Senior week officially started today. The kickoff included live music, and three hefty lines for picking up your SW bracelet- which gets us great deals in town, a SW mug, and a free Moe’s. The theme for senior week is the 7 Deadly Sins. Each day of Senior Week represents one of the deadly sins. For instance, Sunday is Sloth: sloppy, lazy, chill daze; an outdoor movie and cuddle fest. Monday is Lust: movin’ n groovin’ together: aband showcase and foam party. And so on. And if I am unclear on what senior week is. Its an entire week of planned events just for the seniors. Students, non- seniors, have begun departing on a journal to begin their summer vacations. Seniors stay behind, no classes, no work, just hanging out with fellow seniors reminiscing on the early days of college and enjoying the great events planned of course. The insane part is that we are on this happy high and then graduation happens and everyone is just crying for weeks. But let’s not think of that just yet. Time to enjoy senior week.
The weekend before the last day of classes I was like “OH HECK YES !! ITS OVER !!” And then I remembered I still have two exams and three papers to get through before it is actually over- Wednesday evening.
We all celebrate too early. Especially because of FUNDAY. What is FUNDAY you ask? Its the best day ever. It will be the best day of every year. The Saturday before the last day of classes the entire campus celebrates on the green. A stage is set for bands to play, bouncy houses are every where, theres a dunking tank, a DJ plays on the gazebo, and free food and gifts are also everywhere. The celebration on the green officially starts at 11:30am and goes on until 5pm. But all students wake up at around 9am excited beyond belief as if it were Xmas morning. This amazing day happened- I had a blast. But the next day I was like, “OH NO STILL SO MUCH WORK TO DO !! “.
The last day of classes rolled around- last Tuesday- and I could not even get excited because I was still thinking about all the papers and exams I have to complete during finals week. Well that is what I am working on now, hence me being in on a Friday night.
WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY Its all over on WEDNESDAY
Every Spring the Sophomore Class Council and the Interclass Council organizes a week of free fun, events, and food. What more could you ask for? Nothing right? Well, maybe some sun and warm weather…aaaand no homework.
Spring Fling Itinerary
|Thursday, April 19:
Friday, April 20:
Guess Who? Drag Show
Saturday, April 21:
Battleship Boat Regatta
Sunday, April 22:
Shoots & Ladders Soccer Tournament Playing for Change
Hungry Hungry Hippos Study Break
If there is anything that I regret about my experience as a Skidmore student, its that I wish I realized that 4 years will fly by faster than it may seem.
But then again who takes the end into consideration when the now is so good, right?
#Make the best of every moment.
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 !
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.
“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 ?
Remember the video I made where I asked a bunch of current students to tell me and well, all of you, why they decided to come to Skidmore? Well its about time I posted a new one. Sorry for the wait. I meant to have this up by…..well, lets just say two days ago but the point is, its up now for your viewing pleasure.
Please do watch, share, and enjoy !
And for more, visit:
- Remember Stomp, the Broadway percussion group? Maybe some of you are a tad bit young to remember, so go ask your older siblings or parents if they remember. Maybe they’re still around I’m not sure. If you don’t know them, hey check them out now. No really, open up a new tab ! ….. (waiting, waiting, waiting)
Cool huh? Well Skidmore has it’s very own banging on stuff that “once was loved then was garbage and now is an instrument” group, PULSE. It’s pretty cool. No, its really cool. Watching their shows are just so much fun; it’s just about impossible to stay still. You have to do that like “uh this is a great beat” head bob thing or burst out into dance. Many of the students are already musicians and are in band/s but others have never touched an instrument in their life and just enjoy making a crap ton of noise, I can sympathize with that. Funny story, I actually tried out for Pulse as an eety weety lil’ freshman during the period of my life when I wanted to join just about everything I could fit into my schedule. But, yea, I auditioned and didn’t make it. Sad, I know, now I know what those American Idol contestants feel like (“wait, whahh? whatya mean I’m not good enough?! My mom told me I have the voice of an angel”). I learned later that the executive board committee then pretty much recruited anyone who auditioned that wasn’t afraid to kind of just get in there and play (during one of the audition stages we got in a circle and people were expected to get in the middle and pick an object to play). Like I said I was an eety weety lil’ freshman so I never “just got in there”. I was too shy 🙁 womp womp. But no worries because now I am not longer a shy froshy I am a bold senior ! and about the need to fulfill my obsession with banging on things and making noise, I just decided to bang on my dorm furniture and drive my roommate nuts. No, just kidding….maybe.
Check out Pulse performing below.
Thank you! I’m not sure if I will transition smoothly from the city that never sleeps to a smaller town with less commotion. I always find a place to go on a leisure day; like the movies, bowling, ice skating, ect. Do you think activities like these are as easy to find up in Saratoga? Or maybe in Skidmore itself; do you find students to be pretty occupied between work clubs and outside activities?
I promise you there is so much to do. I know this is a big concern for many students who are coming from densely populated areas. There is heaps and heaps to do at Skidmroe- something every night. Evidence to this is that we have never been described as a suit case campus meaning none of our students go away for the weekend because Skidmore does not give you a reason too. Saratoga has heaps going on as well. Especially during the summer so everyone should stay for at least one summer. I think the difference between here and the city is that in the city it feels as if everything is just there, it comes to you, and you are familiar with it. Whereas here, it is helpful to be on top of everything. Read posters, check out websites, step out of your comfort zone and do not hesitate to meet new people from all walks of life. Another thing is that I feel like many NYC students expect all fun to involve dance parties. You will especially have a fantastic time if you step out of that mentality and realize a good time can be more than dancing and also include watching a show, listening to a lecture, participating in a particular club, watching a band play, etc.
And when I say be on top of things I do not mean that events are hard to find I am just saying the information is out there, pretty in your face, so it helps to keep an open eye.
And do not get me wrong about parties, those do exist here as well.