It’s mid-October. Midterms are underway, leaves are falling, grass is changing, and students are… fighting? Not entirely.
Last week was Spirit Week, one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. During Spirit Week, the usually family-like campus community competes against each other in different teams, divided by their classes.
As part of Mount student Molly McKee’s internship at the Poughkeepsie Journal, she shot and edited the above video about the Historic Kimlin Cider Mill. Molly had this to say about her internship:
The Poughkeepsie Journal is a wonderful place to intern. I work for the multimedia part of the Journal, meaning I shoot footage either in the studio or on location. I then edit it and upload it to the website. Since working at the Journal, I have learned so much, including how to conduct a great interview, how to edit footage on new software, and how to use different camera equipment. The on-site experiences I’ve gained within the last month have been great! They have taught me so much about working in the “real world.” My favorite parts about working for the Journal are shooting and then editing footage. I enjoy doing this because I can really take the story that I am shooting and make it my own meaningful story.
It’s back to school season, the time of year that’s unpleasant for some, and glorious for others. I’ve always been one of those kids excited about going back to school. Getting an education was something I never took for granted. I also love being able to see my friends all the time. My theory growing up was that if you could manage having friends and doing well in school, you were doing everything you had to do to succeed.
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.