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Goodbye, Dallas–Hello, Union

Goodbye, Dallas–Hello, Union

Posted by Florainne '19 on Sep 18

It’s been three months since I’ve set foot on this campus, and Sophomore year has already hit me with the hustle and bustle of college life. Not that I’m complaining. It feels great to be in that “I’m-a-student” groove again, and although my sleeping schedule is once again out of whack, I like to believe it’s all worth it. Going home was greatly overwhelming (but in a good way). I was relieved to meet up with friends, to eat at my favorite places at my pleasure, and to do activities (childhood hobbies, cooking, indoor and outdoor amusement parks and skating rinks) that I’d greatly missed. I’m still getting familiar with Schenectady, so since I’ve been back, I’ve been going out around the Albany area a lot more to make Upstate New York more of a second home.           The Texas heat was at its worse this summer. We reached triple digits right off the start of June, which is unusual since August is usually the hottest month (can you spell global warming?). But I suppose it made up for my lack of sun during winter term. But honestly, the heat and humidity are more about tolerance for Texans, not pleasure; AC, pools, and waterparks are not optional, they’re necessities. I think the hardest thing about being back is leaving my family behind (I know, how sentimental, right?). I’m like a second mother to my younger brother, and watching him start second grade and knowing that I’ll be missing part of his childhood “glory years” does get to me. He was extremely upset that I had...

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On the Banks of the River Thames

On the Banks of the River Thames

Posted by Rachel '18 on Jul 29

Now for the 3rd entry from my mini-term abroad in London! Once you get the hang of using the underground and walking around the city, London begins to feel much smaller and incredibly accessible. Throughout the mini-term, the River Thames became a point of reference that helped tie our various day trips together…

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The London Film Museum: Bond in Motion

The London Film Museum: Bond in Motion

Posted by Rachel '18 on Jul 22

Welcome to my second blog post about my London Mini-Term abroad! I visited the London Film Museum on one of my days off and spent hours in the Bond in Motion Exhibit admiring all the different aspects of film production and connecting my experiences to potential academic pursuits…

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Union Dining Makeover: American Dining Creations!

Union Dining Makeover: American Dining Creations!

Posted by Rachel '18 on Jul 18

It’s finally here. The life changing moment we’ve all been waiting for. Union has a new dining service and it’s a game changer.

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A “Spin” on Wellness at Union

A “Spin” on Wellness at Union

Posted by Allison Smith ' 17 on Jul 13

My first year at Union (2013-2014) was called the “Year of Wellness” and featured the opening of the brand new Wicker Wellness Center (the home of Jenna the Therapy Pup) and the introduction of a wide variety of new wellness class offerings.

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The Pros and Cons of Being a “Sorority Girl”

The Pros and Cons of Being a “Sorority Girl”

Posted by Abigail Lehner on Jul 12

When I was applying to college I knew exactly what I wanted, a small liberal arts college with a great science program that was far from home. I succeeded in achieving all of the criteria at Union, but the one unique aspect to Union, out of all the other schools I had applied for, was that it was the only college with Greek life.

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London Mini-Term: Spontaneous Tourism

London Mini-Term: Spontaneous Tourism

Posted by Rachel '18 on Jul 8

This past December, I had the adventure of my undergraduate career and went on a mini-term abroad to London to study theater and dance. I’ve been a lover of theater and a dancer for fourteen years, and even though I am not majoring or minoring in either, I was able to check a number of items off my bucket list and experience theater and another country like never before…

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Presenting Research on a National Stage

Presenting Research on a National Stage

Posted by Allison Smith ' 17 on Jul 8

One of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had as a Union student occurred this past Spring when I attended the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Asheville, North Carolina with nineteen other Union students as well as Professor Cortez (the Director of Undergraduate Research).

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Herpetology

Herpetology

Posted by Abigail Lehner on Jul 8

This past academic year I took the most rewarding and entertaining class in my life. Professor Barbara Pytel teaches Herpetology (BIO-321) every spring.

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