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21 Feb

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One Final Ride – To the Class of 2019

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The Spring 2019 semester can be seen as a fresh start for some students. Maybe for freshmen who switched their major, it’s a chance to start a new career path. This semester could be a chance for a sophomore to join a club or even start a new one. For juniors, it’s a chance to start looking for summer internships, but for seniors, this is it. This is our last semester in college. As our weeks are dwindling down, we all start to reminisce on our time here at the Mount. Everything we learned and experienced in our four years has prepared us to enter the real world and now it’s time to put those skills to use.

Sitting down with Senior Class President Mikayla Zaccaria and Senior Resident Assistant Margot Cano, they talked about their Mount experience.

What are you going to miss most about the Mount?

Mikayla: “I am going to miss my friends that became family. We have all grown so much over the last 4 years and it is going to be hard not having them down the hall from me, or eating every meal together. All the memories we have created I will cherish forever!”

What is your favorite memory you have of your four years here?

Mikayla: “My best memory that I have of my four years is winning Mount Olympics as a junior. Everyone thought that it was rigged and that seniors always win, but my class squashed that rumor and gave hope to the younger classes! We were able to keep our streak going and won our senior year as well!” Continue Reading

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07 May

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A Letter to the Class of 2018 – Part II

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Congratulations class of 2018!!!

The day that you have been counting down to, dreading, and patiently waiting for is right around the corner. The long nights of studying, chatting, and raiding The View have ended, but that does not mean it is over. The uneasiness of the future might be creeping up, but don’t sound the Sakac fire alarms yet.

As a recent Mount alumna, I remember feeling like “Now what..?” the day after graduation. I soon found my way, working part-time jobs and enrolling full-time in graduate school. Continue Reading

04 May

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A Letter to the Class of 2018

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Dear Class of 2018,

Wow – the time has come! I know some of you may have been dreading this moment of saying goodbye to the Mount, and some of you may be anxious to start this next chapter in your life. The “real world” seems scary, but trust me, it’s going to be okay! Take a deep breath, set some goals, talk to your friends and family, and never lose sight of what you’ve been working towards.

The summer after graduating is going to feel kind of weird. In fact, I felt the most off when I saw all my friends from the Class of 2018 moving back on campus at the end of August, and all my dorm stuff was still sitting in my shed. Luckily, I have some good news for you…THE MOUNT ISN’T GOING ANYWHERE! You can still visit and get an omelet from Steve, you can still go to basketball games in the winter, and you can still say hi to Joe in Sakac! Although it may not be a hop, skip, and a jump away like it is now, the Mount has given you reasons to want to come back. Embrace all of the memories you’ve made these past for years and find time to come back and “take a walk down memory lane.” Continue Reading

04 May

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Advice for the Class of 2019

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In exactly twelve days, Jade Hanley and Emily DiBiase will become graduating members of the Class of 2015. As the students who have brought you Knight Life for the past few semesters, Jade and Emily wanted to share some of their advice with the Class of 2019 before they become official alumnae of the College.

On Opening Day

Jade: Don’t stress out on moving in with “strangers” because these people quickly become your Mount family. I’m still friends with my first roommates! Opening Day is a good time to get to know each other. This is also a crucial time to set up schedules. You should always know your roommate’s schedule (like when they wake up in the morning). Also, don’t be afraid to set up a cleaning schedule right away! It’s better now in a definitive format than later when dust bunnies are taking over.

Emily: Opening Day will be one of the most stressful and yet absolutely wonderful days of your life. The people who you meet today will be your classmates, co-workers, and best friends for the next four years and beyond. Make this a day to reinvent yourself and be whoever you want to be in a brand-new place! Also, go to the Club Fair on Opening night; getting involved on campus will make the Mount seem like your home in no time. Continue Reading

08 May

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Graduating from Arts & Letters

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Erin in The Clean House
Above: Erin-Therese Vecchi acting in The Clean House

At lunch the other day, I asked my friend if she had any regrets about college, and she said, “No.”

I, on the other hand, rattled off a list of regrets. I wish I had also minored in history, joined Knight Radio, took a painting or drawing class, and joined the choir. However, between two majors, a concentration, a minor, acting in plays, editing the student newspaper, and a job, I just couldn’t fit everything in.

My regrets should be taken with a grain of salt, considering I graduate in ten days and all I can think about is wanting another four years in college, this college. Luckily, as part of the Division of Arts & Letters, I had a lot of freedom to accomplish most of my goals and dreams for college.

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