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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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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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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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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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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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A Very Columbus Weekend

Written by    Sep 26, 2016

  When I was a freshman, part of Commencement was “exploring Columbus” as Ohio State is so keenly sibling to, or arguably a gear within, Ohio’s capital. While this event can certainly help students from out of the town get acquainted with the city they will now have as a secondary home, there is definitely a difference between walking around a city and experiencing it through […]

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Stress, anxiety and fun

Written by    Sep 21, 2016

College is unbelievably fun. Almost everyday there is something new to do and experience. At the same time, we all have classes that are very stressful. I know for me it has been very hard to study. Even when I do the necessary precautions such as going to the library, leaving my phone behind and sitting up straight, I still have found myself constantly daydreaming […]

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