Megan Irving’s Unsolicited and Heartfelt Freshman Advice
Aug21

Megan Irving’s Unsolicited and Heartfelt Freshman Advice

Hello dear reader. It’s been too long. I hope you’re doing well and I’m sure we’ll get the chance to catch up in a few more days. But this post has a very specific intended audience, and that is the Wagner College class of 2017. Hello freshman. My name is Megan and I’m a HawkTalk blogger who wants to give you a bunch of unsolicited advice. It was about one year ago I was in your shoes, counting the days down 'till I became a part of...

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On a Serious Note
Apr16

On a Serious Note

My dear reader — I address you as dear because that’s what you are to me. You take the time out of your day to read this and some of you even come back for more. Though I do sometimes worry if my audience consists of only my mom. If it does, hi mom, and yes I did finish my homework and no I’m not ditching class. But whether you’re my mom or some random person who has stumbled across this, you are dear to me and I thank you. Today we...

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There’s a Zombie in my Living Room
Apr08

There’s a Zombie in my Living Room

It’s official, the dead are bigger then the living. I was having a conversation with my father late last night, my mother was in the living room watching “The Walking Dead,” and my brother was asleep. My father, having just put my younger brother to bed, made a phenomenal observation: “His generation is growing up with zombies.” It’s true, zombies are everywhere. "The Walking Dead" has taken over Facebook, Twitter and BuzzFeed. Brad...

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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 enclaves outside of Asia. After about two hours of traveling from Wagner all the way to the Chinatown, our efforts were rewarded by a fabulous, relaxing lunch,...

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Funny Girl
Feb20

Funny Girl

All right dear reader; expect to hear a lot from me this semester, because I have a lot to say. It’s best I have a computer in front of me or I’ll just start talking to no one and make people on the Subway feel uncomfortable. But you aren’t on the subway and I’m at my computer so that clears that up. At this very moment reader, I am sitting on the Staten Island Ferry, a common mode of transportation for Wagner students, commuters and...

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How To Survive Valentine’s Day in NYC
Feb14

How To Survive Valentine’s Day in NYC

How To Survive Valentines Day in New York City My dear reader, it’s been forever. How are you? Your family? Your girlfriend? Boyfriend? Oh, you’re single. Me too. Well, reader you may have heard Valentines Day is here again. It’s that time of year when love is in the air, chocolates are on the shelves and the lonely people of the world are very, very obvious. Now before you barricade your door and cry to a song all day, read this blog...

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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 LC is titled, "Beyond Bono and Bill Gates: Leadership for Change in Today's World." When Meg and I shadowed the...

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Megan Irving’s Successful Steps to an All-Nighter
Oct24

Megan Irving’s Successful Steps to an All-Nighter

How are you today, reader? Good, I hope. How am I? Well, I’m touched you asked because I am exhausted. I assume you know what an all-nighter is. A night, normally spent by a student, working on a large project, paper or study session. Unless you are Martha Stewart-level organized, you will experience an all-nighter in college. So, for you dear reader, I have created Megan Irving’s Successful Steps to an All-Nighter. Step One:...

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Volunteering in the City
Oct19

Volunteering in the City

Something I pride myself on is following the news. This may sound a bit silly; I don’t produce the news or create it. I simply follow it. I pride myself on the fact that I know what’s going on in the world. I’d recommend it to everyone and anyone. Okay dear reader, I’ll get off my high horse and get to the story. A recent headline all across the country was the Chicago Public School teachers strike. Teachers marched the picket line in...

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A Hate-Free Nation
Oct19

A Hate-Free Nation

Okay readers. We’re getting serious this week. You may or may not know, last week we celebrated national coming out day. This week, Wagner has pledged to wear purple and support LGBTQ students here and around the world. I know that my main purpose in these blog posts are to inform you about my freshman year experiences. But the fact is, college is about growing up. Growing up isn’t easy and these four years can feel like slowly...

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Travels in Harlem
Oct01

Travels in Harlem

I have been riding public transportation since the age of 12. Aside from being a wonderful opportunity to people watch, public transportation is great for popping your ear buds in and jamming out to the soundtrack of your life. When my learning community (Hi LC 1!) and another learning community (LC 10) ventured to Harlem this week, I had a subway playlist ready to go. Our learning community focuses on immigration populations and how...

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PRIME REAL ESTATE ON LOWER EAST SIDE!
Sep17

PRIME REAL ESTATE ON LOWER EAST SIDE!

Looking for some prime real estate on the Lower East Side of Manhattan? Well, I hope you have a steady job and several roommates, because it’s expensive. We often think of Manhattan realty as something only accessible to Lady Gaga or Paris Hilton’s dog. However, if you turn back the clock a hundred years or so, you would be amazed at what living in NYC really meant. As you might know, Wagner College’s freshmen are divided up into...

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Meet Christian!
Sep13

Meet Christian!

What’s charming, exotic and fun all over? It’s new Hawk Talk blogger Christian Grotewold. I got the chance to sit down and talk to Christian about what makes him so absolutely amazing. Just by looking at Christian you can tell this guy is in the know. On our first meeting he was wearing a very cool, Fashion’s Night Out t-shirt. One of the perks of living in a major metropolitan city is getting to go to some fun and fashionable events....

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Meet Megan!
Sep12

Meet Megan!

Welcome HawkTalkers! I want to introduce you all to one of my fellow bloggers, Megan Irving. She is from Chicago, Illinois and has always wanted to live in New York City. She wants this beautiful city to be her home forever. She stated that her two favorite places to visit in the city are The Village and The Highline. For those of you who have not gone there, those two places are a must; they are very beautiful places. What brought...

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