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11 Nov

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Best Music to Listen to While Studying

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By Jennarose Colucci

Studying is something that every college student has to do but never ever wants to. It is usually extremely stressful and can make you feel like it will never end. A great way to help you survive the endless and torturous hours of studying is with music. Music can make studying go by quicker and help with maintaining your focus. The type of music you should listen to completely depends on your interest, and what kind of work you are doing! If I have to do some intense studying or if I’m reading a book for homework, I will usually play some soft instrumental music, classical music, or acoustic songs. Most of the time I do not listen to music with lyrics when I’m reading because they make me lose focus of what I’m trying to read. 

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08 Nov

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A Day in the Life of a Journalism/Public Relations Major

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By Liz David

Journalism and Public Relations are two majors at the Mount that are not only a lot more fun and interesting than most people believe, they are also very easy to double major in (trust me…I’m currently doing it!). Now yes, there is a lot of writing (which I think all journalism majors secretly love doing anyway) and interviewing random strangers involved, but there is also so much more to it. If you like writing, social media, or working with the public then these two majors might be a great fit for you. To show you what it can be like as a double major in journalism and P.R., here is a peak at an average Tuesday in my life as one:

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06 Nov

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Marketing and More

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By Sam Young 

Most people have a general idea of what marketing is, but the idea is often difficult for them to put into words. While marketing always boils down to one goal — creating demand for a product or service — there are countless ways to go about it, and as such, there are countless options for landing a career in marketing. I’ve tried to list most of the general options in this article and also tried to explain how you can use your time at the Mount to prepare for these job options.

Marketing Analytics These marketers collect and analyze data on relevant topics to meet a marketing objective. For example, marketing analysts might collect and review survey data to see how they could better improve the customer experience. They may also collect data on the purchasing behavior of specific demographics to see if they are viable target audiences for new product campaigns. One of the most ingenious applications of marketing analytics I’ve heard of had employees tracking weather data and health insurance withdrawals in target areas to estimate the demand for cold and flu medication. The potential applications of this field are countless. Any combination of Math and Business majors and minors from the Mount from the mount will definitely help prepare you for this field and with the number of overlapping classes in these areas, it’s not uncommon to double major.  Continue Reading

03 Nov

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My New Favorite View in the Hudson Valley

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By Belle Frank

Fall is a great time to go exploring outdoors, especially in the Hudson Valley region. I recently took a trip to the Constitution State Marsh in Garrison for a fall outing. The marsh is 270 acres with 80 acres of surrounding forest.  There is a slight hike to get to the boardwalk of the marsh, but it is not an intense hike at all. Even though you are walking through the woods, there is a clear path that you can follow. (If you’re still skeptical, I did this “hike” in boots that were a size too big and not at all made for hiking.)

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01 Nov

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The Supplies You Can’t Live Without in College

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By Liz David

 

When you come to college, there are so many things that you have to remember to bring with you, especially if you are planning to live on campus. From bedding, to all of your clothes, to textbooks, there are many essentials needed to survive everyday college life. However, there are those small supplies that can be extremely helpful but easily forgotten about. In order to make sure you truly have everything you need at college, here is a (potentially random) list of things that are definitely a necessity to have, but can often be left behind:

 

  • Tide-To-Go Stick 

When you’re in college, laundry is something that usually piles up and can sometimes get left undone for close to two weeks. So to avoid having your clothes get permanent stains, having a Tide -To-Go stick is a must. 

 

  • Pictures of family and friends

 

Having photos of your favorite people, places, or animals are great to use when decorating your dorm room. Being able to look at the things you love most can make you feel like you are at home in an instant.

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