Presenting the Bonner Leader Program!
Nov17

Presenting the Bonner Leader Program!

Folks, Cameron has got a deep and dark secret that he thinks you should all know about. "Let me guess, you use three different Netflix accounts but you only own one and haven't told your uncle that you've been constantly changing his instant movie queue for the past 2 years?" Um ... no ... maybe. Alright, forget about dark secrets. I summoned you here today to reveal one of Wagner's lesser-known but very magical programs. This, of...

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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 just life in general. Enjoy: Hey Aliyya tell us about yourself I am an international student from Pakistan and a Junior accounting major with an economics minor here at Wagner. I work at...

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The Race to Homecoming … Literally
Nov07

The Race to Homecoming … Literally

Where to begin? This past weekend was a whirlwind of emotion and excitement. This year, Fall Festival, Homecoming and Halloween all fell on the same weekend. And to add to that, my Cross Country team’s conference championships were on Saturday too! For the past 3 years, I’ve never been able to attend the Homecoming game because it’s always fallen on the same day as Cross Country Championships. It’s never been too big of a deal to me....

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No, you do not have more time left. Start now!
Nov06

No, you do not have more time left. Start now!

Besides "Biafran Queen", "Nelo Pelo" and a bunch of other really pointless nicknames (now that I think about it), I can be called "Procrastination Queen." If there was a club of students who procrastinated everything, I would be the president of the club. If procrastination was a terminal disease, I would have been dead a long time ago. Even this current blog post is about 2 days past deadline (I'm sorry Megan and Dillon). Yeah, I...

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Roommates 101
Nov05

Roommates 101

Hi guys! I've had four different roommates over the past 4 years -- all different teammates.  It wasn't intentional that it happened that way.  It just happened that I was fortunate enough to get to know a different teammate each year for an entire year.  All the roommates have become my closest friends; one in particular has become my best friend.  My current roommate is a senior as well.  We have been the greatest of friends over...

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Wagner Housing: There’s No Place Like Home
Oct31

Wagner Housing: There’s No Place Like Home

One of the biggest questions I had as an incoming freshman was: where am I going to live? What will the rooms be like? Will I have enough space for my books and more importantly for my shoes? Do I really have to share a bathroom? What if there are guys on my floor? How does that work?! So I’m assuming some of you are wondering the same things. I’m lucky enough to have lived in three out of the four Wagner housing options. Allow me to...

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Meet JesseLyn Leston, Student Body President
Oct29

Meet JesseLyn Leston, Student Body President

One of the coolest things about Wagner being a small school is that, if you make an effort, you really can get to know a lot of important people on campus. My friend JesseLyn for example is the SGA (Student Government Association) President. I sat down with her recently to learn a little more about her and exactly what she does for the school.   My Chat With the Prez JL: My name is JesseLyn Leston and I am the student government...

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It is Okay to Be Confused
Oct29

It is Okay to Be Confused

Are you not sure about what major to take? You are not sure what interests you the most? Are you not ready to dedicate your entire life to one course? Read on.. I know the title is a bit misguided especially since I already declared Government and Politics as my major, and Gender Studies as my minor. However, even though I always knew I would get a degree in political science, I was hesitant at first. I was very confused and was left...

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La Vie En LC
Oct22

La Vie En LC

When did you make your first friend here at Wagner? Maybe it was during a freshmen orientation event. Or possibly you bumped into them while you were hauling your sixteen packs of energy drinks in your dorm on move-in day. Or perhaps you met your ol' partner in crime within your own freshmen Learning Community (LC)! Every Wagner college student is more than familiar with Learning Communities because, well, they're a big part of your...

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One thousand ninety five days and counting…
Oct22

One thousand ninety five days and counting…

Hi guys! I committed to Wagner in November of my senior year of high school. It was a great feeling because I was done with the whole college process, while all my friends and classmates were panicking about where they were going to attend college next fall. I felt bad, but I also did not. I just happened to be good at something that offers full scholarships. Basketball is my best talent...and I have used it to my advantage my entire...

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From Freshman year to Senior year…
Oct20

From Freshman year to Senior year…

I’m a senior. It’s seriously frightening. I feel like I just moved in for my freshman year and now I’m getting ready to graduate? What?! I was visiting a friend in Harborview yesterday and I started having all these flashbacks to freshman year. It’s crazy how things are so incredibly different… but at the same time so many things haven't changed at all. I'm still the same Taylor Swift obsessed girl, with an obnoxiously blue room that...

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I love October because…
Oct15

I love October because…

I am not exactly the biggest fan of the month October to be very honest. Mostly because it is my birthday in November, making October a basic reminder that I am getting old. I prefer not get any older and facing more responsibilities than I already have. Any ways putting my sentiments aside, I do actually love October; the pumpkin pies and Hocus Pocus finally comes on TV, with Queen Sarah Jessica Parker (also Carrie Bradshaw, the...

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Home Away from Home on Campus
Oct13

Home Away from Home on Campus

There are three places you are most likely to find me on campus when I do not have classes. The first place is in my room, probably watching marathon of Real Housewives or Love and Hip Hop Hollywood. The second is HawksNest ordering the same thing; a cheeseburger with american cheese on the top and bottom with raw onions (yumm). The third is at the Center for Intercultural Advancement. Places like the Center for Intercultural...

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Inspire Yourself!
Oct08

Inspire Yourself!

Hi guys! Two weekends ago, I took my LSAT.  By the way, I think I did pretty well on it.  Anyways, after my exam was done, I went out with my senior friends to the city to "hangout."  It was a much needed day out to let out all my LSAT stress.  I didn't get back to my room until 3am in the morning.  I got back to my dorm only to shower and get ready again to head back into the city with my team to volunteer.  Throughout the season, my...

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Under the Lights
Oct07

Under the Lights

You would think that after 3 years of college, I would have had a true Wagner football experience by now. Thanks to the lovely student athlete life (which despite my sarcasm, I really do love), that wasn’t true until this past Saturday. Thanks to some new stadium lighting, the home opener was at night. Which meant I got to enjoy watching Wagner football crush Alderson Broaddus, 26-0! The day started out with a Rally hosted by ResEd...

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How Ugo Gets Through A Day
Sep30

How Ugo Gets Through A Day

Hi guys! I'm not really a people person.  Well, I am, but people annoy me really easily.  I know I'm not the only one who feels this way.  I'm quiet and I'm shy.  However, once you get to know me and I get to know you, we're cool.  There are some people I don't bother talking to because I just don't think it's necessary.  It's kind of a bad quality trait.  My mom hates it!  Every family party we go to, there's everyone else and then...

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We’re In This Together!
Sep30

We’re In This Together!

Hi guys! My name is Ugo Nwaigwe.  This is not only my first post ever as a HawkTalk blogger, but my first time blogging in general.  To say the very least, I am so excited!  I feel like I have so much to say and to share to you all about my experiences as a full time college student.  First off, I am a senior captain on the women's basketball team here at Wagner.  Sometimes, it's difficult for me to write that last sentence because...

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Literary Heaven
Sep29

Literary Heaven

According to my mother, I started reading at the age of 2. I would say 4, because 2 is just unrealistic. The first book I ever read was the Bible, because it was the first book I came across. Then slowly I progressed to other books. I read anything from Harry Potter (Like duhhhh, Harry Potter is embedded in us Britons), to Twilight (Team Jacob by the way) to Nigerian historical novels. I love anything, from fiction to autobiographies....

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Over the Hill: 5 Signs You’ve Hit Your College Life Crisis
Sep21

Over the Hill: 5 Signs You’ve Hit Your College Life Crisis

Dear Reader, So, we're back. A new semester and a new group of HawkTalk bloggers. I think this year's team is one of our best yet, and I highly suggest you check out their new blogs as soon as you're done reading this. We had our first meeting a few weeks ago, and when we introduced ourselves it felt strange to say that this was my third year as HawkTalk blogger. As some of you may know, I've been with HawkTalk since I was a freshman,...

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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 the point, I really love you guys. Therefore, the least you can do is sometimes accept that there are different cultures around you (Mine being a British Nigerian fusion.) Some of us are...

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Break Out of That Shell
Sep15

Break Out of That Shell

In between moving from country to country and changing schools, I have met a lot of different people. People with different languages, different beliefs, different values and even religions. At first it was a struggle for me, because I was raised in a certain way and took on most of my parents' values, including their political opinions. As time went on I changed, which was pretty much the greatest thing that could have happened to...

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New (Stressful) Beginnings
Sep12

New (Stressful) Beginnings

Where are we? What are we doing here? And why? Now that we've got that existential tension out of our system, lets take a figurative step back and ease the chaos of our daily stressors. First off, let me introduce the little blond guy who's writing this thing. Meet Cameron Haffner. He's a new freshmen here at Wagner College and new resident to the lovely city of New York. He's a clueless young lad but is guided by the light of his...

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Sleep is NOT for the Weak
Sep12

Sleep is NOT for the Weak

Ok, so week three of classes is starting and I already feel like an extra on the set of The Walking Dead. As I'm sure everyone has heard, sleep is essential to having a healthy and successful college career. How am I supposed to manage being swamped with school and extracurriculars, having a social life, and sleeping? As Meg might say, Most people that I've talked to have similar issues organizing their time so I thought I would put...

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Humans of Wagner
Sep12

Humans of Wagner

Sonder: n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness If you live in the New York City area and you have access to the Internet, chances are you’ve heard of the viral blog Humans of New York. The concept is simple. A man named Brandon set out in the summer of 2010 to take pictures of the people of New...

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Small School Vs. Big School
May15

Small School Vs. Big School

It's Decision Time Folks! In about 2 weeks students will be committing to the colleges they will be attending for the next four years. I know for me, I had trouble deciding what exactly I was looking for when it came to schools and their sizes. So I'm going to break it down for you. What are the biggest differences between a small school and a big school? What are their perks? What are their flaws? I'll let you know. Perks Small...

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Do I Belong Here?
May15

Do I Belong Here?

I remember the first moment I pulled onto Campus Road onto the Wagner College Campus. I had spent the entire weekend in and around New York City touring all of the different schools I was considering attending. Not exactly sure what I was looking for--small campus, big campus, city school, suburban school--I went into the entire college search process with an open mind. Knowing that I wanted to work in the entertainment industry, I...

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Big Name Act Recap
Apr24

Big Name Act Recap

Bright lights, great music, high energy: that just about sums up Wagner's Big Name Act this past weekend. This year, we were lucky enough to party with two NYC locals, KapSlap and Adrian Lux, along with special guest Space Kadets to warm up the crowd early in the night. When KapSlap came on stage, the crowd went nuts. The energy the recent college graduate brought to the crowd was everything students wanted. Known for his mash-ups of...

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#TSM 5 Reasons to Join Greek Life
Apr15

#TSM 5 Reasons to Join Greek Life

Greeks. I promise it's not the negative stereotypes you see in movies. You might not believe me now, but if you go through Rush/Recruitment, you will see that Greek life at Wagner is pretty amazing. To be honest, I came into college pretty skeptical, but within the course of one week, I changed my mind, and this is why... 1. Brotherhood/Sisterhood Is Forever Yes, it's cliche and sappy but it's actually the truth. If you're a commuter,...

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Wait… that’s a class?!
Apr11

Wait… that’s a class?!

One of my favorite things to do when speaking to my friends from other schools is brag about my slightly obscure but really awesome classes, especially the titles. If this seems strange to you, you obviously haven't yet taken advantage of the wide array of classes offered at Wagner. To start out, when you first arrive at Wagner you are placed in a First-Year Learning Community, which consists of two courses plus a reflecting class...

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A Week At The Wag
Mar26

A Week At The Wag

On any given day at Wagner, there will be a variety of events, ranging from Mardi Gras Celebrations, to Guest Speaker Lectures. So, I'm going to take you on a journey of what to expect during any given week at Wagner. Monday LinkedIn Night! Staff from the CACE Office team up with the Society of Arts Administration Students (I'm in this!) and put on a workshop on how to make connections in any industry through LinkedIn. It's a great...

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Winter Doom and Gloom
Feb25

Winter Doom and Gloom

It's almost the end of the most dreaded season...WINTER. Yes, that is a very biased statement coming from someone who grew up without seasons in California, but I feel like the growing consensus on campus is that winter is not the most favored season. I don't want to be too much of a negative Nancy, so give me your opinion in the poll below! I'll share the results in next week's post! What do you like most about Winter? What do you...

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Making The Right Decision
Feb07

Making The Right Decision

One of the biggest aspects of choosing a school is finding one with a major that will prepare you for your dream career. Now as you're probably finding out, this is an incredibly difficult experience. It's  stressful because your head is swirling with potential majors and career paths and not being positive what you want to pursue. So here are some tips for making the right decision: Try New Things In high school, starting with junior...

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Sleep? There’s a nap for that.
Feb07

Sleep? There’s a nap for that.

For college students, sleep doesn't necessarily make it to the top of the priorities list. With classes, extracurriculars, the workload and a social life, sleeping tends to have the most inconsistent schedule. Being a senior, I've seen all of the sleeping habits that can occur with a college student. Even still, I haven't been able to master the healthiest sleeping schedule for my collegiate lifestyle. I'd like to present the several...

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The 2014 Social Media Awards
Feb06

The 2014 Social Media Awards

Now that I'm starting the fourth week of the spring semester and my third winter at Wagner, I can officially say I’ve been a part of my first real winter, EVER. Not a big fan of this season — but hey, you have to experience something once before you can say whether you like it or not. (All others who don’t like winter, feel free to come to Southern California with me after graduation.) So, after having nearly a month to ponder life,...

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10 Things To Do During A College Snow Day
Feb04

10 Things To Do During A College Snow Day

Winter is upon us here at the Wag and we've experienced a significant amount of snowfall, to the point where class was even canceled twice! So, I've decided to compile a Buzzfeed-esque list of things to do at Wagner during a snow day! 10. Slip into something comfortable and have some hot cocoa! 9. Do Some Early Spring Cleaning 8. Order Out Chinese 7. Play Games 6. Cuddle Sesh! 5. Go Exploring 4. Make New Friends 3. Snowball Fight...

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Getting back in the Groove!
Jan31

Getting back in the Groove!

I’ve been back at Wagner for about a week now and am starting to get back in the groove of things. I thought I would give everyone a little glimpse into my schedule to give some insight on classes!

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Get With the Program!
Nov14

Get With the Program!

A great thing about attending a small college, especially Wagner, is that it is really easy to put on your own event or program. Some of you might be thinking, "Why would I want to do that?" SO MANY REASONS. Have you ever wanted to raise money or awareness for an organization or cause that you feel super strong about? Have you ever wanted to host a concert or have your favorite speaker come to campus? Seriously, if you want to have a...

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Broadway on a Budget
Nov14

Broadway on a Budget

One of the many perks of going to school in NYC is the fact that you're less than an hour away from any Broadway show! However, Broadway is EXPENSIVE. Many popular shows will have you paying AT LEAST $100 for a nose-bleed seat. I don't know about you, but if I'm a college student paying for college as well as a social life. I don't have $100+ just laying around. BUT! There is hope! I have some methods for you to see Broadway on a...

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Wagner Spooktacular
Nov07

Wagner Spooktacular

Only at Wagner will you see a giant banana walking with Thor and Mario to class, and drag queens strutting their stuff on the Towers bridge. The fact that Halloween this year came on a Thursday didn't stop us from going all out. Let's just say it was a very eventful weekend ... Pre-gaming At first glance, you just see a bunch of guys dressed up in costumes standing on the Oval, until you notice a green blob flash by and a small white...

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The First Week of College (Told Through Reality TV!)
Nov04

The First Week of College (Told Through Reality TV!)

You arrive on move-in day, ready to take the college world by storm! You look, feel, and are genuinely great. The first thing you do is check out your dorm and meet your roommate. After moving in, it's time to say goodbye to your family. Some people will be ready for them to go. Others will be very upset.   But it's okay! You're going to meet a lot of new people! An instant connection will be made with some, and others, not. When you...

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A Weekend of Family Fun
Nov04

A Weekend of Family Fun

Even after being away from home for a few months, you still make time to welcome your parents to your home away from home. While having your parents on campus, as much as they want to spend time in your room and see how you live, there’s plenty of ways to take them off campus and still spend quality time with them. Food: Cheeburger Cheeburger has some great diner options on the island. It has a very retro feel to it and has great...

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice
Oct29

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

It's officially fall at Wagner. Trees are afire with red and yellow leaves, pumpkins array the dining hall floor, and my favorite pumpkin spice lattes are back at Hawk's. Here's a sneak peek of how we kick-start the season in style.   Fall at Wagner Fall Fest Free pumpkin donuts and hot apple cider on a chilly day while decorating pumpkins. If that doesn't draw you in, add a mechanical bull, photo booth, and  jump house. Fall Fest is...

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Welcome to the Wagner College PA Program
Oct24

Welcome to the Wagner College PA Program

Welcome to one of the most successful, fulfilling, and challenging majors at Wagner College. This past weekend was the annual Wagner College Open House where prospective students from all over come to visit Wagner and get a feel for what the college has to offer. I had the opportunity to sit on the student panel for a PA Program info session. This panel included two juniors, which included myself and another classmate, one senior, and...

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Aca-awesome: An introduction to collegiate a cappella
Oct20

Aca-awesome: An introduction to collegiate a cappella

Brought to light by the movie Pitch Perfect, a cappella is becoming increasingly popular on college campuses. Wagner is no exception! We currently have three a cappella groups on campus: Testostertones (all male), Fermata Nowhere (co-ed), and Vocal Synergy (all female and the group I'm in!). For those of you who have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, I'm gonna break it down for you. A cappella music is music sung without any...

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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 Duke University. Now there are over 85,000 PA's in the US and it's the 2nd fastest growing healthcare career out there. This past week, the Wagner College...

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Little Shop, Little Shop of Horrors!
Oct07

Little Shop, Little Shop of Horrors!

Once you’ve seen a Wagner College production, there is no denying that we have a lot talent at this school. Wednesday night was the opening of the first show of the semester, Little Shop of Horrors. I was laughing so much, I actually cried at one point…

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WAGNER PRIDE: Homecoming 2013
Oct04

WAGNER PRIDE: Homecoming 2013

Follow pictures and videos taken by Grace Zhang and me as we take you on a journey through the Wagner College 2013 Homecoming Football Game!          

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SEN10RS to SEN14RS
Oct03

SEN10RS to SEN14RS

Recently I've been feeling a lot of emotions about being a senior and how far I've come, so I decided to get my fellow seniors' input on this week's post idea. I asked my peers, "If you could speak to yourself as a high school senior, what would you say?" Here are some of the responses.  "Don't worry, you change majors." "If I could go back and tell myself something, I would tell myself not to regret anything and just live life the...

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The Royal Life of a Homecoming Queen Escort
Oct01

The Royal Life of a Homecoming Queen Escort

How often do you get to stand next to a Queen? Unless you can get a hot date with England’s Queen Elizabeth II, you’re not going to find one around here. Okay now maybe I’m exaggerating a little but in all honesty, following the queen around is quite an exciting experience.

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My Big Fat Greek Family
Sep29

My Big Fat Greek Family

You know it's Greek recruitment week when you see hundreds of girls standing in the Union atrium, cheering loudly as each organization welcomes a new addition to their family. Recruitment Week  When you first walk into a room filled with girls wearing the same letters and cheering as you sit down, it may seem oddly intimidating. However, as you start talking, they no longer seem like strangers but rather best friends that you've known...

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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." So what is it about home? It's obviously more than just where you live. How do most college students end up finding home here? What makes home, home? In case you can't tell...

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Getting Involved on Campus
Sep26

Getting Involved on Campus

I did it! I survived the first week of college! I've made friends, learned some new stuff, and got ready to take my next step: Getting involved! Throughout college orientation and the first week of classes I was overwhelmed by the vast amounts of information presented to me from various clubs and organizations on campus. As someone who is very social, outgoing, and LOVES to be involved in many different things, I was immediately...

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Dorm Decorating 101
Sep24

Dorm Decorating 101

I would never call myself an expert on decor or interior design, but currently being a fourth year residential student and second year RA, I think it is safe to say that I have seen a lot of dorm rooms in my day. I've learned a thing or two about creative ideas that make your room look more awesome than white walls and a bed. There are plenty more sweet ideas (just check out pinterest), but I am going to list some common decor I see...

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Recruitment 101
Sep20

Recruitment 101

  So what is recruitment? By definition it's a week dedicated to sororities as they hold parties to invite new members into their organizations, but it's so much more than that. It is a week where you meet new friends and become part of a greater Greek family. Sisterhood is not just 4 years of college, it's for life. The girls you choose to call as sisters are the ones who will be with you every step of the way, to celebrate with you...

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Wagner College for Dummies: Surviving the first month
Sep19

Wagner College for Dummies: Surviving the first month

Well, you’ve made it this far: survived class, made friends, figured out the campus and everything else about Wagner. In case you haven’t, or still need some more tips, check up on this list of things to help you survive and thrive at Wagner. Dining hall: Double check you have your ID before you get there. No one wants to make that walk back to your dorm, especially with winter coming. Avoid the rush hour. By now you start figuring...

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Meet the fun-loving freshman, Dillon Quinn
Sep17

Meet the fun-loving freshman, Dillon Quinn

When you meet Dillon Quinn for the first time there's no doubt that he's a kindred spirit. This freshman arts administration major from Denville, New Jersey is always enjoying life to the fullest. Since orientation, Dillon has adventured to the city 7 times already. One of the main reasons that attracted him to Wagner was the closeness to the city, and he has definitely taken advantage of that. He loves "exploring different areas of...

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Getting to know Grace Zhang!
Sep13

Getting to know Grace Zhang!

This post was written after an interview with Grace Zhang on September 12th, 2013 All the way from Irvine, California, Grace Zhang brings a spark of enthusiasm and spirit to Wagner College. Actively involved in many activities around campus, Grace is always keeping herself busy. She is involved with Up Til' Dawn, intramural sports, and the Wagnerian as a sports writer. On top of that, she is a HawkTalk Blogger, works as event staff,...

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Orientation
Sep11

Orientation

It was finally time to put all of our hard training to the test. Orientation began with the freshmen moving in; I guess this is what our obstacle course training was for... moving all the heavy stuff. While we waited for the cars to start driving in, the peer leaders shared one of our favorite icebreakers, the "Ride That Pony" song. We all went around singing and dancing and with that we were all in the mood to begin orientation....

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She’ll sing to the moon and back: An interview of HawkTalk Blogger Carrie Holt
Sep11

She’ll sing to the moon and back: An interview of HawkTalk Blogger Carrie Holt

Carrie Holt is a senior here at Wagner College who hails from Fort Mill, South Carolina, which is just outside Charlotte, NC.  She’s a physics major with an interest in astrophysics.  Enough of you reading my write up on her — check out the interview! Mark: "What brought you to Wagner from the South?" Carrie: "Its funny, cause I knew I wanted to leave. Everyone else from my high school stayed in the south and only one of my friends...

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Orientation: Behind the Scenes
Sep10

Orientation: Behind the Scenes

Orientation would not have been possible without a fantastic team of peer leaders and  peer coordinators. While all the freshmen were getting ready to start their first year at Wagner College, we were busy training for orientation. Orientation is no easy week; it requires mental, social, physical, and even emotional preparation. Our first day of training was something we were all a little scared of, since our peer coordinators had...

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Megan Irving’s Unsolicited and Heartfelt Freshman Advice
Aug21

Megan Irving’s Unsolicited and Heartfelt Freshman Advice

Hello dear reader. It’s been too long. I hope you’re doing well and I’m sure we’ll get the chance to catch up in a few more days. But this post has a very specific intended audience, and that is the Wagner College class of 2017. Hello freshman. My name is Megan and I’m a HawkTalk blogger who wants to give you a bunch of unsolicited advice. It was about one year ago I was in your shoes, counting the days down 'till I became a part of...

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Graduation
May29

Graduation

One of the many reasons I decided to stay for a while longer after final exams was graduation. I wanted to see my close friends and many of my brothers, including my big brother, graduate. It is a very emotional day with many happy tears. But before graduation even happens, there is what we call "Senior Week," an entire week of special plans and parties for the graduating seniors. The events range from a Wet N' Wild slide in front of...

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Wagnerstock and Big Name
Apr26

Wagnerstock and Big Name

On April 20th, Wagner College held its annual Wagnerstock and Big Name events. These two events are one of the most anticipated activities Wagner plans for the spring semester. Wagnerstock is basically a day out in the Oval, kind of like an Oval Day, but with activities and many free things. Big Name is the night concert that Wagner plans with an artist that is popular right now. This day is basically dedicated to art and music....

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The Road To Songfest
Apr19

The Road To Songfest

My favorite time of year came and went so fast; we danced, we sang, we joyed, we sweated — Songfest was a blast! All the Greek organizations, along with Nubian Student Union and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, were part of this singing and dancing competition. Each organization had a total of 8 minutes to put on a good performance, and I must say that they all were fantastic. The crowd went wild every time someone danced to a...

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2nd Annual Health Fair on the Oval
Apr19

2nd Annual Health Fair on the Oval

There is no better way to enjoy a Thursday than to have an oval day. Although it was not a typical sunny oval day, it was a lively one because of the 2nd annual Wagner College Health Fair.  I had a fun time with members of various clubs on campus who were raising awareness about health, fundraising money for good causes, and having a fun time at the different activities. As students passed by on their way to classes, they would stop...

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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. If it does, hi mom, and yes I did finish my homework and no I’m not ditching class. But whether you’re my mom or some random person who has stumbled across this, you are dear to me and I thank you. Today we...

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Dancing, Singing, and Cheering — both in and out of the water
Apr15

Dancing, Singing, and Cheering — both in and out of the water

This weekend was a jam-packed weekend for me! I have not danced, cheered, and sang this much in two days for a very long time. I showed a lot of school spirit this week and it was a weekend I will not forget anytime soon. Saturday night I attended an event called Songfest. Songfest is a dancing and singing competition for organizations on campus who compete for the top three spots for the best performance of the night. It was an...

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Beta Beta Beta Induction Ceremony
Apr12

Beta Beta Beta Induction Ceremony

On Thursday, April 11, 2013, twelve new members were initiated into the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society at Wagner College (also known as Tri Beta).  I was honored to be one of the twelve students who were selected to become a part of this society. Staff and faculty members from the biology department attended the ceremony, as well as friends and family members of the newly inducted members.  The current president of Tri Beta...

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Public Speaking
Apr10

Public Speaking

One of the many aspects of being in a liberal arts college is the fact that we are required to take certain classes. These classes are called "general education," and they vary from science to theatre. One of the courses that every student has to take at Wagner College is Public Speaking. It is a requirement because no matter what field you decide to go into, you will always have to speak in front of some group of people. If you are a...

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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 to spend the day on our campus. Admitted students began their day with a nice brunch at our dining hall, which was accompanied by a welcoming...

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There’s a Zombie in my Living Room
Apr08

There’s a Zombie in my Living Room

It’s official, the dead are bigger then the living. I was having a conversation with my father late last night, my mother was in the living room watching “The Walking Dead,” and my brother was asleep. My father, having just put my younger brother to bed, made a phenomenal observation: “His generation is growing up with zombies.” It’s true, zombies are everywhere. "The Walking Dead" has taken over Facebook, Twitter and BuzzFeed. Brad...

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AIR — Something We Feel, but Cannot See
Apr05

AIR — Something We Feel, but Cannot See

Over spring break, a Wagner swimming and diving teammate, Meredith Ketchmark, sent out an e-mail to our team to ask us to lend a helping hand to an organization dear to her heart called Attitudes in Reverse (AIR).  AIR is a non-profit organization run 100% by volunteers.  All proceeds are raised through donations and fundraisers which the organization hosts. We made a Harlem Shake Video to show our support for AIR. See the Wagner...

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Oval Days
Mar29

Oval Days

It is finally spring time at Wagner and that means one thing... oval days! These days are one of my favorite aspects of having one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. I really wanted to dedicate a blogpost to these days just because they are a big part of Wagner life. Also, I feel that it is appropriate to talk about them right this moment now that the weather is finally starting to get nicer. The sun is out, the wind...

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Networking with Health Professionals
Mar25

Networking with Health Professionals

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, Wagner students gathered in the Faculty Dining hall to attend the 2nd annual Health Professions Networking Reception.  Pakinam Mekki, the President of the Pre-Health Society, had worked hard and coordinated the event, making all of the name tags for the students and health care professionals in attendance. The health professionals came from private practices and the Staten Island University Hospital....

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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 a great meet full of excitement from the very beginning of the meet until the very end. During every event, both in prelims and finals,...

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Wagner College Theatre Presents: RENT
Mar12

Wagner College Theatre Presents: RENT

The theatre department at Wagner College has put up one of the most loved shows in Broadway history: Rent. For those of you who do not know what the show is about, it is about how people try to live and love in New York City while they are broke and living with AIDS. It is a very dark and emotional show, but it has its colorful moments. The lyrics "no day but today" echo in your head after watching this amazing performance, and they...

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