Eat Your Heart Out
Apr14

Eat Your Heart Out

I believe that there is no better way to explore a city than by taking advantage of the food offered there. New York City has more food options than anywhere else. You can literally taste cuisines from all over the world in just a few blocks. There are even innovative fusions and new foods to try (burgushi... yup). I know what you might be thinking... but I am a poor college student. How can I be a foodie? I'M GOING TO TELL YOU. Here...

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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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Tap In To NYC Water!
Feb25

Tap In To NYC Water!

In case you have been living in a hole forever and didn't know.... WATER IS SUPER IMPORTANT. Water makes up 70 percent of your body. It is the key to LIFE. In the United States, we have very easy access to water. We use it on a daily basis to shower, brush our teeth, flush the toilet, make our coffee and cook with it. So what's the big deal about water....? REALLY?! If you haven't noticed or haven't had the opportunity to try New York...

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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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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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not another test…

Many people will express that during their college experience they learned a lot about themselves. This is from a number of experiences you will only have in college. These experiences can be good or bad. But eventually you realize that learning about yourself is always good, right? I'm still figuring it out, so I'm hoping that's a good thing. My personal favorite way to learn about myself and others is through personality tests. I...

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ASTROPHYSICS: or Carrie geeking out about outer space
Oct29

ASTROPHYSICS: or Carrie geeking out about outer space

If you know anything about me, you know that I have a completely normal, not weird or nerdy at all, obsession with outer space. I can prove that this is completely normal because if you knew what I know, you would also think it's awesome (or you need to reevaluate your definition of awesome). Here are just a few reasons why astrophysics is the bomb.   Black Holes This happens to be one of my favorite topics in astrophysics 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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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 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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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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Getting to know Mark Beyer
Sep18

Getting to know Mark Beyer

How many times do we get to sit down with a stranger just to get to know them? In NYC, more than you think. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing fellow HawkTalk blogger, Mark Beyer. Even though this will be our third year on the same campus, our paths never crossed until now and I am happy they did. I’m excited to tell you all about this guy. Mark hails from the always sunny San Diego, CA. When I asked Mark what he does, he...

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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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My International Experience in our Nation’s Capital
Aug29

My International Experience in our Nation’s Capital

In case you haven't noticed from the other HawkTalk bloggers, one of the awesome things about Wagner is how many opportunities they create for students to go abroad. Students can study abroad or go on EYH trips. My friends have been all around the world from Costa Rica, Australia, Spain, Kenya, Haiti, London, Rome, Ecuador, Peru and more! Last semester I left the country for the first time to go to Germany and Austria with the Wagner...

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

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

On a clear night with limited light pollution (which rarely happens in New York), you might look up into the night sky and see space.  You might see a shooting star or check out the full moon. What you probably don't see (or realize you are seeing) are the 8,000 satellites currently in orbit around the Earth. However, not all of these are currently operational. In case you don't know, people use satellites to look into both deep space...

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

Python; Or How to Swallow Something Bigger Than Your Head

We've all been there. Everyone has come to that looming cloud of doom and terror that we have no choice but to endure. It also takes the form of a never ending mountain of tasks or encyclopedias of information you must somehow fit inside your brain. In my case, the seemingly impossible comes in the form of a computer programming language. This past weekend, I went to the Smithsonian National Zoo with my roommates. It was super nice...

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

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

For most of my college life, I have been known by many endearingly as "that space girl." Throughout the past three years at every get-to-know-you activity, my fun-fact introduction has always been, "Hi, My name is Carrie and I love space." As of March, I have now become "NASA girl" due to my current summer internship at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. And I don't hate it. I promise I will try not to do a "This is...

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