Category: Clubs

New Term, New U

New Years Resolutions: two-week-long commitments to bettering yourself. “New Year new me,” usually gets forgotten about by the third week of January. I really don’t believe in New Years Resolutions, because I feel like if you really wanted to make a change in yourself, you would do it before the new year starts. However, it’s a new term and a new year. It’s a new beginning enough to really make some changes in yourself if you are dedicated. It seems that a lot of us this term are dusting ourselves off and getting back onto the grind. A six-week-long winter...

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The Buzz around Campus: Union Beekeeping

The dwindling of honeybees in the recent years has certainly caused a stir in the American public, since bees pollinate 1/3 of our food agriculture, and the thought of not being able to bite into a crunchy apple scares just about anyone.  A major cause of the population decline of the honeybee is caused by Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) where large colonies of honeybees are disappearing in large numbers.  Since these bees die while out collecting nectar instead of inside the hive, the exact cause of their death is still ambiguous, though the main hypothesis is thought to be...

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Joining Rugby at Union

Are you aggressive? Do you sometimes want to just tackle people? Do you know how to play Rugby?
If your answers were yes, yes, and no, then we were in the same boat until about 3 weeks ago.

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Victory Day 2016 at Union

On May 8, 1945, Nazi high officers signed documents to officially surrender to Allied forces. In most of the world, May 8 is celebrated as Victory in Europe Day. In Russia, Victory Day is celebrated on May 9. This is because in Moscow, it was already May 9 by the time the Nazi generals surrendered in Berlin. May 9 is a national holiday in Russia, a day taken to honor veterans of World War II and to remember the sacrifices of Soviet soldiers and citizens during the war. In Moscow, they still hold a military parade in Red Square every...

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How Not to College

First of all, it’s Accepted Student Day season! I love being able to see high school students touring Union and trying to picture themselves here in the fall.  That led me to thinking about things that I wish I had known to do differently and things I wish I were better at.  So here are a few of things not to do, courtesy of me, the one who does them. Don’t let your dishes pile up.  I don’t care if they’re just 7 Nalgene bottles you just haven’t rinsed out, do it ASAP or you will never do them....

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Union’s Versatility for Events

One of my favorite things about living at Union is our ability to create events that cater to our interests. There are so many clubs and groups on campus with access to funds and spaces that it only takes a few emails or showing up to a meeting to drum up support for your event idea, and with enough advertisement, the event can be a real success. In October, Arts House partnered with WRUC and Breazzano House to bring two bands to Union for a punk show. Scout Boys and Prince Daddy & The Hyena are returning to Union on...

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Punk Show at Union Signifies Diversity of Events

Something that makes Union’s event programming so diverse is the freedom of student involvement. We’re given opportunities to utilize club resources including budgets and spaces to hold events that we think will benefit student life at Union. I think not making use of these opportunities is a sore misuse of time at Union. I’ve involved myself with a number of clubs because I’ve enjoyed being a part of planning events and setting them into motion, and the satisfaction of seeing other students enjoying the events is part of the appeal for me as well. That’s why I’ve involved myself so...

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Club Expo 2015

Club Expo as a freshman is basically an event for joining every club you might have the slightest interest in.  For me, that was about ten clubs.  Could I tell you everything I signed up for?  Probably not.  However, I was told that it is better to sign up for too much and then have to drop a few things instead of wishing you signed up for more. The club that now takes up a majority of my free time is Women’s Rugby.  I thought it was important to try something I had never done before as well as have a...

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