The Top Five Party Schools in the U.S.

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While looking for the college that’s right for you, you’ve probably got a running list of priorities in mind academics, campus culture and tuition tend to be near the top. However, there’s one aspect of collegiate life that those colorful pamphlets aren’t exactly quick to highlight the party scene. From major motion pictures to viral social media stories, the antics of young scholars are chronicled just about everywhere these days. We maintain that going away to college doesn’t mean you have to be swept up in a whirlwind of debauchery there’s always a subset of students who don’t partake in the shenanigans. In fact, some schools couldn’t be...

5 Ways to Keep Your Grades Up at Ohio University

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Ohio University the ninth oldest public university in the United States is noted for its lively campus where something always seems to be going on.Whether it's the yearly Halloween block party, a festive parade celebrating diversity or the social atmosphere of the uptown nightlife, students have more than enough distractions to cause a plummet in their ever important semester grades. Fear not current and prospective scholars: here's a collection of insider tips to keep that GPA on track and minds worry-free. 1.) Not all library floors are created equal Ohio University's Alden Library is among the largest research libraries in the country with seven floors...

5 Things You Must Do at Ohio University

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1.) Embrace the supernatural Believe it or not, Ohio University is actually touted as one of the most haunted places in the country thanks to a place that students and ghost hunters, alike, have long been fascinated with. The Ridges. This mental institution, opened in the late 1800s and made infamous by its cruel treatment methods, has been the subject of Bobcat folklore for years its silhouette in the distance is especially creepy during the month of Athens' famed Halloween block party. While sneaking onto its premises is not advised due to strict police enforcement, you owe it to yourself to take a tour of its spine tingling abandoned sections for a glimpse...

5 Things to Avoid at Ohio University

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1.) Spring fests and dorm bathrooms just don't mix Every spring, Ohio University enters what's known as ''Fest Season'' to students. These heavily attended gatherings most centering around established musical acts occur at off campus houses and in barren fields near the school grounds. As fun as they may be, party-goers often return to their dorms caked from head to toe in mud. This renders communal bathrooms and laundromats a total mess. So while you shouldn't avoid these anticipated events for fear of getting a bit dirty, you should aim to bathe and wash your clothes early in the day to dodge the less than clean wreckage at night. 2.) Too steep hills and...

5 Weekend Activities I Loved to Do at Ohio University

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1.) The restaurant everyone's talking about There's no doubt about it. Athens the Appalachian city that Ohio University calls home is a social environment. Fans of the bar culture won't have a hard time finding a hangout spot on the campus' bustling main street. However, I quickly found that not all local watering holes are considered equal. Filled well beyond capacity and catering to the sports crowd, these establishments aren't ideal for meeting up with friends after a lecture filled Friday. There's a frenzied nature to them, and the loud music often renders conversation useless. Now, I know that some people thrive in this atmosphere. I, on the other hand,...

An Overview of Below Average and Exceptional Professors at Ohio University

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Nestled in the hills of Appalachia, Ohio University which boasts a sprawling 1,850 acre campus attracts eager scholars from all over the world. Students aren't just attracted to the scenic university's brick streets and tree lined green tranquil gardens. Future Bobcats come to learn, and with prestigious programs like The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, they've certainly come to the right place. As a current or prospective undergraduate that's ready to shell out the dollars for that diploma, you might be curious what kind of academic talent the institution attracts. We looked at Rate my Professors to determine the professors you should pass on, and the ones...

5 Things I Wish I Knew About Before Attending Ohio University

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1.) The unrivaled beauty of the campus Ask anyone who's had the privilege of attending or exploring Ohio University' scenic Athens campus in autumn when classes resume, and just wait for the smile to creep across their face. As a prospective student on a routine college tour, I was led across the tree lined central green that's often filled with jugglers, lounging scholars, and organizations that always have room for another member. In short it's the quintessential college visage portrayed in books and on the silver screen. This locale among others like the tranquil Emeriti Park is what many come to associate with the school grounds. However, you have to...