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You can do everything right, and it might still go wrong

Written by    Oct 11, 2018

I have bad dreams about not waking up in time for my 8 a.m. class. I have two alarms, just in case one doesn’t go off.  This morning, neither went off, and I woke up at 8:20.   I studied every day and night for a week for my psychology exam. Flashcards, reading the textbook, reading all my notes, making charts — the whole nine […]

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Personal, Stress

The most thorough way to study ever

Written by    Oct 11, 2018

Talk to anyone who knows me, and you’ll find out I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I’m in bed by 9:30 every night, I don’t settle for less than a 100% on anything, I like to keep things clean, and I show up at least 30 minutes early to everything. You can see my perfectionism in my approach to academics, too. I’ve developed what I […]

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Academics, Classes, midterms

The Columbus Water Lantern Festival

Written by    Oct 11, 2018

Surprise, surprise: I went to another lantern festival. Shoutout to both Columbus for having so many and the invasive technology in my phone that knows what to advertise to me so I can live out my Tangled dreams. This time, I took my lovely friend Rose and the festival actually took place in Columbus as advertised, along the Scioto river and across from COSI and Genoa […]

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Columbus, Events, Recreation

The Great Return of Pomerene Hall

Written by    Sep 24, 2018

This past Sunday, I went to a building I had never previously explored at any time in the past two years. What’s more, this building was on south campus, just down the street from Smith-Steeb and Park-Stradley, where I lived for the last two years. How is this possible, you may ask? The historic Pomerene Hall has actually been closed since 2016 for renovations, and […]

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Author, Dining

How do we keep making it?

Written by    Sep 11, 2018

There is a peculiar moment in your college experience when you realize that time is somehow and suddenly both fleeting and stagnant. Hear me out. These things that you’ve worked so hard to establish – the academics, the clubs – they feel sort of tedious, a little mundane. Routine. But getting closer and closer to the real world feels much too daunting. I can’t think […]

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Academics, Advice, Events, Personal, Personal Events

What’s a two day weekend?

Written by    Sep 11, 2018

I’m spoiled. It’s my third semester at The Ohio State University, and I’ve never had a full week of classes. Semester one, my classes were Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday; semester two, Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday; and now, I only have classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thus, I’ve never had a weekend that’s only two days. To be clear, I know this isn’t possible for every student, but I do know that the odds are […]

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Classes, Schedules

A New Way of Living

Written by    Sep 4, 2018

As with most third-year Ohio State students, I am now in the beginning stages of living off campus for the first time in my college career, as I moved into a house with six of my best friends a few weeks ago. I knew there would be some changes in store after two years of living in campus housing: No front desk to provide me […]

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Freshman Year Survival Tip #6: Move-In — How it Works

Written by    Sep 4, 2018

For those of you who are #new2OSU, you might be nervous about moving in to your first residence hall.  After all, Ohio State is a large school, so move-in must be difficult, right? Actually, not at all! Move-In Day is a smooth and flawless process that is actually fairly enjoyable. On Move-In Day, traffic on campus will be controlled by traffic officers so as to […]

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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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