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How to Stay Organized and Conquer Busy Weeks

Written by    Dec 3, 2018

The sophomore slump is real. This semester I’m taking 18 credit hours and I’m involved in too many extracurriculars. College is still a blast, but every week this semester I’ve felt like I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off because I’m so busy. Figuring out your own balancing act is an important part of college. Here are some tips to help […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Classes, midterms, Schedules, Stress, Student Life, Studying

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

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

College misconception #3: you won’t get an A…in anything

Written by    May 24, 2018

Ah, yes, another fear tactic used in high school: “People don’t get A‘s in college.” Well, I have gotten A‘s in college. Which causes me to believe that this isn’t true. But I would like to look into where this comes from. I think this statement is supposed to be “it’s not as easy to get an A in college classes as in high school classes.” […]

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Academics, Stress

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

Bouncing back from a bad grade

Written by    Mar 12, 2018

I’m like a lot of other OSU students: straight A’s in high school, top of the class, perfectionist, etc etc. So naturally, I got to college and told myself I wasn’t going to change that. I set the same painfully high standards for myself as I did for the last four years of education. I thought it would be just as simple in college as […]

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Academics, Advice, Classes, Stress

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

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

Confessions of a Student Organization President

Written by    Feb 16, 2018

During my first Boo Radley Society meeting, I was impressed by the leadership and immediately knew I wanted to hold office one day. Fast forward to 2018 as I finish up my term as the 2017-2018 President!

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Author, Campus Life, School Spirit, Stress, Student Life, Student orgs, Why Ohio State?

Internship Mindset

Written by    Feb 14, 2018

Hiya there, pals! Last week I celebrated (read: solid head nod) my first month-iversary with my internship. Okkkkk, technically I also interned for the same company over the summer, but I took a break last semester. And, this is my first time holding down an internship while also taking a full course load of classes. As a junior prematurely gaining graduation anxiety, I’ve found myself […]

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Advice, Author, Internships, Personal, Stress, Work