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The Society of Physics Students

 Written by    September 30, 2012

Out of Ohio State’s 1,000+ student organizations, this is the academic club I’ve chosen to join.

Oh, and no. I’m not a physics major.  I’m still quite happily working towards my Spanish major and psychology minor.  In fact, my last academic experience with physics was when I took Integrated Physics & Chemistry… in 8th grade.  But anyone interested in physics is welcome at SPS, so that includes me!  Coming to Ohio State sparked an unlikely love interest between me and physics, mostly because one of my roommates is a physics major.  After she explained how light worked to me once last year, I was hooked.  Because it was perhaps the most interesting thing I’d ever heard.  I vowed to come to meetings this year, and she promised to come with me.  So for the past month, I’ve been enjoying my side life as a hardcore physics enthusiast and forcing my physics major friends to teach me everything they know.  Everyone at SPS has been really nice, and it’s fun being around something so radically different from what I study day-to-day in say, my honors Spanish linguistics class.

In the end, I’m pretty satisfied with my new student org.  Of course Ohio State has a plethora of clubs related to my own major and minor, but what I was really seeking in my outside-of-the-classroom academic life was something new.  And I’ve found it, so cheers!


On that note, if you’re a current or prospective student that has any interest at all, you should come to SPS sometime.  But if you do, keep my Spanish major on the down low.  I’m trying to see how long I can go before I’m outed as a humanities student… just for fun.


Rude Awakening:  Well, of course I’m going to take this opportunity to bemoan the fact that there are still approximately two and a half months of class left, courtesy of semesters.  The good news is that, for the most part, I really do enjoy my classes this autumn, so it’s not too excruciating.


Pleasant Surprise:  As you may have noticed, I did indeed declare my psychology minor this week!  I’m super excited about it, and even more excited to schedule spring classes in a few weeks so I can take more psych classes.  Life is peachy!


In firm friendship,


Julia Rose S.

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