By Pascal Kadamani
It’s the year we have all been waiting for since we were old enough to count that high… the big 21! Now that you’re here, I bet it’s not as exciting as you thought it was going to be. Although, that is definitely not taking away from the joy of the nice perks we now have, such as the fact that you can now order yourself a drink! The big 21 also means though that you are that much closer to graduating college and moving onto the “real world.” Turning 21 is a huge milestone in your life, and it’s okay to feel like you have been around the world and back in your time so far. As I turned 21 in February, there are a few things that I wish I knew before, and here they are:
1. Mental health is more important than you think, so take care of yourself first.
2. School is not a race, get it done when you can and do it right.
3. Appreciate the time you have with people while you have them in your life.
4. There is always enough time to change your life: travel the world, make new friends, answer that text, try new food…
5. If you have the opportunity to try something new, say yes.
19. Meet new people
It is never too late to meet someone new. Before graduating, try talking to someone you have never met before. Who knows, maybe that one person will become a friend you will have forever.
18. Attend an event on campus you have never been to
Throughout your four years at the Mount, there have been many events hosted. You have probably been to a lot of them but try to go to one you’ve never been before. This is just a good way to try something new.
17. Use all of your resources
After graduation, we’re probably never going to have all of the resources we have here available to us all the time such as the library, writing center, and athletic trainers.
16. Explore the area around campus
We live in a beautiful area of the Hudson Valley. Go explore what it has to offer.
15. Hike Mount Beacon
A popular activity to do for Mount students is going down to Beacon and hiking. If you haven’t done this yet, you have to do it at least once. Who knows if you’ll ever be this close to a beautiful hiking trail again?
14. Go on a late night Alexis Diner run with your friends
There is nothing better than pancakes at 2 am with some of your closest friends. Cherish every moment you have. Continue Reading
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
Interview with Christina Nazario ’19 and Tristan Earle ’19
Above: The Class of 2019 at Mount Olympics in 2017
The start of the new school semester brings college seniors a bittersweet mix of emotions as the Class of 2019 begins the countdown to graduation. We sat down with some of the members of the Class of 2019 to learn more about how they’re feeling during this final year at the Mount. Here is an interview with seniors Tristan Earl, a Psychology major, and Christina Nazario, a Business Administration major:
What were some of your favorite classes?
Tristan: “My favorite classes had to have been Bio-Psychology and Experimental Psychology.”
Christina: “I would say I thoroughly enjoyed Consumer Behavior and Marketing Principles the most.” Continue Reading
Mount Saint Mary College’s spring Nursing Class of 2018
As members of the Mount Saint Mary College’s Class of 2018 prepare to walk across the stage at graduation in just a few weeks, there’s one thing Colin Cassidy doesn’t have to worry about – finding a job.
That’s because the senior Nursing major has already landed a position as an emergency room nurse at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.
Here’s what Colin had to say about finding this job, the Nursing major, and his Mount experience as a whole:
“I have really enjoyed my past four years here at the Mount. The School of Nursing has really gone above and beyond to make my experience and education the best it can be. Between the exceptional staff and the diverse range of clinical experiences, the Mount has given me every opportunity to learn and grow into the type of nurse I want to be. Continue Reading