Take Me Back to Freshman Year
Oct27

Take Me Back to Freshman Year

Hey People!   So recently I was reminiscing about my freshman year while going through the million pictures I had on my laptop. It's safe to say my freshman year was REALLY fun.Most especially the second semester. The first semester was more of a slow start for me. I was just getting used to the change (for those who don't know, I am from London). New country, new "home" and new culture. It also did not help that I arrived at...

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La Vie En LC
Oct22

La Vie En LC

When did you make your first friend here at Wagner? Maybe it was during a freshmen orientation event. Or possibly you bumped into them while you were hauling your sixteen packs of energy drinks in your dorm on move-in day. Or perhaps you met your ol' partner in crime within your own freshmen Learning Community (LC)! Every Wagner college student is more than familiar with Learning Communities because, well, they're a big part of your...

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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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I love October because…
Oct15

I love October because…

I am not exactly the biggest fan of the month October to be very honest. Mostly because it is my birthday in November, making October a basic reminder that I am getting old. I prefer not get any older and facing more responsibilities than I already have. Any ways putting my sentiments aside, I do actually love October; the pumpkin pies and Hocus Pocus finally comes on TV, with Queen Sarah Jessica Parker (also Carrie Bradshaw, the...

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Perks of Being A (Film) Volunteer
Oct08

Perks of Being A (Film) Volunteer

What did you do last weekend? See a football game? Started binge-watching that 2nd season of House of Cards you never got around to? Or, did you happen to go to a film festival? Perhaps the New York Film Festival (NYFF)? If you happened upon the last one, you'd have maybe seen my (dark) blonde little self wandering around. Well, folks, I've been happily wandering around for the past two weeks as an official NYFF volunteer! "Uh yeah...

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Going The Distance
Oct01

Going The Distance

Welcome back, kids! It's another day in the life of classes and college livin'. Another week full of responsibilities and early morning macchiatos. Another month of changing weather and fluctuating relationships. Another year of- "hey wait a second there blogger guy, it's only been a month!" Gee, you're right, fellow reader, I've seem to of got ahead of myself there. But perhaps we all get ahead of ourselves from time to time? I mean,...

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Time To Subscribe (Manhattan)
Sep22

Time To Subscribe (Manhattan)

New York City is a pretty darn big place, am I right? (This is a rhetorical question so you don't need to answer). And in that massive metropolis, there are millions of different people working at millions of different places surrounded by millions of different smoothie stores. So if there's millions of people and places to go, you'd expect that they would all be taking advantage of the expanding universe around them. Yet many limit...

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New (Stressful) Beginnings
Sep12

New (Stressful) Beginnings

Where are we? What are we doing here? And why? Now that we've got that existential tension out of our system, lets take a figurative step back and ease the chaos of our daily stressors. First off, let me introduce the little blond guy who's writing this thing. Meet Cameron Haffner. He's a new freshmen here at Wagner College and new resident to the lovely city of New York. He's a clueless young lad but is guided by the light of his...

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Sleep is NOT for the Weak
Sep12

Sleep is NOT for the Weak

Ok, so week three of classes is starting and I already feel like an extra on the set of The Walking Dead. As I'm sure everyone has heard, sleep is essential to having a healthy and successful college career. How am I supposed to manage being swamped with school and extracurriculars, having a social life, and sleeping? As Meg might say, Most people that I've talked to have similar issues organizing their time so I thought I would put...

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Small School Vs. Big School
May15

Small School Vs. Big School

It's Decision Time Folks! In about 2 weeks students will be committing to the colleges they will be attending for the next four years. I know for me, I had trouble deciding what exactly I was looking for when it came to schools and their sizes. So I'm going to break it down for you. What are the biggest differences between a small school and a big school? What are their perks? What are their flaws? I'll let you know. Perks Small...

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Do I Belong Here?
May15

Do I Belong Here?

I remember the first moment I pulled onto Campus Road onto the Wagner College Campus. I had spent the entire weekend in and around New York City touring all of the different schools I was considering attending. Not exactly sure what I was looking for--small campus, big campus, city school, suburban school--I went into the entire college search process with an open mind. Knowing that I wanted to work in the entertainment industry, I...

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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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Using Your Smartphone To Survive in NYC
Apr10

Using Your Smartphone To Survive in NYC

If you're going to be attending college in NYC (Staten Island IS a Borough of the City) then you HAVE to be prepared! It's a fast-paced world out here and using these few apps, you'll be able to not only survive, but THRIVE in this big city atmosphere. HOPSTOP Description: This is your essential transportation app. Not only does this app tell you which Subway lines, busses, or taxi to take, but it also shows you what streets get you...

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Making The Right Decision
Feb07

Making The Right Decision

One of the biggest aspects of choosing a school is finding one with a major that will prepare you for your dream career. Now as you're probably finding out, this is an incredibly difficult experience. It's  stressful because your head is swirling with potential majors and career paths and not being positive what you want to pursue. So here are some tips for making the right decision: Try New Things In high school, starting with junior...

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The 2014 Social Media Awards
Feb06

The 2014 Social Media Awards

Now that I'm starting the fourth week of the spring semester and my third winter at Wagner, I can officially say I’ve been a part of my first real winter, EVER. Not a big fan of this season — but hey, you have to experience something once before you can say whether you like it or not. (All others who don’t like winter, feel free to come to Southern California with me after graduation.) So, after having nearly a month to ponder life,...

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10 Things To Do During A College Snow Day
Feb04

10 Things To Do During A College Snow Day

Winter is upon us here at the Wag and we've experienced a significant amount of snowfall, to the point where class was even canceled twice! So, I've decided to compile a Buzzfeed-esque list of things to do at Wagner during a snow day! 10. Slip into something comfortable and have some hot cocoa! 9. Do Some Early Spring Cleaning 8. Order Out Chinese 7. Play Games 6. Cuddle Sesh! 5. Go Exploring 4. Make New Friends 3. Snowball Fight...

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Getting back in the Groove!
Jan31

Getting back in the Groove!

I’ve been back at Wagner for about a week now and am starting to get back in the groove of things. I thought I would give everyone a little glimpse into my schedule to give some insight on classes!

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Broadway on a Budget
Nov14

Broadway on a Budget

One of the many perks of going to school in NYC is the fact that you're less than an hour away from any Broadway show! However, Broadway is EXPENSIVE. Many popular shows will have you paying AT LEAST $100 for a nose-bleed seat. I don't know about you, but if I'm a college student paying for college as well as a social life. I don't have $100+ just laying around. BUT! There is hope! I have some methods for you to see Broadway on a...

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The First Week of College (Told Through Reality TV!)
Nov04

The First Week of College (Told Through Reality TV!)

You arrive on move-in day, ready to take the college world by storm! You look, feel, and are genuinely great. The first thing you do is check out your dorm and meet your roommate. After moving in, it's time to say goodbye to your family. Some people will be ready for them to go. Others will be very upset.   But it's okay! You're going to meet a lot of new people! An instant connection will be made with some, and others, not. When you...

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Fall Break Adventures
Oct25

Fall Break Adventures

Being from suburban Minnesota, I've made it my duty to explore as much of NYC as humanly possible in four years. I'm starting slow, with Manhattan, but soon, I will be venturing out to uncharted territory! Follow me on an adventure through Manhattan during Fall Break.

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Staten Island’s Most Underrated Neighborhood
Oct18

Staten Island’s Most Underrated Neighborhood

Hello again! At the beginning of this week I got to go on my first college field trip! Exciting, right?! My class and I ventured to the Port Richmond neighborhood of Staten Island to get a walking tour of the area. The Port Richmond neighborhood, located near the Bayonne Bridge, was once a thriving transportation hub which brought a lot of economic activity to the area. However, after the Verrazano bridge (the one you can see from...

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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!          

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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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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 various clubs and organizations on campus. As someone who is very social, outgoing, and LOVES to be involved in many different things, I was immediately...

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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 that attracted him to Wagner was the closeness to the city, and he has definitely taken advantage of that. He loves "exploring different areas of...

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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 leaders shared one of our favorite icebreakers, the "Ride That Pony" song. We all went around singing and dancing and with that we were all in the mood to begin orientation....

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