My name is Erik, and I'm a senior Arts Administration and Art History dual major at Wagner. President of the newly revived "Kappa Pi" Arts Honors Society, I'm also a member of Wagner's Honors Program, Art Club, and Marketing Club. In my free time, I love to draw, paint, sing and play piano. This summer, I'll be traveling to Florence through the CCIS Study Abroad program, taking courses in art history and business. I'm excited tosee
the Renaissance works that I've studied!
Goodbye, Freshman Year
We are starting our last full month of college and for us freshmen, it has been one helluva year. I say that in a sense that we have learned so much about ourselves in the last seven months than we would ever imagine. Here is the rollercoaster of emotions that we have gone through from August to now. When you try to crack a joke during the awkward ice-breakers of orientation week When you have to sit alone in the dining hall for the first week because you don't have any friends Not having any homework during syllabus week so you stay up all night hanging out with new friends Having to use the communal bathrooms Slowly, but surely, becoming addicted to coffee Finding your best friend and realizing you are gonna have the best four years with them Not knowing how to manage your time for all your school work Receiving your first "class is cancelled today" email Trying to study for your first round of finals while maintaining your social life, extra curricular activities, and breathing Going home for break and realizing how much you miss being on campus with your friends Being back on campus after break with all your friends Finally figuring out "how to college" Picking your courses and housing for sophomore year Realizing the end of the semester is coming soon Trying to study for your finals while maintaining your social life, extra curricular activities, and breathing (notice, nothing is different from first semester) Walking out of your last final of your freshman year Saying bye to your friends for three...
Staying In Touch With Family At Home
Distance changed A LOT! Especially the communication between you and your loved ones. Whether you are moving from Long Island or you are moving from Australia, things will be different between you, your family, and your friends. I moved 900 miles away from my family and friends that I have spent the last 19 years with. So, here are some ways that I have coped with being so far from them all. FaceTime is your best friend. The 21st century has its perks and Apple products are one them. FaceTime (or Skype) is the best way to keep in contact with your family. You get to see their beautiful faces, see how tall your little brother is getting, and of course, seeing your favorite dog. *Warning: You may get super emotional and some FOMA from being so far away but it's worth seeing everyone.* Letters may be time consuming but nothing beats checking your mailbox to find a handwritten letter. This is something that does take some time but is so rewarding to open up. Handwritten letters are so personal and show that you really care. Your family will truly appreciate letters and love them with all their heart. It's super cheap, also! Stamps, paper, envelopes, and a pencil are all you need! Hedwig comes every second Tuesday of the month to pick-up/drop off mail. Just kidding. Quick joke for the Harry Potter fans out there. I hope you laughed. Call your parents on your walk back to your room or on...
The 10 Friends You’ll Meet In College
Dear Reader, So I've been thinking lately. I know, right? A woman? Thinking? What will the council elders have to say about this? Seriously reader, senior year makes you think a lot. Sure, half of the thinking is panic and the other half is exhaustion, but somewhere in that mix is a whole lot of nostalgia. Many people say college was the best time of their lives. I don't know why they say that. I think...
10 Signs You’re A Second Semester Senior
Dear Reader, Well, here we are. They tell you all about it. You laugh and say, "Hah, I'll be ready for it when my time comes. I have nothing to fear." Then the time comes, and you fear everything. We're second semester seniors. The dreaded alliteration has finally become a reality and I'm going to keep it 100 with you, reader. I am not ready to graduate. When did this happen? Who let this...