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Stop Hating on West Campus (Pt. I)

Written by    Oct 19, 2017

Meeting dozens of new people in my first weeks at OSU, one of the first questions I often asked (and was asked) amid semi-awkward introductions was, “So where do you live?” Each time I’d respond, “Morrill,” people would sigh knowingly and sympathetically and proceed to console me as if I’d just lost a pet or grandparent or limb. “Oh, I’m so sorry,” they’d say, shaking […]

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How to survive Freshman Orientation

Written by    Oct 18, 2017

Coming to campus this past June was a crazy yet wonderful time! I learned so much in just two short days. Here are a few tips for making the most out of your freshman orientation experience: Plan Ahead Getting prepared for orientation before you arrive will save you so much stress. Try to make it a habit to check your buckeyemail daily. All of the […]

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Why I chose to live on campus instead of commuting

Written by    Oct 18, 2017

I live in a town twenty minutes from campus. Why wouldn’t I save the money and the hassle and stay where I’m comfortable? On-campus housing can cost a lot, and I was scared to move out. So why did I? And was it worth it? My mom was firm in encouraging me to live on campus. That was never an option for her, and she […]

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Scott Tots and Other Absolute Gems

Written by    Oct 18, 2017

Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of complaining about the dining halls from students. While, admittedly, I also get sick of cycling through similar meal options each week, we should remember and cherish our dining hall gems. Some of my favorites include (but are not limited to): Scott Tots: Even as the semester wears on, these are consistently golden brown, warm and all-around perfect. Without […]

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Why Ohio State? Four Reasons to Become a Buckeye!

Written by    Oct 18, 2017

For those readers who are still in high school — particularly those of you in your senior year — this article is for you!  Ever wonder what all the fuss is about OSU?  Ponder why so many people choose to come here every year?  Well here are four reasons why I think you should apply to be a Buckeye this year!   Reason #1: School […]

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Review of Circuit Cycle

Written by    Oct 12, 2017

Of all the group fitness classes I’ve tried at the RPAC so far, Circuit Cycle is my favorite. It consists of about seven minutes on the stationary bike, then seven minutes on the floor. Repeat each three times for an hour-long class! Common bike exercises include hills (adding max resistance), sprints (maximizing speed) and jumps (alternating between first, second, and third position). Floor exercises vary […]

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Fun and Games (and a Surprise Parade!)

Written by    Oct 12, 2017

Last year, I heard about a cool place in the Short North called Kingmakers. For $5, you could choose from a huge collection of board games and play for hours on end with your friends. I thought this seemed like a great concept and hoped to go this year. Meanwhile, I am also a mentor for my Scholars program, so I have a group of five […]

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Surviving Orientation (and maybe, possibly, liking it?) TIP #1

Written by    Oct 5, 2017

(Picture- Carson Yerian) Surviving Orientation (and maybe, possibly, liking it?) TIP #1 Fresh out of school one afternoon in mid-March, you’ll saunter your way into your house, barely mumble “good” when your mom asks how your day was, and let your backpack slide off your shoulder, down your arm, and plop down on the floor as you slowly fall onto the couch in a heap. […]

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How to Make Your Dorm Feel Like Home

Written by    Oct 4, 2017

For my first week or two at college, I felt like I was on an extended stay in a hotel. Luckily, there are a few things I found that made my dorm feel much more like home: 1. Decorate! Every college dorm needs lights, so don’t forget to bring them (and Command strips) on move-in day! Don’t leave your walls blank. Bring posters, signs and […]

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How to Get Into an (Awesome) Research Lab

Written by    Sep 29, 2017

Some students come in to college and need some time to adjust while others want to cut to the chase and dive into all sorts of intense academic and intellectual endeavors. As soon as I stepped onto Ohio State’s campus and saw all of the resources beckoning me, I knew that I fell into the latter category. Over the summer I had filled out nearly […]

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