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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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…

Read More
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!        ...

Read More
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?"...

Read More
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.

Read More
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...

Read More
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."...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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....

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
Unexpected Discoveries
Feb26

Unexpected Discoveries

Four years ago, I would have never thought that I would be involved in a research project in which I work with bacteria and organometallic compounds. As a second-semester sophomore, I have started a project with two other undergraduate Wagner science students, Daniel Cimilluca and Sandra Minchala. Our project...

Read More
The Road To Becoming A Peer Leader
Feb25

The Road To Becoming A Peer Leader

I recently applied for a great leadership opportunity: becoming a peer leader to guide freshmen during their orientation days in college. Usually, a learning community is assigned a pair of peer leaders for an introduction to Wagner College. They are people to look up to and to go to...

Read More
A New Home
Feb25

A New Home

I have been away from my home country, Guatemala, for almost two years now. Despite the fact that I do fly during winter break and summer break back to Guatemala, I have to say that all I can think of is of getting back to Wagner College. Do not...

Read More
Rush Week: A Break From Tradition
Feb19

Rush Week: A Break From Tradition

Rush week is finally over and with it all of the anxiety every single Greek Life member and potential recruit had. This semester, rush was done very differently than it had been done previous semesters. For those who are not familiar with the Greek Life terms, let me explain...

Read More
A Non-traditional Finale
Feb19

A Non-traditional Finale

Every year, the Wagner swimming and diving team honors its seniors at the last home meet of the season. This year was different from all other years because we only had one home meet all season — and we swam against ourselves, while honoring our seniors and supporting the...

Read More
Super Bowl Sunday
Feb07

Super Bowl Sunday

Chicken wings, Subway sandwiches, pizza, and beer. These are, from what I have noticed, the perfect ingredients for a Super Bowl Sunday. This past Sunday was the 47th annual Super Bowl between the 49ers and the Ravens, with a special performance by Beyonce and Destiny’s Child during the half...

Read More
A Word of Academic Advice
Feb01

A Word of Academic Advice

It has been a quiet week in Wagner's social life, but you all have to get ready for the upcoming posts because they will be great. So, before going into the usual Christian blog posts, I would like to have my academic life known. Despite being only a sophomore...

Read More
Spring Semester ’13 Overview
Jan29

Spring Semester ’13 Overview

The spring semester at Wagner has officially started, and so have all of the activities for it. Although the cold weather is not much help for outside recreation, you can be sure Wagner knows how to keep the students happy, and I'll be there to cover all of the...

Read More
Hearing Christmas Bells
Jan02

Hearing Christmas Bells

As winter break approached, students on campus bustled and scurried to finish last-minute assignments and get all of their studying in as final examinations began.  In the midst of finals week, I had the pleasure of enjoying a holiday concert put on by the Wagner College Concert Band.  On...

Read More
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...

Read More
Wagner College Weathering the Storm
Nov05

Wagner College Weathering the Storm

When I heard that Hurricane Sandy was on its way, I only expected to be home for a day or two and then return to campus and see minimal damage, similar to last year when Irene pushed us all into the Spiro Sports Center. Never did I expect to...

Read More
Tradition Time… Homecoming is Here!
Oct27

Tradition Time… Homecoming is Here!

As I have mentioned in my earlier post, Homecoming is a time of year that everyone at Wagner seems to come together and the student body is one united force of Wagner pride. While it has changed much since my freshman year (time flies!), it is still an event...

Read More
Megan Irving’s Successful Steps to an All-Nighter
Oct24

Megan Irving’s Successful Steps to an All-Nighter

How are you today, reader? Good, I hope. How am I? Well, I’m touched you asked because I am exhausted. I assume you know what an all-nighter is. A night, normally spent by a student, working on a large project, paper or study session. Unless you are Martha Stewart-level...

Read More
Masquerade Ball
Oct24

Masquerade Ball

You are formally invited to a behind-the-scenes look at the Theta Chi Masquerade Ball. Even though this was a very exclusive mixer the brothers had with the theatre and arts administration majors, I will give you some insight on it. The planning for this party began two weeks in...

Read More
The Great Debate: Are Young People Rocking the Vote?
Oct22

The Great Debate: Are Young People Rocking the Vote?

It's that time of year! We walk through the halls and see posters of all of our friends running for Homecoming King and Queen urging us to vote. What we are forgetting though, is that the REAL election that matters is right around the corner! November is sneaking up...

Read More
Classes Are The Building Blocks Of Dreams
Oct09

Classes Are The Building Blocks Of Dreams

I never thought I would get a shot at making my dream organization during my first semester at Wagner College. I came all the way from Guatemala to fulfill my goal of creating an innovating record label, and to my surprise, LC (Learning Community) 19 helped me get a...

Read More
From Dream Job to Higher Education: Meet Anna!
Jun12

From Dream Job to Higher Education: Meet Anna!

Chris: Anna, great to meet you these past few days. Tell us a little about yourself… Anna:  Well, I grew up in Massachusetts, about 20 minutes outside of Boston. Both my parents are from Italy, so my older brother and I are first generation in this country. I went...

Read More
The Countdown Begins…
Jun12

The Countdown Begins…

Hello Fellow Reader! As you may already know Orientation is about 72 days away! So, in just 72 days you will be moving onto campus, meeting new friends, learning about Wagner College and all it has to offer, speaking with your advisors and professors, educating yourself on new policies...

Read More
Week #2
Jun06

Week #2

Another week has come to a close on the Wagner College campus.  With the completion of this week, a lot more students have moved onto campus so I’m not as lonely!  All of the PA students here are participating in a five year program that requires them to take...

Read More
My first post!
May30

My first post!

    This is my first official Hawk Talk post!  Blogging on here is a lot different from the amateur blogging I did once from my middle school xanga and myspace pages.  It's also a lot different from, tumblr, the blogs I've had to keep for class and my facebook...

Read More

School’s Out For Summer!

Another year is complete here at Wagner College! As the suitcases roll along the cobblestone paths and friends say goodbye to their rooms, summer 2012 is about to begin! No matter if you are from the sunny beaches of California or the snowy hills of Colorado, everyone loves what...

Read More

Finals Week

So wow... it's finally over (almost). Since the last day of classes was on Monday, Wagner's been pretty quiet. Most people have been studying for their finals and doing take-home finals. I was pretty glad when one of my professors gave our class a take-home final, that is until...

Read More

Last Week of Classes

So! This week is the last week of classes at Wagner and it has been great. This past weekend was Wagnerstock, and almost everyone came out for it. Everyone just kind of hung out on the Oval during the day enjoying live music, a big blow-up slide, a huge...

Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

Hey everyone, So I was giving a tour yesterday morning, and as I was answering the families’ questions, I thought about all of the things I wondered before I came to college and thought I'd share some of the more frequently asked questions that I get from perspective students...

Read More

What is this weather?

So after Spring Break, the weather here at Wagner was beautiful! Everyone was outside, laying in the oval, eating lunch outside the union.... it was great. But these past few days have been so ridiculously cold! I was giving my tour this morning (which as everyone knows, the best...

Read More

Welcome to the Wagner Word

I am so happy to be a part of the word around campus! Giving you all the latest in the Wagnerian lifestyle. It's bound to be a fun...

Read More
Vocal Synergy
Feb24

Vocal Synergy

The women of Vocal Synergy meld their voices together to create a sound that is both magical and powerful. These Wagner College students talk about how the group is like a family — a place to laugh and learn, all while getting practical experience in their academic majors. Music:...

Read More