Category Archives: Students

Random Thought: Call me maybe..

“Hey I just met you, and this is crazy. But hear’s my number. So call me maybe”.

I wanted to hate this song so bad and I did. But now at every Skidmore house party I go to it comes on at least once. Guess I have to love it now and maybe I kind of do. I mean, I totally sang it at the top of my lungs last night. NoBigDeal. But I’m still confused as to whether we actually like it or we like it because we hate it? I really don’y know.

Anyway, that is my random thought of the day.

HAPPY WEEKEND.

httpv://youtu.be/fWNaR-rxAic

 

 

P.S Can you tell this song is stuck in my head right now?

 

 

After a weekend of procrastination…

I’m sure I already mentioned that I procrastinated last weekend. What followed was a week of catching up on papers and studying for tests, in other words, long nights of cramming. It was a “hell week”–  I completed one assignment, wanted to rest but right before crashing would realize I had two other assignments/tests, back to back,  that I had to catch up on.

The thought that always gets me through a hell week is knowing it will all be over soon. The only good thing about a hell week is that celebrating at the end feels that much better.

After realizing my exhaustion led to one interesting cognitive “slip up” where something really important slipped my mind, I decided to vlog . The video below is me discussing my progress throughout the week.

WARNING: DO NOT PROCRASTINATE IN COLLEGE 

httpv://youtu.be/zdOrdSAiAuY

Why did I do this?…..

I hate to trouble you with my problems but I did something really silly this weekend…I procrastinated. Yes, that is right. Instead of writing a paper and studying for an exam I went to a dance performance, a benefit concert, an improve comedy show, and had too much fun with friends. Well all of the above was necessary, at least I think so; everyone needs a little time to unwind here and there, but I probably should have done some work over the weekend to ease my Monday night. Now I am in a study room in the library, of which is pretty cool (the second floor study rooms are new), pulling my hair out as I try to finish a paper for my Feminist Theologies Course on, well, God.

The number one piece of advice I give itty bitty  students is to manage time well. Keep that in mind.

You Asked: PULSE

YEY !! PULSE !! Skidmore’s only “Found Object Percussion Group“- They bang on stuff and it sounds so good !!
My housemate, Cheyenne’12 is a part of Pulse and according to her they do not have a set schedule. From what I know Pulse is in high demand and often get asked to play for events last minute so they play for SGA organized events, for other programs on campus, and for their own shows.
They are expected to have their annual Spring semester concert on April (oh its April now ! ) the 20th or the 21st.

Check out some of their stuff. Found a few videos from ’07, ’09, ’10, and ’11. Enjoy !

httpv://youtu.be/_KBigdSnf1g

httpv://youtu.be/ixGvVnmzhVs

httpv://youtu.be/0JvOCkFJ7xA

httpv://youtu.be/dWUnpzNf2xs

I think we just attract really cool people

I gave a tour today. The weather sucked. It was cold and cloudy; gloomy. On these days tour guides expect that the people on the tour will just be in an off mood, I mean weather can easily influence affect. But my tour was great. You kind of just know when its going to be a great tour. They laugh at all jokes and even giggle at the really corny stuff. Some of the families on this tour familiar with the Chicago area even filled me on what they knew about the great city since I will be moving there in August.

One of the visiting families was a father and his daughter. They were just as thrilled to be visiting the campus if not more than the other families. The father’s sister graduated from Skidmore- Class of ’83 so he was somewhat acquainted with the campus and continued to emphasize how impressed he was with the changes and additions the campus  has made in the last few decades.The father even gave me his sister’s contact information who owns a gallery in Chicago! Never thought I would build a network in Chicago before arriving.

This kind of approach is common on my tours. I often meet very approachable families who are easy to talk with and a pleasure to meet. Maybe Skidmore just attracts really great people.

http://www.lindawarrengallery.com/

You Asked: About how many students study abroad? Is Skidmore helpful when someone chooses to spend a semester or year in a different country? I actually want to study in Australia also, so I would really appreciate your perspective and help. Thank you!

I would say about 65% of the Skidmore student body studies abroad. If I am not mistaken, we are ranked top 5 in the country for percentage of students who study abroad from a given campus. With that said studying abroad is pretty much apart of the Skidmore experience. Countless times I have heard students say that they did not consider or would have not considered studying abroad if it were not for Skidmore. Skidmore College definitely believes the abroad experience enhances the college experience overall and I agree with every bit of that claim. Studying abroad was just about the best decision I have ever made. I still look back at my time abroad fondly and sometimes wish so bad that I could go back.
Since the decision is much supported Skidmore is very helpful when deciding to study abroad. Skidmore allows you to choose from Skidmore programs or Skidmore approved programs and if you are still not happy with the options you may have the option of choosing your own program outside of these choices. A student can literally walk into the Office of Off- Campus Study and Echanges saying he or she has no idea where to go, what to study, when to go, or how and they can help. I would know, I was that student. They will help you make a decision that is best given your major and the courses you have taken and need to take. Skidmore also prepares you for the leave but getting you in touch with students who have studied in the same location in the past and giving tips on what to do and how to make the best of your experience when away.
Financial Aid and such also carries over!
Thinking of studying abroad ? I say DO IT !!

This was my blog while in Aussie. http://firsttime-amontilla.blogspot.com/

Hope this all helped.

Best,
Alta

Ask me anything

“I feel like I’m on a resort”

“Everyone is happy, out, and about. I feel like I’m on a resort” is what I heard a student saying while walking to class. And she is right. One can really see and feel the Skidmore culture when the weather is nice and everyone is out playing on the green. I decided to do some reading while enjoying the sounds of four males practicing singing and playing their guitars.

Once the weather gets to this point, the winter is long forgotten Snow, what ?