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Being Out-of-Stater in the Buckeye State


jojoBeing an out-of-state student at BGSU is great, but can also have a few obstacles. I am from Quincy, Massachusetts (directly south of Boston) which is about a 12 hour car ride…but with stops and traffic can be about 14-15 hours. Flying from Detroit is about an hour and 40 minutes. Safe to say it’s far enough that I can’t come home whenever I feel like it. Although coming from far away has its obstacles, it has made me so much more mature and independent. Bowling Green has has provided me … Continue Reading

Getting Involved at BGSU

APHIOMany incoming students will be looking for things to get involved with once they make it to campus this coming August. There are many things to get into. One of those things is Fraternity and Sorority Life. Fraternity and Sorority Life is what you make of it and everyone can have lots of different experiences. I joined a fraternity called Alpha Phi Omega. We are a co-ed fraternity that comes with all the same aspects of brotherhood you associate with all male fraternities.

When I joined, I was welcomed with open arms. Everyone wants to … Continue Reading

I Wish I Had Known: Making friends wasn’t THAT easy

Making-friendsAs a first-year student, I wish that I had known 1) how uncomfortable I would find myself when out of my comfort zone and 2) how everyone around me was just as uncomfortable.

As a high school senior, I anxiously counted down the days until I would be free of the tedious classes, the petty drama and the significant amounts of downtime. All I wanted was a fresh start at BGSU!

When I finally arrived at college, I found myself much less prepared and excited as I had imagined myself to be. Yes, … Continue Reading

BGSU Campus Fest

Campus Fest is a student fair on the BGSU Campus where all the different organizations set up booths and allow students to get information on getting involved at the university. There is a wide range of clubs and organizations at this fair. It is also a great way to meet new people and see what other possibilities and resources there are at BGSU. Most importantly, there is an abundance of FREE STUFF!!!

Questions? text FALCON to 877877

Students Can Bring Campus Concerns to USG

BGSU’s Undergraduate Student Government offers professional leadership opportunities to students. Want to learn more? Check out this link: http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/sa/studentgovernment/usg/

Best decision I made freshman year: Going Greek

Freshman year is all about trying new things, being independent and learning more about yourself as a person.

I knew going into my freshman year that I wanted to get involved and meet new people, but I wasn’t exactly sure where to begin because it all seemed a little overwhelming at first.

During one of the first weekends of the semester, Open Recruitment for Greek Life was taking place. With some encouragement from the girls who lived on the same floor as me, I decided why not give it a … Continue Reading

BGSU Media Organizations: Radio

BGSU has two different radio programs. Here’s information about WFAL Falcon Radio and WBGU-FM. Visit falconradio.org for WFAL information. For WBGU-FM information, click here: http://wbgufm.com/want-to-be-a-dj.

BGSU Media Organizations: News

The BG News and BG24 News are the two main student news organizations at BGSU. E-mail mfilby@falcon.bgsu.edu if you’re interested in The BG News. E-mail bg24news@live.com if you’re interested in BG24 News.

Get involved in Dance Marathon

Interested in getting involved with Dance Marathon? The director of Dance Marathon is Megan Leiss. E-mail her at mleiss@falcon.bgsu.edu.

BGSU Cultural Awareness – Diwali Mela

The Diwali Mela is a yearly festival of lights celebrated in October or November. To find out more about the Diwali Mela or the Indian Student Association, check out this link: http://www.bgsu.edu/studentlife/organizations/isa/. Questions? E-mail us at secctext@bgsu.edu.

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