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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Unexpected Discoveries
Feb26

Unexpected Discoveries

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

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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 when there is anything you need. Most of the time, the freshmen develop a special friendship with their peer leaders since they are the first connection...

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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 get me wrong, I love my family and being with them means everything to me, especially if I spend months away from them. But, we all have to grow up one day and follow our dreams, even if it...

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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 what it all entails: Rush is a period where Greek houses recruit interested members for a chance to join the fraternity or sorority. Let's begin with the...

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A Non-traditional Finale
Feb19

A Non-traditional Finale

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

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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 time show. Past years I have spent it with my family back home, since I was still in Guatemala, but these last two years I have spent it here in...

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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 at Wagner College, I do have some experiences and some advice for any incoming freshmen. It is fine if you do not know what major you plan to have when you come here. It is a...

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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 events and tell you all about them. Here is a brief overview of what's to come: The first main event planned for the upcoming days is Superbowl Sunday. The game will be shown...

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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 December 8, 2012, at 3:00 PM, I entered the newly renovated Main Hall building and nestled myself next to my suite mate to enjoy a beautiful mix of...

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Internships: Don’t Stress. Impress!
Nov20

Internships: Don’t Stress. Impress!

The fall semester is always a time when there is one thing on many students’ minds… internships! Internships are great because as students, we can get a lot out of them and they offer us great experience and credentials for our resumes and can even lead to jobs. Companies also love internships, because let’s face it, who doesn’t like free labor? Wagner is a school that makes it easy to find internships because of its location and...

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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 see an area so close to home hit with such force and destruction. While our campus may have survived, many homes nearby are suffering from ruin, no power, and people are lined up and down the...

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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 that creates a lot of buzz around campus and where everyone, from alumni, administration, students, teachers, and parents get involved. I have seen it from some different sides,...

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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 organized, you will experience an all-nighter in college. So, for you dear reader, I have created Megan Irving’s Successful Steps to an All-Nighter. Step One:...

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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 advance, when the brothers got together to talk about how to carry out a party that would amaze the theatre majors. Halloween decorations were set up all over...

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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 on us, and while students may be divided between parties and opinons, one thing is for certain... this election is bound to be an interesting one. Many of us students find...

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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 jump start. LC 19 consisted of three classes: Business and Society, Graphic Design and the Reflective Tutorial. These classes worked together to help the students build...

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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 to a small liberal arts college, much like. Wagner and studied Early Childhood Education and Psychology. After I graduated I landed my dream job teaching preschool! After...

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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 and opening your mind to new ideas! Sounds like a lot... huh? Well, don’t rush your summer away even though this is probably the first time in your...

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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 summer classes.  Also, some of the athletic teams including football and basketball are here to keep me company, too! This week I gave several great tours to really interesting...

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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 page (does that count as a blog?).   Either way, I'm excited to tell you a little bit about my journey this summer.  And I'm so happy you're here reading it.   I actually feel a...

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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 the summer brings. Although the summer is here, let’s remember Wagner College is open and running! We are awaiting the Wagner College Class of 2016’s arrival...

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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 I started working on it. It's turing out to be much longer and harder than the final would have been if he were to just give one in class. The past two reading...

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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 (free) barbeque… and the list goes on and on. The radio station Z100 was even there. After all that was over was the annual concert. Wagner got Gym Class Heros to come and perform for...

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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 and their parents. Are the floors in Harborview coed? Yes. Most of the floors in Harborview are coed but there are some floors that are not. On the floors that...

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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 tours are Tuesdays at 10) and my face was numb. When we got to the Hawks Nest, the girl's dad that I was showing around, got so excited to see Starbucks, he...

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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 time!

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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: "Rumor Has It" by Adele Arrangement: Veronica Chaffin '13 Soloist: Cassandra White '14 Interviews: Jennie Riverso '12, Emily Mulholland '12, Elle Brigida...

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