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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

Freshman Year Survival Tip #5: Take an Umbrella, Everywhere

Written by    Sep 4, 2018

Is this tip inspired by a 25 minute walk across campus in the rain?  Yes; yes it is! However, the importance of such a seemingly simple piece of advice cannot be overstated. At home, many of us are used to having cars to transport us from one place to another.  Even if you did not grow up in an area where driving is the most […]

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Freshman Year Survival Tip #4: Understanding Meal Plans

Written by    Sep 4, 2018

First-year students on the Columbus campus living in a residence hall are required to have a meal plan; however, many students do not really understand the meal plans very well when trying to decide which is the best fit.  So, here are some insider tips on the various meal plans that Dining Services has available to freshmen: Meal Plan #1: Scarlet 14 The Scarlet 14 […]

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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

Freshman Year Survival Tip #3: Participate in an Early Arrival Program

Written by    Jul 31, 2018

I know everyone always tells freshmen to get involved, but something that many first-year students don’t consider is getting involved BEFORE the start of the academic year.   Entering my first year at Ohio State, I had the pleasure of participating in the Buckeyes First and Ohio State Welcome Leader (OWL) programs during the week before official move-in for students. Although I was a bit […]

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How to “do it all” and still get 8 hours of sleep

Written by    Jul 31, 2018

College is overwhelming. There are lots of opportunities that you are encouraged to try, lots of difficult classes that take up much of your personal time, and not as much money in your pocket as you are used to. Trust me, I get it: I am currently a pre-med double major who works two jobs, volunteers each week, studies for the MCAT and serves as president […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Classes, Honors & Scholars, Personal, Research, Schedules, Student Life, Student orgs, Studying, Work

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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Advice, University Housing

Freshman Year Survival Tip #2: Your Professors Don’t Hate You!

Written by    Jul 6, 2018

I know I’ve mentioned this in some of my previous posts, but I personally feel as though this point is important enough to be reiterated thousands of times.  Entering my freshman year here at Ohio State, I was CONVINCED that my professors would all hate me. From television shows to the stories that my high school teachers told me, everybody and everything seemed to depict […]

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Review: Spring 2018 Classes

Written by    Jun 15, 2018

Psychology 2220— Data Analysis in Psychology Instructor: Seth Miller Location: Hitchcock 035 Hours: This course is three credit hours and consists of three 55-minute lectures per week (mine were Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:20 to 11:15). Outside of class I spent an average of 30-45 minutes per week on this class. Textbooks: Our required textbook was Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (Fourth Edition) by […]

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The Lights Fest Columbus

Written by    Jun 15, 2018

I saw an ad almost a year ago that The Lights was coming to Columbus — a festival where thousands of people release floating lanterns into the night sky. If you know me even a little, you know I’m Disney-obsessed, and my all-time favorite Disney movie is Tangled. So I got tickets. And I lived out my dream. So, first of all, let me say […]

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