As we all know by now, Skidmore College and the internet are both things that exist. Occasionally they intersect, and that’s when good things happen. Here’s a few Skid kids who blog about things that often relate to Skidmore:
KeithListensToMusic: In his spare time, this neuroscience major and Photo Club president blogs about sweet tunes. If you don’t know what “math rock” is, just read/listen to a couple pages of his blog and you will most definitely find out. Sometimes Keith gives a nod to Skidmore’s own musical wizards, like the band Slim Charles, whom he writes “has some of the best use of distortion I’ve heard in math rock in a while.” Wait, you STILL don’t know what math rock is? C’mon dude, click the link.
Caroline, A Broad: This young lady is my homegirl and housemate, so I may be biased, but Caroline’s abroad-blog-turned-everyday-blog contains some lovely insights on college life. On Halloween at college: “We discussed our costumes in terms of tiers. Thursday was third-tier, Friday night was second-tier, and Saturday was top-tier. Sunday? A day of recovery, dressed up in nothing but pajamas and surrounded by textbooks.” She often posts relics from her time abroad (get it, abroad, a broad?) in Copenhagen, like this picture of a photo shop/café where you can drink coffee while you wait for your pictures to develop. O, Europe.
The Skidtorialist: They’ve taken a bit of a hiatus, but the ladies who run this blog sneak around Skidmore’s campus looking for fashionable lads and lasses in the same manner as street style photographers like, well, the Sartorialist. A brief stroll through the archives reveals that Skid students are a stylish bunch, capable of hunting through boutiques and sample sales as well as Salvation Army and your grandmother’s garbage can. One student said of her orange fluorescent chapeau, “If you want this hat you can get it at Farm ‘N’ Fleet in Platteville, Wisconsin for 99 cents. It’s a bargain, that’s for sure.” Also, you’ll certainly see many examples of the winter boots on parade during the winter months:
Lots of Skidmore groups and clubs do a bit of blogging as well: SEC, Lively Lucy’s (the people who organize Thursday open mic nights), the Skid Shop and WSPN Skidmore radio; plus there’s Skidmore Unofficial, which, along with compiling campus news and events, never fails to give a pleasantly sarcastic look at Skidmore goings-on. Skidmore: we’re here, we’re weird, and we’re on the interwebs.