 19, 2017

Last semester’s grades got you down? Feeling unsure about your major or what you want to do for the rest of your life? Lost and insecure (you found me, you found me…sorry, I had to.) about yourself in general? Take a breather. You’re not alone! Lucky for you, Ohio State realizes that almost everyone goes through this, myself included. There’s tons of resources right on […]

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Peer Mentor Adventures

Written by    Dec 15, 2016

This semester, I completed my third Freshman Survey class. If you’re concerned that I failed Freshman Survey twice, don’t be–last year and this year, I was in survey class as an Honors Arts and Sciences peer mentor. I’ve really enjoyed being a peer mentor, and I’m planning to do it again next year. Here’s a little more about my experience as a peer mentor:

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Taylor Tower Takes the Town

Written by    Nov 18, 2016

Alternatively titled, “Buckeyes in the Big City.” Over Veteran’s Day weekend, my roommates and I had the opportunity to visit Chicago, an activity the university sponsored through the Honors Living Communities at Taylor, Bradley, and Lincoln Tower. I’ve visited the city a fair number of times; over the years I’ve had two friends move to the area. Most touristy things I’d already done before getting […]

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Author, Honors & Scholars, Personal, Student Life, Travel

Being an Arts Scholars Mentor

Written by    Sep 29, 2016

So, as a sophomore in the Arts Scholars program at Ohio State, I decided to be a part of the mentoring program, in which second-years take on a “Little” and form a family with another sophomore. Six weeks in and I love it! So, I thought I would share with you all a little bit of my experience. For starters, my Little is amazing! I […]

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