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The Pains and Prize of Assigned Readings

If you were tasked with creating an assigned reading list for a classroom, what would you submit? Were there any particular stories or novels that you read in school that you hated or felt forced to drudge through? Were there any that you loved enough to want to read again?

My wife and I took a road trip down to Tennessee this past weekend (from Ohio). During our drive we listened to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World; a book that often appears on lists such as “Best Novels” and high school English class assigned readings. And not without reason; it is the epitome of dystopian literature. More...

Are You Ready, Spring Breakers?

Pack the sunscreen and swimsuits, Spring Break is upon us! Each year, college students look forward to the week off from classes and exams to frolic on the beaches and partake in some festive beverages. We’ve got the lowdown on how to have a fun, adventurous, and safe Spring Break, no matter if you stay close to home or travel with friends. More...

Scholarship Time!

March marks the beginning of the end of the school year for both high school and college students. With that, comes the fast approaching deadlines that students face when applying for scholarships.

Below we have put together a small list of some scholarships you may be interested in. The list is ordered by the date they are due with the first one listed being the earliest. Check them out and start applying! More...

Can We Discuss This Weather?

It is currently 18°F here in Columbus. Two days ago it was 70° and I was running outside in shorts and a tee shirt. And I know that there is nothing more cliché and “small talkish” than discussing the weather, but I can’t help myself. This has been an insane winter in Columbus and I cannot wait for the steady warmth of spring to finally set in. My introverted-ness has reached its max capacity and I am ready to be out and doing things with other people instead of being held captive indoors lest I risk the loss of all feeling in my limbs. More...

Spring Cleaning!

This post is for those who have been suffering through the cold weather climates. The snow warriors who have put up with the grueling temperatures, the icy sidewalks, and relentless flurry of that four-letter word, sn*w.

The end is in sight.

Before we can break out the shorts and the shades, we have to roll up our sleeves and make our winter cocoon presentable again. Yes, that means fighting for every inch of living space and bringing the spring spirit directly into the dorm room! More...