Some Of The Best Spots To Study At Ohio University

Some Of The Best Spots To Study At Ohio University

No matter how you like to study this article has something for everyone. No matter where you are on the main campus it’s good to know the spots to kill time without having to climb any unnecessary hills.

Ohio University’s main campus is absolutely beautiful. This fact is undeniable but finding the right study spots can be difficult. Everyone studies differently so you have to find a right fit for you. Here is a list of recommendations ranging from silent to just the right level of noise.

1. The sixth and seventh floor of Alden Library. Noise level: silent

This is where the library looks more like the ones from our childhood, all books, and has huge windows on three of the walls that look out over the campus. It’s almost completely silent and the views are absolutely breathtaking. There are desks to sit at all the windows so it’s easy to get work done.

2. The green and white eggs on the fourth floor of Alden. Noise level: quiet

If you manage to snag one of these take full advantage of it because they are precious. Being in one is like being in your own little bubble. Honestly if you wanted to take a nap you could because they are really comfortable.

3. If you're looking to study as a group you can rent rooms at Alden for free! Noise level: group

Anyone can rent them and they are awesome for a group study sesh. In most rooms (maybe all I’m not sure on this point) there are tv’s with hookups for computers so you can do presentations.

4. The Front Room. Noise level: hectic

Located on the fourth floor of Baker, it’s noisy so this is for those people that need chaos when they study. Personally I like to go here to write my articles or if I’m looking for inspiration. I bring a pair of headphones so if it gets too noisy I can block it out but do what works for you.

5. Towards the back of fourth floor of Baker. Noise level: moderate depending on the time of day

There is a beautiful view of the Convo, Grover and the woods behind it. There are comfy chairs you can sit at and put your feet up too. There are areas like this on the fifth floor too.

6. Grover Hall. Noise level: moderate depending on the time of day

If you have 20 minutes to kill and your by west green, Grover Hall has couches you can sit on. Its great if you need to do last minute review questions or type that last revision.

7. The Bentley Hall courtyard. Noise level: quiet

In between Bentley and Bentley Annex there is a walkway to the courtyard and it is breathtaking. If you’re someone who likes to study outside this is the place for you (the wifi reaches out there too).

8. Under the trees behind Scripps. Noise level: moderately quiet

There are carved out steps that you can sit on and enjoy the weather. Personally, this is one of my favorite places to read a book.

9. The Classics library in Lindley. Noise level: silent

Located on the third floor, this one is a toss up on whether or not it will be open. Luckily there is a schedule right next to the door. This, in my opinion, is the best view on campus.

10. The cafe in Nelson. Noise level: moderately quiet

No-one goes in here unlike front room so it's usually pretty empty. If you live on South and wanna get out of the dorm here’s your place.

11. Jeff Hall. Noise level: moderately quiet

On the other side of Jefferson Hall, opposite of the market, there are study spots and a printer! There are little alcoves and couches where you can knock out that essay or lab.

12. The picnic tables on West. Noise level: moderate

There aren't many places on West that I know of because I live on South. I know that the wifi reaches here and it's a good spot to people watch.

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22 Girl Names Your Random College Roommate Will Have, And The Type Of Roommate They Are

Will she be your BFF?

Every roommate situation in college is going to be different.

All you can do is hope and pray that they'll just leave you alone for the most part. A lot of the time, you can get a hint about what kind of roommate they'll be just knowing their first name.

1. Hailey

Her dad pays her rent. She can't cook. Litters the kitchen with take out boxes from the local vegan joint.

2. Beth

Totally wants you to go to SoulCycle with her at 6 a.m. on a Saturday. Room is littered with leggings and sneakers.

3. Michelle

Comes home at 3 a.m. after a night of heavy drinking. Loudly makes some sort of frozen meal. Sleeps through her noon alarm.

4. Victoria

Probably has dark hair and an acoustic guitar. Keeps pretty much to herself. Does homework in the living room at obscure hours.

5. Madison

Was on the dance team in high school and has not stopped telling you about how great it was. Does work out videos on the TV in the living room.

6. Kim

Brings her boyfriend over every night of the week. Brings different boys home on the weekends.

7. Megan

Actively avoids cleaning the bathroom. Leaves her dishes in the sink. You haven't seen her shower in four days.

8. Erica

Normal. Quiet. Wants to be a high school English teacher.

9. Erika

Wild. Emotionally distraught always. Is always hosting the pre-game. Never comes home with all of the clothes she left wearing.

10. Sarah

"Definitely should have got into Harvard, but I ended up here instead." Too into trying to get a 4.0 to pay attention to you.

11. Julia

Studies music performance. Screams expletives at her keyboard. Cannot play the trumpet, but still tries really hard.

12. Hannah

So tall she almost hits her head on the doorways. Plays basketball. Raps to old Kanye in the shower.

13. Jenny

Should not be allowed to go out. Goes out every weekend anyway. Throws up in your bathtub and doesn't always address it in the morning.

14. Heather

Stressing about her internship. Is currently failing all of her classes. Will somehow still get a 3.5 GPA this semester.

15. Grace

You never see her, only the hairballs she leaves all around your place.

16. Emma

Only has guy friends because "it's easier." Guy friends who leave empty beer cans out after every sporting event on TV.

17. Caitlyn

Has a 4.0 as a biology major. Is going to med school. Sterilizes her room, the bathroom and the kitchen sink every four hours.

18. Sam

Always has a paper about feminism to write. Rosie the Riveter poster in her room.

19. Alex

Is probably dating her boss. Has straight Ds in all her classes.

20. Taylor

Is somehow always home when you're home. You know nothing about her other than where she's from.

21. Alyssa

Trying to become the next big YouTuber. Has lighting equipment all over the place. You constantly hear the phrase, "Hey guys, welcome to my channel!" She squealed because yesterday she hit 25 subscribers.

22. Jesse

Is probably plotting your murder. Lurks around like a cat.

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To The High School Class Of 2018, Brace Yourself For Some Cliché Advice

Every graduate will hear these sayings at least once, or a million, times.

Class of 2018:

It is here. You are leaving high school, and you’re never ever looking back, right? Well, you have to make it through graduation first.

A year ago, I was right where you are now — not-so-patiently waiting for the “big day” of grabbing my diploma and my independence. Along the way, I encountered countless people who wanted to give me advice. You will too. As people constantly pour congratulations over your head like a big jug of Gatorade after the Super Bowl, you’ll hear a few cliché phrases over and over (and over and over and over).

Everyone will tell you, “These are not the best days of your life.” Now, this is true — you will make new memories and have those “best days of your life” that adults always tell you about. But it’s ok to be sad. I worried that missing some parts of high school was unhealthy. News flash: It’s not. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. High school is all you have known to this point and these are your only (therefore, your best) memories.

“Live it up,” they say. “You’ll never get these moments back.” True. However, some people hate high school and sprint out the door the minute they grab that diploma. If this is you, you’ll find your place somewhere else. Thank goodness for the incredibly absurd clubs in college — join the Quidditch team, the hammocking club or the esports clan.

“Keep in touch!” As hard as you may try, it is impossible to keep in touch with everyone from high school. There will be friends that you speak to every day, but there will be many, many more that you no longer talk to at all. So when the girl that sat next to you in chemistry tells you she will call, don’t take it personally when you hear nothing out of her until your distant high school reunion.

“Go forth and make your mark on the world,” says every graduation speaker. Ever. This one is so overused that I just cannot express my confusion over why people still say it. Side note: If you are speaking at graduation, and you have this written in your speech, cross it out. You’ll thank me later.

Here’s a bonus for all the graduates still dating their high school sweethearts: There’s nothing wrong with staying with your high school love, no matter how many times people say, “No one marries the person they date in high school.” That said, there’s also nothing wrong with you if your high school relationship fizzles.

And finally, “Today marks the first day of the rest of your life.” HA! Every day is the first day of the rest of your life, right?

High school culminates on this one final day where all the graduates say goodbye to their friends and the parents and grandparents wish luck upon their little babies. Everyone has their piece to say. Here's my non-cliché advice: do what you want and spend time with the people you love. It doesn't get any better than that.

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