16 Sep

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Four Ways to Battle College Homesickness

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By Liz David

Many college students today choose to go away for college, and there are plenty of great things that come with that decision. However, the one thing that makes being away from home for the first time difficult is the homesickness that everyone inevitably ends up feeling. (even me, as a senior).

When I came to the Mount almost four years ago as a brand new freshman, it was my very first time being away from home for a long period of time. I am from Long Island, which is about two hours (when there isn’t tons of traffic) away from the Mount. Another fun fact about me is that I am an only child, which also means that growing up, I only ever lived with my parents. I thought for sure that going away to school and being without my parents for the first time would be the best thing ever, and I believed (foolishly) that I would never get homesick.

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12 Sep

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The Mount’s Unspoken Social Etiquette

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By Mack the Knight

It’s the Mount’s unstated social code.

I’m not really sure how it first started or how it continues to spread, but it seems to be silently communicated to each new class, about the same time as freshman students’ ID lanyards magically begin to stop appearing around their necks and instead get stashed in a bag or pocket.

Maybe it stems from our commitment to service as a campus. Maybe it’s because we’re such a small school and we know everyone else. Or maybe it’s because everyone here is just so nice and generous. Continue Reading

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05 Sep

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12 Things Only Mount Students Will Understand

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By Liz David

Anyone who is a part of the Mount community knows what it’s like to experience and share the many amazing and quirky things that are a part of this school. As a senior, here are my top 12 things that only Mount students would understand:

1. The true and honest struggle of walking up the stairs to the library/DC.

The DC (Dominican Center) is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful spots on campus. Between the breathtaking view and the chapel, it’s gorgeous. However, that walk up those stairs are also breathtaking, just in a different way. They can make even the best athletes on our campus feel completely out of shape.

2. The freedom of moving from Sakac or Guzman to the Courts.

Students who live on campus know that the first-year halls are great, even if there is a curfew and a security desk where you have to swipe in all the time. However, I think most students would agree that one of the best rewards of surviving freshman year is getting that little bit of extra freedom that comes with living in the Courts.

3. The great debate of driving to a place on campus.

The Mount is a small campus, which means you can walk to any part of campus and it probably wouldn’t take you more than about 15 minutes. But if you have a car or you are a commuter going from one building to another for class, there is usually the debate of whether to drive and lose a coveted parking spot or brave the walk.

4. That feeling when you go to the View at 2 AM after a long night of studying or for a late night snack and there are no fries left. Continue Reading

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27 Aug

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23 Things to Do Your First Week of College

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By Mack the Knight

Class of 2023: You’re finally here! We’re so excited to officially welcome you to the Mount family. Here are 23 things you should do this first week to set you up for success and fun this semester:

1. Attend the Club Fair (happening today on the Sod Field — outside of Hudson Hall — at 4 pm!).

 

2. Try out all of the on-campus eateries (may we recommend the Mac Bites?).

 

3. Sign up for a club that interests you (either at the Club Fair or by going to this list and emailing the president).

 

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12 Aug

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The Ultimate Move-In Day Hacks

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By Mack the Knight

We asked some of our experienced MSMC Families what they brought (or wish they brought) to make Move In Day smoother. With Opening Day just a few days away, we thought we’d share them with you to make your lives a little easier. Here’s what they recommended!

To Make Packing Easier

  1. Bins galore. Plus, you can leave them with your student for extra storage!
  2. Even better, suitcases can also be left to remind your students to come home and visit every once in a while!
  3. Hang all of your student’s clothes on hangers prior to move in. Wrap them in a garbage bag and simply hang up when you arrive!

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