Songfest 2016: A Tribute To…
Apr13

Songfest 2016: A Tribute To…

Songfest is an opportunity for student organizations to perform an 8-10 minute medley of their choice that correlates to a different theme each year! "A Tribute To..," was this year's theme and the lineup was as follows! Alpha Delta Pi Presents: A Tribute To The VMAs (1st Place) Alpha Omicron...

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5 Nerve-racking College Moments and How to Conquer Them
Apr04

5 Nerve-racking College Moments and How to Conquer Them

College has its ups and downs, let's be real. Here are some of the most nerve-racking college moments, and how to be successful in overcoming them! 1. Registering for Classes Registration time is among us! Are you nervous? Do you know what classes you need to take? If not, make sure...

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Staying In Touch With Family At Home
Apr04

Staying In Touch With Family At Home

Distance changed A LOT! Especially the communication between you and your loved ones. Whether you are moving from Long Island or you are moving from Australia, things will be different between you, your family, and your friends. I moved 900 miles away from my family and friends that I have...

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Confronting Microagressions
Apr04

Confronting Microagressions

What is a microagression? For me, it is a term I learned in college, but which I have long experienced as a Palestinian Muslim woman. Microagressions are "the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons...

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How To Save/Make Money in College
Apr04

How To Save/Make Money in College

College is no joke. Tuition, books, new clothing, dorm stuff, and snacks are all the things that families have to pay for when they have a student heading off to a college or university. All of these leave very little money that is designated for students to have as spending money...

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Small Campus: Good or Bad?
Mar31

Small Campus: Good or Bad?

"Wagner only has 2000 undergraduates!" you tell your friend who is going to a state school. They give you an odd look and say, "that's it?! [insert college name here] has 43,000"! This has happened to me on multiple occasions when all my friends ask me how big Wagner...

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5 Simple Keys To A Great Semester
Feb12

5 Simple Keys To A Great Semester

Wagner College is about three weeks into second semester. Now that we are finally settling into our schedules and workload, here are a few tips on how to keep your motivation throughout the rest of  the semester. Make it out alive! 1. GET ENOUGH SLEEP Study shows that college...

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The 10 Friends You’ll Meet In College
Feb05

The 10 Friends You’ll Meet In College

Dear Reader,  So I've been thinking lately. I know, right? A woman? Thinking? What will the council elders have to say about this? Seriously reader, senior year makes you think a lot. Sure, half of the thinking is panic and the other half is exhaustion, but somewhere in that...

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10 Signs You’re  A Second Semester Senior
Jan25

10 Signs You’re A Second Semester Senior

Dear Reader,  Well, here we are. They tell you all about it. You laugh and say, "Hah, I'll be ready for it when my time comes. I have nothing to fear." Then the time comes, and you fear everything. We're second semester seniors.  The dreaded alliteration has finally become...

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Getting Ahead of the Semester
Jan19

Getting Ahead of the Semester

Wagner family, welcome back home for the Spring 2016 semester! Are you excited? I am a nerd at heart with an unrelenting passion for learning, so I know I am so ready for this semester. Now, in order to be a successful student, you need to be on top of...

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Student Activism in a New Age
Dec04

Student Activism in a New Age

In early November, students at Virginia College noticed something new on the famous campus statue of Thomas Jefferson. On the morning of the 15th, students covered the statue with post-it notes featuring statements such as “racist”, “slave owner”, and “black lives matter.” Historically, Thomas Jefferson was a notorious slave...

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The Best Spots To Study On Campus
Dec02

The Best Spots To Study On Campus

Back home, I had a few spots in my town that were ideal for me to be the most productive. Ranging from my dining room table, to the local Starbucks, to the park downtown. Now that I'm in a new environment, I needed to find those spots that would...

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Programs That Kept me at Wagner College
Nov16

Programs That Kept me at Wagner College

Let's be real, adjusting to College is challenging. But notice my diction, it is challenging, not impossible. With that being said, stepping onto campus my first day at Wagner, I was absolutely terrified. Would I fit in? Would I make friends? Would I like being in college? What if I...

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Adjusting to Dorm Life
Nov06

Adjusting to Dorm Life

Before I came to college, I worried about the normal things. Freshman 15, making deans list, making new friends. But hands down, no doubt in my mind, the thing I worried most about was the idea of living with the entire Freshman class... What do you mean I have...

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Halloween at Wagner!
Nov04

Halloween at Wagner!

IT'S FINALLY HERE! Happy Halloween, Wagner! Or should I say happy “Halloweekend” which is the college version of Halloween as I have learned. According to the Webster dictionary, Halloween began in the 1800's and is defined as the night of October 31st, on the Eve of All Saints Day...

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Staten Island Happenings
Oct30

Staten Island Happenings

Wagner College: Be Part of the City You will find these words plastered all over campus, and we all know that "the City" is referring to Manhattan. We sometimes forget that we are on Staten Island, a beautiful borough with lots of great places to go to. So, I...

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The Best Netflix Movies to Get Your Spook on in the Dorm
Oct25

The Best Netflix Movies to Get Your Spook on in the Dorm

Hey Readers! Halloween is creeping up on us! Hope you all found your costumes. Ha, Ha. Just kidding! We all know that we are panicking trying to decide what to be right now. Besides going to that costume party of course, getting cozy for the holidays, and putting on...

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Midterm De-Stressing: Tips told through Disney
Oct21

Midterm De-Stressing: Tips told through Disney

It seems as if we have entered into the eighth week of school... EIGHTH?! I can't believe two months have gone by, it's been more amazing than I could have ever dreamed... but it’s also time for midterms, stress, missing home... and the freshman 15 is gaining on all...

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An Innovative Era: Microbiology Research at Wagner College
Oct08

An Innovative Era: Microbiology Research at Wagner College

  Bonnie Bassler once said "Science is difficult and slow no matter who you are. The hours are long, and the glorious 'aha' days come only very infrequently. You have to keep believing that if you put in the hours, those days will indeed come!" In this second blog, we...

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Junior to Freshman! College 101: Told through Monsters University
Sep08

Junior to Freshman! College 101: Told through Monsters University

WELCOME CLASS OF 2019 I can't believe that two years have passed since I was a freshman at Wagner College. I am here to offer some advice, junior to a freshman, to prepare you and help you through the transition. 1. The Adjustment: Living away from home for the first time...

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Freshman Year vs. Senior Year
Sep01

Freshman Year vs. Senior Year

Dear Reader, As I sift through a new year of HawkTalk applications (which by the way, you can apply here!) I am reminded of a younger Megan Irving. A freshman who had no idea what she would do over her time at Wagner. The friends she would make, the...

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Back To School Advice Told Through Reality TV
Aug31

Back To School Advice Told Through Reality TV

Listen Up, Everyone! I'm going to give you some advice for how to survive the first week being back at college, all right? All right! First and foremost, respect others' opinions and don't be afraid to defend your own! But be on the lookout, because some people are like...

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7 Stages of Accepting School Is Starting
Aug31

7 Stages of Accepting School Is Starting

School starts Monday, and there is an array of emotions on the Wagner College campus. Students are moving in and professors are preparing their lessons, while the gardeners are planting even more flowers and Wagner fixes the Hawk's Nest for the millionth time. It's a great time to be on...

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Well, Hello There, Wagner!
Jul29

Well, Hello There, Wagner!

Hello, readers! My name is Ro, and I am a rising senior at Wagner College majoring in Arts Administration. I am an international student from England, where I grew up in a small countryside town called Morpeth, which is about a 6 hour drive north of London. Nothing exciting...

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10 Things You Will Do Instead of Preparing For Finals
May04

10 Things You Will Do Instead of Preparing For Finals

Dear Reader, Do you hear it? In the distance, the faintest sound of fear. The smell of frustration. The emails piling up in  your inbox about deadlines, presentation schedules, and summer job acceptances. (or lack there of.) Finals are right around the corner. *Gulp* But, who wants to worry...

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Presenting Wagner’s First Film Festival
Apr20

Presenting Wagner’s First Film Festival

Alright people, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Actually no, its not a little secret, I believe it's honestly quite big of a secret. But perhaps that was the first secret, the secret of how the small secret is actually a big secret. Yet that secret...

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10 Signs You’re About to Become A College Senior
Apr20

10 Signs You’re About to Become A College Senior

Dear Reader, We only have a few weeks left in the school year. I still have papers to do, videos to edit, blogs to publish and an internship to finish out. Dear reader, I'm freaking out! Instead of doing the above, I'm going to write a blog about it....

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An Innovative Era: Physics Research at Wagner College
Apr08

An Innovative Era: Physics Research at Wagner College

  Hello Everyone "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking" Albert Einstein. Here at Wagner tucked away on campus is the Megerle Science building. Home to four distinct disciplines: physics, chemistry, microbiology and biology. Albert Einstein is right. The youngest Wagner scientists are...

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My Journey to The Wagner Plan
Mar16

My Journey to The Wagner Plan

Hello Everyone! It is a warm and sunny day by the bay here on Long Island. I think Spring is beginning to start 🙂 . I decided to use today and the relaxing ocean waves combined with a little John Legend to reflect. I decided to reflect on the journey...

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Last College Semester Blues
Mar04

Last College Semester Blues

Hi guys! It's been a tough couple of weeks for me.  First off, I miss Nigeria so much.  I want to go back to the beautiful weather and the delightful people.  I am having a hard time adjusting to the cold ever since my trip to Africa.  Second, I...

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Top 5 Classes to Take
Mar02

Top 5 Classes to Take

Its almost time to register for classes and as an education freak (I lied), I want to share with you some of the classes I have taken here at Wagner and you might want to register for. I have only been here for 2 years, which is more than enough to...

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Presenting the Wagner College Film Society!
Mar02

Presenting the Wagner College Film Society!

Hey you. Yeah you. No not you. The guy next to you. Well actually you too. But not that other guy in the corner with the fedora on. Just you both. Wait, maybe him too. Actually, how about all of you. That's right, everyone. Everyone stop what you are doing right...

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My New Wagner Year Resolutions
Mar02

My New Wagner Year Resolutions

In order to make 2015 and this semester much better for me, I decided to pen down a few changes that hopefully make my life as a Wagnerian much better. The cliche: hit the gym I say this with all honesty in my heart, I have never actually been inside...

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Our Newest HawkTalk Blogger: Meet Brandon Hart
Feb08

Our Newest HawkTalk Blogger: Meet Brandon Hart

HELLO EVERYONE!  My name is Brandon Hart and I am so happy to announce that I am a part of the HawkTalk family. I am eager to share with you my outgoing personality and my crazy outlook on life. For starters, I come from Long Island, New York. I say...

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Following Up On New Years Resolutions
Feb08

Following Up On New Years Resolutions

Hey there all you humans! I would like to welcome you all back to another new semester here at little ol' Wagner. With all your new classes, new daily schedule, new Netflix Instant movies, and new experiences ahead for you, you'll be sure to make this year a step...

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Meet Leo Schuchert!
Dec10

Meet Leo Schuchert!

Hey there, kiddos! I realize that it has been some time since I last posted anything for all of you and wanted to alleviate any concerns you may have had during my recent hiatus. For those of you who have not been informed, I had very recently encountered a temporary...

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Getting Through Finals Week
Dec08

Getting Through Finals Week

Yepp, it's finals week on the hill here at Wagner. And I'm sure you think there is already enough said on this topic by Buzzfeed articles and your Twitter feed full of plentiful finals complaints. But hey, you clicked on this article for a reason, old sport. Most likely because of the...

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Thankful for a great Wagnerian year
Dec03

Thankful for a great Wagnerian year

As we are approaching the final days of the year, we begin to look back at the events of 2014. The thanksgiving break also helps us realize what we are thankful for. I am especially thankful for a lot of Wagnerian things. First of all, I am thankful for my internship....

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They Never Said it Would Be Easy…
Dec01

They Never Said it Would Be Easy…

All business majors in their senior year at Wagner are required to take two classes that are meant to prepare them for the real world. One involves a 100 hour internship and a 20 page thesis paper while the other is a real life business simulation called CapSim. I’m...

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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...

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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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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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