Category: Events

My Wish for Union

This weekend is a big weekend for my high school as it is the annual International Festival on Saturday. This festival is the brain child of my mother, Donna Keegan, who is a French teacher and Language Chair at the Albany Academies. This is one of the funniest and most interesting activities that my high school has ever produced as families and students alike come together to create booths from all around the world. These booths are run by the students or the family members and have delicious home-made food and occasional cultural crafts. The festival also includes dance...

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V-day According to Adah

We have now entered the month of love ladies and gentlemen. It seems like everywhere you turn you are accosted by swinging hearts hanging above your head, stuffed animals with cheesy slogans stitched across their chests, and massive boxes of chocolates that you know you’ll regret eating later. Whatever store you enter you can be sure you’ll see juicy red or pink hearts on display or teddy bears just waiting to be purchased for someone who really doesn’t need or want one (Sorry, I’m being a tad cynical). It is February 2nd and Valentine’s day is already in full...

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Up, Up, and Away

Like most Union students traveling abroad is something that I’ve been dreaming of doing since my very first day at this school. I’ve loved to travel ever since my first trip abroad to France when I was 12. From that point on the world opened up for me. I have been blessed to be able to travel to the places that I have as my mother is responsible for all travel abroad opportunities at the school where she works. I would never have been able to afford it otherwise and therefore would never have gotten to experience all that...

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as a new englander, i just had to…

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nURz04Y9s8] Sure, I’m a few days late, but that’s because I’ve been super busy – thank you very much, 10 page Sociology paper! For anyone who watched the Patriots vs. Ravens playoff game this past Sunday, I’m sure you laughed as hard as I did when Billy Cundiff missed the field goal that could have saved the game for the Ravens. Note to any prospective Union students: the road to the Superbowl is a big deal here on campus, particularly when the Patriots or the Giants are in the running. Anyone who isn’t a Pats fan up here despises them, and naturally, the Patriots fans are diehard. Almost every student from the New York area is just as passionate about the Giants as we Bostonians are about the Patriots. Needless to say, next weekend (which also happens to be my 19th birthday!), when the Patriots face off against the Giants, Union College’s campus is going to be going insane…and there will probably be bloodshed. I can’t wait. Revenge will be sweet (I’m looking at you, 2007...

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All Hallow’s Eve

I haven’t posted in what seems like twenty billion years, so I figured I’d do a fun post to jump back in again. So, Happy Belated Halloween everyone! Halloween is, in my opinion, the best weekend at Union College. There is so much to do, and so much to see. First of all everyone gets dressed up in the funkiest costumes and it is totally accepted. I don’t know about all of you, but I love getting the chance to dress up like a fool. The costumes were pretty funny this year and I was pretty much hysterically laughing...

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United with a Bang

Last weekend was Alumni Weekend. Having never experienced anything like this before at any school I attended, it was interesting to see how much Union really values their Alumni and all they have done for the college. I have never seen so many Alumni flock to Union in order to take part in the festivities and almost  “relive” their college days. Saturday was really the start of Alumni weekend as events took place all day and well into the night. Arriving back on campus, I first noticed how there were literally no parking spaces in the Seward Parking lot....

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Relay for Life

Last Friday April 29th was a very special evening for the majority of the campus community. From 7 pm to 2 am Relay for Life took place in the Union College Field House. I think about 450 people showed up throughout the course of the evening to take part in the relay. 51 teams signed up to walk around the track continuously from 7 to 2 am. These teams each raised money towards cancer research (it cost $10 per person when signing onto a team) and many frats and sororities took place in the event as well. Over $25,000...

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