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3.5 Months of Summer??

Written by    May 24, 2018

Summer in college is definitely quite different than in high school — in more ways than one, I might add. Most notably, though, is the duration of a college summer break. Unlike in high school, where districts only have about two months off, a college summer is the length of an entire semester (hence the name “Summer Term”). What are you going to do with […]

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College misconception #3: you won’t get an A…in anything

Written by    May 24, 2018

Ah, yes, another fear tactic used in high school: “People don’t get A‘s in college.” Well, I have gotten A‘s in college. Which causes me to believe that this isn’t true. But I would like to look into where this comes from. I think this statement is supposed to be “it’s not as easy to get an A in college classes as in high school classes.” […]

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Academics, Stress

Senior Week

Written by    May 24, 2018

At the end of the semester, I usually found myself leaving campus as quickly as possible, but with graduation and training for my internship, I got to see and experience all of the craziness that happens during a senior’s final week as a student. The week kicked off with a craft night, where seniors were invited to decorate their caps. As you can see, mine […]

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Academics, Author, Classes, Events, finals, Football, School Spirit, Student Life, The Future, Why Ohio State?

New Zealand Blog 4: There and Back Again

Written by    May 16, 2018

To take reality, crumple it up into a ball, and let it fly into time and space – that’s the appeal of a fantasy world. It was “Magic Tree House”. It was “The Wishing Chair”. It was “Ella Enchanted”. It was “Harry Potter”. Recently, it has been “Game of Thrones”. And the past few years, it has also been “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the […]

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New Zealand Blog 3: Making Second Breakfast

Written by    May 16, 2018

In the wise, scruffy, Dwarfish words of Thorin Oakenshield, “‘If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” I agree with Thorin. Food and cheer are both very important. To have these things, though, you need to know how to cook. Which I cannot do. But I’m learning! Here’s what I’ve found so far. I […]

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New Zealand Blog 2: No Trolls Encountered Yet

Written by    May 16, 2018

Okay. I’m here. It’s 8:15 a.m. and I am typing on this laptop after lying in bed for two hours and meditating. (You guys should try meditating. It’s very relaxing.) The flight to Auckland from Houston was about 14 hours long. We landed in Auckland at around six a.m. on plane-interfered sleep (read: in and out of sleep for six hours). The six girls all […]

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Freshman year: class reviews

Written by    May 16, 2018

Well, my first year at OSU is over (wasn’t I just walking around the involvement fair last week? Using google maps to find my classes?) and it feels so weird. It absolutely flew by, and to think I’m only doing that a few more times in my life is crazy. Anyways, enough with my sentimentality. I thought it would be helpful to review my classes […]

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Academics, Classes

Review of this Semester’s Classes: Spring 2018 Edition

Written by    May 16, 2018

All of my professors have posted my grades on Buckeyelink, so now it’s time for me to review all of the classes for my last semester of undergrad! Let’s see how they lived up to the predictions I made at the beginning of the semester.

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New Zealand Blog 1: I’m Flying, You Fools

Written by    May 16, 2018

I feel a little bit like Bilbo in the beginning of “The Hobbit”. You know that gif where he finally yells, “I’m going on an adventure”? If you think he’s excited, that’s a common misconception from the movie. In the book, even after Bilbo agrees to go on the adventure with Gandalf and the dwarves, J.R.R. Tolkien cleverly weaves in Bilbo’s lack of enthusiasm by […]

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My school is beautiful: An appreciation post

Written by    May 16, 2018

One of the things I’m absolutely passionate about is photography. This year, I’ve loved being able to walk to dozens of gorgeous shooting places, whether that be buildings, natural scenery, or just generally aesthetically-pleasing backgrounds. I know lots of students factor in “location and look” to their college choice, and I have a feeling that big city schools don’t get the appreciation they deserve. In high […]

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School Spirit, Why Ohio State?