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Finding Refuge During Midterms

Written by    Mar 14, 2017

Today I’m going to talk about midterms. You may think this post would have been more appropriate if I had written it last week, when I had three midterms in a span of two days. The reason I couldn’t do that was because I was too busy studying for my midterms. Go figure. So, midterms are rough, yes, and they require a lot of studying, […]

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Author, Personal, Stress, Student orgs, Studying

Maniacal Midterm Laughter

Written by    Feb 2, 2017

Ah, you know you’re starting to go off the deep end into the tea kettle when you make your blog titles alliterate. I’m currently writing this blog during a study break. Now normally I don’t do this but this week was a doozy. This week decided to throw everything it’s got at me, even though I’m aware that weeks are not sentient entities and I’m […]

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Academics, Author, midterms, Stress

Student Loans = Student Moans

Written by    Feb 1, 2017

College is great. Paying for it is not. So how do we find the money every semester to keep coming back until that degree is done? First and foremost, take advantage of your own strengths. Are you particularly good at line dancing? Write about that on your college application. Ohio State loves all of you little oddball line dancers. There might be other people that […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Personal, Stress, Student Life, Why Ohio State?, Work

What I have learned since the second semester started: academic-wise.

Written by    Jan 30, 2017

This second semester has been severe—I have 8 a.m. classes, which I totally did not intend to do so, and my schedule is poorly distributed with four classes on Wednesdays and Fridays, but only one on Tuesdays. And I would love to share what it has been and what I learned from last three weeks. 8 a.m. is not so bad: I was devastated to […]

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

The Stages of the Semester’s First Late Night

Written by    Jan 27, 2017

Ahh, Week 3; faint are the memories of syllabus week and light homework, heavy are the myriad of assignments piling on. Yes, it has always seemed to me that Week 3 marks the descent into the maddening routine of consistent homework…in all your classes…every night. So, I shouldn’t have been surprised when last night I had, for the first time this semester, my first late […]

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New Semester, New You?

Written by    Jan 19, 2017

Last semester’s grades got you down? Feeling unsure about your major or what you want to do for the rest of your life? Lost and insecure (you found me, you found me…sorry, I had to.) about yourself in general? Take a breather. You’re not alone! Lucky for you, Ohio State realizes that almost everyone goes through this, myself included. There’s tons of resources right on […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Classes, Honors & Scholars, Personal, Personal Events, Schedules, Stress, Student Life, Studying

What the heck

Written by    Jan 17, 2017

I’m mad y’all.

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Author, Campus Life, Housing, Personal, Stress, University Housing

The First Week of a Second Semester

Written by    Jan 17, 2017

So, how are all of you? Got past the first week of the semester with flying colors? No? I’ve heard this phrase a lot these few days: “This has been a long week. And we still have a whole semester left,” or at least something similar. And I agree! Maybe it’s because I’ve got an 8 a.m. this semester, but this week has been unusually […]

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Academics, Author, Stress

New *Semester*, New Me

Written by    Jan 9, 2017

Ugh…it’s time to accept that winter break is over. There’s nothing to be done to make it last any longer (besides skipping your classes–but don’t do that, folks). I’m not one for big, sweeping new year’s resolutions. But, on the eve of a new semester, I’ve found myself considering a few changes I’d like to make so that this semester is better than the last. […]

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Advice, Campus Life, Classes, Home, Personal, Schedules, School Spirit, Stress, Student Life, The Future

Undecided and Loving It

Written by    Jan 9, 2017

“Let’s go around the circle and say our names and our majors” was always the get-to-know-you activity on my college tours. After 18 college visits, I came to dread this activity. Not because I was shy or unhappy to be there, but because I am undecided. Undecided students have a terrible stigma floating over their heads. While applying to colleges I was told to “just pick” a random major, […]

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