Unexpected Discoveries
Feb26

Unexpected Discoveries

Four years ago, I would have never thought that I would be involved in a research project in which I work with bacteria and organometallic compounds. As a second-semester sophomore, I have started a project with two other undergraduate Wagner science students, Daniel Cimilluca and Sandra Minchala. Our project not only involves three undergraduate science students, but also three different science professors of unique specialties: Dr....

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Team Adventure in Flushing, Queens
Feb23

Team Adventure in Flushing, Queens

Last weekend, Megan and I went on an adventure to Chinatown in Flushing, Queens! We went with a friend of ours, Lynn Chen, who is an international student from China. It was a fun weekend full of food, excitement, and shopping in the largest and fastest growing ethnic Chinese enclaves outside of Asia. After about two hours of traveling from Wagner all the way to the Chinatown, our efforts were rewarded by a fabulous, relaxing lunch,...

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A Non-traditional Finale
Feb19

A Non-traditional Finale

Every year, the Wagner swimming and diving team honors its seniors at the last home meet of the season. This year was different from all other years because we only had one home meet all season — and we swam against ourselves, while honoring our seniors and supporting the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Nor'easter blizzard made it so that our opponents were unable to drive through all the snow to make the meet. As a...

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A Californian’s Survival Guide to Freezing Weather
Feb03

A Californian’s Survival Guide to Freezing Weather

After a year and half of living in New York, I have finally mastered the art of dressing for the freezing temperatures of New York with the assistance and persistent training from my suite mates Laurie Fogelstrom and Monika Khaltsev.  I remember that I was lucky with the very mild winter New York had last winter.  This year, I must say I have not been as fortunate.  So far this week, we have had weather down to 12 degrees and when it...

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The End of a Year but the Start of a New
Jan24

The End of a Year but the Start of a New

Looking back on my winter break on the East Coast, I must say that my winter break has passed by too fast for my liking. It was my first full winter here on the East Coast. Before winter break came, I anticipated my winter break to crawl by slowly and be uneventful and dull. I was pleasantly surprised and found myself having a very eventful winter break. I had the pleasure to explore Long Island, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Rhode Island,...

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The Sea(hawk) Experience
Jan16

The Sea(hawk) Experience

Every year on our training trip, the Wagner swimming and diving team are given an afternoon off from practice and have the chance to spend the day in whichever way they like.  Some of my teammates decided to turn into true beach bums and stayed on the beach all day the moment we were done with morning practice.  Others decided to take a nap in the room and simply lounge at the beach, while others decided to go on the "Sea Experience"...

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A Sunny Day Is a Happy Day
Jan14

A Sunny Day Is a Happy Day

Greetings from Fort Lauderdale, Florida! The past three days have been sunny and warm here, which makes every day a beautiful day despite all of the early morning practices followed by grueling afternoon practices we have had upon arrival here.  Our hotel is only a hop, skip, and a step away from the gorgeous sandy beach of Lauderdale.  The beach calls us from our rooms as soon as we come back from morning practice, and our team can...

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