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Year 1 in Review

Written by    May 31, 2019

Though it’s been roughly a month since the school year ended, it’s still kind of hard to believe it. Time seems to flow differently for college than it did in high school. During the school year, it all seemed to stretch out, but when move-out day officially came, it literally felt like only a day had passed since I first moved in. Regardless of this […]

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The Easiest Jobs to Take On During a Semester

Written by    May 24, 2019

If you’re like the majority of college students everywhere, you need money. You’re probably in debt right now. You’re a confused young adult. Don’t you worry, I feel you. One of the hardest things to find balance in is work life and school life when you’re a full-time student. How do you have enough time to do your homework, study, and actually get to sleep […]

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The Finals Countdown

Written by    May 24, 2019

As each semester comes to a close at Ohio State, we all go through another repetition of the dreaded finals week. Fortunately for me, I took my last final yesterday, so this very “special” time of the school year has come to an end. As I look back on the events that led up to it, here is what I have noticed: It feels more […]

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Sophomore Year: Class Reviews, Part 2

Written by    Apr 29, 2019

As always, I have a lot to say about Ohio State and the things I’m doing here. This is the second half of my class reviews for sophomore year; go ahead and check out Part 1 to hear how fall semester went, and keep reading for the classes I just finished for the spring! English 4569: Digital Media This class threw me for a loop […]

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Sophomore Year: Class Reviews, Part 1

Written by    Apr 29, 2019

It may be finals week for most people, but I’m at home kicking off my summer! I got lucky and landed a full semester of classes with no final exams. I have a lot of friends that are bitter about that, but to be fair, I did have two final portfolios, three final projects and two final presentations. So I did have finals, just not on […]

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Learning to Strategize and Communicate

Written by    Apr 22, 2019

Strategic Communication Principles with Dr. Olga Kamenchuk (Communication 2231) was probably my favorite class this semester. It was the first course that helped me specifically answer, “What is strategic communication?”  We covered the fundamentals of how marketing, branding, advertising, communication, public relations (PR) and strategy all come together to form integrated marketing communications. We learned about the entire promotional mix, how each part is integrated […]

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Mass Media Research in the School of Communication

Written by    Apr 22, 2019

One of the best things about Ohio State is that it’s big enough for you to pursue anything — or everything — that interests you. This semester I was able to take an independent study course (Communication 4998) and participate in undergraduate research. Each semester the School of Communication emails a document with information from researchers seeking undergraduate assistants. I reached out to multiple faculty […]

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Secrets of Thompson Library (Pt. II)

Written by    Apr 15, 2019

This is a continuation in the saga of how to access books from Thompson. How do I navigate the library’s website? Honestly I’m still figuring this out myself. For example, I wanted to read a book by Stephen King because I’ve never read Stephen King before. So I searched the library database by author. However it showed only one book was available … at Newark. […]

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Secrets of Thompson Library (Pt. I)

Written by    Apr 15, 2019

Did you know that you can get a Columbus Metropolitan Library card in less than five minutes without even leaving campus? Neither did I. But you can if you go to the circulation desk on the first floor of Thompson Library (if you’re entering from the East turn left right after you rub William Oxley Thompson’s head). Ask one of the library assistants to help […]

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How I Still Get 8 Hours of Sleep in College

Written by    Apr 15, 2019

Finals are upon us. Take care of yourself. I’m kind of known for being a grandma: I have a bedtime. At 9:30. I don’t like staying up, and I don’t like going through life tired, especially in school. I want to be able to do my best work, to pay attention, and most of all, to feel healthy. Sleep isn’t for the weak; I think you know […]

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