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30 Jan

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My First Year – Loneliness


My name is Jennefer Ferdous. I am a sophomore with a Psychology major and an interest in Physical Therapy. I faced many obstacles my first year; however, talking to someone about my problems and learning time management helped me a lot!

My advice to first-year students is try to make as many friends as you can and learn to manage your time. Finding a home in an unfamiliar environment can be hard. However, at the Mount you can participate in many clubs and activities that you have interest in and find similar people! Continue Reading

23 Jan

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Spend the Night with Knitting Knights!


Do you know how to knit? Crochet? Well, if you do, or even if you don’t and always wanted to try, Knitting Knights is the club for you!

My name is Rebecca Lawson, and I am the president of Knitting Knights. Knitting Knights is a very relaxed club where you can work on your personal knitting or crochet project while having a conversation with fellow Knights and taking a break from a stressful week of classes. We meet every Wednesday at 7 pm in the Dominican Center. In addition to our personal projects, we also work on making squares to add to a blanket for Warm Up America, which helps with achieving our ultimate goal of giving back to the community. Continue Reading

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14 Jan

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The Mount Reflects: The Division of Arts and Letters


This week at the Mount, we are celebrating the Division of Arts and Letters, which houses English, Communications, Media Studies, Hispanic Studies, and more. We’ve talked about how the division has a strong family feeling, but what do current students and recent alumni think of the Division? Let’s ask them!

“I love that I have the freedom to be creative and exposure to a variety of texts and ideas. The professors are eager to let you create and express yourself while at the same time not overwhelming you with tedious work.” – Matthew Anastasi, English major seeking certification in Adolescence Education, Class of 2018

“I think one of the most enjoyable parts was how encouraging everyone in Arts and Letters is. They are always willing to give you a chance to express yourself creatively, and they are always willing to help you when you need it.” – Madison Beckman, Journalism major, Class of 2017 Continue Reading

11 Jan

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Then and Now: Alejandra Gomez ’14 MSEd ’16


Alejandra Gomez tutors a Newburgh resident in English language classes at the Newburgh Armory in 2013.

In 2013, Alejandra Gomez ’14 MSEd ’16 was a junior at Mount Saint Mary College, majoring in Hispanic Studies and pursuing Education certification. The college interviewed her as part of an article on ESL tutoring taking place at the Newburgh Armory.

Today, Gomez is a special education teacher for the Spackenkill Union School District. Continue Reading

07 Dec

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My First Year – Testing Tips


Hey​ ​there!​ ​My​ ​name​ ​is​ ​Natalya​ ​Hoover,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​have​ ​just​ ​started​ ​my​ ​freshman​ ​year.​ ​I​ ​came​ ​to the​ ​Mount​ ​to​ ​pursue​ ​a​ ​career​ ​​in​ ​Psychology​ ​in​ ​hopes​ ​that​ ​after​ ​graduation,​ ​I​ ​can​ ​continue to​ ​help​ ​individuals​ ​for​ ​a​ ​living. ​​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​

As​ ​my first finals​ ​week​ ​approaches,​ ​I’m​ ​not​ ​going​ ​to​ ​lie​ – ​I​ ​am​ ​nervous.​ ​Testing​ ​is​ ​nerve-wrecking,​ ​ ​but​ ​really,​ ​a​ ​final​ ​is​ ​just​ ​another​ ​test​ ​of​ ​what​ ​we​ ​learned throughout​ ​the​ ​course.​ ​

Mount Saint Mary College ​has​ ​several​ ​academic​ ​tools​ ​open​ ​to​ ​us​ ​to​ ​help​ ​with​ ​test preparation. ​​In​ ​the​ ​Dominican​ ​Center,​ ​for example, you can gather some friends and ​reserve​ ​a​ ​study​ ​room. Surrounding​ ​yourself​ ​with​ ​the​ ​ones​ ​you​ ​love​ ​the​ ​most​ ​could​ ​help​ ​reduce​ ​a​ ​bit​ ​of​ ​that​ ​test​ ​anxiety feeling.​ ​While​ ​you’re​ ​all​ ​working​ ​hard​ ​studying though,​ ​don’t​ ​forget to​ ​take​ ​a​ ​few​ ​breaks!​ ​Take​ ​a walk​ ​around​ ​campus​ ​and​ ​enjoy​ ​the​ ​fresh​ ​air.​ ​ Continue Reading

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