Student Activism in a New Age
Dec04

Student Activism in a New Age

In early November, students at Virginia College noticed something new on the famous campus statue of Thomas Jefferson. On the morning of the 15th, students covered the statue with post-it notes featuring statements such as “racist”, “slave owner”, and “black lives matter.” Historically, Thomas Jefferson was a notorious slave...

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Things I Regret Doing/Not Doing as a College Student
Dec02

Things I Regret Doing/Not Doing as a College Student

I'm 20 years old, and a junior in college. It feels like just yesterday I was the geeky, awkward freshman Hadeel! I've grown and learned a lot since then, so I have some regrets and tips for you to follow to have a successful four years at Wagner College. I...

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The City is Your Campus
Nov16

The City is Your Campus

As many of you know, a huge reason I came to Wagner was due to my love of Manhattan. The people, the hustle and bustle, the opportunities, the food and music culture.  The past two months I’ve gotten the opportunity to adventure the streets of NYC, and do things...

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Adjusting to Dorm Life
Nov06

Adjusting to Dorm Life

Before I came to college, I worried about the normal things. Freshman 15, making deans list, making new friends. But hands down, no doubt in my mind, the thing I worried most about was the idea of living with the entire Freshman class... What do you mean I have...

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Halloween at Wagner!
Nov04

Halloween at Wagner!

IT'S FINALLY HERE! Happy Halloween, Wagner! Or should I say happy “Halloweekend” which is the college version of Halloween as I have learned. According to the Webster dictionary, Halloween began in the 1800's and is defined as the night of October 31st, on the Eve of All Saints Day...

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Staten Island Happenings
Oct30

Staten Island Happenings

Wagner College: Be Part of the City You will find these words plastered all over campus, and we all know that "the City" is referring to Manhattan. We sometimes forget that we are on Staten Island, a beautiful borough with lots of great places to go to. So, I...

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The Best Netflix Movies to Get Your Spook on in the Dorm
Oct25

The Best Netflix Movies to Get Your Spook on in the Dorm

Hey Readers! Halloween is creeping up on us! Hope you all found your costumes. Ha, Ha. Just kidding! We all know that we are panicking trying to decide what to be right now. Besides going to that costume party of course, getting cozy for the holidays, and putting on...

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Midterm De-Stressing: Tips told through Disney
Oct21

Midterm De-Stressing: Tips told through Disney

It seems as if we have entered into the eighth week of school... EIGHTH?! I can't believe two months have gone by, it's been more amazing than I could have ever dreamed... but it’s also time for midterms, stress, missing home... and the freshman 15 is gaining on all...

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LC 7 Helping to Break Down Cultural Barriers
Oct14

LC 7 Helping to Break Down Cultural Barriers

  If you could put yourself back in your 2nd grade mentality, what would you remember? How badly you wanted to play kickball at recess? Who you wanted on your team? How nasty Mark's cooties were? Would they have apple slices for lunch? All of these, I’m sure, were on...

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A Little Reminder: Why I came to Wagner
Oct12

A Little Reminder: Why I came to Wagner

You know that dreaded feeling when you go home for break and your parents have the entire extended family over and you just have to mentally prepare yourself for the question. Right? That question that every aunt, uncle, and grandparent will ask without fail is about your non-existent boyfriend,...

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Junior to Freshman! College 101: Told through Monsters University
Sep08

Junior to Freshman! College 101: Told through Monsters University

WELCOME CLASS OF 2019 I can't believe that two years have passed since I was a freshman at Wagner College. I am here to offer some advice, junior to a freshman, to prepare you and help you through the transition. 1. The Adjustment: Living away from home for the first time...

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Freshman Year vs. Senior Year
Sep01

Freshman Year vs. Senior Year

Dear Reader, As I sift through a new year of HawkTalk applications (which by the way, you can apply here!) I am reminded of a younger Megan Irving. A freshman who had no idea what she would do over her time at Wagner. The friends she would make, the...

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Well, Hello There, Wagner!
Jul29

Well, Hello There, Wagner!

Hello, readers! My name is Ro, and I am a rising senior at Wagner College majoring in Arts Administration. I am an international student from England, where I grew up in a small countryside town called Morpeth, which is about a 6 hour drive north of London. Nothing exciting...

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Struggles of An International Student
Apr15

Struggles of An International Student

Heads up for the incoming international students! Here is a list of the few basic things I struggled with when I first got here that you most probably will struggle with, here or in another school, as an international student: Jet Lag I kid you not when I tell...

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An Innovative Era: Physics Research at Wagner College
Apr08

An Innovative Era: Physics Research at Wagner College

  Hello Everyone "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking" Albert Einstein. Here at Wagner tucked away on campus is the Megerle Science building. Home to four distinct disciplines: physics, chemistry, microbiology and biology. Albert Einstein is right. The youngest Wagner scientists are...

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Spring Break In The Big City
Mar02

Spring Break In The Big City

HELLO EVERYONE Spring break is just around the corner and many of us are stuck in New York. Plane tickets are a fortune and planning a trip for spring break is too late! We could only dream about leaving this snowy infested place and traveling to some place tropical....

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Degrees that bring in the $$$$…apparently
Mar02

Degrees that bring in the $$$$…apparently

I was going through a social media website and came across a debate of university degrees that earn the most money currently.  I found it very interesting and decided to share with you guys, because quite frankly most of us are trying to get the most big bucks out...

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10 Ways To Raise Your GPA
Mar02

10 Ways To Raise Your GPA

Hello Everyone! Sooo0o0o0...The first exams are right around the corner and you are most likely nervous. Lets. Be. Honest. We all say to ourselves that we are going to give everything we got to achieve a 4.0. But, between you and I, it's not going to come without some...

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Following Up On New Years Resolutions
Feb08

Following Up On New Years Resolutions

Hey there all you humans! I would like to welcome you all back to another new semester here at little ol' Wagner. With all your new classes, new daily schedule, new Netflix Instant movies, and new experiences ahead for you, you'll be sure to make this year a step...

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Meet Leo Schuchert!
Dec10

Meet Leo Schuchert!

Hey there, kiddos! I realize that it has been some time since I last posted anything for all of you and wanted to alleviate any concerns you may have had during my recent hiatus. For those of you who have not been informed, I had very recently encountered a temporary...

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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...

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Presenting the Bonner Leader Program!
Nov17

Presenting the Bonner Leader Program!

Folks, Cameron has got a deep and dark secret that he thinks you should all know about. "Let me guess, you use three different Netflix accounts but you only own one and haven't told your uncle that you've been constantly changing his instant movie queue for the past 2 years?" Um ... no...

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Dog Day Afternoon
Nov12

Dog Day Afternoon

I am a man of simple things. And also complex things depending on the subject matter. So perhaps I'm a man of simple and complex things. Or maybe things that are simple at first but are more complex once you're more familiar with them. Or even things- alright let me start over....

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Roommates 101
Nov05

Roommates 101

Hi guys! I've had four different roommates over the past 4 years -- all different teammates.  It wasn't intentional that it happened that way.  It just happened that I was fortunate enough to get to know a different teammate each year for an entire year.  All the roommates have become...

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The Quest for the Con (Comic Con 2014)
Oct31

The Quest for the Con (Comic Con 2014)

A long time ago in a state far, far away from New York, there lived a young, somewhat blonde boy by the name of Cameron Haffner. He spent most of his nights in his little island home watching Netflix, ordering pizza and dreaming of a life outside of his tiny microcosm.  Many...

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Wagner Housing: There’s No Place Like Home
Oct31

Wagner Housing: There’s No Place Like Home

One of the biggest questions I had as an incoming freshman was: where am I going to live? What will the rooms be like? Will I have enough space for my books and more importantly for my shoes? Do I really have to share a bathroom? What if there...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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?"...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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