The End of Summer Is Nigh
Aug24

The End of Summer Is Nigh

Have you started panicking that summer is coming to a close? Not ready for your favorite season to end? Is reading this making you even more anxious? Don't worry, you're not alone. This summer has clearly been the best summer of my life. From interning in Ireland to backpacking Europe, I really felt like I lived this summer. Now summer is ending and I'm lost. With only a week left before classes start, it's time to get your adventures...

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Gruesome Food for Thought
Jul22

Gruesome Food for Thought

This July, two other students and I are working with Wagner College anthropology professor Dr. Celeste Marie Gagnon, analyzing human skeletal remains excavated from archaeological sites in the Moche Valley on the north coast of Peru, during the MOCHE Inc. - Wagner College Bioarchaeology Field School. During the field school, we are learning the human skeleton, how to estimate age-at-death and sex, and how to identify disease and...

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Dillon In The House: SGA Pres Takes DC
Jul13

Dillon In The House: SGA Pres Takes DC

What’s up everyone?! You may remember me as a once HawkTalk blogger turned HawkTalk blog director! As I spend the summer leading up to my junior year living in NYC, I wanted one last chance to blog to share my experiences with others, hoping to shed some light on what it means to be a part of Wagner. Be on the lookout for some posts where I share my experiences! The first experience I want to share is my trip to the National Campus...

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Summer Break Told Through Reality TV
Jul10

Summer Break Told Through Reality TV

 IT'S SUMMER TIME! Say goodbye to the long hours in the library and that nasty cold weather and HELLLLLOOOOO to summer! You've had a hard semester, So hold on to those wigs-- because this summer is going to be a wild one! It's going to get humid so be prepared! You'll want to get a nice tan, but if the sun's too hot, You'll spend some time with your girlfriends Or enjoying some time on the beach. You'll spend a lot of time in bed with...

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Abeer in Argentina
Sep12

Abeer in Argentina

Studying abroad in Buenos Aires has got to be one of the best things I have ever done. In the 5 weeks that I spent in this wonderful South American country, I have been to so many places (Buenos Aires, Iguazú and Tigre) and I have learned so many things. I would like to take a moment to share it with you. Mate Mate (mah-tay) or yerba mate (sher-ba mah-tay) is a drink sort of like tea that is a staple in Argentina. It is bitter and is...

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Returning to the Balad*
Sep12

Returning to the Balad*

I spent the first part of my summer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am so blessed to have went, studied, and learned. I came back to New York, and with thin the 4 days I was there I to unpack my winter clothes (because in South America it is winter) and I packed my summer clothes. Exactly 50 pounds of it. My family and I went to Amman, Jordan and the West Bank, Palestine. We flew through Egypt Air, so we stopped in Cairo after an 11...

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An Archaeological Work Week!
Jul12

An Archaeological Work Week!

Today marks the last day of my first work week at field school in Peru! I can't believe it's actually been a full work week. And when I say "full," I mean FULL. Bioarchaeologists do not waste any time whatsoever!! I guess I should further explain my situation here, huh? A field school is a credit-awarded program for students interested in anthropology and/or archaeology, essentially. There's about 16 students here altogether--I'm the...

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