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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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Advice, Author, Classes, Personal, Stress, Student Life, Studying

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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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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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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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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Academics, Author, Classes, Stress, Why Ohio State?

Ben’s STEP Adventure- Day 4

Written by    Dec 28, 2016

Thursday-Final Day Irving, Hamilton, Whitman Welcome back to the fourth and final day of Ben’s STEP Extravaganza Adventure, starring Ben and Nate Steingass (pictured below). (Also featuring Dad. Hi, Dad) Unlike the rest of my entries, this one was written approximately a week later, following Christmas (things have been hectic, I’m sorry, you understand? I hope? If not, it doesn’t really matter, all of them […]

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Ben’s STEP Adventure- Day 2

Written by    Dec 27, 2016

Tuesday New Bedford and Salem 6:30 a.m. Praise the Lord/Buddha/Vishnu/your respective deity that we finally got to sleep in (relatively speaking). Luckily, our hotel’s bathroom window didn’t close fully, so we had a lovely juxtaposition between the 40 degree bathroom and the 85 degree bedroom, causing me to wake up in a sweat (and not the usual kind I get from dreams or eating too […]

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The Curse of Indecision: Study Abroad

Written by    Dec 19, 2016

If there were a written account of every time my CID (Crippling Indecision) flared, you’d have enough for a chunky anthology. And, yeah, everyone suffers from some CID every now and again, but it’s a chronic condition for me. I’ll have an episode over the littlest things (*cough* what exercise I want to do next when working out *cough*). But, like I said, that’s an anthology […]

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Stress, Student Life, Study Abroad, The Future, Travel, Why Ohio State?

Finals: Beginning at the End

Written by    Dec 14, 2016

One hour and forty-five minutes. 150 points. Six questions. My last exam. I’ve been nonstop studying for six days; my online calculus study plan says I’ve done 10 hours of practice problems, my bone-deep exhaustion tells me I’ve done almost equal that of physics. I’ve blown through 150 notecards, typed two full help sheets–full on both sides with 8 point font. I’ve studied in the Ohio […]

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