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Thank you, Ohio State

Written by    Nov 14, 2018

It seems the sun is finally setting on my time here at The Ohio State University. During my final semester as a student, I have been taking more time than usual to reflect on my college journey. It all started on an airplane. I was trying to decide between Ohio State and another university. I wrote down all the pros and cons for each school […]

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The old dorms on north campus are great, okay?

Written by    Sep 4, 2018

When I tell people I live in one of the old dorms on north campus, I get a look. When I then proceed to tell people that I wanted an old dorm, I get an even stranger look. Truthfully, I think the old dorms of north campus—Barrett, Haverfield, Norton etc.—are the best dorms. They have the greatest setup on campus, they’re a nice size, and they have […]

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Housing, Student Life, University Housing

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

Odd things no one tells you to bring to college

Written by    Jul 17, 2018

Move-in is a month(ish) away. Are you ready? If you’re a freshman, you’re probably not. It’s okay. We’ve all been there. There are tons of lists out there that assure you they tell you everything you need for college. Problem is, these lists suck. Thanks, we had no idea we needed a pillow and sheets. So here are some items that you don’t really see on […]

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5 things that are “worth it”

Written by    Jun 7, 2018

Around summertime, especially if you’re an incoming freshman, you have a lot of emails coming in about a lot of decisions you need to make. What meal plan, where you’ll live, if you’ll life with someone you know, what classes to take, yada yada yada. It’s hard to decide what choices you should take a risk on, and with what choices you should just go […]

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The Perks of Being on Campus

Written by    May 1, 2018

I am part of the second class at Ohio State that has been required to live on campus for my first two years here. When Ohio State first made the change, opinions were mixed and even now, some of my fellow sophomores complain about not being able to live where they want their second year like some of their friends at other schools. After having […]

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Housing, University Housing

Perks to Dorm Life

Written by    Mar 30, 2018

Living in the dorms for two years is something students should definitely see as a positive rather than a negative. As the last class with the option to do so, I personally didn’t mind having those two years to live on campus, and here’s a few reasons why:

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Where to live on campus: a choose-your-path scenario

Written by    Feb 20, 2018

You have three paths in front of you. Each are equal in opportunity and have their upsides and downsides. One is called west campus, one is north campus, and one is south campus. Ah, yes, the housing emails are being sent out, and you aren’t sure where you should live, are you? I can help with that; here’s an OSU twist on choose your own story. […]

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Housing, Personal, University Housing

Not so creepy Canfield

Written by    Nov 7, 2017

As first year student, you are required to live on campus. Before move-in day arrives, you should think about roommate(s) and where you might want to live. You may not get your first choice of housing, so be sure to keep an open mind and make the most of your dorm experience! I was very lucky, and met my roommate through an Ohio State roommate […]

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Move-In Day Tips and Tricks

Written by    Aug 17, 2017

If you are #new2osu this semester, you are probably feeling one of a few ways about move in being so soon: PUMPED! Anxious Ready Overwhelmed Neutral And all of these are totally fine! I’m hear to give you some last minute tips on how to save a few headaches (and arguments) on move-in day!

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