Author: Madalyn

5 Must-Try Capital Region Favorites this Spring

Looking for some places to check out around Union? Here are some great must-try places in the Capital Region. Martha’s Ice Cream, Lake George. A small, old style ice cream shop located in the heart of Lake George provides families with vacation memories that will last a lifetime. Not only do they serve a delicious array of flavors, but they also have a large menu of summer grill-favorites. For over 50 years, the locally owned shop has dedicated their time towards providing exceptional customer service and an astounding experience. Charlie, a famous resident of the property, is a rooster...

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4 Reasons to Learn Another Language

English is fast becoming the world’s universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. Linguist and Columbia professor John McWhorter shares four alluring benefits of learning an unfamiliar tongue. And, in light of registration recently opening for Winter Term, it is important to keep in mind the countless opportunities this college offers.

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Unexpected Places to Use Your UNION ID for Discounts

Most people don’t realize the power your Union ID holds. Not only does it do the obvious, allow you into your building and provide your meal swipes/declining, but travel off campus and you’re granted so much more. Provided is a list of places you can show a student ID and get an additional discount off of food, clothing, etc. Every so often, Blaze holds events in which they do discounts for pizzas (so check your email or their website for more information on that). In addition to this list, the real MVP goes to Ayelada, which offers $1 purchases with your ID. Spotify Amazon Prime AMC Theaters Student Universe (flights) Amtrak Greyhound J. Crew Banana Republic Kate Spade Vineyard Vines Topshop Eastern Mountain Sports Subway Chipotle...

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5 Easy Steps to Staying Healthy at School (and beat the dredded fall cold)…

Follow these steps to stay healthy in the final weeks of Fall Term at Union College (and through the start of Upstate New York winters). Sleep. It sounds easier said than done, but at the end of the day, it is the most important aspect to staying healthy at school. According to Aric Prather, a psychology professor and researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, “It goes beyond feeling groggy or irritable. Not getting enough sleep affects your physical health.” Whether it’s a 20 minute power nap during Common Lunch, or leaving the library a little earlier after camping out there...

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