By Sierra Caban
When many people choose to go to college, the idea of going away to school often means at least a good two hours away, unless they are deciding to stay home and commute. However, it is not always a bad thing to go to college right in your own backyard. Whether you want to commute or not, attending college close to home can be a really great experience, and here are 10 reasons to prove why that is true:
1. You have the choice of living on campus or just staying at home. I am someone that decided to stay close to home for college, and because of this choice I got to live on campus my freshman year, commute my sophomore year, and now I’m back to living on campus again.
2. If money is something that you’re worried about, you can save by commuting. College is extremely expensive, so when you stay close to home you lose the burden of having to pay room and board (as well as all the other fees that come with living on campus) by choosing to just live at home during your college years.
By Jennarose Colucci
The View and Henry’s are definitely great spots to grab a meal or snack on campus. However, there are times (like when you’re buried under a mountain of work or too lazy to leave your room) when making something to eat in the comfort of your own space is the best. Making a meal or even a snack in just a bedroom can be difficult though. So here are some quick recipes that are easy (and will inspire your inner chef!) and perfect for making in a dorm room:
Coffee Cup Quiche
A great on-the-go breakfast that can be easily made before that early morning class.
Find more great coffee cup recipes: Caramel Fleur De Sel Cake, Nutella Espresso Cake, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Mug Cake and more here:
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.
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
- Bins galore. Plus, you can leave them with your student for extra storage!
- Even better, suitcases can also be left to remind your students to come home and visit every once in a while!
- 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!
Nursing is one of the Mount’s most popular majors, and for good reason – the preparation that the Mount provides for a career in health care is top notch. While the Nursing program is rigorous, Mount Nursing majors like Margot Cano prove that you can have a rich experience both inside and outside the classroom at the Mount while preparing for your future career.
In addition to being part of the Nursing Student Union, this year is the senior Nursing major’s third year as a resident assistant. She spent the past two years as an RA in Sakac Hall with female freshmen, but is now a senior resident assistant for upperclassmen in the College Courts.
Senior Nursing major Margot Cano
“I choose to get involved on campus because I enjoy meeting new people and putting myself out there to be apart of any opportunity that comes my way,” she said. “I believe being involved on campus has opened so many doors for me, has allowed me to grow and become a more outgoing person, and has given me the gift of lifelong friendships.” Continue Reading