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 reality that we all have to go through finals no matter what. So it helps to see how others are able to trudge through this phase and make it out okay...

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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 able to attend the Homecoming game because it’s always fallen on the same day as Cross Country Championships. It’s never been too big of a deal to me....

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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 a little more about her and exactly what she does for the school.   My Chat With the Prez JL: My name is JesseLyn Leston and I am the student government...

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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 incredibly different… but at the same time so many things haven't changed at all. I'm still the same Taylor Swift obsessed girl, with an obnoxiously blue room that...

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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 of the viral blog Humans of New York. The concept is simple. A man named Brandon set out in the summer of 2010 to take pictures of the people of New...

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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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A Weekend of Family Fun
Nov04

A Weekend of Family Fun

Even after being away from home for a few months, you still make time to welcome your parents to your home away from home. While having your parents on campus, as much as they want to spend time in your room and see how you live, there’s plenty of ways to take them off campus and still spend quality time with them. Food: Cheeburger Cheeburger has some great diner options on the island. It has a very retro feel to it and has great...

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Wagner for Dummies: What to do outside of Wagner
Sep26

Wagner for Dummies: What to do outside of Wagner

Whether you’re considering Wagner or are already here, one of the main reasons why Wagner is such an attractive choice is its wide variety of options off campus. Within one hour of travel from Staten Island, you can make it to all the other boroughs and the opportunities are endless. Since there is so much to do in such a small vicinity, the HawkTalk blog will be covering the activities you can do in each borough in later posts, but...

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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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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 have your ID before you get there. No one wants to make that walk back to your dorm, especially with winter coming. Avoid the rush hour. By now you start figuring...

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