A-Z Post on Exploring New York City
May09

A-Z Post on Exploring New York City

For most Wagner students, moving to New York City is a huge reason they are at Wagner College. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of adventuring through this beautiful place. A- Ask Questions! Wagner College has a 20% commuter population, which means that you...

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Long Weekend? Check out These Places!
Apr20

Long Weekend? Check out These Places!

If you are anything like me, you probably like to make the best out of outing. Meaning, if you are visiting a neighborhood, you want to make sure you are seeing/eating all the good stuff in one visit. As a Native New Yorker, I have practically clustered all the...

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From West Coast to East Coast
Feb22

From West Coast to East Coast

Many Wagner students come from out of state, and for them, east coast weather is a new experience. From the scorching hot of summer, to the big blizzards of winter, this state is unlike any other. I decided to ask four students from the west coast about their experiences with this weather:...

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Getting Ahead of the Semester
Jan19

Getting Ahead of the Semester

Wagner family, welcome back home for the Spring 2016 semester! Are you excited? I am a nerd at heart with an unrelenting passion for learning, so I know I am so ready for this semester. Now, in order to be a successful student, you need to be on top of...

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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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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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Four Tips for Moving from Small Town to NYC
Nov01

Four Tips for Moving from Small Town to NYC

Your Small Town, Your State. Population: 37,000. New York, New York. Population: 8,491,079. Going from a small town to New York can seem incredibly intimidating...and it most certainly is... BUT after a while, you find it hard to believe you've been confined to one small town for 18 years...

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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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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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My Internship Experience
Aug10

My Internship Experience

This summer, like most do, has absolutely flown by. It was my first summer here in NYC, and it has been a truly awesome experience! I’ve been living on campus and commuting to my internship at Roundabout Theatre Company, a full-time internship in the management department working on their...

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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...

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Bonding With New Yorkers
Apr13

Bonding With New Yorkers

New York City is full of thousands and thousands of people. That's most likely not an accurate sentence to measure the city's population but that's why people like you can goggle and correct my statistics for me. But really, humans have come from the ends of the Earth to be...

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Last College Semester Blues
Mar04

Last College Semester Blues

Hi guys! It's been a tough couple of weeks for me.  First off, I miss Nigeria so much.  I want to go back to the beautiful weather and the delightful people.  I am having a hard time adjusting to the cold ever since my trip to Africa.  Second, I...

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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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My New Wagner Year Resolutions
Mar02

My New Wagner Year Resolutions

In order to make 2015 and this semester much better for me, I decided to pen down a few changes that hopefully make my life as a Wagnerian much better. The cliche: hit the gym I say this with all honesty in my heart, I have never actually been inside...

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What to do on Valentine’s Day
Feb08

What to do on Valentine’s Day

One of my favorite HawkTalk posts ever is, "How to survive Valentines Day in New York City" by Megan Irving. It is was pretty much the story of my life at the time when I read it. Guess what? That season is back, but this time I am super...

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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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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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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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Inspire Yourself!
Oct08

Inspire Yourself!

Hi guys! Two weekends ago, I took my LSAT.  By the way, I think I did pretty well on it.  Anyways, after my exam was done, I went out with my senior friends to the city to "hangout."  It was a much needed day out to let out all...

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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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The 5 People You’ll See Aboard the Staten Island Ferry
Sep19

The 5 People You’ll See Aboard the Staten Island Ferry

The Five People You'll See Aboard the Staten Island Ferry When I was a senior in high school deciding where I wanted to spend the next four years of my life, there was one thing I knew I needed— easy access to Manhattan. I started acting for film and...

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What My Friends Are Up To

Hello again prospective Waggie! I have decided to compile a list of some things that some of my Wagner friends are up to this semester! Check them out! Writing and publishing a non-fiction book that is for sale online. Serving as a camera man for a student film Performing...

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Eat Your Heart Out
Apr14

Eat Your Heart Out

I believe that there is no better way to explore a city than by taking advantage of the food offered there. New York City has more food options than anywhere else. You can literally taste cuisines from all over the world in just a few blocks. There are even...

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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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Tap In To NYC Water!
Feb25

Tap In To NYC Water!

In case you have been living in a hole forever and didn't know.... WATER IS SUPER IMPORTANT. Water makes up 70 percent of your body. It is the key to LIFE. In the United States, we have very easy access to water. We use it on a daily basis...

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Wagner Expectations
Feb07

Wagner Expectations

When people choose a college, they generally look for a school with a major they need to get the job they want. For me, I knew I wanted to work in the entertainment industry, either as a producer, tour manager, casting agent, or whatever other cool jobs I could...

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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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A Weekend of Family Fun
Nov04

A Weekend of Family Fun

Even after being away from home for a few months, you still make time to welcome your parents to your home away from home. While having your parents on campus, as much as they want to spend time in your room and see how you live, there’s plenty of...

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice
Oct29

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

It's officially fall at Wagner. Trees are afire with red and yellow leaves, pumpkins array the dining hall floor, and my favorite pumpkin spice lattes are back at Hawk's. Here's a sneak peek of how we kick-start the season in style.   Fall at Wagner Fall Fest Free pumpkin...

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NomNomNom in NYC
Oct27

NomNomNom in NYC

Goodfellas Pizza, Staten Island 1817 Victory Blvd  4 stars / $$ Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. Need I say more? Probably the best pizza place you'll find on the island. The best part? They deliver! My favorite: Pizza alla Vodka: fresh mozzarella, tomato cream vodka sauce, seasoned fresh mushrooms,...

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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 for Dummies: What to do outside of Wagner
Sep26

Wagner for Dummies: What to do outside of Wagner

Whether you’re considering Wagner or are already here, one of the main reasons why Wagner is such an attractive choice is its wide variety of options off campus. Within one hour of travel from Staten Island, you can make it to all the other boroughs and the opportunities are...

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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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The Final Days in NY
Jun07

The Final Days in NY

Before going back to Guatemala and officially starting my summer break, I decided to stay for a few more days after graduation in New York. At first I thought that I would not have anything to do, but then I remembered that it is New York City — there...

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The Final Greek Event of the Year
May24

The Final Greek Event of the Year

This year came and went so fast that it seems like only yesterday when I first introduced myself on HawkTalk. Being in a Greek organization, one of our many exclusive events is our final event, which we call "Formal." Formal is basically a type of dance where all the...

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Bands, Brands, and the Wagner Plan
Apr22

Bands, Brands, and the Wagner Plan

Now that I have really gotten into the groove of my job, I want to update you on what type of work I have been doing. The past few months have really allowed me to learn and grow, and I am more confident than ever that Wagner and this...

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No (Real) Rest for the Interns
Mar18

No (Real) Rest for the Interns

Spring Break is usually about going on vacations to the Tropics and/or partying with friends somewhere warmer than New England. For myself and some of my fellow interns, however, it just meant one more week of work. Not that I am sad about this — it was a great...

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The Trip Can Teach Us Too
Feb27

The Trip Can Teach Us Too

By now, most people know that I spend most of my time representing Wagner off campus, and travel time takes up a larger chunk of my day. During the work day, I keep my mind open to receive lessons, whether they be about life or learning a new skill in...

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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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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...

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Wait, Real World… I’m Still in College!
Feb19

Wait, Real World… I’m Still in College!

I knew when I handed in my forms to officially declare an Arts Administration major that I would need to find a full-time internship for a semester, but I wasn't prepared for how quickly that time would come. Well... it's here and so far it has been quite an...

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One Month Down
Feb15

One Month Down

This past week marks the four-week mark of the semester, which means several different things. It means that I've been working at my new job for over a month, have watched the past couple of weeks fly by, and am one month into my last semester of undergrad... a...

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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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Internships: Don’t Stress. Impress!
Nov20

Internships: Don’t Stress. Impress!

The fall semester is always a time when there is one thing on many students’ minds… internships! Internships are great because as students, we can get a lot out of them and they offer us great experience and credentials for our resumes and can even lead to jobs. Companies...

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Student By Day. Movie Star By Night.
Nov13

Student By Day. Movie Star By Night.

Wagner College is full of opportunities, and I most certainly took major advantage of one in particular: movie castings. Wagner is a very popular place to shoot movies; perhaps the biggest one has been "School of Rock." Being an arts-heavy college, Wagner offers great chances to all students for...

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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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Sandy: One Coffee. One Smile.
Nov05

Sandy: One Coffee. One Smile.

Hurricane Sandy was a real tragedy here on Staten Island. Homes were destroyed, lives were lost, and happiness was shattered. The hurricane struck the island on Monday night, destroying everything in its path. It was heartbreaking to wake up the next morning and see the disaster before our eyes,...

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Wagner College Weathering the Storm
Nov05

Wagner College Weathering the Storm

When I heard that Hurricane Sandy was on its way, I only expected to be home for a day or two and then return to campus and see minimal damage, similar to last year when Irene pushed us all into the Spiro Sports Center. Never did I expect to...

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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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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....

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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...

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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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