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Are you in an inferior major?

Written by    Jan 16, 2018

I know I’ve discussed majors and their stereotypes before, but I feel that it’s an important topic to hone in on. So, are you in an inferior major? Come on, you know what I’m talking about. The majors that people turn their nose up at, the majors that aren’t as “intellectual,” the majors that are in that college or center on those classes. They call them easy […]

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Academics, Arts, Personal

Semester Predictions: Spring 2018 Edition

Written by    Jan 12, 2018

The first week of classes is almost over and I’ve had all of my classes at least once, so I figured now would be a good time to give my predictions for how each of my classes will go this semester. (Yes, these predictions are all based on looking through the syllabus and meeting the professor 1-2 times, but we’ll see how accurate my initial […]

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Academics, Author, Classes

The pros and cons of giving yourself a schedule with a three-day weekend

Written by    Jan 8, 2018

Whether you’re a future, current or former college student, you’ve probably heard about the elusive no-classes-on-Mondays or no-classes-on-Fridays schedule. How wonderful! you probably think. A three-day weekend every week! Well, I’m here to help you consider all of the facts before you decide whether you want to attempt a three-day-weekend-every-week schedule.

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Advice, Author, Classes, Schedules

Surviving the First Semester: Advice from an OSU Freshman

Written by    Jan 2, 2018

Although August seems to be just yesterday, the reality of the matter is that Autumn semester has come and gone, leaving freshmen such as myself with a lot to look back upon. While I still have 3.5 years to go at The Ohio State University, I want to take a moment to share some of my biggest tips for success as a new freshman.   “Tacky” […]

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Academics, Advice, Campus Life, Student Life

Why “Honors” is (Definitely) Worth It

Written by    Jan 2, 2018

The nice thing about the high school I went to is that many of us end up being Bucks. This meant that I had quite the list of people to text when I was stressing about random things like which chemistry professor I should try to get and if I really needed certain textbooks. Despite my rather large support network of Buckeye alums, the one […]

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Academics, Advice, Classes

Everybody was Stage Combat Fightin’

Written by    Jan 2, 2018

Last spring, the Ohio State Department of Theatre announced that one of the grad students would teach an advanced movement-based stage combat class, and you can bet I was down for the chance to channel my inner James Bond.

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Academics, Classes, finals, fitness, midterms, Recreation

Review of this Semester’s Classes

Written by    Dec 20, 2017

Now that my final grades are in, fall semester is officially over. So I thought I’d take some time to answer the question every college student is getting asked this winter break: “how were your classes?” (But don’t worry, this blog post will be more than just the word “fine.”)

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Academics, Author, Classes

Is it Christmas yet?

Written by    Dec 15, 2017

The end of a semester is a weird time. It feels like half your friends already finished their exams and are relaxing at home, while the rest of you are still stress-crying because how are you going to pass the Dendranthopology 6590 final? (Side note, dendranthopology no longer exists, if you were wondering what that was. A few centuries back, it was the study based on […]

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finals

Debunking the “Chem 1210 Horror Story”

Written by    Dec 12, 2017

With the final chemistry exam awaiting us at the end of the week, we all sat somewhat anxiously in our final lecture. Some of us were probably hoping for some sort of a “Hail Mary” where the professor would reteach the entire semester. Others were just pushing aside the stress of exams and taking in the exciting fact that we were sitting in our last […]

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Classes

Letter To My Favorite Professors

Written by    Dec 11, 2017

I am a little more than halfway through my college career and I’ve taken some time to reflect on the instructors I’ve had throughout my time at Ohio State, so I thought I’d write a letter to my three favorite professors.

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Academics, Author, Classes