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You can do everything right, and it might still go wrong

Written by    Oct 11, 2018

I have bad dreams about not waking up in time for my 8 a.m. class. I have two alarms, just in case one doesn’t go off.  This morning, neither went off, and I woke up at 8:20.   I studied every day and night for a week for my psychology exam. Flashcards, reading the textbook, reading all my notes, making charts — the whole nine […]

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Personal, Stress

How do we keep making it?

Written by    Sep 11, 2018

There is a peculiar moment in your college experience when you realize that time is somehow and suddenly both fleeting and stagnant. Hear me out. These things that you’ve worked so hard to establish – the academics, the clubs – they feel sort of tedious, a little mundane. Routine. But getting closer and closer to the real world feels much too daunting. I can’t think […]

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Academics, Advice, Events, Personal, Personal Events

Time and change will surely show . . .

Written by    Sep 4, 2018

Just about one year ago, I was a mess. There seemed to be a lot of things I had to buy to move out, there was a lot of packing, a lot of planning, a lot of how-do-I-work-Carmen questions and fears. I didn’t really like to talk about college; I kind of ignored that anything was happening at all. I’m the type of person that […]

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Housing, Personal, Stress

How to “do it all” and still get 8 hours of sleep

Written by    Jul 31, 2018

College is overwhelming. There are lots of opportunities that you are encouraged to try, lots of difficult classes that take up much of your personal time, and not as much money in your pocket as you are used to. Trust me, I get it: I am currently a pre-med double major who works two jobs, volunteers each week, studies for the MCAT and serves as president […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Classes, Honors & Scholars, Personal, Research, Schedules, Student Life, Student orgs, Studying, Work

Endless Opportunities

Written by    May 1, 2018

Although I’m only a First Year student, I already feel so many doors have been opened for me here at THE Ohio State University. When transitioning from high school to college, it’s easy to think some things are meant to be left in the past. However, I’ve found I’m still able to express myself through the endless opportunities this university has to offer. As I’ve […]

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Arts, Author, Events, Personal, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

Mental health in college: my experience

Written by    May 1, 2018

My whole life, I’ve lived with with GAD and panic disorder. I’ve had very good years where it didn’t inhibit me whatsoever, and I’ve had very bad years where I’ve struggled to simply leave my house. I wasn’t real sure how I would handle leaving home and being thrown into a completely new environment. I was afraid my anxiety would escalate and I wouldn’t be able […]

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Activism, Author, Personal

Life After College Interview

Written by    Apr 11, 2018

As I am wrapping up my sixth semester at Ohio State, I have found myself looking to the horizon at my future in the professional world, and honestly, I’m scared. So what do I do when I’m scared? Well I call my big sister, of course. My sister, Brittany, graduated almost three years ago and is now a fourth-grade teacher in Houston, Texas. I took […]

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Advice, Author, Personal, The Future

Where, Oh Where, Has Rylan Been?

Written by    Apr 10, 2018

Hi Y’all! It’s me, Rylan. Yes, I’m alive(?)! I’ve been a little absent from the blog this semester, and I wanted to explain why. Hopefully, in the process, I might also shed some light on the possibilities of student life at OSU and the art of being busy (which are both more apt topics than me simply venting about my routine). Here’s what I’ve been up […]

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Advice, Campus Life, Co-curricular work, Columbus, Internships, On-campus work, Personal, Personal Events, School Spirit, Stress, Student Life, Student orgs, The Future, Why Ohio State?, Work

Clothes: High school vs. College

Written by    Mar 12, 2018

High School: I wore makeup every day Either straightened or curled my hair every day Even wore DRESSES My “lazy” outfit was a sweater and jeans Would never DREAM of wearing (gasp) running shoes/sneakers during the school day Constantly critical of the way I looked, very self-conscious Cared way too much about what others thought of the way I looked College: I’ve worn the same […]

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Author, Personal, Student Life

Prioritizing

Written by    Mar 9, 2018

One of the aspects of college life that I’ve struggled with most lately has been prioritizing. By this, I mean deciding what tasks and activities are important enough to actually be included in my daily agenda (because there’s no possible way to fit everything that I want to accomplish into a single day). Lately, homework and sleep have been my priorities; homework for obvious reasons, […]

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Author, Personal, Personal Events, Stress, Studying