Bands, Brands, and the Wagner Plan
Apr22

Bands, Brands, and the Wagner Plan

Now that I have really gotten into the groove of my job, I want to update you on what type of work I have been doing. The past few months have really allowed me to learn and grow, and I am more confident than ever that Wagner and this internship have prepared me well for what lies ahead. I work for Warner Music in the field of Brand Partnerships and Licensing. This may sound really confusing, but it actually is an incredibly engaging...

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No (Real) Rest for the Interns
Mar18

No (Real) Rest for the Interns

Spring Break is usually about going on vacations to the Tropics and/or partying with friends somewhere warmer than New England. For myself and some of my fellow interns, however, it just meant one more week of work. Not that I am sad about this — it was a great week! It was quiet and I was able to take advantage of some activities that I've wanted to do for a while, but couldn't find the time in the craziness of the semester....

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The Trip Can Teach Us Too
Feb27

The Trip Can Teach Us Too

By now, most people know that I spend most of my time representing Wagner off campus, and travel time takes up a larger chunk of my day. During the work day, I keep my mind open to receive lessons, whether they be about life or learning a new skill in the workplace.  Most of the time when I am on the ferry or in transit, there is only one thing on my mind: getting home. This past week I realized that, sometimes, we can learn new...

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Wait, Real World… I’m Still in College!
Feb19

Wait, Real World… I’m Still in College!

I knew when I handed in my forms to officially declare an Arts Administration major that I would need to find a full-time internship for a semester, but I wasn't prepared for how quickly that time would come. Well... it's here and so far it has been quite an experience. A lot of majors are required to complete internship hours for their senior year or at some point during their time at Wagner. It is unique, however, to be off campus...

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One Month Down
Feb15

One Month Down

This past week marks the four-week mark of the semester, which means several different things. It means that I've been working at my new job for over a month, have watched the past couple of weeks fly by, and am one month into my last semester of undergrad... a little mind-blowing when you step back and look at it. If there is one thing that the past month has taught me it is to keep an open mind. Things are never what you expect, and...

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“Rose from the Dead” With Tony Reonegro: The Ultimate Backstage Pass!
Dec07

“Rose from the Dead” With Tony Reonegro: The Ultimate Backstage Pass!

The Grateful Dead... everyone has heard of them, even if they don't know the music. The band toured relentlessly for more than 30 years, built one of the most loyal fan bases of all time (deadheads), and inspired a huge slew of bands to make great music today. As a big fan of the band, I was so excited to check out the new exhibit, "Rose from the Dead," by Antonio Reonegro, an art/photography professor here at Wagner. Tony did a lot...

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Time Flies When You’re A Seahawk
Nov29

Time Flies When You’re A Seahawk

Hope all of you Seahawks had a great Thanksgiving! A time when most of us go home and enjoy some great food and family ... but wait! What? It's already past Thanksgiving? It's at times like these that even after four years, I'm amazed how quickly the end of the semester sneaks up on me. I find myself in a state of thinking I have endless time to get everything done: homework, projects, work, commitments, interviews, the list goes on...

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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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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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Slow Down, Wagner! The Quest for Safe Travels
Oct03

Slow Down, Wagner! The Quest for Safe Travels

One thing everyone hates more than walking to the Bagel Store is almost being run over by a speeding motorist on their journey. It has been quite apparent that Howard Ave. (where Wagner College is located) with all of its twists and turns, lack of crosswalks and traffic lights, and aggressive drivers is extremely unsafe. This is no surprise, but the reality of the situation sank in last year with the tragic death of Wagner student...

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Music IS the Remedy: Getting to Know Sylvain “Slykick” Habersaat
Sep27

Music IS the Remedy: Getting to Know Sylvain “Slykick” Habersaat

"Music is the Remedy because whenever you feel upset, you always go down to music." Sylvain Habersaat is a student that I have known for a while, but it was a surprise when I saw that he had made a music video. After watching the video "Remedy," which was entirely written, produced, recorded, and edited by Sylvain, I was more than impressed. Not only was it extremely well done, it had a really great message that I think everyone can...

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Wagner Starting the Year Off With Spirit
Sep19

Wagner Starting the Year Off With Spirit

There are many things that make me proud to be a Wagner student; but at certain times and for certain events, I feel like the students put aside anything that may be bringing them down and join together to show just how much spirit we Seahawks really have. Some times that come to mind are Songfest, Wagnerstock, and Homecoming. (Even last year, students still managed to have a good time despite the snow and some unwelcome changes.)...

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Getting to Know Veteran Hawk Talker Lynn Tay!
Sep12

Getting to Know Veteran Hawk Talker Lynn Tay!

Hello Wagner! I am looking forward to being a part of the Hawk Talk team this year and bringing you some of the latest and greatest from Wagner College, Staten Island, and our great city of New York! My first post here is going to spotlight someone who some of you have been following all summer long while she was in Singapore...the Hawk Talk veteran Lynn Tay! I had the pleasure of talking with Lynn for a while and got to know her a...

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Meet Doug, a Fellow Hawk Talker!
Sep11

Meet Doug, a Fellow Hawk Talker!

Hi everyone!  For all new readers of the blog, my name is Lynn Tay, and I am a returning a Hawk Talk blogger.  I am excited to be back blogging again this year.  To the returning readers, I hope you keep up with Hawk Talk this year and look forward to all the new stories that we will be writing. This morning was our first meeting as the new Hawk Talk team.  I had a wonderful time meeting my fellow bloggers, and I would like to...

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