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Starting a Start-up

Chris Delwiche

Chris Delwiche,
Senior, Engineering Technology and Management

Athens, OH 20 January 2016

Spring semester marks that time of year again where you wonder what happened to fall semester and start to worry about things that are 15 weeks away. Recently I have been working to prepare for the launch of a new company that I’m a part of named sublit.

Sublit was founded by my good friend Marcus Yeagle, who is a computer science major here in the Russ College. Sublit is working to make students’ lives a little easier by providing a secure subleasing platform to list, and search for homes, or apartments. Sublit allows you to pay or receive rent payments remotely.

sublit

If you aren’t familiar, subleasing is something that students often do when they get an internship or co-op. If you end up getting an internship in another city you wouldn’t want to sign a yearlong lease to live there during the three month duration of your internship. A student leaving that city for an internship elsewhere would post their existing lease up on sublit for rent. Then you would only be responsible for paying rent for the couple of months you live in their home or apartment.

This also works for posting your own personal apartment up for sublease while you’re gone. This process can save you from having to make two rent payments over the course of the summer or semester. Its inevitable you will be hunting for an internship or co-op at some point in your college career, worrying about a place to stay should be the least of your worries!

Politics, Schmolitics

Chris Wagner

Senior, Computer Science

Athens, OH January 30, 2012 – With spring quarter and graduation rapidly approaching, this quarter I’m taking a hodgepodge of classes to wrap up several requirements. One of these classes is POLS 270 – Political Theory. The class is described as such:

“Introduction to study of political theory: examination of selected political issues and theorists from philosophical perspective. Emphasis on developing one’s own political values and theories.”

While searching for a class to take, it was that last line that struck me. I’ve never really preoccupied myself with politics besides what I might overhear on T.V. or skim over in the paper. Over the first half of this quarter, however, it is apparent that whether you embrace it or not, politics surrounds us and has a hand in almost all aspects of our lives. In fact, the ancient Greeks believed it was human nature to be actively involved in politics – it is politics that separates humans from beasts into civilization.

As we’re working through the works and philosophies of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau, it is remarkable how fresh and applicable their theories are today. Even if you aren’t particularly interested in politics (as myself), the theories transcend the typical political environment one probably thinks of (Washington D.C., Senate, the House, etc.) and sheds light on everyday interactions between people, and why we do the things that we do.

I was uncertain how I would like this class when first signing up to take it, but these first few weeks have helped provide me with a solid base for my own beliefs and I’m definitely looking forward to what the rest of the quarter has to offer.