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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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Academics, Advice, Arts, Author, Events, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Research, School Spirit, Stress, Student Life, Study Abroad, Studying, The Future, Travel, Why Ohio State?

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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Academics, Advice, Arts, Author, Events, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Stress, Student Life, Study Abroad, Studying, The Future, Travel, Uncategorized, Why Ohio State?

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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Academics, Author, Classes, finals, Stress, The Future, Weather

A Turkey on the Oval

Written by    Nov 30, 2016

One of the activities I was most excited for this semester was guiding the Boo Radley Society’s Thanksgiving event, and I’m thankful to say it was well received and enjoyed by all.

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


Written by    Nov 21, 2016

So…if you’re anything like me, you procrastinate from time to time (not to say that homework isn’t always super megafun, cool, awesome, yay). One way I like to make myself feel better about my habit is to spend that time looking for internships/jobs. That’s less bad, right? It’s practical knowledge. I’ll have to do it eventually, ok? And that’s where FutureLink comes in. For those of […]

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Advice, Internships, On-campus work, Stress, The Future, Work

Taking a Break From Classes

Written by    Nov 17, 2016

We’re in the home stretch of the semester, so in order to rest up for these last few weeks I took advantage of the three day weekend and took a trip with my friends to the beautiful Niagara Falls.

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Advice, Author, International, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Stress, Student Life, Travel

Always Look on the Bright Side

Written by    Nov 10, 2016

Ah. Woke up today, the day after the elections. And a lot of emotions from everyone. Which was to be expected no matter who won. Now, is this going to be a blog about the consequences of the election? A blog about my thoughts on its end? Feelings about our future president? No. Enough of that’s already swarming around the hive known as the internet. […]

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Advice, Relaxation, Stress, The Future

Am I on the right path?

Written by    Nov 8, 2016

You’re eighteen. You’re in college. You’re an adult. Now choose what you want to do for the rest of your life. This mindset has been engraved in my brain for years now. I’ve always had the preconception that, magically, when I became eighteen and made my way to a big, adult university, that I would have the exact major in mind, with an exact career […]

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Academics, Advice, Classes, Personal, Schedules, Stress, Studying, The Future