07 Mar

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IT Majors Explore World Outside of Classroom

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Hi, I’m Sean Jennings, president of Byte Knights on campus. The IT program used to be one of the only majors without the associated club. We were able to change that when we formed the Byte Knights IT Club in the fall of 2015. Since becoming a recognized club, we’ve been able to utilize our new resources to expand on the theory we learn in the classroom and see the IT world in a different perspective through trips, tours, guest speakers, and volunteer efforts.

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24 Feb

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Why I loved (and still love!) New Student Day

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Hi, I’m Mikayla Zaccaria! I’m an Admissions Ambassador at the Mount, and I’m hoping that I’ll get to meet you on March 5th or 26th for New Student Day!

Let me tell you a little bit about myself first. I’m a sophomore here at the Mount and a history major pursuing certification in elementary and special education. I am the Sophomore Class President, an Orientation Leader, part of Student Senate, and a member the Women’s Tennis team.

I attended New Student Day when I was a high school senior in 2015. My experience at New Student Day was awesome. At first, I felt awkward because I didn’t know anyone, but once I just started introducing myself “Hi my name is Mikayla and I am from Long Island,” that opened a lot of conversation starters.

The picture on the left is of me at my New Student Day in 2015 (I’m all the way to the right!) and the picture on the right is of me last year working New Student Day as an Admissions Ambassador!

During New Student Day there is an event called the College Bowl. At the College Bowl, many games are played such as basketball, trivia, and even digging through a pie to find a piece of gum! You are all probably thinking “Why would I want to play these games especially with people I don’t know?” Well for one, you can win awesome prizes from the bookstore, but funny story, I was picked to participate in a trivia event, and I ended up competing against one of my best friends today. Here she and I are battling it out, not knowing we’d one day be best friends (I’m the one on the right).

And here I am winning the trivia contest at the College Bowl!

Before attending New Student Day, I hadn’t decided whether or not I was coming to the Mount, but I committed to the Mount after attending New Student Day. I felt that Mount Saint Mary College was the place I belonged because the welcoming and friendly staff really made my New Student Day experience.

I can’t wait to meet you! See you at New Student Day!


Mikalya Zaccaria, Class of 2019, is a history major with a certification in childhood education and special education from Long Island, NY.

Ready to sign up for New Student Day? Remember, you don’t have to be committed to the Mount to come; all accepted students are invited! For many of our students, New Student Day was what helped them to decide that the Mount was right for them, and we hope that your New Student Day will do the same for you! To register, visit www.msmc.edu/nsd

23 Feb

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Reflections of a Student Athlete

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Last week, Knight Life interviewed Women’s Basketball captain Jessica Rini. This week, we will hear from the team’s other captain, Janae Graham, about what what it’s like to be a student athlete here at the Mount.

Hi! My name is Janae Graham, and I play women’s basketball, one of the 21 NCAA Division III sports offered at Mount Saint Mary College. It is a game of commitment, communication, and precision. Basketball helps me clear my mind and let out any built-up stress that comes from being a college student. To me, there is nothing more soothing than the sounds of a basketball bouncing in an empty gym and a perfect shot swishing through the net. Whenever I step on the court, I am instantly able to clear my mind and put anything that I am personally struggling with behind me.

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