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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

Branching out in college

Written by    Mar 8, 2018

I’m not an adventurous person. Heck, I’m not even a social person. I didn’t really want to join any clubs or participate in any activities. I always felt like clubs and sports of the sort were pointless obligations and I never understood why people get involved. And then I decided to branch out and try new things. It started with just a trip to the ARC: […]

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Personal, Student orgs

Being sick at college

Written by    Mar 8, 2018

At this point in the year, I consider myself an expert at being ill in college. No matter what I do, it seems that a cold or strep throat are just a few steps behind me, waiting to pounce. So, here’s a list of the practices I’ve learned that make being sick while away from home slightly more bearable: The Wilce Student Health Center: PLEASE […]

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Advice, Author, Personal, Stress, Student Life, Uncategorized

Opportunities for Creativity

Written by    Mar 8, 2018

Being a creative person with a busy schedule is proving to be a very hard task. With assignments, projects, papers, and work deadlines, I rarely find time to create art just for myself. But I’ve found some spots for creativity in the strangest places.

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Advice, Arts, Author, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation

Where to live on campus: a choose-your-path scenario

Written by    Feb 20, 2018

You have three paths in front of you. Each are equal in opportunity and have their upsides and downsides. One is called west campus, one is north campus, and one is south campus. Ah, yes, the housing emails are being sent out, and you aren’t sure where you should live, are you? I can help with that; here’s an OSU twist on choose your own story. […]

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Housing, Personal, University Housing