Monthly Archives: November 2011

You Asked: Did you go abroad? Did you enjoy your time?

I DID !! I went abroad to Australia. I had the time of my life. I fell in love with the people, sights, food, EVERYTHING!! I still keep in touch with the friends I met there and am confident that I will keep in contact with them for the rest of my days. I loved Australia so much I feel the need to return after graduation.

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You Asked: what happens if you fail a course in college?

If a student is doing poorly in a class, Student Academic Services is notified. SAS then will set up an apointment with the student. During this appointment the SAS staff member tries to figure out why the student is doing poorly. From there, with the student’s input, a plan for improvement is developed. This may include a new study schedule or study method, and or meeting with a tutor.
A failing grade will harm a student’s grade point average and the credits will not count.
There are tons of resources on campus to help with any academic struggles. Everyone should take advantage of these resources.

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You Asked: Is there pressure to be talented? like in the arts.

Absolutely not !! I can not sing, play an instrument, draw, paint, and I only think I can dance. I never felt left out. There is a great creative scene here. I really like that about Skidmore. I can enjoy the creativity of students without feeling like I have to be talented in the arts.

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You Asked: Do you like the sports center?

I love the Sports Center. Its clean, cool, and up to date. The sports center is open from 7-12am on weekdays and 9pm on weekends. The center has a cardio room, two weight rooms, a pool, a main gym, two rec gyms, dance studios, a multipurpose room, and a number of racquet ball rooms. Outdoors there are tennis courts, a soccer/field hockey/ lacrosse field, a baseball field, and a whole lot of green for just about anything. So basically there are heaps of ways to make use of the sports center and anyone, athlete or not, at any time can use any part of the center. Students can also borrow equipment from the center at any time.

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A Week in My Shoes.

Monday* (“Oh no its Monday again!”)

Religion and Culture 11:15- 12:10

Tuesday (“Am I really supposed to get all this done by the end of the week?”)

Evolutionary Psychology 8:10-  9:30

Religion and Culture 11:10- 12:30

Psychology of Religion 2:10- 3:30

God/Body/Beauty 3:40- 5:30

Wrk.Annual Fund 6:30- 9

Wednesday* (Yey, HumpDay!”)

Wrk.Annual Fund 6:30- 9

Thursday (“So Happy Its Thursday; So close!”)

Evolutionary Psychology 8:10-  9:30

Religion and Culture  11:10- 12:30

Psychology of Religion 2:10- 3:30

God/Body/Beauty 3:40- 5:30

Friday* (“THANK GOODNESS ITS FRIDAY!”)

Wrk.Admissions Tour 1- 2:30

Saturday* (“To homework?, or to rest and fun?! “)

Direct Ujima Fashion Show Practice 1- 3

Sunday* (“Wish weekends were longer”)

 

*There is a great chance that during some part of the time I do not have work or class on this day I am baby sitting for a Skidmore professor or coach.

You Asked: How cold are the winters at Skidmore? As someone who doesn’t like the cold but loves the school, would I be traumatized by the winters in Saratoga?

It can get pretty cold. The worst of the winter is December to the beginning of February- thank goodness we are gone for most of that since winter break is mid/ late December to late January. Some days are as cold as 0 degrees or maybe colder. As far as the snow goes, there can be heaps! I wouldn’t say it snows often in the winter. But when it does snow, it snows a lot. What helps is that the buildings have central heating and most of the campus is covered. Also, many of our academic buildings are connected so you may stay in doors for an entire day of classes and the campus is not very large so students do not spend much time out doors when traveling from one building to another.
The winters at Skidmore (Saratoga Springs) are no different than winters in most NorthEast areas. For instance, I am from NYC. Winters are just as cold there as they are here. Except Saratoga gets more snow. The campus and town are great about clearing the snow.

Remember to put “Coat” on your check list for things to buy/ bring up to Skidmore.

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No idea what you would do in the snow? Here are some ideas!
http://academics.skidmore.edu/blogs/apply2skidmore/2011/10/28/ten-things-to-do-when-it-snows-at-skidmore/

You Asked: Do you guys have off- campus dorms? Do most people live on- campus?

Skidmore College does not have any off campus dormitories as of 2006 (I may be off by a bit on that year). I think that is the year of which Skidmore sold Moore Hall, a dorm that was apart of the old campus. The campus use to be located about a 20 minute walk from the current campus, in the center of town.
90-95 % of Skidmore Students live on campus. Students are guaranteed housing for all four years and can not live off campus until junior year. Only under certain circumstances can a student live off campus as an underclassman.
I mean why wouldn’t the majority of the student body want to live on campus?! The campus is beautiful and the rooms are large and the houses are sick !

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Skidmore Halloweekend

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpvdAJYvofI

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. Yes, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and all the other mushy holidays are great but if I want really yummy food, friends and family I can always just host a potluck. But there is no way I can dress up as whatever I’d like on any casual day and eat as much candy as my stomach can handle without feeling guilty about it. Halloween Rocks!

I love spending Halloween at Skidmore. Here Halloween is a weekend long holiday. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; three days of Halloween themed fun. And for some the fun continues on to Sunday and Monday. Some students plan not just one costume but three. One for every night of fun. And here, we are pretty good at this dressing up game (except for me, this year I pulled a last minute costume together, I was Thing 1). Most costumes I spotted were either really crafty (e.g DeadMau5 head) or way clever (e.g Dressing up all four seasons).

Every year Skidmore hosts a campus wide party for Halloween, Moorebid Ball. Moorebid use to be held at Moore Hall. Moore was an off campus dormitory near the old campus, but a few years ago the building was sold. From then on Moorebid has been held in Case Center/ the Student Union on campus. It’s always been incredible. Two floors, Two Dj stations, camera booths, and a whole lot of scoping out the scene to see what everyone is wearing. The Class of 2014 is the largest class Skidmore has seen in years, thanks to them Moorebid was held in the Sports Center this year; two gyms, two Dj stations, and sick decorations. Unfortunately the event was shut down early. Apparently it got to a point where it was just way too over crowded. Safety first! It ended early but I had a good time none the less. Seeing peoples costumes is all the fun for me. After the party I made my way downtown and that in itself was a sight to see. Caroline street was, well Caroline street. Heaps of people hopping from bar to bar, lines several feet long outside of bars and clubs. Except this night everyone was dressed up. So it was just so funny to see a clown, for instance, standing beside an angel, the Macho Man, Scooby Doo, and a Cowboy to get into a venue; to people- watch and see a lumber jack trying his best to make his moves and score a squirrels phone number. Too funny.

But I promise the fun did not exclusively involve parties and such. A number of events/ activities were planned for Halloween aside from partying. For instance, Friday night I swung by a “classic horror film and pumpkin carving” event. The last time I tried to carve a pumpkin I destroyed the thing. So I made sure to skip that bit. And Yesterday children from town visited the campus with their families to trick- or – treat on campus. I was overwhelmed with cute. Everywhere I looked I saw kids as young as three running from door to dear, bucket in hand in hopes of scoring “the good stuff”, CHOCOLATE. Well, at least thats what I considered “the good stuff” when I was three. Speaking of chocolate, I’m thinking I should purchase some chocolate now at the Burgess Cafe.

 

“This is Halloween, This is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween!!!”

Bet that song is now stuck in your head. MUAHAHHAHA

 

Enjoy the pictures below:: THIS IS (a taste of ) HALLOWEEN (at Skidmore) !!

 

Lady Gaga. "Born This Way" video.

A Greaser

"GOTTA CATCH EM' ALL"

Thing 1.

Tony Quattro and DJ Ramses

A Lucha Libre Fighter

"Hey Arnold!"

Hannah Montana!! Get it?!! (Her name is actually Hannah)

A Jackson Pollock painting

"Give a Hoot, don't Pollute"

 

J'adore Halloween!

Nice of DeadMAU5 to show, mid tour