Spotlight on: Arts Administration
Nov17

Spotlight on: Arts Administration

With such a broad spectrum of internships, jobs, and opportunities available, the arts administration major may be a little hard to wrap your head around. I know this was the instance for me so I decided to interview four arts administration students who gave me insight on the major,...

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Why You Should Visit Washington, D.C. as a College Student
Oct19

Why You Should Visit Washington, D.C. as a College Student

I've been to Washington, D.C. three times in my life- each visit has been while in college, and each time in the past year alone. My first time in Washington, D.C. was in March for Alternative Spring Break, with Dean Curtis Wright, Rev. Martin Malzahn, and a group of students....

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Project Insight: Student Leader Educational Seminar in Israel
Aug31

Project Insight: Student Leader Educational Seminar in Israel

On Friday, August 7, I traveled across the world to Israel to spend a week immersing myself in Israeli culture while gaining insight to the current political, social, and strategic challenges of the region. With a group of 14 other student government leaders from across the United States, hosted by...

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My Israel Top 7
Aug31

My Israel Top 7

While my other post about my trip to Israel outlined the learning outcomes and cultural/educational experiences I took part in, I wanted to make a more informal post outlining the Top 7 experiences I had while traveling through Israel. The People From the cab drivers, to the tour guides,...

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The End of Summer Is Nigh
Aug24

The End of Summer Is Nigh

Have you started panicking that summer is coming to a close? Not ready for your favorite season to end? Is reading this making you even more anxious? Don't worry, you're not alone. This summer has clearly been the best summer of my life. From interning in Ireland to backpacking...

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Two Backpacks and the Adventure of a Lifetime
Aug10

Two Backpacks and the Adventure of a Lifetime

My best friend Rose and I, a fellow Wagner student, decided that after our summer studying in Dublin, we would backpack through Europe. (Because it's as easy as that, right?) We figured out where we wanted to go, planned a detailed itinerary of what places we'd visit, bought our plane...

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Gruesome Food for Thought
Jul22

Gruesome Food for Thought

This July, two other students and I are working with Wagner College anthropology professor Dr. Celeste Marie Gagnon, analyzing human skeletal remains excavated from archaeological sites in the Moche Valley on the north coast of Peru, during the MOCHE Inc. - Wagner College Bioarchaeology Field School. During the field...

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A Message from a Leprechaun
Jul16

A Message from a Leprechaun

For those of you who don’t know me, let me start off by saying my name’s Kayla and I am not “technically” a leprechaun. I am, however, spending my summer interning in Ireland, and a lot of that Irish luck has rubbed off on me. (Don’t worry; I’ll bring...

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Dillon In The House: SGA Pres Takes DC
Jul13

Dillon In The House: SGA Pres Takes DC

What’s up everyone?! You may remember me as a once HawkTalk blogger turned HawkTalk blog director! As I spend the summer leading up to my junior year living in NYC, I wanted one last chance to blog to share my experiences with others, hoping to shed some light on...

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Summer Break Told Through Reality TV
Jul10

Summer Break Told Through Reality TV

 IT'S SUMMER TIME! Say goodbye to the long hours in the library and that nasty cold weather and HELLLLLOOOOO to summer! You've had a hard semester, So hold on to those wigs-- because this summer is going to be a wild one! It's going to get humid so be...

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10 Things to Look Forward to This Summer
May06

10 Things to Look Forward to This Summer

Dear Reader, So right about now I am drowning in homework, projects and papers. I can't deal with finals right now. Plus, have you seen the sky. It's blue and wonderful. There's a light breeze and I can feel the summer wind making its way toward us. I need...

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Struggles of An International Student
Apr15

Struggles of An International Student

Heads up for the incoming international students! Here is a list of the few basic things I struggled with when I first got here that you most probably will struggle with, here or in another school, as an international student: Jet Lag I kid you not when I tell...

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Spring Break In The Big City
Mar02

Spring Break In The Big City

HELLO EVERYONE Spring break is just around the corner and many of us are stuck in New York. Plane tickets are a fortune and planning a trip for spring break is too late! We could only dream about leaving this snowy infested place and traveling to some place tropical....

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Degrees that bring in the $$$$…apparently
Mar02

Degrees that bring in the $$$$…apparently

I was going through a social media website and came across a debate of university degrees that earn the most money currently.  I found it very interesting and decided to share with you guys, because quite frankly most of us are trying to get the most big bucks out...

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Unbelievable & Unforgettable
Feb08

Unbelievable & Unforgettable

Hi guys! I was fortunate enough to have spent my winter break in Nigeria.  For those who don't know where that is, it is located in western Africa.  My parents were born and raised in Nigeria and migrated to the United States in their late teens to pursue a...

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Internship: Take The Lead Women
Dec03

Internship: Take The Lead Women

One of the great things about Wagner college, is that they can provide an internship for you. You get bombarded with so many email suggestions on  different internships available in different fields. You most probably would ignore the email but what you do not know is that the internship of your dreams,...

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Get to know Aliyya Noor from Pakistan!
Nov12

Get to know Aliyya Noor from Pakistan!

Hey guys! So I decided its time to get to know one of us. When I say 'us', I mean the cool kids club, aka the international students. I decided to interview one of my really good friends Aliyya Noor, to give you her perspective of Wagner, New York and...

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I’ve Been Abandoned.
Sep27

I’ve Been Abandoned.

I’ve been abandoned… Alright, I might be a little bit dramatic, but it certainly feels that way! My two oldest sisters have left me and moved to far off places for my final and most important year of college. Okay, maybe I should back up. Maybe I should also...

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Can We Accept Other People’s Cultures Pretty Please?
Sep21

Can We Accept Other People’s Cultures Pretty Please?

Dear Americans, I love y'all to death. I really do. I mean why else would I leave my family, my life, and my Staffordshire and pit bull mix dog (who just had beautiful puppies), behind to come spend 4 years of my life with you guys. So yeah you get...

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What You Should Do and What You Should Not Do When Studying Abroad
Sep12

What You Should Do and What You Should Not Do When Studying Abroad

Do Do bond with your roommates They are most likely in all of your classes and your study abroad program will have many activities planned for you; so you are spending a lot of time with these people, having a good time with them is a must. Take the...

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Abeer in Argentina
Sep12

Abeer in Argentina

Studying abroad in Buenos Aires has got to be one of the best things I have ever done. In the 5 weeks that I spent in this wonderful South American country, I have been to so many places (Buenos Aires, Iguazú and Tigre) and I have learned so many...

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Returning to the Balad*
Sep12

Returning to the Balad*

I spent the first part of my summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am so blessed to have went, studied, and learned. I came back to New York, and with thin the 4 days I was there I to unpack my winter clothes (because in South America it is...

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10 Life Lessons I Learned in Peru
Aug06

10 Life Lessons I Learned in Peru

CAUTION. Corny moments may ensue. 1) Travel. Travel now. It’s so rewarding to be able to go and see another culture. The landscapes might even be similar to what you’ve seen (like living on the Pacific shore, meanwhile I am from Long Island), but there is something magical about...

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4 Days?! No!!
Aug02

4 Days?! No!!

Wait, what do you mean I only have 4 more days?! No!! This past week was an awesome work week. I started and got through most of my interviews and helped organize and analyze some cool sets of human remains! The interviews are for the documentary that I’ll be...

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Work, Museums, and Markets–Oh My!
Jul21

Work, Museums, and Markets–Oh My!

Hello all! Here I am, typing to you with clean hair! Yay! Showers are kind of a luxury around the hospijade here. With 16 or so people living in one house and the water shutting off around 6pm, the reservation water runs out quickly! It doesn't get turned on...

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An Archaeological Work Week!
Jul12

An Archaeological Work Week!

Today marks the last day of my first work week at field school in Peru! I can't believe it's actually been a full work week. And when I say "full," I mean FULL. Bioarchaeologists do not waste any time whatsoever!! I guess I should further explain my situation here,...

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¡Hola Summer Hawk-Talk Blogger!
Jul01

¡Hola Summer Hawk-Talk Blogger!

So, it’s 1:15 in the morning, but you need to know at this very moment that I am in successfully posting this from Peru! But first—who am I? Hint: the answer is not 24601. Sorry, Valjean, you gotta come clean.   I’m Corrine! Long story short, I transferred to...

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Why You need to travel to San Diego
Jun13

Why You need to travel to San Diego

After being home for 2 short, but sweet weeks before returning to Wagner for the summer, I found myself inspired to brag about my amazing hometown. Hopefully this motivates you to go visit. We have the two best food groups: (Authentic) Mexican and In-N-Out Just bask in the glory...

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Summer Lovin’ (Or Lack There Of)
Jun13

Summer Lovin’ (Or Lack There Of)

Dear Reader, We made it to June! Can you believe finals were over a month ago? Summer is shooting by, and who can blame it? When your biggest obligations are a camp counselor job and a math class at the local community college, summer's possibilities feel practically endless. Perhaps I'll...

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling HawkTalkers
Jun02

The Sisterhood of the Traveling HawkTalkers

Dear Reader, You know it has been practically a year since we last talked. To quote Willie Nelson, "ain't it funny how time slips away?" I know my year was full of internship milestones, caffeine fueled all-nighters and more essays than I can count. Now that the dust of...

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Spring Break Across the Pond
Mar26

Spring Break Across the Pond

It's that time of the year to escape to tropical, relaxing, destinations across the world. From Mexico to the Bahamas, thousands of college students are binge drinking their way to happiness and counting down the last half of the school year. Lucky for me, I was able to spend...

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Why you should travel Internationally
Mar26

Why you should travel Internationally

Before I begin, here's the results of the "What do you like most about Winter" poll: Snuggling Up: 33% I like nothing about Winter: 33% Snow Days: 33% 1 person likes studying for their MCAT and no one likes Snow ball fights or making snowmen/snow angels. 72% of college...

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Wagner Expectations
Feb07

Wagner Expectations

When people choose a college, they generally look for a school with a major they need to get the job they want. For me, I knew I wanted to work in the entertainment industry, either as a producer, tour manager, casting agent, or whatever other cool jobs I could...

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ASTROPHYSICS: or Carrie geeking out about outer space
Oct29

ASTROPHYSICS: or Carrie geeking out about outer space

If you know anything about me, you know that I have a completely normal, not weird or nerdy at all, obsession with outer space. I can prove that this is completely normal because if you knew what I know, you would also think it's awesome (or you need to...

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The British are coming, the British are coming!
Oct16

The British are coming, the British are coming!

This past week America recognized Physician Assistant (PA) week. It is a time to recognize the work of PAs in the medical field and their importance to a growing healthcare system both in the US and internationally. On October 6, 1965, the first four PAs of America graduated from...

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The thing about home…
Sep27

The thing about home…

During college, home can become a tricky word. You leave what has always been your home to go to a new place that you will reside in nearly every second of the semester. Just because you live somewhere 24/7, does that make it home? Most would say, "absolutely not."...

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My International Experience in our Nation’s Capital
Aug29

My International Experience in our Nation’s Capital

In case you haven't noticed from the other HawkTalk bloggers, one of the awesome things about Wagner is how many opportunities they create for students to go abroad. Students can study abroad or go on EYH trips. My friends have been all around the world from Costa Rica, Australia,...

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Guatemalan Encounters: Recap
Aug14

Guatemalan Encounters: Recap

My summer has come to an end here in Guatemala, but that does not mean my fun will stop here. Even though I still have one week left, I will be spending it sleeping and preparing myself for orientation! I hope you are all excited for it — it...

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Guatemalan Encounters: Bella’s Baptism
Aug13

Guatemalan Encounters: Bella’s Baptism

This past weekend my family and I did something that I hold very dear to my heart: We baptized my youngest cousin, Bella. She was born last December, so I feared that I would not be there for her baptism since I only come to Guatemala during the summer...

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Getting To Know Your Peer Leader
Aug09

Getting To Know Your Peer Leader

It has been a quiet week here in Guatemala, so I decided to do something different for this week's post. Since I am one of your peer leaders for orientation, I thought it would be nice to tell you about myself in a very unique and creative way... through...

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Guatemalan Encounters: Quinceañera
Jul22

Guatemalan Encounters: Quinceañera

Even though my birthday celebrations came to an end, that did not mean that the fun had to stop. Recently, my family and I were invited to celebrate the fifteenth birthday of one of our family friends. In Latin countries, Los Quinces is the equivalent of a Sweet Sixteen...

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Coffee to go and my mommy please…
Jul19

Coffee to go and my mommy please…

Home away from home might not be the most ideal metaphor. For me this past week, my motto is there is no place like home. I have had the craziest couple of weeks in Spain. In my last post I told you about some great adventures, but this adventure was...

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Guatemalan Encounters: Antigua
Jul19

Guatemalan Encounters: Antigua

The final stop of our trip was Antigua. This place is very famous because this is where the capital of Guatemala used to be. It was one of the many locations of the capital. It was constantly moved due to natural occurrences like earthquakes and volcanic activity. What happened...

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Guatemalan Encounters: Monterico
Jul18

Guatemalan Encounters: Monterico

I had had enough of the city. It was time for some nature in my life. My family and I spent the weekend of my birthday at Monterico, a beach in Guatemala. Most people think that I live near the beach, but they are wrong. I live in the...

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Goddard’s Testing Facilities: where we build satellites then try to break them
Jul17

Goddard’s Testing Facilities: where we build satellites then try to break them

On a clear night with limited light pollution (which rarely happens in New York), you might look up into the night sky and see space.  You might see a shooting star or check out the full moon. What you probably don't see (or realize you are seeing) are the...

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Just jump!
Jul17

Just jump!

Greetings from Spain! I am sorry this blog is way past due but I will explain why in my next post. I have so many amazing stories to share first! What an amazing past couple of weeks it has been. I've experienced and seen once-in-a-lifetime things the past few...

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Guatemalan Encounters: Paint Fusion Party
Jul17

Guatemalan Encounters: Paint Fusion Party

My birthday celebrations continued with a party called "Paint Fusion" at a club in Guatemala called Sin Prive. I had never gone to this place until that night. Well, I lie... the last time I ever went there, about three years ago, it was under another name. In Guatemala,...

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Guatemalan Encounters: Irtra Petapa
Jul15

Guatemalan Encounters: Irtra Petapa

There is no such thing as a one-day birthday for me. Since my birthday is during summer vacation, I am able to celebrate it all season long, with all my family. So, my family and I decided to do a little trip around some of the main attractions in...

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Python; Or How to Swallow Something Bigger Than Your Head
Jun13

Python; Or How to Swallow Something Bigger Than Your Head

We've all been there. Everyone has come to that looming cloud of doom and terror that we have no choice but to endure. It also takes the form of a never ending mountain of tasks or encyclopedias of information you must somehow fit inside your brain. In my case,...

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The First Week In Guatemala
Jun13

The First Week In Guatemala

The first few days of being back home proved to be very packed and entertaining. I thought that I would not be going out too much, or that there would not be too many fun events in the first few days, but I was wrong. The first event of...

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“Hi, my name is Carrie and I love space.”
Jun06

“Hi, my name is Carrie and I love space.”

For most of my college life, I have been known by many endearingly as "that space girl." Throughout the past three years at every get-to-know-you activity, my fun-fact introduction has always been, "Hi, My name is Carrie and I love space." As of March, I have now become "NASA...

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Not a Small World After All
Jun06

Not a Small World After All

Greetings from my new home in Granada, Spain! Hola!! Me llamo Nikki. My name is Nikki. This is my first blog on Hawk Talk where I am going to be sharing all of my crazy adventures I take on during my eight weeks abroad in Europe! Let's just call...

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Enthusiasm Can Bring You Far: ECSC ’13
Apr24

Enthusiasm Can Bring You Far: ECSC ’13

One thing I learned this weekend when I went to Providence College with friends, peers, and professors is that enthusiasm can bring me to unexpected places and great people. This past Saturday, I had one of the best, well-spent, and enjoyable days I have had so far here at...

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On a Serious Note
Apr16

On a Serious Note

My dear reader — I address you as dear because that’s what you are to me. You take the time out of your day to read this and some of you even come back for more. Though I do sometimes worry if my audience consists of only my mom....

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Admitted Students Day: Study Abroad Panel
Apr08

Admitted Students Day: Study Abroad Panel

On Saturday, April 6, Wagner College had its annual Admitted Students Day. We welcomed students from a wide range of places; one even had Guatemalan descent like me! This day was dedicated to all those students who have gotten an acceptance letter from Wagner College, and they were welcomed...

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What Happens In Orlando… Goes on HakwTalk Pt. 2
Mar22

What Happens In Orlando… Goes on HakwTalk Pt. 2

After our phenomenal first day at Orlando, we continued our vacations by going to Universal Studios, which is right next to Island of Adventure. For this day, my fraternity brother and I decided to wear our letters, and to our surprise a grown man who is also part of...

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A Blooming of a New Start
Mar20

A Blooming of a New Start

The Northeast Conference Swimming and Diving championships were held at the end of February, marking the end of a great swim season for the Wagner College Swimming and Diving team of 2013. Missing the Conference title by a meager 17.5 points, we were sorely disappointed. Nevertheless, our team had...

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What Happens In Orlando… Goes On HawkTalk Pt.1
Mar15

What Happens In Orlando… Goes On HawkTalk Pt.1

This week was Spring Break for Wagner College, and two of my friends and I came to Orlando... by bus. Our trip did not begin with the right foot at all. The moment we saw the bus station we knew it would not be a great ride. The station...

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Holiday In Guatemala Pt. 2
Jan24

Holiday In Guatemala Pt. 2

Hello everyone and welcome to the second part of my Holiday in Guatemala post. Since this will be my last post before we get down to real business again, I have decided to give you a fun view of how I spent my New Year’s Eve. My entire family...

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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...

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A Holiday In Guatemala Pt. 1
Jan15

A Holiday In Guatemala Pt. 1

Happy new year, my fellow HawkTalkers, and I hope everyone had great holidays! I wish you all a very successful 2013. It has been a while since my last post; and for the next two blogs, I would like to tell you about my holiday at home, back in...

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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...

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My First White Christmas
Jan03

My First White Christmas

For Christmas this year, my sister and I went up to Boston, Massachusetts, to spend a few days with our brother and sister-in-law.  We had our very first white Christmas!  My favorite things to do are to hang out with my family and watch movies while eating warm, hearty...

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A Meet to Remember
Dec07

A Meet to Remember

The crowd is going wild.  Cheering fills the air, and all I can hear is "go, go, go" reverberating through the air of the pool.  Swimmers from all four teams line the sides of the pool, their arms flailing frantically in the air, pushing on their fellow teammates.  One...

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Internships: Don’t Stress. Impress!
Nov20

Internships: Don’t Stress. Impress!

The fall semester is always a time when there is one thing on many students’ minds… internships! Internships are great because as students, we can get a lot out of them and they offer us great experience and credentials for our resumes and can even lead to jobs. Companies...

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A Unified Community During the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Nov04

A Unified Community During the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Last year was the first time I ever had to worry about a hurricane.  I survived Hurricane Irene, and the damage done by the hurricane was minimal.  This year, with Hurricane Sandy, I had a very different experience.  I was fortunate enough to be taken in by Kristiana, a...

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A Loss Full of Gains and Optimism
Oct23

A Loss Full of Gains and Optimism

There is no better feeling than seeing your teammates sweep a swimming event or break a pool record at a rival team's pool. Although the Wagner swimming team (the divers were at Central Connecticut State University this weekend for their diving meet) had another loss at 151-111, we have...

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Leaf Peeping in New England
Oct16

Leaf Peeping in New England

I have traveled far and wide because of my swimming competitions in high school. Here at Wagner, I have added new destinations to my list of "states I have been to." For our second meet of the season, the Wagner swimming and diving team took a luxurious coach bus...

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An Exciting Fall Break
Oct12

An Exciting Fall Break

This fall break was a very eventful one compared to last year. I had my first swim meet of the season, then went to visit my younger sister in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! Our first meet of the season was full of spirit and close races. Although we lost the meet,...

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A Helping Hand
Sep28

A Helping Hand

Many people take clean drinking water for granted.  In the South Asian country of Bangladesh, the population is faced with the problem of high arsenic levels in their water sources.   Dr. Mohammad Alauddin is a chemistry professor here at Wagner College and takes students on a short-term study abroad...

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Peru 2012
Aug08

Peru 2012

My Peru 2012 was absolutely amazing. I am home now and realize how much I learned and experienced through my adventures. Dr. Celeste Gagnon is an amazing influence and instructor, she opened doors for enlightenment as well as opportunities for the future. The experience as a whole was one...

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Chinese Art Painting
Aug08

Chinese Art Painting

In my cultural class last week, I experienced two things that I have known about but have never really gotten the chance to try.  Earlier in the week, I had the chance to try traditional Chinese painting.  During the Chinese painting class, I discovered that I am more of...

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Last day in Huanchaco
Aug06

Last day in Huanchaco

Sat was our last day in Huanchaco.  We finished up in the lab in the morning and then after lunch said goodbye as is appropriate... on the...

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Our Last Week in Peru
Aug01

Our Last Week in Peru

Hey all, sorry I have not written sooner. This is our last week here in Peru, how unfortunate! This past weekend was awesome though! Besides it being Peru’s independence day, “Veinte Ocho”, we went and visited two other archaeological sites up north and let me tell you, it was...

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Peculiar Pacay
Aug01

Peculiar Pacay

While here in Peru, I have recently discovered the strange looking and strangely delicious tasting pacay fruit; well, technically it is part of the legume family. But when we live in a world where tomatoes are fruits and watermelons are vegetables, I think classification of foreign delicacies should be...

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All kinda teeth
Jul31

All kinda teeth

So we have hit a number of people with mal-eruption and extra teeth. Both are vary uncommon in Peruvian prehistoric samples.  People generally have very straight teeth, the result of breast feeding and eating a diet that requires much chewing....

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