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My Moving Out Experience

Written by    May 22, 2017

After two years of being forced to happily living on campus, the time had come for me to move out of the dorms for the final time. Despite living with five other suitemates, I would be the final one to check out. Naturally, a fair amount of the cleaning was placed in my hands. As I scraped at the off-color slop that had caked the side […]

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Prediction Results: Spring 2017 Edition

Written by    May 11, 2017

As you may remember, I wrote a blog post in January where I made predictions about all of my classes for the semester. Now that I’ve been on summer break for over a week, I figured it was time to reflect on these predictions and see how accurate I was.

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Classes

I Do Really Well in a Really Hard Class

Written by    May 9, 2017

It’s January. To be specific, it’s the first day of school after a long and difficult autumn semester, one which freaked me out so much I dropped all my honors classes except one in exchange for regular classes. I’m in Jennings Hall for a 9 a.m. Math 1172 class. The next class in my calculus series after the one I skated through and disappointed myself in […]

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Academics, Author, Classes, finals, Honors & Scholars, midterms, Personal, Studying

An RA’s Advice for New Residents

Written by    May 4, 2017

For lots of freshmen, moving on campus is their first time living on their own. It may be a little intimidating, but it will also be a lot of fun! Here is my professional advice to be a successful resident your first semester:

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Academics, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Home, Housing, Student Life, Student orgs, University Housing

Halfway Done!

Written by    May 1, 2017

So… I’m a junior now. That’s weird. I know people say this all the time but I really feel like my freshman year move-in day was just yesterday. Where has the time gone?

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Author, Campus Life, Personal, Student orgs, The Future

I learned my lesson

Written by    May 1, 2017

Last semester, the first time I picked up my calculus textbook was six days before the final. All semester, since my lecturer was a little dull, and since it was a class I had already technically taken (Calc 1 and 2), I didn’t feel I needed to study as much. This was a feeling I carried all semester, until seven days before the final when […]

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Classes, finals, midterms, Studying, Textbooks

I GET AN INTERVIEW

Written by    May 1, 2017

Physics Class, Smith Labs 2006, 17:42:00  We’re taking a quiz in physics recitation, as we always do. It’s six questions and twenty points of quantum mechanics, our last of the semester. I fill out the quiz, check my work twice, and turn it in. After, I return to my desk because I plan to argue for a change to a grade I got on my […]

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The Future, Work

A Woke Study Break!

Written by    Apr 27, 2017

So, with finals coming around the corner, my study breaks have been unhealthy Netflix binges (and I’m watching literal trash, so that makes it worse). I decided to try to find shorter, more stress-relieving study break material. So, I turned to “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur, a book of modern, feminist poetry. But wait! Don’t rule it out because it’s poetry. I hate that […]

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Author, finals, Stress Relief

Small Spaces

Written by    Apr 27, 2017

My first year at Ohio State has gone really well, but I am looking forward to going home next week. It will be nice to eat home cooked meals, to not worry about studying, and to not be confined to one side of a room that’s already a little cramped. The truth is, living in a double in Smith-Steeb has not been as bad as […]

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Campus Life, Housing, University Housing

Volunteering + Learning about a Cool Columbus Resource!

Written by    Apr 24, 2017

This weekend, I went with some of my friends in the LGBT sorority to volunteer at Kaleidoscope Youth Center, Columbus’s center for LGBT youth ages 12-20. Because none of us had ever been there before, we started off with a tour of the center. It’s an amazing and huge building, with a library full of LGBT-related books, a technology center, a cafe, and much more. […]

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Author, Columbus, Diversity