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What is STEP?

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

Ohio State loves acronyms! STEP stands for the Second Year Transformational Experience Program. If you’re a second-year living on campus, you can opt in for STEP. This means you’re signing up for … 1-1.5 hour meetings each week with your STEP cohort, led by a faculty member, who will be your STEP advisor 3 PDCs, Professional Development Co-Curriculars (similar to First Year Success Series Sessions) […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Diversity, Housing, International, Internships, Personal, Student Life, Study Abroad, University Housing, Why Ohio State?

You can RESERVE a study room?

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

In today’s edition of Things I Should Have Realized Before Now: you can reserve a study room at any campus library at any time, including finals week. I didn’t know about this until a friend texted me and said she reserved a study room for our friend group during finals week. I’ve always avoided going to the libraries during finals because I know they’re packed, and I […]

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Academics, Author, finals, midterms, Studying

Poetry in Columbus

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

If you’re not an English major, this is probably really lame. You might as well click out of this post now. It might be a bit random and not something many people think about (or care about, if I’m honest with myself), but Columbus has a great poetry scene. There are readings happening all the time around the city, and constant readings on campus as […]

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Arts, Columbus, Personal Events, Why Ohio State?

Free Buckeye Basketball

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

A few weeks ago, I got a great seat to watch two of the hottest college basketball teams battle for free. For the last two years, Ohio State has offered free tickets for one of their more exciting early-season basketball games, and that was an opportunity my friends and I couldn’t pass up. I’ve written here before about how I enjoyed going to the basketball games […]

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Columbus Music Scene: Hippo Campus

Written by    Dec 3, 2018

When I was searching for colleges a few years ago, I knew I wanted to be in a city. At home I live 15 minutes away from downtown Cincinnati, and I knew I couldn’t survive at a school where the nearest Target was an hour (or even more than 20 minutes, really) away. A huge plus about being in a city is the music scene. […]

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Author, Columbus, Events, Recreation, Relaxation, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

Columbus Food Scene: North Market

Written by    Dec 3, 2018

The Short North, which is just south of campus along High Street, is home to some of Columbus’ best restaurants. If you want a one-stop-shop packed with tons of delicious food from a variety of restaurants, however, you should try the North Market. Last weekend, we celebrated my friend’s birthday and went out to dinner with a big group of girls. North Market is the […]

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Advice, Author, Columbus, Dining, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

How to Stay Organized and Conquer Busy Weeks

Written by    Dec 3, 2018

The sophomore slump is real. This semester I’m taking 18 credit hours and I’m involved in too many extracurriculars. College is still a blast, but every week this semester I’ve felt like I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off because I’m so busy. Figuring out your own balancing act is an important part of college. Here are some tips to help […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Classes, midterms, Schedules, Stress, Student Life, Studying

My first (and last) Michigan game

Written by    Dec 3, 2018

This was definitely one of my favorite weekends ever. As I’ve mentioned before in other blog posts, I was never a football person until I came here. I was in marching band in high school, so I attended every single football game for my school … and I didn’t pay attention to a single one of them. Then I came here and I became super […]

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Athletics, Events, Football, School Spirit, Why Ohio State?

Involvement Tip #1: Get a Campus Job

Written by    Dec 3, 2018

Did you know that there are more than 1,000 ways to get involved here at Ohio State?  Yeah, you read that correctly. Ohio State has more than 1,000 different groups and organizations that you can get involved with on campus.  If you’re struggling to find fun things to do with your spare time, fear not — this blog series is here to save the day! Oh […]

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Advice, Author, On-campus work, Student Life, The Future, Work

Stories from a football school

Written by    Nov 14, 2018

I chose to go to a football school. That isn’t to say that my school is not strong in academics, research, and global impact; actually, it’s great in all of those too. I just mean that football is such an integral part of life at Ohio State that you can’t get by without it, and it contributes a lot to the student experience. I grew […]

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Athletics, Campus Life, Football, School Spirit, Student Life, Why Ohio State?