Enthusiasm Can Bring You Far: ECSC ’13
Apr24

Enthusiasm Can Bring You Far: ECSC ’13

One thing I learned this weekend when I went to Providence College with friends, peers, and professors is that enthusiasm can bring me to unexpected places and great people. This past Saturday, I had one of the best, well-spent, and enjoyable days I have had so far here at...

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2nd Annual Health Fair on the Oval
Apr19

2nd Annual Health Fair on the Oval

There is no better way to enjoy a Thursday than to have an oval day. Although it was not a typical sunny oval day, it was a lively one because of the 2nd annual Wagner College Health Fair.  I had a fun time with members of various clubs on...

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Dancing, Singing, and Cheering — both in and out of the water
Apr15

Dancing, Singing, and Cheering — both in and out of the water

This weekend was a jam-packed weekend for me! I have not danced, cheered, and sang this much in two days for a very long time. I showed a lot of school spirit this week and it was a weekend I will not forget anytime soon. Saturday night I attended...

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Beta Beta Beta Induction Ceremony
Apr12

Beta Beta Beta Induction Ceremony

On Thursday, April 11, 2013, twelve new members were initiated into the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society at Wagner College (also known as Tri Beta).  I was honored to be one of the twelve students who were selected to become a part of this society. Staff and faculty...

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AIR — Something We Feel, but Cannot See
Apr05

AIR — Something We Feel, but Cannot See

Over spring break, a Wagner swimming and diving teammate, Meredith Ketchmark, sent out an e-mail to our team to ask us to lend a helping hand to an organization dear to her heart called Attitudes in Reverse (AIR).  AIR is a non-profit organization run 100% by volunteers.  All proceeds...

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Networking with Health Professionals
Mar25

Networking with Health Professionals

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, Wagner students gathered in the Faculty Dining hall to attend the 2nd annual Health Professions Networking Reception.  Pakinam Mekki, the President of the Pre-Health Society, had worked hard and coordinated the event, making all of the name tags for the students and health care...

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A Blooming of a New Start
Mar20

A Blooming of a New Start

The Northeast Conference Swimming and Diving championships were held at the end of February, marking the end of a great swim season for the Wagner College Swimming and Diving team of 2013. Missing the Conference title by a meager 17.5 points, we were sorely disappointed. Nevertheless, our team had...

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Unexpected Discoveries
Feb26

Unexpected Discoveries

Four years ago, I would have never thought that I would be involved in a research project in which I work with bacteria and organometallic compounds. As a second-semester sophomore, I have started a project with two other undergraduate Wagner science students, Daniel Cimilluca and Sandra Minchala. Our project...

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Team Adventure in Flushing, Queens
Feb23

Team Adventure in Flushing, Queens

Last weekend, Megan and I went on an adventure to Chinatown in Flushing, Queens! We went with a friend of ours, Lynn Chen, who is an international student from China. It was a fun weekend full of food, excitement, and shopping in the largest and fastest growing ethnic Chinese...

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A Non-traditional Finale
Feb19

A Non-traditional Finale

Every year, the Wagner swimming and diving team honors its seniors at the last home meet of the season. This year was different from all other years because we only had one home meet all season — and we swam against ourselves, while honoring our seniors and supporting the...

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A Californian’s Survival Guide to Freezing Weather
Feb03

A Californian’s Survival Guide to Freezing Weather

After a year and half of living in New York, I have finally mastered the art of dressing for the freezing temperatures of New York with the assistance and persistent training from my suite mates Laurie Fogelstrom and Monika Khaltsev.  I remember that I was lucky with the very...

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The End of a Year but the Start of a New
Jan24

The End of a Year but the Start of a New

Looking back on my winter break on the East Coast, I must say that my winter break has passed by too fast for my liking. It was my first full winter here on the East Coast. Before winter break came, I anticipated my winter break to crawl by slowly...

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The Sea(hawk) Experience
Jan16

The Sea(hawk) Experience

Every year on our training trip, the Wagner swimming and diving team are given an afternoon off from practice and have the chance to spend the day in whichever way they like.  Some of my teammates decided to turn into true beach bums and stayed on the beach all...

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A Sunny Day Is a Happy Day
Jan14

A Sunny Day Is a Happy Day

Greetings from Fort Lauderdale, Florida! The past three days have been sunny and warm here, which makes every day a beautiful day despite all of the early morning practices followed by grueling afternoon practices we have had upon arrival here.  Our hotel is only a hop, skip, and a...

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My First White Christmas
Jan03

My First White Christmas

For Christmas this year, my sister and I went up to Boston, Massachusetts, to spend a few days with our brother and sister-in-law.  We had our very first white Christmas!  My favorite things to do are to hang out with my family and watch movies while eating warm, hearty...

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Hearing Christmas Bells
Jan02

Hearing Christmas Bells

As winter break approached, students on campus bustled and scurried to finish last-minute assignments and get all of their studying in as final examinations began.  In the midst of finals week, I had the pleasure of enjoying a holiday concert put on by the Wagner College Concert Band.  On...

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A Meet to Remember
Dec07

A Meet to Remember

The crowd is going wild.  Cheering fills the air, and all I can hear is "go, go, go" reverberating through the air of the pool.  Swimmers from all four teams line the sides of the pool, their arms flailing frantically in the air, pushing on their fellow teammates.  One...

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Port Richmond Partnership: LC 20
Dec03

Port Richmond Partnership: LC 20

Throughout this semester, the Wagner College students of Learning Community (LC) 20 and their professors, Dr. Lori Weintrob and Dr. Jason Fitzgerald, devoted their time to work with the students at Port Richmond High School, helping the high school students learn to take initiative and become leaders in their community. This...

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Dental Impressions
Nov20

Dental Impressions

Although Wagner College is a small school, it is a school with big opportunities. I am a biology major with a Pre-Dentistry concentration. As part of the Pre-Dentistry Society and Wagner College's Pre-Health program, I learn about many different opportunities to learn more about the profession that I am...

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Helping Cedar Grove Beach Residents
Nov06

Helping Cedar Grove Beach Residents

Sunday afternoon, upon my return back to campus, I had the means to go down with my swim coach and some swimming teammates to the destroyed area of Cedar Grove Beach on Staten Island to help out.  I did not know what to expect when I arrived, and I...

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A Unified Community During the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
Nov04

A Unified Community During the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Last year was the first time I ever had to worry about a hurricane.  I survived Hurricane Irene, and the damage done by the hurricane was minimal.  This year, with Hurricane Sandy, I had a very different experience.  I was fortunate enough to be taken in by Kristiana, a...

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A Loss Full of Gains and Optimism
Oct23

A Loss Full of Gains and Optimism

There is no better feeling than seeing your teammates sweep a swimming event or break a pool record at a rival team's pool. Although the Wagner swimming team (the divers were at Central Connecticut State University this weekend for their diving meet) had another loss at 151-111, we have...

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Leaf Peeping in New England
Oct16

Leaf Peeping in New England

I have traveled far and wide because of my swimming competitions in high school. Here at Wagner, I have added new destinations to my list of "states I have been to." For our second meet of the season, the Wagner swimming and diving team took a luxurious coach bus...

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An Exciting Fall Break
Oct12

An Exciting Fall Break

This fall break was a very eventful one compared to last year. I had my first swim meet of the season, then went to visit my younger sister in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! Our first meet of the season was full of spirit and close races. Although we lost the meet,...

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A Run to Help a Ton
Oct01

A Run to Help a Ton

More than 20,000 people gathered before the Battery Tunnel to participate in a 5K run early on Sunday morning on September 30, 2012.   Why were these people all there? For one reason: to run to help a ton.  They were all there as participants in the annual Stephen...

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A Helping Hand
Sep28

A Helping Hand

Many people take clean drinking water for granted.  In the South Asian country of Bangladesh, the population is faced with the problem of high arsenic levels in their water sources.   Dr. Mohammad Alauddin is a chemistry professor here at Wagner College and takes students on a short-term study abroad...

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Soaking Up the Sun
Sep21

Soaking Up the Sun

The salty scent of the beach air filled our nostrils as my teammates and I excitedly picked our way down to the sandy shore next to the water. It was our last chance to go to the beach and soak up some sun before the change of seasons. Every...

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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...

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